jaco
1614 Wisconsin Ave, NW via JACO Juice and Taco Bar

An update on one of the more interesting combos coming to town from JACO Juice and Taco Bar:

“Hey everyone! It looks like we’ll finally be able to open our doors for business this week! Keep your eyes on this page for the official announcement & in the meantime here’s some pictures:”

You can see their PA menu here: Baco_Menu (PDF)

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via google maps

From MPD:

“Robbery (Force & Violence)OC Spray: 2600 Dumbarton Street, NW

A citizen reports that while walking through the park in the 2600 block of Dumbarton Street, NW she was approached by a male subject and attempted to take her clutch. After a brief struggle the subject obtained the clutch and sprayed her in the face with Pepper spray. The suspect fled on foot last seen N/B on 28th St NW. Lookout is for a B/M, medium complexion, 18-25 years of age, 5’5”-5’8”, wearing a dark shirt & pants.

Residents are reminded to be ever vigilant as you walk through dimly lit areas.

Please call 911 if you see suspicious persons or activity.”

via_umbria
1525 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Here’s the best new spot to grab a drink before catching the very very cool Georgetown Glow running till Dec. 20th.

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Photo from Georgetown Glow by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

From a press release:

“The Washington, DC Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) awarded Via Umbria a Class CR license ushering in a new era of good feeling on Wisconsin Avenue. Starting today [Dec. 12th], patrons of Via Umbria will be able to enjoy wine by the glass or bottle while enjoying freshly prepared meals in the downstairs café or the upstairs laboratorio demonstration kitchen.

The Italian market is introducing an afternoon happy hour from 5pm-7pm daily which it has dubbed “spritz o’clock” in recognition of Italians’ favorite cocktail, the spritz. Spritz o’clock will feature wines by the glass and Aperol Spritzes accompanied by fresh baked pizzette, assorted fried delicacies and charcuterie and cheese boards selected daily from the market’s fresh butcher and cheese counters. (more…)

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This building is located at 1665 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. Back in August 2013 I professed my love for The Bean Counter and their back patio.

The property listing says:

“Prime commercial area – commercial + residential zoning (C-2A), very deep lot with potential for significant expansion possibilities – currently successful coffee shop/restaurant – great income potential, second floor living room, full bath and bedroom/storage room, approved plans/permit for expansion convey but need to be updated, transfer of business license is option, sold AS-IS.”

You can see more photos here.

It’s listed at $895,000.

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1077 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Whoa this could be awesome – Simit + Smith’s website says:

“Simit is a traditional bread eaten throughout the Balkans and Mediterranean for breakfast and as a snack during the day. Often called a “Turkish Bagel,” Simit are actually softer and lighter on the inside and crunchier on the outside than a bagel.

Enjoying a warm, freshly baked Simit from the Simitçi (street simit vendors) of Istanbul is an unmatched pleasure. We believe the love of healthy, crispy and delicious Simit is deserved to be shared with today’s global citizens, who are looking to touch roots with healthy, natural, locally prepared foods. At our cafés we serve our Simit on their own, with dips, along salads or made into sandwiches.

Each SIMIT + SMITH Simit is hand-rolled by Artisans at our local factory and always freshly baked with no preservatives. We have three varieties: original with sesame, whole wheat with sesame, and multigrain. We also offer a variety of other regional pastries known as poğaça (pronounced po-acha) and treats.”

Check out their menu here.

Opening in 2016 – stay tuned.

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postmodern foods
2920 M St, NW

For those feeling blue about Native Foods Cafe closing. Thanks to Skip for sending from the 2900 block of M Street, NW. Postmodern Foods website says:

“an organic food & drink company

seasonal, plant-based, wholesome

health-supportive, plant-based foods and drinks, inspired by culinary traditions, influenced by progressive nutrition, and made with the best possible, organic ingredients! mostly raw, gluten-free.

cold-pressed juices, smoothies, salads, savories, desserts.

Thurs – Tues 8AM – 6PM”