04/01/15 10:22pm

2477 18th Street, NW

First heard about Songbyrd’s plans back in September. For those not familiar:

“This has been a long journey, but we’ve lived in this neighborhood for a long time and are truly excited to create a space that will add to the character and draw of Adams Morgan. There are a few things that we are supper excited to share with everyone once the record café is open; Matthew Richardson’s amazing food, great coffee, our Voice-O-Graph for people to record directly onto a vinyl record and a really chill space to enjoy. As for what we are calling our Music House where food, music and libations come together, that will be opening in the near future as well!!!”


Glad to see things are moving forward. This is high up on my list of most anticipated openings for 2015. Stay tuned.


04/01/15 4:30pm


“Game of Thrones fans and beer lovers, rejoice! DC is hosting a launch event for Brewery Ommegang and HBO’s new Three-Eyed Raven, a dark saison ale inspired by the hit HBO drama and the mysterious old man fused to the roots of a weirwood tree beyond the wall. This exclusive event offers guests the chance to try Three-Eyed Raven Dark Saison Ale before its national retail release on April 6.

Join Brewery Ommegang and HBO at Jack Rose Dining Saloon on April 2 from 5pm to closing. Must be 21+ to attend.

Three-Eyed Raven lands in DC at Jack Rose and Brewery Ommegang will be there with Game of Thrones and Ommegang prizes and give aways.

Join Brewery Ommegang and HBO for a taste of the most mysterious beer (not yet) on the market and celebrate the most anticipated season premiere of 2015, the return of Game of Thrones on April 12 at 9pm.”

2007 18th Street, NW

04/01/15 4:10pm

NY bagel cafe & deli dc
1017 U Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Noticed this while walking down U between 10th and 11th. This appears to be a chain bagel place but given the shortage of bagels in this city, I’ll take it.”

Lovely Yogurt opened on U Street back in 2012.

NY Bagel’s website says:

“Why Our Bagels Are Great!

First we start with the best possible ingredients, like powdered barley malt, not the less expensive liquid malt or no malt at all, like our competition. The bagels are then allowed to rest for 12 hours on fermentation boards giving them a deep flavor and crust. After the 12 hours, our bagels are ready for kettle boiling. The bagels are then hearth baked creating a true NY style bagel that is crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside.”

You can see their menu here.

Anyone ever eaten at one?

04/01/15 3:50pm

8th and L St, SE

In more beer garden news – looks like the one coming to lower Barracks Row has made some serious progress.

From Capital Riverfront:

“The Brig

Status of Project: Under Construction
Anticipated Completion: Spring/Summer 2015

The Brig on lower 8th Street is a 210-seat beer garden that is expected to open in late spring or early summer of 2015. Located at 8th and L Street, SE, The Brig will have 15 beers on tap, a bar that opens to a garden, some food offerings, and space for food trucks. There will be live outdoor music at The Brig as well.”