From a press release:
“As plant-centric Oyster Oyster prepared to finally open its doors after years in the making, COVID-19 hit and the restaurant brainstormed ways to take care of staff it had already hired, and cover bills so it could hopefully, eventually open once this world pandemic was over. Enter: Scrappy’s Bagel Bar – a temporary weekend pop-up from Chef Rob Rubba, featuring homemade bagels and schmears, plus at-home mimosa kits served out of its sister restaurant Estadio. Scrappy’s Bagel Bar will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 11am until the bagels run out.
There were many factors that inspired the pop-up and helped it all come together: Rubba’s first job was baking bagels and making bagel sandwiches at a Manhattan Bagel shop in southern Jersey, he started his culinary career in pastry and often makes bagels at home for his family, and Estadio has fantastic bread ovens (which has allowed them to bake all breads in-house) at their disposal. Read More
inside 777 I Street, NW courtesy Taco Bamba
Thanks to Caitlin for passing on the sad news:
“Friends and Loyal Guests,
Like so many other D.C. restaurants, the time has come for us to shutter operations at the Chinatown location of Taco Bamba and Poca Madre at the close of business on Friday, March 27. Read More
3513 14th Street, NW
I was hoping to order delivery from Pho Viet (on 14th street). They don’t do delivery themselves. A few years back I was able to order through Postmates but can’t find them on there anymore. Usually I order and pick up but I’m too far to walk and will not be taking public transport/ride shares/etc. Read More
11th and Florida Ave, NW
Thanks to Krishna for sending. The “hopefully” is the gut punch.
“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will offer a temporary permit for Restaurant Pick Up Drop-Off (PUDO) Zones to allow residents and commercial drivers easy access to restaurants and eateries that are still offering delivery or carry out service during Mayor Bowser’s declared public health emergency. Read More
screenshot of the new randomizer site
I’d also be curious to know how you ordered? Calling the restaurant directly? Using an app? If app which one? Did you do take out or delivery?
4610 14th Street, NW between Buchanan and Crittenden
Thanks to Molly for sending: “Blessing from the from the Taco Gods in these dark days!!
Just walked by, Pico Taco is closed to dining in obviously but they are taking to go orders…”
From Daniel: “Number nine in Logan Circle posted photos of all of their bartenders with their Venmo accounts”
Thanks to Maggie for sending:
“I saw your article on the DC Virtual Tip Jar, and have been looking for something like this all week! My partner and I paired the spreadsheet with a randomizer, so that anytime we grab a drink from the fridge (or a meal) we can tip a restaurant worker at random.
I wanted to share with you, although there’s no css/styling yet as I’m not a developer. Works great though!”