1118 9th Street, NW

Those who like a cocktail with their cigars are in luck – the liquor license placard posted out front says:

“Cigar lounge serving causal, light American food. Recorded Music. Seating for 40 patrons and total occupancy load of 80.”

Hours are listed as Sunday 12pm – 11pm, Tuesday through Thursday 12pm – 12am, and Friday & Saturday 12pm – 2am.

9th Street looking north toward Corduroy and Baby Wale

919 5th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Silo Restaurant, located at 919 5th St. NW, celebrates 1 year this month. After dabbling in a Swiss-centric menu and surviving tough reviews, it seems that Silo has since found its stride in modern American cuisine and is confidently walking in it. With Iran-born owner, Reza Akhavan (as recently featured by The Washington Post) at the helm and DC native, Chef Michael Walters in the kitchen, this unlikely duo is serving up Modern American cuisine…at its finest. Craft cocktails compliment the richly flavorful, rustic cuisine and the menu is as diverse as the men behind it. From the famous Shrimp and Grits featured as a “Best Dish” in USA Today in 2006 to daily Butcher Block specials that will leave you drooling for more, Chef Michael flaunts the fact that his freezer is “only big enough for ice cream.” Everything is made fresh. Trained under some of the most notable chefs in the world (John-Louis Palladin, Michel Richard, Roberto Donna, and David Burke to name a few), Chef Michael has been in the kitchen for 27 years and he’s working with a passion like he’s just getting started. With house cured meats and homemade EVERYTHING (including ketchup and mayonnaise), it’s no wonder some of DC’s top chefs sip and dine at Silo. Add to that, 13 craft beers on tap and you have the perfect combination of rustic, local, and delicious.

There are big things in store for Silo in 2015, but for starters, they’re celebrating getting over their first hurdle…they have 1 year under their belt and like fine wine, Silo’s just getting better with age.”


450 K Street, NW

The south side of the 400 block of K Street, NW is on a roll. Following BicycleSpace and Baked & Wired comes L’hommage. The liquor license placard posted out front says:

“New French restaurant and bistro with live entertainment during weekend brunch and occasional special events. Background music will be provided. Seating capacity is 170. Total occupancy load is 281. Sidewalk Cafe with seating for 80 patrons.”

L’hommage comes from Hakan Ilhan the owner of nearby Alba Osteria.


440 K Street, NW

Presumably this is the Baked and Wired but the placard posted out front only listed the trade name OutpostDC. The rest of the description says:

“Restaurant specializing in baked goods, light fare, and coffee with a seating capacity of 93. Total occupancy load of 99. Sidewalk Café with a capacity of 86.”

Hours are listed as Sunday through Thursday 7am – 11pm and Friday & Saturday 7am – 12am.

This will be right next door to the BicycleSpace location. Updates when both get closer to opening.

K Street looking west towards 5th

901 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Back in September we first learned the big news that Chicago based Mercadito would be opening up in DC.  You can see the  Chicago menus here. They’ve now posted a liquor license placard that says:

“Restaurant serving Mexican Tapas. Occasional DJ Performances, No Dancing. Entertainment Endorsement. Summer Garden with seating for 24. Total Occupancy Load of 271.”

They’ll be located on the corner right off 10th Street:

10th and Massachusetts Ave, NW

77 H Street, NW

Chicken Rico’s website says:

“Chicken Rico is proud to offer our customers the best Peruvian style rotisserie chicken outside Peru. Marinated with a 40 year old family recipe, our chicken is cooked over fiery charcoal in our large rotisserie ovens. Our stores also offer traditional Peruvian dishes, along with sandwiches and salads. We promise to work tirelessly to deliver you the best quality food in the area.

A family business in every sense, Chicken Rico opened its doors in 1970 in Lima, Peru with Dora Giordano at the helm. Dora quickly won over customers with her signature mouth-watering chicken and welcoming environment.

In 1995, ownership was handed down to Dora’s daughter, Mirian Giordano. Mirian, along with her husband, Fernando Sanchez, sought to bring Peruvian cuisine to the United States. Just a few years later, the couple opened their first restaurant in Falls Church, VA, under the name Super Chicken. To this day, nearly 20 years later, they are continuing Dora’s tradition of providing customers with an unforgettable experience and the tastiest chicken around.

We hope you stop by one of our stores to experience what Peruvian style rotisserie chicken is all about.”

You can see the menu from their Baltimore spot here.