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3 Upcoming Filipino Restaurants to Get Excited About in D.C.

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It's officially a trend.

Purple Patch
Purple Patch

Cathal Armstrong's announcement that he hopes to open an Asian restaurant in D.C. means there are at least three Filipino-influenced restaurants coming to the city (eventually, anyway). It's a cuisine that's been hard to find in the D.C. area before this. Here's a guide to each of the new projects.

*Bad Saint

The players: Tom Cunanan, Nick Pimentel, Genevieve Villamora.

Description: This Columbia Heights project is one of 2015's more anticipated openings. Cunanan will prepare dishes like sauteed mung bean noodles and lumpiang shanghai. Two pop-up events previewing the restaurant proved immensely popular.

Location: 3226 11th St. NW.

Timeline: The most recent estimate is spring.

The line at the Bad Saint pop-up.

*Cathal Armstrong's Asian restaurant

The players: Cathal Armstrong, EatGoodFood

Description: Details are slim, but Armstrong has signed a letter of intent to do an Asian restaurant that will include Filipino dishes in Southwest D.C.

Location: The Wharf development

Timeline: Not until at least 2018

*Purple Patch

The players: Drew and Patrice Cleary, Jason Smith

Description: The replacement restaurant for Tonic will serve both classic Filipino dishes and American comfort food.

Location: 3155 Mount Pleasant St. NW

Timeline: The restaurant is just days away from opening.

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