We learned they were coming to the former U Street Cafe space back in August but in case you missed that you can’t miss the coming soon signage. Opening spring of 2017. Personally I’m pretty psyched about this. Check out their menu here.
“On Saturday, October 15th , 2016, at approximately 12:30am, members of the Third District’s Crime Suppression Team were patrolling in the area of the 1900 block of 14th St., NW. During this time officers observed a vehicle being operated at a high rate of speed in an area filled with pedestrians and bicyclists. The officers initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle in the interests of safety. During the course of the stop in the 1400 block of Paloma Way, officers discovered that the occupant(s) were armed with an unregistered, loaded, 9mm Handgun. Due to the continual hard work of this group of officers, another illegal handgun was removed from the streets.”
“Popped into Lee’s today and found these jewels amid their construction. According to the employees, while the shop has been around since 1945, the building was first a burlesque theater and then a tailor shop. The burlesque theater was discovered during the current construction. They believe the Coca-Cola ad and the tin ceiling date back to the theater. Lee’s is a special place; big congrats on their forthcoming renovation!”
About a month ago I mentioned that Izakaya Seki would have new hours starting Oct. 1st (closed Mondays and Tuesdays.) Turns out they also had some positive changes in store for October as well! Meet the Katsu Sandwich (カツサンド)
“pork cutlet with shredded cabbage on perfect japanese sandwich bread.
“The Wydown recently expanded its menu to offer wine, beer, and cocktails – and we would like DC to know about it!
*The Wydown’s new menu features 8 wines, 3 beers, and 4 craft cocktails.
**Beer, wine, and mimosas are available starting at 9am and cocktails are available starting at 4pm daily. We have extended hours to remain open until 8:30 Sunday through Thursday, and 10:30pm on Friday and Saturday. Coffee and espresso will remain available at all times.
*The cocktails are made from fresh, made-in-house ingredients, including a gin and house tonic, an old fashioned with house coffee bitters and cascara syrup, and a seasonal punch with gin, fresh pineapple syrup, oleo saccharum, lemon and Moroccan mint tea.
*The wine offerings include white, red, rose, and sparkling options. We are particularly enjoying the Evodia, a full bodied, fruity garnacha from Spain and the peachy, medium bodied White Hall Viognier, from a local Virginia vineyard.”
Anyone sample the goods yet? What’s the early word?
The stuff legends are made out of – February 7th, 2009
It is no secret that I love this place. They’ve been through a lot over the years and come out the other side smiling, well, they’ve come out the other side as solid as ever. Congrats to the whole team who are really way too modest – to maintain this level of great for so many years is not an easy task. The Street changes, Solly’s of course changes with it but at the end of the day remains true its soul – a no bullshit, good bar.
From a press release:
“On Sunday, October 9th Solly’s Tavern will celebrate 10 years on U Street with an anniversary party starting at 8:30 pm at 1942 11th St. NW that will feature the DJ-stylings of “Tony T” (Tony Tomelden of The Pug fame).
11th and U Street, NW
The tavern, that was once described by the Washington Post as “A cozy neighborhood dive with cheap PBR and friendly bartenders” is celebrating its 10th anniversary by hosting a party that will raise money of local youth non-profits. Proceeds from Solly’s commemorative anniversary t-shirts, silent auctioned items and all bar sales will go to support two local youth charities; Washington Jesuit Academy and Hoops Sagrado. (more…)