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Food Halls Coming to D.C. in Big Ways By Roshan Thomas

After the huge success of D.C.’s Union Market, many other new “food halls” are sprouting up to offer consumers unique tastes and cultivated, culinary experiences in buzzing locations around the area. Read on to learn more about the newest arrivals to this fascinating new scene.

Quarter Market | Ballston, Va. Bringing 25,000 square feet of pure foodie bliss, retail, and entertainment to the thriving Ballston area, Quarter Market is destined to become a fixture of the Virginia landscape when it opens. The development will house 18 restaurants, all centered around a vibrant 5,000 square foot outdoor plaza. Liz Sternby, spokeswoman for developer Forest City , explained that Ballston was targeted for this development due to its close proximity to the D.C. metro area, its excellent walkability score (94, according to the Ballston Quarter website), and the fact that there is already an outdoor market space surrounding the existing Ballston Common Mall. According to Eater D.C.’s 2017 feature at the end of last year, here are the restaurants that have been announced so far: 8 Swizzle Chill

1. Bartaco: full-scale Mexican restaurant 2. Buredo: sushi rolls 3. Cucina Al Volo: Italian D.C. chain serving authentic pizzas and pastas 4. Ice Cream Jubilee: ice cream shop serving unique flavors like passionfruit guava and Thai iced tea 5. Mi & Yu Noodle Bar: Baltimore-based ramen bowls 6. Pinch Dumplings: another Baltimore fixture serving organic Chinese dumplings 7. Rice Crook: new Korean rice bowl eatery 8. Swizzler: gourmet hot dog company’s first brick-and-mortar shop 9. Timber Pizza Company: Neapolitan-style pizza stand and empanada bakery Quarter Market, part of Forest City’s larger mixed-use Ballston Quarter development, is slated to open in September of this year.

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Swizzle Chill Magazine Issue One  

Swizzle Chill Magazine is D.C.'s very own digital publication to discover new experiences and stories about local food & drink programs, rea...

Swizzle Chill Magazine Issue One  

Swizzle Chill Magazine is D.C.'s very own digital publication to discover new experiences and stories about local food & drink programs, rea...