The Dish: Grand Openings

by Editorial

Familiar storefronts in new locations, open today.

By Anne Kim-Dannibale

Sweetgreen (Photo by voteprime via Flickr)

Sweetgreen (Photo by voteprime via Flickr)

Sweetgreen salad kings Nicolas Jammet, Jonathan Neman and Nathaniel Ru have added another location to their growing veggie empire in Silver Spring, Md., next to Discovery Communications. To celebrate, they’re offering a “Pay What You Want” special until 4 p.m. Monday, July 15, with all proceeds benefiting FreshFarm Markets.

Following in Sweetgreen’s philosophy of sourcing local ingredients, the Silver Spring locale will be using ingredients from farms in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, including peaches from Chiles Peach Orchard, kale from Richardson Farms and goat cheese from Firefly Farm, according to a spokeswoman.

This is the local chain’s 19th location, with a 20th due to open in New York City’s swanky NoMad Hotel later this month.

Sweetgreen Silver Spring
8517 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
“Pay What You Want” until 4 p.m., Monday, July 15 only.

BonChon Arlington (Photo courtesy GrizForm Design Architects)

BonChon Arlington (Photo courtesy GrizForm Design Architects)

Need a sweet-and-spicy fried chicken fix in a hurry? Head to Arlington where global South Korean chain BonChon has opened doors on its newest location today. The 3,400 square-foot locale with seating for 85 features a sleek wood and metal interior with Asian touches created by local design firm GrizForm Design Architects. Note special hours for the next two weeks: BonChon Arlington closes daily from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Regular hours listed below.

BonChon Chicken Arlington
2209 N. Pershing Dr.
Arlington, VA 22201
Sunday-Thursday, kitchen open 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., bar closes midnight; Friday-Saturday, kitchen open 11:30 a.m.-midnight, bar closes 2 a.m.


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