DC Restaurant Openings

Pizzeria Paradiso opens 5th restaurant in Spring Valley, Washington, D.C.

Pizzeria Paradiso will open its fifth location in the Washington, D.C. neighborhood of Spring Valley Monday, December 3…. Ruth Gresser’s latest pizza venue. Beverage Director Drew McCormick brings a beer program that will be front and center at the new Spring Valley Pizzeria Paradiso… 4850 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C.

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Julii, from Cava founders, to open during final week of November in North Bethesda, Md.

Many eyes in the Montgomery County, Md. area are on the opening of Julii, a French-Mediterranean restaurant from the founders of Cava, opening at the Pike & Rose lifestyle development in North Bethesda, Md. Bethesda Magazine is reporting that Julii should open on either November 28 or 29, 2018 in line with previous reports from other news outlets… Julii, 11915 Grand Park Avenue, North Bethesda…

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New restaurant openings at Pike and Rose to bring new flavors to North Bethesda

North Bethesda’s vibrant new community development, Pike & Rose, features an array of new and exciting restaurants. The development is an immaculately planned “mini-city,” existing separately… This “lifestyle” community aimss to supplement its residential buildings by providing an adjacent walkable commercial area… Julii is slated to open in late November…. Nada, a Mexican restaurant and bar, will open November 19.

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Chiko opens West Coast location November 14 in Encinitas, California

The owners of Chiko, a popular, Washington, D.C. Chinese-Korean eatery influenced by the creations of chef Danny Lee and support of co-owners Scott Drewno and also Drew Kim, from Matchbox pedigree, will open a West Coast location in the Greater San Diego Area, Calif. The tweet today confirmed that the new restaurant will open November 14 in Encinitas, a beach-centric town 25 miles north of San Diego on the eve of a new Chiko restaurant opening in Dupont Circle.

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Mission Navy Yard in D.C. launches brunch

Mission Navy Yard, a Mexican restaurant and bar in Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, recently launched brunch. Mission is a massive space that includes the city’s longest bar at 150 feet. The managing co-partners are Fritz Brogan and Reed Landy. Executive chef Roberto Hernandez is at the helm of this kitchen, whipping up creative Mexican staples, including tacos, enchiladas, nachos, brunch speciality items… Delicious brunch items and tasty cocktails abound on Mission’s brunch menu, including the Mission Margarita—el Jimador Silver, Triple Sec, fresh-squeezed lime juice and simple syrup.

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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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