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PATTY O'S CAFE AND BAKERY
PROJECTED OPENING: October 31st, 2021 389 Main Street, Washington, VA Patrick O'Connell will be opening a café; in Little Washington at the end of this month. The space, which used to be a former gas station, will now house Patty O's Cafe and Bakery, which features a charming sidewalk cafe, an inviting bar, and a cozy dining room. A bakery and European-style pastry shop will also be available on the side of the building. This new spot is located directly across from The Inn at Little Washington, offering guests an additional dining option. For more information, visit their website here.
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THE MAYFLOWER CLUB
PROJECTED OPENING: October 27th, 2021 1223 Connecticut Avenue NW A new Mediterranean-inspired restauarant and supper club will be opening next week as an all-night culinary and music spot. The Mayflower Club will feature three floors, five bars, and an outdoor garden with a retractable deck. This new concept will feature Nouveau Mediterranean-style cusine and cocktail program. The design of The Mayflower Club draws inspiration from the 1930's prohibition era. For more information, visit their website here.
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SURREAL
PROJECTED OPENING: Early 2023 2121 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA The team behind latin spot, Seven Reasons, will be opening a new all day cafe, Surreal, in a privately owned park near Amazon's HQ2 in Arlington. Chef Enrique Limardo will be the head of this new concept . Surreal is also expected to have kiosks for a "Dining in the Park" program that will cater to picnicing guests. Surreal's team plans to work with OOAK Architects to create an indoor-outdoor atmosphere filled with natural elements. By the time Surreal opens, the hope is customers will be able to carry alcoholic beverages throughout the concept.  Photo by JBG Smith
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LEILA
PROJECTED OPENING: Early November 2021 7943B Tysons Corner Center, Tysons Corner, VA A new dining and nightlife concept that draws inspiraation from the Middle East, Persian Gulf, and Northern India will be opening in Tysons Corner early next month. Leila, from Owner Bikram Keith, came up with the idea for this new restaurant after touring as a tour DJ with R&B star, Jay Sean. This 5,000 square-foot concept, which celebrates the dishes of the Spice Route, will be able to seat up to 210 guests and will faeture a dining room, lounge, and patio. Karan Singh as well as Chef Jassi Bindra will collaborate to create the menu for Leila. For more information, visit their website here. Photo by John Robinson
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COMMAS FOOD HALL
PROJECTED OPENING: Spring 2022 8661 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD A new food hall, Commas, will be coming to Silver Spring next 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.
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ITALIAN BAR
PROJECTED OPENING: December 1st, 2021 5008 Connecticut Avenue NW I'm Eddie Cano owners Massimo and Carolyn Papetti will be opening a European-style bar named Italian Bar, right next door this December. This new concept will be a seat-free bar, modeled after Roman businesses. Guests can get excited to congregate at this new spot and enjoy menu options such as cappucinos, light pastries, gelato, and more. Alcoholic options will also be featured, which guests can enjoy inside or on Italian Bar's small patio. For more information, visit their website here.
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HUNTER'S HOUND
PROJECTED OPENING: Late November 2021 5471 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD A new Irish-themed restaurant and bar, Hunter's Hound, will be opening in Chevy Chase this November, in a space across from Clyde's. Originally from New York, this new Maryland outpost will be under the same ownership as its predecessors. Hunter's Hound is expected to be modern American with Irish hospitality. Guests can enjoy menu options such as French chicken liver plate, house shepard's pie, braised lamb shank, and more. The restaurant will feature a large bar and will have happy hour, weekend brunch, coorporate functions, and other events. For more information, visit their website here.
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TACO ROCK: FALLS CHURCH
PROJECTED OPENING: Early December 2021 1116 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA Chef Mike Cordero has announced he will be opening a third Taco Rock location in Falls Church's Birch and Broad shopping center this December. This 2,815 square-foot fast casual taqueria and tequila bar will replicate its Rosslyn and Alexandria locations and seat 85 guests, as well as a 25-foot tequila bar. A large outdoor patio will also be available at this location, which can seat up to 100 guests. Taco Rock serves affordable and gourmet on their homemade Blue Rock Tortillas, as well as cocktails and other drinks. For more information, visit their website here.
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DUCK DUCK GOOSE
PROJECTED OPENING: Late October/Early November 2021 2100 P Street NW Chef Ashish Alfred will be expanding his French brasserie, Duck Duck Goose, to Dupont Circle this October, 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  
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HONEYMOON CHICKEN
PROJECTED OPENING: Late November 2021 4201 Georgia Avenue NW Rob Sonderman, the chef known for Federalist Pig, will be focusing on chicken later this year, with the opening of Honeymoon Chicken. Honeymoon Chicken aims to be higher quality than typical fast food chains, but looks to be better than a KFC or Popeyes and be a once a week stop for its customers. While a menu is still in the works, sides are also expected to elevate this spot. Sonderman is looking to add large plates like a chicken fried rib-eye. For more information, visit their website here.