1) Trinidad: Frozen Tropics tells us that Tree House Lounge, a new bar, has its soft opening tonight at 1006 Florida Ave. NE. The main focus for the destination is live music, including bluegrass, blues and more. No menu on the website at the moment. Status: Soft opening tonight. 1006 Florida Ave. NE; website.
2) H Street NE: Sol Mexican Grill will open its brick and mortar location tomorrow at 11 a.m. Looks like they're initially just opening for lunch, according to Facebook. The operation's food truck is known for its burritos, and has been working for a long time to get the standalone restaurant open. Status: Opening Friday. 1251 H St. NE; website.
3) Merrifield: Also on tap for tomorrow: the grand opening for Virginia's first Matchbox location at the Mosaic District. The restaurant held soft opening parties last night and Tuesday. There's a huge private dining room, a pizza bar, and the restaurant's signature miniburgers and pizzas. Status: Softly open. 2910 District Ave. Fairfax, Va; website.
Tree House Lounge [Photo: Facebook]