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August 10, 2010 - 10:47 AM
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Happy Tuesday!  Welcome to Today’s Menu. Here's your daily food news roundup...

Roots Market in Clarksville experienced a small fire and will be closed until Wednesday. The accident happened on Sunday.  Read more details at HowChow.

Additional details on restaurant openings announced yesterday

Yesterday, we wrote a one-liner about Smith Commons’ addition to the H Street Corridor this September. Lauren DeSantis, host and producer of Capital Cooking, wrote a lengthier post about the three-level bistro and its executive chef, Frederik De Pue Creates.

The owner behind Tunisian restaurant Chez Manelle is opening a no-frills hookah bar called Adams Corner in the Courthouse neighborhood of Arlington. The owner is also planning to reopen Moon of Lima, a Peruvian restaurant in Gaithersburg. More details here.

More details on the taqueria that the Masa 14 team is working on.

Upcoming Courses

  • Beau Thai opening at R Street and New Jersey Ave NW very soon.
  • Brgr:Shack plans to open in Ballston.
  • Nando’s Peri-Peri (South African chicken chain) will open a second area branch in downtown Silver Spring next month.
  • Z-Pizza is coming to Penn Quarter.
  • Fire Works Pizza opens Aug. 18 in Arlington.
  • Teakwood (Thai cuisine and sushi) opening on 14th Street.

Food Truck News

Looks likes an empanada truck may be rolling into the D.C. metro area. The EmpanadaTruckDC tweeted that they “hope to go to D.C., Arlington, and either Silver Spring or Bethesda”.

No confirmation yet on when they plan to start serving, but apparently they are on schedule...

If you’re hungry for some street food, check out where the trucks are parked today at Food Truck Fiesta’s Food Truck Tracker. It's automatically updated every 60 seconds.

Write-ups and reviews from the food bloggers

Happy Hour - Looking for last minute plans to imbibe? Check here...

Sweet Deals

Enjoy the rest of your day!





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  1. Shashi Bellamkonda Shashi Bellamkonda

    Shashi Bellamkonda

    Aug 10, 2010 - 01:26:10 PM

    IS there a way to save this as a feed so I know when this column is updated

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    • nathashalim nathashalim

      Nathasha Lim

      Aug 10, 2010 - 05:24:22 PM

      Hi Shashi, the RSS Feed button is on the right side of the page. Hope that helps!

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