Julii at PIke and Rose to Open September: Swizzle Chill

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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Sasha Felikson is a culinary mover and shaker in Washington, D.C.

One such chef is Sasha Felikson, a finalist for the 2017 Rising Culinary Star of the Year Award at the RAMMYS. As the executive chef of Doi Moi, his energy and passion for serving great food and tapping into global inspiration is well known and unrelenting. Felikson helped open Menu MBK in Penn Quarter. Sasha Felikson is now headed to Julii, a French-Mediterranean concept created by the founders of the popular fast-casual CAVA chain.

Chiko After Dark July 2018 Swizzle Chill Magazine

Chiko After Dark Series continues in July with Adam Greenberg, Brandon Langley from Coconut Club

Fine-casual Chiko, fusing Chinese and Korean dishes with upscale creativity, will be hosting its After Dark Series with an event July 20, 2018. Featured special guests are Chef Adam Greenberg and Bartender Brandon Langley of the upcoming Coconut Club in D.C ... The special menu starts at 9:30 p.m. Chiko’s Eat the Menu kitchen counter tasting opens promptly up at 10:30 p.m., priced at $50.

Liberty Barbecue Brisket: Swizzle Chill Magazine

Washington Post Best D.C. Barbecue List 2018

The Washington Post has its Best D.C. Barbecue list out for 2018. Some surprises are certainly in store for die-hard area barbecue fans and followers. Hill Country Barbecue dropped in its ranking this time to 4th; DCity Smokehouse moved up the list to number 8 from a previous ranking of 10th. New additions from the area include Rolling Rib, Part II, from Upper Marlboro, ranked 7th, and also Liberty Barbecue in Falls Church, Va., ranked 5th

Supra Patio, Summer Menu: Swizzle Chill Magazine

Georgian restaurant Supra debuts summer menu, opens outdoor patio

Summer is here and Georgian restaurant Supra has opened up its 40-seat patio and is debuting a new summer menu featuring produce from Path Valley Farms. Supra, offerings including the Satatsuri Salad, Roasted Vegetables Saidumio, Soup Tsivi. Summer dishes include the Pkhali, Chicken Makvalshi, a half chicken with blackberry sauce, and Beef Tarkhunit. Supra’s Patio Hours, Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Mosaic Bartaco Fairfax Va: Swizzle Chill Magazine

A food mosaic, slice of urban living: Mosaic District

The Mosaic District in Fairfax, Virginia is the renowned, up-and-coming, high-end residential and shopping community in the DMV. Mill Creek Residential is one of the several luxury apartment complexes in the area. The Mosaic District is home to 31 shops, 28 restaurants with more opening soon...Bartaco is one of the newest additions to the Mosaic District’s assortment. Similarly, Jinya Ramen Bar is another hot spot that has flourished in the community.

RAMMYS 2018 Winners Announced: Swizzle Chill Magazine

Winners announced: 2018 RAMMY Awards, Washington, D.C.

The 2018 RAMMYS produced exceptional winners plucked from an impressive list of the local industry’s elite. ..Gathered together at the Walter E. Convention Center, the 2018 RAMMYS winners. Also check out our Swizzle Chill RAMMYS 2018 page for new updates. Restaurateur of the Year, Ari Gejdenson, Mindful Restaurants; Casual Restaurant of the Year; Ivy City Smokehouse Tavern; Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year, Clarity; Chiko NEW Restaurant of the Year.

Two restaurant groups grow in dynamic Northern Virginia dining scene

With Scott Parker, Jason Fisher, Ryan DeMagistris, Nick Cordero and Mike Cordero at is helm, the MacNac Hospitality Group has made a name for itself in Northern Virginia for its diverse offerings and consistent growth...Social Restaurant Group (SRG) made its appearance in the area over the last few years with several openings in the D.C. area, and three restaurants in Arlington alone.

Ballston Quarter Retail: Food Halls Coming to DC Big Ways_Clark Construction

Food halls coming to D.C. in big ways

After the huge success of D.C.’s Union Market, many other new “food halls” are sprouting up to offer consumers unique tastes and cultivated, culinary experiences in buzzing locations around the area. According to consultancy and research firm Cushman & Wakefield, there will be approximately 300 food hall projects in operation by the end of 2020...Ballston Quarter Forest City, Latin Marketplace NoMa, Isabella Eatery, Tysons Galleria.