A Flurry of Restaurant Openings

Just a month ago, I listed some of the restaurants expected to open in April. And thanks to a flurry of activity in these last few days of the month, it looks like we could be about six for nine from that list. Now open are Brasserie Beck, Casa Oaxaca, Hook and The Liberty Tavern, and the first of three Vapianos (in Ballston) is expected to open today.

Washingtonian's Best Bites blog has an inside look at Georgetown's Hook, including the menu, which will no doubt change often given chef Barton Seaver's focus on local, seasonal and fresh products.

And washingtonpost.com's GOG Blog has more juicy details on some of our newest restaurants, including a new steakhouse called Rarely Legal in Bethesda.

Meanwhile, midtown's Mio and Alexandria's "casually swank" Majestic are just days from opening their doors. Keep an eye on May 1. And look for Proof to open sometime in May.