1) Dupont Circle: After opening its bar earlier in the month, the restaurant and club portion of Mari Vanna, the new Russian restaurant, has opened its doors. The restaurant serves up traditional dishes, infuses its own vodka, and has kitschy decor ranging from stacking dolls to doilies to mismatched glass decanters. They're also giving out keys to special customers, who can use them to access special events. Status: Certified open. 1141 Connecticut Ave. NW; website.
2) Capitol Hill: The newly-renovated Hawk 'N' Dove opens tonight. The restaurant has a sleeker look and new ownership, as well as local beers. According to The Hill Is Home, Xavier Cervera spent $7,500 to keep the original sign. Status: Opening tonight. 329 Pennsylvania Ave. SE; website.
3) Bethesda: Bethesda Magazine reports that Smoke BBQ opens for lunch today. Owner Martin Hage is offering house-smoked pulled pork, beef brisket, pulled chicken, macaroni and cheese and cornbread at the restaurant. Status: Opening today. 4858 Cordell Ave; website.