D.C. restaurant openings
Area newcomer Asiatique (3225 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, Va.) is greeting local diners by offering 25 percent off all orders to those who check-in at the restaurant via Facebook and “like” it from Thursday, May 17 through Thursday, May 31. The neighborhood restaurant serves steamed and spiced seafood (think: crab legs, shrimp), fried platters, and sushi. Status: Certified open. 3225 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, Va.; website
Neighborhood mainstay Cork is simplifying summer dining by offering pre-set picnic packages for two people. Choose from a fried chicken meal ($40 for four pieces of chicken, biscuits, green bean salad, and dessert) or sandwich spread ($30 for assorted sandwiches, potato chips, fruit salad, and cookies). Complementary wine pairings start at $10 a pop. Cork requests that orders be submitted (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 24 hours in advance.
Bethesda Magazine reports that a faux beach bar is coming to the bustling Pike & Rose development (11580 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, Md.) this summer. The weekend gathering spot, which will be open to the public and free to attend, is projected to serve wine, beer, and orange crush cocktails along with snacks provided by commercial caterer Ridgewells.
Popville has spotted a liquor license application for a new all-day eatery moving into the space formerly occupied by a Petworth carryout (3937 Georgia Avenue NW). Photos tacked up at Ice N Slice, which is projected to seat 25 inside and hopes to open a 30-seat outdoor patio, suggest the newcomer expects to serve pizza, bagel sandwiches, fruit smoothies, and ice cream.