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New Restaurant Coming to Former Zola Space to be Called Nopa Kitchen and Bar

by Prince Of Petworth January 30, 2013 at 10:30 am 17 Comments


8th and F Street, NW

The Post’s Tom Sietsema tweets the name for the new restaurant taking over the former Zola space at the corner of 8th and F St, NW:

Ashok Bajaj finally has a name for his American brasserie @ 800 F St. NW: Nopa Kitchen + Bar, a reference to “north of Pennsylvania Ave.”

SoMo supporters will be pleased…

  • Anonymous

    Ew, really? Can we please just stop the NYC-envy business’ seem to be projecting onto us?

    • Anonymous

      *businesses ::goes to find more coffee before writing anything else::

    • I’m annoyed by the constinuation of SoHo (NoMa, AdMo, CoHi, LoMo, etc. etc. etc.) name, but it also makes me feel like I’m at a Greek wedding:

      “nOPA!!!”

      • Gee

        good one, jacquesofalltrades

  • Rebecca

    That’s a pretty bad name. At first glance in the headline, I thought the name was Nope. Seems like a name that sets you up for bad review puns.

  • Anonymous

    Do I want to eat there? Nopa!

  • Anonymous

    They could name it after Parks and Recreation and call it “Knopa.”

  • Anonymous

    On an unrelated note, The Spy Mueseum is the biggest waste of time and money out there. Just horrible.

    • Anonymous

      Speak for yourself. I really enjoyed my visit there.

  • Nope to NoPA! (Which should really be NoPe, anyway.)

    And no mo’ to SoMo!

  • Stop trying to make Nopa happen.

  • Rococo

    Are Gallery Place, Chinatown and Penn Quarter not enough damn names for this neighborhood?

  • guest

    Ba-jay-jay would be better.

  • It’s an “American brasserie.” Any name was going to be stupid.

  • At first glance I was exciting, thinking that this would be a DC-location of San Francisco’s Nopa, an amazing restaurant (whose name is a shortened form of North of the Panhandle).

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