Fall

Wusong Road, Chinese American Restaurant and Tiki Bar, Slated for Late Fall Harvard Square Debut | News

Harvard Square will soon welcome Wusong Road, a newly established Chinese American restaurant and tiki bar headed by chef Jason Doo and Thomas Brush, the owner of Felipe’s Taqueria.

Wusong Road is aiming for a “late fall” opening on 112 Mt. Auburn St., the historic building where French restaurant Les Sablons used to be, Doo said in an interview. The new restaurant is located near Flour Bakery and the Harvard Square Hotel.

Doo said the restaurant has been in the works for a long time. He added that though he and his business partners formulated the business idea before the

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Hill Country Galleria welcome pho restaurant, boutique shops this fall

The new Simply Pho House location at the Hill Country Galleria has a robot to deliver food to tables. 

The restaurant, which closed its other Bee Cave location in September to move to this larger site, serves fan favorites from Vietnamese soup and noodle dishes to popular Thai and Chinese fare. Simply Pho also has locations in Marble Falls and Belterra. 

Co-owner Loann Huynh said the robot, which was made by Pudu Robotics, will start on a trial basis and that she might expand to more robot servers if it goes well. 

“It’s really fun if customers chose the restaurant

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Elephant East to Open this Fall in the Harwood District; Meet the Chef

An adventurous new pan-Asian concept is landing in the Harwood District. Elephant East will open its doors later this fall and will be spearheaded by chef Thomas Griffin.

Hailing from Cape Cod, Griffin spent years working as a chef in Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Washington. After chats with Harwood International director of operations Stan Rodrigues, he moved to Dallas last year where he was Dolce Riviera’s executive chef.


“Opportunity arose in Dallas and I wanted to jump out,” Griffin says. “I knew I wanted to come out toward the west. I believe in the food scene out

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New Openings in Washington DC: Places to Get Excited About This Fall

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Operating a restaurant or bar right now is tough—there’s no doubt about it. From expanding delivery and takeout programs to extra safety precautions, including mandating masks and requiring patrons to be vaccinated, there’s a lot resting on restaurants’ shoulders right now.

But even with all of the challenges the past 18 months have thrown at them, there are several new restaurants and bars on the horizon that will make for an exciting fall. Local chefs and restaurateurs are expanding their empires within the District and around the DMV area and proven favorites from up and down the East Coast

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