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Keeping you up to date on the absolute latest in restaurant openings in the DC Metro area.
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IRONCLAD INN & BOURBON TASTING ROOM
1200 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA Ironclad Distillery Co. has opened a bed and breakfast where people can enjoy bourbon tasting. The company purchased the historic Kenmore Inn and renamed it the ironclad Inn & Bourbon Tasting Room. Guests can enjoy charming sitting areas, full accommodations, southern breakfast items, and bourbon tastings and cocktails all in one place. There are nine rooms for overnight guests, some located in the original home, and the others in the 1930's addition. The three-story building also has a walled garden patio that can accommodate special events. For more information, visit their website here.Photo from Ironclad Inn Facebook
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MALAI
1407 T Street NW Founder Pooja Bavishi has opened the first DC location of his South Asian-inspired ice cream shop, Malai, in the space formerly home to Ice Cream Jubilee off of 14th Street Corridor. Guests can enjoy their ice cream in their indoor or outdoor seating. Malai offers dairy and non-dairy flavors such as Ginger Root, Masala Chai, Red Chili Chocolate, and more. The flavors at Malai are rotated bi-monthly, with one flavor remaining on the menu permanently. In addition to scoop, Malai also offers Ice Cream Cakes, Ice Cream Sandwiches, Soft-Serve, and more. Malai is open Sunday - Thursday from 12:00 - 10:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 12:00 - 11:00 p.m. For more information, visit their website here.Photo from Malai Ice Cream Instagram
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TAMASHAA
3115 14th Street NW Husband-and-wife Restauranteurs Rajiv Chopra and Shivani Chopra have opened a new location of their upscale Indian restaurant, Tamashaa, in Columbia Heights. Their menu pays homage to India's diverse and delicious cuisines, with each dish prepared with care and precision. The bar menu at Tamashaa features handcrafted cocktails, local beers, and fine natural wines. Guests can also enjoy India's finest spirits and liqueurs. Tamashaa is open Sunday and Monday from 12:00 - 9:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00 - 9:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 12:00 - 10:00 p.m. For more information, visit their website here.Photo from Tamashaa Website
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ICE CREAM JUBILEE TRUCK: GAITHERSBURG
119 Crown Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD Ice Cream Jubilee has opened a new location in Gaithersburg, operating out of a 1967 refurbished bread delivery truck, which is parked for the Summer in Downtown Crown. The ice cream truck provides guests with tasty treats, with highlights including ice cream scoops, baked goods, sundaes, and more. For more information, visit their website here.Photo from Ice Cream Jubilee Website
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NIHAO: ARLINGTON
1550 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA Peter Chang and his daughter Lydia Chang have opened their latest venture together, NiHao, in the National Landing neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. NiHao is an all-day modern Chinese concept that highlights Sichuan cuisine through shareable plates that leads into Chang's signature use of peppers and spice. There is also a focus on dim sum at this new Arlington location, that is different from its Baltimore predecessor. Erik Bruner-Yang also serves as a partner on this new project. Some highlights guests can look forward to enjoying at NiHao include Clay Pot Noodle Soup, Braised Eggplant and Tofu, Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles, and more. NiHao Arlington is open Monday - Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. For more information, visit their website here. 
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SOLAIRE SOCIAL
8200 Dixon Avenue, Silver Spring, MD Silver Spring's new culinary collective from Chef/Restauranteur Akhtar Nawab, Solaire Social, has officially opened. This new 13,000 square-foot dining destination and bar features a collection of artisan concepts that provide a stage for chef-driven culinary concepts to showcase a curated experience enriched by diverse food and entertainment. In addition to the 40-seat bar and entertainment stage, the food vendors, chosen by Chef Akhtar, are a mix of people that make up the fabric of Silver Spring from Fried Chicken to Sushi, Thai, Indian, and Brazilian, to a Butcher and Deli, and African inspired ice cream. The current list includes: Just Chicken, Kabab 2 Go, Kati Roll Wala, Pau & Sophia's Thai Kitchen, Shuga x Ice, SOKO, Fire Pit Brazilian Cuisine & Barbecue, and Manna Sushi. For more information, visit their website here.Photo by Scott Suchman
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SUSHI BY BOU
550 School Street SW Sushi by Bou, the popular micro restaurant concept known for revolutionizing the omakase experience, has opened its newest location at the top of the citizenM DC Capitol hotel. This new intimate restaurant is an immersive disco-themed playground that serves signature high-quality omakase menus crafted by Chef David Bouhadana. The restaurant’s sushi chefs expertly guide guests through a thoughtfully curated 60-minute omakase journey designed to be accessible. Guests can relax as the chefs handpick their menu, selecting either a 12-course sustainable fish menu ($60) or a 17-course "Bou-gie" upgrade ($100), which includes the classic 12 courses in addition to five seasonal dishes. Some highlights include hamachi, botan ebi, ikura, and much more. Free-flowing sake, inventive cocktails, and mochi for dessert are also featured at Sushi by Bou. Sushi by Bou is open Wednesday - Sunday from 5:00 - 11:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. For more information, click here.Photo from Sushi by Bou Instagram
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WISEGUY PIZZA
1205 19th Street NW Thompson Restaurants has opened its seventh location of Wiseguy Pizza in DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood. Wiseguy Pizza is known for their New York Style authentic pies with a distinct, chewy, golden crust. The ingredients at Wiseguy Pizza come from the finest sources. Alongside the classics, Wiseguy Pizza has a rotating menu of specials which includes vegan, and vegetarian as well as fun flavors. Some highlights include Korean Chicken and Paneer Tikka, Cauliflower Gluten-Free 10-Inch Pies, and more. This new Wiseguy Pizza location features dine-in and carry-out services, both for customers who walk in as well as for delivery services and catering options. Wiseguy Dupont Circle also has an intimate indoor setting for 8 people and an expansive patio with seating for up to 30 people. Wiseguy Pizza is open Monday – Wednesday from  10:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., Thursday from 10:30 - 12:00 a.m., Friday from 10:30 - 3:00 a.m, Saturday from 11:00 - 3:00 a.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 11 p.m. For more information, click here.
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PITANGO GELATO & COFFEE
605 Wharf Street SW Pitango Gelato & Coffee has opened its sixth gelateria at The Wharf, within the Amaris condo building. This new location serves 20 rotating gelato and sorbet flavors, crafted with a traditional Italian Carpigiani freezer. Pitango places an emphasis on simple, high-end ingredients, from pistachios grown in Sicily’s Mt. Etna region to single-origin chocolates sourced from Côte d’Ivoire. Pitango makes its own gelato using organic milk from grass-fed Maryland cows. Their sorbets are handmade from whole, fresh fruit. In addition to their gelatos and sorbets, Pitango also serves a full menu of premium coffees, along with a variety of croissants, cookies, scones and pastries made in-house daily. The coffee menu features signature espresso, cold brew and drip blends created in collaboration with Vigilante Coffee. For more information, visit their website here.Photo from Pitango Gelato Facebook
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STELLINA PIZZERIA: TYSONS
1610 Capital One Drive, Tysons, VA Antonio Matarazzo and Chef Matteo Venini have officially the opened their fifth Stellina Pizzeria location in Tysons' Capital One Center. The menu at this new 4,700 square-foot full-sized restaurant stays true to the concept’s authentic Italian roots and features traditional dishes inspired by Northern and Southern Italian pizza and street food. In addition to food offerings, the new Tysons location offers private events, as well as pizza and pasta cooking classes. Stellina Pizzeria is known for its unique Neo-Neapolitan style of pizza, which sees Chef Venini use a biga and malted flour to create a high-hydration dough, which then undergoes a 48-hour double fermentation process. Stellina’s pizza menu features 11 signature creations ranging from classic Margherita to the Piccante. In addition to pizza offerings, Stellina will serve paninis, pastas, and salads alongside signature cocktails, beers, and wines. Stellina’s menu also includes a variety of traditional Italian sweets to follow meals. The space can seat up to 104 guests indoors and 22 guests outside. Stellina Pizzeria Tysons is open daily from 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. For more information, visit their website here.Photo from Stellina Pizzeria Facebook 
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