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Less Southern, More Mediterranean — The Majestic Reopens in Alexandria Today

Plus, another restaurant for Shaw and pizza for Ashburn

The Majestic
The Majestic

1) ALEXANDRIA— The Majestic is reopening today with an interior design update and menu change. Alexandria Restaurant Partners (Palette 22, Lena's) are behind the project. Chef Gaby Hakman has created a menu of American classics with Mediterranean touches. The new, art deco-inspired interior was designed by Beckmann Architects. Status: Opening today at 5 p.m. 711 King St., Alexandria, Va.; website.

2) SHAW— Borderstan reports Right Spot Restaurant and Bar opened on Friday. It's serving American cuisine like chicken wings, burgers, and shrimp and grits. All items are less than $20. Status: Certified open. 1917 9th St. NW; website.

3) ASHBURN— Firenza Pizza is opening its third location today. The chain based in Northern Virginia does customizable stone hearth-baked pizzas along with salads, wings, and meatballs. Status: Certified open. 43780 Central Station Dr., Ashburn,