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July 2011 Archive

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Openings

Seasons 52, a fresh grill and wine bar restaurant, has opened in Tysons Corner Center, the company's second location in the Washington area, following North Bethesda, Md., which opened in April. The restaurant changes its menu four times a year, with weekly fresh features to capture the flavors of the season. Executive chef-partner Dane Scott oversees the menu, and follows the restaurant guidelines that nothing on the menu will exceed 475 calories. Lunch & Dinner daily. Seasons 52, Tysons Corner Center, 7863L Tysons Corner, Ste. N11L, McLean, VA 22102, 703-288-3852.
 
A sister restaurant of the Red Velvet Cupcakery and TangySweet frozen yogurt stores in the metro area, Rabbit opens in Clarendon the end of July. It will offer enticing sandwiches, salads, and main dishes based on recipes created for it by consulting chef Katsuya Fukushima, formerly of José Andrés' ThinkFoodGroup. The focus of each dish is on using fresh, organic, and locally available produce. The restaurant will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Rabbit, 3035 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201, 703-243-5660.
 
Graffiato storefront in DC Located in the Penn Quarter/Chinatown neighborhood, Graffiato joins the array of DC's new restaurants and adds another level to the Italian dining scene. Opened by chef Mike Isabella of "Top Chef" fame, the restaurant features casual, family-friendly fare that includes artisanal pizzas, locally sourced meats and seasonal vegetables, and numerous Italian-inspired small plates. In addition, Isabella is stocking his bar with beers brewed in the metro areas plus domestic wines from such states as California, Idaho, Virginia and Maryland. Dinner nightly. Graffiato, 707 6th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-289-3600.
 
Good news for fondue fans in Reston: The Melting Pot restaurant has relocated to the very busy Plaza America. Besides the standard main course and dessert fondues, the menu will offer to patrons seated at the bar or on the outdoor terrace several non-fondue items, including lobster quesadillas and Kobe beef sliders. Dinner nightly. The Melting Pot, 11730 Plaza America Dr., Reston, VA 20190, 703-435-1277.
 

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