Joselito serves Spanish food near Eastern Market. (Photo by Dixie D. Vereen/For The Washington Post)
It's a new year and a new month, meaning there's a new crop of restaurants in and around Washington. Here are some of the notable debuts and departures.
&pizza: The local pizza chain expands its domain to Foggy Bottom inside the pod-style Hotel Hive. 2224 F St. NW.
Choolaah: This fast-casual Indian concept in the Mosaic District features a menu of wraps, salads and rice bowls. 2918 District Ave., Fairfax.
Eatsa: The fast-casual breakfast and lunch space, famous for its futuristic people-free service, has a second D.C. location steps from the White House. 1701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
EatsPlace: The Petworth restaurant incubator and pop-up host has expanded into a cafe at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria. Try the bronut. 105 N. Union St., Alexandria.
Fasika: Shaw has another Ethiopian restaurant. 1924 Ninth St. NW.
Fogo de Chao: Tysons Corner is home to the Brazilian steakhouse's first location in Northern Virginia. 1775 Tysons Blvd., suite 50, Tysons.
Honeysuckle: The replacement for Vidalia near Dupont Circle combines Southern and Nordic cuisine. 1990 M St. NW.
Joselito: The team behind SER in Arlington debuted a modern Spanish cafe near Eastern Market. 660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
La Puerta Verde: The Ivy City Mexican restaurant from Ari Gejdenson (Acqua Al 2, Ghibellina) joins adjacent siblings Dock FC and Ari's Diner. 2001 Fenwick St. NE.
Modern Market: Downtown gets the third area location of this chain of “farm fresh eateries.” 1010 Vermont Ave. NW.
Myron Mixon's Pitmaster Barbeque: Expect lots of smoked meats in Old Town Alexandria from the barbecue champion, cookbook author and TV personality. 220 N. Lee St., Alexandria.
Pamplona: There's a new option for Spanish food in Clarendon. 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington.
Pidzza: The new concept in Ivy City combines pizza with the boat-shaped Turkish pide. 2000 Hecht Ave. NE.
Quinn's on the Corner: The Rosslyn restaurant serves European fare with an emphasis on Irish and Belgium food. 1776 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.
Red Apron Burger Bar: Neighborhood Restaurant Group's burger spot takes over the old GBD space in Dupont Circle and serves only Virginia beef. 1323 Connecticut Ave. NW.
The Smith: The New York brasserie has set up shop in Penn Quarter. 901 F St. NW.
Umaya Izakaya: The izakaya/beer garden in Penn Quarter serves sushi, ramen and Japanese small plates. 733 10th St. NW.
Bonfire: The downtown fire-themed restaurant claimed it couldn't negotiate a new lease with its new landlord.
Dairy Godmother: The popular custard shop in Del Ray closed after 17 years; the business is for sale.
Pasara Thai Restaurant: The Connecticut Avenue NW location shut down after a decade, but there are others in Alexandria and Ashburn.
Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar: The Georgetown spot said goodbye after more than three decades. An unnamed new concept is on the way.
Shaw Bijou: The much-hyped tasting menu concept from “Top Chef” contestant Kwame Onwuachi didn't even last three months.
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