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LA COLLINA
PROJECTED OPENING: Spring 2021 731 C Street SE A new restaurant is opening in Capitol Hill, La Collina, will bring a modern take on the classic Italian osteria to D.C. Guests can get excited for a walk-up antipasti and panini window at lunch, that can be enjoyed on the patio. In the evening, La Collina will serve up a variety of homemade pastas, antipasti, salumi, cocktails, and carafes of wine. Prepared meals will also be available to be enjoyed from the comfort of guest's home. Currently, they are serving a take away menu that guests can enjoy and can be ordered via online ordering and picked up at the Duck and The Peach. For more information, visit their website here.
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DE RHUM SPOT
PROJECTED OPENING: Spring 2021 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 Spring. 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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YARDBIRD
PROJECTED OPENING DATE: April 1st, 2021 901 New York Avenue NW Yardbird will be opening this April, in the former Acadiana location. Guests can expect a menu stuffed with some comfort classics; ranging from buttermilk biscuits, fried chicken, and mac and cheese croquettes. This will be the Miami staples first D.C. location. For more information on Yardbird, visit their website here.    
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DUCK DUCK GOOSE
PROJECTED OPENING: Late Spring 2021 2100 P Street NW Chef Ashish Alfred will be expanding his French brasserie, Duck Duck Goose, to Dupont Circle this Spring, after opening locations in Bethesda and Baltimore. Guests can get excited to enjoy brasserie cuisine such as duck confit, French onion soup, colossal cote de boeuf, and more. The menu will not be the exact same as the Maryland locations, but guests can still look forward to seeing many staples on the menu. Duck Duck Goose will be located in the space formerly home to Vintage78 and can seat up to 80 guests, with many options for outdoor seating available. It will also  serve cocktails, wines, and mocktails, so there is something for everyone. For more information, visit their website here. Photo from Duck Duck Goose Facebook  
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MATTIE & EDDIE'S
PROJECTED OPENING: Spring 2021 1201 South Joyce Street, Arlington, VA Chef Cathal Armstrong will be opening a new Irish farm to table restaurant, Mattie & Eddie's Bar and Restaurant, in Arlington's Westpost this Spring. This new concept will draw inspiration from times Armstrong spent in Dublin at his grandparent's oval table, whom the restaurant is named after. Guests can get excited to try dishes such as Irish sausage rolls, black pudding with onions, Eammon's fish and chips, and much more. Matties & Eddie's is one of the many concepts coming to Westpost, formerly known as Pentagon Row. For more information, visit Wespost's website here.
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COLADA SHOP: POTOMAC
PROJECTED OPENING: Early April 2021 7993 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD D.C.'s Colada Shop, known for their Cuban-style espresso drinks, rum cocktails, sandwiches, and more, will be opening a location in Maryland this Spring in the space formerly home to Le Pain Quotidien in Potomac's Cabin John Village. Executive chef Mario Monte will continue to expand the menu at this new venture, with the introduction of plates such as green plantain latkes. Guests can also get excited for staples such as daiquiris, croquetas, cheese pastelios, and much more. This new location can hold up to 80 guests inside and will also have 50 seats of patio seating availble, making this Colada Shop's largest location. For more information, visit their website here. 
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MI CASA
PROJECTED OPENING: May 2021 1647 20th Street NW Knead Hospitality + Design has announced they will be opening another restaurant in Dupont Circle, in the space formally home to Bareburger. Mi Casa, led by chef Roberto Santibãnez of Mi Vida, will serve Mexican-American cuisine, featuring a menu with items such as tacos, fajitas, ceviches, and more. This concept will seat up to 130 people and also features a covered patio. Guests can also get excited to try a drink from their large bar with over 100 different types of tequila. For more information, visit Knead Hospitality + Design's Instagram here. Photo from Knead Hospitality + Design Instagram
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ERA WINE BAR
PROJECTED OPENING: May 2021 3300 Rhode Island Avenue First time restauranters, Michelle Mwalimu and Ka-Ton Grant, will be opening Era Wine Bar this May, showcasing grapes from regions like Mexico and the Middle East, and adding to a growing dining scene in Mount Rainier. Era Wine Bar will also feature a range of global small plates, as well as 25 wines by the glass and at least 50 wines by the bottle. Guests can get excited for a tasting room located beneath the main dining level featuring wine lockers for members. For more information, visit their website here.  
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MARIGOLD
PROJECTED OPENING: June 2021 701 Club Drive, Keswick, VA Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is bringing his cuisine to the Keswick Hall Hotel this June. The new restaurant, Marigold, will have a changing menu and a holistic focus on the hotel's five-acre farm. The restaurant will showcase Vongerichten's simple yet elegant style with a focus rooted in a healthy relationship with the planet and our tables. Guests can get excited for mountain views, indoor and outdoor seating, a thoughtfully stocked cellar and bar, a stone fireplace, and much more. For more information, visit their website here.