Forty-one-year-old sub shop Capriotti’s is looking to grow within the DMV, mapping out plans to open nearly three dozen new stores between D.C. and Baltimore. The Delaware-based sandwich chain wants to build on the handful of outposts it currently operates in the immediate area (M Street NW; Arlington, Va.; Annapolis, Md.) by adding 20 restaurants in and around the District as well as 15 more surrounding Charm City, with an additional 15 stores slated for development up near Philadelphia.
Jeff Black opening an all-day cafe in Palisades
Washingtonian reports that restaurateur Jeff Black has designs on adding a low-key, all-day cafe to his family of of restaurants. Black Coffee, which is at least a year away from opening, would join his fine dining establishment, Blacksalt, in the Palisades. He’s officially resurrecting Addie’s, his first restaurant, today. [Washingtonian]
Bethesda’s Spanish-themed Tapabar is now doing AYCE small plates on the weekends. The new brunch ($30 per person) features items ranging from traditional potato-packed tortillas to salmon Benedicts with smoked bacon. Add unlimited mimosas or bloody Marys for $15. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.
Bub and Pop’s signs off for Labor Day weekend
Fans of Jon Taub’s overstuffed subs and signature French onion dip will have to learn to do without during the upcoming holiday weekend. “We are goin fishin,” Taub alerted fans in an email blast announcing that the Dupont Circle eatery will be closed from Thursday, August 31 until Tuesday, September 5.