September 2, 2016
1) SPRINGFIELD AND DUNN LORING: The Halal Guys are taking Northern Virginia by storm, opening not one, but two, fast-casual shops today. The Manhattan street cart-turned-global chain offers a variety of Middle Eastern dishes like gyro sandwiches and chicken-and-rice platters with their signature white sauce. Status: Certified open. 6304 Springfield Plaza Springfield, Va./2670 Avenir Place Dunn Loring, Va.; website
August 30, 2016
1) VIENNA: Today starts full service at the new Vienna location of Cava Grill. Expect the same customizable Mediterranean bowls, topped with proteins like chicken and lamb meatballs. The chain has been busy outside the area as well, opening locations in Columbia, Maryland and even its first in New York City in Union Square. They're open for both lunch and dinner. Status: Certified open. 175 Maple Ave. Vienna, Va.; website.
August 29, 2016