1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

From Tadich Grill:

“Staying true to its roots, the Tadich Grill tradition of fine seafood and meats grilled over mesquite, established in San Francisco, will continue in Washington, D.C. Under the direction of Executive Chef Wil Going, menus will be prepared from scratch and printed daily, serving the freshest seafood, meats, poultry and produce available.”

Check out the San Fransisco menus here.

A peek inside the new DC space:




Looks like they’ll be adding a special takeout section soon too:


812 Seventh Street, NW

WAMU reports:

“After nearly 20 years in D.C.’s Chinatown, the Goethe-Institut Washington is saying “auf wiedersehen” to its building on 7th Street Northwest. Director Wilfried Eckstein says the landlord wants to raise the rent by more than 60 percent, so the German cultural center will move to K Street Northwest, near Farragut Square, in December.”

The report also says the new spot will be temporary (3 years) and won’t be able to show films. The Goethe-Institut will continue to look for a permanent home.

PbS rollout Map
“Week 1 is on the right of the map and week 2 is on the left.”

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced today it is launching a new, simpler way to pay for and manage parking in the Penn Quarter and Chinatown areas of Washington, DC.

Pay-By-Space parking will improve the parking experience for vehicle drivers. Pay-By-Space means drivers will now park in defined spaces, read the four- or five-digit space number on space marker posts, and then enter the number at the payment kiosks, or on their mobile devices with Parkmobile. There is no need to display a receipt on a dashboard.

Between October 13 and October 27, 2015, DDOT will roll out Pay-By-Space parking in the area from E Street to H Street, NW and 3rd Street to 11th Street, NW, as shown on the map above. (more…)


Don Rockwell confirms the news that’s been rumored for a while – Oya has closed at 777 9th Street, NW. Oya’s website says:


After more than a decade OYA is closing a chapter on Sept 20 and reopening a new chapter in Winter 2015 as BOE.

We were the venue for numerous celebrations, met wonderful families, made forever relationships, and so many wonderful employees, managers and chefs. There are simply too many people to say thank you to and so many incredible experiences to recount.