Back in June of last year it looked like &pizza had bailed on their Chinatown plans (though their PR folks said they were still coming it just wasn’t clear when.) Apparently things are back on track as they’ve just posted a liquor license placard:
I was walking by the former Mehak Indian restaurant on 7th Street NW when I overheard someone say the new Asian restaurant in its place was having its soft opening on Sunday at 11:30 am. So, I stopped by. I may have been the first customer. The restaurant is named “Reren Lamen & Bar.”
I recalled the earlier misspellings spotted on a job flyer in the window of the same space and thought about gently telling them how to spell “ramen,” but all the staff had matching shirts with the word “Lamen” embroidered on them, and I somehow didn’t have the heart to say anything. I did, however, echo the belated idea of one waitress to put a copy of the menu in the window!
The menu is focused on noodles and dumplings, and the owner is from China. The staff seemed uncertain but super friendly and eager to please. They offered me free dessert. Clearly, this is a group of rather inexperienced folks, but the food was perfectly decent and pretty fairly priced, I thought. The ramen noodles were definitely homemade and were a good texture — not limp and soggy. I’ll go back.
Barbra Streisand, who last year became the only recording artist or group to achieve #1 albums in each of six decades, will bring her legendary live performances to 9 cities in August, it was announced today by her longtime manager Marty Erlichman. Streisand will perform her hits from each decade plus songs from her new album, ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, celebrating a career of unparalleled creative achievement. Every ticket purchased online includes a CD of Streisand’s new album, which will be released later this year.
This rental is located at 915 E Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Bright South-facing 2BR/2BA in heart of Penn Quarter. Hardwood floors, Berber carpeting w/private balcony. Maple cabinets, granite counters, ceramic tile floors, walk-in closets. Two assigned parking spaces in garage and one storage unit. Luxury bldg with onsite mgmt, rooftop terrace, club room and exercise room. Nearby restaurants, shopping, museums, and entertainment”
“Weschler’s is pleased to announce highlights from the May 13 Capital Collections Estate Auction. The sale will include a fine assortment of jewelry, fine art, silver, American and European decorations and furniture, rugs, 20th century works of art and Asian works of art. Works featured range from contemporary pop-art prints by Keith Haring and Andy Warhol to furnishings from the estate of Washington D.C. socialite, Patricia Thompson Dixson.
The estate of Patricia Thompson Dixson, who was a dynamic presence on the Washington D.C. social scene in the 1980s and 1990s, will make up a large part of the furniture and decorations portion of the sale. The Georgetown home of the D.C. real estate broker, whose A-list clients ranged from DC politicians to Hollywood directors, was the scene of frequent extravagant parties, political fundraisers and charity events. Furnishings on offer include the larger-than-life sized Woman Walking Beside Hollyhocks by French artist Marie Félix Hippolyte-Lucas ($15,000-$25,000), a George III blind fretwork carved mahogany serpentine console table from the last quarter 18th century ($3,000-$5,000) and other 18th century period French and English antiques. (more…)
Compass Coffee opened their uber popular first location at 1535 7th Street, NW and their second location on 8th Street just south of Florida Ave. Their third location will be located right across the street from the Verizon Center:
Stand by for sidewalk seating and an opening date:
Bringing #DC traditional Hawaiian #pokebowls with a global twist! Fresh #fish in bowls, courtesy of Chef Kevin Tien and Logan Hollers.
Thursday at 11 AM
918 F St NW
Bringing big flavors to the big city! Poke Pop DC combines traditional Hawaiian poke bowls with global influences, using only the freshest fish and local ingredients. Come check out our initial pop-up events at Prequel DC, on Thursday, May 5th and Friday, May 6th!”
“I just wanted to update you about the former City Sports space in Chinatown. Modell’s pulled out on picking up the lease left by City Sports. and now Comcast will take over by opening a Studio Xfinity store sometime this year.
“STUDIO XFINITY brings together the best TV and Internet technology in a new, one-of-a-kind store experience”
Now word on the exact opening date as they are still remodeling the space.”