1) Shaw: Mediterranean restaurant Dunya opened its doors yesterday, according to its Twitter account. The restaurant stretches over multiple floors (a rooftop bar will open this spring), with a fireplace. There's a happy hour every day with $2 off wine, beer and cocktails. The menu features cheeses, meats, salads and heartier fare like mussels and short ribs (here's the full list of offerings). The restaurant's team includes Hasnaa Farouidi, Neema Sadeghi and chef Rafael Viera. Status: Certified open. 801 Florida Ave. NW; website.
2) Bethesda: Chain alert. Robert Dyer reports Bethesda has a new location of Panera. Status: Opening today. 7201 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Md.; website.