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by Prince Of Petworth January 19, 2019 at 12:30 pm 0

Thanks to Susan and ANC Commissioner 3F06 Monika Nemeth for passing on the news:

“I went to visit Jake’s (5018 Connecticut Ave.) this evening as they are in my SMD and was shocked to learn that they are closing permanently on Sunday. Apparently lease negotiations fell apart. They will be sorely missed.”

Jake’s American Grille opened here in February 2011. Before Jake’s this space was home to Uptown Cathay. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.

5018 Connecticut Ave, NW photo by Monika Nemeth

by Prince Of Petworth January 18, 2019 at 3:25 pm 0

1515 Rhode Island Ave, NW

From Siren:

“To our great and extended Siren family:

Just a brief and bittersweet note to let you know that Siren by Robert Wiedmaier will be ending service in its present location, the Darcy Hotel, on February 19th.

This is not an end; we want you to know that we will be re-opening the restaurant at another location in the city. We look forward to making that announcement sometime in the Spring. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 18, 2019 at 10:15 am 0

624 E Street, NW

On the heels of Matchbox taking over the old Hen Quarter space on the other side of E Street comes some more good lunching news for Penn Quarter – I hear that “There’s a Sweetgreen going into the old Taylor Gourmet spot at 624 E St NW. Coming this May.” I give this a 73% 93% accuracy rating. [Update: Douglass Development just like a tweet about this, so I’m taking that as a very good sign.] Fingers crossed and stay tuned!!


by Prince Of Petworth January 18, 2019 at 9:25 am 0

2420 14th Street, NW

From Faith Holmes:

“As a member of your community, I wanted to share a little of our story as I close the doors of the café… We here at Love ‘n Faith Community Café have been proud to be a member of your community but I am sad to say, we must now close our doors!

January 21st, 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Day will be our final day. We hope you will join us for our annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration and last hurrah!

What: A Celebration of King Day
When: Monday, January 21st 7pm to 9pm
Where: Love ‘n Faith Community Café, 2424 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20009

In 2014 we opened Love ‘n Faith Café in the heart of our Nation’s capital on 14th Street NW. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 17, 2019 at 10:22 pm 0

2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Some progress at the Duke’s Grocery coming to the old Kinkead’s space in Foggy Bottom. The liquor license placard says:

“A new class C Restaurant. Seating Capacity of 120 inside. Total Occupancy Load of 140. Sidewalk Café with 24 seats. The license will include an Entertainment Endorsement to provide live entertainment indoors only.”

Updates as they get closer to opening.

Here’s a bonus old matchbox from Kinkead’s: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 17, 2019 at 12:35 pm 0

15th and L Street, NW

Ed. Note: RIP Acadiana.

From a press release:

“For decades, the Washington Post building at 15th and L Streets in downtown Washington, DC was the beating heart of a city chock-full of significant addresses. Carr Properties has reignited this location with the construction of Midtown Center, an architectural focal point – notable in location, design, and offerings. Joining this roster of sought-after restaurateurs and high-demand retailers is Dauphine’s: a new restaurant inspired by the culinary culture of New Orleans. The space will be brought to life by the Long Shot Hospitality group [Long Shot], and will feature the tasteful and approachable cuisine of co-proprietor executive chef Kyle Bailey, who is known for his successful coastal approach at The Salt Line in DC’s Navy Yard. For authenticity and flair in its beverage program, Dauphine’s is partnering with the acclaimed New Orleans based cocktail experts of behind Cure Co., a collection of renowned bars and restaurants in New Orleans including Cane & Table and Cure, the latter of which was named the winner of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Bar Program. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 17, 2019 at 11:35 am 0

1124 9th Street, NW

From Mapbox:

Thursday, Jan 17th 5:30pm – 8:30pm

This shutdown is a disgrace. To show our love and solidarity with the communities affected we want to do what we’ve always done in the face of adversity: get together with the people we love, and throw a little party.

Join the Mapbox team at Baby Wale and show some Gov ❤️ Love. We’ll kick off with drinks and food (on us) at 5:30pm. This event is free to all attendees. See you there!

From Chopt Creative Salad Co (sorry I missed last night):

“Wednesday, Jan 16 through Friday, Jan 18, Chopt will be supporting DC Federal Workers by serving a Warm Bowl to any federal worker from 6-8pm at all DC Metro locations – free of charge with a federal government ID.”


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