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Progressive Pow Pow Goes Full Vegetarian This Month

Plus, Dupont’s new Nordic cafe is here

Assorted dishes at Pow Pow.
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Pow Pow, the nearly two-year-old Asian eatery that offers to mix chicken and pork into some of its make-your-own salads and bowls, is experimenting with an all vegetarian menu this month to “gauge support” for meat-free dining. “We feel very strongly about our existing menu. However, we believe all of our plant-based proteins and cheeses are just as good and are excited about the new options we will provide,” co-founder Shaun Sharkey says of the test run.

D.C. restaurant openings

Fans of lingonberry jam and fish soup can get their fill of Finnish favorites starting Tuesday, May 1 at area newcomer Mikko. Washington City Paper reports that chef and founder Mikko Kosonen is slowly rolling out dishes ranging from cardamom buns to smoked salmon at his modest all-day cafe (1636 R Street NW).

Coming attractions

Popville reports on new signage up for Amen Coffee & Juice, a new drink spot moving into the space formerly occupied by Ethiopian shop Amanuel Market (3361 Georgia Avenue NW).

Caffeine nation

The Hill Is Home reports that starting in May homegrown producer Small Planes Coffee will offer tastings and tours of its roastery (2400 T Street NE). The local company’s coffee is featured all around town, including at pop-up friendly Shop Made in DC in Dupont Circle.