compass coffee
1776 I Street, NW

Thanks to Adam for sending word about the newest Compass Coffee location. Last week we noted La Colombe’s quest for coffee domination with their coming location at the old Dickey’s Frozen Custard space on I Street, NW. Obviously that aggression could not stand unchecked so stay tuned for lots of great coffee options on I Street very soon.

1710 I Street, NW

1413 K Street, NW

A reader writes in wondering about the status of Vieux Carre. Last we heard the caviar fusion lounge was out and “Southern-style BBQ” was coming to the former home of the Tattoo Bar. Now stay tuned for a “A New Orleans Style Cocktail Bar” according to a new facebook page.

vieux Carre

Color me intrigued. Updates when an opening date is announced.


1710 I Street, NW

A reader reports:

“The former Dickey’s Frozen Custard space on I St NW between 17th and 18th has a sign saying that La Colombe is coming to the space. Farragut is in dire need of good coffee, so this is a welcome addition.”

La Colombe now has locations at 924 Blagden Alley NW, 900 6th Street, NW and is opening soon to 1346 Florida Ave. NW.

ocean prime

From an email:

“Hiring fairs will be held weekly from 12pm – 5pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting July 20 and July 21 at 1325 G Street NW (5th floor conference room). Additionally, candidates are welcome to visit our hiring office, open Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm at 1325 G Street NW Suite 500.

Hourly Positions Available:

• Guest Services
• Servers
• Bartenders
• Line Cooks
• Dishwashers
• Bussers
• Cocktail Servers


The award-winning Ocean Prime offers guests an impressive menu of seafood and prime cuts of steak, signature cocktails and world-class wines – and is slated to open its 13th location in downtown DC this October. At Ocean Prime, the philosophy is to extend genuine hospitality at all levels – which starts by putting its associates and staff first.”

bubs high end duck
“Duck w/Chocolate, Orange & Arugula”

From Bub and Pop’s newsletter:

“We are excited to announce that we are now taking reservations for our first Supper at Bub’s. As a member of our loyal family of fans we are extending you an invitation to join us – before we go public.

We are now booking reservations for up to 6 guests for our first Supper at Bub’s on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Supper service begins promptly at 8:30 pm so don’t be late (we recommend you plan on arriving by 8:20 pm).

Chef Jon is offering a multi course prix fix menu with wine, liquor and additional beverage pairings for $165 (tax included). Sorry, no substitutions – but let us know about any food allergies at the time of booking.

To reserve your seat, simply hit “reply” to [email protected], and give us your name and telephone number. We will call back to confirm within 48 hours
; first come, first reserved. Reservations are to be paid in full at the time of booking – sorry, no refunds for cancellations.

We will not be processing credit cards the night of the Supper so if you would like to leave gratuity cash would be appreciated.

If July 23 is not a good date for you, please email us back as we are also accepting reservations for Saturday, August 6, 13, 20 & 27.”

1815 M Street, NW

bike share parking
Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

From a press release:

“Motivate, the operators of the Washington, DC region’s popular Capital Bikeshare program, announced today it will be significantly expanding its weekday morning bike corral service in downtown Washington, DC in an effort to meet the increasing demand for places to park or “dock” during peak usage hours. The three current Capital Bikeshare corrals are located at 21st and I Street NW, 17th and K Street NW/Farragut Square, and 13th and New York Ave NW. The three new Capital Bikeshare corrals will be located at 20th and Virginia Ave NW, 5th and F Street NW and Maryland and Independence Ave SW. All corrals will be open on weekday mornings (federal holidays excluded) from 8am to 12pm until late Fall. (more…)

Photo by Joy Asico

From a press release:

“Downtown D.C.’s premier French-American bistro Central Michel Richard (1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) launches its new $27 three-course prix fixe brunch program this weekend, July 3.

Photo by Joy Asico

The James Beard award-winning restaurant’s brunch menu includes new dishes such as yellow tomato gazpacho, cured salmon and scallion omelet with duck confit in addition to longstanding favorites Eggs Benedict, chocolate and blueberry pancakes and fried chicken & waffles. (more…)

ocean prime
1341 G Street, NW

This is the former Ceiba space that closed in 2014.  The newly posted liquor license placards say:

“An upscale fine dining restaurant serving seafood and steak that offers Live Entertainment.”

Ocean Prime’s website says:

“Cameron Mitchell Restaurants is thrilled to announce that its award-winning modern American restaurant and lounge, Ocean Prime will open its 13th location nationwide in Washington, DC in fall 2016. Its first foray into the nation’s capital, Ocean Prime will be located in the Colorado Building at 1341 G Street, NW. Serving lunch Monday through Friday and dinner nightly, Ocean Prime will offer guests prime seafood, steaks, handcrafted cocktails and world-class wines in a captivating ambiance with signature genuine hospitality.”

You can see their Philly menus here.  Updates as we get closer to their Fall opening.