1) Del Ray: The Sushi Bar, a small sushi lounge in the same building as Pork Barrel BBQ, has opened for business, Patch reports. The restaurant made headlines prior to opening because it has a "no kids" policy. Saran "Peter" Kannasute is doing the cooking, and the restaurant has an extensive sake collection. All the food is gluten-free. Status: Certified open. 2312 Mount Vernon Ave.; website (Twitter).
2) Bloomingdale: Fritz Hahn has the scoop on Showtime Lounge, a new bar across the street from Boundary Stone. The emphasis is on affordable drinks and good music (the owner is D.J. Soul Call Paul). The jukebox is free and the bar is cash-only. Status: Certified open. 113 Rhode Island Ave.; no website yet.