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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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TACO BAMBA: ROCKVILLE
1627 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD Chef Victor Albisu has opened his first Taco Bamba location in Maryland  at Congressional Plaza in Rockville. This 2,766 square-foot space features a menu of tacos that are original to this new location and they have expanded their catering and delivery services to the Maryland suburbs. Guests can get enjoy wings, enchiladas, chilaquiles, as well as Taco Bamba's famous torta sandwiches. Something else guests can enjoy and are unique to this lcoation are Maryland-inspired nuestros tacos that feature fillings like crab cakes with slaw. The bar menu is overseen by beverage director Amin Seddiq, and has classic and original cocktails, agave spritis, as well as local and Mexican beer and wine. Taco Bamba Rockville will be open Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; For more information, visit their website here.
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2FIFTY'S
1309 5th Street NE Debby Portillo and Danny Gonzalez have expanded their Maryland-based 2Fifty Texas BBQ to a stand in D.C.'s Union Market named 2Fifty's. 2Fifty's will feature a condensed menu that includes prime brisket or pulled pork sandwiches on kaiser rolls, as well as a 'Texas Trinity Platter'. They will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m; For more infromation, visit their website here. Photo from 2Fifty Texas BBQ Facebook.
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CITY-STATE BREWING CO.
705 Edgewood Street NE James Warner has opened his City-State Brewing in the Edgewood and Brooklands neighborhood. This new spot is dedicated to celebrating D.C. culture and history, with every beer available for sample being a tribute to the city. Guests can grab a seat at one of the beer garden tables or outside on the former train platform that is near the Metropolitan Bike Trail, making it a convenient stop for those who enjoy biking and more. Guests can also enjoy City-State's taproom led by Eugene Barnett. City-State is launching with eight keg beers and will expand from there. A Summer garden patio will be opening at end of June. City-State will be open Wednesday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.; For more information, visit their website here.
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WILLIAM HILL SPORTSBOOK
601 F Street NW William Hill and Monumental Sports & Entertainment have have opened a first-of-its-kind marquee destination for local, regional, and global visitors. This two-story, 18,000 square foot venue features 17 betting windows and 12 self-service betting kiosks. Michellin-Star Chef Nicholas Stefanelli has crafted a sports-bar menu and restaurant concept for guests to enjoy, whether they are catching a game or watching one. Sportsbook's design pays homage to the history of sports and local professional teams. Sportsbook is open seven days a week, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., and weekend from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.; For more information, visit their website here. Photo from William Hill US Twitter
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SEOULSPICE: BETHESDA
7101 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD Owner Eric Shin has opened his fourth SEOULSPICE location in Bethesda's Montgomery Mall Food Court. Known for its healthy Korean comfort food, guests can enjoy menu options such as Korean-style rice bowls, kimbap burritos, japchae noodle bowls, and more. Dishes showcase original recipes from Shin's recipe, with a heavy emphasis on fresh, organic, and locally sourced products. Prices range from $6.00 to $11.50, making it an affordable, fast casual option. SEOULSPICE is open seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m; 301.263.4776; For information, visit their website here. Photo by Scott Suchman
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VIA ROMA
4531 Telfair Boulevard, Camp Springs, MD Via Roma has opened in Camp Springs, and is the only restaurant in the area where residents can enjoy "fresh" pinsa, a Roman style pizza. Owner Biagio Cepollara and Chef Antonio Rusciano created Via Roma to bring fresh and authentic pinsa to the DMV. This Sunday, the restaurant is hosting "Vino Sunday Sips" hosted by Isis Daniels. Guests can enjoy three different wines while being educated on each for $15.00 per person. Via Roma is open Tuesday though Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and weekends from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; 301.444.9038; For more information, visit their website here. Photo from Via Roma Facebook
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ATLAS FISH MARKET
10650 South Charles Street, Baltimore, MD Atlas Restaurant Group has opened a new fish market, Atlas Fish Market, in Baltimore's Historic Cross Street Market. This new concept aims to become the neighborhood's seafood vendor that supplies the commuity with fresh seafood on a daily basis, at affordable prices. Some options guests can purchase includes: Maryland crab meat, Chilean sea bass, Scottish salmon, and much more. Atlas Fish Market will be open seven days a week and will be adjacent to other Atlas Restaurant Group restaurants. For more information, visit their website here. Photo from Atlas Fish Market Instagram
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TRULUCK'S OCEAN'S FINEST SEAFOOD AND CRAB
7th Street NW & K Street NW The popular seafood restaurant, Trulucks Ocean Finest Seafood and Crab, has opened its first location in the District at Anthem Row on K Street. Truluck's is known for their fresh seafood from around the world, Florida stone crab, and wine. They ensure their seafood is from their 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 also features menu items such as prime tender steak. Patrons can also enjoy  live piano performances the restaurant  throughout the week; 202.898.0680; For more information, visit their website here. Photo by Rey Lopez    
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SLIPSTREAM
1201 New York Avenue NW After opening locations in Logan Circle and Navy Yard, Slipstream has opened a new downtown location. Guests can enjoy single-origin coffees, loose lea teas, cocktails, and more as many D.C. residents are headed back into the office. There is also a separate entrance that features an ordering countering a few seating options for guests to enjoy. While Slipstream does try different roasters, they do have three that feature in their core group. The food menu has an emphasis on breakfast foods and sandwiches. Slipstream will be on open on Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., but that will change once more people start going back to work. For more information, visit their website here. Photo from Slipstream D.C. Facebook
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EL SECRETO DE ROSITA
1624 U Street NW Latin Concepts owner Mauricio Fraga-Rosenfeld has opened a new Andean restaurant, El Secreto de Rosita in the space formerly home to Chi-Cha Lounge on U Street. Led by General Manager Manuel Olivera and Chef Eugene Perret, this new concept specializes in a mix of Peruvian comfor foods and small bites inspired by Japanese and Chinese migrants as well as Latin American wines and cocktails. Some menu items guests can enjoy include ceviche del mercado with mahi mahi, fried calamari, aji de gallina, and more. El Secreto de Rosita is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until midnight; 202.234.8400; For more information, visit their website here. Photo from El Secreto de Rosita Instagram
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