D.C. restaurant openings
Cantina Bambina, the boozy snack stand right across from The Anthem, is now serving assorted quesadillas ($6-$8), frozen custard (vanilla, chocolate, or swirl; $5), and cocktails at the Wharf. The seasonal eatery is scheduled to operate from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, and from noon to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Status: Certified open. 960 Wharf Street SW; website.
Washington Business Journal reports that Masseria founder Nicholas Stefanelli is moving from Italy to Greek at his next restaurant. Once he’s done opening three-story Officina at the Wharf — look for it this summer — Stefanelli plans to turn his attention to the 12,000-square-foot restaurant projected to join nationwide chain Blue Bottle Coffee at Fannie Mae’s new headquarters (1100 15th Street NW).
Washington City Paper reports on Loves Me Not, the new cocktail bar that’s taken up residence on the second floor of pizza chain Mellow Mushroom in Adams Morgan. The self-styled drinking den features lived-in furniture, discounted drinks for “starving artists” ($9 or less), and plans to highlight local art and music.
The Old Takoma Business Association alerts Popville that newcomer Gusto Gelateria (7000 Carroll Avenue) is now selling frosty treats daily in Takoma Park.
- Masseria owner Nick Stefanelli to open Greek restaurant in Fannie Mae’s new HQ building [WBJ]
- Adams Morgan Cocktail Bar Loves Me Not Caters to D.C.’s Creative Community [WCP]
- Find Roman-Style Pizza, Vintage Amaros, and ‘Hunks of Meat’ at Officina [EDC]
- Cantina Marina Brings Shiner Beers, Frozen Custard to Two New Wharf Eateries [EDC]