1) ARLINGTON: Basic Burger has opened in Arlington. As the name implies, it's striving to keep things simple. Beyond beef burgers, they also have hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers, salads, shakes and sides (including fried pickle chips)., according to Burger Days. Status: Certified open. 2024 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va.; website.
2) ALEXANDRIA: Ashlar opens today at the Morrison House Hotel in Old Town. Head here for photos and more menu details about the American tavern from Kimpton. Status: Opening today. 116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria, Va.; website.