2406 18th Street, NW
Last week I spoke about the resurgence of Ethiopian restaurants with word of Infusion coming to the former Chief Ike’s space. I didn’t realize the Quara that opened on H Street was the same Quara from Adams Morgan:
202 M Street, SE
Well happy Wednesday indeed!! In scuttlebutt from a tipster who has a 100% accuracy rating (please no jinx, knock wood, knock wood) – the best pizza in D.C. is opening another branch in Navy Yard. I hear the former Il Parco space will become none other than a Wiseguy Pizza. But that’s not all. Those who remember the Parco/Park Tavern space remember there is a nice bar space so expect some serious beer options. In addition to the pizza expect some gelato and coffee options as well. Updates when confirmation comes.
3404 Wisconsin Avenue, NW courtesy Silver
From a press release:
“Silver, an American brasserie in Bethesda and Cathedral Heights, has expanded its most popular menu to late night–brunch. Every Sunday, customers line up for Silver’s brunch. Now, they can experience brunch late at night as well from 9:30 p.m. to close. (more…)
1121 14th Street, NW
Thanks to Hannah for sending the good word on Arepa Zone‘s opening:
“Open now (and I’m here!). Apprently they had their soft opening yesterday and the line is almost out the door. Looks like they added some new things not offered on the food truck or at Union Market to the menu too.”
Menus and photos of the inside after the jump. (more…)
317 7th Street, SE
In much happier bagel(ish) news – thanks to Bry for sending – Bullfrog Bagels has added tea and pie!
Check out Awkpie’s menu here.
Cassava’s website says:
“We make great refreshments that you will feel good about drinking. Created with high-quality, organic, and locally sourced ingredients. Our boba teas and Vietnamese coffee are combined with a mixture of tapioca pearls and honey to add a sweet, filling texture, transforming these humble drinks into delightful treats. We’re so driven to create products that taste natural, unlike the typical powder-based drinks, that we take the time to understand and learn about our ingredients, which is how we found the word Cassava: the root which tapioca comes from.
Where can I get some? (more…)
A couple weeks ago a reader reported Bruegger’s Bagels would be closing possibly related to Caribou acquiring Bruegger’s back in August. Geo Nunez reported yesterday:
“As of noon, Sunday, 4 #DC #Alexandria @Brueggers closed their doors (#Arlington survived). Best wishes to staff with transition during holiday season. 🎄 Hope someone at corporate finds coal in their stocking.”
Bruegger’s D.C. locations were at 2334 Wisconsin Ave, NW; 2101 L Street, NW and 505 9th Street, NW.
2214 Rhode Island Avenue, NE
From the Brookland listserv:
Last night: December 22nd is the last day.
Nido opened back in June 2015.
“Sampling from some of the most memorable moments during the owner’s time spent abroad, Nido is a unique neighborhood bistro with eclectic Mediterranean cuisine. It is a light, airy, yet cozy space that provides “a place to sit down” to snack and imbibe with neighbors, friends, and family.”
Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.
Ed. Note: You’ll still be able to check out Mola in Mount Pleasant from the owners of Nido.
611 I Street, NW photo by John Robinson courtesy Karma Modern Indian
From a press release:
“Today, Karma Modern Indian announces that Executive Chef Ajay Kumar and Bar Director Dominik Lenikowski, Washington fixtures with international roots, A-list pedigrees and a passion for pushing the envelope, will helm the upscale new eatery opening later this month.
Owned by Sachin Mahajan and Ricky Singh, the Mount Vernon Triangle restaurant creatively reimagines classic Indian cuisine and flavors, using locally-sourced ingredients prepared with traditional and modern cooking methods. Karma Modern Indian’s menu of small and shareable plates puts an innovative, approachable twist on authentic South Asian cuisine. (more…)