1) MERRIFIELD: Spice 6 makes its debut at the Dunn Loring metro today. This is the second location of the fast-casual Indian chain, which got its start in Hyattsville (there are more salad options this time around). Expect items like kabobs, rice bowls, chaat, naan pizza and more. They're open for lunch and dinner. Status: Opening today. 2674- I Avenir Place, Vienna, Va.; website.
2) MOUNT PLEASANT: Lezo's Taqueria is new in Mount Pleasant. The 42 likes the tacos, which come with a variety of salsas. More vegan options may be on the way. Status: Certified open. 3213 Mt Pleasant St. NW; website.
3) SILVER SPRING: Gusto Italian Grill, a casual Italian restaurant, has opened in Silver Spring. The first location here was in Bethesda. East MocoCo Blog notes there's a covered patio at this new location. Status: Certified open. 8512 Fenton St. Silver Spring, Md.; website.