Eataly: The 40,000 s.f. New York institution is coming to DC - somewhere, sometime. Co-owner Joe Bastianich says the restaurant-wine store-beer garden-bakery-grocery will add 2 new locations, in Washington D.C. and LA, the first by the end of 2012, each as big as the big apple version. Owners have not yet identified a D.C. location.
The Greene Turtle: With a "long menu of American pub food" and locations throughout Maryland, the sports bar and grill will open in Ballston at 900 N. Glebe, serving slow food in front of copious TV screens throughout the bar.
Pinkberry: Frozen yogurt is in the offing in Georgetown. Pinkberry's newest location, at 3288 M Street, will supplement its Dupont location.
Allsaints: Taking over the Club Monaco space on M Street, the UK clothier will feature men's and women's apparel as they spread their brand throughout the U.S.
Potbelly: With Up Against the Wall gone, Potbelly will fill the empty space at Howard University. Perhaps not as sexy as trendy clothing, but its neighborhood serving nonetheless.
32 Below: No need to go to Georgetown to get your froyo fix, now that the do-it-yourself yogurteria is open on Barracks Row, 703 8th St., SE. Accessorizing your yogurt has never been easier.
Riot Act: Officially opening now on August 3rd, the comedy club lighthearted entertainment to Penn Quarter. Not that DC isn't hysterical enough already, but stop by its new 8th and E location for a little irreverence.
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