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Ray’s Hell Burger Adding New Eatery in Rosslyn

The ever-evolving Ray’s Hell Burger (formerly known as Ray’s to the Third) restaurant in Rosslyn is changing once again.

This time, the restaurant at 1650 Wilson Blvd is splitting into two. Somewhat cryptic signs outside are heralding the imminent arrival of what’s being described to us as a sit-down restaurant with Georgian (as in, the country) and Mediterranean influences.

“The Tasty Dugout,” as the new restaurant will apparently be called, is set to open Friday, April 1. It held a small “preview” event this past weekend.

The Tasty Dugout is located next to Ray’s Hell Burger, in what used to be a dining area for the original restaurant. Among the dishes it expects to serve:

  • Khachapuri — Georgian pizza, basically
  • Kharcho — A traditional Georgian soup
  • Shasklik — “A form of Shish kebab popular in Eastern and Central Europe”
  • Shakshouka — A Tunisian poached egg and tomato sauce dish

Ray’s honcho Michael Landrum was said to be out of the country and unavailable for comment when ARLnow.com stopped by the restaurant this week.

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