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Cava Owners to Open Italian Restaurant in Rockville
The group who brought Washington Greek small-plates restaurants and crazy-feta dip is branching out. By Anna Spiegel
Comments () | Published May 17, 2011
Cava fans, get excited. The team behind the trio of Greek restaurants (DC, Rockville, Bethesda) has another one in the works: Sugo Macaroni and Pizza Bar, an Italian tapas-and-pizza spot in Rockville’s Park Potomac neighborhood, set to open in late summer.

“We didn’t want to keep opening Cava [restaurants] and make it a big chain,” says co-owner Ted Xenohristos, who’s also working on a soon-to-open Clarendon Cava location.

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While chef/co-owner Dimitri Moshovitis is still working on the menu for the 160-seat Sugo (it means “sauce” in Italian), Xenohristos says to expect charcuterie, Italian cheeses, and pizzas from a wood-burning oven. All are small portions, so diners can have a pie alongside a serving of pasta or secondi, such as Moshovitis’s sous-vide short rib over risotto.

Sugo isn’t the only restaurant opening in Potomac Park. Founding Farmers, now in downtown DC, will debut a second location near Sugo in fall 2011. The 200-seat space—which is hoping for LEED certification like the original—will have a some new menu items. The dishes are still in the works, but there’ll likely be an emphasis on roasted meats and vegetables, house-made sausages, an entire section devoted to poultry, and more house-pickled and preserved items. Both Sugo and the new Founding Farmers will have outdoor patios with space for 30 to 40 diners.

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