Brookland's Finest, the "rustic industrial" bar from Frank Hankins and the team from The Pug and Solly's, has opened its doors. The restaurant is serving up comfort food from chef Shannon Troncoso, as well as coffee in the morning and beer during later hours. The restaurant is definitely going family-friendly; Fritz Hahn reports there will even be stroller parking eventually. Status: Certified open. 3126 12th St. NE; website.
Comebacks for neighborhood hangouts could signal brighter days ahead