Washington, DC

by Prince Of Petworth July 1, 2019 at 11:15 am 0

750 E Street, NW (back in February)

From a press release:

“Today, Matchbox announces a July 3 opening for its newest location, a 4,360-square-foot space at 750 E Street NW in Washington, D.C. The homegrown chain recently closed its original Chinatown restaurant at 713 H Street NW to welcome the Penn Quarter arrival, which is located just three blocks away and boasts a 28-seat sidewalk patio in addition to 125 seats indoors. Fueled by its investment funding from Thompson Hospitality, Matchbox will continue brand-wide growth in the region with stores slated to open in Bethesda, Md. later this summer and in Reston, Va. in early 2020. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 27, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

I’ve been meaning to kick off this series but keep forgetting about it. God bless the week between Christmas and New Years which seems to move at a glacial pace. So for fellow D.C. restaurant/history nerds – have I got a treat for you! My in-laws rock and got me an amazing birthday gift a couple years ago – a mounted set up of all their old D.C. restaurant matchboxes (they moved to the area in the mid-60s and are avid restaurant goers.)

Obviously we must start this series with the legendary Duke Zeibert’s.

by Prince Of Petworth May 13, 2015 at 11:55 am 30 Comments

517 8th Street, SE

The sad news comes from Capitol Hill Corner:

“The owner of the building housing Barracks Row institution that is Las Placitas at 517 8th Street, SE, will not renew the restaurant’s lease when it expires in October, and Matchbox – located next door – will expand into the space.”

Fortunately for huge fans, and for 16th Street Heights residents, work is progressing on their 4724 14th Street, NW location:



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