1274 5th Street, NE
The liquor license placard for O-Ku says:
“New Restaurant, serving authentic Asian cuisine. Total Occupancy Load is 299 with seating for 175. Summer Garden with 49 seats.”
Anyone know if they’re related to the O-Ku from Charleston, Atlanta and Charlotte? Updates when more is known.
Update from O-Ku’s PR:
“O-Ku is a new Japanese restaurant with an emphasis on sushi that will open near Union Market at 1274 5th St. NE in spring 2018. Owned and operated by The Indigo Road, O-Ku also has locations in Atlanta, Charleston and Charlotte but is far from the typical restaurant chain. Each O-Ku location has different chefs, menus, and décor. Charleston-based architect David Thompson will design the space. The DC location will feature 120 seats downstairs with an upstairs cocktail lounge and rooftop with outdoor seating and its menu will include items cooked over Robata grills and traditional Binchotan charcoal as well as a large selection of sushi and a variety of non-traditional Japanese dishes.
O-Ku DC is projected to open in April 2018.”
Across the street:
624 T Street, NW
“The mural at 624 T Street, NW, which is being painted by local artists Kate DeCiccio and Rose Jaffe, was donated by Right Proper restaurant. From 1910 to 1923, the building housed Frank Holliday’s Pool Hall, which was frequented by a teenage Duke Ellington, other musicians and African Americans from all walks of life.”
Check out the details after the jump. (more…)
Thanks to Devon for sending:
“After he/she consumed the pigeon meal.”
If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.
Pee Wee Herman. Mount Pleasant.
Thanks to Nina for sending:
“The last of our raised bed in Brightwood. We’re haphazard gardeners but still got goodies into early November!”
From a press release:
“BroCoLoco, a DC-based art and design company, is excited to announce and unveil a signature piece, “CIRCA Dragon.” The brand new, 40-foot public mural will be located near the iconic Friendship Archway, on the exterior wall of the new CIRCA at Chinatown set to open at 781 Seventh St. NW.
The overall mural design was selected by BroCoLoco and CIRCA as a nod to the significant role the dragon plays in Chinese culture as a symbol of strength and good luck. Additionally, the brightly colored hand-painted dragon scales of “CIRCA Dragon” were inspired by the traditional scalloped tiles from Chinese architecture. (more…)
If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood.
“Maceo lives on H Street”
“Rufus of Ledroit”
Have you heard anything about the big 24hr gym thats supposed to open at Ft Totten – XSport fitness? They were supposed to open this summer and have obviously missed that goal.”
XSport fitness still says “coming soon”:
“South Dakota Ave & Galloway St
Washington, DC 20011
Fort Totten Gym Amenities (more…)
This rental is located at 1st and D Street, SE. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1627 Join us on Capitol Hill – 1 Month Free – No Deposits
Located just 2 blocks from the US Capitol in Beautiful Historic Capitol Hill, A Studio Apartment $1,775.00 with ALL Utilities Included and No Security Deposit!
SPECIAL: $1,627.00 per month includes One Month Free and $350.00 move-in fee is waived on apartment #105. This is a savings of $2,125.00.
All Utilities included (more…)