Washington City Paper reports that Woodridge newcomer Momo Yakitori (2214 Rhode Island Avenue NE) has turned its basement into a bar serving cup noodles and cocktails. One of the servers at the Asian grill is working on collecting 100 flavors of the college dorm staple, which can be prepared with plain boiling water or upgraded to a chicken stock base and topped with an egg.
Annandale’s busy Asian dining hub the Block is opening a second, larger location next year in Bethesda, Maryland (967 Rose Avenue). Washingtonian reports that a new Pan-Asian bakery, Nashville-style hot chicken, and a breakfast restaurant will likely join the poke bowls, noodle soups, and pork belly sandwiches expected to carryover from the current operation. Other Asian food halls are also in the works there.
Global chain Nando’s is offering free food Tuesday, April 24 at its Chinatown location (819 Seventh Street NW). From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. dine-in and carryout customers can get a complimentary quarter chicken, chicken sandwich, wrap, or pita (while supplies last).
Cult bakery Milk Bar is unveiling gluten-free versions of its birthday cake-flavored truffles and specialty cakes. The new allergen-sensitive offerings are available both on-site and for order online.