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La Tomate Cafe, Dino's Grotto, More Coming

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Welcome to the Plywood Report, where we fill you in on what's coming up in food. See anything happening in your neighborhood? Send us a note at

latomatefb.jpg1) Dupont Circle: PoPville reports the folks behind La Tomate in Dupont are planning to open a small cafe next door. Expect sandwiches, coffee, etc. at the Connecticut Ave. NW location. [PLYWOOD]

2) Shaw: The address for the new Dino (now Dino's Grotto) has been revealed. Look for the restaurant at 1914 9th St. NW. An April opening is tentatively planned. [PRE-PLYWOOD]

3) Shaw: Also for Shaw; more Ethiopian food. Washington Business Journal reports a different Ethiopian restaurant will replace Little Ethiopia at 1924 Ninth St. NW. [WBJ]

4) Rosslyn: A good sign for Ben's Chili Bowl fans. The restaurant, which is slated for the old Ray's Hell Burger space on Wilson Blvd., has signage up, according to this Chowhound poster. [PLYWOOD]

La Tomate [Photo: Facebook]

Ben's Chili Bowl

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