There is a 650,000 square foot addition to Town Center opening next year which will be anchored by Google and Rolls Royce among other incoming tenants. As part of the four building complex there is quite a bit of retail and a number of new restaurants and food outlets. Additionally, there are more new restaurants opening elsewhere in Town Center.
The Chocolate Grill ( http://www.whitechocolategrill.com/20... ) is a mini chain
from Phoenix opening in the old Ruby Tuesday's location.
Marvelous Market will open where Wrapworks was.
Potbelly is coming with their second Reston location.
Mon Ami Gabi moves into the new South of Market complex, owned by Lettuce Entertain
You from Chicago. They already have another local operation in Bethesda.
Jackson's from the Great American Restaurant Group, a hybrid Coastal Flats,
will open across the street from Big Bowl.
Passion Foods (i.e. DC Coast, Ten Penh, Acadia, Ceiba) is coming into South of Market
with a new seafood concept, perhaps somewhat in the spirit of DC Coast. For myself this is exactly the kind of restaurant that Town Center needs!
Additionally, there will be a new burrito outlet-but apparently it will not be a Chipotle but rather a different national chain.
And, of course, Il Fornaio, a better regional Italian chain from California, has opened.
I believe there will be two more additional restaurants opening in South of Market; apparently one will be a tapas restaurant but I have no information on which one. Note that Lettuce Entertain You does operate a tapas restaurant in Chicago.