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THE COLLECTIVE
PROJECTED OPENING: Fall 2022 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD The Howard Hughes Corporation has announced they will be welcoming, The Collective, to Downtown Columbia's Lakefront District this Fall. This new locally owned and operated entertainment and dining concept will be comprised of the coastal restaurant, Offshore, and the live music venue, Encore, both operated by husband and wife teams: Stacy Samaras and Randy Smith, alongside Josh and Joyce Butts; For more information, visit their website here.
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QUADRANT
PROJECTED OPENING: Fall 2022 1150 22nd Street NW Beginning October 1st, Seven Restaurant Group will begin the transition to add Quadrant, the upscale cocktail bar and lounge within The Ritz Carlton D.C., to its restaurant catalogue. Led by founders Ezequiel Vázquez-Ger and Chef Enrique Limardo, Quadrant will keep its name and is expected to open this Fall. It will take on a flare from the restaurant group and serve French-American food and Classic cocktails with a contemporary twist. This 5,000 square-foot concept will boast 120 seats and feature a cozy yet sophisticated atmosphere; For more information, their website here.
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SHOUK: GEORGETOWN
PROJECTED OPENING: Early 2023 1423 Wisconsin Avenue NW Shouk will be opening its fifth location in Georgetown early next year. Guests can get excited to enjoy Shouk's menu of plant-based, certified kosher street foods, including their award-winning Shouk Burger. Shouk's food is crafted from fresh vegetables, beans, grains, and spices, and the concept is inspired by the world's liveliest street markets; For more information, visit their website here.
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HAN PALACE: CAPITOL HILL
PROJECTED OPENING: October 1st, 2022 522 8th Street SE Chris Zhu has announced he will be opening a third Han Palace location in the Capitol Hill neighborhood on Barracks Row early next month. Known for its daily extensive menu of made to order authentic Cantonese Dim Sum, as well as other traditional dishes, this new location will also offer two unlimited tasting menus, unique to this location. Option A will be a $38 per person option that includes an array of Dim Sum like Soup Dumplings, Scallion Pancakes, Steamed Pork Buns, and more. Option B will be $48 per person and include Hong Kong style roasts like Fresh Oyster, Lobstertail, Pork with Preserved Egg, and more. Similar to the other locations, all Dim Sum is made to order and there are no push carts; For more information, visit their website here.
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DORO SOUL FOOD
PROJECTED OPENING: Fall 2022 1819 7th Street NW Chef Elias Taddesse has announced he will be opening a new concept, Doro Soul Food, this Fall in the Shaw neighborhood of D.C., just blocks away from Howard University. Doro Soul Food will infuse traditional American soul food with Ethiopian flavors. Doro Soul Food will feature a menu of bone-in fried and char-grilled chicken and chicken sandwiches. The spice levels for the chicken will range from mild to very hot, with the hotter versions being Chef Taddesse's own sauces. The restaurant will offer dine-in, takeout, and devlivery options; For more information, visit their website here.
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COMMAS FOOD HALL
PROJECTED OPENING: 2023 8661 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD A new food hall, Commas, will be coming to Silver Spring this year on the second floor of Ellsworth Place. This 13,000 square foot concept will feature 12 food and beverage vendors thatrepresent a wide range of international cuisines from Ethiopia to Korea, Malaysia to El Salvador, and Italy to New Jersey. Commas will boast a cosmopolitan architectural and stylistic influence throughout the food hall. On top of the 12 restaurant spaces, Commas will also include a central bar for guests to enjoy. Located in the heart of Silver Spring, Commas is expected to become a central gathering spot; whether guests are grabbing dinner, a coffee, or happy hour. For more information, visit their website here. The food tenants (updated as they are released): DMV Empanadas From brothers Marco and Nacho Almaraz, DMV Empanadas serves authentic empanadas using local ingredients and family recipes. The Almaraz brothers offer over two dozen filling options including spicy pork, shrimp old bay, and cheeseburger. Trini Vybez Owner Natalia Kalloo offers Trinidadian street foods at Trini Vybez. Guests can get excited for a menu of traditional cook-ups, curries, and roti that feature vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.  Tokoa Owned by Evelyn Cruz and Delmy Hernandez, Tokoa's menu focuses on cheesesteaks and burgers, both classic and innovative. J&J Mex-Taqueria A family-owned and operated business owned by father-son duo, Josè and Josè Tovar. J&J Mex-Taqueria is committed to authentic Mexican recipes, flavors, and sauces passed down through generations.
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SILVER DINER
PROJECTED OPENING: October 2022 Half and N Street SE Silver Diner has announced that they will be opening their first D.C. outpost, next to Nationals Park this October. This new 8,000 square foot, two story space will feature an updated Silver Diner restaurant on the first floor and a bar, Bar Silver, on the second floor. There will be 300 seats available at this new location, and guests can get excited for an outdoor terrace that overlooks Nationals Park. This location will be more upscale than previous locations but will still provide a diner feel. For more information, visit their website here.