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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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TACO ROCK 2
6548 Little River Turnpike  Chef Mike Cordero has just opened up Taco Rock 2. The 2,500 square-foot casual taqueria features a lively, colorful atmosphere along with the concept's signature guitar hanging from the ceiling. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of gourmet tacos made on their signature homemade blue corn tortillas. This new location is also offering guests a wide selection of tequila, craft cocktails, and beer. For those who prefer to stray from meat, Taco Rock 2 features "The Impossible", made with veggies. www.thetacorock.com ; 703-712-7659.
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POP-UP: NO SOUP FOR YOU
1330 U St NW Beloved restaurant The Fainting Goat has announced the opening of a new pandemic pop-up: No Soup For You. The concept is solely focusing on hearty soups and stews, dips, and sandwiches. Soup standouts, which range from $9-$14, include the Chicken Pot Pie, Roasted Tomato, Braised Short Rib, and Shrimp Gumbo. Guests can also order a plethora of Hot Cocktails To-Go like the Hot Toddy, Boozy Mocha, Mulled Wine, and Irish Coffee. Currently, The Fainting Goat and No Soup For You can be ordered for either takeout or delivery. www.faintinggoatdc.com ; 202-735-0344.  
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GEORGETOWN PIZZA
2505 Wisconsin Ave NW Schlow Restaurant Group has oficially opened up a brand new ghost kitchen in Georgetown: Georgetown Pizza. The new concept features a plethora of pizzas and speciality pies; including "The Hamilton" with shredded short rib, ricotta, truffle, honey, and fresh herbs. Guests also have the option to enjoy other dishes like wings and burgers. Currently, Georgetown Pizza is open for takeout and/or delivery, and is also selling alcohol like beer and white claw.  
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THE ROOST: YOKO & KOTA
1401 Pennsylvania Ave SE The Roost, a new multi-use food and beverage hall from Neighborhood Restaurant Group, has opened up a new outpost: Yoko & Kota; led by infamous DC Chef Erik Bruner-Yang.  The new concept is dedicated to serving up a plethora of dumplings, noodles, and Chinese BBQ. The menu borrows influence from Yang's time spent growing up on the Yokota Air Base in Japan; and features dishes like pork wontons, crystal shrimp dumplings, pecking duck buns, and mushroom curry buns. Yoko & Kota is also allowing guests to make their own noodle dish with proteins including chicken and beef. www.theroostedc.com  Photo Credit: Vina Sananikone / Yoko & Kota
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POP-UP: THE WINE SHOP AT SHILLING CANNING COMPANY
360 Water St SE Shilling Canning Company has oficially announced their latest project: The Wine Shop. The new concept is in partnership with Moët-Hennessy and is offering guests a wide selection of wines, to pair with their already-established Dine-In and Takeout menus. Standout plates from the menu include truffle fries, the lobster roll, and buttermilk fried chicken. The new pop-up is emphasizing the concept of pairing wine with food, inviting guests to connect with staff on their suggestions. www.shillingcanning.com ; 202-554-7474.
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POP-UP: LONELY HUNTER
3201 Cherry Hill Lane  Chef-owner Johnny Speros has just announced his tasting menu restaurant Reverie is on quick pause, and Lonely Hunter is in full swing. Operating from the same kitchen, Lonely Hunter will at least be open for the entire month of January and is offering guests handmade pizzas. The three-options include the littleneck clam pie (with cured and confit elephant garlic, oregano, pecorino cheese, and cream sauce infused with dill oil), the potato pizza (Spanish patatas bravas, tomato sauce, sherry vinegar, and roasted bell & Jimmy Nardello peppers), and the ‘nduja pizza (spreadable sausage and semi-soft boschetto al tartufo cheese on a tomato base). Aside from pizza, diners can also order plates like beef tartare, kombu-cured scallop crudo and baby gem lettuce salad. Currently, all guests can reserve a seat on the heated patio or order for takeout and delivery.  Photo Credit: Johnny Spero
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BUBBIE'S PLANT BURGERS & FIZZ
1353 H St NE Bubbie's Plant Burgers & Fizz, Coming From The Creators Of Pow Pow, Is Serving Up American Classics That Are Entirely Plant-based And Kosher. This New Concept Is Not Only Grilling Up Burgers, They Are Also Be Serving Homemade Hot Dogs, Fries, Tots, And Soda Pop. Some Standouts From The Menu Include The Monkey Wrench, A Housemade Vegan Patty With Vegan Pork Belly Bacon, Pickled Jalapeños, Slices Of Vegan Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato, And BBQ Sauce; As Well As The No Diggity Which Is A Hotdog Made Entirely Out Of Carrots With Vegan Pork Belly Bacon, Shredded Vegan Cheddar Cheese, Pickles, Mustard, And Ketchup. Www.bubbiesburgers.com
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SUNDEVICH
601 New Jersey Ave NW A new independent sandwich shop, SUNdeVICH, has opened up another location. Guests are able to enjoy the same beloved SUNdeVICH menu; where all sandwiches are fresh-baked French baguettes. Pre-crafted sandiwch options, which can also be created as salads, include the Athens sandwich (lamb, sumac onions, tomato, greens, and tzatziki), Berlin sandwich (bratwurst, sauerkraut, and mustard), Cairo sandwich (hummus, herbs, vegetables, walnuts, and cucumbers), and many more. Aside from sandwiches, SUNdeVICH also features sides like eggplant dip, spicy slaw, and potato salad. www.sundevich.com  ; 202-750-8128.
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BUN'D UP
910 Rose Ave Bun'd Up, known for its Union Market outpost, has just launched in Bethesda's Pike & Rose. Open every Saturday from 9:00AM - 1:30PM, guests are able to enjoy a plethora of hand-made bao buns and rice bowls. The menu boasts buns filled with korean BBQ beef, braised pork belly, korean fried chicken, mushroom, tofu, and more. Additionally, their rice bowls include a base of jasmine rice and vary from the Mushroom bowl, Korean BBQ Rice bowl, and the tofu rice bowl. www.bundup.com ;   
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3321 BISTRO
3321 Connecticut Ave NW 3321 Bistro has oficially opened up their doors. The new Tex Mex & Latin concept is offering up guests a plethora of authentic dishes. Standout plates include the Parrillada Argentina for 2, which also comes with salad, white rice, and chimichurri sauce, along with Mix Fajitas with chicken, shrimp, and chicken and all of the fixings. Currently, 3321 Bistro is open for both takeout and delivery on Grub Hub, Uber Eats, and Doordash. 202-758-0540.
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