617 H Street, NW
Thanks to Jake for sending word:
“Went to get some much needed late night Chinese food last night at my favorite sit down Chinatown spot and was greeted with some very sad news! Ming’s in Chinatown has closed.”
“FORTHCOMING CLOSURE OF MING’S
As many of you are aware, we have lost our lease due to the upcoming redevelopment of the property. (more…)
801 9th Street, NW
Last night, I was told by the manager of @CubaLibreDC that I couldn't use the women's restroom, and after challenging his discrimination with D.C. law and responding to his threat of calling the police w/ "please do so", I was forcibly removed from the restaurant. (thread)
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) June 23, 2018
Read the whole thread here.
.@cmclymer, I’m so sorry this happened to you. While I’m glad to hear that @DCPoliceDept were there to represent our true #DCValues, we won’t accept this type of discrimination in Washington, DC. It’s not just illegal, it’s against all we stand for. https://t.co/UAzUP9wlSS
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) June 23, 2018
Charlotte – We are extremely sorry for the incident that occurred at our restaurant last night. Please read our full apology attached. pic.twitter.com/jY16uky8M9
— Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar – Washington D.C. (@CubaLibreDC) June 23, 2018
425 11th Street, NW. Photo by Barred in DC
“Downtown sandwich spot White Apron closed earlier this month after a little more than 5 years in business. Too bad, solid sandwiches and super friendly and quick service.”
Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.
“I love this place they always had great service. I know they had an “inspection” on Thursday so I wonder if that had something to do with it? Does anyone else know! So sad to get this email and so suddenly they closed.”
Sculpt DC opened up back in September 2012.
950 F Street, NW
This rental is located in Chinatown. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1675 Brand new everything in DC bedroom avail immediately come tour
Private room fully furnished available now for 6mos lease or more.
Bedroom is very nice comes with full sized mattress and bed, nice linens from Parachute, nightstand, closet, more. There’s also a shared living room with large comfortable sofa and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and everything done to the nines.
Furnished means ready for you to move in. So: (more…)
777 I Street, NW
From a press release:
“Award-winning D.C. chef and restaurateur Victor Albisu announces a June 19 opening for Poca Madre, his high-end, contemporary Mexican restaurant adjacent to the Chinatown location of his wildly popular taqueria, Taco Bamba.
While Taco Bamba Chinatown delivers on the big menu, no-frills, rock & roll ambience that earned the Northern Virginia suburban locations cult status, Poca Madre is a juxtaposition in form and function. The elevated design, from the garden patio to the intimately lit dining room, complement a polished menu and mezcal-driven bar program unlike anything else diners will find in D.C.
“There’s so much more to Mexican cooking than what we typically see in the States,” Albisu said. “Some of the discoveries we made in Mexico while on research trips, first for Taco Bamba and later Poca Madre, just blew me away. I had to find a way to bring those flavors back to D.C. From centuries-old palenques in Oaxaca to chic, contemporary fine dining in Mexico City, there is so much going on that’s worth the spotlight, and I’m doing my part to shine on it.”
Menu and Inspiration (more…)
First, let me say that although I am not a hockey fan, I AM very excited for the Capitals! I just have questions. Starting yesterday, MPD had blocked off 6th St NW from H to E St, and F St NW from 5th to 7th. My understanding is there isn’t even a game here until Saturday, so… what is all this stuff? Will it be like this until the hockey is over (which I hope will end with a celebratory parade)?”
It’s cause we have the greatest fans – the scene outside Capital One Arena Last night (where there are viewing parties):
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) May 31, 2018
“The 2018 Stanley Cup Final, began on May 28, 2018, and the series has the potential to last until June 13, 2018.
The Metropolitan Police Department wishes to advise the public of street closures in conjunction with the 2018 Stanley Cup Final: (more…)
701 7th Street, NW
Back in February we learned that Arosto Pizza was coming to the former Sushi Go Round space in Chinatown. Some more details from a liquor license placard posted:
“New Class “C” family-owned and operated restaurant that will serve pizza; offering over 15 signature pizzas, fresh salads, and world-class sandwiches served on bread that is baked to order in a stone hearth pizza oven. The restaurant will have 40 seats and a capacity of 99 inside, along with a Summer Garden with 30 seats. Total Occupancy Load of 129.”
Check out Arosto’s Virginia menu here. Updates as they get closer to opening.
looking towards 7th Street