Holy crow, MARVIN is gonna be 10?!?!?. Seems like just yesterday we were freaking out over a $15 burger. Stay tuned for details on the 10 year party soon.
2007 14th Street, NW just north of U Street
Thanks to Chris for passing on:
— Gus Garvey (@CUAGusGarvey) September 19, 2017
3115 14th Street, NW
“I was lamenting last week about The Heights becoming a sports bar – but now have some great updates. Most spectacularly – they now offer sushi! With a real (as far as I could tell – he came out to thank me last night for ordering it) Japanese sushi chef. I just had one roll, but it was really good. This is the one thing we’ve been longing for in Columbia Heights, and probably enough for me to put up with all the football screens.
Also, the bar will not be totally gone. It will be smaller to make room for the self-serve beer taps, but still at least there. For the self-serve beer taps, you will buy a card – like at Kinkos – and do some computer-thingy voodoo taps to count your pours. The idea is that you can taste a few ounces of various brews.
Whatever – I’m just excited that we finally have sushi!”
11th and Fairmont St, NW
Wondering if you know anything about the development at the old Fairmont Market at 2628 11th St NW that sold on 8/8/17 finally. Ed. Note: Sold for $800,000. I had heard that a condo developer had purchased the property but now workers are removing soil in the vacant lot next to it and mentioned that there will be a restaurant there (the previous market had a liquor license) and that they will be constructing an outdoor patio.”
2121 14th Street, NW
Well I am intrigued – thanks to a reader for passing on this Craigslist ad from last week:
“New! Middle Eastern Restaurant!! Hiring FT / PT FOH positions!
From the creator of Busboys and Poets comes a new Middle Eastern restaurant concept! We are looking for energetic, hard working and friendly servers, bartenders, hosts, runners and bussers! (more…)
3931 14th Street, NW
The liquor license placard for JJ Restaurant says:
“New class “C” restaurant serving American and Spanish influenced foods. Applicant has also requested a Sidewalk Café with 12 seats and an Entertainment Endorsement to include Dancing. Total Occupancy Load of 70.”
Miriam’s Cafe was listed for sale back in September 2016.
Anyone know where the image behind the letters is from?
611 I Street, NW via google maps
From a press release:
“This November, Karma Modern Indian, the upscale, innovative new Indian eatery, will open its doors in Mount Vernon Square (611 I Street NW).
Owned by Sachin Mahajan and Ricky Singh, Karma Modern Indian offers a small plates-focused dining experience, reimagining traditional Indian flavor profiles in a unique and creative way. Karma’s diverse offering of signature cocktails provide unexpected and inventive pairings to the robust menu. Designed by SWATCHROOM, local D.C. design, art and fabrication firm, the interior presents a balanced, elegant atmosphere that is authentically approachable.
The 5,000 square-foot space in the newly built 600 Massachusetts Ave building features soaring ceilings and a contemporary and globally-inspired interior, featuring several art installations that feature Indian spices, rich textiles and plaster impressions. Karma’s aesthetic balances natural and handmade elements with the elegance of grey tones and gold metal accents.
Karma will offer guests three unique experiences in the space: an elegant bar and lounge area, a vibrant main dining room, and a private dining section that will seat 30 guests. Accommodating more than 130 guests in the airy bar and main dining room, Karma’s comfortable and flexible seating areas can equally entertain intimate groups or large gatherings. (more…)
Fire struck Fish in the hood back in April. Looked like repairs were progressing nicely but I was sad to see they were still closed. A reader wrote in earlier this week:
“Walked by today and I’ve seen absolutely no progress on anything. I hope it’s just insurance issues vs. him deciding to close.”
Anyone hear anything on the street?
Georgia and Otis Pl, NW
1011 19th Street, NW just north of K Street
Thanks to Edward for sending:
“Not sure if you fully “confirmed” the Naf Naf Grill coming to 19th St, but saw this today!”
This is the former Protein Bar space (and Cosi before them.)
Naf Naf’s website says:
“Naf Naf Grill is the premium destination for fresh, authentic Middle Eastern food. Oven baked pitas, hand cut salads, and freshly prepared sauces all served as an accompaniment to award-winning shawarma and falafel.”
Check out their menu here. Stay tuned for an opening date.
1336 14th Street, NW
“We are pleased to announce that JINYA Ramen Bar, a 4,000 square-foot full service, sit-down restaurant, will be opening in Washington D.C.’s Logan Circle at 1336 14th Street NW, Washington, DC on September 25, 2017.
JINYA will kick off its Grand Opening starting at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, door prizes and other fun activities throughout the day. In addition, the first 100 guests will be treated to a free bowl of ramen. (more…)