2218 18th St, NW
A reader reports:
“New sign for Awash, not sure if it’s new management or just new branding…”
900 Florida Ave, NW
1967 Calvert Street, NW
The liquor license placard at Mama Ayesha’s says:
“Applicant requests a Change of Hours of operation, alcoholic beverage sales and consumption, and sidewalk café.”
If approved new hours would be Sunday through Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 am (12am for sidewalk cafe.)
For those not familiar – they’ve been around before almost all of us – from their website:
“Our founder, Mama Ayesha Abraham, was born in the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem in the late 1800’s. After running 24 farms by the age of 21, she came to the United States in the late 1940’s and was hired as a cook for the Syrian Embassy.
After toiling at the embassy and working at several D.C. restaurants, she opened her first restaurant in 1960, Calvert Cafe. The booming cafe served ambassadors, foreign dignitaries, and U.S. officals.
Known as the Calvert Cafe until Mama Ayesha’s death in 1993, the building was renamed in her honor in 1994. Now run by her nephews and great nephews, although Mama Ayesha is no longer with us, her memory and recipes remain.”
You can see their menu here.
2405 18th Street, NW
1790 Columbia Road, NW
Thanks to a reader for sending a shot of the new Al Volo Osteria signage – today’s the grand opening! Word on the street was that they soft opened last night and are a very worthy replacement to Pasta Mia!! Anyone take an early taste? Was it as good as their pop ups in Bloomingdale and elsewhere?
This rental is located at 2307 18th Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“TOTALLY RENOVATED URBAN CHIC 2BR, 2BA IN HEART OF ADAMS MORGAN. Gleaming oak floors, kitchen w granite counters and SS GE Profile Appliances. In unit washer/dryer. High ceilings; lots of sun. Walk-in closets. Ind Meters. Upgraded noise reduction windows. Ideal city living — walk to 2 Metros, restaurants, bars.shopping.”
You can see more photos here.
This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,950/Mo.
1747 Columbia Road, NW
A reader reports:
“Apparently Monday was the last day for ‘self check-out’ at the Adams Morgan Safeway.
among the reasons:
1. too slow
2. too many items
3. too slow
4. not ready to pay
5. not sure how to pay
6. slow to bag items
7. too slow
did I mention too slow?
Honestly, this is an improvement.”
Agree or disagree?
At least the sign will continue to be a cool neon sign.
Anyway, updates when we learn the opening date.
1819 Columbia Road, NW
2477 18th Street, NW
From an email:
“We’re excited to invite everyone to join us at an Adams Morgan Day [taking place Sept. 11 from noon to 6pm] benefit concert at Songbyrd Music House and Record Café on Wednesday, August 10 at 7:30 pm ($10 suggested donation at the door); and a fundraising happy hour at Jug & Table/Roofers Union on Tuesday, August 30. Both fun AdMo venues are located on 18th Street NW, just south of Columbia Road.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user bajidc
Just leads not lectures, thanks.
A backpack was stolen from my car in Adams Morgan Monday between 115-2pm. The owner is in the military and the backpack contained military awards, passport, birth certificate, checkbook, laptop, medical records..everything! He is so devastated. This was a black, large North Face backpack stuffed and heavy. We assume someone took the laptop and threw the backpack in a dumpster or bushes. The incident occurred in the 2300 block of Champlain St, NW.
Could residents, dog walkers, runners, etc in Adams Morgan please keep an eye out for a black backpack thrown to the side of the streets?
Please contact me at [email protected] if there are any leads.”