705 H Street, NW

Yesterday a reader wrote in noting it looked like &pizza’s Chinatown location was no more. Their PR people got in touch with me and say that the coming soon signage was vandalized so they had to take the rest down and that they removed the coming soon from their website because they like to wait for a more definitive date. At the moment: “they are unclear on the exact timetable given the current site conditions of the space.”

715 6th Street Northwest

This unit is located at 715 6th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“NEW LISTING! OPEN SUN 6/14 2-4pm. Rarely available 3BR/2BA at The Cosmopolitan. Contemporary residence with two exposures and lots of sunlight. 3 Walk-in-closets! Granite + Stainless Steel + Custom Drapes + Gas Fireplace + Bamboo. Fitness Center + Roof Terrace w/grill + Community Room. VA approved.”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $759,000 ($692 monthly fee.)


A few months ago we learned that Jose Andres would be opening up a new restaurant at the coming Trump Hotel in mid-2016. Looks like he’s gonna have some company – The National by Geoffrey Zakarian. The liquor license placard says:

“New Restaurant serving American and French cuisine. Total occupancy load is 350. Summer Garden with 60 seats.”

The National’s NYC website says:

“The National Bar & Dining Rooms is the culmination of internationally acclaimed Food Network chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s vision to bring true all-occasion dining to New York City’s Midtown.

The experience is inspired by the grand cafés of Europe and by classic American dining rooms, with a welcoming yet refined interior design by the Rockwell Group, bustling atmosphere, and great service. The menu at The National offers classic bistro dishes with Zakarian’s signature Modern American touch – a style of cooking that earned him critical acclaim at his previous establishments TOWN and Country. Zakarian’s cuisine is fresh and accessible, concentrating on American ingredients prepared with French technique.

The James Beard Award-winning, grand cafe is located at The Benjamin – a restored 1927 Emery Roth hotel – an architectural landmark of the Beaux-Arts style and a fitting complement to the restaurant’s refined style, café culture, and eclectic interior design. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, we invite you to stop by any time for a cup of coffee, a drink at our bar, or a full meal.”

Check out their menus here.

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW


What’s going on in Baltimore reminded me of this emergency announcement notice I once spotted at the Shakespeare Theatre in Chinatown. I’m all for preparedness but to be honest the fact that it even exists is unsettling. Let’s hope thoughtful people can work together to address past injustices, prevent future ones and make sure that this announcement is never heard.


631 D Street Northwest

This rental is located at 631 D Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Gorgeous light filled condo in the heart of downtown. Large 1 bedroom unit in The Lafayette. Pool, rooftop terrace, gym, front desk attendant. One block to Archives Metro and two blocks to Judiciary Sq.”

Unfortunately no other photos – but the price seems good so I wanted to post (there was a typo that originally listed this as $1600 sorry for the confusion!) – it’s going for $3600/mo.