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1603 17th Street, NW corner of 17th and Q

While we’re waiting for the Indian Cultural Center to come to U Street, a piece of India has already dropped in Dupont. Thanks to those who sent emails about Pansaari opening on 17th Street.

Their website says:

“We will be an Indian food and spice market, cafe, and cooking school, serving the Dupont area with fresh, authentic Indian ingredients.”

This place is awesome.

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Lots more pictures of the inside after the jump. (more…)

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1600 21st Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“I am a member of Phillips Collection but yesterday when I went for a quick afternoon glimpse of the excellent “Luncheon of the Boating Party” I was alerted to the fact that the gallery is free right now for everyone. This is because they are in the process of exchanging out the 3rd floor exhibit. I think entrance is usually $15ish so this is a nice perk. Thought you might like to share it out with readers!”

Ed. Note: Phillips says they’ll be free until the next exhibit (except for weekends) on Sept. 27th

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As if Saturday wasn’t already smashed with good stuff (H Street Festival, DC State Fair, Dacha Oktoberfest and more) add one more to the list – from a press release:

“The Heurich House Museum in Dupont Circle [1307 New Hampshire Ave NW] will celebrate its third annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 20 from 1-4 p.m. Entry includes unlimited pours of Oktoberfest-inspired beer from DC Brewers’ Guild members 3 Stars Brewing Company, Atlas Brew Works, Bluejacket, Chocolate City Beer, DC Brau Brewing Company, District ChopHouse & Brewery, Gordon Biersch Navy Yard, and Right Proper Brewing Company. Food will include home-made German-style soft pretzels by Das Pretzel Haus, freshly grilled traditional German sausages from Cafe Berlin, and a specialty batch of caraway-hops sauerkraut from Number 1 Sons. Win prizes for the best
Prost!

Tickets are $60 per person with all proceeds benefiting the Heurich House Museum. Ticket price is all-inclusive. Please visit heurichoktoberfest.eventbrite.com for tickets and additional information.”

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1215 Connecticut Ave, NW

Big &pizza expansion news from the Washington Business Journal:

“Next up for the restaurant group: Dupont Circle, Capitol Hill, Chinatown and Rockville. Co-founder Steve Salis expects all of those to open by the end of 2014 or early 2015, he said.”

The Dupont Circle and Chinatown locations are reported to be 1215 Connecticut Ave. NW and 802 7th St. NW (around the corner from the coming Potbelly and Cava Grill) respectively.

Last week we reported that &pizza would be coming to the Oxxo Cleaners space on Barracks Row at 405 8th Street, SE.

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19th Street south of Dupont Circle

Interesting update on the former Baja Fresh space next to Buffalo Billiards in Dupont from Washington Business Journal:

“California-based Pizza Studio is the latest brand to enter the fast-casual pizza market in D.C., signing a lease for the former Baja Fresh space in Dupont Circle.

An 11-inch personal pizza costs $7.99. Customers choose one of five crust options, which include a whole grain and a gluten-free, and then move on to choices for cheese, sauce and unlimited toppings.”

You can see their full menu here.

WBJ says they are hoping to open in November – stay tuned.

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looking north on 19th Street towards Dupont Circle

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11 Dupont Circle, NW

Back in July we passed on some scuttlebutt about a Mrs. Greens Natural Food Store taking over the Books A Million off Dupont Circle. Thanks to a reader for sending word of the not so good news for Mrs. Green’s from Patch Fairfax:

“Mrs. Green’s will be closing its store in Fairfax on Sept. 13, according to a company employee; the store opened in January.

It also appears as though Vienna’s long wait to replace Magruders will continue. The hoped-for Mrs. Green’s Natural Market will not be opening a store in the location, at 180 Maple Ave. W, as was planned, according to a company employee.”

In the meantime, Books A Million remains open.

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1317 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From DGS:

“To ring in 5775, DGS Delicatessen will offer a special Rosh Hashanah dinner.

The menu features a bounty of the Fall harvest to celebrate the New Year. Chef Brian Robinson is making butternut squash kreplach with pistachios and pomegranates, searing pacific cod and topping it with caviar sauce and lacquering duck breast with a plum and slivovitz gastrique. Dessert pays homage to the classic apples and honey holiday pairing with honey glazed and apple stuffed donuts.

The Rosh Hashanah Menu will be available September 24th through September 26th during dinner for $40, or $58 with wine pairings by GM and Beverage Director Brian Zipin.

Rosh Hashanah Menu

Round Challah for the table

Squash Kreplach, Brown Butter, Pomegranate and Pistachios
Poema,Cava Brut, Spain NV $8

Seared Pacific Cod, Spinach, Fingerling Potato and Caviar Sauce
Marc Aurel, Gruner Veltliner Austria 2013 $8

Roasted Duck Breast, Spaetzle, Tarragon and Slivovitz Plum Gastrique
Block Nine, Pinot Noir, Napa Valley, 2012 $11

Honey Glazed Donuts, Apple Preserve Filling
Di Lenardo Vineyards, Verduzzo, Friuli Italy, 2012 $7″