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Cause Bar and Restaurant, Bistro Vivant, More on the Way

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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.

red-parrot-asian-bistro-250.jpg1) U Street: Prince of Petworth gets word of a "philanthropub" headed to 9th Street named Cause Bar and Restaurant. With a kitchen helmed by former Queen Vic chef Adam Stein, Cause Bar pledges to donate all profits — after paying employees and covering operating costs, of course — to non-profits. The menu offers several flatbreads and burgers, including options that are vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free. The aim is to open in April. [PLYWOOD]

2) McLean: The Washingtonian learns of a new restaurant headed to fill the French dining gap in McLean. Bistro Vivant will open in the next few weeks with a menu that will feature different French regional specialties month by month from chef Christopher Carey, who has previously worked at the Wine Kitchen and Ashby Inn. [PLYWOOD]

3) Ballston: ARLnow reports that Red Parrot Asian Bistro plans to open on Glebe Road this year, having already applied for a liquor license. The restaurant has locations in Baltimore and Hanover, Maryland, where the menu reveals a sushi bar, noodles, curry dishes, teriyaki and more. An employee tells ARLnow that the restaurant is probably about six months out. [PLYWOOD]

Red Parrot Asian Bistro, Hanover [Photo: Yelp]

Bistro Vivant

1394 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101 703-356-1700

Cause Bar and Restaurant

1926 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC