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Well this sounds promising! The liquor license placard for Succotash says:

“A first class restaurant serving a variety of classic food such as smoked ribs, fried chicken and shrimp n’ grits with live entertainment. Alcoholic beverages include signature cocktails, curated wine list. Total number of seats: 365. Total Occupancy Load: 450.”

You can see Succotash’s National Harbor menus here. Their website says:

“SUCCOTASH, a collaboration between Culinary Director Edward Lee and KNEAD Hospitality + Design, showcases a progressive perspective of classic Southern favorites. Six-time James Beard Award nominee Edward Lee brings his Korean roots and Southern repertoire to a soulful Southern menu.

SUCCOTASH is named after the classic dish that has been a longstanding staple of the Southern table. While many know “Succotash” when they see it, the dish has been interpreted, modified and passed from generation to generation for centuries. While Succotash between families will share similarities, each family’s recipe is deeply personal and reminiscent of those special suppers that brings kin together. Our “Succotash” is special to us and we invite you to experience the South through our lens.

Our menu features a variety of classics including shrimp n’grits, smoked short-ribs, fried chicken & waffles, kimchi collard greens, pecan buttered trout, and of course, our very own version of Succotash. Whether for brunch, lunch or dinner, we offer something for everyone. Our BBQ is smoked in house and everything is made from scratch, including our famous Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie.

A thoughtfully curated wine list, as well as our take on classic and signature cocktails, rounds out our extensive bourbon selection. A unique assortment of draft and bottled beers and a variety of southern sodas ensures that no guest leaves thirsty.

The SUCCOTASH dining room features flourishes reminiscent of architecture in Savannah, New Orleans and Kentucky. Elaborate wrought iron design, wood-coffered ceilings and vintage brickwork juxtapose contemporary artwork throughout the space. SUCCOTASH evokes an airy Southern charm with urban flare.”

The Washington Post previously reported:

“The new Succotash is scheduled to open in March 2017 with lunch and dinner service, and a bar with 200 whiskeys and a sizeable wine program.”

Updates when they get closer to opening.

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915 F Street, NW

You can read a terrific history of The Equitable Building here.

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7th and H Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for passing on from MPD:

“Arrest made of a suspect in connection with the anti-Semitic graffiti. Charged with Defacing Public Property.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District have announced an arrest in connection with several Defacing Public or Private Property offenses that occurred in the Chinatown area of 7th and H Streets, Northwest.

Members of the First District responded to three separate incidents in the Chinatown area of anti-Semitic graffiti written on Chinese zodiac rat murals. The dates of the reported offenses are as follows:

* Monday, August 1, 2016
* Monday, August 8, 2016
* Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Additionally, on Sunday, August 21, 2016, swastikas were drawn on the windows and tables of a coffee shop in the area. On August 22, 2016, the suspect went to a different coffee shop, and again drew swastikas on the business’ window.

On Monday, August 22, 2016, First District Patrol Officers arrested 60 year-old Generoso Anthony Capodilupo of no fixed address, and charged him with multiple counts of Defacing Public or Private Property.”

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District have announced an arrest has been made in an Assault with Intent to Kill offense which occurred in the 600 block of F Street, Northwest.

On Friday, August 12, 2016, at approximately 11:35 am, officers responded for reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital, and currently is listed in serious but stable condition.

On Saturday, August 13, 2016, a 15 year-old Juvenile male of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with intent to Kill (Gun).”

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9th and F Street, NW

Ed. Note: You can see their NYC menus here.

Thanks to a reader for passing on this job application for The Smith coming to the old McCormick and Schmick’s space at 9th and F St, NW. They’re looking for a General Manager:

The Smith, a casual American Brasserie, is one of New York’s hottest restaurant concepts and the preeminent neighborhood restaurant. The energy inside is palpable, the staff engaging and friendly, and the food approachable and consistent – the trifecta that keeps guests coming back time after time. Jane, a casual American bistro, has been a standout in New York City since 2001.

From the beginning, Corner Table has been obsessed with building a positive, supportive environment for our employees who in turn take great care of our guests. The culture is guided by a few simple but powerful ideas: (more…)

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to an Assault with Intent to Kill (gun) offense which occurred in the 600 block of F Street, Northwest on Friday, August 12, 2016.

At approximately 11:38 am, First District police officers were flagged down in reference to a shooting inside of an establishment. Officers entered the establishment and they located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

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via google maps

MPD reports just after noon:

“Shooting in the 600 blk of F Street NW. MPD on scene investigating. No LOOKOUT”

From Alert DC:

“Alert: Shooting at 601 F Street NW inside the McDonalds bathroom. The victim is a B/M 25 years of age suffering from a gunshot wound on the left side of the face (the bullet entered and exited). Victim unable to provide lookout. negative on the shotspotter.”

chinatown
7th and H Street, NW

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a defacing public property offense that occurred in the Chinatown area of 7th and H Streets, Northwest.

Members of the First District responded to three separate incidents in the Chinatown area of anti-Semitic graffiti written on Chinese zodiac rat murals. The dates of the reported offenses are as follows:

· Monday, August 1, 2016
· Monday, August 8, 2016
· Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”