828 Upshur Street, NW

UPDATE from Chef Kevin Tien: “Sorry to burst everyone’s bubble, but not the news you are hoping for.”

“Dear PoPville,

The former Himitsu/Pom Pom space at 828 Upshur St NW was being painted black yesterday, and the “For Lease” sign is gone! I haven’t seen/heard anything about what’s going in that space. I should have stopped and asked, but did not.”

Another reader reports: “Kevin Tien was out repainting the Himitsu spot last night! Read More

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1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE “Emilie’s bar & lounge area”

From a press release:

“We are pleased to announce that critically-acclaimed chef Kevin Tien’s new restaurant, Emilie’s, is set to open on October 10, 2019.

“We’re really excited to bring something new to Capitol Hill, where Chef Kevin Tien and his team may share their passion and talent with the community on a larger scale,” said co-owner Sam Shoja.

The menu at Emilie’s will focus on seasonally-inspired and local ingredients and will feature large, family-style plates and smaller a la carte menu choices. In addition, diners may select from composed plates that will circulate the room on carts. Read More

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828 Upshur Street, NW

From a press release:

“We are pleased to announce that critically acclaimed chef Kevin Tien will soon be opening a new restaurant, Emilie’s, in the heart of Capitol Hill. The new 5,175-square-foot restaurant is scheduled to open in September 2019. Chef Tien will be leaving Himitsu later this month to focus on Emilie’s opening.

“I can’t thank our loyal guests and the Himitsu family enough for making Himitsu the incredible success that it is today,” remarked Tien. “While this was a very difficult decision to make, I’m looking forward to writing the next chapter and sharing my passion with the community on a larger scale and a different service style.”

Chef Tien’s final service at Himitsu will be September 15th. Himitsu will subsequently continue to operate under current co-owner Carlie Steiner. Chef Amanda Moll, former executive sous chef of Doi Moi, will be taking over as Himitsu’s new executive chef. Read More

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423 8th Street, SE

Can’t get into Himitsu? On Friday, May 18th you won’t be able to get into Chiko!! Kidding, kidding. Kind of. This sounds awesome.

From Chiko:

“CHIKO After Dark Series
Friday, May 18th
From 9:30pm-Midnight
423 8th St SE Washington DC 20003
Walk-ins welcome, not a ticketed event

CHIKO is the first restaurant from The Fried Rice Collective. Chefs Danny Lee and Scott Drewno pair modern cooking techniques with traditional Chinese and Korean flavors, while Drew Kim provides his passion for hospitality ensuring a unique fine-casual dining experience. The After Dark Series is an idea born from years of collaborative efforts by Chefs Drewno and Lee. This series will offer an opportunity for both local and national chefs to have a creative space to experiment.

Guest Chef’s Kevin Tien and Carlie Steiner (Himitsu) will offer unique dishes for the evening. All specials are priced a modest $8. Read More

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From a press release:

“I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Save DC Eats, a digital marketplace created to share culinary and hospitality experiences + offers that generate revenue for restaurants and bars now and can be redeemed once this crisis has passed.

The #SaveDCEats team is led by award-winning chef Christopher Morgan who was working on a fundraiser campaign when he was introduced to Anthony and David of #SavePhillyEats. Their missions and goals aligned and they decided to combine efforts to bring #SaveDCEats to life.

#SAVEDCEATS experiences will be added every day. Current offerings include: Read More

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Photo by Rey Lopez, courtesy Service Bar, 926-928 U Street, NW

From a press release:

“In response to the ongoing national fried chicken sandwich craze pitting Popeye’s against Chick-fil-A, celebrated neighborhood bar Service Bar in Shaw is preparing to kick-off their new rotating monthly local fried chicken sandwich culinary series – ‘FRIED’. Beginning tonight, Wednesday, December 18th, from 5pm until close – the talented team at Service Bar will be sharing creative twists on community-centric fried chicken sandwiches featuring some of the DC areas most celebrated chefs. The ‘FRIED’ creative culinary series will launch to the public this evening featuring critically-acclaimed Chef Kevin Tien of Hot Lola’s and Emilie’s. The series will feature a new local chef and their fried chicken sandwich each month for the next six months. Read More

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From a press release:

“New Kitchens On The Block returns to Mess Hall on Sunday, April 7, 2019. The fifth edition of the renowned culinary event series offers a onetime-only opportunity to taste of 11 of DC’s most hyped new restaurants by the city’s buzziest, award-winningest chefs – before they open. Guests have the chance to savor signature dishes and drinks from each concept, while enjoying unlimited beer from 3 Stars Brewing Company.

The participants are: Read More

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From Mess Hall:

“Mess Hall (703 Edgewood Street, NE) – Washington DC’s premiere food incubator based in Edgewood, is pleased to present “Ramen World 5.”

Once a year, Mess Hall opens its event space AND its private kitchens to host DC’s favorite Asian food concepts. The uniquely designed space enables attendees to go behind the scenes and enjoy dishes that are prepared hot and fresh in front of them, as ramen should be served.

This Year’s ALL NEW #Ramen Lineup: Read More

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