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Kevin Tien of Himitsu to open new Capitol Hill restaurant with Dim-Sum style

One of the biggest names in Washington, D.C. will be opening a new restaurant in Capitol Hill. Kevin Tien, executive chef and co-owner of Himitsu, a James Beard finalist chef and Food and Wine’s Best New Chef in 2018, will help open Emilie’s, a new restaurant with 3,313 square-feet of space at the Penn Eleven condominium building… Sam Shoja and partner Arris Noble, will help spearhead the venture. Tien’s role in bringing unique, Japanese-inspired cuisine to Himitsu.

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JINYA Ramen Bar opening at Pike and Rose

JINYA Ramen Bar is opening at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, Md., August 7, the company has reported. The much-anticipated debut will be August 7; the store will be its third in the Washington, D.C. area. JINYA already operates locations on 14th Street in D.C. and at the Mosaic Development in Fairfax County. The ramen chain is known for specializing in Tonkotsu ramen.

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Rising star Sasha Felikson tapped for Julii, an upcoming French-Mediterranean concept at Pike and Rose

The French-Mediterranean concept from the founders of fast-casual CAVA and Cava Mezze should be opening by September at Pike and Rose. Ted Xenohristos, Ike Grigoropoulos, and Dimitri Moshovitis—the same three innovators who founded the CAVA and Cava Mezze concepts—are launching Julii. Their new project, Julii, is a sit-down restaurant and the CAVA founders have hired Sasha Felikson of Doi Moi fame as executive chef.

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