1) Dupont Circle: Bub and Pops has opened at 1815 M St. NW. The restaurant had its first day of business Monday, according to its Facebook page, and serves sandwiches and American fare. Also on the menu: salads, matzoh ball soup, clam chowder, hoagies, pizza and cheesesteak stromboli. They also do catering. Get a view of the menu here. Status: Certified open. 1815 M St. NW; website.
2) Bethesda: The anticipated Aroma Espresso Bar, coming to Montgomery Mall, has an opening date set: Friday, Feb. 8, Bethesda Magazine reports. This is the first DC-area location of Israel's largest franchise. Beyond the coffee, there's Middle Eastern-influenced menu items like haloumi sandwiches. Status: Opening Friday. 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda; website.