Washington, DC

by Prince Of Petworth February 24, 2020 at 10:15 am 0

courtesy Neighborhood Restaurant Group

From an email:

“Slice Joint is a joint venture between Neighborhood Restaurant Group (The Roost 1401 Pennsylvania Ave, SE) and Rachael Marie, formerly of Roberta’s. The first Slice Joint location opened at The Market Line food hall on the Lower East Side in November 2019 (the same food hall where NRG’s craft beer bar The Grand Delancey sits). Slice Joint’s menu features a tight selection of approachable, New York and Grandma-style pizzas (whole & by-the-slice) that rely on only fresh, seasonal and high-quality ingredients – including Rachae’s house cheese blend. Slice Joint’s DC location will mirror the current offerings, with some seasonal updates. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 13, 2019 at 11:05 am 0

Photo by Stacey Windsor

From an email:

“Brother-and-sister owners Ken and Aki Ballogdajan will open their new concept AKO by KENAKI at The Roost early 2020. Chef Ken and his sister Aki opened their first restaurant, KENAKI Sushi Counter, in Gaithersburg last year. While Ken touts a 25-year career in the industry (which includes time spent at Raku, VOLT, and with Chef Ryan Trevino in San Juan, PR), his sister Aki left her career in software in 2018 to open KENAKI as its GM. Though this will be the second concept for the Ballogdajans, the siblings are third-generation restaurant owners and got their start in the industry as teens. Their sushi counter at The Roost is named for their late mother, Ako (her nickname). (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 19, 2019 at 9:15 am 0

Nazia Khan, courtesy Cameo

From an email:

“The coffee shop at The Roost (1401 Pennsylvania Ave, SE), opening early 2020, will be called Cameo. Nazia Khan – formerly of The Wydown – has been tapped by Neighborhood Restaurant Group to come on board in a newly created role, Director of Coffee and Counter Service. Nazia will lead the charge on the development of Cameo, while also working closely with Greg Engert and Michael Babin to elevate the coffee programs across all NRG properties. Cameo will remain open all-day, while business like Hi/Fi Taco, Shelter, and Red Apron will be open at night to start. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 27, 2019 at 10:15 am 0

1401 Pennsylvania Ave, SE. Photo by Harrison O’Neill

Harrison writes:

“Signs now up for The Roost and Show of Hands at the Blackbird construction site!”

Washington CityPaper reported:

“Nick Farrell will lead the first bar to take shape in the 12,500-square-foot space, Show of Hands. You’ve tasted his cocktails at Iron Gate and Hazel.

Within The Roost, NRG will compliment Show of Hands with a beer bar from Greg Engert, plus a host of eateries.”


by Prince Of Petworth March 11, 2019 at 10:15 am 0

415 8th Street, SE

Thanks to all who messaged over the weekend. Eatbar announced Friday night:

“It is with great sadness that we share this news: EatBar’s last day of service will be Friday, March 15th. EatBar holds a special place in our hearts (so nice we did it twice!) as it does for so many of you. We hope you will visit us over the next week to say goodbye It has been a pleasure to serve in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Fear not, we have more in store for Red Apron Butcher & Capitol Hill. You’ll be seeing our friendly faces at our other NRG spots in the interim so pls say hi!” (more…)

by PoP Sponsor February 7, 2020 at 1:15 pm 0

Located at the corner of 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast, Blackbird will offer 167 trendy apartment residences with a variety of floorplan options from studio, one, two and three-bedroom layouts.

Residents will enjoy living in an amenity-rich Class-A building with concierge services, resident pool, fitness center and rooftop club room with sweeping city views of the Capitol and beyond.

On the ground level, the Neighborhood Restaurant Group will host The Roost, a dynamic culinary clubhouse with several food and beverage concepts designed for every palate.

The building is located just a block from Harris Teeter, Potomac Avenue Metro and a short walk from the restaurants and shops of Barracks Row and Eastern Market.

Leasing starting soon, learn more here. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

by Prince Of Petworth September 26, 2019 at 3:25 pm 0

1401 Pennsylvania Ave, SE courtesy NRG

From the Neighborhood Restaurant Group:

“I wanted to let you know we’ve partnered with Matt Adler to develop the 65-seat stand-alone restaurant that will open adjacent to The Roost. Caruso’s Grocery will be modeled after the classic, Italian-American “red sauce” joint; it’s very important to Matt and us as a team to not reinvent the wheel with this concept, but instead to focus on making the best possible versions of classic Italian-American dishes. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 13, 2019 at 10:15 am 0

1401 Pennsylvania Ave, SE. Photo by Harrison O’Neill

From the Neighborhood Restaurant Group:

“Shelter will be one of two bars in the 12,500 SF space (the other, of course, being Show of Hands). It will have many of the key design elements that one would expect from a Greg Engert beer bar: a large number of taps (50 to be exact), a temperature-controlled system, rigorous line cleaning, and extensive glassware – all important elements that ensure the beers we’re serving taste exactly as they would if the guest were to enjoy them at the brewery from which they came. With near frenetic-rotation, Greg plans to pour close to 1,000 different beers annually on draft. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 30, 2019 at 4:15 pm 0

From an email:

“We are a local Morris dance team who have been performing in the DC area since 1977. Every year we and the Rock Creek Morris Women join with thousands of people all over the world who perform Morris Dancing at dawn on May First. We are also joined by Sligo Creek Sword, who won the North American Rapper Dance competition last year. This year we will dance at dawn (starting at 6:00 am) at the Takoma Park Gazebo and in NoMa and at Union Market later in the day. (more…)


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