“Relax and entertain in the heart of Dupont Circle. This new two-level penthouse has a private rooftop deck with incredible views of the city. The top level open floor plan consists of kitchen-dining-living areas. Subzero, Viking, Bosch. Bedrooms share an eastern balcony, and baths are beautifully appointed. Key-locked elevator, 1-year garage parking is included in rent.”
After 8 months of poking and prodding, DDOT has found a solution that will allow pedestrians to move in and out of the circle without stopping in the median. Expect changes to the signaling by the end of the month.
Second, my colleague Kishan Putta and I have been pushing DDOT to repave the 15th Street Cycle Track since November. After several exchanges between Jack Evans, Mary Cheh and DDOT, they finally got the message that the most used bike lanes in the city are in need of repair. Planners are finalizing the placement of new signage and markings and the lanes will be repaved by the end of the summer.
Teddy & The Bully Bar will be opening in the former Sam & Harry’s space at 1200 19th St, NW. From a press release (photos courtesy of Teddy & The Bully Bar):
Following on the success of its sister restaurant, LINCOLN, Teddy and The Bully Bar pays tribute to one of our history’s most beloved Presidents, Theodore Roosevelt. With his exuberant personality and range of interests, the new restaurant will aim to capture the essence of the 26th president. While the restaurant will show off his “cowboy persona” and “robust masculinity”, it will also bring a sense of history to its patrons. Right across the street from the restaurant is where Theodore Roosevelt once lived during his tenure as Assistant Secretary of the Navy under President McKinley.
The concept of Teddy and the Bully Bar will be firmly centered on a value driven menu that features quality, locality and simplicity. Executive Chef Michael Hartzer’s, vision will be centered on a seasonal menu, featuring robust and refined shared plates. Hartzer who once worked with noted Chefs Michel Richard and Yannick Cam, is known for his creativity and renowned culinary techniques.
The diners will experience a menu that reflects Theodore Roosevelt’s love for simple foods, served in an upscale manner. Roosevelt had a belief that “a biscuit should be served with every meal”, because of that, a bakery with fresh breads made daily is located right in the main dining room. The seasonal menu at Teddy and The Bully bar, will also showcase a selection of wild game; such as bison and venison. Flavorful steaks, vegetables and handmade rolls will also be staples on the menu. The restaurant will feature an amazing raw bar, which will showcase Teddy’s love of Oysters. Most importantly, Teddy’s favorite dish of fried chicken soaked in white gravy, will surely become every diner’s delectable treat. (more…)
Back in March we noted construction had begun on Pei Wei Asian Diner coming to the former Mattress Discounters space next to Nando Peri Peri and underneath 18th Street Lounge. You can see their menu here. Now they’ve applied for a liquor license which says:
“New restaurant serving casual Asian food. Background music. Occupancy load is 70 seats.”
They’ll be open Sunday through Saturday 10:00 am – 11:30 pm.
Back in late January we learned a new bar, Kabin, would be coming to the second floor of 1337 Connecticut Avenue, NW above the now open Gryphon. Looks like they’re close to opening. Earlier in the week we saw a new sports bar, National Tap House, would be opening next door in the current Imperial Valet cleaners space.
This is on the south end of Dupont Circle right before you get to Connecticut Ave (and right after you start considering getting a Krispy Kreme). This signal has been out over a week. Some might think the 2nd signal behind it has the same time as the one that’s out. Not true. The 2nd signal could have 40 seconds on it and the first one is actually on “don’t walk.”
This is my walk to work, so I’m used to it. However, someone not really thinking might assume both are on walk and will get dinged by a car going around the circle. Even when the light is working I’ve seen too many near misses from cars zipping through the roundabout and not seeing the signal.
The current Imperial Valet cleaners at 1331 Connecticut Ave, NW just south of Dupont Circle is looking to become a sports bar. A liquor license application posted out front says they will be called NTH (National Tap House). (more…)
“This charming row home in the heart of Dupont Circle features oak floors and expansive windows throughout, providing plenty of light. The living area contains an italian marble fireplace and a separate dining room with custom, built-in cabinets and shelves. A secluded Master bedroom provides a Master bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and access to a beautiful roof deck with an incredible view!”
This 1 bed/1 bath row house is going for $3,200/Mo.
From Mike Silverstein, Commissioner, Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commission:
Dupont Circle ANC has invited members of the Gardner Family of Machias, ME to be their honored guests at this year’s Capital Pride Parade. They live about an hour from the Canadian border, a four hour drive to the Portland Airport, and none of them have even been to Washington (at least not since the end of WWII).
91-year-old Harlan Gardner, a World War II veteran and retired mailman, featured his family in an ad for Equality Maine that many considered a game changer in the Marriage Equality referendum in Maine.
With four generations of his family seated around the table at their home, Mr Gardner mentioned that he and his wife Dotty had “been together for 59 years,” and that “marriage is too wonderful a thing not to share.” Harlan mentions how proud he is of his granddaughter Katie, and Dotty says she “hopes to see Katie and (her partner) Alex married legally.”
The ad resonated in Maine, went viral on the internet, and was the subject of a column in the New York Times that called Mr Gardner “the unlikely hero” of the Maine referendum campaign. Marriage equality forces in other states took note of the themes underscored in the Gardner Family ad, and sought to capture the “family values” issue for equality.
Harlan and Dotty Gardner, their granddaughter Katie Kurz, and Katie’s partner Alexandria (correct spelling) Patel will be flying down to Washington with Katie and Alex’s 13-year old daughter Mikayla. Other members of their family are hoping to meet them here.
Commissioners and community members have donated frequent flyer miles to help bring the Gardners to Washington, and a member of a classic car club has offered to drive them during the parade in a fully restored Chevy Corvair convertible from the early ’60s.
Dupont Circle ANC 2B is host to the parade, which begins and ends within its borders. The Parade is this Saturday, June 8th and it steps off at 430pm at 22nd & P Streets, NW.
“Mum Mum is still an Asian joint with great happy hour deals on Singha and Sake bombs, as well as deals on some sushi and nigiri selections. The remodeled bar inside is now much longer, serving far more people than before and the service is great.”
Back in April we learned Le Mirch would be opening up in the former Dalchinni Indian Restaurant space at 1736 Connecticut Ave, NW next to Bistro Du Coin.
A readers sends this interesting update:
I don’t know what’s happened since then but it looks like a disaster! The official sign now says “Indie Cusine” — whatever that means and there’s a homemade sign that reads “Come in for FREE champagne.”
Sadly that’s not the only sign fail:
But I guess we shouldn’t argue with free champagne…