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Sep 6, 2009 06:36 AM

Hollywood East - Any news?

Will I ever enjoy Hollywood East dim sum again?

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  1. We looked at the space a little while back. They had their liquor license hearing date posted as early August. Really could not tell anything else. The last update on the website is dated August 9 and states a mid September projected opening. But MoCo is notorious for delays in the final permits. I wish them the best of luck!

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    1. re: deangold

      Bumping for update.

      Yesterday, I ate dim sum at New Fortune, and it was good, but not stellar. I really miss HE!

    2. I'm wondering the same thing. No new news on their website--still says 'mid-September' opening. Just sent them an email asking for an update. Will post any response I get! I really miss that place. Why didn't they stay open at the old location until they had the new one up and running?

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      1. re: franfajr

        OK, folks: Just got word from Hollywood East: they expect to be open within 5 weeks--that means early November. Yikes!

        1. re: franfajr

          I've been counting the weekends for Hollywood East to open so I can get my Dim Sum fix on so..... I emailed them...... and Janet Yu told me it will be yet another
          3 weeks ;-( for the new Wheaton Mall location to open.

          1. re: Smokeater55

            Tim Carman of the Washington City Paper is reporting a tentative soft opening date of December 14.

      2. Does that mean that HE in Wheaton Plaza will not be until at least mid- December?
        I have been out of the area for a year and HE was my favorite Chinese in the area. Are there any reccomendations out there for Chinese food almost as good as New York?

        1. I didn't enjoy dim sum last night, but I did enjoy (加辣)豉汁干炒叉烧空心菜炒河粉 (ask for it by name!) as well as conversations with many of the family members at the opening, and a power failure, and dinner with Jon Singer and a random stranger as a result.. It's a lovely space and the kitchen was producing its customary good work. I'm really glad my departure from DC was delayed by a day.