More pork belly for all
Pop-up turned brick-and-mortar restaurant Kuya Ja’s Lechon Belly today joins the expanding universe of D.C’s Filipino restaurants. In addition to serving his slow-roasted, stuffed pork belly, founder Javier Fernandez has also worked up adobo chicken wings, veggie lumpia, a sisig and garlic fried rice-filled burrito, and more. Status: Scheduled to open at 10 a.m. 5268-H Nicholson Lane, Rockville, Md.; website.
Spanish restaurant Boqueria is adding a second location in Penn Quarter. Washington Business Journal reports that the tapas chain is moving into the space formerly occupied by Asian eatery Oya and short-lived lounge Boe (799 Ninth Street NW).
Cheesetique founder Jill Erber has started an online petition urging local officials to roll back a meals tax increase on Alexandria restaurants. The restaurateur is also asking for a 3 percent rebate to offset credit card transaction fees.