Lunchtime diners at Mirabelle near the White House. (Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

It's spring, and the flowers aren't the only things in bloom: New restaurants have continued to pop up around Washington. These openings are worth noting, as are these closures.

Openings

Arroz: Mike Isabella now has a Spanish-Moroccan restaurant steps away from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. 901 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Le DeSales: Expect French cuisine with a modern twist, plus views of the Mayflower Hotel. 1725 DeSales St. NW.

Lincoln's Bar-B-Que: There are sauces from all over the country (Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, etc.) at this replacement for A.G. Kitchen. 931 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring.

Mirabelle: Former Palena and White House chef Frank Ruta and his longtime pastry chef Aggie Chin are already shining at their new French-inspired restaurant. 900 16th St. NW.

Shake Shack: There are now two more storefronts for the burger-and-shake chain, in Logan Circle and Navy Yard. 1400 14th St. NW; 54 M St. SE.

Taqueria del BarrioThis Mexican restaurant from the DC Empanadas team takes over the old Domku space in Petworth. 821 Upshur St. NW.

Trattoria Da Lina: You'll find many classics on the menu at this Italian spot, such as lasagna, chicken milanese and tiramisu. 7000 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park.

Closings

Armand's: The Capitol Hill location has closed, though there are still several in Maryland.

Fast Gourmet: The gas station sandwich shop is no more, though on Facebook the business suggests a comeback may happen.

Flying Fish Coffee and Tea: Mount Pleasant lost a favorite spot for caffeine and baked goods; a new concept from nearby Each Peach Market is supposedly in the works.

P. Brennan's Irish Pub: The Arlington establishment is set to close after business Friday.

Pizza Studio: As PoPville notes, the closure of the build-your-own pizza place is only the latest casualty on 19th Street NW.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that there is still a location of Armand's in Tenleytown. It closed in 2012. This version has been updated.

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