courtesy Jackie Lee’s
I took a sneak peek of the new Jackie Lee’s at 116 Kennedy Street, NW and it’s time to get excited. Given the space and the people involved I feel like this has the potential become the Red Derby/Wonderland for the neighborhood. This is a very good thing. Stay tuned and in the meantime they are hiring servers and cooks. Those interested can email resume to [email protected]
Calle Cinco is adjacent to Alta Strada at 465 K Street, NW
From an email:
“Calle Cinco, the Spanish tapas pop-up from Chef Michael Schlow and team, will continue for the foreseeable future. Thanks to an overwhelmingly positive response from patrons and support from the Mt. Vernon Triangle neighborhood, Schlow, Chef George Rodrigues and the rest of the team have decided to extend the tapas concept.
As such, the team has debuted a new happy hour menu, available every day of the week from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. featuring $5 drinks, and an assortment of cured meats, cheeses and tapas priced at $7 and under. Highlights from the menu include two kinds of “bikini sandwiches,” Serrano ham and Manchego or mushroom, Mahon and truffle, a play on a grilled cheese that’s popular in Barcelona; as well as tortilla espanola, papas bravas and pan con tomate. (more…)
Free falafel at Naf Naf Grill of course. Thanks to Britnie for sending:
“Line around the corner, but moving quickly if this is of interest to anyone. It’s free until 3. 19th and K.”
Dukem, the Ethiopian restaurant, has been building lately but I am not sure what.
A month ago they had a pallet of 2x4s delivered to the roof. They were more for framing than a roof. Then there were plywood walls put up behind Apple Lounge, a hooka bar they own on the second floor next door. That all stopped when a orange DC Stop Order sign was put on the door.
A week or two later, the Stop Order was taken down and I spotted more workers on the roof over the weekend. They seems to be putting building wrap on the plywood to create a rooftop room adjacent to Apple Lounge. Then another Stop Order was put up on the front door. Now the Stop Order is still there but a building permit for a new roof was added above it. Work seems to have stopped.
What were they trying to put up? A new roof? a roofdeck? Does anyone know what they intend to do?”
12th and U St, NW
Himitsu. 828 Upshur Street, NW. Not a recipient but really quite delicious.
“Michelin today released the newest edition of the MICHELIN Guide Washington, D.C. 2018, and adds two more star selections to the nation’s capital.
Michelin inspectors, who have been dining anonymously around Washington, D.C., for the last two years, have recognized Komi and Metier for the first time. Both restaurants were of great interest to the inspection team in the inaugural edition of the Guide last year.”
EXCELLENT CUISINE, WORTH A DETOUR
Inn at Little Washington (The)
Pineapple and Pearls
ONE STAR (more…)
This is the former El Salvadoran consulate. On the Glover Park listserv, suffice it say, the people are not pleased. Well, many of them. If I could add one point of positivity, if indeed positivity is a word because I’m getting that whack red line underneath it when I type, I digress, the butter dipping sauce really is quite tasty.
2332 Wisconsin Ave, NW
1738 14th Street, NW at S Street
Anyone know what show?
Chicken + Whiskey only opened up back in June. Must’ve made a good impression on someone with pull. What’s the early word? Worth a Travel Channel show?
815 7th Street, NW
The placard posted by Kofuku says:
“A Retailer “C” Restaurant serving Japanese/Asian cuisine that includes hibachi, sushi, sashimi ramen and udon noodles. Total Occupancy Load of 56, with seating for 40.”
They opened up back in April. Anyone take a taste? What’s the early word?