500 8th Street, SE
The new liquor license placard for District Soul Food says:
“New Restaurant serving soul food. **Requesting an Entertainment Endorsement to provide live entertainment inside the premises only. Sidewalk Café with 40 seats. Total Occupancy Load is 199 with seating for 180.”
The GoFundMe page says:
“Sumah’s West African Restaurant is a long-standing, loving business establishment in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It has been a staple in the DC community for over 20 years.
On Wednesday, November 28th, 2018, a fire broke out and burned the restaurant down. It is by the grace of God that everyone got out alive and the firefighters were able to put out the blaze. While the physical establishment burned down, the love of Mr. and Mrs. Sumah, their family and friends, still stands.
This is a time where we as their community family should stand up, support them and help them rebuild! They share so much love and kindness to others that heals the soul through their food! It is rare to find people who genuinely love to help & bless others simply through their craft of food. (more…)
901 L Street, NW
From a press release:
“The Delegate, created and managed by Thompson Hospitality, has officially joined Shaw’s exciting restaurant scene just steps away from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and downtown DC’s bustling business district. The 200-seat restaurant offers a new American menu with a modern twist–featuring exceptional entrees, a Chef’s Table weekend brunch buffet, weekday happy hour and private dining space, with convenient valet parking and more.
Connected to the dual-branded Courtyard and Residence Inn Washington Downtown/Convention Center by Marriott on the corner of 9th and L St., the restaurant is open weekdays for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, allowing diners to experience unique appetizers like black sesame ahi tuna or fried green tomatoes with Firefly goat cheese and jalapeno fig jam, or delicious handhelds including a namesake Delegate Burger. Entrées highlight the best of land and sea like beef short ribs with sweet potato puree and green beans, and wild salmon with succotash and crispy lemon pepper chives that are bound to make guests’ mouths water. (more…)
It feels like we’ve been posting so many closures lately. I can’t tell if it’s more than usual since at blog school I was told there would be no math. So math I will not do. However, here’s a few that have closed, or will be closing soon, this year:
Taylor Gourmet, Yang’s Market, Beef n Bread, Ruta del Vino, Hank’s Cocktail Bar, Good Silver, Justin’s Cafe, CF Folks, Stanton and Greene, Graffiato, Pizza Autentica on L Street, Town Danceboutique, The Rhode Island Ave Popeyes, Tulips, a few Buredos, Toscana Cafe, Scion, Ming’s, Simit + Smith, White Apron, 100 Montaditos, Burger, Tap & Shake, Quarter + Glory, Rosario Italian, Brass Monkey, Spaghetti Garden, Roxanne Restaurant, Peyote Karaoke Cafe, Pasha’s Kitchen, Maxime, Old Glory BBQ, some Five Guys, some Pete’s a Pizza, Lincoln Park Kitchen and Wine Bar, Ping Pong Dim Sum, Loaf Coffee, French Quarter Brasserie, Bold Bite, Stonefish Grill, Tadich Grill, Jenkins BBQ, Capriotti’s, Soapstone Market, Acadiana, J. Paul’s Georgetown, Ventnor Sports Cafe, Honeygrow, (more…)
14th and U Street, NW
Thanks to Abram for passing on the scuttlebutt:
“Just got word from one of the employees that the Dunkin’ Donuts at 14th and U street NW will also close on December 29th! First Columbia Heights, now U street! It’s a 14th street Donut massacre! Oh well, I guess another one bites the dust.”
Dunkin Donuts opened at 14th and U Street back in October 2011. STAY TUNED.
via SEYLOU Bakery
“Due to unexpected circumstances we are canceling pizza night tonight. The good news is that we will have pizza night tomorrow instead, this Friday, December 7th from 6pm-8pm.”
“Thursday evening 6pm-8pm PiZzA NiGhTs at SEYLOU.
Serving whole grain freshly milled pizza, focaccia, salad, specialty non alcoholic drinks and desserts.
Every Thursday evening from 6-8pm. (more…)
Thanks to Nate for sending: “Saw some workers milling about this morning and they added a new mural! Wonder if it will be another restaurant haunted by the ghost of Shaw Bijou…”
“A restaurant that will serve Japanese-themed sushi. The licensee is requesting a Sidewalk Café with seating for 60 patrons. They are also requesting an Entertainment Endorsement to provide live entertainment indoors only. Interior seating for 99, with a Total Occupancy Load of 122.”
9th and Q Street, NW