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April 2015 Archive

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Openings

Northern Virginians, particularly those living in and around Reston, can celebrate the opening of NEYLA Mediterranean Bistro in Reston Town Center. The restaurant, originally located in upper Georgetown, shuttered recently, but in May will take its modern Mediterranean menu to this new location. Dishes will focus on garden-fresh vegetables and meats, cheeses and seafood typical of Eastern Mediterranean cooking. Such options as chicken shwarma, veal kebabs, and roasted eggplant and roasted lamb shoulder will highlight the menu. Patrons can also indulge in traditional Mediterranean desserts and sip on creative cocktails, including NEYLA’s Arabesque made with its signature mint lemonade and vodka. NEYLA Mediterranean Bistro, Reston Town Center, 11898 Market St., Reston, VA 20190, 703-318-8920.
 
Provision No. 14 is slated to open on 14th & V Streets in late April 2015, in the space that formerly housed now-closed Diego. The culinary team will be led by executive chef James Duke and chef de cuisine John Leavitt. Both chefs have worked extensively in several local, high-end restaurants, including 2941 Restaurant, 1789 Restaurant and Tallula. Their unusual menu will feature such dishes as the Filipino pork pata, made from a whole braised pork leg that is deep-fried and summer melon with Ibérico that are compressed and served on micro greens. Provision No. 14 is the first restaurant of Social Restaurant Group. Provision No. 14, 2100 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009, no phone.
 
Husband-wife partners Robb Duncan and Violetta have opened Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee, another artisanal gelato store in DC, this time in the new and very fashionable CityCenterDC. Besides presenting gelato, they plan to introduce a new way for patrons to enjoy coffee. A high-pressure nitrogen machine will infuse each cup with nitrogen to create a smooth iced coffee. The idea is that gelato plus these innovative high-tech, high-caffeinated cups of Joe will please customers who can lounge at the communal table or who duck into the private alcove near the entrance. A standing bar for guests is also provided. Open daily. Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee, CityCenterDC, 904 Palmer Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-733-2879.
 

News Bytes

doi moi Introduces Pan-Asian Weekend Brunch
Pan-Asian restaurant doi moi has launched a weekend brunch that features a mix of traditional and contemporary takes on Southeast Asian breakfast and lunch specialties. Executive chef/partner Haidar Karoum’s menu is showcasing such dishes as a Vietnamese sizzling crêpe (banh xeo), Thai three-egg omelet with spicy minced pork (moo jeaw gai sab) and a western Laotian soup with poached egg, pork belly and chili-garlic oil (khao tom kai). For a sweet option, guests can enjoy Vietnamese sesame seed beignets served with pandan pastry cream at the start or end of their meal. Bar director Adam Bernbach has created several brunch cocktails for the occasion, including a Southeast Asian take on the Bloody Mary and a coconut concoction made with passion fruit, oat whiskey and sparkling wine. doi moi, 1800 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009, 202-733-5131.
 

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Closings

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