1) Woodley Park: Lebanese Taverna completes the extensive renovation of its DC location this weekend. The new look sports an expanded lounge with a 13-seat bar, a private dining room, wood accents, and an updated menu. Status: Opening Sunday. 2641 Connecticut Ave. NW; website.
2) Merrifield : Sweetgreen sends word that yes, their Mosaic District location is now open today. The 1,500 square foot salad spot has a patio for outdoor dining. It's the first dining destination to open in Mosaic, beyond the concessions at the Angelika movie theater and the MOM's Organic Market lunch counter. Status: Certified open. 2910 District Ave. Fairfax, Va.; website.
4) Fairfax: Don Rockwell readers spy Hot Spot, a new Asian restaurant, in the former Temel space. The restaurant blends Japanese, Chinese and Korean cuisine. Status: Open. 3232 Old Pickett Road; website.