1319 T St NW

This house is located at 1319 T Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Beautifully renovated 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath Victorian, steps away from 14th Street. Spacious living areas w/ high ceilings, large, open gourmet kitchen with island bar and wood floors throughout. Formal living room with gas fireplace next to a formal dining room. Three light filled bedrooms upstairs, lower level rental unit/in-law suite. Charming back terrace. 2-car parking included in list price!”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,750,000.

1405 T Street, NW. Photo by Rey Lopez

At long last the Colada Shop opens at 14th and T tomorrow and I’m happy to report it is awesome. Only thing is, it’s a bit smaller than I realized, fortunately they fill the space nicely. And more importantly the food was absolutely delicious. Every single thing I tried, I immediately wanted another one. Check the full menus below.

“To celebrate the opening of the DC location, on opening day – Wednesday, February 1st – Colada Shop will have surprise giveaways to the first 100 guests to walk through the door. Doors will open at 10:00AM.”

You can read the full press release here.

Photo by Rey Lopez

Couple more photos and menus after the jump. (more…)


Yesterday morning we woke up to the happy news that the Bill Cosby mural had finally been removed from the Ben’s Chili Bowl mural on U Street. Alas the sad news was that President Obama, Chuck Brown and Donnie Simpson went down too. And this morning the wall quickly went from white to worse:

bens graffiti
Photo by Owen Comstock

So a replacement is needed post haste! We mentioned yesterday that Ben’s was taking a poll to see who the replacements will be this year. There were 56 options, with some uh interesting choices, with many very good ones. Another option was to write-in your choice. Yesterday DC Fireman commented that Lt. Kevin McRae would be an excellent selection to honor his memory. Lt. McRae perished fighting a fire in Shaw in 2015. This movement to vote Lt. McRae is starting to gain steam and I wholeheartedly endorse it. So if you are going to vote – please do include Lt. McRae of blessed memory. Thank you.

1213 U Street, NW Photo by JP

And just like that the Bill Cosby mural controversy concludes. You can see what the mural looked like when it first went up in Sept. 2012 here.

Caroline reports:

“Just walked by Ben’s and it looks like they’ve completely white washed over the mural on the alley side. I literally think they did in in the dead of the night because the guy was still painting at 7 am.”

Ben’s website says:

“The mural alongside Ben’s was painted in 2012. Now, after 5 years of braving the elements, its time to refresh and repaint the mural and we want your input! Below you will have the opportunity to pick your top 6 nominees from those listed below. You may also pick your favorite group of people, write in a name for consideration, and write in a complete group of your own. Thanks for your support and suggestions for our 2017 Mural.”

Nominees for the new mural include: (more…)

1301 U Street, NW

Opening spring of 2017 in the former Mocha Hut/U Street Cafe space.  Check out their menu here. The placard says:

“New Class “C” Tavern with 42 seats and a Total Occupancy Load of 55. Applicant has also applied for a Summer Garden with 4 seats. Tavern will serve Asian-inspired taco combinations.”

Hours listed as Sunday through Thursday 7 am – 2 am, Friday & Saturday 7 am – 4 am. Updates as they get closer to opening.

Fla ave grill

Florida Avenue Grill cannot catch a break!! From their Facebook:

“WTF! Yesterday’s high winds got the best of our beloved sign @FloridaAveGrill. WE ARE (and will always be) OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Check out our Winter Hours (closing at 4:30p Tues, Wed, Thurs and Sunday; 9p Fri and Saturday)

11th and Florida Avenue, NW