The Imperial – Credit to Rey Lopez
From a press release:
“One of the country’s most acclaimed drinking destinations will soon open its second venture, The Imperial, in Washington, DC’s south Adams Morgan neighborhood at 2001 18th Street, NW, on Wednesday, November 13. The experience at the stunning three-floor, 5500+ square foot restaurant and bar begins in the bright, light-filled dining room, where Chef Russell Jones serves Mid-Atlantic inspired cuisine through the lens of southern France. The main floor also features a sparkling raw bar, and drinking bar pouring interesting wines, creative craft cocktails and vintage spirits. Real cocktail enthusiasts can head downstairs to the basement cocktail den Dram & Grain, and al fresco diners can enjoy drinks and dinner under the stars on The Imperial’s two-tiered open-air rooftop bar.
THE SPACE Read More
1840 18th Street, NW
Last week we were surprised to see Larry’s Lounge had “gone fishing”. Turns out they just missed a permit/license filing. All is well with the world again. Thanks to Aaron for the update from Larry’s:
“We’re reopening Wednesday, Nov. 6! Stop by and see us because we’ve missed you.”
1763 Lanier Place, NW
Thanks to Tali and Kevin for sending: “1905 water pump by the Adams Morgan/Lanier Heights fire station. Hard to imagine fighting fires with this horse drawn carriage back in the day!” Read More
This rental is located at Columbia RD NW near Wyoming Rd NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1675 / 451ft2 – Large Adams Morgan Studio Available now! Read More
2321 18th Street, NW
The liquor license placard for Death Punch/Shabu Plus & Shibuya Eatery says:
“A new Retailer’s Class C Restaurant with a seating capacity of 90 and a Total Occupancy Load of 170. Summer Garden with 24 seats. Entertainment Endorsement to provide live entertainment indoors only.” Read More
I live in a co-op building in Adams Morgan that is across the street from a large apartment building. Last night I noticed a light flickering across the street and saw that there was a man masturbating in front of his window, facing my building. He turned the light off after 10-15 seconds and then back on 10-15 seconds later. He did this a few times. It was apparent to me that he was trying to get attention by doing this and that this was the point. This was not just incidental behavior I happened to see–it was intentional, nonconsensual, and creepy. He was watching my building the entire time. I feel very uncomfortable knowing I could be watched by this guy in my own home and that any children in my building could witness this or be the target of his behavior. Read More
1840 18th Street, NW
Thanks to Aaron for sending:
“I was going to drop in there on Friday after a birthday party, when I got there, they were closed before midnight. Sunday evening came, and they were still closed. It was odd. I went up to the door and they had a sign that said “Closed Gone Fishing”. I spoke with someone who works there that said they got closed down in a similar way as JRs with the liquor license expiring. I am told they closed on Wednesday and had been operating for some amount of time without a current liquor license. The person I spoke with said they may have to reapply for a liquor license from scratch because the amount of time that lapsed.” Read More
1652 Columbia Rd, NW
Thanks to Gabe for sending: “Looks like the massive Cricket Wireless on Columbia Rd is gone. Notable is its next door neighbor Federalist Pig. Perhaps an expansion is in their future?”
Like my man James Allen once wrote – “Dreams are the seedlings of realities.” Hopefully.
2001 18th Street, NW
Thanks to Matt for sending: “The Imperial is open! Thought you should know. :)”
Maybe a soft opening or friends and family? Their Instagram says: “Restaurant + bar from the @jackroseindc team. Vintage spirits | creative cocktails | wine | eclectic cuisine. Opening November 2019.”
Some more details about the THREE floors: Read More
1742 Columbia Road, NW. Photo by Adams Morgan BID
Sometimes you tweet a random thought:
How crazy is this goddamned news cycle?
I almost completely forgot about the Popeye’s chicken sandwich.
— PoPville (@PoPville) October 21, 2019
And then God smiles upon you, courtesy of the Adams Morgan BID last night:
“It’s back in Adams Morgan tomorrow!”
To be clear “tomorrow!” is TODAY!!!