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inside 1250 9th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Michael Friedman, Michael O’Malley and Sebastian Zutant, co-owners of The Red Hen, have partnered with Gareth Croke and Colin McDonough, co-owners of Boundary Stone to open All-Purpose. The restaurant, now open at 1250 9th Street, NW in the revitalized Shaw neighborhood, offers 90 restaurant seats along with a 15-seat bar, and features a straightforward Roman menu accented with Italian-American classics in a casual and convivial 2,500 square-foot space.


Pizza is the heart of Chef Friedman’s food program at All-Purpose. He has created a distinctive dough for the restaurant that captures the “breadier” qualities of the old school deck oven pizzas of his youth. The crust, which is used for all of the pies at All-Purpose, offers a rustic, chewy texture and is caramel in color due in part to the cooking process as well as the high amount of whole wheat flour. Of the six pizzas that are now offered at All-Purpose, Chef Friedman anticipates the Cossimo, named after one of his favorite Jersey Italian haunts, topped with roasted mushrooms, Tallegio, scallions, preserved truffle sauce and grana will become the fan favorite. The Buona, featuring pepperoni, mozzarella, chili honey & basil, will also be a crowd pleaser. (more…)

8th and Florida Ave, NW looking west towards U Street

Back in February we learned:

“Cava Grill is thrilled to announce a fall 2016 opening in Shaw’s hip epicenter at The Shay building. The 2,500 square foot space will place focus on the local community with art and lifestyle events hosted throughout the year.”

Thanks to all who emailed about the coming soon signage. Based on the number of emails I received this spot is going to be very, very popular.

Looking west towards 7th/Georgia Ave

2108 8th Street, NW

Thanks to Mitch for sending word about Tasty Burger’s now hiring notice:

“Over the next several weeks, we will be putting the final touches on the newest location of Tasty Burger, a local neighborhood burger joint that is opening up in Shaw in early June. Apply now to become one of our very first Team Members!

About Tasty Burger: With five locations on the East Coast, Tasty Burger is an American fast food burger joint that evokes feelings of the 1940s and 1950s when the American burger began its legendary rise to become a modern pop culture icon. Outstanding fresh ingredients are cooked to order in an incredibly fun, laid back atmosphere that has made ‘Tasty’ an instant classic. The burgers are made with all-natural hormone & antibiotic-free beef, alongside shakes, rings, fries, a full bar; and surrounded by local artists’ work, free foosball tables, and a digital jukebox with great music.”

Ed. Note: I’m encouraged by the peek inside I took on Saturday:



2106 Vermont Ave, NW

Despite the typo I’m genuinely curious about how corned beef tacos would taste…

From Duffy’s:

“Duffy’s new “Celtic Brunch” starts this Saturday and Sunday at 11am !

An all new special brunch menu featuring food from both sides of the Irish Sea. Featuring items such as our Corn beef Tacos and our Irish Breakfast burger.

Duffy’s all new Apple Cidre bottomless mimosa! $10 bucks!”

Incidentally – apparently Idobi radio has taken over the upstairs space:


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From an email:

“Uprising Muffin Company in Shaw is launching the “El Diablo Upwich” today….just in time for Cinco de Mayo!!

“Two spicy Mexican chocolate muffin tops with Trickling Springs organic vanilla bean ice cream “sandwiched” between them.”

All of Uprising’s Muffins have 10 ingredients or less. One of those ten in the “El Diabo” is Cayenne Pepper that is mixed into the chocolate batter giving it a little bit of heat, with the vanilla ice cream to cool!

The El Diablo is here through summer as well as the original Upwich: chocolate chip muffin tops with vanilla ice cream.”

1817 7th Street, NW

1821 Vermont Avenue Northwest

This house is located at 1821 Vermont Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Don’t be fooled by the modest exterior! This ultra-modern home was rebuilt and nearly doubled in size. The gourmet kitchen features custom KraftMaid cabinets, Sub Zero/Wolf appliances and stunning Quartz counters. French doors off the living room lead to an expansive patio – perfect for entertaining. Designer bathrooms, in-ceiling speakers, and an atrium are a few of the surprises that await you.”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/4 bath is going for $1,799,900.