Another month, another onslaught of restaurant openings. (Who says August is slow?) Check out these six new eateries, broken down to their essential parts.
H & pizza – 89 cents per pizza – a few inches + gas station decor + gluten-free options + lunching World Bank/IMF employees = Custom Fuel (1747 Pennsylvania Ave. NW)
Ted’s Bulletin on Capitol Hill x 2 + designer doughnuts + all-day breakfast + actually open for breakfast + an illuminated rotating carnival-like “B” sign out front = Ted’s Bulletin on 14th (1818 14th St. NW)
Southeast Asian food + a wonky Vietnamese economic reform reference – pronounceability + small plates + Minibar-meets-Sweetgreen decor + a basement bar = Doi Moi (1800 14th St. NW)
Another Top Chef alum + another Obama burger + a Sonia Sotomayor burger + a secret spice mix + pizzas + wings = TD Burger (250 K St. NE)
Teal and magenta decor + Shaw hip factor + housemade sodas + cider on tap + the whole fresh-and-seasonal thing = Thally (1316 9th St. NW)
Corduroy’s chef – white tablecloths + exposed brick + an upside down tree hanging from the high ceiling + lobster rolls + pupusas = Baby Wale (1124 9th St. NW)