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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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VICTURA PARK
2700 F St NW Victura Park, located at the Reach at the Kennedy Center, is a pop-up cafe that has just opened to the public. The outdoor venue is named after one of President Kennedy's favorite sailboats and is offering guests a plethora of picnic and café tables where they can enjoy a selection of charcuterie and beer and wine. Victura Park is currently open on Friday's from 3:00PM - 10:00PM, Saturday's from 12:00PM - 10:00PM and Sunday's from 12:00PM - 8:00PM.  www.victuraparkdc.com
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TABLA
3227 Georgia Ave NW The owners of Supra, Jonathan and Laura Nelms, have opened their newest concept: Tabla. Currently, Tabla is offering guests the option for takeout or outdoor dining along with spaced indoor seating. The new spot is serving up authentic Georgian fare like Khinkali, Khachapuri, Vegetable-centric Salads, and Kebabs. Additionally, Tabla is also offering a selection of solely Georgian wine; ranging from red and white to rosé.  www.tabladc.com ; 202-291-3227. Photo Credit: Andrew Propp
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MERCY ME
1143 New Hampshire Ave NW Mercy Me, from the team behind Timber Pizza and Call Your Mother, has opened up their doors in Foggy Bottom. Acording to the owners, this is an "edited version" of the entire concept as a result of hte COVID-19 crisis. Therefore, the cafe is solely offering a takeout menu of all-day breakfast and lunch. Mercy Me adopts a South American influence and boasts dishes such as the beloved BEC (bacon, egg and cheese) that comes with a side of Venezuelan-style avocado salsa. In terms of dinner, guests can expect more South American flare through their selection of grilled pizzas. Mercy Me is open from 8:00AM until 4:00PM and is also offering beverages ranging from coffee to kombucha and  frozen coffee coladas.   www.mercymedc.com ; 202-828-7762
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BETHESDA STREETERY
Downtown Bethesda In partnership with Montogmery County, downtown Bethesda has launched a dining concept to help increase seating for restaurants in the area: Bethesda Streetery. These specifc streets/blocks are currently closed from 11:00AM - 10:00PM and maximize outdoor space; with tables spread six feet apart along with a four-person limit.  www.bethesda.org
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YELLOW
1346 4th St SE Chef Michael Rafidi has launched a cafe and bakery inside of his Navy Yard restaruant Albi. The new concept, called Yellow, is offering guests the option to carryout a variety of pastries and beverages. The pastries are crafted by Chef Gregory Baumgartner and adopt a Middle Eastern and French influence. The delicious creations range from savory options like the harissa focaccia and za'atar & labne croissant to the baklava kouign-amann & halva-chocolate chip cookies. Additionally, the beverage options have adopted the same eclectic nature and include the coconut-cardamom cold brew along with the sumac lemonade. www.yellowthecafe.com ; 202-921-9592  
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BUTTER ME UP
703 Edgewood St NE Butter Me Up, the virtual breakfast stand that orginially debuted at HalfSmoke, has expanded to another location inside of Mess Hall. Guests are able to enjoy the same menu that boasts a plethora of breakfast sandwiches, coffee, tea, and two boozy cocktail options. In regards to the food and the overall mantra of the brand, all items are made with and from locally sourced ingredients, highlighting vendors like Gordy’s Pickle Jar, Panorama Bakery, Logan’s Sausage, Büna Coffeehouse and Calabash Tea & Tonic. Butter Me Up's standout sandwich options include The Bestie with hardwood smoked bacon, organic soft scrambled eggs, smoked cheddar cheese and chipotle ketchup, served on a buttered, toasted brioche bun along with the Staycation with organic soft scrambled eggs, smoked cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, avocado and sriracha mayo, served on a buttered, toasted brioche bun. 202-971-9139
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LA COOP COFFEE
5505 1st St NW La Coop Coffee, a proudly run family business, has opened their doors to the DC community. Spearheaded by Juan Luis Salazar Cano, the new spot prides itself on Cano's Guatemalan heritage and places community at the forefront of La Coop Coffee. In the interest of combing authenticity and community, Juan Luis brought together local coffee farmers from his hometown and created the Association of Coffee Growers of Union Cantinil. Consequently, this is where all of the coffee is sourced from at La Coop. Guests have the opportunity to order caffeinated beverages a la carté or purchase a bag of beans.    202-921-9202 ; www.lacoopcoffee.com
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IRON AGE KOREAN STEAK HOUSE
 3365 14th Street NW Kenny Kim, founder and owner, has oficially launced a much-needed Korean BBQ concept for the DC community: Iron Age Korean Steak House. This world-renowned concept currently has eight locations spread across the US, plus one in Thailand. Iron Age features an industrial atmosphere with accents of red and black. In terms of the menu, DC residents are finally be able to enjoy the signature all-you-can-eat option; offering endless food for about $20-$25 per person. Photo Credit: www.ironagekoreansteakhouse.com    
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BAMMY'S
301 Water St SE Bammy's, co-owned by Chef Gerald Addison and Chef Chris Morgan, has oficially opened up in Navy Yard. The restaurant will be offering takeout to customers Sunday-Wednesday from 5PM-10PM and Thursday-Saturday from 5PM-11PM. Currently, guests are able to enjoy a limited menu that features a variety of options. Specifically, there are snacks like the Pimiento Fried Chicken, in addition to larger plates like 1/2 Jerk Chicken, Curry Veggies, and Curry Goat. Side dishes range from the Macaroni Pie to Collard Greens. Guests also have the option to enjoy beverages like beer and handcrafted cocktails. 202-123-4567 ; www.bammysdc.com
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TACO + PIÑA
4041 Campbell AvenueTACO + PIÑA, the brainchild of Chef Graham Bartlett, has officially opened up to the public. Taught by Richard Sandoval (the creator of El Centro, Masa 14, and Toro Toro), Chef Barlett has equipped the menu with a fresh, modern take on Mexican cuisine. The new concept, which is currently offering contactless pick-up and delivery, features a selection of tacos, enchiladas, and nachos. Standout plates include the fried chicken tacos, shrimp and chorizo nachos, along with the roasted mushroom and cheese enchilada. www.tacoandpina.com ; 703-567-4747
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