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1) Bethesda: The Washington Business Journal reports that airport bar Vino Volo has landed its first non-airport location on Bethesda Row, slated to open in the fall. Beyond wine, it'll have an expanded menu from what you can find at the airport locations, including "bacon brittle, stuffed dates, roasted bone marrow and other full plates such as thyme roast chicken and smoked salmon rolls." [PLYWOOD]
3) Columbia Heights: New Columbia Heights has an update on Cava Grill, which is apparently undergoing inspections right now and hopes to open soon. Apparently the space looks just about ready. [POST-PLYWOOD]
4) Penn Quarter: The folks from Protein Bar send word that the Chicago-based business plans to open the previously mentioned Penn Quarter location in August, featuring a menu of "customizable high-protein blended drinks, bowls, fresh-made chili, soups, and salads." The signature item? Something called "Protein Bar-ritos." This will be the chain's first DC location, but there are a whole lot more on the way. [PLYWOOD]
Vino Volo, Sacramento [Photo: Facebook]