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Big Brightwood News – Oohhs and Aahhs Opening a 2nd Spot in Walmart

by Prince Of Petworth April 25, 2016 at 2:15 pm 20 Comments

5929 Georgia Ave, NW

Washington Business Journal finds a good permit this morning:

“Tenant buildout for a new 85-seat, full-service restaurant, Oohs and Aahs, in a shell space within the Brightwood Wal-Mart.”

Oohhs and Aahhs original location has gotten lots of love at 1005 U Street, NW.


  • stacksp

    10 pc Lemon Pepper Wings with Collard Greens is my go to order. I let the kids eat my mac and cheese.

    • Their mac seems to have changed a good bit over the years, but man it used to be legit. So gooey!

      • stacksp

        Havent had it in a while, used to stop on my home after a night of hanging out. The no credit card thing always tripped me out. Had to stop remember to stop at the ATM near CVS or risk losing my place in that usually crowded and cramped line.

      • Anon

        Wait, they changed the Mac and cheese?!? Noooo! It’s been a few years since I last ate there, but this post had me thinking about it. The Mac and cheese was the best part!!

  • MarkQ

    Should be a good spot. Not my favorite for Southern/soul but decent. Hopefully they will be able to iron out their messy operational and cleanliness issues in a more spacious and newer space.

  • Brightwoodian


    about the 4th or 5th frame you can see the design layout for the GA ave restaurant.

  • Sean

    The guy from Smash Mouth ate at Oohs & Ahhs? Cool.

    • Anon

      “I get knocked down, but I get up again, you’re never going to keep me down”

      • Brightwoodian

        That’s Cumbawamba

        • Anon

          I’m aware ;-)

  • Philippe Lecheval

    It’s actually inside the Walmart? Or just part of that development?

    • oneida

      same building. between the store and the bank. there has been a sign up for oohs and aahs for at least 9 months. good to hear they’re actually moving forward.

  • Deezy

    This has taken a really long time. I remember seeing a ‘Coming Soon’ sign for Oohs and Aahs when the Wal Mart first opened in 2014. Are we sure that this is for real?

    • Tim

      I had the exact same thought. I’m cautiously optimistic.

    • Chris

      They have their permit from the city to begin the build out.

      • Deezy

        So does Swampoodle…

  • I always liked this place significantly more than their counterpart, Henry’s, down the street. And I’m glad to hear they’re doing well enough on U Street, despite all their new competition over the years, to open up a second location. Hopefully this place will have a better situated menu system and take credit cards from the get-go.

  • Brightwoodian

    That’s Chumbawamba

  • Brightwoodian

    This Cumbawamba guy is an imposter. Nobody ready anything he writes! I’m the only true Brightwoodian

  • V

    Glad to see this


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