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The latest in restaurant openings, closings, and highly unstable target dates.
- Fro Zen Yo 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)
- 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)
- The New York-based Crumbs Bake Shop is planning a full-scale assault on the metro area. Its first shop will open Nov. 13 downtown. (Washington Business Journal)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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 this month 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 this month. (Metrocurean)
- Roti Mediterranean Grill has claimed a spot in Constitution Square in NoMa. (Prince of Petworth)
- Uptown Deli, a self-proclaimed “Real New York Deli,” is headed to Bethesda.
- 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.
- The brick-and-mortar version of District Taco may be opening up as soon as this 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)
- 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)
- 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 this month.
- 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 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 hisBayou Bakery, which is scheduled to open later this month.
- 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)
- 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
- Dangerously Delicious Pie truck
- P.J. Clarke’s in downtown D.C.
- The Fojol Bros. of Benethiopia truck
- Red Toque Cafe in Shaw
- Muncheez Mania in Georgetown
- Dalchinni in Dupont Circle
- Iron Gate Restaurant at 1734 N St. NW closed this past Sunday. (Prince of Petworth)
- Bobby’s Crab Cakes in Rockville
- Morty’s Deli in Tenleytown
Photo courtesy of Uptown Deli via blog.zagat.com/cities/washington-dc