709 Kennedy St, NW via soup up’s Facebook
“Our new sign is officially up! We’re so excited!”
Soup Up is coming to the former Culture Coffee space on Kennedy Street.
Their website says:
“Soup Up is a specialty soup shop committed to providing our customers with the highest quality of natural and delicious soups. Our soups are low sodium, prepared with organic, locally grown, fresh vegetables, herbs and spices. Always made from scratch, each bowl nourishes the body and stimulates the senses. No additives, preservatives, dairy or oil is used ever. Vegan and gluten free soups are always available. Soupsters will experience the warmth of authentic homemade cooking with every enticing spoonful.”
Check out their menu here and STAY TUNED for an opening date.
Just a heads up that Five Guys Navy Yard is closed again for “renovations”. We stopped in yesterday and they told us that they would be closed for renovations until baseball season and that they would have milkshakes available for purchase when they reopened.
This same thing happened a couple years back, and the restaurant looked the same when they reopened so I figured it was equipment or something. Stinks for the staff.”
“To celebrate the opening of its 4th shack in DC, Luke’s Lobster is giving one lucky person the chance to win lobster for year! Anyone who visits the new Luke’s Lobster shack in Farragut on opening weekend, Friday Feb 16th through Sunday, Feb 18, can enter to win lobster for a year. No purchase necessary.
Luke’s Lobster Farragut Square 800 17th St. NW
Monday – Sunday: 11 am – 9 pm
1600 square feet; 32 seats
Luke’s Lobster is thrilled to announce two new developments furthering their coastal sustainability mission in 2018. (more…)
1612 14th Street, NW
From Black Jack:
“Come join us for Black Jack’s Bottomless Bayou Brunch as part of our Mardi Gras Fest. On Sunday, February 11 from 12pm to 4pm, Black Jack will serve up our takes on classic creole recipes.
Here’s what you’ll get:
All-You-Can-Eat Oyster Raw Bar featuring an array of accouterments.
Muffaletta sliders and Wood-Grilled Oysters, Boudin Sausage, Chicken Jambalaya, Fried Chicken and Eggs Ponchartrain
Dessert features King Cake Donuts and a variety of Pie Bars
All-You-Can-Drink Abita Beer, Creole Bloody Marys and Mimosas.”
Tickets are $65. Good deal or not?
2701 12th Street, NE at Evarts courtesy Calabash
From a press release:
“Calabash Tea & Tonic, DC’s award-winning teahouse, is set to open a second location in the Brookland neighborhood this spring. The 900 square foot Brookland shop is located at 2701 12th Street NE and will feature a large outdoor patio curated with medicinal plants and culinary herbs. (more…)
1627 K Street, NW
Update on Taqueria Local from a press release:
“Putting an innovative spin on Mexican classics, Taqueria Local, downtown D.C.’s new artisanal taco restaurant, will arrive with a mouthwatering menu of tacos, tostadas, burritos, salads, sides and soups, as well as a handful of desserts, in March.
Just like owner Antonis Karagounis’ other D.C. establishments — Echostage, Decades, Barcode, Ultrabar, Soundcheck and L8 — Taqueria Local is an authentically homegrown concept that’s sure to become one of Washington’s instant foodie favorites. Karagounis and partner Arman Amirshahi, who has nearly 25 years of hospitality experience, have tapped their longtime chef, Giovanni Orellana to helm the new eatery, which mixes modern, fast-casual vibes with the appeal of a classically authentic Mexican restaurant.
In addition to its extensive food menu, Taqueria Local will also serve a variety of Mexico’s iconic aguas frescas, bottled Mexican sodas, flavored margaritas, beer and wine.
Taqueria Local marks the initial management venture for Orellana, a D.C. food prep veteran from El Salvador with more than 14 years of experience and stints at Ceviche, Lima, Pesce, Posto and most recently, Barcode, on his extensive resume. In fact, Orellana’s weekly taco special at Barcode has regularly been one of the restaurant’s top-selling plates. (more…)
06 13th Street, SE. Photo by Barred in DC
I bought a Groupon yesterday for this restaurant and made a reservation online for tonight. About an hour later I got the following text. Just wanted to get the word out that folks may want to avoid buying the groupon for now.
Hello calling from Lincoln Park restaurant . We are sorry to say the building was sold as of last week and the restaurant has been closed since. We are however moving downtown in 2 months. Thanks”
1205 11th Street, NW via Supra’s Facebook
The brunch menu features Chef Malkhaz Maisashvili’s creative take on omelets and egg dishes, including a unique hybrid between khachapuri and shakshuka called the Ajaruli Ketse Bostneuli made with roasted eggplant, sweet peppers, squash, tomato sulguni and an egg baked in khachapuri dough. The Khacho Cakes are a gluten-free ricotta pancake made in a style popular in Eastern Europe, with apricot preserves fresh apple and maple syrup. Various khachapuri, breads fresh from the toné oven, gluten-free berry muffins and sandwiches round out the menu. Cocktails such as the Pom Pom, a pomegranate juice, pomegranate wine and sparkling wine concoction; the Bloody Mariami made with vodka, red tkemali (a red Georgian plum sauce), red ajika (a spicy house-made seasoning), lemon, cilantro syrup and svanuri salt showcase the creativity of the Supra bar team in reinventing traditional brunch cocktails with Georgian ingredients. (more…)
1317 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Thanks to all who emailed about the sad DGS news from City Paper:
“Fill up on pastrami sandwiches and matzo brei at one of D.C.’s last remaining Jewish delis now because co-owner cousins Nick and David Wiseman are closing up shop on Feb. 11.”
DGS Deli opened up back in 2012. Little Sesame opened up in the basement in January 2016. DGS is located across the street from The Chickery who recently flew the coop and down the block from Red Apron Burger Bar which closed last September.