1) WHEATON: It's soft opening day for Squire's Rock Creek Chophouse. The new steakhouse serves up wedge salads, shrimp cocktail, rack of lamb, seafood and pasta dishes, and of course, several steaks. The full menu is here. Status: Soft opening today. 2405 Price Ave. Silver Spring, Md.; website.
2) BRIGHTWOOD: Desta Ethiopian Restaurant is a new addition to Brightwood. Expect the classic Ethiopian fare like tibs, kitfo, vegetarian platters and more. Status: Certified open. 6128 Georgia Ave. NW; website.
3) DUPONT CIRCLE: PoPville reports it's opening day for The Chickery. This is a basic fried and roast chicken and sides kind of place out of Toronto. Status: Opening today. 1300 Connecticut Ave. NW; website.