1) Union Station: It's opening day for ShopHouse at Union Station. It's located in the West Hall of the building, and all proceeds today go to charity. The restaurant recently added a peanut sauce item and four new "signature" bowls to its menu. Status: Opening today. 40 Massachussetts Ave. NE; website.
2) Falls Church: Song Long has replaced Song Que in Eden Center (which closed in eptember). A Chowhound reader is a fan of the new banh mi destination. Status: Open. 6769 Wilson Blvd.; no website.
3) Silver Spring: It's about time Ethiopian food got the fast casual treatment. Via Twitter, Ethio Express is now open in Sligo Ave. Menu has both combination plates and customizable options. Status: Open. 952 Sligo Ave. Silver Spring, Md.; website.