Washington, DC

by Prince Of Petworth August 26, 2019 at 11:15 am 0

1805 18th Street, NW @dannyleedc

Mandu suffered a devastating fire back in July 2017 and in the words of co-owner Chef Danny Lee:

“No words can describe how good it feels to have guests back in our house on 18th St.”

Mandu was a neighborhood gem and one of the truly great spots in town where you knew you were going to have a awesome meal in a chill atmosphere every single time. Fortunately, Anju is fixing to pick right up where Mandu left off. If not even more so. I took an early taste last night and haven’t stopped smiling since. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 22, 2019 at 10:22 pm 0

1805 18th Street, NW

Last week I mentioned that the original Mandu space gutted by fire nears reopening as Anju, Korean Restaurant and Pub. The liquor license placard is calling for longer hours Sunday through Thursday 11:30am – 1:00am, Friday and Saturday 11:30am – 2am. Which is good. But still looks like a bit of a ways to go before opening: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 30, 2014 at 4:45 pm 1 Comment

453 K Street, NW – next door to the planned ‘another ray’s joint still coming?

From a press release:

“Danny Lee, Chef and Co-owner of Mandu, and Chef Jonah Kim are excited to announce the summer line-up of guest chefs participating in Anju, the restaurant’s monthly late-night pop up specializing in Korean-inspired bar snacks. With the exception of July, Anju will be held on the first Friday of every month at Mandu’s K St. location from 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. No reservations are required and seats will be available first-come first-serve at the restaurant’s bar and first floor dining room.

Next month, Chef Kyle Bailey of Neighborhood Restaurant Group and acclaimed Pastry Chef Tiffany MacIsaac will bring their plays on Korean bar snacks to Anju guests. August will see Katsuya Fukushima, Executive Chef and Co-owner of Daikaya, collaborate with Chefs Lee and Kim, and in September, Chef and Co-owner of Water & Wall and Maple Ave Restaurant, Tim Ma, will take the reins and showcase his bar snack spins to attending guests.

“It was always Jonah’s and my intention to collaborate with chefs we personally admire and respect for these pop ups,” says Lee. “I can’t wait to see what they’ve got in mind and how they play with Korean ingredients.”

Anju menus will be split into smaller and entrée-sized portions and will include an extensive selection of meat, seafood, vegetable and noodle snacks. Plates will be priced at $6 per person or $15 for a choice of three. Entrees will be $15 each. Prices exclude beverages, tax and gratuity. The complete list of chefs and Anju dates is listed below.


by Prince Of Petworth September 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm 0

Kwame Onwuachi courtesy Kith/Kin

From a press release:

“Honoring the essence and heritage of West Africa’s unique and diverse culture and cuisine, Kith/Kin at the InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf (801 Wharf St SW) will be transformed into a vibrant night market on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 from 8PM to midnight in celebration of the award-winning Afro-Caribbean restaurant’s 2-year anniversary. The interactive and enlightening evening will be accentuated with stunning waterfront views of the Potomac River on The Wharf, delicious food, eclectic sounds featuring live music entertainment from DJ Chardabat ranging from Afrobeats and Highlife to Afro-Soul, all intertwined with live dancing and sounds from traditional Djembe & Talking Drums. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 8, 2016 at 4:15 pm 0


From an email:

Come help Old City CrossFit on HSt NE DC with it’s 1st ever AMSAP Challenge this Veteran’s Day, Nov 11th at 10:30 am! “What’s an AMSAP?” Great question! It means “As Many Sandwiches As Possible.” And we’ll be making these sandwiches in support of the Central Union Mission in DC.

Central Union Mission is a homeless shelter that provides services to people in need, including delicious meals. That’s where Old City and the AMSAP Challenge comes in. Old City is hosting an event on Veteran’s Day (Friday, Nov 11th) from 10:30 – 12. We have a goal of making 200 sandwiches (or more!?), and we need you to help us reach that goal!

There are two ways you can help:

1) Volunteer to provide supplies. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2dZUD24

2) Volunteer your time! Just show up at the gym on Nov 11th at 10:30 and get ready to get your sandwich on!

You can find more information and sign up to volunteer for the event here:


Please take a look at the Facebook event page and help out where you can. We really appreciate and support you might be able to offer!”

Thanks much,


Owner, Old City CrossFit”

by Prince Of Petworth December 30, 2014 at 11:40 am 0

2431 18th Street, NW

From BUL:

“BUL, meaning “fire” in Korean, is Washington DC’s first pojangmacha. Located in the heart of Adams Morgan, BUL serves Asian comfort foods reminiscent of the streets of Korea. Specializing in fire-grilled skewers and traditional favorites like Busan Odeng Tang (BUL’s Hangover Soup), the menu also includes innovative signature dishes like K-Pork Fried Rice, in which savory premium Berkshire pork belly chashu is paired with tangy roasted kimchi made by real Korean grandmothers (our own).

BUL’s décor and interior design reflect the delicate balance of the Far East: the tranquility of its verdant landscapes and the bustling creativity of its urban centers. In this open atmosphere, we gather to share our stories and consume our blessings around a fire… We are BUL.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday – Thursday: 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Friday: 4:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

BUL’s menu features dishes in the style of the Korean pojangmacha. Pojangmacha, which literally translates to “covered wagon” in Korean, typically refers to tented restaurants on wheels or stalls selling a variety of popular street foods paired with alcohol. BUL’s colorful and diverse menu items pay homage to the best of our fond and shared childhood memories. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 29, 2014 at 5:00 pm 1 Comment


From a press release:

“DC will host a talk and workshop investigating how local invasive species can be turned into useful materials and tools. Beginning at noon on 2/15, artist and writer Patterson Clark will make a presentation at SCRAP (3101 12th Street NE), discussing techniques he has developed and refined for creating paper, inks, brushes, and even wood printing blocks.

Following a question & answer period, we’ll help attendees get over to Bostwick House in Bladensburg, MD. Our partners from the Anacostia Watershed Society will direct us in an “invasive pull” — a volunteer event they hold semi-regularly in order to clear these harmful plants and make more room for natives. We expect to be cleaned up by 4:30pm.

At noon on Sunday, 2/16, back at SCRAP DC HQ, Artistic Director Karen Klein will lead a hands-on session, letting you get creative with materials gathered the day before! We’ll definitely try some of Patterson’s techniques for cooking up some inks, but you’ll also have the opportunity to experiment a bit and learn for yourself how these plants might be repurposed.

Admission for the SCRAP-run portions (presentation & workshop) does require a ticket, available for sale — together or separately — at this link. Working with the Anacostia Watershed Society costs nothing but has its own registration form to fill out.

SCRAP DC is on the corner of 12th and Irving Street NE.  Affordable office and arts materials are waiting to be discovered during open hours Wednesday through Friday Noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm 11 Comments

1817 Columbia Rd, NW

Last week we learned Taan noodle shop was coming to 1817 Columbia Rd, NW in Adams Morgan. You can now see their menu online (h/t @jsidman) from Taan:


Fried Green Tomato, Uni Hollandaise, Dashi bacon 7
Kushiyaki, Sake Cured Thigh, Meatball, Negi 7
Bao, Pork Belly, Duck Liver, Pickles, Cilantro 7
Sweet Corn Kakiage, Yuzu, Shiso 5
Tamago, Uni, Shrimp Sauce, Butter Lettuce 10
Duck Breast, Dashi Risotto, Pickles, Shallot 9
Mackerel, Daikon, Habanero, Yuzu, Shoyu 8


TAAN Triple Stock Ramen 12
Pork belly, pickled cucumbers, charred corn,
scallions, woodear, greens, hanjuku tamago

TAAN Shoyu Duck Ramen 14
Duck confit, pickled cucumbers, 24hr tomato,
scallions, greens, crispy shallots, hanjuku tamago

TAAN Vegetarian Ramen 12
Cream corn soup, 24hr tomato, charred corn,
purple potato, togarashi, basil, tonkotsu noodle

TAAN Maze-Men 15
Pork belly, duck confit, chicken confit, pickled
cucumber, charred corn, scallions, chilis,
sesame seeds, greens, egg yolk, nori

Sound good?


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