Back in November we learned (among others):

Morris, a craft cocktail bar, featuring notable DC-based chef and restauranteur, Spike Mendelsohn. This cocktail bar will be an expansion from their Sheppard concept which had its original location in Dupont Circle.

Union Kitchen Grocery, a locally inspired corner market that will be expanding the brand’s footprint to the Shaw neighborhood. Union Kitchen Grocery has an existing location in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.”

Thanks to In The Fringes for sending the Union Kitchen Grocery photo below:

union kitchen

ped struck
via google maps

MPD reported at 4am:

“The Third District is currently working a Major Crash scene at 9th and P Streets, NW. An adult male pedestrian was struck and killed. He was transported to a local hospital where life savibg efforts failed and he was pronounced.

The driver of the striking vehicle remained on the scene and is cooperating. Alcohol does not appear to have been a factor.

The police investigation is anticipated to take several hours, and may impact rush hour traffic. Please avoid this area.”

Alert DC has since reported: “MPD has cleared the scene on 9th St. and all lanes have re-opened to traffic.”


Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Unit are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred in the 1400 block of 9th Street, Northwest on Thursday, August 18, 2016.

At approximately 2:20 am, two pedestrians crossed the street from the east curb to the west curb on 9th Street, Northwest, when the adult male was struck by a 2003 Mercedes Benz. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced. The driver of the vehicle involved remained on the scene.

The decedent has been identified as 44-year-old Armin Amin-Toomaji of Potomac, Maryland.

This case remains under investigation. The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

805 V Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending a link to the now hiring post:

“From the creators of Daikaya and Bantam King in Chinatown, comes the highly anticipated opening of Haikan in the bustling Shaw neighborhood. The restaurant’s concept will be ramen in addition to some Japanese style items. We are expected to open early August and looking to fill positions in the kitchen.”

Also a note posted on their front door:


Also a peek inside reveals it’s gotta be soon. Standby.


1413 Columbia Street Northwest

This house is located at 1413 Columbia Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Stunning 3BR/2BA town home in Shaw. Modern updates w/ chair railing/wainscoting, hardwood floors, & updated, gourmet kitchen. separate dining room w/ walk-out to back yard. Spacious bedrooms w/ carpet on upper level. Close to all the amazing spots Logan Circle has to offer!”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $799,000.

Ed. Note: I always thought it would be brutal to live on Columbia Street and have to explain to everyone that it is Columbia Street in Shaw not Columbia Road in Adams Morgan…

986 Florida Avenue Northwest

This rental is located at 986 Florida Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Why settle for an apartment when you can have a classic DC rowhouse? This newly renovated 2-bed, 1.5 bath home features hardwood floors, granite counter tops, stainless appliances, in-unit washer/dryer, and walls of windows. Private rear patio is the perfect oasis. A walker~s delight, this home is also just a 5 minute stroll to the U Street Metro (if you ever actually need it). Pets OK. No cats.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1.5 bath is going for $2,750/Mo.

ivy and coney
1537 7th Street, NW

From an email:

“What’s better than combining pictionary with cards against humanity? Adding $3 pints of PBR, prizes and free drinks! Every Tuesday at Ivy and Coney (1537 7th St NW) from 8-10 PM, you’ll find us on the deck playing Drawful, an awesome interactive game for the whole family (minus the kids, it can get a little adult-only). Every bar has got a trivia night, so we decided to change it up a bit and introduce people to this awesome game we’ve all become obsessed with playing. Everyone can play, no arcane knowledge is required, and bad artists are not only welcome, but encouraged to join in (don’t worry, we suck too). We’ll do as many rounds as we can fit into a couple hours (probably 4-7) and make sure everyone gets to enjoy the fun. So come drink with us, make some silly pictures and guess whether your friend just drew Britney Spears Riding an Eagle or A Kid Stuck On the Escalator Again.”


Also happening at Ivy and Coney:

“One of DC’s original and favorite – but now retired – food trucks returns curbside next week slinging what they were known best for: A whole lotta meat.

Ivy & Coney, the second bar and restaurant opened by Josh Saltzman of PORC food truck fame, will be serving their Chicago-style Italian Beef Sandwich aboard BBQ Bus starting Monday and ending Friday at Truckeroo.

The Italian Beef, a Chicago classic, is comprised of thinly sliced roast beef dipped in seasoned au jus and topped with giardiniera (spicy pickled vegetables) on an Italian hard roll. Order it DRY, WET (au jus ladled on) or DIPPED (the whole sandwich dipped into au jus).

And for BBQ Bus fans unable to catch the truck for a downtown lunch, the BBQ Bus Pulled Pork Sandwich will be on the menu at Ivy & Coney all next week.

Saltzman and business partner Trent Allen opened the PORC food truck in 2010, went on to open Kangaroo Boxing Club and retired the food truck two years later.

The Italian Beef is one of several new dishes on the newly expanded Ivy & Coney menu, which features Midwest favorites such as hot dogs, bratwursts and a weekend brunch. Ivy and Coney is at 1537 7th St NW and open Monday through Thursday 4 pm to 2 am, Friday 4 pm to 3 am, Saturday noon to 3 pm, and Sunday noon to 2 am.

Find the Italian Beef aboard BBQ Bus at the following lunch stops: (more…)