04/16/14 10:25am

Pizza Parts & Service
1320 H Street, NE

First opened in Dec. 2012, Taylor Charles Steak & Ice abruptly closed back in January. At that time we were told:

“All we can say right now are cheesesteaks are not dead.”

But the mystery remained:

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Frozen Tropics now reports the Taylor Gourmet proprietors will try their hand at pizza:

“The new place is called Pizza Parts & Service. Customers will be able to buy pizza by the slice, or by the pie. My source tells me that this pizza is NYC style pie.”

Not sure of the opening date but in the meantime you can enjoy some H&Pizza a couple blocks away at 1118 H St, NE right next door to the original Taylor Gourmet or sit down at the beautiful Red Rocks Pizzeria located close by at 1348 H St, NE – and of course you can get some delicious Shawafel located right next door.

More info on the resurrection of the cheesesteaks if/when it becomes available.

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04/10/14 10:05pm

504 H Street, NE

I just noticed that New Citi Pizza had closed on H Street. A Frozen tropics shared sad news back in January:

“I am sad to report that an employee told me that the owner died of a heart attack. He further said that the employees do not know how to do the ordering or the books to keep the place open. Very sad news to hear. I will miss them as a good neighbor and vendor.”

Now the front has been papered over – anyone hear anything about plans for the space?

UPDATE from @DougLuzader:

“Just spoke to former employee of New Citi Pizza on H Street who plans to reopen in just a few days.”


04/07/14 10:22pm

637 Florida Ave, NW

More big news for the 600 block of Florida Ave, NW – a recent liquor license application says this will be a:

“New Tavern with American food specializing in brick oven pizza. Live entertainment with DJ, dancing and cover charge. Occupancy load is 450. Summer Garden. (15 SEATS)”

They’ll be located right next door to the new IChing Asian restaurant still being built out:


This is also across the street from the new Aroma pizzeria take out at 634 Florida Ave, NW:


03/26/14 12:00pm

3155 Mt Pleasant Street, NW

From an email:

“We have some very exciting NEWS & UPDATES:
With the impending arrival of warm spring weather, we are launching a new and expanded
BEER LIST! We hope some of the following beers will become your favorites soon:

Founders Centennial IPA . Grand Rapids, MI
Port City Pale Ale . Alexandria, VA
Abita Amber . Abita Springs, LA
Staropramen . Prague, Czech Republic
Lagunitas PILS . Petaluma, CA
Bells Oberon Ale . Kalamazoo, MI
Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale . Farmville, NC
Sly Fox Helles Golden Lager . Phoenixville, PA
Natty Boh

After months of playing with the idea and experimenting with different meats, Matt is finally ready to add BBQ to the Radius menu! This weekend, order a plate of an old-fashioned BBQ – BBQ ribs or BBQ chicken – served with a side of corn and house made slaw.”

You can see Radius’ full menu here.

03/25/14 11:11pm

1005 E Street, NW

In Feb. we posted some scuttlebutt that an &Pizza would be taking over the former Freshii space by E Street Cinema. Coming soon signage has now been posted:


In January we learned that a Peet’s Coffee and Tea would be coming to the former Citibank space at the corner of 11th and E St, NW across the street from E Street Cinema. And by the by – anyone know if any of the other Peet’s (former Caribou spots) have been converted and opened already?

Coming soon signage is now up for the 11th and E Street location:

435 11th Street, NW

and they’re hiring too:


02/20/14 11:30am

1103 19th Street, NW (19th and L St, NW)

Washington Business Journal’s permit roundup reports:

“1899 L St. NW: Renovation to a vacant, 1,170-square-foot street-level retail tenant for a new 10-seat pizza joint. Per the permit, the eatery will be called “DC PIZZA.”

Previously the Business Journal had reported:

“D.C. Pizza will lease 1,200 square feet of space at 1103 19th St. NW. The restaurant, from serial franchise owners Bob Daly and Lisa Lakin, will feature personal, choose-your-own-topping pizzas made to order.”

1899 L Street is the building on the corner of 19th and L and this retail space is actually accessed from 19th Street not L. Back in July 2013 we noted that the Oh Fish! Maki Sushi Joint by Kaz had closed.

Lots of action for 19th Street between L and M lately. Recently Famous Luigi’s Pizza closed, Sophie’s Cuban opened, Nature’s Table opened, Noodles and Co opened and yesterday we learned GRK Greek Fresh is coming from NYC. And just north of M the New Orleans Po Boy Shop is still closed.