The Latest Dish: Beer-Centric, Wine-Centric Restaurants Expand  

D.C.’s Ivy City-based Atlas Brew Works will open its third brewery and tap room over Memorial Day weekend in Alexandria’s Carlyle Crossing development at 2429 Mandeville Lane. The 6,000-square-foot Atlas Alexandria Brewery & Tap Room includes a 2,000-barrel production facility, a tap room with 16 draft lines, an outdoor patio, and award-winning pizza from Andy’s Pizza. Its 2023 World Beer Cup winner Silent Neighbor will be featured alongside limited-edition beers, brewed and only available in Alexandria. 

Sixty Vines will open its first D.C. location in May at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in Foggy Bottom. Known for its revolutionary wine-on-tap program and vineyard-inspired cuisine, the 11,000-square-foot restaurant is where District Common and Burger, Tap & Shake used to be. Brunch, lunch and dinner service are planned.  

After a comprehensive renovation, The Landing Kitchen + Bar takes off inside the Hilton Arlington National Landing at 2399 Richmond Highway in Arlington. The menu, from executive chef Lucian Weavil, offers reimagined American classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  

Atlas Brew Works.

Mark Minicucci, Dean Mosones and Margaux Donati of Bar Chinois will open a new izakaya restaurant, Bar Japonais, where Estadio used to be at 1520 14th St. NW. Just as Bar Chinois blends Chinese and French cuisine, Bar Japonais will merge Japanese and French culinary and beverage traditions. A mid-second-quarter opening is targeted.   

Opening in Q2: Easy Tiger Tavern plans to open in Adams Morgan at 1817 Columbia Road NW, where Pop’s Sea Bar used to be … Gina Chersevani is slated to open her third Buffalo & Bergen, an all-day diner, in Cleveland Park at 3501 Connecticut Ave. NW. Her living on a working farm may have something to do with the local and seasonal ingredients … Emil Stefkov’s La Grande Boucherie is slated to open at 699 14th St. NW, in a bank building listed on the National Register of Historic Places … London-based Wagamama is slated to open its first location in Clarendon at 2950 Clarendon Boulevard, where Australian-themed Oz used to be … Antonio Matarazzo and  Matteo Venini are looking to open their fourth Stellina Pizzeria, at Capital One Center, 1610 Capital One Drive, in McLean … Andrew Dana and Daniela Moreira of Call Your Mother Deli plan to open their 11th location, in McLean’s Chesterbrook Shopping Center at 6232 Old Dominion Drive … Erik Bruner-Yang of Maketto, Pedro Tobar and Daniel Gonzalez plan to open Providencia, an Asian-Latin neighborhood cocktail bar featuring a menu of cross-cultural ingredients of the partners’ native Taiwan, Mexico and El Salvador. The location off of H Street NE, at 1321 Linden Court NE, includes a 15-seat bar and lounge upstairs.  

Saied Azali and John Cidre opened Namak, an Eastern Mediterranean restaurant with Persian flair, at 1813 Columbia Road NW, where Mintwood Place used to be. It seats up to 90 guests with an outdoor patio. Chef Tolgahan Gulyiyen will lead the kitchen.  

Edward Lee of Succotash and Lindsey Ofcacek are slated to open M. Frances, a nonprofit restaurant with a mission to advance women in culinary fields, near Union Market. It is part of Lee’s nonprofit, The Lee Initiative, which will receive the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year award.  

Linda Roth is the founder and CEO of Linda Roth Associates, a D.C.-based public relations and marketing firm that specializes in the food service and hospitality industries. Follow her at: @LindaRothPR, #LindaRothPR or 




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