1) Silver Spring: Don Rockwell's site reports La Fogata has opened in Silver Spring. The Aspen Hill restaurant (which has been operating for at least a month) is serving such items as ceviche, hen soup, pollo a la brasa and other Peruvian specialities. Status: Certified open. 2259 Bel Pre Road, Silver Spring, Md.; website.
2) Springfield: Yard House has opened in the Springfield Mall. The brew house serves everything from ribs to tacos, and has gluten-free and vegetarian options, too. They're offering 130 draft beer selections (including several from local breweries) and several "skinny" cocktails and entrees for those watching their diet. Status: Certified open. 6791 Springfield Mall Drive, Springfield, Va.; website.