Dim Sum, French Cocktails, and Magnum Wines Star at Bar Chinois

The bar from Chef Tim Ma, Margaux Donati, Dean Mosones, and Mark Minicucci hopes to open this month in Mt. Vernon Triangle.

Later this month you’ll be able to order a magnum of Champagne to pair with shu mai and other traditional dim sum treasures at Bar Chinois. The bar replacing Prather’s on the Alley in Mount Vernon Triangle hopes to be a neighborhood hang and boisterous brunch spot. While Bar Chinois is a joint venture between […]

Jarrad Silver’s Beefy Plans Include a Barbecue Truck and Mensch’s Market

"I’m trying to do more of Jewish, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern type of barbecue."

Don’t doubt Jarrad Silver’s dedication to his budding Silver and Sons Barbecue business. The chef personally schlepped the 1,600-pound smoker he bought off Facebook from New Jersey to his home in Kensington by attaching a tow-hitch to the back of his car. He also hauls in the oak and hickory wood he feeds the smoker […]

Penn Social Almost Didn’t Make It. Now It’s Reopening With a New Feel.

Introducing "Little Penn," an all-day cafe with an 80-seat patio opening this fall.

Penn Social almost didn’t make it through the pandemic. Google still thinks it’s closed permanently. Co-owner Geoff Dawson even penned a letter to investors in June to deliver the bad news, but something told him not to hit send. Then he got an email announcing that the Small Business Administration approved his enormous, two-floor bar […]

Every Night is an Intimate Cocktail Party at Jane Jane in Logan Circle

Look inside the bar from Jean Paul Sabatier, Ralph Brabham, and Drew Porterfield opening later this month.

The curtain is about to come up on Jean Paul Sabatier’s first venture as a co-owner. For more than a decade he’s been an employee, helping others run hotspots like Rappahannock Oyster Bar, Compass Rose, and Maydan. In the final weeks leading up to Jane Jane’s debut in the Liz development on 14th Street NW, […]

A Monster-Themed Restaurant Will Sell $80 Wagyu Ramen on Barracks Row

Kaiju Ramen, which is targeting a September opening, boasts an anime-themed bar with plenty of sake.

“We want it to be crazier than a regular ramen shop,” Kaiju Ramen owner Edward Wong says. He’s about a month away from opening his two-floor business at 525 8th St. SE on Barracks Row. “We have ramen from regular Tokyo style for $15 all the way up to a wagyu ramen, which is $80. […]

Make Way For Money Muscle BBQ’s Satisfying Vegan Menu in Silver Spring

Sister restaurants All Set and Money Muscle BBQ are rolling out new vegan menus on Aug. 31. Save room for fried Oreos.

The first time Jennifer Meltzer caught Ed Reavis‘ attention it was because she won a ribeye-selling contest. Back in 2009 she was a server at The Capital Grille in Chevy Chase and he was a cook charged with manning the broiler section in the kitchen. Before they knew it they were falling in love over […]

Peruse the ‘Indian-ish’ Menu at Daru, Opening Tuesday Night in D.C.

Initially set to be a cocktail bar, Daru is opening as more of a restaurant off H Street NE.

Daru will open its doors in the former Star Grocery building at 1451 Maryland Ave. NE on Tuesday at 5 p.m. It’s been 31 months since Dante Datta and Suresh Sundas revealed their plans for an cocktail bar with an Indian twist. The pandemic delayed them, but the first time business owners didn’t give up. […]

Bet on Sports, Eat Wings at ExPat, Coming to Western Market in 2022

At 8,000 square feet, ExPat will be the largest tenant of the new Foggy Bottom food hall.

The last person to eat shrimp scampi inside the Foggy Bottom Bertucci’s probably wouldn’t have bet that the sprawling space would one day be home to ExPat, a bar and restaurant served with a side of sports betting. ExPat, from a newly formed hospitality group of the same name, will be Western Market’s largest tenant […]

Beer Hall Barons and a Pizza Master to Bring D.C. a Deluxe Slice Joint

Slice & Pie and Lucy, from the team behind Franklin Hall and Penn Social, should open on 14th Street NW in early October.

The 14th Street NW corridor that stretches from Thomas Circle to Florida Avenue NW has hosted many pizza parties in recent years. Etto, Manny & Olga’s, Lupo Pizzeria, Red Light, and Pizza Policy already call the strip home. Most of these pizzerias only sell whole pies. That can be a lot to commit to in a […]

D.C.’s Next Big Nightlife Venue, Capital Turnaround, Opens in August

Find the 850-seat room in the former Navy Yard Car Barn. The team behind Union Stage will book the acts.

The juxtaposition of old and new hits you like a bass drop when you walk through the doors of D.C.’s cavernous new concert and live entertainment venue. Capital Turnaround will host its first show in early August, featuring a yet-to-be-named comedian. The locals that book talent for Union Stage, Jammin Java, Miracle Theatre, and Pie […]


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