1) Mount Vernon Triangle: It's opening day for the latest project from entrepreneur Hakan Ilhan and chefs Roberto Donna and Amy Brandwein. Alba Osteria is set to open its doors today. Here's Eater's tour of the space. The sibling of Al Dente specializes in pizzas, pastas and other Italian fare. Status: Opening tonight. 425 I St. NW; website.
2) Rockville: Mr. Banh Mi has opened, serving up a selection of well-priced Vietnamese sandwiches. The blog Rockville Nights has photos of the location. They also have smoothies and other sweet drinks. Status: Certified open. 785 Rockville Pike; no website yet.