Short and sweet, just in time for dessert:
* RASA ALMOST HERE
: According to City Paper
, Rasa Indian Grill
will be opening its doors in the ground floor of F1rst
on Wednesday, Dec. 6. (I'm not surprised that I don't have a recent shot of the Rasa front, but I can't believe I don't have a decent NOT-recent shot of it, either. Argh.) The City Paper piece
has a lot of background on the restaurant's format and background. And on Instagram
Rasa says that they will be opening from 12-2 on Tuesday Dec. 5 to support DC Central Kitchen.
* OATH PIZZA
: The sight of workers in the retail space next to Bethesda Bagels in the ground floor of Insignia on M
has been noticed; but what I and my normally deep-digging commenters missed was the news back in October
that Boston-based Oath Pizza
would be coming to that address in early 2018--and boxes inside the space do indeed say "Oath Pizza" on them. A Merrifield/Mosaic location opened about a month ago, and WTOP says
that not only does Oath bill itself as the "only existing certified-humane pizza restaurant in the country," it "has what it calls a trade secret thin crust, that’s hand-stretched, grilled and seared in avocado oil."