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Sweet Diablo, College Park Restaurants and More Coming

Welcome to the Plywood Report, where we fill you in on what's coming up in food. See anything happening in your neighborhood? Let us know.

chidogos-250.jpg1) Dupont Circle: Prince of Petworth sees signage announcing the impending arriving of Sweet Diablo and its supposedly "best chocolate cake in the world" coming to 19th and M streets. [PLYWOOD]

2) College Park: The University of Maryland Diamondback took a look at five new restaurants headed to the university area. Not only is the university getting a ChiDogO's, as has been planned, but also Roti, a place named Pho D'Lite, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill and District Dumpling. [PLYWOOD]

3) Old Town: Patch hears first word that an Old Town resident seeks to bring a cafe and wine bar named Half Full to North Columbus Street near the Lyceum. An application filed with the city reveals a menu of "personal pan pizzas, salads, charcuteries and sweets" with outdoor seating, table and bar service. It goes before the planning commission in May. [PRE-PLYWOOD]

4) Georgetown: PoP also brings the news that Georgetown Falafel & Koshary is heading to the old Prince Cafe space, noting a Saveur description of koshary as "the ultimate Egyptian street food." [PLYWOOD]

5) West End: Adding to the fast-casual options in the West End, PoP discovers Orange Spoon with sandwiches and breakfast foods. [PLYWOOD]

6) Petworth: Thrillist checks in on DC Reynolds, which has a 75-person beer garden and a menu that's still technically in development phase but will involve buttermilk biscuit fried chicken, meatloaf and a DC Brau bratwurst. But the good news is that they plan to open this weekend with 10 craft beers on tap, including several local beers. [POST-PLYWOOD]

7) Downtown: We learned in December that Dallas-based chain Del Frisco's Grille is heading to the old Les Halles space and now this Craigslist ad indicates that they're hiring and on track for an early summer opening. [PLYWOOD]

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