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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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HAN PALACE
7900 Westpark Dr Han Palace has just opened up in Tysons Corner. Led by Chris Zhu, also responsible for China Garden, the new spot is featuring a new twist on Dim Sum. All Dim Sum food is made to order, overseen by Executive Chef Kenny Lei, and features staples like steamed shrimp dumplings, baked BBQ pork buns, and sticky rice with grape leaves. Han Palace also offers rice and noodle dishes like wet and dry chow fun. Guests can also choose from a detailed cocktail menu. www.hanpalacedimsum.com ; 571-378-0162
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MENYA HOSAKI
845 Upshur Street NW First-time restaurant owner Eric Yoo has oficially opened up his new new ramen shop in the District: Menya Hoski. Everything is made in house, including the noodles, and is a representation of his thorough studies of one of Japan's most popular foods. The establishment features 25 seats inside as well as counter seats that peer into an open kitchen, and 16 additional seats outside. Some menu highlights include two flavors of tsukemen, tantanmen, and much more. www.menyahosakidc.com ; 202-330-3977. 
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HI-LAWN
1309 5th Street NE Blagden Hospitality Group restraunteurs Greg Algie and Chef Nathan Beauchamp have finally opened up their new open-air bar and restaurant. The new concept follows seasonal themes and features a massive space great for social distancing. Currently, the vibe is picnic-chic mixed with backyard barbeque. The spot also has excellent views of the city. Drinks range from Champagne to buckets of beer and spiked selters, brought to you by barman Ian Fletcher. www.hilawndc.com  
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MONEY MUSCLE BBQ
8360 Fenton St  Money Muscle BBQ is a new food truck, from the husband & wife pair behind All Set Restaurant & Bar, that has just started driving around the Montgomery & Prince George area. The truck' s schedule is available on Instagram (@moneymusclebbq) and features a menu influenced by Southern Virginia BBQ. Guest can enjoy Texas Style Brisket, Applewood Smoked Turkey Leg, and BBQ Rubbed Chicken. Money Muscles also features an array of sandwiches, ranging from the Black Bean Quinoa Burger and Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich. www.moneymmusclebbq.com
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EL CIELO
1280 4th St NE Chef Juan Manuel Barrientos has brought El Cielo (current locations in Medellin, Bogota, and Miami) to the DC area. It's currently available in the new Latin marketplace, La Cosecha. El Cielo offers both a la carte and tasting menu options. Currently, the concept is operating ahead of the permanent opening and offering a pop-up that features a "We Are Not Open Yet" menu that operates as a ten-course tasting menu for two ($138/per person). The tastng menu is available Wednesdays through Saturdays, 6:30 - 9:00 PM. Reservations can be made here: www.exploretock.com/elcielodc/
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MOORENKO'S ICE CREAM: EASTERN MARKET
720 C Street SE Moorenko's Ice Cream, the Maryland-based spot known for their rich and creamy ice cream flavors, has opened up their first DC location. Located in Eastern Market, the 722 square foot concept has taken over the former Trickling Springs Creamery Store and is serving up premium ice cream, sorbets, French-pressed coffee, and craft sodas. Some standout flavors include cherry straccitella, salted carmel with pralines, and many more. www.moorenkos.com. 
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BAKER'S DAUGHTER
1402 Okie Street NE Chef Matt Baker has just opened an all-day storefront offering prepared foods, coffee, and gourmet grocery items. Baker's Daughter is situated across from Gravitas in D.C. and operates as a casual cafe and specialty market. Baker's Daughter will mainly operate as takeout and delivery, but also has a small section for well spaced seating. Four-course meals are available for carryout, and the menu changes daily. The cafe currently serves coffee, fresh-pressed juice, housemade pastries, and more. www.bakersdaughterdc.com.
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LA FAMOSA
1300 4th St SE La Famosa, a concept rooted in authentic Puerto Rican cuisine, has just opened in Navy Yard. The fine-casual restaurant, open all day, is erving guests lunch and dinner as well as a full service coffee and bar program. Translating to English as The Famous One, the restaurant features a menu of unique dishes like sorullitos de maiz and chill frito. The 60-seat eatery also boasts a cocktail menu with authentic drinks like a rum sour and pina colada. Aside from the indoor seating, La Famosa also has a sprawling outdoor patio that can seat 58. www.eatlafamosa.com ; 202-921-9882.  
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LEVAIN BAKERY: GEORGETOWN
3131 M Street NW New York City's most famous cookies have finally made their way to Georgetown. Levain Bakery is currently occupying the space formerly home to Johnny Rokcets. Levain is known for their six-ounce cookies, making it the perfect treat to satisfy any sweet tooth. At this new location, guests are able to choose from Levain's best selling cookies: chocolate chip walnut, double chocolate, oatmeal rasin, dark chocolate peanut butter chip and gluten-free chocolate walnut chip. www.levainbakery.com ; 202-843-9340.  
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REREN: LAMEN & BAR
817 7th St NW Reren Lamen & Bar has just opened up in the DMV. The Asian restaurant proudly utilizes locally sourced produce, no MSG, and no additives in each of their dishes. Borrowing influencec from Japan, China, and Thailand, the menu allows guests a plethora of options. Guests can enjoy Lamen noodles which comes as a 4,000 year Chinese tradition along with dumplings and other classic dishes. Currently, guests can order online for takeout or call in. www.rerendc.com ; 202-290-3677.
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