by Prince Of Petworth June 19, 2019 at 10:15 am 0

Courtesy Bombay Street Food 2

From a press release:

“Following the success of the flagship Bombay Street Food in Columbia Heights, restaurateur Asad Sheikh will bring India’s bright and vibrant flavors to his next location, opening its doors on June 21st.

After opening award winning restaurants in Northern Virginia (Curry Mantra, London Curry House and 1947), owner Asad Sheikh continues to focus all of his attention on bringing his long time dream of the Bombay-based street food concept to reality with the new location. The new outpost of Bombay Street Food 2 will be located at 524 8th St SE, in the former Garrison space on Capitol Hill. The decor reflects the city of Bombay and its culture, with 75 seats, including an extensive patio. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 18, 2019 at 10:22 pm 0

2701 12th Street, NE

From a press release:

Calabash Tea & Tonic, Washington’s award-winning teahouse, opens its long-awaited second location in the Brookland neighborhood this Wednesday. The shop is located at 2701 12th Street NE and will have a large outdoor patio curated with medicinal plants and culinary herbs. Calabash Brookland officially opens Wednesday, June 19 from 11am-7pm.

Photo courtesy Calabash

The 900-square foot corner building is slightly larger than the original Calabash and features large bay-windows and a stunning “Mid-century meets Marakesh” design courtesy of A Muse Creative & Design. Glittery jewel-toned walls are accented by Egyptian pendant lamps and a live-edge wood bar, while seating and other accents, like custom ottomans and pillows from Turkey, are as flavorful and intricately designed as Calabash’s tea menu. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 18, 2019 at 1:05 pm 0

Photo by DJ Winterman from “right in front of the Anthem”

Takes me back to the epic $16 burger debates of ’07.

DJ Winterman tags us from the Wharf and notes:

“The wharf renovation project is exactly what people are talking about when Gentrification is brought up… There is really no good reason why a hot dog should ever cost $8 and why an outdoor food stand shouldn’t also accept cash. There is really no good reason why a hot dog should ever cost $8 and why an outdoor food stand shouldn’t also accept cash.” (more…)

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

1 Dupont Circle, NW. via James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant and Bar

From a press release:

“Mission Group owners Fritz Brogan and Reed Landry have announced the acquisition of James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant & Bar located at 1 Dupont Circle buying the business from veteran restaurateur Patrick Whelan, who is retiring, and who will close the restaurant in mid-July. Over the next five months, the Mission Group will perform a multi-million dollar renovation and re-open in late 2019 as The Admiral paying tribute to Admiral Samuel Francis DuPont for whom the circle is named.

The 8,500 square-foot space will feature three bars, 14 draft lines and 15 big screen televisions. The 3,000 square-foot outdoor patio, one of the largest in Washington DC, will provide separate dining, lounge and event spaces. (more…)

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

5534 Connecticut Ave, NW

This is the old Arucola space.

“Capital Crab brings steaming hot crabs directly to you so you enjoy the greatest Chesapeake Bay traditions at home with family and friends all year round.”

Check out the curbside menu here.

I spoke to a guy out front who said they should be opening for sit down inside in the next week or two. Stay tuned. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 17, 2019 at 11:15 am 0

From an email:

“My project partner Sara Abdel-Rahim and I have organized a non-profit dinner series named Tables Without Borders to support refugee and asylum-seeking chefs in the DC area. On each night of World Refugee Week (June 17-22), a popular DC restaurant (A Rake’s Progress, Espita, Little Sesame, Maydan, and Himitsu) will welcome an emerging refugee or asylum-seeking chef into the kitchen and offer a unique menu combining the restaurant and chef’s signature flavors. A portion of all proceeds will benefit HIAS, a leader in refugee resettlement and advocacy.”

Overview (PDF)


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