Washington, DC

Washington, DC

Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

From the DowntownDC BID:

“Statement from Executive Director Neil Albert on WMATA’s Plan to Permanently Eliminate Late-Night Metrorail Service

“The elimination of late-night Metrorail service could halt the transformation DowntownDC has been experiencing over the past 17 years.

“The elimination of late-night Metro service would return Downtown to the year 1999, the last time Metro closed at midnight. That year, the decision was made to extend service hours until 1am on Friday and Saturday nights. Later, in 2007, with strong support from the business community, late-night weekend service was further extended to 3am as Metro’s leadership leveraged private sector investments in the downtown late-night economy. (more…)

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