09/01/15 10:22pm

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1015 7th Street, NW

“Acclaimed Washington D.C. Chef Eric Ziebold will bring two new restaurants to the city come Winter 2015. Designed by Darryl Carter, Kinship, will be located on the first floor of 1015 Seventh Street NW in an historic building dating back to 1907. In the bi-level space, Métier, a second restaurant, will offer an intimate dining experience with partial views of the kitchen. Both restaurants will commit themselves to offer creative and contemporary American cuisine with a continued dedication to hospitality.

Kinship will be Chef Ziebold’s vision of what the modern American restaurant can be and will offer an à la carte menu celebrating the rich diversity of influences that have come to shape American cuisine. The restaurant will offer 70 seats plus a 15 seat bar with lounge area. Ziebold has described Kinship as a more relaxed version of CityZen, with a new menu.

Kinship and Métier are the restaurants of Chef Eric Ziebold and partner Célia Laurent. From September 2004 to December 2014, Ziebold was the Chef at CityZen in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Throughout that time, the restaurant was awarded the coveted Washington Post Four Stars rating and was the only AAA Five-Diamond-rated restaurant in the city. In addition to being named one of the Best New Chefs in the United States by Food & Wine Magazine in 2005, Ziebold took home the prestigious James Beard Award for “Best Chef Mid-Atlantic” in 2008.

Partner Célia Laurent has worked with many celebrated chefs and restaurateurs including Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller and Stephen Starr. Involved in the art of the table from a very young age in her native France, Laurent holds a degree in hotel and restaurant management and has been following her passion for hospitality ever since: caring for guests, helping create memories and mentoring a team is what is important to her.

A Washington D.C. native, Darryl Carter is a leader in the design world, recognized for his restrained, distinguished, and livable environments. Known for seamlessly mixing the modern with the classical, his design feels effortless, current and lasting all at once. Darryl and his team have played a key role in defining the personality of the restaurants from day one, making design elements intimately woven with the experience Eric and Célia wish to provide to their guests.”

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“Acclaimed Washington D.C. Chef Eric Ziebold will bring two new restaurants to the city come Winter 2015. Designed by Darryl Carter, the restaurants will be located in the Mount Vernon – Shaw neighborhood at 1015 Seventh Street NW in an historic building dating back to 1907. Accessible by private elevator, Métier will offer a unique and emotional dining experience revolving around a seven-course tasting menu influenced by seasons, travel, culture and history. With partial views of the kitchen and a private salon, Métier will feel intimate with only 36 seats. The restaurant will be opened Tuesday through Saturday for dinner.

Métier and Kinship are the restaurants of Chef Eric Ziebold and partner Célia Laurent. From September 2004 to December 2014, Ziebold was the Chef at CityZen in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Throughout that time, the restaurant was awarded the coveted Washington Post Four Stars rating and was the only AAA Five-Diamond-rated restaurant in the city. In addition to being named one of the Best New Chefs in the United States by Food & Wine Magazine in 2005, Ziebold took home the prestigious James Beard Award for “Best Chef Mid-Atlantic” in 2008.”

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7th Street looking north towards the former Passenger location

09/01/15 4:05pm

takoma
355 Cedar Street, NW

A reader reports:

“Gone: My Little Bistro. Central American chicken and sandwich shop.
Incoming: Takoma Yucatan Chicken.”

Old Takoma Business Association reports:

“TACO-ma
353 Cedar St, NW (formerly My Little Bistro)
Tacos and Yucatan chicken plus beer, wine and margaritas.
From the owners of Roscoe’s Pizzeria.
Opening date: TBD

The SpiceSuite
6904 4th St, NW (formerly Sitea Tea)
Spice Bar and Lounge
Opening date: Friday, September 4th.
http://www.thespicesuite.com/”

09/01/15 3:45pm

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1901 18th Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for passing on:

“RED ONION RECORDS IS MOVING!

if all goes as planned, we will be reopening next weekend.

the new address of the shop is 1628 U ST NW.

it is located just around the corner from the old shop, about a six minute walk across U or Willard.

we are very excited to enter this next phase of the shop.
the new store will be the same, but also very, very different.

it’s sad to see this place go after being down there for almost nine years, but we have a good feeling at about this… thanks again for all your love/support, we’ll see you soon!”

09/01/15 3:30pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“Houston in Brightwood Park

Our new-to-us 2 year old high kill shelter rescue is looking better and getting healthier by the day! How could I not give this handsome face a treat?!?!”

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“Name: Phoebe
Neighborhood: Columbia Heights”

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“It’s easy to snap pics of Thandi (2yr old female mix) when she’s watching squirrels in Meridian Hill Park.”