Hottest Fall Openings Around DCBy Olga Boikess | August 27, 2013 By Olga Boikess | August 27, 2013
DC’s unprecedented restaurant explosion certainly hasn’t cooled off during the traditional summer doldrums. Just in the last few weeks, American diner Ted’s Bulletin joined the frenzied development on 14th Street N.W., an Asian Chipotle spin-off called Shophouse came to Georgetown, Custom Fuel Pizza landed in the White House area, Italian Ovvio made its way to Merrifield in Virginia, a Timothy Dean Burger opened in NoMa, and a Belgian-French Mussel Bar arrived in Arlington.
Meanwhile, the last week of August is expected to produce three major openings: Southeast Asian Doi Moi from the Proof/Estadio team on 14th Street N.W.; Thally, chef Ron Tanaka’s (ex Cork) modern American restaurant in Shaw; and Tom Power's (Corduroy) long-awaited Baby Wale opposite the Convention Center.
Don’t expect there to be a slowdown after Labor Day. Indeed, an exciting crop of newbies will be bringing their energy to developing neighborhoods like Shaw, Capitol Riverfront and Takoma Park, as well as to already bustling DC sites. Read on to see what delicous experiences are heading our way.