“The chain’s focus for 2014 will be on its breakfast program: expanding the breakfast taco business as well as the coffee business. The new location at 20th and M streets will have a full coffee service with coffee from M.E. Swing and Co.”
According to the report, District Taco anticipates opening here “within the next three months”.
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department have announced that an arrest has been made in the Assault with Intent to Kill that occurred in the 1000 block of 20th Street, NW.
On Sunday, February 2, 2014, at approximately 3:30 am, officers responded for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound and other injuries that were sustained when he was struck by the suspects’ vehicle. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital.
On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 29-year-old Jonathan Blades of Gaithersburg, Maryland was arrested pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Assault with Intent to Kill in connection with the incident which occurred in the 1000 block of 20th Street, NW.”
A Cafe Deluxe is coming to the new Hilton Garden Inn building at the corner of 22nd and M Street, NW. Their Website says:
“Cafe Deluxe, an American bistro combining the charm of a neighborhood restaurant with the energy of a bustling European eatery, serves fresh and innovative classics in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Washingtonians have enjoyed the friendly service and casual dining experience for nearly 20 years.
The diverse brunch, lunch and dinner menus combine traditional fare like Steak Frites and Grilled Meatloaf with menu favorites ranging from the Spinach, Feta and Tomato Omelet for brunch to the Grilled Atlantic Salmon Nicoise Salad, and the Fra Diavolo Mussels to the Ahi Tuna Tacos.”
You can see their full menus here. Their are currently four Cafe Deluxe restaurants in DC, MD and VA. The DC spot is located at 3228 Wisconsin Avenue, NW in upper Cleveland Park.
“WHAT: Roof Terrace Restaurant, located atop the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts offers a special prix-fixe, three-course dinner this Valentine’s Day. Executive Chef Joe Gurner has invigorated the restaurant’s classic bistro fare with a selection of decadent dishes like fall panzanella salad with duck confit, forest mushrooms, rosemary pesto and braised beef short rib with kabocha squash puree, Brussels sprouts and shiraz glaze. To accompany Chef Gurner’s savory delights, Pastry Chef Kendra Stephens has created a medley of indulgent confections, including a praline mascarpone mousse cake with chocolate caramel and a warm citrus brioche pudding with cherry caramel reduction. Roof Terrace’s floor to ceiling windows provide a stunning skyline view that tops off a romantic evening for two.
WHEN: Friday, February 14
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Roof Terrace Restaurant
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
COST: $50 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity
CONTACT: 202- 416-8555; www.roofterracerestaurant.com or www.opentable.com
Thanks to a reader for sending the update. Back in March we learned a new Thai restaurant would be taking over this space around the corner from the recently opened Stoney’s on L Street (the entrance to Soi 38 is on 21st Street a bit north of L Street.) It’s going to be called Soi 38 (website isn’t live yet) and they promise “authentic Thai street food”. Sweet!
After a slight delay, the new Stoney’s on L Street is opening this Tuesday at 11am. You can see their P Street menu here. Thanks to one of their employees for sending word and a few shots of how the space turned out:
Back in April some scuttlebutt was confirmed that a Stoney’s is opening a second location at 2101 L Street, NW in the West End. Coming soon signage has now gone up and they’ve also applied for a liquor license:
“Stoney’s is a community restaurant and bar, serving all American cuisine. It will serve breakfast/lunch/dinner. Entertainment will include trivia night and host private events.”
Seating capacity will be 145 plus 30 for a sidewalk cafe. Hours will be Sunday through Thursday 8:00 am – 2:00 am, Friday and Saturday 8:00 am – 3:00 am.
I live near the tennis courts by 23rd and O Street. I think it’s great that they can easily be used by residents of the District completely for free. Moreover, I think so many other people in the community appreciate having them. At the same time, it seems the city could do two small things to make them significantly better.
There is little to no effort being put in to maintain the courts. When I started using them years ago there weren’t noticeable surface problems; however, over time, a few courts have developed cracks, and this summer grass started growing through the cracks. Additionally, people periodically leave what seem to be condoms in the fences.
2. Time Limits
Generally, when others are waiting for a court, it is common courtesy to limit your time to an hour for singles and to an hour and a half for doubles. People either don’t know or willfully ignore this. While signs wouldn’t necessarily alleviate the problem entirely, it’d be nice to have something posted that reinforces the idea that these time limits exist.
Any ideas on how to get someone interested in looking into these things?”
Perhaps a general inquiry with DPR dpr(at)dc(dot)gov and/or a tweet to @DCDPR to get things started?