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Taylor Charles Steak & Ice Signage Up – Opening Soon at 1320 H Street, NE

by Prince Of Petworth December 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm 27 Comments


1320 H Street, NE

I had heard that Taylor Charles Steak & Ice (from the Taylor Gourmet folks) would be opening up this Wed. at 1320 H Street, NE next to Shawafel but now I’m told the opening date will be finalized this week. At any rate it should be any day now – looks like they pulled off a great renovation.

  • Confucious

    Steak and Ice? Whaaaaaaat? Explain.

  • DSinclair

    I really dislike the logo. Just terrible.

    • Anonymous

      I agree… pretty much awful for people walking on the street. Only viewable at a certain angle driving by in a car I guess?

      • Anonymous

        you can’t look up?

  • Kim Krasnow

    Cheesesteak and water ice…if it’s Philly themed…

  • yunkstahn

    And the name is awfully close to Charles Taylor, noted war and human rights criminal.

    • Didn’t members of his mercenary army butcher and eat their opponents?

      This makes me question the quality & cuts of meat at this place.

      • caballero

        General Butt Naked (Joshua Milton Blahyi) was an admitted cannibal during the war. Among other things, his crew ate babies, and they marched into towns wearing women’s clothing (or naked) before killing the residents. He is now a reformed evangelical preacher.

        • Anonymous

          there’s a great doc. on vice.com

    • Unfortunately, my first thought too! Maybe not the best idea to name your restaurant Stalin Joseph or Hitler Adolph.

      • Agreed.

        Especially if you have weird vertical signage that’s supposed to read from bottom to top… all too easy to read “Charles” and then “Taylor.”

    • Anonymous

      no it isn’t.

  • That Man A

    Finally… been walking by that wood they had up every week for months

    wonder what the menu looks like
    \
    1 i hope it isgood food…
    2 i hope they are open late

  • Anonymous

    I assume this is opening to appease the people that lost the Philly steak and Ice place? (http://www.yelp.com/biz/philadelphia-water-ice-factory-washington?sort_by=date_desc)

    • That Man A

      im pretty sure that stoll opens up in the warmer months

      • anon

        The same people own the Philly Water Ice place and Spoiled and Rotten. Frozen Tropics tweeted that both are now permanently closed, and that the Shawafel owners have taken over the Water Ice space.

  • That Man A

    Info on the menu:

    It’s a cheesesteak place, but there are going to be other options, too: chicken cheesesteaks, a “really killer” but secret-for-now hot dog of some sort and a couple of vegetarian options that could include eggplant and mushroom variations on the classic sandwich. Patten says they’re also testing a hamburger that would be deconstructed into the shop’s rolls rather than a bun. There will also be fries with Old Bay, onion rings, and house-made water ice with seasonal flavors like kumquat. Beyond Whiz, they’ll be stocking provolone, American, mozzarella and an American cheese sauce.

    • Can’t tell if this post is serious or mocking – but I’m laughing!

  • RozCat

    Looks like a wannabe high-end night spot. Steak and Ice doesn’t sound appealing at all… makes me think raw meat. Bleh. But what do I know. These guys seem to know their stuff; more power to them.

    • Anonymous

      What exactly makes it wannabe high-end? That it has a real sign and not a banner?

      • RozCat

        ….the color scheme, the hard to read vertical embossed signage, the glass, geometric shapes. When I think cheesesteaks, I think primary colors, red brick, neon, backlit signage…

        • Anonymous

          so thats how you think of it. not how the owners of this place think of it.
          we can all have different visions of something.

  • Rebecca

    I feel like this name is four unassociated words jammed together for no rhyme or reason.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe this is a clue as to what they’re doing at 14th and P, if it’s not going to be a Taylor Gourmet.

    That area could use a place that has really good cheesesteaks, and if it’s really good, I can overlook the fact that it’s named after a Third World baby raper.

  • J

    I think the name completely makes sense if you are from Philly. Looks awesome to me. So many haters on here!

    • Anonymous

      You’ve gotta understand. Around here, we all hate pretty much everything about Philly, except for the cheesesteaks. It’s nothing personal.

    • Identified

      And, as we are in DC… mind letting us know what sense to make of it.

      Cuz like others, I think of a war criminal.

      And that sign is awful, imo

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