1) SHAW: El Sol has replaced El Sauce at 1227 11th St. NW. PoPville notes therestaurant is related to the Columbia Heights one of the same name. Status: Certified open. 1227 11th St. NW; no website.
2) WEST END: The Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C. has a new lounge called Quadrant. It's twice the size of the old Lobby Lounge, with a renewed emphasis on cocktails. Christopher Mendenhall is handling the drinks. Meyer Davis Studios designed the new space, and the menu will emphasize small plates like lamb meatballs and flatbreads. Status: Reopened. 1150 22nd St. NW; website.