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1) Dupont Circle: Noodles & Company adds to its D.C. presence with the arrival of a new location at 1140 19th St. NW. Construction is just about wrapped up; it will open next Tuesday. They'll be showing off a few new dishes for the winter, including a Thai Hot Pot, the Alfredo MontAmore and the Pork Adobo Flatbread. There's seating for 48, plus an eventual patio. [POST-PLYWOOD]
2) Bethesda: Westfield Montgomery Mall has been jam-packed with restaurant news lately. The latest is the pending arrival of Blaze Pizza. Bethesda Now reports the California chain hopes to get a location open in June. [PRE-PLYWOOD]
3) Columbia Heights: PoPville checks in about the unnamed Filipino restaurant from Nick Pimentel. The owner tells him the restaurant headed for 3226 11th St. NW should open by May or June. [PLYWOOD]
[Photo: Blaze Pizza]