Hit Bagel Shop Call Your Mother Will Bounce In Logan Circle

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Logan Circle finally gets its own Call Your Mother this spring when the booming, Biden-endorsed bagel shop slips into the former Blue Bottle Coffee spot (1471, rue P N.-O.). The hugely popular cafe, known for its fresh bagels and cream cheeses that stray from expectations, has added five new locations since the pandemic began. The Logan Circle outpost is the seventh Call Your Mother. [EaterWire]

Chicken and Whiskey opens its second location in the Columbia Mall (10300 Little Patuxent Highway, Suite 3035) in March with a huge selection of whiskey, pollo a la brasa, as well as new menu items. The South American rotisserie restaurant and whiskey bar opened its first Logan Circle location in 2017. Additionally, a Navy Yard location is in the works. [Instagram]

Bozzelli’s space-themed pizzeria (3000 K Street, NW) opened yesterday in Georgetown with pizza, subs, soups, plant-based dishes, a gourmet food pantry and a wine market. Georgetown Bozzelli’s hours of operation are Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., until 8:45 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. [EaterWire]

The interior of Bozzelli’s in Georgetown was designed by 7 Group Architects.
At Bozzelli’s

Upcoming Attractions

This March Nighthawk pizza will bring pizza, smoked wings, fried cheese curds, ribs, sundaes and more to a 10,000 square foot space in Pentagon City heavily inspired by Saved’s candy color palette. by the Bell. Johnny Spero, known from the Netflix final table, is in charge of the kitchen. [ARLnow.com]

Chef Roberto Donna will open a “discreet personal affair” in Vienna with his wife Nancy Sabbagh. Roberto’s Italian Restaurant (144 Church Street NW) is still in the planning stages, but expect happy hour, dinner and wine tasting, as well as dining, a la carte and takeout around February. [Tysons Reporter]

Tex-Mex breakfast taco pop-up La Tejana will move into permanent residence in Mount Pleasant (3211 Mount Pleasant Street NW). The casual cafe with counter service, which plans to open with breakfast and lunch, could open by May. [Washington City Paper]

Ivy by the Lake, a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant in Sterling overlooking a small lake, opens Saturday, Feb. 5 with kale fattoush salads, 5 p.m. braised lamb shank, seafood tagine and a shawarma at the table. (46110, place of the center of the lake) [TheBurn]

A local outlet of the Chicago-based Indian chain Eggholic lands in Chantilly (13951 Metrotech Drive) in March with egg-based Indian street food like lachko, which the menu describes as “grated green pepper cooked with cheese and runny eggs.” The menu also includes curries, chaats, rice dishes and sandwiches like the paneer masala sandwich with marinated paneer and vegetables. [EaterWire]

Huge sushi chain Kura Sushi will serve sushi from a conveyor belt to Tysons (8461 Leesburg Pike), replacing what was previously Roti Mediterrenean Grill. Kura debuted in Japan in 1977. There are now 540 locations in Japan, Taiwan, and the United States, including one in DC (614 H Street). [Tysons Reporter]

Ghostburger’s menu is growing

Ghostburger, the pandemic-born burger spot that recently announced plans to open its first brick-and-mortar, has launched its first veggie burger. The 27-ingredient galette is officially on the menu at the Espita location in Shaw. [EaterWire]

a vegetarian burger from Ghostburger

There are 27 ingredients in the Ghostburger Veggie Patty.
Lea Judson

Alcohol News

The ABC board suspended Big Board’s liquor license after the H Street burger spot racked up violations of masking and proof of vaccination requirements. [ABRA]

The Vintage Wine Shop offers “chemical-free biodynamic wine” in Old Town Alexandria ranging from under $20 (at least 60 wines fall into this price range) to over $100. The Vintage (1218 King Street) is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday with tastings on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. [ALXnow.com]

Stellina Pizzeria is launching its new aperitivo Italiano happy hour today at both its Union Market and Arlington locations. Happy hour runs Tuesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Grab a drink and snacks (10 inch pizza, arancino, fries and fried mozz) for $20. Additional drinks are $5 each.

Happy hour special at Stellina: pizza, fries, fried mozz and arancino

The happy hour special at Stellina is a full meal for $20.
Stellina/Rey Lopez

Reston Town Center has landed a new distillery and restaurant. The Open Road Distillery and Heirloom Restaurant will join Fogo de Chão in the center. [The Burn]

Move on

Chasin’ Tails, a restaurant inspired by Louisiana backyard crawfish and funded by brothers Au and Di Dang’s money from playing poker, is moving to Founders Row about a mile from Falls Church in June, pending authorization. It will join Ellie Bird, as well as two other restaurants from the Dang brothers – Roll Play Vietnamese Grill and Nue Vietnamese fusion and cocktails. [Falls Church News-Press]

Tom Yum Thai (226 Maple Avenue West) abruptly closed after seven years of serving Thai cuisine in Vienna. The closure was announced on the restaurant’s Facebook page on December 25. Let the fans dry their eyes: Tom Yum is among the restaurants slated to open in a new mixed-use complex in Vienna (444 Maple Avenue). [Tysons Reporter]

Meanwhile, Old Town Alexandria loses Nando’s Peri-Peri in March when it vacates its 186-year-old building at 702 King Street after 10 years. Peri-Peri will reopen in August at the Carlyle Crossing development at 2495 Mandeville Lane. [ALXnow.com]

Italian lands in Glover Park and ice cream moves to Pentagon City

Mario’s Trattoria (2444 Wisconsin Avenue N.W.) quietly opened in Glover Park on January 22. The restaurant isn’t finished yet, so expect a more formal grand opening on Super Bowl/Valentine’s Day weekend. The restaurant comes from the family behind Parlay. [Facebook]

Mimi’s Artisan Ice Cream features both traditional flavors, like Mint Chocolate Chip, as well as less common ice cream flavors like Beetroot and a savory with Peppercorns and Peanuts in Pentagon City. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 1201 South Joyce Street. [ARLnow.com]

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