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Restaurant Openings: Zeke's DC Donutz, RedRocks and Barmini

Tuesday - 2/26/2013, 9:08am  ET

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RedRocks opened a new location in Arlington, Va. in February. (Courtesy of RedRocks)

Nycci Nellis, special to wtop.com

If you're in the mood for doughnuts, pizza or cocktails, three new D.C. area eateries that opened this month will satisfy your cravings.

Zeke's DC Donutz
2029 P Street NW, Washington D.C. 20036
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
www.facebook.com/ZekesDCDonutz

Zeke's DC Donutz has joined the doughnut trend that seems to be sweeping D.C. as of late with a funky doughnut shop in Dupont. Owner Aaron Gordon, who is also behind Red Velvet, Rabbit, and Drafting Table, designed the shop's old-school aesthetic to be reminiscent of the Washington he grew up in where go-go bands ruled and graffiti artists used the cityscape as personal mural space.

The eatery features walls with vibrant graffiti designs, a boom box pumping old tunes and ‘80s-style track suits. Pastry Chef Stephanie MacGlaughlin serves up classic doughnuts along with more innovative ones such as chili-spiked Mexican Chocolate and even mealtime-inspired doughnuts like grilled cheese or pizza.

For even more twists on the classic donut, patrons can also top their doughnuts with froyo or indulge in cold cereal milk -- MacGlaughlin infuses milk with sugary cereals such as Fruit Loops and Corn Flakes.

RedRocks
2501 9th Rd. South, Arlington, Va.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday
www.redrocksdc.com

The third location of RedRocks Neopolitan Bistro has opened in South Arlington along the Columbia Pike corridor. The menu offers classic Neopolitan-style pizzas, house-made pastas, charcuterie and small plates ranging from scallop dishes to turnip puree.

Patrons can expect to see the 3,800 square-foot space adorned with vintage, industrial décor and walls lined with charming reclaimed white oak wood. An extensive beer list also accompanies the Italian fare as well as six signature cocktails and wines sourced from small-scale vineyards.

RedRocks serves lunch daily, except on Mondays, as well as dinner and late-night dining Thursday through Saturday.

Barmini
855 E Street NW, Washington D.C. 20004
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday starting at 6 p.m.
www.minibarbyjoseandres.com

Jose Andres, internationally acclaimed chef and restaurateur, has delighted Washingtonians with a new, innovative bar concept, Barmini.

The cocktail lab, adjacent to Minibar, serves as an experimental mixology laboratory offering a rotating menu of 100 different experimental and avant-garde cocktails. Molecular gastronomy techniques elevate staple cocktails such as Whiskey Sours and Rusty Nails, while newly conceptualized cocktails equally wow patrons.

The crazy but delicious cocktails range in price from $14 to $20 while small bites are available from $5 to $16. Reservations must be made in advance and can be done so online.

Nycci Nellis is the founder of www.TheListAreYouOnIt.com and host of WTOP's Foodie and the Beast on Sunday mornings. Follow @NycciNellis and @WTOPLiving on Twitter.

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