Washington, DC


3118 Georgia Ave, NW via Doubles

After speaking about Aurora Market coming to Park View this morning, Cait was wondering what was up with Sonny’s and Doubles nearby on Georgia Ave?

From the owners:

“We’ve been taking a little winter break to give everyone a chance to rest, and to stay safe at home. We’re also doing some work to our Pizza Garden that will allow us to use it year round. Hoping to have Doubles back open in a couple weeks, and Sonny’s not long after that. Read More

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6833 4th Street, NW courtesy Old Takoma Business Association

From a press release:

Lost Sock Roasters, a small-batch specialty coffee roaster, is opening its first cafe at 6833 4th St NW, in the Takoma neighborhood of Washington, DC. The business is located in the recently renovated, historic Takoma Theater and shares the building with Children’s Hospital and soon, Turning Natural.

The Lost Sock Roasters team, headed by Nico Cabrera and Jeff Yerxa, have been roasting specialty coffee in Brightwood Park for the last 5 years with a focus on light to medium roasts and have been recognized nationally by Food and Wine as the Best Local Roaster and Best Drip Coffee in Washington, DC. The cafe will have a coffee for everyone – from those looking for an everyday cup to the aficionado looking to explore more exotic flavor profiles. The coffee program will include drip coffee, espresso drinks, an extensive pour over menu, cold brew, a rotating lineup of seasonal drinks, and retail bags to take home.

Lost Sock is also partnering with local bakeries to supply a mix of DC’s best pastries. Argentine-style fresh baked empanadas filled with chicken, beef, pulled pork, bec (bacon, egg and cheese) and pan de yuca (cheese bread made with yuca flour and gluten-free) will also be on the menu. Food options are expected to expand as the business settles in. Read More

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703 Kennedy Street, NW

Thanks to Frances for sending: “It’s the former Japanese Embassy chef’s new venture. I tried the sushi and it was delicious! They also serve paninis, smoothies, pastries, and Ethiopian coffee! A welcome addition to Kennedy St! I had lunch from there yesterday and the sushi was phenomenal!!!!”

From Roots and Blooms: “Welcome Mita cafe! We are partnering with Local caterer Mita cafe run by Chef Ionue – former Japanese embassy chef offering breakfast menu and freshly made sushi, hot drinks ethiopian coffee and pastries. They are open every day from 8-3pm. Our premade flower bouquets and plants will be available Friday – Sunday for purchase at the location.” Read More

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1829 14th Street, NW

Thanks to Noa and others for sending: “The Peet’s Coffee on 14th was closed all of the pandemic and I just walked by today and it no longer looks like they might re open. All the signs of Peet’s are gone and the windows have paper in them.”

Sadly we learned that they’d be permanently closing over the summer. This Peet’s Coffee opened here, in the former Vastu space, back in 2016.

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1916 I Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

A friend walked by Filter and he told me the espresso machine and most of the stuff inside was gone? Are they closing? moving? I know they have been closed since the beginning of the pandemic, with that part of town with very few workers, nothing would surprise me.”

I stopped by over the weekend and saw this sign on their door: Read More

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