1) Fairfax: Cava Grill opens its ninth location today in Fairfax. They'll be giving away free lunch and dinner today (suggested charitable donation) before opening with regular hours tomorrow. The newest location has an expanded open kitchen, local beer and wine on tap and more. Status: Opening today. 11046 Lee Highway, Fairfax, Va.; website.
2) Penn Quarter: The market portion of Centrolina, the new restaurant from local chef Amy Brandwein, is scheduled to open today at CityCenterDC. The market will serve up fresh pastas, produce and a small selection of Italian grocery items. The restaurant will open in June. Status: Opening today. 974 Palmer Alley; website.