Q by Peter Chang opened in Bethesda with such dishes as Seafood Pearls, made with minced fish, shrimp, scallop and sticky rice. (Dayna Smith for The Washington Post)

May was a pretty big month for restaurant debuts around Washington. But the city also lost some veteran spots, too. Here's a look at the most noteworthy developments.


Anxo Cidery and Tasting Room: The second location of this local outfit is in Brightwood Park, featuring its own ciders and those from around the world, plus craft beer, cocktails and Basque-style snacks. 711 Kennedy St. NW.

Bar Bao: The Asian fusion spot in Clarendon has a menu of the namesake buns, plus dumplings, soup, fried rice and lo mein. 3127 10th St. N., Arlington.

Bibibop Asian Grill: This Ohio-based Korean chain, which specializes in build-your-own riffs on bibimbap, is taking over the area's old ShopHouse locations; two are open now, with five more to come. 4820 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda; 11584 Old Georgetown Rd., Unit 1126, North Bethesda.

Capo Deli: This Italian shop offers hot and cold subs, salads, classic dishes (eggplant parm, lasagna, etc.), sides and filled-to-order cannoli in Shaw. 715 Florida Ave. NW.

Diet Starts Monday: The replacement for the BBQ Joint has a menu of such indulgent fare as fried pickles, a bacon-wrapped hot dog and fried chicken on a doughnut; it hit an early snag over a now-pulled “Pill Cosby” cocktail. 2005 14th St. NW.

Falafel Inc.: The tiny Georgetown shop, with a mission to help refugees, is already popular for its $3 falafel sandwich and $4 falafel bowls. 1210 Potomac St. NW.

The Good Silver: The Ivy and Coney team took over the former Kangaroo Boxing Club space; the bar offers charcuterie, hearty snacks, shrub cocktails and more. 3410 11th St. NW.

Halal Guys: The popular New York food cart turned chain known for its chicken, gyros, falafel and special sauces is further expanding its Washington area presence, the most recent addition arriving on H Street. 814 H St. NE.

Hen Quarter: It's the latest conversion of a former Austin Grill into a Southern-inspired restaurant. Good to know: Unlike the locations in Alexandria and Silver Spring, this one in Penn Quarter serves weekday breakfast. 750 E St. NW.

Jrink: The fifth location of the local juice chain also has lattes, smoothies, baked goods, bowls and toasts on the menu. 1630 14th St. NW.

Q by Peter Chang: The chef's latest opening, in Bethesda, is his largest, and it serves great dim sum on weekends. 4500 East-West Hwy., Suite 100, Bethesda.

Slipstream: The 14th Street coffee shop has expanded to Navy Yard with a similar mix of caffeine, booze and light fare. 82 I St. SE.

Sugar Factory in Pentagon City. (Joy Asico)

Sugar Factory: Pentagon City is now home to this large restaurant and candy shop, which happens to feature a 24-scoop, appropriately named King Kong Sundae designed to feed 12 people. 1100 S. Hayes St., Arlington.

Taylor Gourmet: Shop 13 for the homegrown sandwich chain is downtown near Franklin Square. 1401 K St. NW.

Teas’n You: This “fusion tea house” in Tysons Corner has a large tea menu (loose-leaf, milk, boba) in addition to baked goods and snacks. 8032 Leesburg Pike, Vienna.


Upper Crust: PoPville reported the demise of the Boston chain's U Street location after barely a year in business; an Arlington shop remains open.

Arlington Diner: The south Arlington fixture shuttered after more than 30 years.

Mourayo: The Greek restaurant near Dupont Circle lasted more than a decade; an Irish tavern, Across the Pond, is set to take over the space.

Pedro & Vinny's: The longtime downtown burrito cart is no more.

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