From a press release:

“This summer the DC Public Library Foundation (DCPLF) started it’s new Maker-in-Residence (MIR) program. The MIR program is a one-year residency that gives makers, designers, artists and community hobbyists an opportunity to explore, create, and share innovative projects using the library’s tools and resources in the Labs @ DCPL, the DC Public Library’s MakerSpace at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.DCPLF, along with generous support from the Friends of Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library, have given a stipend to two artists, Billy Friebele and Mike Iacovone (both MFA graduates of Maryland Institute College of Art), who will create one significant work of art over the course of the residency, and will also host talks, teach classes and provide on-site training and guidance for anyone interested in the MakerSpace technologies such as robotics, 3D printers, wearable electronics, furniture making and design. (more…)

6th and H Street, NW

Back in July we learned:

“Beef n Bread is a fast casual down to earth sandwich shop inspired from living in Boston (what pizza is to New Yorkers, Roast beef is to Bostonians).”

They had their first soft opening on Tuesday and will have another starting at 11:30am on Wednesday. They’ll be open until they “run out of meat and bread”. Stay tuned for regular hours next week from 11am to 10pm. And in the future we’ll see Breakfast and Late Night hours too. In the meantime – looking forward to hearing what folks think of the sandwiches!


1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

From a press release:

“After 167 years, America’s third oldest, continuously operating restaurant, Tadich Grill, will open its doors on the East Coast on Thursday, October 1 at the corner of 10th and Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.

Located strategically between the White House and the Capitol, the D.C. version of this iconic restaurant will be at the pulse of the political district, just as the original is in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district.

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. (more…)

477 H Street, NW

Movement on the Cigar Bar the placard says:

“New tavern will operate a cigar lounge serving food and alcohol with a seating capacity of 16 patrons. Total occupancy load of 29. Entertainment Endorsement will provide a DJ and solo performances.”

The BURN by Rocky Patel Facebook Page for their Naples, Florida locations says:

“our evolved cigar lounge is a luxury experience drawing on Mediterranean, Asian, and Cuban cultures.”

Stay tuned.

Next door to Chinatown Coffee.


crime museum closing
575 7th Street, NW

From the Crime Museum’s website:

“Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances…

Crime Museum will be closing its doors to the public on
SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

Tickets still available — visit while you can!

We would like to thank you for your support over the years. We will continue to post updates on this website.

After we close, several programs will still be offered to the public.

Programs that will continue AFTER September 30th:

– Assassinations in the Capital Walking Tour
– Traveling Forensic Educational Programs
– Team Building
For more information see the links below or contact [email protected]

The Crime Museum opened on May 23, 2008. The museum’s conception began when Mr. John Morgan, successful entrepreneur and respected attorney, was amongst the tourist crowds on a trip to Alcatraz Island, the former federal prison in San Francisco, CA that’s now a national park. After his tour of the prison, he decided that a museum that discussed the history of crime, punishment, and crime scene investigation was needed. His goal was to make it interactive and to also honor law enforcement. He partnered with his friend John Walsh, host of America’s Most Wanted to bring his vision to reality.

Crime Museum Mission
The mission is to provide guests of all ages with memorable insight into our nation’s history of crime and its consequences, law enforcement, forensic science, and crime scene investigation through a captivating, interactive, entertaining, and educational experience.”

Good to see they’re keeping a sense of humor about it:

smith 9th and F
9th and F St, NW

Big news from the Washington Business Journal:

“Less than a year after a deal for The Smith to open in CityCenterDC fell through, the New York City brasserie has found a spot just a few blocks away at 901 F St. NW.

The Smith will take the place of McCormick & Schmick’s, which will close this fall.”

They say if all goes well they’ll open next Spring. You can see The Smith’s NYC menus here.

The Smith’s website says:

The Smith is a casual American Brasserie with three upbeat locations in New York City: The Smith East Village, overlooking bustling Third Avenue, The Smith Midtown, in the heart of Manhattan, located on 51st Street and Second Avenue and The Smith Lincoln Center directly across from historic Lincoln Center.

Utilizing local products and purveyors, the breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner menus feature a selection of familiar bistro dishes. Signature dishes at all locations include Crispy Fried Calamari “Brooklyn Style,” Pot of Mussels with chardonnay-dijon broth and perfectly cooked hand cut fries and four different cuts of steak prepared char broiled, served with a choice of homemade sauces including béarnaise, green peppercorn and chimichurri. Most of the desserts are fun twists on classics, including Sticky Toffee Pudding, S’mores in a Jar and Hot Fudge Sundae with almond bark and flourless chocolate cake.

Our bars offer an elaborate menu of classic and signature cocktails made with fresh fruit and herbs. We serve seven local hand crafted beers on tap and have a selection of 20 wines available by the glass or carafe as well as a hand selected bottle list.

The crowd at The Smith is eclectic, attracting after-work colleagues, late-night revelers, families for Sunday brunch and more. Our guests come for all occasions – a drink after work, a quick bite before a movie, a business dinner, or to celebrate a birthday.