Venegas Prime Filet in Fulton may be getting a new owner, a new concept, and a taste of celebrity chef flair.
Robert Gadsby -- former executive chef at the Biltmore Hotel in LA and a 2007 contestant on Iron Chef America -- wants to take over the restaurant in Maple Lawn. I hear that the deal is real, although they're taking the slow approach on changes and publicity, which seems impressive and thoughtful to me.
Gadsby worked with Ridgwells caterers, according to a Foodie-ism blog profile and a Bethesda Magazine article from 2011. Now there is a LinkedIn page that says he runs RG's Bar-b-que Cafe in Houston. I hope some real food reporters can get more details. I hear that the sale is contingent on working with the developer. No huge changes now, but Gadsby wants to move from steakhouse to a new cuisine.