07/28/14 10:22pm

1501 K Street, NW

Back in October 2013 we learned we’d have to find a new spot to purchase our travelers checks since the American Express store closed. We also noted it was a pretty prime location. The steakhouse explosion of ’14 continues with word of Claudia’s Steakhouse taking over this space. A liquor license placard posted out front says:

“New full service upper tier restaurant serving Latin infusion cuisine in a steakhouse environment. Entertainment to include live band performances and dancing during evening hours. Seating is for 300 patrons. Sidewalk café seating 45 patrons.”

It’s located on 15th Street between the Cosi and the new G Street Food. Updates as construction progresses.



07/28/14 11:50am

515 15th Street, NW

From a press release:

“W Washington DC, the closest hotel to the White House announces Pinea, the new restaurant slated to open in September 2014 in the hotel at 515 15th Street NW.

Pinea, named for the two-needled pine trees of Southern Europe, the source of pine nuts, will offer contemporary regional European dishes with a focus on France, Italy and Spain created by Chef Barry Koslow. The menu will follow flavor profiles popular in these regions including citrus, fresh herbs such as lavender and rosemary and special olive oils. All will enhance an exceptional selection of local vegetables and seasonally varying meat and seafood. (more…)

07/25/14 4:24pm

1103 19th Street, NW

DC Pizza coming to the former Fish! Maki Sushi Joint by Kaz is looking ready to open very soon. Their website is now live and explains their process. Hours are listed as 11am-9pm daily. You can see their menu here: dc-pizza menu (PDF)

Prices are listed as “UP TO THREE TOPPINGS $8.62, JUST CHEESE $5.99, additional toppings $.99″

Their Facebook page explains it succinctly:

“Choose the crust, sauces and toppings you love and we will bake it up in less than three minutes! Yummy”

07/21/14 3:10pm

From an email:

“Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and the U.S. Capitol is a major symbol of our nation’s capital. However, today’s Avenue shows wear and tear from increased event uses, aging infrastructure, and jurisdictional challenges.

To develop a vision for the future of Pennsylvania Avenue, the National Capital Planning Commission, in partnership with the General Services Administration and the National Park Service, is launching the Pennsylvania Avenue Initiative. This study will help identify existing challenges as well as near- and long-term opportunities along the Avenue and vicinity. It will also identify the future role of the Avenue to meet the needs of a 21st century capital city.

This initial public workshop will provide members of the public an opportunity to learn about the initiative and provide feedback on what they view as priorities for Pennsylvania Avenue as its local and national roles continue to evolve.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 PM

National Capital Planning Commission
401 9th Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004
Map it |Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter

Attendance is free and open to the public. www.ncpc.gov/rsvp/”

07/17/14 12:20pm

DBGB Kitchen & Barcoming to 931 H Street, NW

From Craigslist:

“Culinary Agents is working with Chef Daniel Boulud and the team at Dinex Group to connect them with talented F&B professionals for the upcoming opening of DBGB in DC. DBGB Kitchen and Bar is Chef Daniel Boulud’s downtown place where the French brasserie meets the American tavern.

For details and to apply, create your free professional profile here. Your profile is your resume so it is to your advantage to complete the experience section. With a profile on Culinary Agents you can apply to any job on the site and will be alerted when you match to new opportunities within your skill and experience set.

DBGB Kitchen and Bar hiring – Sommelier, Restaurant Manager, Sous Chef, Chef de Partie, Pastry Cook, Garde Manger, Server, Bartender, Steward, Busser, Host / Hostess, Food Runner
apply here.”

950 I Street, NW

From a press release:

“Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House (950 Eye Street NW) will open at City Center DC in late summer and is currently accepting applications to fill over 200 hourly positions in both the front and back of the house. The brand’s first location in the Capital Region will offer the same world class food and wine and sophisticated service as its ten sister restaurants around the US, under the direction of General Manager Ann Thibert. (more…)

07/17/14 11:50am

13th and F Street, NW

It was almost exactly a year ago to the day that we first learned a PAUL Bakery would be coming to 13th and F St, NW near the National Press Building. Happy to see coming soon signage posted. A peek inside reveals a bit of buildout is still ongoing so it’s probably at least a month or two away but definitely getting close.

looking east on F Street towards one of metro center’s entrances/exits

Now hiring too:


07/08/14 4:59pm


Thanks to @AllenInDC for tweeting us the photo above:

“Beginning signs of sinkhole at 14th and Constitution. Crew on scene.”

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has closed one lane on northbound 14th Street NW between Constitution Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue. Crews from DDOT and DC Water are currently investigating a condition that has undermined the roadway at this location.

While traffic on northbound 14th Street NW is still progressing through this area, DDOT encourages motorists to use alternate routes to avoid congestion.

Further updates regarding this closure will follow.

UPDATE: One-Lane Closure on Northbound 14th Street NW between Constitution Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue Closure In Place Through Morning Rush Hour on July 9, 2014

07/07/14 10:22pm

925 H Street, NW

Back in Feb. we learned Richard Sandoval’s Mango Tree was likely coming to CityCenter – they’ve now applied for a liquor license that says:

“Restaurant that will be serving Thai Food. There will be entertainment with occasional dancing and a Sidewalk Café. There are 213 seats with a total occupancy load of 239. The sidewalk café has seating of 36.”

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

The space is located at 925 H St, NW right next to the new video art screen which, incidentally, is absolutely awesome: