10/22/14 11:15am

2214 Rhode Island Ave, NE

Thanks to all who sent emails with this potentially great news from Rhode Island Ave NE Main Street saying if all goes well the owners of Boundary Road will build a:

“neighborhood bistro featuring shared plates with a Mediterranean lean, eight craft beer lines, small but eclectic wine list and thoughtful cocktails.”

Boundary Road owners Karlos and Erin tell me “we expect the purchase to be completed before the end of the year.” If it turns out anything like Boundary Road – this’ll be an incredible addition to this emerging sections of Rhode Island Ave, NE. Updates when the deal is sealed and construction progresses.

10/22/14 10:36am

Photo by PoPville flickr user blueiris2006

From Redfin:

“This is kind of silly, but… who would have guessed that Washington, DC ranks #2 in the nation when it comes to number of residential toilets per capita? According to a new report from Redfin real estate brokerage, there are 98 loos for every 100 people in the DC metro area. DC was topped only by Boulder Colorado, which leads the nation with an estimated 102 toilets per resident.

DC ranks third, behind LA and Chicago, in terms of water consumption based on a day’s worth of flushes. 144.8 Olympic-sized swimming pools could be filled with the water used in a day’s worth of flushes in the DC area.

Redfin real estate brokerage arrived at this list by looking at the most recent household and population data from the American Community Survey, along with county recorder data about the number of toilets present in each residence.”

10/22/14 10:13am

1215 Connecticut Avenue, NW

A late night pizza option for southern Dupont. As promised, &pizza is taking the first step towards opening in the former Rosebar (formerly Current Sushi) space by late 2014/early 2015.

The placard says:

“The total Occupancy is 52 with a sidewalk café of 11 seats.” and hours are listed as Sunday through Thursday 7 am – 2 am, Friday & Saturday 7am – 3 am.

Looking north on Connecticut towards Lucky Bar and Dupont Circle

10/21/14 10:22pm

Photo of CityZen via Mandarin Oriental

Big news reported by the Washington Post on Friday:

“CityZen, the critically acclaimed restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental, will close Dec. 6 with the departure of chef Eric Ziebold. Ziebold is leaving to open his own restaurant in Mount Vernon Triangle…the hotel plans to launch a new signature restaurant in the coming year.”

You can salivate over CityZen’s menu here – CityZen_Dining_Menu (PDF)

Back in August we learned that Chef Ziebold would be opening a new restaurant at 1015 7th Street, NW (near the Passenger). Updates when he gets closer to opening.

10/21/14 4:44pm


From an email:

“Rhode Island Row, in DC’s Brentwood neighborhood, will be the first venue to screen the digitally remastered “Halloween (1978)” film on a 20-foot outdoor jumbo screen on Saturday, October 26 at 7 pm. This version has never before been available to the public. The event will feature an outdoor beer garden and food by Bergami’s Pizza. This event is 21 and over.” (more…)