Last week we noted we were getting close to Thai Street Food at Soi 38 (website says opening late March) on the corner of 21st and L St, NW in West End. A reader was lucky enough to attend the monk’s blessing of the space and passes along these cool photos including murals by Gaia:
“Grillfish, an EatWell DC company, announces a new chef, and new brunch & beverage menu, to launch this Saturday, March 22, 2014.
Created by the recently-appointed Head Chef, Kerry Tate, the new offerings feature Grillfish’s staple seafood in dishes like Oysters Benedict, Fish Tacos & Eggs, $1 oysters on the half shell, and Shrimp & Grits. The menu also provides a little something for those looking for a land-based option, such as an Apple Stuffed French Toast.
The new brunch menu was the first undertaking of Head Chef Kerry Tate, who is incorporating new local offerings into the menu, with an emphasis on produce sourced directly from EatWell DC’s EatWell Natural Farm in La Plata, MD. Chef Tate came to EatWell DC’s The Heights in 2013, and now will be directing the menus at both restaurants.
Grillfish has also completely revamped the brunch beverage menu, which now features a “Build Your Own” Bloody Mary option, and five oyster shooters. The shooters range from traditional (“The Classic” features Ketel One vodka and house bloody mary) to those with international flair (“Red Sun Rising” features Living Jewel Junmai Sake and a wasabi kombu chip). The new beverage menu, rounded out with six new cocktail offerings, was created by EatWell’s Mixologist Kyle McNeel and Grillfish’s Head Bartender Deepak Acharya.
Brunch is served at Grillfish on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.”
I took a peek inside the new Soi 38 coming to the West End and they look really close to opening. Their website isn’t live yet but it can’t be more than a week or two. I’m eager to learn more about the menu and specifically their “authentic Thai street food”.
“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!