11/25/14 10:22pm

nagomi_Izakaya
1990 M Street, NW

Nagomi Izakaya has opened in the former TakEatEasy space on M Street. Their website says:

“What is an Izakaya “居酒屋” ?

An izakaya is a type of Japanese drinking establishment that serves food to accompany the drinks. It serves as a gathering place for good drinks, good food and good times.

We are a family owned and operated restaurant located in the heart of Washington, D.C. We chose the izakaya concept because it is something we are familiar with. The idea of having a place to go to unwind after work and grab good drinks and great food is something we enjoy and wanted to bring to the neighborhood. We hope to see you soon!

Lunch
Monday to Saturday
11:30am – 2:30pm

Dinner
Monday to Thursday
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday
5:00pm – 11:00pm”

Check out their menus:

Lunch_Menu_Nov_2014 (PDF)

Dinner_Menu_Nov_2014 (PDF)

republic_takoma
6937-6939 Laurel Ave

From an email:

“Just a quick note to let you know that next week Wednesday, November 26, on Thanksgiving eve, Republic in Takoma Park will celebrate “Friendsgiving,” a game night meets karaoke happy hour. Beginning at 8:00 p.m., Friendsgiving, will feature board games, drink specials and karaoke. Cards for Humanity Balderdash, Monopoly, Life, Candyland, Taboo and Uno will be available for all patrons, and a karaoke competition will begin at 10:00 p.m. Bar manager Brett Robison has put together a list of $10 warm weather drinks, including #NYDCginandtonic: New York Distilling Company Perry’s Tot Navy Strength Gin, Jack Rudy’s Tonic Syrup, bitter lemon syrup, orange, lemon and lime; Zen, it is: Jim Beam Bourbon, ginger toddy water with cinnamon and star anise, Bee George Honey, lemon juice, lemon peel and Mull it over: mulling mix with honey, fresh orange zest, cinnamon and coriander, La Cabotte Chotes du Rhone, Catoctin Creek 1757 Brandy, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao. Robison’s popular beer and shot combos, “bingers”, from the bar’s late night menu, will also make an early appearance at 8:00 p.m.”