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Which Wich Superior Sandwiches has opened in Ballston. The key word for the place is "custom": the system allows guests to customize over 50 varieties of Wiches with more than 60 toppings. Besides sandwiches, Which Wich offers hand-dipped shakes, oven-warmed cookies and over 100 drink combinations from the Ferrari-designed Coca-Cola Freestyle machine. The eatery also features breakfast options like huevos rancheros, vegetables and eggs, and Seattle's Best coffee. The restaurant is close by Ballston Commons Mall, the DC Capitals ice rink and the Arlington Arts Center. Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, 4300 Wilson Blvd., #160, Arlington, VA 22203, 703-566-0058.
Chef Aulie Bunyaratapan of Bangkok Joe's is opening Tom Yum District this June in Clarendon. The chef will offer innovative, modernized Thai cooking that will rely on such basics as four bases, four grilled proteins, five sauces and ten toppings for a mix-and-match meal in a bowl. A special beverage menu will include roasted coconut juice, toasted rice-flavored green tea, Thai tea in bottles and Thai beers. Prices for the bowls will range from $6.75-$7.95. Tom Yum District, 1515 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209, no phone.
Bart Vandaele, the chef-owner of Belga Cafe who recently competed on "Top Chef," has opened B Too in Logan Circle. The two-story space encompasses a main dining room, kitchen bar, chef's table, a private dining area, and a waffle and frites bar. Offering a contemporary take on Belgian cuisine, the menu features dishes like mussels cooked with saison beer, spring onions, bacon, shiitake mushrooms, celery root and thyme; braised rabbit with prunes, onion and mushrooms; and whole pheasant with Belgian endive, Brussels sprouts and brown jus. B Too, 1324 NW 14th St., Washington, DC 20005, 202-627-2800.

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Dolcezza Offers New Gelato Flavors
Gelato artisan and co-owner of Dolcezza Robb Duncan is debuting flavorful gelatos and sorbets in push pop form. A rotating list of push pops will be available (three gelatos and three sorbets) and the flavors will change on a bi-weekly basis. Gelato possibilities include Valrhona chocolate amargo and roasted strawberry, while dairy-free sorbets include cucumber mint vodka and pineapple mint. Priced at $3 each, Dolcezza's push pops are available exclusively at the Mosaic District outpost at 2905 District Ave., Ste. 155, Fairfax, Va., 703-992-8701; the Penn Quarter FRESHFARM Market on Thursdays; and at the Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market and the Bloomingdale farmers market on Sundays. Dolcezza, 1560 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20007, 202-333-4646.
Asian-Latino Lunches at Zengo
Through August 30, Zengo will offer a special lunchbox menu available Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., crafted by chef Richard Sandoval and chef de cuisine Graham Bartlett. Priced at $12, the Summertime Lunchbox menu begins with a Give n' Take salad of mixed greens, cabbage, orange, togarashi-candied pecans and piloncillo-ginger vinaigrette. Patrons can then choose between a grilled chicken torta, a Cubano sandwich or a vegetarian torta. The meal ends with Mexican chocolate ice cream for dessert. As for beverages, on offer are three house-made lemonades and some alcoholic options. Zengo, 781 Seventh St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202-393-2929.

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