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by Prince Of Petworth June 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm 0


5th and F Street, NW

From a press release:

“Hill Country Barbecue Market is excited to revive the Backyard Barbecue, a summer pop-up at the National Building Museum (5th & F St) on Thursday, July 6. After a brief hiatus last summer, the Backyard Barbecue returns to the West Lawn for the third summer season, making it the place to chow down on authentic central Texas-style barbecue, imbibe and enjoy live music. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2017 at 11:30 am 14 Comments


Courtesy Bantam King

From a press release:

“Beginning on Monday, June 19th at 11:30AM for lunch service, Japanese chicken-centric eatery Bantam King based in Chinatown just around the corner from older culinary sibling Daikaya, will be debuting its new ‘Walk Up Window’ menu featuring an eclectic assortment of sweet and savory bites and beverages, including several frosty treats just in time to welcome summer in Washington DC.

Open to the public and available Monday through Friday from 11:30AM-2PM, with plans to expand days and hours in the near future to offer dinner hours and weekend service, Bantam King’s ‘Walk Up Window’ will serve an assortment of playful sweet and savory bites, and beverages including (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 13, 2017 at 11:15 am 19 Comments


7th Street, NW just north of H

When it rains scuttlebutt it pours scuttlebutt! Another source with an incredibly high percentage of being right tells me that one of DC’s Wawa is coming to the space between Fado and Starbucks in Chinatown. S/He also confirms that one is coming to the former Tortilla Coast space in Logan Circle. They will join the one coming to 19th Street in the former City Sports space. And I got one more for ya too – STAY TUNED.

by Prince Of Petworth June 6, 2017 at 2:45 pm 7 Comments

Looks like the Andresification of Penn Quarter continues full steam ahead with PEPE Spanish Sandwiches. A reader reports the sign is “facing the Navy Memorial, in the building that 701 restaurant is in, where the native foods place was.”

Ed. Note: We judged Andres’ PEPE Food Truck here. Updates if it’s also becoming a brick and mortar. Stay tuned.


701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

by Prince Of Petworth May 31, 2017 at 1:15 pm 20 Comments

Too cool – had to share this photo 9:30 Club tweeted out on their anniversary yesterday:

Happy 37th anniversary if my math is correct!!

Today ’tis a J. Crew of course:


950 F Street, NW

by Prince Of Petworth May 21, 2017 at 10:02 pm 1 Comment

We admired their look a couple weeks ago. Who knew?!?

From the Downtown DC BID:

“Waste receptacles equipped with sensors were installed this month in Chinatown and are being installed in Anacostia as part of a DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID), Anacostia Business Improvement District (ABID) and D.C. Government pilot to explore innovative waste management solutions in the District to influence maintenance programs across the country.

A total of 34 new, red Victor Stanley Relay™ Sensor and Service smart waste receptacles have been installed in the Chinatown neighborhood along several streets including H, 7th, 6th and I streets NW, in a pilot in partnership between the BID, the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA), the Department of Housing and Community Development (DCHD) and with funding support from D.C.’s local soft drink companies and the American Beverage Association.

The Chinatown pilot cans are easily distinguishable. Each red can features brightly-colored Chinese-themed motifs on the lids and on a side plaque, which displays a Chinese dragon. Each can is outfitted with a smart sensor to monitor fill levels and send alerts when service is required.

The DowntownDC BID is simultaneously supporting a similar pilot in Anacostia where 53 waste bins with sensors are being installed. (more…)

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