siren
1515 Rhode Island Ave, NW

From a press release:

“At Siren by Robert Wiedmaier within The Darcy hotel, the dining room has a jaunty nautical air, and the menu is driven by the whims of wind and currents as they affect the availability of the world’s most delectable seafood. As an avid fisherman, Wiedmaier is reeling in the kinds of trophy fish that deserve that sacred spot on the living room wall. When Siren opens in late April 2017, it will bring a distinctly salty breeze to the Rhode Island Avenue corridor between Washington, DC’s Dupont and Logan Circles. (more…)

tortoise

Well this is a first! Thanks to J. for sending:

“Not a raptor, but… Perhaps still of interest? Ed. Note: Hell yes. Apologies for the delay in posting (this and all other tips/emails) as I was out of town last Wed.-Sun.

I saw this tortoise toddling along the center of Logan Circle on Wednesday afternoon. This guy definitely did not belong there, and I didn’t see anyone who might have potentially been its owner. I called animal control, and I hope it is in a more appropriate environment now.”

If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

1340 Q St NW #13

This unit is located at 1340 Q Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Condo located on the southside of the building allowing light to fill every room with the oversized windows. This comfortable 2 BD, 2 BA condo has an open floor plan featuring separate living room and dining room. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, gas cooking and a breakfast bar, hardwood floors throughout, crown molding, and a gas fireplace. extra storage and a full-sized, deeded PKING”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $749,000 ($445 monthly fee.)

hando mendo sushi
1315 14th Street, NW

The liquor license placard says:

“New Class D Restaurant. Total Occupancy Load of 99. Sidewalk Café with 12 Seats”

Washington CityPaper reported:

“The former Popeyes on 14th Street NW in Logan Circle is being converted into a sushi restaurant called Hando-Medo that will focus on the hand roll (temaki) style of sushi. It’s from Chef/Owner Jin K. Oh who also owns Sushi Jin Next Door locations in Silver Spring, Maryland and Woodbridge, Virginia.”

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14th Street looking south towards Thomas Circle

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14th Street looking north towards Slipstream

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1221 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Streets Market and Cafe’s website says:

“Streets Market & Cafe is your local grocery store that carries a wide selection of organic, natural and your everyday practical goods all under one roof. Our store is filled with fresh produce, groceries, meat, seafood, baked goods, coffee, tea, nutritional supplements, vitamins, pet products, flowers, household products, and more. Complementing our market is a chef driven, gourmet menu of grab & go prepared dishes, made fresh in our kitchen daily. Our store caters to residents in urban areas who are looking for convenience, a variety of products, grab & go prepared meals, and of course competitive prices coupled with top-notch customer service.
What Streets Market & Cafe provides: (more…)

jinya
1336 14th Street, NW

Finally some progress at the Jinya (which we first heard about in Dec. ’15) coming to the former Ghana Cafe space on 14th Street just south of Rhode Island.

The new placard also says: ‘Applicant requests a Summer Garden Endorsement.”

Jinya’s website says:

“JINYA Ramen Bar serves “Tonkotsu Ramen”, rich and strong smelling noodle. Tonkotsu uses pork broth which is pumped up with industrial quantities of dashi and dried fish, a broth that seemed to be trying to establish the record for the most umami per milligram.

Simply put, tasting is believing. Only a handful Californian residents and lucky tourists could enjoy the fantastic taste of JINYA Ramen. Not anymore. With as low as $350K initial investment, you can own and run “JINYA, Ramen Bar” in your location.”

Check out some of their menus here.  Stay tuned.

shake shack
14th and Rhode Island Ave, NW

A ray of light on this dreary Friday… From a press release:

“The Logan Circle Shack will be located at 1400 14th Street NW, smack dab in the heart of the District and steps from historic Logan Circle. The Logan Circle Shack will be a new spot for our DC friends to kick back and enjoy a ShackBurger® on its large outdoor patio, complete with picnic tables and greenery. Joining the DC, MD and VA Shacks, the Logan Circle Shack is set to open at 11AM on Thursday, March 16th. (more…)