So much for the Jambalaya Room, looks like the former Pines of Florence space is set to become a new Japanese restaurant called Ogawa. Also looks like a major renovation is ongoing – so we’ll update with more info when they get closer to opening.
“My son, Joe Madden, has been missing since Monday. Joe is 23, about 6’1″ and 170lbs. Hazel eyes. Last seen in NE Washington, DC on Monday morning Sept 29 around 10:30 am. We have filed a police report but there’s nothing else the police can do. None of his friends have heard from him since Sunday. He doesn’t have his phone with him.
If you have seen him or have any information that might help us find him, please let me know. And share widely. Help.
“Phonation was created with an innovated vision where Rachel hopes to unite people through the famous and authentic taste of Vietnamese cuisine: pho and banh-mi. The menu also features a Mexican and Vietnamese fusion cuisine called the Burrito-Banh-mi that was inspired by a former employee. All that tasty freshness originally found in the famous BBQ pork and chicken banh-mi can now be savored in a simple tortilla.”
Good news for Sakuramen fans – they’re expanding into the upstairs space formerly Botanica Yemaya & Chango. I’m told they hope to open the new space – which will be more of a lounge than the downstairs space – possibly by late December if all goes well. Stay tuned.
Lots of folks have been emailing about the new paint job at the former Lavandou space in Cleveland Park next to Nanny O’Briens. Word on the street is that it’s going to be the new home of Coppi’s. Their website currently says “Updated contact information coming soon!”
“District Distillery recently sought approval to open a combination distillery and restaurant at one of the city’s hottest intersections, 14th and U streets NW, according to plans submitted to the D.C. Zoning Administrator. The concept would encompass more than 7,000 square feet at 1414 and 1418 U Street, formerly home to Coppi’s Organic and Utopia restaurants, respectively.”
“It is with great disappointment to announce that Kushi Izakaya & Sushi is closing. Our last day is this Sunday, September 28th.
There have been many new friends that have walked through the door since we opened four and a half years ago, and we leave with fond memories. We truly appreciate all of the loyal customers that have supported us all this time.
With one door closing, another door opens for us as we look forward to the future and new opportunities. Please stay connected to our Facebook page and website for news of our next project coming soon.
That was fast. Zabver in the former Adam Express space soft opened on Sunday. Like Adam it’s still a small carryout space but the menu looks good. In a brief chat I was also told that the owners are the same folks from Asian Spice in Chinatown. Though the menu is likely to change a bit you can check out the soft opening menu after the jump. Anyone stop by for an early taste? (more…)