So here's the full scoop on the future Silver Spring restaurant from former Nicaro owner and chef Pedro Matamoros, courtesy of Tom Sietsema's WP.com chat earlier today:
Pedro Matamoros is going out on his own, to open a place called 8407. The name comes from its address, at 8407 Ramsey Ave., which is conveniently located between the Metro station and the Discovery building.8407 Ramsey is, of course, the former home of the Luau Hut. So much for re-opening it as a tiki bar... for now.
His business partner, Nancy Mola, tells me that Matamoros intends to focus on small plates, charcuterie, seafood and the like. 8407 will be BIG: 5,000 + square feet to accommodate a ground floor bar and three upstairs dining rooms, including banquet facilities.
Mola says a web site for the restaurant, which is expected to open in October, is planned for next week.
Credit goes to J.S. for coining the phrase "Nicaro Hut".