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SANTOUKA RAMEN
PROJECTED OPENING: August 12th, 2020 The Boro, Tysons Corner Santouka Ramen, a popular Hokkaido-style ramen restaurant, will be opening next week in The Boro in Tysons Corner. In addition delicious ramen and appetizers, the menu will also include many tasty sides as well as Japanese karaage-style fried chicken, fried rice, gyoza, and dessert, as well as their tasty tonkostu soup. This new establishment is family-friendly and can seat 30 people inside, with limited outdoor seating.
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BINGE BAR
PROJECTED OPENING: Early 2021 506 H Street NE An alcohol-free bar is coming to D.C. early next year. Binge Bar will open below Waxing The City and feature poetry readings, karaoke nights, and speed dating. Owner Vergie Arandid wanted to open to open a spot in the city that matched her lifestyle choice, after she stopped drinking alcohol. Binge Bar will serve a variety of drinks like juices and non-alcoholic beers, as well as small bites. This new establishment can hold up to 50 people and will not have a full kitchen, as it is meant to be a casual hangout spot. Photo by Binge Bar Facebook
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BAKER'S DAUGHTER
PROJECTED OPENING: Summer 2020 1402 Okie Street NE Chef Matt Baker has announced that he will be opening an all-day storefront offering prepared foods, coffee, gourmet grocery items, and more this Summer. Baker's Daughter will be opening across from Gravitas in D.C. and operate as a casual cafe and specialty market. Baker's Daughter will operate as mainly takeout and delivery, but will also have a small section for well spaced seating. Four-course meals will be available for carryout, and the menu will change daily. The cafe will serve coffee, fresh-pressed juice, housemade pastries, and more. 
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JINYA RAMEN BAR
PROJECTED OPENING: Late Summer 2020 11964 Market Street Jinya Ramen Bar will be opening its fourth location in the region in the heart of Reston Town Center late this Summer. This ramen bar will bring its guests rich Japanese flavors and authentic presentations and a phiolsophy that is rooted in authentic Japanese cuisine and kaizen, which means continous improvement. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the restaurant is planning on opening strictly for delivery and takeout. Some bestsellers to get excited for are Spicy Chicken Ramen, Spicy Creamy Vegan, and Jinya Tonkostu Broth.
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LEVAIN BAKERY
PROJECTED OPENING: Late Summer 2020 3131 M Street NW New York City's most famous cookies are coming to Georgetown this Summer. Levain Bakery is expected to open in the space formerly occupied by Johnny Rokcets. These six-ounce cookies is the perfect treat to satisfy any sweet tooth. The four best sellers will be featured at this new site as well as a gluten-free chocolate walnut chip plus other new cookies.
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Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
PROJECTED OPENING: Late 2020 7101 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, a 94-year-old family owned pizza chain based in New Haven, Connecticut, will be opening its first restaurant in Maryland at Bethesda Montgomery Mall in late 2020. The restaurant features a variety of specialty pizzas such as their White Clam and Original Tomato Pie. The pizzas range in price from $10 to $31 and varies between 12, 16, and 18-inch pizzas and patrons have the ability to customize their own toppings. Photo by Tom McGovern      
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TRULUCK'S OCEAN'S FINEST SEAFOOD AND CRAB
PROJECTED OPENING: No New Intel At This Time 700 K St NW The popular seafood restaurant, Trulucks Ocean Finest Seafood and Crab, will be opening its first location in the District at Anthem Row on K Street this April. Truluck's is known for their fresh seafood from around the world, Florida stone crab, and wine. They ensure their seafood is from our traps to your table in less than 24 hours emphasizing the value Truluck has in their seafood being fresh and sustainable for their guests. This award-winning restaurant will also feature menu items such as prime tender steak. Patrons can also get excited for the live piano performances the restaurant will feature throughout the week.    
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DAUPHINE'S
PROJECTED OPENING: Summer 2020 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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THE ROOST
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Late Summer 2020 1401 Pennsylvania Ave SE Neighborhood Restaurant Group is collaborating with a variety of vendors for the new multi-use food and beverage hall: The Roost. Confirmed residents of the 12,000 square-foot concept include Shelter, Show of Hands, Hi/Fi Taco and Caruso Grocery. The first, Shelter, is serving a variety of draft lines; fifty to be exact. However, the new concept will place an emphasis on low-ABV beers and will be specializing in IPA hard ciders, and stouts. Show of Hands is the second confirmed concept and will function as the larger bar within The Roost. As both of these venues are led by spirits director Nick Farrell, Show of Hands will also focus on serving libations with low alcohol content. Guests can expect housemade spirits like limoncello, vermouth, absinthe, and seasonal fruit liqueurs. In terms of food, The Roost will house Hi/Fi Taco, which will be led by Nate Anda and will be serving up creative twists on the beloved dish. Anda has crafted a menu that will incorporate innovative ingredients like atomic whiz, labneh, and pigs head. Caruso Grocery, slated to open adjacent to The Roost, will offer guests a reinvented menu of Italian-American fare. Guests can expect handcrafted dishes like rigatoni alla vodka, five cheese ravioli, and chicken parmigiana. A new coffee shop lead by Nazia Khan, formerly of the Wydown, is expected to open in The Roost in Early 2020. Cameo is expected to feature a variety of roasters as well as coffee and tea from around the world and will remain open all day.    
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JÔNT
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: 2021 1906 14th St NW Chef Ryan Ratino, brains behind the one Michelin star Bresca, has carefully curated a new dining experience for DC residents: Jônt. This intimate, 18-seat, venue will offer an ever-changing menu that features about 8-11 courses. Ratino wants his new restaurant to reflect his culinary journey and will only be using ingredients that are emblematic of his hard work. The menu will focus on certain elements like dry-aged meats, vinegars, lacto-fermented fruits and vegetables, and various miso. Chef Ratino has partnered up with local DC designer, Amber Kendrick, to curate an approachable space that feels both chic yet homey. Photo Credit:www.dc.eater.com      
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