1) Merrifield: Dickey's BBQ Pit has opened its doors, near the Dunn Loring Metro. It's in the Halstead Square development, joining such restaurants as BlackFinn, Lost Dog Cafe and PassionFin. The restaurant smokes meats like pork and brisket, and serves, ribs, "bakers" (topped baked potatoes) and more. Their grand opening festivities took place last weekend. Status: Certified open. 2750-J Gallows Rd. Fairfax, Va.; website.
2) East Falls Church: Yayla Bistro has opened right by the East Falls Church metro. The Turkish restaurant is occupying former private dining space from La Côte D'Or Cafe. They've got happy hour, traditional Turkish dishes and some Greek-influenced fare. Status: Certified open. 2201 N Westmoreland St, Arlington, Va.; website.