Swingers, the London-based brand of adults-only “crazy golf” courses equipped with multiple bars and food vendors, has secured a location in Navy Yard for a second D.C. outpost. Washington Business Journal reports Swingers plans to debut a two-floor, 24,000-square-foot space at 1250 Half Street SE in the summer of 2022. That space was previously earmarked for Punch Bowl Social, a chain that lures in customers with bowling lanes, table tennis, and arcade games. Swingers made its U.S. debut in June with a Dupont Circle location that features pizza, tacos, burgers, and pastries from chefs at Knead Hospitality + Design, which recently opened modern diner Gatsby and an attached Mah-Ze-Dahr bakery on Half Street SE.
In other news ...
- Guerra Steakhouse opened last weekend in the former Ben’s Chili Bowl space in Rosslyn. The new spot has a pretty straightforward grill menu, and the giant shrimp scampi brushed with “fuego” spicy paste is an early favorite. [ARLnow]
- Shinwari Grill, a South Asian kebab spot and hookah bar, has signed a lease on Barracks Row in Capitol Hill. [WBJ]
- DCist has an early look at Via Roma, an Italian restaurant in Camp Springs, Maryland, that specializes in Roman-style pinsa. [DCist]
- China-based Shi Miaodao Yunnan Rice Noodle has Rockville, Maryland, franchise serving up a crossing bridge noodle soup in which raw slices of beef, quail eggs, and other ingredients get flash-cooked in a rich pork broth. [WaPo]