It's opening day for Willie T's Lobster Shack, Dupont Circle's new seafood joint. The restaurant has opened at 1511 Connecticut Ave. NW (former home of Marvelous Market) and is from Thompson Hospitality, the company behind such chains as American Tap Room and Austin Grill.
Willie T.'s will have lobster, crab and shrimp rolls, a Maine-themed design, reclaimed wood (naturally) and catering. There will be whoopie pies, too. No word yet on whether the brand will expand to other locations, but it seems likely given Thompson's track record. The restaurant will be open for both lunch and dinner. Status: Opened at 11 a.m. 1511 Connecticut Ave. NW; website.