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Top 5 Bites: A New Eve in Alexandria and a Plan B Burger

by Jamie Liu

Top 5 Bites: A New Eve in Alexandria and a Plan B Burger: Figure 1
Plating scallops at Restaurant Eve.

In this week’s Top 5 Bites, find out what changes are in store for Alexandria’s Restaurant Eve, and where you’ll soon be able to try Filipino food in DC.

Eve of Change

The highly regarded Restaurant Eve will be simplifying its menu starting October 21, according to the Washington Post. Chef Cathal Armstrong’s restaurant currently serves different menus in its bar, bistro and tasting room, but will soon be offering one menu with an a la carte section of eight appetizers and eight entrees, and a tasting menu option with five courses. Fans of the Lickity Split lunch deal, which offers two courses for $14.98 in the bar, shouldn’t fret as the special will survive the transition.

Looking for Lumpia

Filipino cuisine is hard to find in DC restaurants, but that will soon change with the opening of a new restaurant from Nick Pimentel (an owner of Room 11) and Genevieve Villamora, according to PoPville. The currently unnamed restaurant will be on the same block as Room 11 at 3226 11th Street NW. Fingers crossed for lo mein-like pancit and spring roll-like lumpia.

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Far East Taco Grille

Go (Far) East for Tacos

Food truck Far East Taco Grille has opened a brick and mortar location at 409 15th Street NE, reports Washington City Paper. Along with the Korean tacos available on the trucks, you’ll find sliders and quesadillas on the menu. But don’t expect to linger too long, the spot only has stand-up counters for grabbing a quick bite.

Time for Plan B

Some might protest that aside from the vaunted In N’ Out, DC doesn’t need any more burger spots. And yet another joins the ranks as Connecticut-based Plan B Burger Bar signs a lease at 801 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, according to Washington Business Journal. However, unlike most burger spots the menu extends to wings, a variety of appetizers, and comfort food entrees like lobster mac and cheese, meatloaf, and fish n’ chips.

Take the Silk Road in Gaithersburg

Uzbek restaurant Silk Road Choyhona has opened in Gaithersburg, according to a poster on Don Rockwell. Located at 28 Bureau Drive, it was opened by a former partner in the Baltimore restaurant of the same name. The cuisine is best described as a mix of Russian and Middle Eastern.

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