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Hank's Pasta Bar, Bibim Now Open

Italian for Alexandria and Korean for Silver Spring.

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

1) ALEXANDRIA: Hank's Pasta Bar opens today in Alexandria. Jamie Leeds' restaurant features food from chef Nicolas Flores. Dishes include parsnip gnocchi with crab, pappardelle with braised lamb ragu, a linguine with white clam sauce and more. There are also small plates, antipasti and charcuterie. The wine list leans Italian. Photos to come later today. Status: Opening today. 600 Montgomery Street, Alexandria, Va.; website.

2) SILVER SPRING: A new Korean addition to Silver Spring comes from Bibim, in the former Sligo Cafe space. Bimbimbap, Korean fried chicken and Korean barbecue, plus sides, round out the menu. Status: Open. 923 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring,