Fava Pot, the Egyptian restaurant group that started as a Tysons Corner food truck in 2013, is moving into Dupont Circle with a new location that’s expected to open by June, Washington City Paper reports. Founder Dina Daniel’s new business will bring downtown diners a fast-casual option for kofta sandwiches, kebab bowls, falafel, and its signature koshary — a mix of lentils, rice, pasta, and a spicy tomato sauce, topped with chickpeas and sweet caramelized onions — in the former OKI Bowl space at 1817 M Street NW. Fava Pot’s footprint now includes a full-service Falls Church restaurant and a Union Market stall.
In other news...
- Trendsetting speakeasy the Gibson — one of seven bars from H2 Collective that bit the dust last fall — will reopen at a new, undisclosed location this spring, Washingtonian reports.
- After performing a full-on refresh during the pandemic, Hotel Madera and its new American restaurant Firefly Kitchen + Bar will reopen in Dupont Circle on Friday, February 12.
- Meet Squash Club D.C., a new natural wines shop that takes orders via Instagram, whose 20-something founder Justin Rose delivers bottles to fellow D.C. residents for free.