2214 Rhode Island Ave NE
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: Friday, February 23
Momo Yakitori will be introducing Woodridge diners to a variety of Japanese dishes. Yakitori, which translates to grilled chicken in Japanese and features foods cooked over binchotan charcoal. The simple rectangular-shaped paper menu — which guests can check off, sushi bar style — is split into snacks, vegetables, chicken, and miscellaneous sections. Featured skewers, which come one per order, include locally sourced chicken breast adorned with plum, miso, or black garlic, and pierced seasonal veggies such as trumpet mushrooms, eggplant, shishito peppers, and sweet pumpkin.