johnny pistolas dc
2333 18th Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending. I didn’t even know Carriage House has closed! But this has the potential to be a very nice replacement – Johnny Pistolas’ website says:

“Johnny Pistolas is a Mexican Taqueria Bar serving up delicous LA Style Tacos, Signature Craft Cocktails in a fun and inviting atmosphere.”

Check out their menus here.

They will be opening this Friday at 5pm!

Ed. Note: Good timing on our Friday Question of the Day about DC’s best tacos.

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1780 Columbia Rd., NW

A liquor license application placard has been posted outside the church where the new hotel will be coming in Adams Morgan:

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New full-service hotel with two restaurants featuring meeting and event spaces, gym, spa and swimming pool. Dancing and live entertainment will be offered for booked events such as wedding receptions. Roof top summer garden seating 460 patrons. Hotel has approximately 220 rooms.”

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1817 Columbia Rd, NW

1817 Columbia Road has been the home Evolve, Marrakech Lounge, and briefly Mudbugz and back in late June we found out Taan had also closed.  We learned the space  would be taken over by the folks from Cashion’s and called Pop’s Sea Bar. Their facebook page says:

It’s official… we’ll be open to the public on Sept. 4th! Casual, boardwalk-inspired seafood bar and restaurant. Eat. Play. Imbibe.”

And they’ve also posted their menu:

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EaterDC reports:

“Pop’s will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week, with plans for a happy hour menu to come. The restaurant will be open Sunday-Thursday 12 p.m. to midnight. And, Friday and Saturday 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.”

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From an email:

“We wanted to invite you to the D.C.-area tasting of “No Middle Ground”—the coffee IPA created by coffee roaster Counter Culture Coffee and All About Beer Magazine in collaboration with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.—on Thursday, August 28th, from 6-8pm, at Counter Culture’s Washington, D.C., Training Center (1840 Columbia Road NW, Suite 203). This limited-edition coffee IPA, made with a cold-brewed washed Ethiopian coffee from Counter Culture and an experimental hop known as “291,” is only available on tap at these tasting events in Counter Culture’s eight regional training centers along the East Coast.

Thursday’s tasting, open to the public with free reservation through Eventbrite, will be a relaxed evening of sampling and mingling with your D.C. Counter Culture Coffee and Sierra Nevada reps. Both hot and iced coffees from Counter Culture and light hors d’oeuvres will also be served.”

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From an email:

“Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, which was founded 40 years ago as one of the first artisan, stone-baked pizzerias in the country, is rolling back their prices to 1974.

To mark their anniversary on August 20th, for one day only, Mellow Mushroom will be re-introducing selections from their original menu including a small cheese pizza for $2.50. All coca-cola products will be 30 cents with beer, including Budweiser, Michelob or Pabst Blue Ribbon, sold for 75 cents per drink.”

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2436 18th Street, NW

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2453 18th Street, NW

The Diner’s facebook page says:

“**CAUTION**
Work in progress!! We’ve closed shop for just a couple of weeks for a little facelift. We hope you’re missing us just as much as we’re missing you all!”

And in an email I’m told:

“Refresh in progress! We hope to have the Diner reopened by mid-next week. Stay tuned for more details and we thank everyone for their support, and we look forward to feeding DC 24/7 again soon.”

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1871 California Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1871 California Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Pets lovingly welcome! Awesome , renovated, 2BR/2BA w/private outdoor patio in the heart of Kalorama. Private back patio perfect for BBQs. Nicer floors, modern lighting, stainless steel/granite kitchen. Open living/dining areas. Dishwasher and washer/dryer in unit! Approx 1100 sqft. Rent includes water. 5 Blocks to Dupont Circle Metro. Available Sept 1st!!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,695/Mo.