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Check out Rosslyn's new food hall—plus Indian fast casual, pupusas, pastries and polenta tots with a side of street art.

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The restaurant space isn’t open for on-site dining, but the beachy chain’s newest location in Ballston is offering takeout and delivery. Order a taco pack (with 4 or 8 tacos) and choose among options such as pork belly, baja fish, portobello, cauliflower, falafel, chicken verde, crispy avocado and many more. A family pack includes your choice of tacos or roasted chicken, plus chips, salsa and three sides. Opened: Jan. 13 // 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Ballston Quarter)



Bollywood Bistro Express

Bollywood Bistro Express

Pankaj Sharma’s hip Indian eatery with sit-down locations in Great Falls and Fairfax now has a fast-casual counter at Ballston Quarter Market.  Build your own bowl with fillers such as chicken tikka, lamb kabob, tofu, paneer cheese, chana masala, pickled onions, greens and a variety of sauces. Alternately you can order many of the same dishes—plus samosas, curries, kormas, biryani and naan—from the a la carte menu. Opened: Jan. 1. // 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Ballston Quarter)


Clarendon Pop Up Bar

Big screens at Clarendon Pop-Up Bar (Facebook photo)

Clarendon Pop-Up Bar

Housed in the former Clarendon Ballroom space, Mike Bramson’s nocturnal “Winter Wonderland” pop-up bar serves themed cocktails with tunes by spinning deejays and live local bands. High-top tables and couches can be reserved in advance, and a “sky box” is available for rentals. Bramson is also a co-owner of The Lot in Clarendon. Opened: Dec. 31. // 3185 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon)


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Snow Show at Eden Center (Facebook photo)

Snow Show

Eden Center has a new Taiwanese dessert shop (inside ViVi Bubble Tea) specializing in bingsu, a shaved ice dessert with sweet toppings such as fresh fruit, condensed milk, fruit syrup, red beans, boba and other goodies. Opened: Dec. 12. // 6769 Wilson Blvd, Falls Church (Eden Center)

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