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81 H Street, NW looking west towards Walmart

Update from Alexander W. McCall: “It’s already open.”

Coming soon signs went up in June but the space now looks like it can open up any day:

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Check out Quickway Hibachi’s menu here.

“We bring the Teppanyaki (teppan, Japanese for griddle; yaki, grill, broiled) cooking technique to a quick service restaurant setting. The proteins are prepared fresh on the open grill in your full view, a true cooked to order signature dish.

We offer choices of salads, sides, and sushi, all prepared from All Day Fresh™ ingredients and homemade sauces.

Plus, we really care if you have a cool place to eat. We build our space to be clean, convenient and modern.

Of course, our food is healthy, with reduced salt, no trans fat, and no MSG.
And yeah, all this in a value package.

So if you are looking for freakin’ good food, with quick, quality service, then welcome and enjoy!”

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901 Massachusetts Avenue NW

From a press release:

“Washington, D.C. chef and restaurateur Mike Isabella will open Arroz in the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C on March 27 for dinner; lunch and weekend brunch service will begin later this spring. Arroz, Spanish for rice, is Isabella’s contemporary take on the cuisines of Southern Spain and Morocco.

Isabella welcomes executive chef Michael Rafidi to helm the kitchen and collaborate on the menu. Originally from the area, Rafidi returns to Washington, D.C. from Mina Group in San Francisco, by way of Noma in Copehagen and Talula’s Garden in Philadelphia. Most recently Rafidi served as executive chef at Michael Mina’s RN74.

“Spain has always been one of my favorite countries to explore and dine around – the deep variety and strong regional identity of Spanish cuisine is unlike anything else,” Isabella said. “I’ve recently had the chance to travel around Morocco as well, and was fascinated by how much these areas influence each other’s art, architecture and food. I think Arroz captures that intersection, and Michael Rafidi is the right chef to collaborate on this concept. I’m excited to share our interpretation of these food cultures with D.C.”

On the Menu (more…)

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From an email:

“Exposed DC Photography Show – 11th Annual Exhibition

Tickets on sale now!

– Featuring 43 images of the Washington metro area

– Opening reception: Thursday, March 9, 6 to 10 p.m.

– Exhibit hosted by brand new event space AJAX, 1011 4th Street NW

– Exhibition magazine available for purchase, featuring all the winners

– Best in Show awards chosen by a panel of distinguished local photographers

– Beer provided by Bluejacket Brewery; Beats by v:shal kanwar

Advance tickets: $20. Door tickets: $25 (more…)

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1251 9th Street, NW at N Street

Union Kitchen Grocery:

“Corner store featuring local products from more than 50 Union Kitchen Members and Alumni, everyday essentials, and delicious breakfast and lunch options.”

jan 25th menu
“now featuring bagel breakfast sandwiches”

They’ve just posted a liquor license placard that says:

“New full-service grocery store with a Tasting Permit.” and hours are listed as Sunday 8:30 am – 11 pm, Monday through Friday 7:30 – 10 pm and Saturday 8:30 am – 11 pm.”

Updates when an exact opening date is announced. Their Capitol Hill location remains open at 538 3rd Street, NE.

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next to Smoked & Stacked

blocked PoPville

I take three things very seriously in life – Bagels (and associated appetizing), Pastrami and Pizza. Wiseguy Pizza is the best slice in the District. So this aggression absolutely cannot stand. Wiseguy Pizza’s entrance has been blocked by prep for inauguration security:

“City couldn’t find anywhere else to put their concrete blocks. They closed the front of my restaurant. I hope this doesn’t stay like this until Thursday. It’s ridiculous. They must did this Sunday morning like 6am.”

Ed. Note: I don’t know if it’s the city or the Secret Service or the Guard but this is outrageous. So if you’ve got a hankering for some good pizza today (or anytime this week) show some love to Wiseguy and support local DC.

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3rd and Massachusetts Ave, NW

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This house is located at 468 Ridge Street, NW. The Redfin listing says:

“Live in the heart of it all! Spacious 2bd/2.5ba home with an open floor plan, hw floors, tons of storage, ADT, upgraded eat-in kitch w/ granite countertops, SS appliances. Master BR w/ vaulted ceilings & in-suite BA. W/ D in unit. Large private rear patio. 2 gated prkng spaces. 2 blocks to Metro, groceries, I395. Walk to top dining/entertainment in Shaw, Bloomingdale & more. Minutes to Capitol Hill.”

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You can see more Photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $749,000.

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two persons of interest in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense which occurred in the 300 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at approximately 6:17 pm.

Two suspects approached the victim inside of a building at the listed location. A struggle ensued and one of the suspects produced a gun and shot the victim. The suspects fled the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”