601 F Street, NW
Thanks to Bob for sending from NBC Sports:
“While The Greene Turtle will close April 9, the Shell Raiser Lounge will re-open in its place for all Wizards and Capitals postseason games.”
The Washington Business Journal asks: “Monumental buys out Greene Turtle’s lease. Could sports betting be far behind?”
So many emotions. I waver from indifference to not giving a tinker’s damn. Let’s flashback to 2009 when we judged the Greene Turtle when there were far fewer options in the neighborhood. A sampling: (more…)
1639 R Street, NW
There had been a lot of chatter on social media but now Cobalt confirms their closure on 17th Street:
“It’s no secret that the building that housed Cobalt (1639 R St NW) and the adjacent property recently sold.
With the combination of the sale of the buildings, the start of demolition, costly infrastructure repairs and upgrades that we would need to shoulder to remain open for the short remainder of our lease (without an opportunity to extend the lease) along with a slow decline in sales we decided it was the right time to close the business to focus on our other businesses and some personal family needs. (more…)
1648 North Capitol St, NW at R Street courtesy Pub and the People
From an email:
“The Pub & The People (Corner of N Capitol St & R St NW) has started doing free, live, local music!
We’ve been working with the badass Ben Tufts (a DC musician that has been involved for decades in the local music scene) and 7DrumCity to put together really great one/two person acts here at The Pub. We even learned how to do sound engineering, so we can make it sound really really nice.
Here is the schedule for the this month – we will be doing it every Sunday and Tuesday from 6-8pm: (more…)
1239 9th Street, NW
From a press release:
“Tin Shop – a creative bar and restaurant development group founded by Geoff Dawson and Peter Bayne – announces the opening of TallBoy on March 7, 2019. Located at 1239 9th Street Northwest, the Shaw neighborhood establishment specializes in grilled cheese sandwiches, wings, and tallboy [16 oz.] beers.
TallBoy menu items are designed to satisfy hungry daytime and late-night patrons with comforting, approachable fare and drinks at an affordable price point. The legacy of the now shuttered but beloved pastrami shop, Smoked and Stacked, will live on through the Smoked & Stacked grilled cheese, with swiss cheese, pastrami, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing. (more…)
1341 H Street, NE from Flannery Horwich
Thanks to Flannery for sending:
“Changes underway on H Street with the signage for Bullfrog Bar from Bullfrog Bagels.”
Star & Shamrock closed February 19th after 10 years on H Street. Updates as Bullfrog Bar gets closer to opening.
Joining Duffy’s are:
3333 Georgia Ave NW
10 AM – 1 PM
We’re gonna watch it anyway so we’re opening the bar up!!
Both of our 100″ screens and all our TVs inside and outside by the fire pits will be fired up so grab your breakfast from Call Your Mother, Heat Da Spot or bring your own, sign into our Wifi and come watch Cohen spill all the beans!”
courtesy Logan Tavern
“Logan Tavern, located at 1423 P Street NW in Logan Circle, will open early for the Cohen hearing at 10am. In the restaurant’s Red Room, they’ll screen the hearing on their full wall projector and have brunch and drink specials including Devil’s In The Details, made of Four Roses coffee-infused bourbon, pumpkin spice, and cream served hot or iced; Last Supper, Glenlivet 12 Yr on the rocks plus Chicken and Waffles and a Mushroom Omelet.” (more…)
1016 H Street, NE
“Please join us for our Cohen Hearing [Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer and more] Watch Party at Duffy’s Irish Pub.
We will have Duffy’s Signature Bloody Mary(s) ready for you on Wed Feb 27th at 10am
We will be open early and have a brunch menu items including our Irish Breakfast Burritos.
We will have 8 large flat screen tvs with stadium surround sound tuned in to the Cohen Show.
Come try our new “Flipper Cocktail” only available for this event.
We look forward to hosting you for this epic event!”
From a press release:
“Drink Company’s third annual Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Bar (PUB) will open Thursday, February 28 with over-the-top décor inspired by the Fontaine de L’Encelade at the Palace de Versailles in France. The French fairytale garden will feature wooden trellises covered in abundant flowers including peonies, roses, and Japanese cherry blossoms.
Cocktails at Cherry Blossom PUB draw inspiration from Japanese ingredients, including the Honeydew, Honey See (above), which explores the flavors of rice using sake, Americano vermouth, shio koji (spent fermented sake grains made into a tea, then a syrup), cucumber, honeydew, and absinthe; and the Once and Floral (below), a riff on a gin sour made with Bluecoat Gin, peach, matcha, lemon, orange flower water, and egg white.
The layered, multi-room concept will also feature a ramen room in partnership with Hiro Mitsui, the chef behind the cult-favorite Union Market food stall Ramen by UZU. (more…)