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What’s in that empty storefront? Which favorite chef is opening up where, and when? All those details and more in Coming Soon.
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MI CASA
PROJECTED OPENING: May 2021 1647 20th Street NW Knead Hospitality + Design has announced they will be opening another restaurant in Dupont Circle, in the space formally home to Bareburger. Mi Casa, led by chef Roberto Santibãnez of Mi Vida, will serve Mexican-American cuisine, featuring a menu with items such as tacos, fajitas, ceviches, and more. This concept will seat up to 130 people and also features a covered patio. Guests can also get excited to try a drink from their large bar with over 100 different types of tequila. For more information, visit Knead Hospitality + Design's Instagram here. Photo from Knead Hospitality + Design Instagram
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ERA WINE BAR
PROJECTED OPENING: May 2021 3300 Rhode Island Avenue First time restauranters, Michelle Mwalimu and Ka-Ton Grant, will be opening Era Wine Bar this May, showcasing grapes from regions like Mexico and the Middle East, and adding to a growing dining scene in Mount Rainier. Era Wine Bar will also feature a range of global small plates, as well as 25 wines by the glass and at least 50 wines by the bottle. Guests can get excited for a tasting room located beneath the main dining level featuring wine lockers for members. For more information, visit their website here.  
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MARIGOLD
PROJECTED OPENING: June 2021 701 Club Drive, Keswick, VA Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is bringing his cuisine to the Keswick Hall Hotel this June. The new restaurant, Marigold, will have a changing menu and a holistic focus on the hotel's five-acre farm. The restaurant will showcase Vongerichten's simple yet elegant style with a focus rooted in a healthy relationship with the planet and our tables. Guests can get excited for mountain views, indoor and outdoor seating, a thoughtfully stocked cellar and bar, a stone fireplace, and much more. For more information, visit their website here.
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DAUPHINE'S
PROJECTED OPENING: Spring 2021 1100 15th St NW The latest from the team that brought you The Salt Line, Long Shot Hospitality is creating a new concept inspired by both the culture and flavors of New Orleans, Dauphine. At the stove, executive chef Kyle Bailey, will be offering up a menu of New Orleans favorites, everything from raw bar offerings to savory snacks to small plates, sandwiches, and entr. The team at Dauphine have partnered with the New Orleans based cocktail experts behind Cure Co., who will be developing the beverage program. Grizform Design Architects and the General Design Company are leading the design and are channeling the spirit of New Orleans by evoking the tropical warmth, color, and layered history of the city.
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MAIZ 64
PROJECTED OPENING: Spring 2021 1324 14th Street NW A new taco bar and mezcal lounge will be opening in D.C., in the space formally occupied by B Too this spring. This new two-level concept will serve lunch and dinner, with costs ranging from $38 to $50. The plan for this restaurant is to apply Mexican techniques to Mid-Atlantic ingredients.  Photo by Jorge Mdahuar/BizJournal
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THE POINT AT BUZZARD POINT
PROJECTED OPENING: Spring 2021 2100 2nd Street SW The D.C. based hospitality group behind Nick's Riverside Grill and Tony & Joe's Seafood has announced the opening of its new sustainability-focused restaurant, The Point, opening this Spring at Buzzard Point. The Point is expected to feature a wide selection of the freshest seafood, coastal cuisine, and American-infused food under Culinary Director Ron Goodman and Executive Chef Benjamin Lambert. This new concept, located at the former U.S. Coast Guard headquarters, will have a contemporary interior, that expresses fire and water throughout. There will be an outdoor patio and bar seats that can hold 140 guests, with great views of the waterfront. For more information, visit their website here.
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HONEYMOON CHICKEN
PROJECTED OPENING: Late March 2021 4201 Georgia Avenue NW Rob Sonderman, the chef known for Federalist Pig, will be focusing on chicken later this year, with the opening of Honeymoon Chicken this March. Honeymoon Chicken aims to be higher quality than typical fast food chains, but looks to be better than a KFC or Popeyes and be a once a week stop for its customers. While a menu is still in the works, sides are also expected to elevate this spot. Sonderman is looking to add large plates like a chicken fried rib-eye. Photo by Nevin Martell
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Vin Sur Vingt Wine Bar
PROJECTED OPENING: March 19th, 2021 1529 14th Street NW Vin Sur Vingt Wine Bar is coming to the D.C. area this March, replacing The Drafting Table in Logan Circle. This popular wine bar, with multiple locations across the New York area, appeals to wine lovers who enjoy simplicity, authenticity, and value. The menu contains an ever changing wine list of 250 wines, 50 by the glass, as well as a French inspired menu. The D.C. space is designed to emulate the Bar A Vin in France, and has a relaxed ambiance and dimmed lighting.
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BUTTER CHICKEN COMPANY 4
PROJECTED OPENING: March 14th, 2021 1506 19th Street NW Restaurateur Asad Sheikh is expanding his Butter Chicken Company 4 early next year to Dupont Circle. Similar to the first downtown D.C. location, Butter Chicken Company 4 will only prepare 300 servings per day and focuses on only one dish, Butter Chicken, priced at $11 and served with two sides on Naan. Sheikh's Chef/Partner Praveen Kumar traveled to New Delhi in Fall 2019 in order to serve the most authentic Butter Chicken to their guests.   
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FAVA POT
PROJECTED OPENING: June 2021 1817 M Street NW Dina Daniel will be opening a second Fava Pot location on M Street this June, replacing OKI Bowl D.C. The menu will be similar to that of the Union Market location but will include some specialities. This downtown location will also have the fast casual restaurant feel . Guests can get excited to try menu options such as scratch falafel, kebab bowls, kofta sandwiches, and more. This small space will have 12 seats and a limited amount of seats outside. For more information, visit their website here.
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