“National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow; which is in effect from midnight tonight to 9 PM on Thursday 5th March, 2015.
* Accumulations: Snow 4 to 8 inches….along with a trace of ice.
* Locations: Washington DC Metropolitan area.
* Impacts: Roads will be snow covered with visibility reduced to one quarter mile at times.
* Winds: North 10 to 15 MPH with gusts up to 25 MPH.
* Temperatures: In the low 30s. Dropping into the 20s on Thursday.”
“Esencias Panameñas, LLC, unlike a typical Latin cuisine restaurant, will provide a unique combination of authentic Panamanian food at value pricing with a fun and entertaining atmosphere. Chef Yadira is a native from Panama and she pays tribute to her place of birth through traditional dishes made with staple food products, such as corn, coconut, culantro (not cilantro) and rice.
Each quarter we will feature a historic event, a holiday observed, or a tradition upheld in Panama. In addition, we will also feature a fruit, dish, or bake good in season during that quarter.”
Perennial “hidden” gem favorite Bardia’s New Orleans Cafe has closed in Adams Morgan. This would be a terrible dagger if the closure is anything less than temporary. Last month we learned that next door neighbor Beauty Tu You had closed.
And even more good news for the increasingly popular 800 block of Upshur Street, NW. The former church at 809 Upshur has been sold. This in and of itself is not necessarily great news but who the new owners are makes it so. The folks that bought it were the local development team who found the Domku space (nearby) and the El Chucho space (on 11th Street.) IE two incredibly transformations. This will be their third. They told me that they are already in talks with a few potential clients and they emphasized that they are looking for someone local and someone interested in daytime (as well as night) hours. I asked if their was a preference of restaurant over other retail or vice versa and they replied the important part was that the renters be local and invested in the community. Given this and their track record at transforming neglected spaces around this is very promising!
The partners pictured above left to right are:
-Norm Veenstra, N12 Development