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Luke's Lobster, 901 Both Opening In Penn Quarter Today!

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Luke's Lobster
Luke's Lobster
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1) Penn Quarter: One month after signing a lease on a storefront in Penn Quarter, Luke's Lobster is officially opening the doors on its first location outside of New York City today. The casual restaurant — founded in 2009 by a ex-banker Georgetown graduate — specializes in Maine-style lobster rolls, which means they're chilled atop a buttered and toasted bun with mayo, lemon butter and spices. The menu includes lobster, crab and shrimp rolls (for $8-15), empress crab claws, New England clam chowder, lobster bisque, Maine Root sodas and more. Luke's plans to import the seafood directly from the family's seafood company in Maine. Status: Opening at noon today. 624 E Street, NW; website [EaterWire]

2) Penn Quarter: The team behind the Capitol City Brewing Company unveils their latest beer-centric project today in Penn Quarter with the opening of 901 Restaurant & Bar. Yet another entrant into the crowded tapas scene, 901's menu features small plates like wagyu meatballs, bison sliders and ahi tuna tartar from a kitchen led by former Ten Penh chef Thomas Hall. But the focus here is likely to be the beer, brewed exclusively for 901 at Cap City's Shirlington location. On draft will be a light lager, Belgian pale ale, IPA, oatmeal stout and a rotating tap, plus a selection from local and national distributors. Design elements include a wall-encased fireplace in the lounge and a chef's table with red acrylic alligator chairs. Status: Opens for lunch today at 11 a.m. 901 9th St, NW; website [EaterWire]

Capitol City Brewing Company

1100 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005 202 628 2222 Visit Website

Luke's Lobster

624 E St, NW, Washington, DC