Summer eats – Newly opened restaurants around the District

This new Clarendon-based joint offers an upscale dining experience accompanied by your favorite backyard barbecue bites – and it’s only a three-minute walk from Clarendon station on the Metro and currently open for dine-in or delivery through Toast. Pitmaster Andrew Darneille’s aims to incorporate flavors from the grill with every bite, so don’t be surprised to find smoked avocado deviled eggs or smoked key lime pie on the menu. A group of three to four people can enjoy the “Whole Lotta’ Cue,” which includes samples of Smokecraft’s St. Louis ribs, BBQ chicken, Waygu brisket and pulled pork.

From GW Hatchett.