04/07/14 11:30am

613 Pennsylvania Ave, SE

Another pretty spectacular transformation comes to Capitol Hill in the former 18th Amendment space. On April second Barrel’s blog said:

“Our whiskey all tucked in for the night just waiting to be drunk next week #brownwater”

Check out their “brownwater” menu here and their kitchen menu here.

Mark this as another incredible transformation (lots more photos here):

Photo via Barrel

04/06/14 9:12pm


“Lost Yorkshire Terrier on Capitol Hill between A and 3rd NE and East Capitol. He was seen heading towards Lincoln Park. The fur on his head is golden brown and his body is gray/silver. He is a larger Yorkie (around 10-15 lbs). He is a very sweet rescue dog, and the tag on his collar has the number R14-0768. His name is Sigmund, but he doesn’t really answer to his name.”

If you think you’ve seen him please reply to this craigslist post.

04/03/14 1:00pm

404 10th Street Southeast

This house is located at 404 10th Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“Charming Capitol Hill Victorian located down the street from Eastern Market, Barracks Row and METRO transportation. Renovated throughout, this home features a stunning Master Bedroom complete with walk in closets and a luxury bathroom suite. This home boasts heart of pine floors, an in-law suite in the lower level and a pleasant rear slate patio that is perfect for entertaining.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $850,000.

04/01/14 12:30pm

Ed. Note: Columbia Height’s Filipino restaurant is aiming for a May/June opening on 11th Street.

From an email:

“Yana through her project Salo is creating Filipino popup meal a week in a every US state over 50 weeks. She is on a gastronomical diplomatic tour to introduce the US to filipino food and culture. You eat on banana leaves with your hand. It’s an epic project. Salo is coming to DC on April 6th [620 G Street, SE]. Part of the proceeds will be going to the Tsunami relief fund for the Philippines. I believe folks for the Filipino embassy will be at this one in DC. You can check out the menu and book seats here.

The Menu
First Course
Gising gising
Ground pork and Green beans in Coconut milk

Second Course
Chicken Halang-halang
Chicken stewed in thai Chilies and Coconut cream

Pata Tim
Slowly braised pork leg

Sweet Potato rolled in Pork slices

Third Course
Rice cake with coconut”

03/31/14 1:00pm


This house is located at 1246 C Street, NE. The listing says:

“Beautiful 2BR+den+playrm/1.5BA bayfront boasts spacious sep LR/DR, lg SS kitchen, bright playrm, storage bsmnt, HUGE front BR w/ closet wall, 2nd BR w/ BI bkcases, a bright offc/den/guest rm, 2 skylts, tall ceilings, HWFs, great brick patio for entertaining, all steps to Maury, LincolnPk, CapBis, H St dining. Custom-built treehouse makes this 2 houses for the price of 1, too!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1.5 bath is going for $679,000.

03/31/14 11:30am

329 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Uh oh or hallelujah depending on your perspective… Thanks to all who sent emails. From the Wall Street Journal:

“Baltimore-based Barrack’s Row Entertainment filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Washington D.C., putting eating spots like Hawk ‘n’ Dove, Senart’s Oyster House and The Chesapeake Room into protection with it. Barrack’s Row, which is owned by a group of investors, said it has between $1 million and $10 million in debt.”

The new Hawk n Dove opened in Jan. 2013. Senart’s Oyster House opened at 520 8th St SE on Barracks Row in 2011 and The Chesapeake Room opened at 501 8th Street, SE also on Barracks Row back in 2010. I believe this group also owns Lola’s, Molly Malone’s Pacifico, and The Box Car Tavern.

03/28/14 10:30am


If true this is going to devastate many fit folks. A reader with a very good scuttlebutt track record (pun intended) sends the sad word that they hear Results on Capitol Hill will soon be sold. It’s not clear if it will become another gym or what but in January we learned that the downtown Results Gym was becoming an LA Fitness. We’ll see if they or another gym take over the Capitol Hill space at 315 G Street, SE.

UPDATE from Results:

“We expected rumors to surface when we sold the Downtown location to LA Fitness. We have had little luck with that location over the years… Being that it was in the middle of Downtown, pretty inconvenient to residents, it was more of a “daily lunch-time crowd” environment. To keep things brief, our Capitol Hill location has always been a bit more successful, leaving us no choice but to fund the struggling locations just to keep them open… We certainly tried to make Downtown work, but the opportunity quickly presented itself to avoid 3 more years in a lease and take LA Fitness up on their offer.

Needless to say, we can start focusing all of our finances on one location. Being able to improve the facility and equipment has been one of the most difficult tasks with the financial burdens of other locations in the past, on-top of Results always offering convenient month-month plans with no annual contracts. Proud to say, new equipment and flooring are arriving little by little and bringing quality back to this immense facility

We are having some community events this summer, we will also be offering some community-based free fitcamps as well. We are extremely excited about our Olympic platforms, our redesign of our 3rd floor and our Life Fitness Synergy 360 coming soon!”

03/27/14 4:30pm

731 8th Street, SE

The former Tabula Rasa space is set to become a Capital Teas tea bar and boutique:


749 8th Street, SE

Further down the row, Disrtict Doughnut’s buildout is starting to take shape:


And finally – Capitol Hill Sporting – is having a liquidation sale and going out of business. Back in 2010 there were plans to convert this space into a bar and grill.

727 8th Street, SE