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1781 Florida Ave, NW near Pleasant Pops

From an email:

“Hudson & Crane, a new urban industrial mercantile and home decor/lifestyle showroom, is opening in late November/early December 2014 in the U Street/Adams Morgan (1781 Florida Ave. NW).

Hudson & Crane will offer a variety of furnishings, decor, art (featuring local artists and others), lighting, soft goods and gift items. Curated with an eye for accessible design and style, the store inventory will be constantly updated with new offerings monthly. All of the store inventory will be offered as cash & carry, allowing our customers the instant gratification of being able to purchase a piece of furniture and take it home the same day, and we will of course offer affordable and fast delivery as well.”

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Photo of showroom courtesy Hudson & Crane

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Photo of showroom courtesy Hudson & Crane

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More good news from Tryst:

“Tryst Coffeehouse, Bar & Lounge, located in the heart of Adams Morgan at 2459 18th Street, NW, is proud to announce a Bullfrog Bagels takeover this Saturday, November 22nd, where they will be offering a limited amount of DC’s much buzzed about Bullfrog Bagels for purchase from 6:30 a.m. until supplies last.

Tryst, a coffeehouse in Adams Morgan, opened its doors in 1998 and immediately became a neighborhood gathering place for the immediate community and city as a whole. It offers delicious specialty coffee, handcrafted cocktails and an extensive café menu of food options. Tryst always sells assorted bagels throughout the day topped with delicious spreads or with the incredibly popular Smoked Salmon Plate that features smoked salmon, red onion, tomato, capers and cream cheese with a bagel of choice. However, this weekend all of their bagels will be replaced by local, hand-rolled, boiled and baked artisan bagels from Bullfrog Bagels in DC’s Atlas District.

Bullfrog Bagels, located at 1341 H Street, NE, opened its doors just two months ago, after a series of successful pop-ups around the city this past summer. Establishing themselves as city favorites from day one, an opinion solidified by the Washington Post Express naming them their favorite DC bagel this September, they’ve been challenged to keep their freshly baked bagels on the shelves. While many fans liken Bullfrog’s bagels to classic NYC-style (of which DC’s infamously had something of a dearth), the man behind the secret signature recipe, Bullfrog Founder and Baker, Jeremiah Cohen, takes tremendous Stars and Bars pride in the fact that like himself, Bullfrog Bagels are born and bred Washingtonians made with DC water and raised with local wild yeast.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user AWard Tour

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2438 18th Street, NW

The folks from Donburi Restaurant write:

“On November 20th, 2013, Donburi opened on 18th Street in Adams Morgan. As of this Thursday we will have been open for one year, and we’re incredibly happy to say that things have only gotten better with each passing week. To celebrate our 1-year anniversary, we’ll be premiering a revamped menu which will include both tried-and-true favorites as well as brand new menu items. This is also an opportunity for us to thank all of our customers, who have supported us loyally over the past year. As a sign of our deep appreciation, everything on our menu will be 50% off for the entire day, including our new menu items.

Please join us on Thursday, 11/20, from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM as we celebrate this tremendous milestone. Without you we wouldn’t be here!”

Check out the new menu:

Donburi – 11-20-14 Menu (PDF)

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2427 18th Street, NW

From an email:

“It’s almost time for us to get thankful for Thanksgiving! This is the sixth year we’ve put on our Thank-You Thanksgiving for our customers (and anyone else who needs a home on Thanksgiving). Amy

The Black Squirrel’s Thank-You Thanksgiving $7 All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

Get ready this Thanksgiving (November 27) for The Black Squirrel’s Sixth Annual Thank-You Thanksgiving $7 All-You-Can-Eat Black Squirrel Feast.

Starting at 12:00 pm (noon), we’re putting out a full Thanksgiving buffet spread with turkey, ham, roast beef & all the trimmings for only $7 as our special thank-you to you, our customers!

We’ll also be serving some of your favorite seasonal beers, including Schlafly Pumpkin Ale, RJ Rockers Gruntled Pumpkin, Champion Goin’ Yam & more!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Let’s Eat Some Turkey!

Thank-You Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 27th, starting at 12:00 p.m.

Opening on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 27th, at 12:00 pm. Serving Thanksgiving buffet of both floors. Closing at 2:00 am or when we fall into a food coma–whichever comes first.

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Word on the street is that these guys are close to signing a lease on 18th Street in Adams Morgan – updates on the location when confirmed.

From a press release:

“Its not just celebrity chefs looking to contribute to the growth of the DC food scene; Chef Adam McFarland has returned to Washington to helm the kitchen of the upcoming Sussex Drive. Departing nearly five years ago, McFarland has been busy in New York City where he was mentored by Chef Michael Anthony and held coveted positions at Gramercy Tavern and Maysville. As the opening chef de cuisine of Maysville, his leadership helped garner critical praise including a glowing two stars in The New York Times.

McFarland is joined by industry-veteran Amy Troutmiller (Urbana, WestEnd Bistro) to bring Sussex Drive to life. Troutmiller will oversee the restaurants operation. Well known for her prowess in wine and bar programs, she also brings exceptional leadership, financial acumen and a passion for personalized service. The restaurants namesake is the street on which her mother was raised and where her first and fondest food experiences began. Troutmiller and McFarland are a dynamic team that should quickly impact the dining landscape of the city.

An upscale-casual, full-service concept, Sussex Drive will share with its guests an authentic story about the ingredients that surround us, presenting rustic fare with finesse. Seasonally-inspired cuisine, prepared with the freshest ingredients from farms, creameries, orchards and the Chesapeake Bay will be complemented by a unique approach to hospitality. With gracious service and a welcoming atmosphere, Sussex Drive will be Washington’s next quintessential neighborhood-gathering place. (more…)

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2438 18th Street, NW

Good news for Donburi fans – well good news for Donburi fans who’d like a beer (or sake) with their rice bowls – they’ve just posted a liquor license placard.

Also an interesting note from them on their faceboook page:

“Many of you have noticed that we are busier than we ever have been before. During the past year we have been fortunate to receive a wide variety of positive stories in the local news, and we are currently one of the most highly rated Japanese restaurants in DC on Yelp. The flip side of this is that our popularity and growth, which is entirely due to the loyalty and devotion of our customers, means we have to constantly reevaluate how we prepare for service and then cook and present our food to you.

It sounds cliche, but behind the scenes we spend a considerable amount of time considering feedback and constructive criticism. Every Yelp review we receive is reviewed by the entire staff, from the owner to the people who do prep, and oftentimes reviews and comments have influenced the way we do things. If at any time your experience is less than satisfactory, please reach out to us either in person, via email (we have business cards at the register), or through social media (Twitter and Facebook).

We wouldn’t be here without you! Thank you all for helping to make us such a success!”