Merry Christmas and God Bless Fred Cranford for uploading this amazing, truly amazing video, of Commander Salamander in the 80s, now an M & T Bank (1420 Wisconsin Ave, NW) in Georgetown. And props to Old Time D.C. for finding it.
Ed. Note: Old Time D.C. is absolutely awesome.
This is the former Five Guys and Au Pied de Cochon before that.
From a press release:
“&pizza is coming to Georgetown. The DC-founded chain of community-focused pizza shops known for its brand-logo-tattooed Tribe of fanatical employees, handmade pies, and craft sodas opens in Georgetown today, serving up experience and free ink.
The first 119 guests in line at 11am on opening day will get a free pie. And the first five in line to request an ampersand in ink will receive free pizza for the entire year.The brand makes the same offer of free ampersand tattoos to its employees – the &pizza Tribe – and to date more than 60 Tribe members have signed their allegiance on skin.
Dubbed “The Town,” &pizza’s 19th shop is located at 1335 Wisconsin Avenue NW, right in the heart of Georgetown. &pizza chose Georgetown because it has soul, history, and culture; because you can feel the beat of DC everywhere in this picturesque place — from the lawn of the university to the buzz of M street. Because this brand is about community, and Georgetown’s is as strong as they come. It’s a community of people who create, people who do everything, who make and influence change. (more…)
“BOURBON STEAK at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC is favored for fine dining, its stellar cellar, and craft-centric cocktail offerings. But there is a new dimension to the entire captivating experience: cigars. Taking smoking service to a whole new level, Bourbon Steak now boasts its own Certified Tobacconist – making it the first restaurant to have an on-staff tobacco specialist within the nation’s capital.
Mason Foster, a longtime server at Bourbon Steak, is the restaurant’s new “Cigar Sommelier.” He achieved this by passing the certification exam administered by Tobacconist University of Princeton, New Jersey—an independent research and educational organization of the luxury tobacco industry. Foster has always taken pride in his ability to provide guests with the smoke they’re looking for; now he has the papers that make his expertise official.
Since its opening in 2008, Bourbon Steak has offered a fine selection of hand-rolled cigars from the ample custom humidor built in to the elegant cabinetry of its lounge. The cigar menu is found within the cocktail menu, as those two pleasures naturally go hand-in-hand; it also makes good geographical sense, as the bar and lounge open up onto the handsome Four Seasons courtyard, where guests are welcome to enjoy a cigar in open-air comfort.
Here, Foster shares three of his favorites on the current menu: (more…)
Not sure when Cafe Mayo closed but this little joint off Wisconsin is now Undraa’s Cafe. I just had a simple breakfast sandwich ($3.49 as it should be) but I’m definitely going back for some Mongolian dumplings:
“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) along with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) invite the community to a public meeting Thursday, November 17, 2016, to discuss the proposed Union Station to Georgetown Streetcar Environmental Assessment (EA). This EA considers alternative approaches to extending the existing streetcar line from Union Station to Georgetown and will evaluate the environmental and cultural effects of the proposed improvements.
This meeting will be focused on the west end of the study area, specifically the West End, Foggy Bottom, and Georgetown neighborhoods, from K Street NW at 20th Street to Lower K Street at Wisconsin Avenue. (more…)
“Due to a pipe break, the Georgetown Library, located at 3260 R St. NW, will be closed through Friday, Nov. 4 for emergency maintenance. During the closure, the library will make repairs to the pipe and take steps to reduce the risk of mold.
There was no damage to the collection.”
Ed. Note: Yesterday we spoke about the leaky pipe in Meridian Hill Park.
“A impromptu vigil was held this morning around 1am in remembrance of the King of Thailand. This king who was born in Boston, has a town square named after him there, was the people’s king. Thais absolutely love this King. The crowd softly sang the Kings song and celebrated the life of their King.”
“Specialty Eyelash Extension Boutique Opens at Previous Nectar Skin Bar Space on Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Neighborhood Retail Group recently announced DC Lash Bar will open at 1633 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington, DC in late October 2016. Founded by sisters Josie and Stephanie Nguyen, DC Lash Bar is the area’s newest beauty spa specializing in eyelash extension application as well as brow shaping and full body waxing. (more…)