Going Out Guide: Openings


Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 04/21/2014

Taylor Gourmet does Pizza Parts & Service on H Street

The new pizzeria replaces Taylor Charles Steak & Ice.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:03 PM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 04/16/2014

TKO’s boxing-themed burgers come to Brentwood

The owner of the Carolina Kitchen debuts his new burger concept.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:44 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Red Light’s racy dessert menu debuts April 10

Red Light has champagne and dessert, but you’ll want to look elsewhere for dinner.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Toro Toro’s all-you-can-eat meatstravaganza

All-you-can-eat meat and small plates? Sure, why not?

By Maura Judkis  |  12:26 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Grilled cheese restaurant GCDC to open April 11

Grilled cheese, tater tots and egg creams are coming to Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:49 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Skillet sandwiches pop-up at Black Whiskey

The sandwich pop-up features an ever-popular cauliflower sub.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:34 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Pop-ups, Restaurants

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 03/21/2014

New 14th Street Trader Joe’s has murals of U Street landmarks

Trader Joe’s attempts to capture some of the neighborhood flavor.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:47 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Food, Openings

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Richard Sandoval’s Toro Toro asks: Have you ever been rodizio experienced?

A highlight of the pan-Latin restaurant’s menu is an all-you-can-eat meat dinner.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/21/2014

From the Ground Up: Compass Coffee in Shaw

Two former Marines begin to navigate the caffeine-fueled path to starting a business.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Coffee, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Amsterdam Falafelshop 14th Street to open March 23

Late-night falafel and frites on 14th Street.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:15 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/12/2014

G Sandwich is coming to Nationals Park

Mike Isabella is opening a ballpark branch of his sandwich shop.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Nationals Park, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Bill Cosby says his ghost will haunt the new Ben’s Chili Bowl in Arlington

The comedian cut the ribbon at the Virginia opening of the legendary half-smoke depot.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Poppabox: Bibimbap and waffles in Foggy Bottom

The takeout lunch spot serves cutely packaged bento boxes and wraps.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:04 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Fabio Trabocchi’s Fiola Mare to open Friday

The seafood sequel to Fiola was delayed by a fire, but will open in Georgetown this weekend.

By Tom Sietsema  |  12:07 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Aggio, Bryan Voltaggio’s new restaurant: an explainer

The “Top Chef” vet opens a restaurant within a restaurant in Chevy Chase.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:53 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Carolina Kitchen bringing Southern eats to Brentwood

The Rhode Island Row restaurant is the third from restaurateur Lance London.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:39 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Roofers Union soft opening tonight

The team behind Ripple has dramatically transformed the former Reef space.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:56 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Hierarchy art space opening in Adams Morgan

Organizers are planning two art exhibits, a short film festival and more.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:28 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Openings

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Lupo Verde to open Feb. 20 with pizza, pasta and a cheese shop

The new 14th Street restaurant will serve an extensive to-go menu.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:36 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Roofers Union: Corn dogs and cocktails in Adams Morgan

The soon-to-open bar and restaurant serves homemade sausages with craft cocktails.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 01/17/2014

Something for the weekend: Flight wine bar opens Saturday

A handsome space springs up on Sixth Street, near Graffiato and Daikaya.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  04:06 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Openings, Something for the Weekend

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 01/17/2014

An early look at Joe’s Stone Crab, opening Jan. 31

The South Beach favorite is set to open near McPherson Square.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:28 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Menu MBK to open, letter by letter, starting Jan. 24

Chef Frederik De Pue’s market, bistro and restaurant will open piece by piece.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 01/06/2014

Bidwell to open in Union Market on Thursday

Union Market’s newest restaurant will grow much of its produce on its own roof.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:53 AM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Silo opens Saturday in Mount Vernon Triangle

The restaurant is the newest gig for veteran C.F. Folks chef George Vetsch.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:54 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Dry 85: Bringing bourbon and beer to downtown Annapolis

Though inspired by Prohibition, it’s more than just a speakeasy theme bar.

By Fritz Hahn  |  05:04 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Annapolis, Bars, Brian Bolter, Openings

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Ivy & Coney: A taste of Detroit and Chicago in Shaw

A low-key neighborhood bar in Shaw takes its cues from the Midwest.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:53 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Openings, Shaw

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 12/18/2013

The Canal Park Ice Rink is open

The rink’s opening was delayed due to a busted pipe.

By Margaret Ely  |  12:49 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, holidays, Ice Rinks, Openings

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Agua 301 opens Saturday, if you can find it

Get ready for waterfront views and pork belly al pastor.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:12 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Stoney’s on L: same food, new atmosphere

The new Stoney’s is open at 2101 L St. NW.

By Margaret Ely  |  03:34 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Happy Hour, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 12/16/2013

A first look at Alba Osteria, opening Dec. 30

Roberto Donna’s newest restaurant features a bright-orange color scheme and wallet-friendly prices.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:44 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Mountains of meat at Silver Spring’s Urban Butcher

Carnivores will want to read this blog post. Vegetarians and vegans, not so much.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:16 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Right Proper Brewing Company will open Dec. 10 in Shaw

The Shaw brewpub is a yeast-centric operation.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:18 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Openings, Restaurants, Shaw, Thor Cheston

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Jeff Black’s Republic to open Sunday in Takoma Park

The restaurateur’s newest project is one of only a few places in the neighborhood to hear live music.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:28 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Dunya, Shaw’s new Mediterranean restaurant, opens tonight

The restaurant will feature wines from around the world and cocktails named for far-flung destinations.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:38 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants, Shaw

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 11/26/2013

City Tap House bringing even more craft beer to Chinatown

The Philly restaurant will feature more than 40 beers on draft.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:16 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 11/25/2013

High-tech Bolt Burgers goes analog

The snazzy touchscreen burger joint needs some tech support.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:23 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Market, restaurant and eventual supper club Little Red Fox opens Tuesday

Politics & Prose and Comet Ping Pong have a new neighbor.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee, Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Capriotti’s opens to fanfare, and a visit from Biden

Vice President Joe Biden is a fan of the Delaware sandwich shop. We are, too.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:57 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants, Sandwiches

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 11/18/2013

Osterias all over: A guide to Italian restaurant nomenclature

Six osterias have opened in 2013, or are coming soon. So what is an osteria?

By Maura Judkis  |  01:03 PM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Say cheese: Lupo Verde to open Dec. 16

The restaurant will feature a market with cheeses, pastas and sauces for sale.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:56 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Coming from Roberto Donna and Hakan Ilhan: Alba Osteria

The 226-seat dining room will see Donna reunite with Amy Brandwein, the former executive chef at the late Galileo.

By Tom Sietsema  |  04:32 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 11/14/2013

G Street Food to open third location with dinner service

The 15th Street spot will serve tapas, paella, steamed mussels, stir-fries, steam buns and other dishes.

By Tim Carman  |  02:49 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mark Furstenberg, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 11/11/2013

The Iron Gate will reopen under chef Tony Chittum next week

The historic restaurant will reopen Nov. 19 with a refreshed interior and multiple menus.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:41 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Bolt Burgers: the most high-tech burger you’ll ever order, coming soon

The Massachusetts Avenue burger joint wants to change the way you order.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:05 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Burgers, Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Michael White’s Osteria Morini nears Navy Yard debut, with Nicoletta to follow

D.C.’s latest New York import is a homey Italian spot from chef Michael White.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:13 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/06/2013

DCity Smokehouse: D.C.’s tiniest new barbecue joint

A five-seat carryout near NoMa has a former Hill Country pitmaster at the helm.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Dolcezza gelato factory to open Dec. 7

You won’t find gelato any fresher than this.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:39 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Markham’s Bar and Grill opens today in Bethesda

The new Bethesda restaurant gives classic D.C. restaurant Hot Shoppes a shout-out.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:08 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bethesda, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 11/01/2013

First look: Zeke’s Coffee opens Northeast roasting shop and ‘lab’ Saturday

Stop and smell the coffee on Rhode Island Ave. NE.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:29 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  coffee, coffee shops, Northeast, Openings

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 10/18/2013

Get ready to Eat the Rich at Shaw’s new metal-themed oyster bar

Find sustainable seafood and cocktails by the pitcher at the sleek new restaurant.

By Lavanya Ramanathan and Tim Carman  |  10:57 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Derek Brown, Openings, Shaw

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 10/15/2013

ENO wine bar, opening soon in Georgetown

Georgetown’s newest wine bar will focus on flights and local purveyors.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:17 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Georgetown, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Pork and plantains together on the same sandwich at Sophie’s Cuban

The New York chain brings tender roasted pork and stews to D.C.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:22 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Mandalay (almost) ready for its debut in Shaw

Unlike the original Mandalay in Silver Spring, the 100-seat offshoot is offering a seven-course spread for a single price.

By Tom Sietsema  |  04:03 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants, Shaw

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 09/27/2013

Gypsy Sally’s combines Americana music and the Summer of Love

The new Georgetown nightspot includes a 300-person concert venue and a separate bar with a ‘60s theme -- and a full-sized VW bus.

By Fritz Hahn  |  10:28 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Georgetown, Live Music, Openings

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Newton’s Noodles to open Monday

Chef Dennis Friedman hopes that this location will be the flagship for a national chain.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:25 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 09/11/2013

What’s good at Smashburger, Dupont’s newest burger joint

The burger chain opened its first D.C. restaurant on Wednesday.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:38 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Burgers, Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Updated: Duke’s Grocery brings East London to east Dupont

The market, bar and cafe inspired by the diverse cuisine of East London opens Tuesday, Sept. 10.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:37 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dupont Circle, Food, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Smashburger opens Wednesday near Dupont Circle

The chain's second D.C.-area location will serve burgers, chicken sandwiches and Haagen-Dazs shakes.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:24 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Burgers, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 09/04/2013

El Centro Georgetown: Patios and popsicles coming Sept. 6

The second El Centro has found a home in the former Third Edition space.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:55 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Georgetown, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 09/03/2013

RedRocks pizzeria opens today on H Street NE

The pizzeria opens its fourth location, which will be among the largest restaurants in the Atlas District.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:50 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/03/2013

It’s taco time in Cabin John as Fish Taco formally opens

Perch, flounder, grouper and mahi-mahi are among the fish fillings at Fish Taco.

By Tom Sietsema  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Fuzu goes fast-casual at Newton’s Noodles as Peter Smith heads to Newton’s Table

Dennis Friedman has recruited the former PS 7's chef-owner for Newton's Table.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:03 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 08/21/2013

Updated with photos: Thally to open next week in Shaw

The new restaurant from chef Ron Tanaka will be an American bistro with seasonal fare.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:21 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants, Shaw

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Custom Fuel vs. &pizza: Comparing D.C.'s build-your-own-pizza players

How do &pizza and Custom Fuel stack up?

By Maura Judkis  |  04:54 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings, Pizza

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 08/15/2013

Practice your Vietnamese ahead of Doi Moi's Aug. 27 opening

The restaurant from the founders of Estadio and Proof will focus on street food from Southeast Asia.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:56 PM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 08/13/2013

ENO wine bar coming to Georgetown in September

A cheese, chocolate and charcuterie chainlet is opening in Georgetown.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:59 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants, Wine

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Ted's Bulletin on 14th Street to open Aug. 19

The new restaurant will include an expanded bakery and doughnuts.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:17 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 08/07/2013

New ShopHouse to open in Georgetown Aug. 19

Georgetown location follows the 2011 launch of the concept in Dupont Circle.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:28 AM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Mike Isabella's G opens with big crowds, big sandwiches

Isabella's G is the sister restaurant to recently-opened Kapnos.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:11 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/23/2013

Mike Isabella's G opens Friday, followed by "Sunday Gravy" next month

Weeks after opening Kapnos, Isabella returns with a sandwich shop that serves a tasting menu by night.

By Tom Sietsema  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 07/03/2013

Opening this week: B arnaise, Casa Luca, Kapnos

A guide to three of the summer's most highly-anticipated restaurant openings, which fall within days of each other.

By Maura Judkis  |  10:54 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Tom Yum District brings rice and noodle bowls to Rosslyn

It's the Chipotle of Thai cuisine.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:05 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Guac is life at Todd English's MXDC

New takes on guacamole and tacos are the focus of the chef's just-opened downtown restaurant.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:18 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Laptop-friendly Bar di Bari opening June 21

A freelancer-friendly, pan-European cafe is coming to the 14th Street corridor.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:59 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 06/13/2013

So how do the doughnuts formerly known as "Cool Disco" taste?

After the controversy and name change -- how do those Zeke's D.C. Donutz taste?

By Maura Judkis  |  05:08 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Gordon, Doughnuts, Dupont Circle, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Fat Shorty's to open Thursday with rattlesnake and elk sausages on the menu

You can get a taste of the wild at the new biergarten-inspired restaurant in Clarendon.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:07 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Gordon, Clarendon, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 06/12/2013

It's Taco Bamba time: Victor Albisu's Falls Church taqueria opens June 17

The Del Campo chef says his new storefront will start selling tacos, sopas and Mexican small plates on Monday.

By Tom Sietsema  |  11:02 AM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 06/05/2013

Mockingbird Hill: 12 facts about Derek Brown's new sherry and ham bar in Shaw

The Spain-inspired space opens Friday at 5 p.m. with sherry flights and a punk rock soundtrack.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:57 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Openings, Shaw

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Showtime Lounge in Bloomingdale: Come for the jukebox, stay for a beer

A tiny new bar features cheap beer and a DJ-curated jukebox full of old soul and R

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:19 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Bloomingdale, Openings

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Etto: A salami bar with a vegetarian draw

It may have a focus on salami, but Etto doesn't neglect vegetarians.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:46 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Taqueria Nacional and BakeHouse open near 14th Street

For the restaurants, and for the upcoming Ted's Bulletin, breakfast is most important meal of the day.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  05:50 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Taste-testing Mike Isabella's G sandwich pop-up at Graffiato

The celebrity chef is testing out his forthcoming sandwich shop's menu at Graffiato all week.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:30 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, Openings

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 05/01/2013

District Taco now open and serving breakfast tacos on Capitol Hill

One of our favorite purveyors of tacos and burritos in D.C. opened today on Pennsylvania Avenue near Seventh Street SE.

By Fritz Hahn | @fritzhahn  |  02:31 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitol Hill, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 04/25/2013

Ashok Bajaj's newest restaurant, NoPa, to open May 6

The restaurateur's newest endeavor is meant to be an accessible spot for pre-show dining near the Verizon Center.

By Maura Judkis | @maurajudkis  |  04:06 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema edges closer to D.C.

The funky, Austin-based theater chain edges closer to D.C.

By Michael O'Sullivan  |  05:00 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  movies, Openings

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Red Hen opens tonight in Bloomingdale

With the debut of an Italian-inspired American restaurant founded by two veterans of Proof, Bloomingdale's dining scene is about to get fancier.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:27 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bloomingdale, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Victor Albisu's Del Campo to open April 22

Meat, fish, vegetables, desserts and even beverages will meet the char of chef Victor Albisu's grill at the new South American restaurant in Penn Quarter.

By Maura Judkis  |  09:02 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Azur set to sail on Saturday in Penn Quarter

Chef Frederik De Pue says the heir to the Cafe Atlantico space will be "a little bit Washington and a little bit Brussels."

By Tom Sietsema  |  10:47 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken to open Monday, April 8

It's a great week for fried chicken and doughnuts, with restaurants opening in Dupont and metro Center within three days of each other.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:45 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doughnuts, Food, Openings

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Fat Shorty's to open Thursday with rattlesnake and elk sausages on the menu

You can get a taste of the wild at the new biergarten-inspired restaurant in Clarendon.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:21 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Clarendon, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 04/03/2013

The most expensive Manhattan in Washington

The Rye Bar at Georgetown's Capella Hotel, which officially opens today, offers a $22 Manhattan.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:20 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Georgetown, Openings

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 04/03/2013

B Too to serve waffles and more waffles, none of them with fried chicken

Bart Vandaele's forthcoming sequel to Belga Cafe will feature contemporary Belgian cuisine, not trendy soul food dishes.

By Tim Carman  |  10:19 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Logan Circle, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 04/02/2013

GBD to open Friday with doughnuts, fried chicken and homemade mumbo sauce

D.C.'s fried-chicken-and-doughnut craze continues with Kyle Bailey and Tiffany MacIsaac's Dupont eatery.

By Maura Judkis  |  12:24 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dupont Circle, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Everything's coming up roses for D.C. restaurants

Restaurants named for the flower are seemingly in bloom.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:56 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 03/22/2013

An early look at the D.C. area's best bar and restaurant openings of 2013

New options include Capitol Hill's Ambar, Jose Andres's Barmini and Bethesda's Brickside Food

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:28 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 03/12/2013

A field guide to the Gryphon, opening March 13

The bar may be trying to emulate its namesake with this combination of creatures.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:26 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Dupont Circle, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Cantina Marina is back

One of D.C.'s best outdoor eating and drinking spaces has ended its annual winter hibernation.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:57 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Openings, Southwest

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Mothership set to launch for dinner on Tuesday

Stephan Boillon, owner of the El Floridano food truck, made his bricks-and-mortar debut in Park View on March 5.

By Tim Carman  |  03:31 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Where to drink this weekend: Beuchert's Saloon on Capitol Hill

After opening quietly on Tuesday, Beuchert's Saloon is serving retro cocktails and farm-fresh meals on Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

By Fritz Hahn  |  04:06 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Capitol Hill, Openings

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 03/01/2013

ArtJamz outgrows its old space

Paint-and-sip art space ArtJamz is upgrading to a large Dupont loft.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:03 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Art, Dupont Circle, Openings

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Gordon Biersch near Nationals Park plans Opening Day debut

Great news for Nationals fans, who will have a new food and drink option near the stadium on Opening Day.

By Alex Baldinger  |  06:43 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Navy Yard, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/19/2013

More sports in Dupont Circle at the Gryphon

The Connecticut Avenue "upscale gastropub" joins a roster that already includes Public Bar, Buffalo Billiards, Lucky Bar and Barcode.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Dupont Circle, Openings

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Photos: Inside Daikaya's ramen bar before it opens Feb. 14

Dangling lightbulbs, bilingual signage and more from the long-awaited ramen bar opening on Valentine's Day.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  06:43 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 02/06/2013

'Angels, Demons and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio and Dubuffet' at the Phillips Collection

An introduction to Alfonso Ossorio, who influenced the development of Jean Dubuffet and Jackson Pollock.

By Maura Judkis  |  04:28 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Museums, Openings, Art

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 02/01/2013

So how do the doughnuts formerly known as "Cool Disco" taste?

After the controversy and name change -- how do those Zeke's D.C. Donutz taste?

By Maura Judkis  |  02:15 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Doughnuts, Dupont Circle, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Chix hatches a sequel near 14th and L Streets NW

The popular U Street chicken roaster has hatched a sequel just south of Thomas Circle.

By Alex Baldinger  |  06:19 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Jetties now open at 20th and I streets NW

The preppy, ocean-themed spot maintains nearly the same soup-salad-sandwich menu as its other locations, with menu items inspired by Nantucket beaches and owner Bo Blair's other restaurants.

By Maura Judkis  |  03:53 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Downtown, Food, Openings, Sandwiches

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 01/15/2013

A look inside the new Hawk & Dove, reopening Thursday

The Capitol Hill bar, which opened in 1967, has a very different look after a year of renovations.

By Fritz Hahn  |  06:16 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Openings

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 03/16/2011

Owners of Oya and Sei to open high-concept Sax

In the design of their new upscale lounge and restaurant, Nancy Koide and Errol Lawrence seem to be attempting to create an anachronistic fusion of a French cabaret and an opera house at the height of the Venetian Renaissance.

By Justin Rude  |  10:50 AM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  restaurant openings

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Chris Ford of Trummer's joins R.J. Cooper's team at Rogue 24

Pastry chef Chris Ford is leaving his post at Trummer's on Main to join R.J. Cooper at the James Beard award winner's forthcoming, tasting menu-focused restaurant, Rogue 24.

By Justin Rude  |  05:46 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants | Tags:  restaurant openings