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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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Hank Dietle's Tavern
11010 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD Popular dive bar Hank Dietle Tavern has reopened in Rockville, after closing in February 2018 following a massive fire. New owners Thomas Bowes, Sarah Bonner, and Alan Kresse have refurbished the bar, while also making some changes to the establishment like offering a greater variety of live music, featuring more genres of music, and having bands perform on more days of the week. For more information, visit their website here. Photo by Charlie Wright      
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LEVAIN BAKERY: BETHESDA
4844 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD Following a successful opening in Georgetown, Connie McDonald and Pam Weekes have brought Levain Bakery to Maryland, with the opening of their new storefront in Downtown Bethesda. Known for their six ounce cookies that are warm and fresh out the oven, Levain also offers artisan breads, cakes, pastries, coffee drinks, and more. Levain will be offering a limited-edition ice cream sandwich until the end of Summer, made with Dolcezza Gelato. Proceeds from Levain Bethesda's opening will be donated to Bethesda Help, that offers food and financial aid to Montgomery County residents. Levain Bakery will be open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; 240.258.6222; For more information, visit their website here. Photo by Katie Previte
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THE ANGRY JERK
8223 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD A new restaurant, The Angry Jerk, offering authentic Carribean cuisine has opened in the space formerly home to the Big Greek Cafè in Downtown Silver Spring. Owner Jason Miskiri is the man behind this new concept, which offers its guests menu options such as jerk chicken, curry chicken, brown stew chicken, and more, as well as a variety of sides. The Angry Jerk is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 a.m.; For more nformation, visit their instagram here. Photo from The Angry Jerk Instagram
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LUPO PIZZERIA
1908 14th Street NW Restaurateur Med Lahlou's Lahlou Restaurant Grous has opened a new concept, Lupo Pizzeria. After Covid pushed back the original March opening, Lupo Pizzeria is opening with a range of Italian street foods, Italian cocktails, and more. Chef Juan Oliveria will be the head of this new pizzeria where guests can enjoy menu highlights such as handmade squid-ink dough pizza. Brian Kominsky serves as the Beverage Director, creating cocktails made from Italian ingredients; 202.506.6137; For more information, visit their website here. Photo by Rey Lopez
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LUCKY DANGER: ARLINGTON
1101 South Joyce Street, Arlington, VA After opening a location in Mount Vernon this past November, chefs Tim Ma and Andrew Chiou have brought their Chinese-American restaurant, Lucky Danger, to Arlington. This concept functions only as an all-day takeout and delivery, and will serve menu options similar to its Mount Vernon predecessor, inluding dumplings, kung pao chicken, broccoli beef, and much more. Lucky Danger's menu is a cross between classics that would cater to Americans and a more traditional Chinese dishes. Customers can place orders by using their app, or ordering at the kiosk using a QR code. Currently, Lucky Danger Arlington is only open for take-out, with delivery expected to begin at a later date. Lucky Danger is open Wednesday to Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.; For more information, visit their website here. Photo from Lucky Danger Twitter
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BAKER'S DAUGHTER: CHINATOWN
675 I Street NW Chef Matt Baker has announced has opened a new location of his Baker's Daughter cafè and market in Chinatown, making this Baker's Daughter's third location. This all-day store front offers prepared foods, coffee, pastries, and weekly meal kits. Though they are primarily focused on carryout and delivery, this 600 square-foot location offers patio seating, perfect for the warmer months. In comparion to its Ivy City predecessor, this new Chinatown location has a more pared-down menu and has a heavier focus on grab-and-go dining. Pastry Chef Aisha Momaney has expanded the selection of house-made pastries and baked treats at this new location. Baker's Daughter Chinatwon will be open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; 202.729.6990; For more information, visit their website here. Photo from Baker's Daughter Facebook
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THE BOILING CRAB
400 H Street NE A new international seafood chain from Seadrift, Texas has made its debut in the Distric, located in the space formerly home to Driftwood Kitchen. The Boiling Crab offers guests menu options such as lobster, crawfish, oysters, clams, and more. Diners can also choose from a range of sauces to accompany their entrees. Fried food lovers will also be happy with the menu selection as there is a variety of battered seafood options. The Boiling Crab is open weekdays from 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and weekends from noon until 10:00 p.m.; 202.793.4202; For more information, visit their website here. Photo from The Boiling Crab Facebook  
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NO GOODBYES: THE LINE D.C. HOTEL
1770 Eucid Street NW The Line D.C. Hotel has announced the opening of their new restaurant, No Goodbyes, in their hotel to replace their four different eating and drinking options. This new all-day restaurant boasts a wood-burning grill and has a constantly changing menu of dishes inspired by the Chesapeake Bay. This new restaurant is located on the hotel's main floor, in the space formerly home to Brothers and Sisters, and focuses mainly on Mid-Atlantic ingredients, under Chef Patrick Crooks. No Goodbyes is open seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.; 202.864.4180; For more information, visit The Line D.C. Hotel's website here. Photo from No Goodbyes Facebook
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THE WILDSET HOTEL
209 North Talbot Street, Saint Michaels, MD A new hotel, The Wildset Hotel, from the sister duo behind the Henrietta Red in Nashville has opened in Saint Michaels, Maryland. This new concept features 34-bedrooms, each of which is different and celebrates women with touches such as books, paintings, photographs, and more. The hotel also features a sundries and coffee shop, as well as a pool that will open in 2022. Also new to The Wildset Hotel is a new restaurant, The Ruse, which features 78-seats, an oyster bar, outdoor bar, and an extensive wine list. For more information and to book a room, click here. Photo by Maya Oren  
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MI CASA
1647 20th Street NW A new restaurant has opened in Dupont Circle in the space formerly home to Bareburger. Mi Casa is Led by Executive Chef Angel Araya and serves Mexican-American cuisine, featuring a menu with items such as tacos, fajitas, ceviches, and more. This concept offers a new perspective on border cuisine with a menu filled with Mexican, Tex-Mex, and Southwestern cuisine. Mi Casa can 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 until 12:00 a.m., and Sunday until 10:00 p.m.; 202.450.4595; For more information, visit their website here. Photo by Rey Lopez
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