Over the summer we learned that a new high end liquor store was coming to 12th and U St, NW in the space next door to Menchie’s frozen yogurt. The owners tells me there was a slight delay with permits but they are now on track for a December 1st opening.
The District’s legendary “King of Soul Food” Henry Smith, died Friday, October 10, at the age of 73.
His world-renowned Washington establishment, Henry’s Carry-out & Delicatessen, has drawn celebrities, politicians, tourists and locals alike to enjoy its famed soul food for more than 45 years.
Smith, opened the U Street restaurant in 1968, featuring Southern cooking staples like fried chicken, barbeque ribs and collard greens. However, it was best known as the “Home of the Sweet Potato Pie,” having served its famous dessert to every District of Columbia Mayor since Walter Washington and even United States President’s Clinton and Obama.
“Today I lost my father, but D.C. has lost a legend,” said Jermaine Smith, son of Henry Smith.” During the 1968 riots, Henry and his brother sat in the window of his “then” new business armed with a shotgun and a bible. His restaurant was one of the few businesses that remained unscathed during the historic incident.
Henry’s Smith’s legacy continues today with his son and daughter at the helm of the original Henry’s at 17th& U Street as well as operating several other locations in the Washington Metropolitan area.
This rental is located at 1926 16th Street. Northwest. The listing says:
“LOCATED AT 16TH & U STREET NW METRO JUST DOWN THE STREET. SMASHING CONTEMPORAY UNIT AND CONVENIETLY AND JUST STEPS AWAY FROM DOZENS OF SHOPS, RESAURANTS, CLOST TO DOWNTOWN OPEN SATURDAY FROM 12 NOON TO 2PM P.S WORK IS IN PROGESS AND WORK WILL BE DONE BEFORE MOVEIN”
“Nonna’s Kitchen was created to invite our guests to feel like they are stepping right into the rustic kitchen of an Italian Grandmother. The cuisine will represent the different regions of Italy through Chef-inspired tasting menus, complete with wine pairings and suggested classic cocktail selections. The menu will change monthly. Adding to the at-home experience the guest will be able to watch their food be artfully crafted inside Nonna’s kitchen, where they will be encouraged to ask questions and become educated about the ingredients.
“Starting this Friday, the 7th of November, Compass Rose will begin serving late night khachapuris on Friday and Saturday nights. Our kitchen normally closes at 11:00 but will stay open until 2:00am for making what has become our signature dish, Georgian khachapuri. The demand for the bread, cheese and egg dish after hours kept coming so we decided to make it happen. The dish that the Washington Post has called, Butter Pizza, will be the only menu item available after 11:00pm for now and only on Fridays and Saturdays. Of course the bar is open until 3:00am on both weekend nights.
Speaking of the bar….. We are excited to announce that Jack Caminos has decided to come on board as our beverage director! Jack is a legend. A consummate barman. Formally of Blackjack and Brixton, Jack will be bartending at Compass Rose four nights a week. His new cocktail program will begin on Wednesday of next week (11/12/14).”
Ditto development is on a tear. These are the guys who renovated the Round House in Brookland and behind the Oslo project in Shaw. And they also have plans for a corner property a few doors down from this one at 11th and T St, NW. Updates on all as construction progresses.
“Tiffany MacIsaac, Chef and Owner of Buttercream Bakeshop, is partnering with Khalid Pitts and Diane Gross, Proprietors of Cork Market & Tasting Room, to offer her acclaimed scratch-baked cakes and confections at a two-day event. Buttercream Bakeshop Uncorked! will take place Friday, November 7th, and again on Friday, November 14th, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Buttercream Bakeshop will offer two different cakes, as well as boxes of assorted sweets, for pre-sale at each pop-up. Chef MacIsaac’s famed “Cookie Monster” — a brown sugar chocolate chip cake with cookies and cream buttercream and eggless cookie dough layers, topped with a crown of mini oatmeal cream pies — will be a feature the first week, along with peanut butter Ho-Ho’s and Coffee-raspberry marshmallows. The second pop-up will see Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispies treats and Gingerbread cream pies from Chef MacIsaac, along with her “Fat Elvis”-bits-all cake with peanut butter buttercream layers and a swirl of caramel, topped with candied bacon bits-all available for pre-order. To order these confections for pick-up at the pop-ups, please visit the website www.buttercreamdc.com. A complete menu of pre-sale items and prices are included below.
For each Friday pop-up, Buttercream Bakeshop will also offer her Roasted Beet Red Velvet cake by the slice, as well as other on the spot to-go treats, such as Macarons and Oatmeal cream pies. Cork Market will also offer sparkling and dessert wines to complement Buttercream Bakeshop’s creations. Khalid and Diane will be pouring tastes of their favorite selections at each pop-up, bottles of which will be available for purchase to take home and enjoy with Chef MacIsaac’s delectable treats.”