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13th and F Street, NW

Earlier in the year we learned that Mastro’s was coming to the former M&S Grill space downtown. The new liquor license placard says:

“Applicant requests an expansion of seats from 220 to 420 and entertainment endorsement to include dancing. Total occupancy load of 520.”

Mastro’s website says:

“Mastro’s collection of sophisticated, classic Steakhouses and Ocean Club Seafood locations are recognized for their combination of world-class service, highly acclaimed cuisine, and live entertainment in an elegant yet energetic atmosphere. A truly unparalleled dining experience…”

You can see their Chicago menu here.

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From Franklin Square Park on the 14th Street side

John Barry:

“was an officer in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War and later in the United States Navy. He is widely credited as “The Father of the American Navy” (and shares that moniker with John Paul Jones) and was appointed a Captain in the Continental Navy on December 7, 1775. He was the first Captain placed in command of a US warship commissioned for service under the Continental flag.

After the war, he became America’s first commissioned naval officer, at the rank of Commodore, receiving his commission from President George Washington in 1797.”

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1400 K Street, NW

Thanks to all who’ve sent updates on the progress of &pizza coming to the former clothing store on K Street between 14th and 15 St, NW.

The liquor license application says:

“To prepare and sell pizza and prepared pizzeria food products. Seating capacity is 42 and total occupancy load is 63.”

Hours of operation are listed as Sunday through Thursday 7 am – 2 am; Friday and Saturday 7 am – 3 am.

Looks like some serious progress has been made on the buildout:

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18th and M St, NW (rear of 1150 Connecticut Ave)

Back in February we first learned that a Native Foods Cafe was planned for the former Sizzling Express space at 18th and M St, NW just off Connecticut Ave.  A Native Foods Cafe is also planned for Penn Quarter in the Navy Memorial Plaza. Thanks to a reader for sending the updated photo above and Veg News reports:

On September 30, vegan fast-casual restaurant Native Foods Café will open its first East Coast eatery in the heart of Washington, DC. Opening at 1150 Connecticut Avenue in the Dupont neighborhood, Native Foods is known for artisan, plant-based fare like bowls, burgers, wraps, tacos, and specialty salads. The Chicago-based restaurant group plans to open a second location in DC later this year.”

You can see their Menus here.