Half Smoke Still Coming to Shaw, Now with a bigger Summer Garden too

by Prince Of Petworth June 7, 2016 at 10:22 pm 13 Comments

651 Florida Avenue, NW

Back in November of last year we learned that Half Smoke would be “serving sausages and other fast, casual menu items” at 7th/Georgia and Florida Ave, NW. I was starting to wonder if this was still happening and I guess it is because they just posted an addendum to their liquor license placard:

“Applicant requested to increase the seating capacity for the Summer Garden from 24 seats to 50 seats.”

Stay tuned…

  • Jeff

    DC’s finest bureaucrats will be pushing the paperwork though with great haste. It should be opened in 2 years.

  • Truxton Thomas

    I peered in this morning, and they were digging out part of the interior. Big piles of dirt inside. Anyway, several workers working.

    • 7thStTechGuy

      Yea, they are a long way off, did something similar the other day.

  • stacksp

    Assuming the summer garden is going in the interior, how does that work when its cold out? Heat Lamps?

    • Anon

      I wouldn’t make that assumption. The building takes up just about the entire plot – there’s no space for a “summer garden” but on the roof.

      • stacksp

        ahhh… didnt think about the roof.

  • plowdodger

    Prediction: this place will close within 18 months of opening.

  • Jean-Claude

    Such a nice corner building being wasted with yet another cheap restaurant “serving sausages and other fast, casual menu items” .

    • L

      You would prefer small plates?

      • Jean-Claude

        I would have preferred retail, a gym, or even a nice classy restaurant.

    • stacksp


  • Prime Real Estate

    This would have been a perfect location for a Shake Shack or Chick Fil-A

  • Bloomy

    RIP Beauty Island.


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