Washington, DC

rendering courtesy Ambar

From a press release:

“Ivan Iricanin, founder and CEO of Street Guys Hospitality, announces that his landmark restaurant, Ambar, is closing for two months on Monday, January 27 to undergo an extensive renovation. Located at 523 8th Street, SE, 20003, the popular Capitol Hill restaurant just celebrated its seventh anniversary as it opened in January 2013. This crowd pleaser is renowned for introducing Balkan cuisine with a modern twist to the nation’s capital. The restaurant became an immediate success with its set-price dining and popular bottomless brunch. Since opening, Ambar has received numerous accolades including a Bib Gourmand by the Michelin Guide; “Best Brunch” in Washingtonian magazine’s annual Winner’s Circle of Reader Favorites; TripAdvisor.com’s Traveler’s Choice Award for “Best Everyday Dining Restaurants in the United States”; “Best Brunch” and “Best Restaurant When You Pay” by the Washington City Paper in their annual Best of D.C. awards, as well as Service Program of the Year” and “Casual Brunch of the Year” at the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington annual RAMMY Awards. Read More


713 8th Street, SE

From Finn McCools:

“UFC 246 Featuring the return of Conor McGregor up against Cowboy Cerrone as the main event on a packed card. Finn’s will be showing the entire event. $20 Cover gets you in the door and includes the first beer on the house. Expecting a big turnout so our advice is to get over to the bar early. 8pm doors for this event.

With the addition to the card, the UFC 246 lineup now includes: Read More


A reader writes: “hot water heater cannot support showers for 4 people.” “Four at once? or maybe a poorly worded ad for an apartment that used to be Airbnb.” Ed. Note: I like where your heads at but probably the latter.

This rental is located in Capitol Hill. The Craigslist ad says:

“$900 / 1br – Location, Convenience and Charm by Capitol Hill FREE Parking Included Read More


515 8th Street, SE

From Medium Rare:

“We wanted to let our Capitol Hill friends know that after dinner tonight 1/1/20 we will be closing our 8th St, SE location and expanding our presence at Nat’s Park. Please visit us at our Cleveland Park, Arlington or Bethesda locations. PJ brunch doors open at 10:30 today”

Ed. Note: Medium Rare’s Barracks Row location opened the former Fusion Grill space here back in 2014.


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