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Moorenko
PROJECTED OPENING: To Be Announced 720 C Street SE Known for their rich and creamy ice cream flavors, Maryland based Moorenko will be opening its first shop in D.C.. This 722 square foot concept will take over the former Trickling Springs Creamery Store and serve premium ice cream, sorbets, French-pressed coffee, and craft sodas. Some flavors to get excited for include cherry straccitella, salted carmel with pralines, and more. 
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Vin Sur Vingt Wine Bar
PROJECTED OPENING: To Be Announced 1529 14th Street NW Vin Sur Vingt Wine Bar is coming to the D.C. area, replacing The Drafting Table in Logan Circle. This popular wine bar, with multiple locations across the New York area, appeals to wine lovers who enjoy simplicity, authenticity, and value. The menu contains an ever changing wine list of 250 wines, 50 by the glass, as well as a French inspired menu. The D.C. space is designed to emulate the Bar A Vin in France, and has a relaxed ambiance and dimmed lighting.
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Sarah's Handmade Ice Cream and Treats
PROJECTED OPENING: Late Summer 2020 Wildwood Shopping Center, Bethesda MD Sarah's Handmade Ice Cream and Treats will be opening its second location in Wildwood Shopping Center in Bethesda this Summer. The 1,100 square foot concept will have small batch, locally sourced ice cream created with all natural ingredients. This new location will have fan-favorite flavors like simply vanilla, mint chocolate chip, strawberry, and more as well as candies and other candies and treats. For more information about Sarah's Handmade Ice Cream and Treats, click here.
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LITTLE SESAME
PROJECTED OPENING: Summer 20201120 G St. NWLittle Sesame will be bringing its hummus bowls to the Metro Center area this Summer, as it is set to open its third shop in the District. This new 1,400 square foot space will have a similar aesthetic to the other two locations in Dupont and Chinatown. Known for their veggie-heavy hummus bowls, pita sandwiches, and tahina soft serve, this casual Middle Eastern counter is considering incorporating a breakfast menu at the new location. Patrons can get excited for menu options like their chicken tagine, which has garbanzos, roasted cauliflower, and preserved lemon.
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ORIGIN COFFEE LAB AND KITCHEN
PROJECTED OPENING: Summer 20201101 S Joyce St. Arlington, VAFederal Realty Investment Trust announced their latest venture, a full service coffee roasting house, Origin Coffee Lab and Kitchen, projected to open this Summer in Pentagon Row. This new coffee shop will boast in-house coffee roasting as well as full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. Owner Andy Mekonnen strives to bring a shop that features excellent food and coffee all in one place. Customers will be able to witness the roasting process as the roastery will be glass enclosed. The shop will feature 10 origins of coffee and 5-6 methods of brewing. The beans that are brewed at this new coffee shop will be sourced from farms.
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FOXTROT (GEORGETOWN)
PROJECTED OPENING: No New Intel At This Time1267 Wisconsin Ave NWThe modern corner store, Foxtrot, will be bringing its third location to Georgetown this May. The shop will be divided into a market, cafe, and coffee shop, and have the capacity to hold up to 40 to 50 patrons. The cafe will sell coffee and pastries, and the shop will hold wine tastings, feature avocado toast, and also convenient delivery through an app. Employees will be able to make quick deliveries in an hour or less. Foxtrot will be partnering with Vigilante for their coffee program. Some dishes to get excited about at their cafe are ferro pest grain bowls, chorizo egg and tacos, and acai bowls.
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PLAY OFF PIZZA
PROJECTED OPENING: Septemer 2020 924 5th St NWCommercial Real Estate Exec Mark Brody will be bringing his new venture, Play off Pizza, to the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood of D.C. by the end of this year. This new neighborhood sports bar will feature pizza, wings, and bar food at this 199-seat location. This new space will also incorporate newly legal sports betting and will feature multiple kiosks, a Dragon’s ascent game, pinball, and a golf simulator. Photo by PoPville
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PUPATELLA: DUPONT CIRCLE
PROJECTED OPENING: No New Intel At This Time1801 18th St NWD.C. will be getting another pizza spot this Spring, as Northern Virginia beloved Pupatella will be opening in the space formerly home to Rosemarys Thyme. This location will feature a wood-burning stove imported from Mt. Vesuvius, which will allow for red, white, and seasonal thin-crust pizzas to be made in just 90 seconds. Patrons can get excited for pizzas such as a classic margherita to a more fancy option like prosciutto and fig topped pizza. Diners will order their food at a counter, and eventually, takeout and delivery may also become an option. While the menu mainly focuses on pizza, salads, paninis, and friggitoria will also be available that can be enjoyed on the wrap around sidewalk patio that this location boasts.
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TRULUCK'S OCEAN'S FINEST SEAFOOD AND CRAB
PROJECTED OPENING: No New Intel At This Time700 K St NWThe popular seafood restaurant, Trulucks Ocean Finest Seafood and Crab, will be opening its first location in the District at Anthem Row on K Street this April. Truluck’s is known for their fresh seafood from around the world, Florida stone crab, and wine. They ensure their seafood is from our traps to your table in less than 24 hours emphasizing the value Truluck has in their seafood being fresh and sustainable for their guests. This award-winning restaurant will also feature menu items such as prime tender steak. Patrons can also get excited for the live piano performances the restaurant will feature throughout the week.
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LOLITA COCINA AND TEQUILA BAR
PROJECTED OPENING: Summer 2020 2201 14th Street NWAfter originally opening in Boston, Lolita Cocina and Tequila Bar will be be opening  a D.C. location, coming this Summer. Lolita Cocina and Tequila Bar will serve its own take on guacamole, tacos, and quesadillas. Some of their dishes include a passion fruit tuna tartar, pumpkin hummus, and jalapeno chicken flautas. Patrons can also get excited for various drinks such as tequila and mezcal pours, margaritas, mojitos, and sangria options. Photo by Rachel Leah Blumenthal/Eater Boston