As we just tweeted, thanks to a call from a friendly reader, The Rind has nudged its doors open a day ahead of the soft opening slated for 11 a.m. Thursday. So if you're in the 1800 block of L Street in midtown, stop in, taste some cheese and wish them luck.
We'll be reporting more on this new venture, which will serve artisan cheeses, wine and beer, with many suggestions for pairings.
Blair Anthony Robertson is The Bee's restaurant critic. Follow him on Twitter, @blarob.