Changing Tables: District Taco Ready to Open Brick-and-Mortar Location
The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates.
- Tynan Coffee & Tea is just weeks away from opening its new location at 1275 First St. NE. A sign in the window has already proclaimed itself as the place with "the best happy hour in NoMa." (Prince of Petworth)
- Arlington will soon be getting its first Sweetgreen, which will open in November right next door to the new Rustico in Ballston. (TBD)
- CapMac DC, a pasta truck with serious gourmet cred, is set to hit our streets in November. (Metrocurean)
- Uptown Deli, a self-proclaimed "Real New York Deli," is headed to Bethesda. Its Twitter feed claims the place is looking for cashiers, too.
- Merzi, a new-style Indian joint promising tandoori chicken done on a rotisserie (!), is coming to Penn Quarter.
- The brick-and-mortar version of District Taco may be opening up as soon as next week at its Lee Highway location. (ARLnow)
- News from Twitter is that food truck, DC Empanadas, will start rolling out this week in the District — with plans to extend into Maryland. (TBD)
- The owners behind the popular Foggy Bottom eatery, Founding Farmers, and its sister operation, Farmers & Fishers, are planning to open a new restaurant in Potomac. (Bethesda magazine)
- Beer and wings specialist, Buffalo Wild Wings, will open up a location in Crystal City as early as December at the corner of 23rd Street and Crystal Drive. (ARLnow)
- Chicago-style hot dogs are on their way to U Street as ChiDogO’s gets set to open. (Prince of Petworth)
- Our bread and pastry options may soon improve. Paul, a bakery that can trace its roots back more than 100 years to France, is opening a location on Pennsylvania Avenue NW. (Metrocurean)
- Ba Bay on Capitol Hill is slowly turning into a reunion hall for former Vidalia staffers. Look for the Vietnamese street-food eatery to open next month.
- Christine Sarapu and chef/husband Jorge Pimentel are launching a new Latin-inspired food truck, Sabor’a Street, which is coming to town in early November. (WeLoveDC)
- Former Vidalia chef R.J. Cooper is working on a place of his own, Rogue 24, an all tasting-menu restaurant in Mount Vernon Square.
- Pastry chef David Guas will give Washingtonians a taste of the Big Easy with his planned Bayou Bakery.
- Restaurant Eve's chef Cathal Armstrong is planning to get into the pub business with Virtue Feed & Grain. (WaPo)
- Hadiyah Cafe at 3118 Georgia Ave. NW is set to become Ma Ma’s Southern Cuisine, featuring hearty and healthy southern cooking and quiet jazz. (Prince of Petworth)
- Restaurateur Ashok Bajaj has plans to combine his Cleveland Park restaurant, Ardeo, with his next-door wine bar, Bardeo, early this November. (TBD)
- Former Maestro chef Fabio Trabocchi is coming back to town to open his own place, Fiola. (WaPo)
- Michael Landrum has plans to spread more meat love. (The Triangle Blog)
- Chef Jeff Black will be opening up the Pearl Dive Oyster Palace and a bar upstairs called Black Jack at 1612 14th St. NW. (Prince of Petworth)
- Middle Eastern restaurant Javan is on its way out to make room for Kabob Bazaar at 7710 Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda. (Bethesda magazine)
- Prince of Petworth speculates that a Z Burger may be soon opening at the Tivoli Theatre in Columbia Heights. (Prince of Petworth)
- Neighborhood pet shop Chateau Animaux at 524 8th St. SE will close its doors and two District chains, Moby Dick House of Kabob and Nooshi, will occupy its space. (ANC Norm)
- Penn Quarter is set to introduce two new restaurants. St. Louis-based pizzeria, District of Pi, will take over one of the final retail spots at 914 F St. NW and former Top Chefer Mike Isabella will launch his new place, Graffiato.
- A hip new deli called Annie and Teddy’s is coming to the corner of Potomac and Pennsylvania SE. (Prince of Petworth)
- Michel in Tysons Corner
- Rustico in Ballston
- P.J. Clarke’s in downtown D.C.
- Red Toque Cafe in Shaw
- Muncheez Mania in Georgetown
- Galileo III in downtown D.C.
- Dalchinni in Dupont Circle
- Rivers at the Watergate across from the Kennedy Center
- Cuba Libre in Chinatown/Penn Quarter
- District 2 Bar & Grill on Wisconsin Avenue NW
- Iron Gate Restaurant at 1734 N St. NW is set to close on Oct. 31. (Prince of Petworth)
- Bobby's Crab Cakes in Rockville.
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