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Thanks to a reader for telling me about a new Italian Pizza place opening up at 1110 U Street, NW. Has anyone heard of the Italian Pizza Kitchen? Is it a chain? You think it’s a good addition to that section of U Street?

While I was in the neighborhood I also noticed that the restaurant above Bohemian Caverns (11th and U) got a paint job and might even be a new restaurant. (Sorry for the cell phone pics – see I don’t always have my camera on me!)

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It’s called Hominy Restaurant & Lounge:

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Their Web site says:

Hominy Restaurant & Lounge is a unique Southern Casual Restaurant in an 1800 Historic building of the Bohemian Caverns in the Heart of the “U” Street Corridor. Chef Howsoon H.O. Cham is at his best at Hominy Restaurant and delivers an impressive new Southern inspired masterpieces. The recently remodeled Space is cozy yet elegant with splashes of bright colors against sophisticated velvet walls with Faux finishes, large glass windows and dark oakwood flooring.

Our atmosphere is casual yet elegant. Enjoy our warm dining room by daylight or candlelight. Only one block from the “U” Street Cardoza Metro Stop, you will find Hominy Restaurant along the vibrant “U” Street Corridor. Whether in the mood for awesome drinks or a wonderful dinner, Chef Chams’ versatile menu of delightful menu items will satisfy.

The name Hominy refers to kernels of corn that have been soaked in a caustic solution and washed to remove the hulls. Our mission is to provide a friendly and professional service of exquisite food, wine, and cocktails to the satisfaction of every guest. Let hominy Restaurant be your favorite neighborhood Restaurant.

Sound good?

And finally Solly’s (Southwest corner of 11th and U) got a new fence for it’s outdoor patio so you can only access it from inside:

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