inside 1350 I Street, NW courtesy of Pennsylvania 6 DC

From an email:

“Hoping to tackle the age-old question of whether to go to the brunch place with the Champagne bar or the Bloody Mary bar, Pennsylvania 6 has solved this dilemma with the launch of their ultimate Champagne and Bloody Bar.

For $18, brunch guests will have the ability to order unlimited vodka and champagne with exclusive access to various elixirs, juices, toppings and garnishes at its juice bar located in the chandelier-dripping Oxford dining room.

Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.”

Check out the full menu: DC_MENU_BRUNCH (PDF)

via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit have announced an arrest was made in a traffic fatality that occurred in the 1300 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest on Friday, April 8, 2016.

At approximately 1:28 am, members of the Third District responded to a call for a traffic accident involving a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. The vehicle was traveling eastbound in the service lane when it struck an adult male victim who stepped off the curb. The victim was not in the crosswalk and appeared into the street between parked cars. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene where the decedent’s body was discovered trapped under the striking vehicle. All life-saving efforts were performed but the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The operator of the vehicle was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.

On Friday, April 8, 2016, 24-year-old Roshonda Michelle Josephs of Northwest, DC was arrested. She was charged with Driving Under the Influence.

The decedent has not been identified. The case remains under investigation.

The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

1341 G Street, NW

This is the former Ceiba space that closed in 2014.

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.


We are currently hiring for management positions for Ocean Prime DC, opening Fall 2016. To apply, please submit your resume to [email protected]

You can see their Philly menus here.


1011 19th Street, NW

Thanks to Caitlin for sending word about Protein Bar closing on 19th Street just north of K:


She notes this follows other recent 19th Street closures – Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine and Science Club:

1134-36 19th Street, NW

As well as Smith and Wollensky’s:

1112 19th Street, NW

Also Shoes By Lara is closing:

1030 19th Street, NW

But at least Bonfire’s opening soon:

1132 19th Street, NW

15th and L Street, NW

Thanks to all who emailed about yesterday’s major street closures around 15th and L St, NW. (I was away from the computer and wasn’t able to post.) Though this morning a reader notes that the Play With Me firebox guerilla art was removed:

“…Anyway, when the bomb squad left, it was gone, so I’m guessing that they took it.”

Can’t image that was the cause for such a large closure:

play with me

science club farewell
photo courtesy @Tescadero

Science Club Bar Manager Tony Tescadero writes:

“So yeah, I’ve been at Science for six years or so and concerning our closing…

The Golden Triangle/South Dupont just isn’t the same nightlife hub it used to be. Over the past couple years our happy hours have been solid, a lot of repeat customers, family ya know?
But what happens after happy hour is over? Dupont is flooded with these… I don’t know ‘millennials’… new to the city, and they weren’t really into a place that didn’t play much Top 40 and serve Bud Light.

We played Tribe, Mos Def, Deep House, NuDisco, Groove, tribal melodies, mild trap, break beats.
They wanted Beyoncé and Kesha.

When I first stepped into Science back in 2007, I immediately noticed that this space had no interest in marching to the beat of the nearby bars that catered to frat boys and mainstream stilettoed girls that swarmed the area.

Maybe shame on us for not adapting.
But no, I don’t know.

I was born here, (split being raised between here and The Bronx NY…(COOLIDGE COLTS!))
And it’s very frustrating to see this city kinda lose its identity, or rather its unique sense and become cookie cutter… Copy and paste. (more…)

1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

A bit anti climactic but the liquor license placard for BLT Prime says:

“New restaurant serving a variety of dishes, such as a vast selection of fresh seafood, signature salads, and seasonal specials, as well as BLT dessert classics.”

and hours of operation are listed as “Sunday through Saturday 12am – 12am (24 hour operations)”.

You can see BLT Prime’s Miami Menus here.

“Start your meal with our warm signature popovers and savor entrees like American Wagyu Ribeye or a 28-day dry aged Porterhouse Steak. Continue to build your meal with sauces like Bearnaise, Peppercorn or our famous BLT steak sauce and indulge in decadent sides that include Creamy Spinach, Truffled Mashed and Hen of the Woods Mushrooms. For a sweet ending, choose from BLT dessert classics, such as Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse or Carrot Cake.

With a sumptuous selection of fresh seafood, signature salads and seasonal blackboard specials, BLT Prime sets the standard for today’s modern steakhouse”