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STELLINA PIZZERIA: ARLINGTON
PROJECTED OPENING: Late 2020 2800 South Randolph Street Stellina Pizzeria will be opening their first Nothern Virginia later this year in the Shirlington neighborhood of Arlington. The menu will feature Stellina's signature neo-Neolpolitan pizzas, as well as homemade pastas, panini, and other Italian street food. A new feature that will be available at this new location is a deli-style counter that will serve fresh pasta by the pound, homemade sauces, and DIY pizza and pasta kits. For more information on Stellina Pizzeria, visit their website here.
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APÈRO
PROJECTED OPENING: Late Spring 2021 2622 P Street NW A new wine and cocktail bar, specializing in champagne and caviar, is coming to Georgetown next year. Apèro, named after the French word describing happy hour, aims to be the place people start or end their night out. This new spot can seat 42 people inside and 30 people in their garden patio. Apèro will be available for private events, and also for the general public to enjoy. For more information, click here.
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LOVE, MAKOTO
PROJECTED OPENING: Late Summer/Early Fall 2021 200 Massachusetts Avenue NW Chef Makoto Okuwa and Eric Eden are teaming up to bring a new Japanese food hall to D.C. next year. Love, Makoto will be a 9,000 square foot concept, located in the new Capitol Crossing. This new food hall will serve as a "love letter" from Okuwa, showcasing all the things he loves about his homeland. While final plans are still in the works, guests can expect a ramen shop, a Japanese bakery, a robata grill, a dining room, and a smaller sushi offering in this food hall.  Photo by PGP
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HOTEL ZENA
PROJECTED OPENING: October 2020 1155 14th Street NW A new hotel is expected to open this October, dedicated to celebrating the empowerment and accomplishments of women. Hotel Zena will be located in the Logan Circle area of downtown D.C. and will feature 191 rooms for guests to stay in, a cocktail-led lobby bar offering small plates and seasonal snacks, a 14th floor rooftop and pool, and other private event spaces. For more information on Hotel Zena, click here.
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COLONY GRILL
PROJECTED OPENING: October 2020 2800 Clarendon Boulevard This October, an 85 year-old restaurant brand from Connecticut, known for family-friendly tavern settings and hot oil bar-style pizzas, will be opening in Arlington. Each location showcases a "Wall of Heroes", that features portraits of veterans and first responders, submitted by guests to honor the WWII history of the first Connecicut location. Arlington guests are asked to submit photos of friends and family, in their branch of the military, to be added to the collection. This 5,100 square-foot location offers seating for 170 diners and features a dining room, bar area, and mezzanine level. The menu offers one-of-a-kind, thin crust pizza, that is served with their signature "hot oil" topping.  For more information on Colony Grill, click here.  
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DE RHUM SPOT
PROJECTED OPENING: Fall 2020 2827 Sherman Avenue NW Chef Paul Yellin, also known as "The Rhum Chef", will be opening a new Carribean cocktail spot in D.C. this Fall. After growing up in Barbados, Yellin hopes to bring Carribean food, culture, and rum to the world stage. Yellin's food is sustainable, healthy, well-prepared, and bursting with color and flavor. A variety of delicious cocktails will also be available for guests to chose from. Yellin recently held a meet and greet to address capacity limitations and other COVID-19 related adjustments, after originally planning to open in March.. For more info, click here.
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HONEYMOON CHICKEN
PROJECTED OPENING: Late 2020 4201 Georgia Avenue NW Rob Sonderman, the chef known for Federalist Pig, will be focusing on chicken later this year, with the opening of Honeymoon Chicken. Honeymoon Chicken aims to be higher quality than typical fast food chains, but looks to be better than a KFC or Popeyes and be a once a week stop for its customers. While a menu is still in the works, sides are also expected to elevate this spot. Sonderman is looking to add large plates like a chicken fried rib-eye. Photo by Nevin Martell
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MELINA
PROJECTED OPENING: To Be Announced 909 Rose North Bethesda MD The founders of Cava, Ike Grigoropoulos, Dimitri Moshovitis, and Ted Xenohristos, are opening their second full service restaurant in Pike and Rose. Melina, named after Moshovitis' daughter, will be a full service, "fine casual", Greek restaurant, with a vegetable-forward menu that includes items such as salt-baked beets and pork belly gyro. An opening date for this new 3,593 square-foot concept has yet to be announced.   Photo by Federal Realty/Bryan Zanella
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BINGE BAR
PROJECTED OPENING: Early 2021 506 H Street NE An alcohol-free bar is coming to D.C. early next year. Binge Bar will open below Waxing The City and feature poetry readings, karaoke nights, and speed dating. Owner Vergie Arandid wanted to open to open a spot in the city that matched her lifestyle choice, after she stopped drinking alcohol. Binge Bar will serve a variety of drinks like juices and non-alcoholic beers, as well as small bites. This new establishment can hold up to 50 people and will not have a full kitchen, as it is meant to be a casual hangout spot. Photo by Binge Bar Facebook
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ROAMING ROOSTER
PROJECTED OPENING: Late 2020 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW After beginning as a single food truck, Roaming Rooster will be opening in the new Western Market Food Hall opening in Foggy Bottom at the end of the year. This new location will feature the same fried chicken sandwhich menus as the food trucks. Some potenital additions include draft beer and milkshakes.