Philadelphia restaurants are on the move.
Last week saw the debut of the New York City branch of Dizengoff, the hummus shop from Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook. It's tucked inside Chelsea Market in Lower Manhattan (where Questlove and Stephen Starr briefly owned a chicken joint called Hybird). This location also serves Israeli wine.
Sunday, May 29 was the debut of a pop-up stand by Little Baby's Ice Cream at Union Market, a few blocks from Union Station. It runs Sundays only for the foreseeable future.
Next Philly export to open will be the Washington, D.C., branch of HipCityVeg, Nicole Marquis' vegan quick-serve. It opens June 8 at 712 Seventh St N.W. (between G and H) in Chinatown. Closer to home, in fact AT home, an HCV is due this summer in the North American Building at 121 S. Broad St.
"End of June" is the target for D.C.'s first Pizzeria Vetri, going into a new building that replaced a used-car lot at 14th and Florida N.W.
"Fall" is attached to the expected opening of the District's branch of Village Whiskey, Jose Garces' burger-booze bar, coming to 920 N St. N.W. in Blagden Alley. Garces already has Rural Society, an Argentine-style steak house.)
There is a late-2016 target for D.C.'s first Honeygrow, at 716 Seventh St N.W. The stir-fry/salad quick-serve is building out just two doors from HipCityVeg.
Already planting their flags in the capital are La Colombe coffee and Stephen Starr, with his Parc-like Le Diplomate.
See map below for locations.