Washington, DC

by Prince Of Petworth August 8, 2019 at 12:45 pm 0


438 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Check out the Opening Dinner Menu (PDF)

From a press release:

“An advertiser, a lawyer and an architect walk into a bar…

It might sound like the start of a joke, but it was actually the start of a successful DC pub. About ten years ago, Brittany Ryan (the advertiser), Matt Murphy (the lawyer), and Nick Bernel (the architect) were moonlighting from their day jobs at a Georgetown bar when their passion for the business led them to opening their first restaurant. The trio brought in Jeremy Gifford, another veteran of the same Georgetown bar fresh off of opening DC Reynolds in Petworth, as an advisor, and together they opened The Pub & The People, at the crossroads of Bloomingdale and Eckington on North Capitol Street.

The Pub, as regulars call it, was an immediate success, and has won either “Best New Bar,” “Best Neighborhood Bar,” or “Best Bar” from the Washington City Paper every year since opening in 2015. Now, that quartet is taking their winning formula across town to open Present Company Public House this weekend.

Present Company occupies an 1855 firehouse that was the oldest operating fire station in the District when it was decommissioned in 1974. The space has been redesigned with care and sensitivity to its history, adding modern touches while exposing the bones of the 19th century firehouse. Located at 438 Massachusetts Ave. NW, it straddles the line between Chinatown and Mount Vernon Square, and is just a few blocks from NoMa.

The kitchen will be headed by Executive Chef Lincoln Fuge, a Certified Sommelier originally from Nashville, who was most recently head chef at DC’s recently closed and much-loved 701. He brings with him extensive experience in upscale restaurants on both coasts — from Boston to Los Angeles — with names like Nobu and Todd English on his CV. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 7, 2019 at 10:10 am 0


5th and K Street, NW

Thanks to Sherri for sending these new signs up under the Cloakroom in Mt Vernon Square. Thanks also to Matt for sending: “Looks like Richard Sandoval is opening a new place on 5th and K NW, below the Cloakroom. Coming soon.”

I believe it’s either going to be called Tequilaria or Wood burning kitchen :) Updates as they get closer to opening.

by Prince Of Petworth June 25, 2019 at 3:30 pm 0


1055 5th Street, NW

Thanks to Michael for sending word that CitySwing had opened in the former Ace Hardware space.

Their website says:

“CitySwing is an immersive pop up golf experience in the heart of the city. We believe golf should be convenient and accessible to everyone. Our space was created for a wide range of golfers – from those addicted to the game to those that have never imagined themselves participating. Think of us as an alternative to outdoor golf when time, weather or proximity prohibit traditional play and as an inclusive and non-intimidating place to practice, or simply get introduced to the game. We are passionate about 3 things: (more…)

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


coming to 440 K Street, NW

Thanks to Michael for passing on a bit more info on Toscana Market from the building Lydian and Lyric:

“TOSCANA MARKET
Italian market and restaurant prossimamente
(coming soon)

The cucina (kitchen) is the heart of every Italian home. This one will be the heart of the neighborhood. Toscana Market, by Daniele Catalani of the popular Al Volo restaurants, is an authentic Italian market and restaurant offering culinary classes, gourmet foods, and much more. Coming soon.”

by Prince Of Petworth May 9, 2019 at 10:15 am 0


504 K Street, NW

Thanks to Lily for sending:

“The ANC 6E agenda notes that a new 7-11 wants to have an unenclosed sidewalk cafe — coming to the southwest corner of 5th and K. I think that’s two storefronts down from Capital City Wine on the corner, which recently closed.”

First a Holiday Inn Express and now this – let the good times roll!! I kid because I love 7-Eleven and their delicious donuts. Oh yes I do.

by Prince Of Petworth February 8, 2019 at 3:30 pm 0


425 I Street, NW

Alba Osteria opened at the end of 2013. A trailblazer for the area. But I’m now hearing that they will be changing their concept to tacos. The tipster is one of the tipsters who accurately told us about Sixth Engine’s closure. I therefore give this an accuracy rating of 88%. Updates when/if we learn more.

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