A note posted on the door of M&S Grill at 600 13th Street, NW says the restaurant has been closed for a remodel. However on Friday Washington Business Journal noted that the DC M&S Grill location has been removed from the McCormick and Schmicks website. More info on plans for the space when they become available. Were there any fans of M&S Grill?
Back in April we learned Le Mirch would be opening up in the former Dalchinni Indian Restaurant space at 1736 Connecticut Ave, NW next to Bistro Du Coin.
A readers sends this interesting update:
I don’t know what’s happened since then but it looks like a disaster! The official sign now says “Indie Cusine” — whatever that means and there’s a homemade sign that reads “Come in for FREE champagne.”
Sadly that’s not the only sign fail:
But I guess we shouldn’t argue with free champagne…
Finally some good news for the opening of All Souls coming to 8th and T St, NW. Last we heard there was a delay due to structural engineer plans but that has all been taken care of and the inside has been completely gutted. Earlier this week I spoke with owner David Batista who tells me that they are now on track for a September opening!
The space will feature a large curved bar that was salvaged from Jaleo’s renovation. The curved bar inside All Souls will seat 15 and tables will seat another 25 or so. The space def. has some history to it. Check out an old whiskey bottle workers found in the ceiling:
And in a wild coincidence the address on the label lists 702 E Street, NW which is roughly the address of Jaleo. Awesome.
It’s been a long journey but September is right around the corner. Stay tuned.
Tacos out, German beer garden in! Back in June 2011 we first learned that a spot called El Ray (not to be confused with the Elroy) would be coming to the vacant lot next to Dodge City on U Street. Originally we heard there would be a taco stand but I spoke with one of the owners (same owners as Marvin, Gibson, Chez Billy, Satellite Room, Hanoi House) who tells me plans are for a German beer garden that will be built out of shipping containers. Tacos are obviously out and they now plan on serving German sausages etc. Food will be served “dim sum style” and they plan on having a take out window on U Street. No word on the name yet but if all goes well they hope to open in Fall 2013. Stay tuned.
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It’s been a long time since we checked in on the Ted’s Bulletin coming to 1818 14th Street, NW in Logan Circle. Thanks to @Greg_Hudson for tweeting us the photo above. Getting close! Stay tuned for an exact opening date.
On Thursday, May 23, 2013 around 11:40am a call came in about a couple of snakes that fell out of the trees. When the snakes fell they scared the children, and everyone fled. This was in the playground area. I responded but found no snakes. I caught one small enough to fit inside an empty water bottle I had. It was probably a black rat snake. They are indigenous to trees and the warm weather is drawing them out.
Common rat snakes tend to be shy and, if possible, will avoid being confronted. If these snakes are seen and confronted by danger, they tend to freeze and remain motionless. Some adults attempt to protect themselves. They coil their body and vibrate their tails in dead leaves to simulate a rattle. If the snakes continue to be provoked, they will strike.
“Although black rat snakes do not usually attack when threatened, there have been extreme cases of black rat snakes charging at predators. Black rat snakes also produce a strong foul odor when scared to deter predators and people.”
El Limeno was located at 201 Upshur St, NW across the street from Hitching Post and closed in Sept. 2010 after some, uh, legal troubles… It had been vacant ever since. Thanks to @JustinTLogan for sending word that a sign has been posted for La Joya Steakhouse Restaurant. Could be awesome! Updates when they get closer to opening.
Back in Feb. we noted that Viet Thai and Sutra (formerly Felix) had closed at 2406 18th St, NW. Thanks to a reader for sending word about the new signage that has just gone up. Well, uh, more info as it becomes available…
It’s been a big year for anniversaries – next up – Happy 40th anniversary Dancing Crab! Dancing Crab is located at 4611 Wisconsin Ave, NW. You can see their 40th anniversary menu for the month of May here. Check out the fancy new patio too: