Thanks to a reader for sending word that Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop opens their Georgetown location on Monday. Capriotti’s opened their first DC location at 1800 M Street, NW in Nov. 2013. You can see their menu here.
“While the weather is colder and the nights are longer, ENO Wine Bar is serving Traditional Swiss Fondue. In a Fondue pot made for two, a blend of Emmental, Gruyère, and Kirschwasser are melted together for a warming winter pleasure. Served with diced bread, pickled pearl onions and cornichons, additional items for dipping include charcuterie, cherry tomatoes, and grapes for $2 each.
In keeping with Swiss Tradition and ENO’s friendly atmosphere, we remind our neighbors not to lose their bread in the pot. In Switzerland, if a man drops a piece of bread in the fondue pot, he must buy a round of drinks and a woman who drops bread must kiss all her neighbors; ENO is watching!
Fondue is available throughout the Fall and Winter starting at $19.”
Back in July we shared some scuttlebutt that popular vegetarian taco seller Chaia could be looking for a permanent brick and mortar space in Georgetown. Chaia now confirms the good news with an exact location on theirfacebook page:
“Chaia will open our first shop at 3207 Grace Street NW in Georgetown! We’re excited to serve a larger selection of our seasonal tacos with crafted sides and natural drinks. See you in 2015!
This unit is located at 2900 K Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Stunning 4800SF luxury condominium. One of only 7 residences, perched high above the hustle & bustle of Washington, DC. Walls of glass, huge wraparound terraces (2700SF), with sliding glass doors to the outside making entertaining possibilities phenomenal. Circular staircase to upper level. Pkg, 24 hour concierge.”
“Chef/Owner Aulie Bunyarataphan and husband/Partner Mel Oursinsiri, formerly of Bangkok Joe’s, and currently of Virginia restaurants T.H.A.I. and Tom Yum District, announce the opening of their newest concept, Mama Rouge, where Southeast Asian and French cuisine are brought together in a contemporary French bistro setting, at The Washington Harbour on the Georgetown Waterfront.
The restaurant will begin regular lunch, dinner, and brunch service starting on Tuesday, October 14. Guests may begin making reservations through the restaurant website (MamaRouge.com) starting Monday, October 6. (more…)
“Bill Thoet and his partners in the newly formed NBP Group, LLC are pleased to announce their new Georgetown Piano Bar at 3287 M Street, NW, 20007, with an anticipated opening of Friday, September 12th. Guests will enjoy world class live entertainment showcasing two of the area’s most recognized pianists, Hunter Lang and Spencer Bates. Those with a favorite tune are welcome to request it here and lyric books will be made available to encourage sing-along. Guests itching to get up and perform solo will have the opportunity to do so as well. Thoet, an Executive Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton, is an avid piano bar goer himself. He enjoys singing Frank Sinatra hits and famous show tunes.
Georgetown Piano Bar will be open Sunday through Thursday, from 5 PM to 2 AM; Friday and Saturday from 5 PM to 3 AM. Guests can look forward to live piano music beginning at 9 PM until closing time seven nights a week, and there is no cover charge to enter and enjoy the entertainment, which is going to be engaging and lively with the piano being center stage for guests to gather, mingle and sing. “Georgetown Piano Bar is not going to be one of those places where a piano player is the background music for people having high-end cocktails,” Thoet states.
According to Thoet, the ultimate vision for design scheme of Georgetown Piano Bar is to create an environment that is enveloping and inviting while simultaneously being a place where people feel enlivened by the music. This is achieved by incorporating wooden textural elements into the space complemented by rich red and mahogany hues. These traditional components are enhanced by the more unconventional pieces throughout the space such as the circular sunken bar and a glossy cherry red piano. The bar is organized to revolve around this unequivocal centerpiece, the piano. The design plan allows for one or two piano players to perform together. It also incorporates seating for guests to sit directly across from the piano player or to listen while lounging on custom upholstered built-in benches just across the bar.
The Bar’s menu will feature $6 beers such as Stella, Blue Moon, Dogfish Head 60 Min IPA, Guinness, Sam Adams, and Magner’s Cider on tap, along with top shelf liquors, $7 wines by the glass or enjoyed by the bottle – we call it the Billy Joel, and $10 signature cocktails such as an Elton John, sugar rim, black raspberry liquor, citron vodka, lemon juice; The Sinatra, Bulleit Rye, Sweet Vermouth and a Splash of Bitters; Ebony and Ivory, Vodka, Kahlua, Cream; Willie Nelson, Ginger Beer, Titos Vodka, Lemon Juice and Mint Leaves; Duke Ellington, Hendricks gin, St. Germaine, Soda Water, Lime Juice and Muddled Cucumber; Eva Cassidy, Makers Mark, St. Germaine Sour Mix and Soda Water; Carlos Santana-rita, Anejo Tequila, Grand Marnier, Fresh lemon/lime juice with a Salt Rim, and James Brown, Scotch and Amaretto along with $12 martinis like the Dean Martin, Grey Goose Vodka, Dry Vermouth and St. Germaine. (more…)
“With the closing of Georgetown’s Mr Smith’s, the piano man sang his last song. Now, everything from the bar and restaurant is being sold at online auction, and patrons have one last chance to get a piece of this Georgetown staple.
Items up for sale include most everything from the solid oak antique bars to the stained glass windows, restaurant and bar equipment, barstools and more. If you’ve never seen this place in the daylight you might be surprised at how much cool stuff they have!
There are flat screen LCD TV’s, statues and stained glass windows from the “garden” patio, glasses with the Mr. Smith’s logo, antique lamps, neons, beer signs and more. Take home a memento from the best days at the friendliest saloon in town before it’s gone!
Potential bidders have a chance to go check out the items tomorrow Tuesday, September 9th from 12-4 p.m. at Mr. Smith’s. The online auction begins to close Wednesday, September 10th at 1:37 p.m. Here is a direct link to the auction.”
This rental is located at 3042 P Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Stunning Victorian in the heart of Georgetown. This treasure features 3 fireplaces, custom built-ins. Entertaining size gourmet eat-in kitchen that leads to your own private garden. Second floor study with floor to ceiling windows and master suite. Third floor master suite with private balcony overlooking the garden. Large MBA with Jacuzzi, and walk-in closet.”