Grand Openings: Where to Eat and Drink
Published Apr 6, 2012 at 3:47 PM | Updated at 8:24 PM EDT on Aug 10, 2012
Frog N Snail
Opened: March 30
3124 N Broadway / Lakeview
Upset Dale Levitski didn't take home top honors on "Top Chef?" You can show your support by visiting his new restaurant Frog N Snail, which aims to make you rethink everything you know about French-American. With a prix-fixe bistro menu that adheres to the idea of flavor math, or the perfect balance of taste, texture, and temperature, expect this restaurant to have legs (Get it… frog legs? I'll be here all week.).
Opening: April 22nd
415 New Jersey Avenue NW / Capitol Hill
When it comes to preparing the finest pork around, Cochon knows a few things. At least five, as that's how many chefs will be competing to serve the finest swine in our nation's capital. Guests get to sample and judge, along with guest celebrity judges, and the winner competes in the Grand Cochon event in Aspen Co. If the smells don't lure you through your doors, maybe the healthy sense of culinary competition will.
Opening: April 19-May 53407 Connecticut Ave NW / Cleveland Park
While not technically a true restaurant opening, "Top Chef" alum Mike Isabella will be showing off his new modern Mexican cooking chops in Cleveland Park's Tackle Box. The five-course menu will offer the standard dips and tacos, but the real thing to look out for will be the prickly pear margarita.