1) U STREET— On Friday night, new bar Exiles (in the former Stetson's space) had a soft opening. The meat-heavy menu lists smoked chicken wings, beef brisket, barbecue pulled pork, and an all-day breakfast sandwich. The bar serves beer, wine, and cocktails. Status: Soft opening. 1610 U St. NW; website.
2) BALLSTON— The third location of Northern Virginia-based Cheesetique opens today. The Ballston cheese shop will have limited hours this week (11 a.m.- 3 p.m.) but will still serve lunch. Status: Certified open. 800 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, Va.; website.