Centrolina, in CityCenterDC.
Centrolina Chef Amy Brandwein's chitarra with carrots and saffron.
Ankara in Dupont Circle.
Bayou Bakery on Capitol Hill.
Bayou Bakery on Capitol Hill's decor.
Bayou Bakery's famous beignets. © ELLEN SILVERMAN
Ankara in Dupont Circle.
Bayou Bakery on Capitol Hill.
Bayou Bakery on Capitol Hill's decor.
Bayou Bakery's famous beignets. © ELLEN SILVERMAN

Taste of the Town

New summer delights

BUON APPETITO
Local Chef Amy Brandwein has opened her first solo venture, Centrolina, in CityCenterDC. Designed by CORE, the Italian restaurant will serve a changing menu of antipasto, main courses and pastas—including chitarra with carrots and saffron. In addition to its 48-seat dining room, Centrolina also features a market selling imported goods plus local meat, fish and produce. 974 Palmer Alley, NW; 202-898-2426. centrolinadc.com

TURKISH DELIGHT
Newly opened in Dupont Circle, Ankara serves a variety of Turkish dishes, from traditional cuisine to twists on the classics. Adam Mayhew of Dila Development and Construction oversaw the design of the interiors, which blend Old World elements and modern style. 1320 19th Street, NW; 202-293-6301. ankaradc.net

HOT ON THE HILL
Chef David Guas has opened the second outpost of his Bayou Bakery on Capitol Hill, in a historic carriage house sanctioned by President Lincoln. Restored, exposed-brick interiors are accented with antiques collected in the South. The menu features New Orleans fare, including the chef’s famous beignets. 901 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE; 202-664-5307. bayoubakerydc.com