Amazon’s new Arlington headquarters already has a growing roster of eateries under its belt—Peruvian Brothers, Good Company Doughnuts & Cafe, and Toby’s Handmade Ice Cream, among others. On Friday, October 6, Water Park—the development’s most elaborate new food concept—has its grand opening. And a few more local restaurateurs will debut dining spots by early next year. Here’s a rundown of what’s to come.
This landscaped outdoor area will be filled with trees, fountains, and nearly a dozen food and drink kiosks. (No water slides or wave pools, despite the name.) There’s a wide range of options: Brij, a wine bar and cafe; Bubbie’s Plant Burger, a vegan, kosher burger-and-fries spot; Cracked Eggery, a new branch of the DC egg sandwich purveyor; DC Dosa, a South Indian street food shop; Dolci Gelati, an Italian gelato place with more than 450 flavors; Falafel Inc., a hummus and falafel bowl bar; PhoWeels, a spinoff of a food truck; Tiki Thai. a Thai restaurant and tiki bar; and Queen Mother’s, James Beard nominee Rahman “Rock” Harper’s fried chicken destination,. There are also two full-sized dining spots run by an Atlanta-based restaurant group: a New York-style pizzeria called Crush Pizza, and Water Bar, a raw seafood bar with cocktails and a cascading fountain.
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