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L.A. import JINYA Ramen Bar features special authentic tonkotsu ramen. This pork-influenced broth, which has simmered for about 18 hours, is just one of the many dishes patrons can expect to enjoy. Others options include JINYA chicken ramen, vegan ramen, rice bowls and quinoa salads. The beverage menu includes local craft beers and Japanese-inspired cocktails. JINYA Ramen Bar, Mosaic District, 2911 District Ave., Fairfax, VA 22031, 703-992-7705.
ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar has opened in Truxton Circle. Expect Basque fare like octopus with espelette and new potatoes, along with a list of 30 ciders available by the glass and nearly 100 by the bottle. ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar, 300 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, 202-986-3795.
Local management group Long Shot Hospitality plans to open a restaurant called The Salt Line on the waterfront’s Dock 79 in early 2017. The casual New England menu will be under the culinary direction of chef Kyle Bailey, and much of it will feature seafood, even seafood sausages. The Salt Line will also showcase a regional craft beer selection and a creative cocktail program that will be the centerpieces for the outdoor bar located along the riverfront. The Salt Line plans to serve dinner daily and weekend brunch upon opening.
The Grill Room's Fast Lunch
Executive chef Frank Ruta of The Grill Room launched a grab-and-go sort of lunch menu he dubs On the Fly. It features an entrée plus a choice of wine or a seasonal sorbet, all for $28, minus tax and tip. The planned menu stars such dishes as barbecued Wagyu flank steak; Moroccan spice-crusted tuna; and ricotta and spinach ravioli. As guests lunching for pleasure or business enjoy the setting, they can also overlook the C&O Canal. The Grill Room, Rosewood Washington, D.C., 1050 31st St. NW, Washington, DC 20007, 202-617-2424.
Ambar's Balkan LunchesChef Shuffle
Not familiar with Balkan food? The best introduction comes from Ambar on East Capitol. The owners have expanded their lunch menu with an assortment of open-face sandwiches served “European style with a Balkan twist.” Chef Ivan Zivkovic has created a crispy meat pie made from phyllo; a ham-and-cheese crêpe with Gouda; and a spicy sausage sandwich with green peas and a root vegetable stew. Lunch specials allow patrons to select any two sandwiches plus a glass of house wine, a beer or a special Ambar fruit drink. Ambar, 523 8th St. SE, Washington, DC 20003, 202-813-3039.
Chef Jonah Kim has parted ways with Yona, the Japanese and Korean restaurant he developed with chef Mike Isabella. Yona, 4000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201, 703-465-1100.Closings
Fuego Cocina y Tequileria, which served some of the hottest, hippest Mexican food in the DC area, has closed. Fuego Cocina y Tequileria, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201, no phone.
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