Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“At approximately 8:45PM a citizen was operating a vehicle in the 900 block of G Street, NW, when several suspects approached the vehicle. The suspects pulled a handgun and demanded the vehicle. The suspects took the citizen’s vehicle and fled without harming the citizen. At approximately 9:10PM this same group attempted to carjack 2 other vehicles in the 900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. The suspects again displayed a weapon and attempted to take the vehicle however in both cases the citizens pulled away and fled without being harmed.

The four suspects involved in these robberies/carjackings were captured a short time later and placed under arrest.”

dirty habit
555 8th Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending the new signage.

Dirty Habit Bar Rendering
A rendering of Dirty Habit, opening in Penn Quarter this fall. courtesy MoKi Media

From a press release:

“Dirty Habit welcomes Sarah Ruiz to its talented team as head bartender. With a sommelier certification from The Court Master Sommeliers and nearly a decade of hospitality experience, Ruiz brings her attention to detail and her dedication to spirits craftsmanship to the excitingly edgy new Penn Quarter restaurant and bar opening this fall. (more…)

740 6th Street, NW

Last Monday we learned that “wagyu corned beef reubens, babka gelato sandwiches and more” was coming to Chinatown. It was deliriously good news. Now on top of the grub you’ll be able to, hopefully, get some suds from Shmaltz Brewing Company. The liquor license placard for On Rye says:

“New Restaurant. Fast, casual sandwich shop with a modern take on the Jewish deli. Total Occupancy Load is 89.”

I’ll see ya there as soon as they open…

on rye liquor

705 H Street, NW

From an email:

&pizza, the unconventional collection of local pizza shops known for their craft pizza, housemade sodas and ampersand-tattooed employees, will open its first shop in Chinatown at 705 H St NW this fall.

The new store will launch&BAR, the brand’s new curated beverage concept, with three signature easy-drinking cocktails made with &pizza’s housemade craft sodas and &TEA. &WINE and DC Brau beer and refreshing non-alcoholic versions of &SODA and &TEA will also be available. (more…)

901 F Street, NW

A couple weeks ago we learned that The Smith Washington DC will open in early 2017 in the former McCormick and Schmick’s space at 9th and F. The placard posted out front says:

“A neighborhood restaurant serving American brasserie food. Offering Entertainment and a Sidewalk Cafe with seating for 42 patrons. Total Occupancy Load of 346.”

Looking west on F Street towards the coming Succotash spot in The Equitable building:



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.

915 F Street, NW

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

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.”