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The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates.
- Capital City Brewing Co. has lost its lease on Capitol Hill and will be moving operations to its Shirlington site, making it one of the top 10 largest brewpubs in the country. (All We Can Eat)
- More brewpub news: Rock Bottom and Gordon Biersch are merging. (Washington Business Journal)
- BGR owner Mark Bucher has just signed a lease for a Burger Joint in Springfield, at 8420 Old Keene Mill Road. It’ll mark the fifth BGR. The sixth is already scheduled for Clarendon.
- Ping Pong Dim Sum has plans to open a second location in Dupont. (Prince of Petworth)
- Grapeseed‘s chef Jeff Heineman is planning to open a New England-style seafood shack called Freddie’s Lobster and Clams right next door to his current joint at 4867 Cordell Ave. in Bethesda. (Bethesda magazine)
- Self-proclaimed “non-traditional sandwich shop” SUNdeVICH is on its way to 1314 9th St. NW. (Prince of Petworth)
- Cafe Eagle, an Italian/Eritrean restaurant will soon be occupying the old Vegetate space at 1414 9th St. NW. (Prince of Petworth)
- Just what we need: another burger joint. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay plans to throwdown a Bobby’s Burger Palace on K Street NW. (Washington Business Journal)
- Jackie Greenbaum, the restaurateur behind Jackie’s and Quarry House in Silver Spring, plans to open a Mexican restaurant in Columbia Heights.
- Heebeen Restaurant in Alexandria is scheduled to open a location in Arlington where it will continue to mix Korean and Japanese cuisines. (ARLn0w)
- Former IndeBleu chef Michael Hartzer is pairing up with the owner of Bourbon to open the Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Adams Morgan. The selling point? One thousand kinds of whiskey. (Going Out Gurus)
- FroZenYo apparently wants to control the entire D.C. frozen yogurt scene. It has two new locations planned: 3000 Connecticut Ave. NW and 1636 Eye St. NW. (Prince of Petworth)
- The founder of Tangysweet is opening a gourmet salad and sandwich shop in Clarendon called Rabbit.
- Looks like Cava is moving forward with plans to open a 4,000-square-foot space in Arlington. (ARLnow)
- Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray will open their multi-faceted Watershed operation in NoMa this spring.
- Businessman David Von Storch, who owns the Capital City Brewing Company, signed a lease for his newest operation, 901 Restaurant at 901 9th St. NW. (TBD)
- Silver Spring will finally have a spot to watch sports and wolf down fried foods. Babe’s Sports Bar & Grill is moving into the old Gallery Restaurant space. (Silver Spring Singular)
- Hey, Biergarten Haus, look out! A new Bavarian beer garden is on its way to 720 L St. SE. (Prince of Petworth)
- Michael Landrum‘s project at CityVista, it turns out, will apparently not sell steaks or burgers — but coffee, sandwiches, salads, and yogurt. Michael Landrum and yogurt?! (Washingtonian)
- The owner of Hudson in the West End is taking over the former Il Mulino space and turning it into a comfort-food tribute to the 16th president, Lincoln. (WaPo)
- Capitol Hill Sporting Goods at 727 8th St. SE will soon be replaced by a funky new tavern serving up American fare and offering live jazz and blues. (The Hill Is Home)
- Arlington will soon be getting its first Sweetgreen, which will open this month next door to the new Rustico in Ballston. (TBD)
- Roti Mediterranean Grill has claimed a spot in Constitution Square in NoMa. (Prince of Petworth)
- A new Tryst-type spot called Bistro 18 will be opening up where Oya’s Mini Bazaar and African Art used to be at 2420 18th St. NW. (Prince of Petworth)
- Merzi, a new-style Indian joint promising tandoori chicken done on a rotisserie (!), is coming to Penn Quarter.
- News from Twitter is that food truck, DC Empanadas, will start rolling out soon 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)
- Zpizza plans to open a location in Rosslyn. Try to contain your excitement. (Washington Business Journal)
- News from the Twitter world is that Red Hook Lobster Pound is looking to add a second truck to its fleet. (Metrocurean)
- The spot at 1113 V St. NW, which used to house the Gori Cafe, is set to become the V Street Cafe, slated to open in several weeks. (Prince of Petworth).
- Christine Sarapu and chef/husband Jorge Pimentel are launching a new Latin-inspired food truck, Sabor’a Street, which is coming to town soon. (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 hisBayou Bakery, which is scheduled to open any day.
- Could Guas have some competition for your Louisiana-cuisine dollars? A place named Mudbug is headed to Crystal City. (ARLnow)
- Restaurant Eve‘s chef Cathal Armstrong is planning to get into the pub business with Virtue Feed & Grain. (WaPo)
- Former Maestro chef Fabio Trabocchi is coming back to town to open his own place, Fiola. (WaPo)
- 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)
- Ba Bay on Capitol Hill
- Crumbs Bake Shop in Downtown
- District Taco in Arlington
- Tynan Coffee & Tea in NoMa
- Brasserie Brightwell in Easton, Md.
- DC-3 on Capitol Hill
- IHOP in Columbia Heights
- Panera Bread in Dupont Circle
- Michel by Michel Richard in Tysons Corner
- Wok and Roll in Adams Morgan
- Zoës Kitchen in Fairfax
- The Atlas Room on H Street NE
- Ma Ma’s Southern Cuisine on Georgia Avenue NW
- Uptown Deli in Bethesda
- Rustico in Ballston
- CapMac truck
- Dangerously Delicious Pie truck
- The Fojol Bros. of Benethiopia truck
Photo from flickr user sikario.