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SHOUK: ROCKVILLE
PROJECTED OPENING: Fall 2021 5568 Randolph Road, Rockville, MD After opening two locations in D.C., Shouk will be expanding to Maryland with a new location in Rockville's Montrose Crossing Shopping Center this Fall. This 2,000 square foot concept will be located just off of Rockville Pike and feature 20 seats. The menu will serve the same menu of plant-based, certified kosher food, that is served at its D.C. predecessors. Carryout, delivery, and dine-in will be available at this new location. For more information, visit their website here.
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SHOUK: BETHESDA
PROJECTED OPENING: Fall 2021 5436 Westbard Avenue, Bethesda, MD As part of the expansion into Maryland, after originating in D.C., Shouk will be opening a new location in Bethesda's Westwood Shopping Center this Fall. This new Bethesda location will Shouk's first location that is solely carryout. Guests will be able to order onsite or through Shouk's app ahead of time. Shouk's food is crafted from fresh vegetables, beans, and grains and does not use any foods that are processed or engineered. For more information, visit their website here.
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CHESAPEAKE
PROJECTED OPENING: Summer 2021 925 U Street NW The owners of Duke's Grocery will be opening a new crab shack and seafood house with a bar on U Street this Summer. Chesapeake will feature a fast casual dockside atmosphere with a range of shellfish options and a bustling bar. Guests can get excited to sip crushes and beers locally sourced from the District, Maryland, and Virginia. All seating will be outdoors, and guests can enjoy menu items such as Maryland blue crabs, lobsters, snow crab legs, and more. For more information, visit their website here.
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THAI CHEF STREET FOOD
PROJECTED OPENING: Late Summer 2021 29 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD Federal Realty Investment Trust has announced they will be opening a second Thai Chef Street Food location in Rockville Town Center at the end of this Summer. This 3,535 square foot concept will offer authentic Bangkok-style vendor food that is found along the streets of the Thai capital. After originally opening in Dupont Circle, this new Rockville location will feature a bright and modern atmosphere. Guests can enjoy Thai favorites such as Moo-phing, BBQ pork on skewers, Catfish Dry Curry and more. For more information, visit their website here.
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MI CASA
PROJECTED OPENING: Mid June 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 this June. 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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MAH ZE DAHR BAKERY: CRYSTAL CITY
PROJECTED OPENING: Early June 2021 1550 Crystal Drive, Arlington VA Mah Ze Dahr Bakery will be opening a new location at The Amazon Campus in National Landing this June. This location will be Mah Ze Dahr's largest and latest location and will serve as a cafe and bakery, as well as commisary kitchen for upcoming openings in the DMV. This location will offer selection of breakfast and lunch options and is designed to continue the brands original NYC narrative with clean monolithic white stone, rich blue mill work, and a grander scale channeling Parisian flair. For more information on Mah Ze Dar Baker, visit their website here.
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DLEÑA
PROJECTED OPENING: May 10th, 2021 476 K Street NW Richard Sandoval Hospitality has announced they will be opening a new wood-fire Mexican Cocina and Mezcaleria in the Mount Vernon neighboorhood next week. Dleña will offer guests authentic Mexican cusine with a modern twist, under Executive Chef Carlos Camacho. This 5,000 square foot will offer diners over 250 seats, featuring both indoor and outdoor space. Guests can get excited for dishes such as Wagyu Steak a la Piedra, Camarónes a la Diabla, Coliflor a la Leña, and more. To celebrate its opening, Dleña will be donating proceeds to Dreams for Kids D.C., which helps empower children with physical and developmental disabilities. For more information, visit their website here.  
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CARUSO'S GROCERY
PROJECTED OPENING: May 12th, 2021 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue SE Caruso's Grocery, a 65-seat stand alone restaurant, will be opening across from the Roost next month. This new concept will be modeled after the classic, Italian-American red sauce joint, serving guests with classic dishes. Guests can also get excited about the beverage program at this new spot, featuring a classic and accessible list of wines and cocktails. Wines will be available by the glass, carafe, and bottle, along with a short reserve list. The beer list will consist of a small collection of Italian-style dry-hopped pills and sours. For more information, visit their website here. Photo by Stacey Windsor
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DE RHUM SPOT
PROJECTED OPENING: May/Early June 2021 2827 Sherman Avenue NW Chef Paul Yellin, also known as "The Rhum Chef", will be opening a new Carribean cocktail spot in D.C. this May. After growing up in Barbados, Yellin hopes to bring Carribean food, culture, and rum to the world stage. Yellin's food is sustainable, healthy, well-prepared, and bursting with color and flavor. A variety of delicious cocktails will also be available for guests to chose from. Yellin recently held a meet and greet to address capacity limitations and other COVID-19 related adjustments, after originally planning to open in March.. For more info, click here.
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DUCK DUCK GOOSE
PROJECTED OPENING: June/Early July 2021 2100 P Street NW Chef Ashish Alfred will be expanding his French brasserie, Duck Duck Goose, to Dupont Circle this Summer, after opening locations in Bethesda and Baltimore. Guests can get excited to enjoy brasserie cuisine such as duck confit, French onion soup, colossal cote de boeuf, and more. The menu will not be the exact same as the Maryland locations, but guests can still look forward to seeing many staples on the menu. Duck Duck Goose will be located in the space formerly home to Vintage78 and can seat up to 80 guests, with many options for outdoor seating available. It will also  serve cocktails, wines, and mocktails, so there is something for everyone. For more information, visit their website here. Photo from Duck Duck Goose Facebook