Tag Archives: Restaurant Opening

Play Skee-Ball and Pinball in Pizzeria Paradiso’s New Game Room

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DC pizza favorite Pizzeria Paradiso is adding another option to its menu: arcade games. The Georgetown location is now home to Paradiso Game Room, a space for drinking beer, eating pizza, and playing games like Skee-Ball, Big Buck Hunter, shuffleboard, pinball, and darts. The spot opens today in the restaurant’s basement, which used to house […]

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7 Exciting New DC Bars and Restaurants to Try This Weekend

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Chloe 1331 4th St., SE We’ve missed Haidar Karoum’s cooking since the chef departed his post at Proof/Estadio/Doi Moi nearly two years ago. Now he’s back with his own Navy Yard restaurant and a menu that reflects his career and travels. “At the end of the day, it’s all the stuff I think about when […]

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Irish Whiskey Is Now a Fine Dining Restaurant with $36 Entrees and a Fancy Toast Menu

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Gone are the days when you could knock back Jameson shots in Irish Whiskey’s beery basement. Owner Reese Gardner commissioned a cellar-to-roof revamp (and deep-cleanse) of the former Dupont Circle row house, transforming the happy hour hangout into a fine dining restaurant. On tap at the newly opened Tulips: a Champagne lounge, $34-plus entrees, and […]

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Union Market Scores a New Vendor for Comforting Chicken Soups and Homemade Yogurt Bowls 

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Matzo ball soup and pho bowls arrive at Union Market on February 1 thanks to the food hall’s newest vendor: Prescription Chicken. The health-minded soup specialist launched a year and a half ago in local grocery stores and via delivery, serving chicken soups suited to various ailments and moods. (Think “hangry”-style loaded with pulled white meat, veggies, […]

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Chef Haidar Karoum Will Serve Vegetarian Carbonara and Banh Mi at His New Restaurant Chloe

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One of Washington’s top culinary talents has been off the radar over the past year and a half. Chef Haidar Karoum left his post overseeing Estadio, Doi Moi, and Proof back in April 2016, but all the while, he’s been patiently plotting a restaurant of his own. His first solo venture, Chloe, will finally open in Navy Yard on […]

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Eat All-Day-Breakfast and Kale Nachos at Unconventional Diner

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Most people have very specific ideas of what a diner should be. Eggs and pancakes for dinner. A display case full of pies. Open 24 hours (never mind if they would actually eat there at 4 AM). And let’s not even get started on the great debate between home fries and hash browns. French chef David […]

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Breakfast Sandwiches and Chocolate-Dipped Soft-Serve Cones Are Coming to Dolcezza’s New Wharf Shop

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Gelato shop Dolcezza will open its ninth DC-area store at the Wharf next week. But this new location has something different: a full kitchen. Co-owners Robb​ ​Duncan and Violeta Edelman have experimented with sandwiches at Mom & Pop, Dolcezza’s Mosaic District cafe. But for the most part, they’ve stuck to gelato and coffee since opening their first […]

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Restaurant and Bar-Hop at Mike Isabella’s Massive New Tysons Food Hall

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Growing up in suburban New Jersey, chef Mike Isabella learned a thing or two about malls. Which is why the prolific restaurateur’s first-ever mall restaurant is anything but.  “I tried to stay away from malls,” says Isabella, who launches a massive Tysons Corner food hall, Isabella Eatery, on Monday. “Maggiano’s, Cheesecake Factory—people are tired of […]

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Date Night Solved: the Dabney’s Basement Wine Bar Is Now Open

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It’s been a good year for wine bars in DC, between Maxwell Park in Shaw, Primrose in Brookland, and Dio on H Street Northeast. Here’s one more to add to your list: The Dabney Cellar, a 30-seat drinking den in the basement of chef Jeremiah Langhorne’s Mid-Atlantic restaurant. The subterranean Blagden Alley spot, which previously […]

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Duke’s Grocery Will Open Its Biggest Location Yet in Foggy Bottom

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A new outpost of Duke’s Grocery is coming to the former Kinkead’s space in Foggy Bottom—and it will be about the size of Duke’s Dupont and Woodley Park locations combined. The 4,500-square feet space also means a bigger kitchen and room for a fryer. Translation: unlike the original restaurant, this one will serve fries with your burger. “I […]

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This Romantic Natural Wine Bar and Bistro in Brookland Feels Like a Trip to Paris

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Husband-and-wife team Sebastian Zutant and Lauren Winter know how to please a crowd. The duo helped open popular Italian spots Red Hen and All-Purpose—he as a (now former) partner/beverage director, she with design powerhouse Edit Lab. For their new venture in Brookland, the pair considered a more offbeat theme. “I went to Portugal and was […]

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Maydan Will Serve “Grandma” Cooking From Georgia, Lebanon, and Beyond

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No need to worry about mispronouncing “Maydan.” The restaurant from the Compass Rose team, whose name refers to a town square, might be called “MAY-dahn” or “MY-dahn,” depending on where you’re from. Co-owner Rose Previte first learned the word while living in Russia, but soon discovered variations are used throughout Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, the […]

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A Coastal Mexican Spot is Coming to Shaw with a Rooftop Bar for Year-Round Margaritas

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We’re heading into winter, but the owners of Takoda are already dreaming up beach fare like fish tacos, spicy margaritas, and piña coladas for their next Shaw venture. Cortez, named after the sea that separates the Baja California Peninsula from Mexico, will open in the former 1905 Bistro space with coastal Mexican and SoCal cuisine. The […]

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Take a First Look Inside the New Cork Wine Bar & Market, Opening Tonight

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Cork Wine Bar reopens in a new location tonight, and yes, you can still get the avocado bruschetta. The decade-old restaurant from couple Diane Gross and Khalid Pitts didn’t stray far: it relocated on the second floor of Cork Market, just a block away on 14th Street. The restaurant retains the same size (around 60 seats) and same […]

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Bar Elena Opens on H Street With Arcade Games and Two Happy Hours a Day

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Chef Adam Stein is an H Street hospitality veteran, having opened the Queen Vic and the Big Board and been a regular at Boundary Road. When the latter seasonal American restaurant closed this summer, owner Karlos Leopold (Nido, Mola) asked Stein to create a new concept for the space. His idea, now come to life: Bar Elena, a […]

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Take A Peek Inside DC’s First Georgian Restaurant

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Cheesy, buttery flatbreads known as khachapuri and soup dumplings called khinkali are just a couple of the dishes you should familiarize yourself with at DC’s first Georgian restaurant. Supra, meaning “celebratory feast,” opens in Shaw on Tuesday, November 7. Not familiar with the cuisine? It shares some similarities with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food, thanks to its location straddling […]

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Check Out the Amazing Views at the Wharf’s New Rooftop Bar

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Who has the best water views at the Wharf—and maybe all of DC? As of next Friday, November 10: Whiskey Charlie. The indoor-outdoor rooftop bar and lounge is perched on the tenth story of the new Canopy by Hilton hotel and offers a seagull’s vantage of the Potomac River. On clear days, you can also […]

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Adams Morgan’s New Gelato Cafe Has Avocado Toast and Prosecco on Tap

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Noah Dan wasn’t satisfied with the gelato and ice cream offerings he found in America; They didn’t compare to the rich, creamy dairy treats from his childhood summers in Italy, where his mother was from. At least, that’s how his daughter Alisa Dan tells it. The duo work together to run Pitango Gelato, Noah’s answer […]

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This New 14th Street Sushi Restaurant Specializes in Hand Rolls To-Order

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Sushi omakase dinners often end with hand rolls, or temaki—the best for last. At Hando Medo, opening on 14th Street sometime this week, you can make a full meal of just that. Hando Medo, meaning “handmade,” comes from Jin K. Oh, a sushi chef for 20 years who also owns Sushi Jin Next Door in Silver […]

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Mike Isabella’s Haute French Restaurant Opens at the Wharf with Ice Cold Martinis, Foie Gras French Toast

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When restaurateur Mike Isabella opened Arroz in March, the finer-dining Spanish spot upped the culinary cache of his ever-growing empire—one that includes trendy small plates spots, stadium and airport kiosks, and much in between. Now, Isabella and Arroz executive chef Michael Rafidi are poised for another ambitious venture: Requin at the Wharf. The upscale modern-French […]

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Drink “Tapas-Style” Cocktails at This Experimental New Bar in Shaw

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Not even your cocktails are immune to the tapas trend. A new bar located beneath a doughnut shop in Shaw will serve “tapas-style,” three-quarter pours in flights when it opens on October 26. Nocturne comes from the owner of Sugar Shack and has a similar hidden set-up to Captain Gregory’s, a cocktail lounge inside the doughnut […]

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Try Frozen Negronis and Fried Gnocchi by the Water at Morini Piccolo

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It may be mid-fall, but Osteria Morini is taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to give patrons a sneak peek of its new waterfront project: Morini Piccolo. The Italian snack stand is located on a dock beneath the Navy Yard restaurant and will pop-up on Friday and Saturday before officially opening next year. When […]

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This Cafe and Boutique Is The Most DC Thing To Happen To DC

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What do Tibetan-style soup dumplings have in common with letterpress stationary and tonic syrup? They’re all produced in the District. Local is the hyper-focus of Shop Made in DC, a boutique and restaurant opening in Dupont Circle today. Everything from the tacos to the jewelry, the beer to the soundtrack were created in the nation’s […]

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Hip Dumpling Pop-Up Lands Its First Shop In Foggy Bottom

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After a string of popular pop-ups at Compass Rose, the Passenger, On Rye, and elsewhere, Laoban Dumplings will open its first storefront in Foggy Bottom in the next few weeks. Patrick Coyne started the dumpling company earlier this year after a career in tech and energy consulting and venture capital. He became particularly enamored with […]

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You’ll Want to Move Into the Bright, Quirky Dining Room of This New 14th Street Restaurant

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Remember what the first floor of Policy Restaurant & Lounge on 14th Street looked like? Yeah, neither do we. That’s because Bresca, opening Friday, September 22, has totally transformed the space into something that looks straight off a Pinterest board. Chef-owner Ryan Ratino, formerly of Ripple, calls the look part Scandinavian (clean lines, earth tones) and part Parisian (brass fixtures, big […]

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