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NoVa Scores New Ramen, Breakfast Burrito Options

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Clarity co-founder Jason Maddens eyes LoCo for solo project

Hatch Grill’s green chile burger.
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Opening Alerts

It’s been a busy week out in the NoVa ‘burbs.

Sure, DGS Delicatessen blinked out of existence in Mosaic District, but two new places sprung up elsewhere in the Commonwealth.

Hatch Grill officially opened its doors February 27 at 4500 Daly Drive in Chantilly, serving up New Mexican-style cuisine including breakfast burritos, savory sopapillas and green chile burgers. The newcomer also features a “pay it forward” program that allows customers to contribute to free meals for future guests. Hatch is open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday, and dinner Monday through Friday.

Hanabi Ramen February 28 began doling out steaming bowls of Japanese noodle dishes in the former Amsterdam Falafel spot (3024 WIlson Blvd.). ARLnow reports that meals at the 35-seat restaurant run about $14 a pop. Hanabi is doing lunch and dinner daily. [ARLnow]

Chef Shuffles

Clarity co-creator Jason Maddens is leaving the critically acclaimed Vienna restaurant to start his own place closer to home. The Sterling native tells Northern Virginia Magazine’s Stefanie Gans that he hopes to open a new restaurant, tentatively dubbed Ah-So (it’s a wine thing), this summer. He’s looking for openings in Ashburn and Leesburg, and auditioning his new menu via pop-ups dinners at local wineries. [NVM]