1) Brightwood: Indian restaurant Salt & Pepper Grill III has opened. There's a lunch buffet and classic dishes like biryani and korma. Status: Certified open. 5830 Georgia Ave. NW; website.
2) Navy Yard: Owner Justin Ross confirms that today is opening day for The Big Stick. That's the baseball themed bar right near Nationals Stadium, from the owner of Justin's Cafe. Here's a tour of the space, designed by CORE. Menu items include sausages and European beers. Status: Opening today at 5 p.m. 20 M St. SE: website.