2477 18th Street, NW

Ed. Note: Yesterday we noted Songbyrd’s dope new paint job

From a press release:

“Chef Quinten Frye brings his take on classic Mexican Tortas, small bites and desserts to Songbyrd Café located at 2477 18th Street NW in DC’s Adams Morgan neighborhood on Monday, February 1 from 5-10 p.m.

Frye is a James Beard award semi-finalist, who, prior to his stint as executive chef at Big Bear Café, opened an award-winning venture in Hawaii called Cocina Modern Mexican. Cocina exemplified Frye’s ability to cook authentic regional cuisine in a new locale, gaining him greater recognition not only in Hawaii, but also in culinary magazines across the country. He brings this expertise to Songbyrd with this pop-up. (more…)

toro mata
2410 18th Street, NW via Toro Mata

From Toro Mata:

“Dear Friends:

After more than ten years, Toro Mata will be closing our 18th Street shop on January 24th, 2016.

We will forever be grateful for the many memorable experiences and treasured friendships that have come our way. We are especially thankful for the consistent support we received from our Adams Morgan neighbors over the years.

After we take a short break this winter, you will still be able to find us in DC at various markets and “pop up” events in the near term. We are also exploring new permanent locations for the future. Please continue to follow us on Facebook for the latest details.

We encourage anyone with a gift certificate or store credit to redeem in the next three weeks, but we will also honor these credits at any location in the future.

We are extending our Year End Clearance Sale until Sunday the 24th of January. Please stop in and enjoy the savings!

Warmest Regards,

Hector Zarate and Jim Nixon


From Mintwood Place in Adams Morgan.

Update from OP:

We found our time machine with all the baby pictures…in our house on the 4th floor, under a table, where the Verizon guy had moved it when he was here in the summer. We felt lucky it was that hidden, as the thief only took Macs, leaving available PC laptops behind.

The story is here.

(I feel foolish believing it was stolen and then finding it, but I’m more thankful than embarrassed., but in a very thankful way.)”


2427 18th Street, NW

For those in town:

“The Black Squirrel would like to celebrate Christmas with you. We will be open Christmas Eve (Thursday, Dec. 24th) and Christmas Day (Friday, Dec. 25th), starting at noon.

As an added bonus, Christmas Eve falls on Thursday, which means it is Burger Night starting at noon. Our classic and veggie burgers will be discounted.

Grab a Christmas ale (or two) and have a jolly good time. It’s the most wonderful time for a beer!

A Very Black Squirrel Christmas
Thursday and Friday, December 24th and 25th, starting at noon
Thursday is Burger Night”