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 Hive2224 F St. NW.

ChoolaahThis 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 restaurant1924 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.

HoneysuckleThe 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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