An Outsider ‘til the end
The Outsider, an under-the-radar cocktail bar serving Japanese meat skewers and rice balls, lasted less than a year at 1359 H Street NE. An Instagram post for the bar, which opened in February, says “the space might not have been the right fit” in the popular drinking corridor but it is working on reopening in a different location. When blogger Barred in DC shared the news on Twitter, several people replied that they were surprised to hear it existed in the first place.
Toast to salad
Brianna Keefe, the founder of the wellness-minded Toastique shops in Southwest and Old Town, is opening on a fast-casual salad bar in the Wharf development. Washington City Paper reports that Chopsmith (11 District Square SW) is expected to open in January. The shop is expected to offer salads with steaks grilled to order, a Spanish riff on nicoise with chorizo and pimenton potatoes, sandwiches, and soups. [WCP]
Food court incoming
Washington Business Journal reports that Asian supermarket chain 99 Ranch will replace the Super H Mart that was located at 10780 Fairfax Boulevard. The store will reportedly have a food court that could include a bakery, hot sandwiches, specialty drinks, and a vegan counter. Meanwhile, Super H Mart has relocated to a former Giant store at Jermantown Road and Route 50, where it will open this month with plans to bring in its own vendors and serve beer. [WBJ]
New Cuban in Loudoun County
The Burn blog reports that mom-and-pop Cuban counter Cubasí Bistro had plans to open over the weekend in Sterling. [The Burn]
Afghan pop-up in Tysons
The Härth restaurant at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner will host the next iteration of the Tables Without Borders series showcasing refugee chefs. Chef Nejat Ahmadollah will be leading a tasting menu and sending out a la carte dishes that represent Afghan cuisine — including braised lamb and rice kabuli, baked pumpkin with yogurt sauce, and chicken kebab — on October 18, October 25 and November 1.
Low-key Friday for “Jivanka”
A tipster tells the Hyattsville Wire that Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, their three kids, and their security detail ordered $100 worth of burgers and fries at a Burger King in College Park on Friday. [HW]