2019 11th Street, NW just north of U Street

Chix closed their 11th Street location after 9 years back in December. Time for Charcoal Town:

The best of Mediterranean food, Steak and chicken Shawarma, Kabob, Falafel. all authentic and special

only @Charcoal Town and for the first time in the US bringing you the most famous middle eastern dish, Shawarma cooked over charcoal.

Check out their menu here.


The Cidery celebrates its grand opening weekend with a cider release and Catalan grilling. Credit: Farrah Skeiky/Dim Sum Media

It’s go time.

From a press release:

“ANXO Cidery and Tasting Room, the second location of DC’s first winery since prohibition, opens its doors to the public for a grand opening on Saturday, May 27th, 2017. With the opening of this cidery, the team of Sam Fitz, Rachel Fitz, Cooper Sheehan and Alex & Sara Vallcorba is joined by Cider Maker Greg Johnson. The Grand Opening weekend will include extended hours, the release of a new ANXO Collaboration Cider, and Catalan grilling on Memorial Day. (more…)


204 Michigan Avenue, NE

“Dear PoPville,

Do you know anything re: Spices of Bukhara restaurant (opened a year ago), whether they are permanently closed? We have been unable to order in the past few weeks and now i see on goggle that’s what it says. No news on their FB page or website.”

They’ve just changed their name to City Kabob and Curry House:

Check out their menus here.


3211 Mt Pleasant St, NW

Kurt reports Saturday:

“Caught them taking down the Zabver sign in Mount Pleasant last night… I stopped in to see what was going on and met the new owners of the space. Looks like we won’t have to go too long without a second Thai place on the same block — it’ll be called Sabydee and will be a (hopefully) similar Thai and Laotian joint. They handed me a menu and said their first day will be this Tuesday. End of an era!”

Ed. Note: Zabver was only open for 2.5 years so I’m reserving end of an era status for Adam Express.

Stay tuned for an opening date for Sabydee and check out their full menu after the jump. (more…)


715 Florida Ave, NW

From a press release:

“A&B Hospitality, the team behind Brickside Food + Drink, is pleased to announce the opening of Capo Italian Deli (715 Florida Avenue NW) on Wednesday, May 2431st. To celebrate the grand opening of Capo, the deli will offer half priced subs on opening day from 11 am to 1pm. Reminiscent of the old school, traditional Italian delis found in major metropolitans, Capo will offer an array of authentic favorites sure to satisfy every taste.

Brian Vasile, part owner of Capo is thrilled to be in the Shaw neighborhood, “We are excited to be part of one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the city and hope to contribute in continuing the great reputation of Shaw as a food destination.”

Guests can choose to either build their own unique salads or sandwiches utilizing fresh ingredients and Boar’s Head quality meats, or order from a menu of inspired options. Hot sub options include the traditional homemade meatball parmigiana, Italian sausage and peppers, and chicken parmesan. (more…)

Well all the Wawa excitement has me thinking about fast casual (back in my day we called it fast food grumble grumble) so please indulge me. There are way too many today to do a poll so let’s just give our answer in the comments. I’ll list as many as I can think of here – but if (when I surely) leave some out please do include them in the comments. I’m thinking for lunch. Ok here goes, Sweetgreen, Chopt, Roti, Taylor Gourmet, A. Litteri, Buredo, Chipotle, Wiseguys Pizza, District Taco, Takorean, Cava Grill, Nando’s Peri Peri, Chix, SeoulSpice, Eatsa, Wiseguys NY Pizza, Ben’s Chili Bowl, Sundevich, Chaia, Merzi… God, we really do have a ton of options, anyway you get the idea. Where’s your favorite fast casual lunch spot? And remember today’s the last day for Pedro and Vinny’s Burrito Cart on K Street.