El Centro: The newest Richard Sandoval restaurant (Zengo, Masa 14) is scheduled to open today at 1819 14th Street NW. Taqueria is on the ground floor, the basement will be a tequileria offering 200 different tequilas, the rooftop will be open for cocktails. Each floor is inspired by a different dining experience in Mexico City.
The Burger Joint: Mark Bucher's upscale burger chain will open its newest location in Potomac at 7949 Tuckerman Lane. The man behind the newly opened Medium Rare in Cleveland Park is in the process of hiring staff and expects to open later this spring.
Cheesetique: A Shirlington location of the Del Ray favorite will feature a huge array of cheeses, wine, beer and specialty items as well as a restaurant modeled after the original. Owner Jill Erber will take over the lease of The Curious Grape at 4056 Campbell Avenue this summer, with an expected opening in the fall.
Michael Kors: Days after White House Black Market had shuttered, the Project Runway designer has announced his newest location at 3103 M Street.
Brooks Brothers: Also slated for Georgetown, Brooks Brothers will replace the former Smith and Hawken space at 3077 M Street, according to the May 5 meeting agenda of the Old Georgetown Board.
Freddie's Lobster and Clams: The newest restaurant from Jeff Heineman, the chef/owner of Grapeseed is opening the newest seafood stop later this month at 4867 Cordell Avenue, named after the chef's grandfather. Expect lobster rolls, clam strips, crab cakes, and fish and chips for lunch and dinner.
Virtue Feed and Grain: The highly anticipated gastropub from chef Cathal Armstrong of Restaurant Eve, PX and Eamonn's, will open May 25th on 106 South Union Street in Alexandria. Built by Bonitt Builders and designed by Bartzen and Ball, the two-story restaurant will have 316 seats indoors and 60 seats on the elevated deck on Wales Alley as well as a walk-up window for fried chicken and other fare.
Haven Pizzeria Napoletana: Coal oven pizza is coming to Bethesda, the first in the area to serve New Haven-style pies using an oven more often seen in Northeastern cities. Owners Tiger Mullen and Marco Stefanelli plan to open at 7137 Wisconsin Avenue later this spring.
Jetties Bethesda: The salad and sandwich spot on Foxhall Road will soon have a sibling at 4829 Fairmont Avenue. Named after a Nantucket beach, the restaurant is the newest shop from co-owner David Scribner and Bo Blair, who also own Bayou, Surfside, Smith Point, and Something Sweet.
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