il canale

Ed. Note: We last spoke about best pizza in DC back in 2013 – perhaps time for an update?

Thanks to Nate for sending:

“not sure how this is determined but good for him”

il
1065 31st Street, NW

The International Pizza Expo is, of course, “The World’s Largest Pizza Industry Show”

Now in Our 33rd Year Serving Independent and Chain Pizzerias

Attendees include pizzeria or pizza-concept restaurant owners, operators and managers, as well as distributors and food brokers.

Exhibitors include suppliers of pizza ingredients and pizza flour, point-of-sales systems, ovens, kitchen equipment, marketing and promotional materials and many other companies providing goods and services to the pizza restaurant industry.

Pizza Expo is not open to the general public.”

IMG_1548
3404 Wisconsin Ave, NW

The liquor license placard for Silver says:

“A new Restaurant serving traditional American food. Seating capacity of 174 inside. Total Occupancy Load of 205. Sidewalk Café with 60 seats. Entertainment Endorsement for inside and outdoor sidewalk café.”

silver

Silver’s Website says:

“Silver is an American classic with a distinctive new shine. With the Heart of a Diner & Style of a Brasserie – SILVER will have all the familiar favorites and healthier choices, and updated them for today’s palate. We partnered with more than a dozen local farms and purveyors to deliver you the freshness and flavors from our community. (more…)

chickery 1300 conn ave
1300 Connecticut Ave, NW

From a press release:

“The Chickery, a popular fast-casual, “better-chicken” concept located in Dupont Circle (1300 Connecticut Ave), has just announced that they will now be offering breakfast. The “Early Bird” menu, featuring a selection of meals, breakfast sandwiches, and a la carte items, will be available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m., beginning Monday, May 1, both in store and for catering orders.

Chicken, Egg N Cheese
courtesy The Chickery

The menu features Biscuit Sandwiches, served on local, freshly-baked Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. biscuits, available in your choice of Chicken ($5) or Egg ‘n Cheese ($4.50). Items also include Chicken ‘n Waffles ($7), Fruit & Granola Parfait ($3.75), Oatmeal ($4.50), and Crispy Hashbrown ($1.50). Breakfast meals, available in your choice of Chicken Biscuit ($9.50), Egg ‘n Cheese Biscuit ($9.50), or Chicken ‘n Waffle ($12), include either a hashbrown or fruit cup and either coffee or orange juice. (more…)

chickfila
1401 Maryland Ave, NE

The prediction was pretty close! Thanks to Scott for sending:

Opening: May 18, 2017

1401 Maryland Ave NE
Washington , DC   20002

Chick-fil-A Operator Peter Choi is excited to serve Washington, D.C. soon! As a part of our welcome to you, we would like to invite residents from the following zip codes to come and be a part of our opening celebration and participate in the First 100 Road Trip. A valid ID is required to participate. If your ID does not reflect your current zip code,  please click here to see a list of acceptable documents to verify your current residence. We look forward to meeting you! Details specific to this opening can be found here. For Official Rules specific to this location, click here. We look forward to meeting you!”

LaDuree gtown
3060 M Street, NW

Thanks to Jamie for sending:

“it’s open??? Soft opening?? Security outside.

Opening party confirmed on Instagram. More high fashion attendees seen at shop this morning. Wonder about public opening??”

Updates when we learn of the public opening date.

But how the fuck did I not get invited to this party? I don’t understand it.

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Eleanor ivy city

Holy mackerel – my dream is becoming a reality!! For those still doubting the hotness of Ivy City – behold The Eleanor from Adam Stein and Nick Freshman:

“The Eleanor will be a Bar and Restaurant from several of the city’s industry veterans. Located at 1900 Kendall Street, Washington, D.C. in the Ivy City Neighborhood, the space is just under 7000 square feet to accommodate four bowling lanes, event/music space, movie screen, bar, arcade, large outdoor patio, and kitchen. From bar stools, to high-top seating, couches/lounge areas for seating at the lanes, and outdoor patio, we are expecting an occupancy of around 300 people. (more…)