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At its fifth space outpost in Adams Morgan, homegrown hitmaker Andy’s Pizza serves its important New York-style slices alongside a shock lineup of bottled booze created by a set of high bartenders. Bottled cocktails ($8-$10), stocked in a fridge behind the ordering counter, are made by Judy Elahi (beverage director at Michelin-starred Gravitas/Michele’s); Chris Francke (proprietor of The Inexperienced Zone); Ian Douse (Astoria); and Maggie Mae Dale (head bartender at Prime Chef star Stephanie Izzard’s new Cabra Los Angeles). Coloration-coded cocktails are full of components like yuzu, infused mezcal, and do-it-yourself grenadine. “We determined to place our cocktail menu within the palms of the folks we belief. These are extremely gifted professionals — they eat our pizza and we drink at their bars,” says proprietor Andy Brown. Jell-O pictures and canned beers are additionally within the combine. A grand opening is scheduled for Friday, April 8. (2465 18th Avenue NW)
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The Actual Housewives of Potomac character and developer Michael Darby has his sights set on storied nightlife fixture Clarendon Ballroom, which closed in 2020 after a 19-year run to make means for a short lived pop-up membership. Darby utilized for a constructing allow on the tackle (3185 Wilson Boulevard) to doubtlessly plant a brand new restaurant inside, experiences ArlNow. Darby previously ran Aussie-themed Oz at a close-by Clarendon nook that may welcome the world’s first Wagamama this summer season.
WETA explores the native meals scene in a brand new collection referred to as Signature Dish. Producer and host Seth Tillman heads to Rockville’s Kuya Ja’s Lechon Stomach to style Filipino roasted pork stomach; to H Avenue’s Cane for a Trinidadian beef roti; to Chez Dior in Hyattsville to style a Senegalese yassa rooster; and extra.
Extra dim sum for D.C.
Cantonese dim sum parlor Han Palace debuts in Woodley Park on Sunday, April 10, with a menu filled with congee, dumplings, noodles, and extra, experiences Popville. Its second space restaurant, sliding right into a former Starbucks (2649 Connecticut Avenue NW), joins the unique Han Palace in Tysons Nook.
New wine, chocolate, Malaysian, and Mexican choices for Virginia
Middleburg has a brand new, two-story bar serving cocktails, espresso, and dinner. Tremolo comes from lauded chef and grasp sommelier Jarad Slipp, who additionally owns Knead Wine and Pizza in Middleburg. Tremolo is open Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to eight p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (19 East Washington Avenue, Middleburg)
The chocolatier behind The Conche in Leesburg expands his bakery enterprise with the opening of The Conche Cake & Chocolate Studio in Sterling on June 1, experiences Northern Virginia Journal. Chef Santosh Tiptur’s new sweets emporium will function lessons, a retail element, and wholesale. (22446 Davis Drive, Sterling)
Internationally celebrated Malaysian chef Rashidin Abdul Rashid will unveil his first restaurant in Northern Virginia later this 12 months, experiences Washington Enterprise Journal. The ten,000-square-foot, hovering showpiece, situated on the second ground of the previous Macy’s at Tysons Galleria, is “going to be a Singaporean-Malaysian, seafood-oriented restaurant,” Rashid tells WBJ. Michelin-starred chef Pepe Moncayo’s Cranes is a part of Rashid’s investor group.
Extra particulars are rising about Ashburn’s forthcoming Farm & Fork Kitchen at Goose Creek Village buying plaza, notes The Burn. Search for fluke crudo and grilled Shenandoah Valley hanger steak by Zaytinya alum Jorge Chicas.
El Sabor Grill simply introduced Vienna Cedar Park a brand new choice for margaritas, tacos, and fajitas within the former residence of Alfredo Solis’s El Sol (262 Cedar Lane, Vienna), experiences FFX Now. El Sabor common supervisor Burcin Can doubles down on the buying heart this month with a brand new Turkish-Mediterranean restaurant referred to as Lezzet.
It’s competition season for arduous seltzer and hashish
A tough seltzer competition zooms again into D.C. on Saturday, Might 21 at Franklin Park (1332 I Avenue NW). Seltzerland, which debuted at Chicago’s Cog Hill Golf Membership in August 2020, pops up in 25 different cities within the U.S. White Claw, Mike’s Arduous Lemonade Seltzer, Vizzy, Topo Chico Arduous Seltzer, Playamar, and Glowing Ice Spiked will all be on supply. Tickets, beginning at $29, could be bought right here.
The Nationwide Hashish Competition returns for its sixth 12 months on the RFK Competition Grounds (2400 E. Capitol Avenue SE) on Saturday, April 23. Munchies swing from truffle mac and cheese by Equinox to Szechuan fried rooster sandwiches by Sizzling Lola’s chef Kevin Tien, plus consuming contests sponsored by DC Slices, Hotdog Hideout, and Ben and Jerry’s. Tickets begin at $65.