3930 Georgia Ave, NW
Whoa, we’ve been wondering about the retail here for a long time. This sounds like a potentially worthy heir to Goins. Thanks to ANC Rep Jonah Goodman for sending word that Capitol Cider House came to an ANC meeting Wednesday night “to announce the cidery.”
From an email:
“Restaurant NORA’S EVERY-CookBook & Wine Book-must go. TOTAL CLEARANCE SALE! Part II
HUNDREDS of books added to last week’s offerings. So even if you came last week its worth another visit.
After nearly 40 years as the founder of the very first 100% certified organic restaurant in America, Restaurant Nora will host a cookbook and wine book clearance sale of Nora’s restaurant library. (more…)
Thanks to Patrick (and others for messaging us too) for sending: “From the land where restaurants go to die.”
This the former home of Sophie’s Cuban Cuisine which closed back in March of last year. Before Sophie’s it was the longtime home of Singapore Bistro. Donburi’s first location is at 2438 18th Street, NW in Adams Morgan. You can see Donburi’s menu here.
1134 19th Street, NW
Yesterday Donburi also tweeted in response to when they’ll be opening: (more…)
14th and T Street, NW
“Chef Ryan Ratino is proud to announce the opening of his first restaurant in Washington, D.C., Bresca, a concept born out of his passion for the bounties of earth and years of studying European cooking techniques.
Bresca is inspired by the European movement of “bistronomy”, (a combination of the words Bistro and Gastronomy). The trend is characterized by a more vibrant, experimental and informal approach to cooking than traditional French cuisine. It is a simple style with the focus being the food, its bold flavors and the feelings that these combinations evoke.
An Ohio native, Chef Ratino has cooked in some of the most lauded restaurants in the country. (more…)
10th and Franklin St, NE
The liquor license placard for Tastemakers at 2800 10th Street, NE says:
“New Class “C” Restaurant with 50 seats and a Total Occupancy Load of 95. Restaurant will feature a gourmet food hall with 8-10 independent food vendors, a bar, and a grocery market. Community Kitchen will offer cooking classes, tastings, and kitchen memberships for local food professionals.”
I took a peek inside and though the space was still pretty rough the folks I spoke with said they were hoping to open early Fall. STAY TUNED.
Around the corner from Right Proper’s Tasting Room:
920 Girard Street, NE
14th and T Street, NW
“On a more delicious note, Ripple’s last chef, Ryan Ratino, tells me he plans to open a place of his own, Bresca, at 1906 14th St NW in September. He’ll be weaving aspects of fine-dining with a casual approach…Bresca’s drinks program will be created by the esteemed Juan Coronado, late of Barmini.”
If not sooner! Thanks to Ponyta for the Zenebech update:
3301-3305 12th Street, NE at Kearny
Chapter 2 has applied for a liquor license that says:
“A new restaurant serving Indian cuisine. Seating capacity of 100 inside. Total Occupancy Load of 120. Summer Garden with 20 seats.”
A peek inside:
STAY TUNED for Chapter 2.