1) WOODLEY PARK: Liam LaCivita makes his mark with his own restaurant in the former Murphy's space. Expect homemade pastas, an ambitious cheese program, a good kids' menu and some Italian spins on classics.
2) ADAMS MORGAN: The High Dive replaces Pharmacy Bar in Adams Morgan today. They're looking to have a chill, laid-back atmosphere, with a video game machine and low-key snacks (including combos). Status: Opening tonight. 2337 18th St. NW; website.