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Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s Working on a Beer Bar-Led Dining Hub in Southeast, Plus More Intel

Potomac scores an Italian coffee shop

A rendering of the multi-use building planned for 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue SE.
Image from CAS Riegler

It’s all about the beer

Virginia-based Neighborhood Restaurant Group aims to put its stamp on a new residential complex coming to Southeast in 2019. The local hospitality group behind Bluejacket brewery, and beer-centric restaurants Birch and Barley, Rustico, and The Sovereign, is partnering with real estate operators CAS Riegler and May Development to develop a network of dining and drinking establishments — which may include existing NRG properties “as well as unique offerings from chefs and restaurateurs outside the group’s collection,” per a release — designed to serve the residents of 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

No word yet on how many restaurants may crop up within the 12,500-square-foot plot in play, but an NRG spokeswoman tells Eater the “partners are confident that an indoor/outdoor beer bar, designed by NRG partner and beer director, Greg Engert, will be an anchor to this new space.”

More coffee for Maryland

Bethesda Magazine reports that Italian coffee chain Filicori Zecchini is now brewing java in Park Potomac. Expect gourmet blends, pastries, and tea. [Bethesda]


ARLnow reports that 24/7 eatery Kabob Palace has opened grab-and-go companion shop Shawarma Gyros Express in Crystal City. Expect Middle Eastern-style sandwiches, soups, salads, and pies. [ARLnow]

Room service just got better

The Hyatt Centric in Rosslyn is now eligible to receive food deliveries from an expanded roster of local restaurants via online service Grubhub. The latest additions to the dining catalog include Italian pizza chain Piola, Top Chef alum Mike Isabella’s Kapnos Taverna, and neighborhood restaurant Mele Bistro.

Mele Bistro

1723 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209 (703) 522-5222 Visit Website


1550 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209 703 528 1502 Visit Website

Kapnos Taverna

4000 Wilson Boulevard, , VA 22203 (703) 243-4400 Visit Website