1) Metro Center: Tonight is opening night for Boss Shepherd's, the new restaurant from Paul Cohn (J. Paul's). The restaurant is aiming to be a farm-to-table project featuring the cooking of chef Jeremy Waybright. Menu items lean Southern, including bone marrow with pickled egg, fried chicken, trout with grits and more. The restaurant's bar will feature whiskey and local beer, and the restaurant will serve lunch and dinner. Status: opening today. 1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; website.
2) Silver Spring: The patio portion and indoor bar area of Denizen's Brewing Company is now open in Silver Spring. They're still working on the kitchen and interior, but eventual restaurant tenant BBQ Bus has brought its food truck to the location on some occasions. The official opening is still to come. Status: Open (for beer). 1115 East West Highway, Silver Spring Md.; website.
3) Rockville: Ocean City favorite The Dough Roller has opened its doors. This is the first location in the area. Pizza and pancakes are their specialty. Robert Dyer has more; the place opened Saturday. Status: Open. 403 Redland Boulevard Rockville Md.; website.