Poke Papa is one of two shops that opened in April dedicated to the Hawaiian fish dish. (Vina Sananikone)

Whether you're looking for new places to grab breakfast, sample poke or get dessert, April's slate of openings has something for you. Here's a rundown of those worth noting, along with a few closings.


Abunai Poke: The poke invasion of Washington continues with this downtown spot that offers a menu of set or build-your-own bowls of the Hawaiian fish dish. Tofu is available, too. 1920 L St. NW.

Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.: Biscuits, fried chicken and ice cream from Milk Cult star at this Northeast drive-through, which has had to cut back its hours for now due to high demand. 2301 Bladensburg Rd. NE.

Millie's: Part of the restaurant family that also includes Jetties and Surfside, this Spring Valley spot channels a sister location in Nantucket and has a seafood-heavy menu (clam chowder, lobster rolls, etc.). 4866 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Nicecream Factory: Old Town Alexandria is home to the second location of this fun shop that specializes in flash-frozen ice cream made with liquid nitrogen. 726 King St., Alexandria.

Pidzza: Not long after debuting in Ivy City, this Turkish-inspired pizza shop already has three locations. 1115C U St. NW.

Poke Papa: Here's another new poke shop — this one also offers tofu and chicken — that has set up in Penn Quarter with a fast-casual model. 806 H St. NW.

Siren: Chef Robert Wiedmaier's newest dining room, located in the Darcy Hotel near Logan Circle, focuses on seafood, from whole fish to caviar and sashimi. 1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW.

Stable: At this Swiss restaurant, you'll find tables equipped with grills to cook raclette, a gooey cheese dish served with boiled potatoes, pickles and salad. 1324 H St. NE.

TaKorean: The local Asian taco chain's fourth location is in the U Street corridor. 1301 U St. NW.

Taylor Gourmet: The local sandwich chain chose Silver Spring for its second Maryland location and 12th shop overall. 8535 Fenton St., Silver Spring.


Asian Spice: The Chinatown restaurant is no more, PoPville reports.

Bayou Bakery: The New Orleans-inspired cafe and coffee shop has closed at the Hill Center; owner David Guas reached out to fellow chef Aaron Silverman, who may take over the lease and move the cafe portion of Pineapple and Pearls there; the Arlington location of Bayou Bakery remains open.

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