by Prince Of Petworth May 22, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

Jessica writes:

“any intel on when Zenebech in Adams Morgan will reopen? I miss their sambusas toooo much.”

Unfortunately the latest is from a few weeks ago:

“We are hoping to be open before the start of summer and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.”

Zenebech has been closed since December when a fire gutted next door neighbor #1 Juicy-Cajun Seafood, damaging Zenebech.  Zenebech Injera had only recently reopened, after moving from Shaw, in August 2017. Updates when they get a firm reopening date.

by Prince Of Petworth May 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm 0

This unit is located at 1832 Calvert Street, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“NEW LISTING. Thoughtful design 2 bedroom, 1 full and 1 half baths w/bonus den/living room that overlooks large rear patio. Newly updated open floor plan, hardwood floors, living/dining combo, chef grade kitchen and lots of storage. Master adjoins separate living. Perfect 10 in city living. Red line metro & bus access. Woodley Park shops and eateries. Parking avail for purchase. OH 5/27 1-4PM”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1.5 bath is going for $654,500 ($312 monthly fee.)

by Prince Of Petworth May 15, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 1884 Columbia Road, NW. The Craigslist ad says:


The Promenade
1884 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009

Sq Footage: 430 sqft.
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1 Bath
Parking: Available for a fee in Our Attached Garage
Lease Duration: 6, 9, or 12 Month Lease Options
Deposit: $0
Pets Policy: Cats & Dogs OK
Laundry: Renovated Laundry Center
Property Type: Apartment


by Prince Of Petworth May 14, 2018 at 3:05 pm 0

2435 18th Street, NW

Unfortunately some sad news out of Adams Morgan. Rosario has closed “effective immediately.” They opened up back in March 2017.

Owner John Andrade says:

“Despite it’s multitude of 4 and 5 star ratings Rosario was just not able to generate enough revenue in the off peak hours to make the concept profitable. We all love this concept dearly but at the end of the day sales are what truly matters. Therefore, I have decided to close doors and prepare to rebrand as a Taqueria, my personal favorite style of food and a concept that I have long wanted to open. After all, who doesn’t like a great margarita? I hope to open within the next few months.

This is the former Toledo Lounge space (then briefly Libertine.)

by Prince Of Petworth May 14, 2018 at 11:15 am 0

1778 U Street, NW

Back in March of last year we shared the devastating news that Duccini’s had raised their jumbo slice prices by a $1. A reader, rightly, declared “dark times.” Until yesterday that is. Thanks to Mikaela Lefrak for sharing the great news (shouts of joy could be heard all the way from Willard to Columbia Road. Seriously.) Ed. Note: It’s not clear if said screams were jumbo slice related. At any rate – rejoice!!

by Prince Of Petworth May 10, 2018 at 9:45 am 0

2317 18th Street, NW

A reader writes:

“Brass Monkey on 18th has apparently closed, from an employee who works there. It has been a fun 26 years.”

Now it’s quite possible that I haven’t been to the Brass Monkey in approximately 16 years.

Nevertheless, they had a pool table. And I played a million games at that pool table back in the day. So I shall keep nothing but my fond memories, should the closure to be true.

Perhaps it will be like the great Dan’s Cafe scare of 2015. But I don’t think so. I’m told from another source that Spaghetti Garden downstairs from Brass Monkey has also closed and that something very interesting is coming. STAY TUNED. Updates when more is known.

UPDATE: Thanks to all who messaged about the Metro Weekly story:

“Pitchers, a new LGBTQ sports bar, will open in Adams Morgan in June. David Perruzza, the longtime manager of JR.’s Bar, has signed a 10-year lease for a building that for years housed Adams Morgan mainstays, Spaghetti Garden, Roxanne Restaurant, and Peyote Karaoke Cafe.”

by Prince Of Petworth May 3, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0

2461 18th Street, NW

Update From Madam’s Organ:

“this ruling was NOT from Madam’s Organ vs DC ABRA That is a civil case that is still active
the Court of Appeals issued this ruling….not an opinion, not public, not signed by a judge….signed by the clerk about one purported incident

a very cowardly punt on the issues……and very rare….

.the judges didn’t lie….the judges did nothing

the abc board didn’t lie….they’re just incompetent and unqualified to serve on that board….
hell, at the original hearing they even dis-allowed evidence of multiple disciplinary actions against the ABRA investigator for perjury….disciplined by his own agency!

But, yes, the ABRA investigators did lie and the video did prove this….but the abc board still ruled in their favor

Unfortunately, the Court of Appeals stated that they could not re-litigate the board’s ruling….they are restricted to only look for mistakes in the legal interpretation….ridiculous to the extreme

Fortunately, we will not have these constraints disallowing past misdeeds by this investigator……who, surprise, surprise! is no longer w the agency….in our civil case”

Back in March of 2106 we posted “Madam’s Organ Sues DC ABC for Decades of Harassment and ABRA Investigators for Filing a False Police Report”. Now the ruling is out:

“The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board‟s judgment is hereby Affirmed.”

You can read the full ruling from the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS below:

Affirmed Ruling (PDF)

by Prince Of Petworth May 1, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

2226 18th Street, NW

Thanks to District Perfumery for sending:

“Not sure if I’m late on this one but yesssssssssss!!!!!!! right next to Soussi. Super excited!!!”

The Green Zone has been popping up all over D.C.

“Combining modern craft cocktails and mixology with the flavors of the Middle East, giving you drinks like the Saz’iraq, Lebanese No. 1, and Janissary Corps”

Ed. Note: This is the former Rendezvous Lounge/Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar.

by Prince Of Petworth April 25, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

2009 18th Street, NW at California

Well this is interesting, back in September 2017 we posted about Alfresco Tap and Grill’s original liquor license placard:

“New Class “C” Restaurant serving American comfort food and offering alcoholic beverages. Total Occupancy Load of 350. Offering Summer Garden with total capacity of 150 seats.”

A new placard went up over the weekend that says:

“Applicant requests to add a second Summer Garden to their existing Summer Garden endorsement. The second Summer Garden will have seating for 65 patrons on the terrace.”

This is going to be some serious outdoor seating. Sweet. And hopefully construction will start soon – STAY TUNED.

by Prince Of Petworth April 24, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located at 1855 Calvert St, NW. The craigslist ad says:

“$2800 / 2br – 975ft2 – Location, Charm and Tons of Storage! Updated 2B/2B in Adams Morgan

Available May 1 – This two bedroom, two bath apartment has an open living room/dining room with exposed brick walls, up-to-date kitchen, updated bathrooms, wood floors and tons of storage. Being freshly painted in light, neutral color now.

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