“On December 1 at 4pm, CityCenterDC will open a life-size, modern, ice igloo made of 36,000 pounds of ice blocks in The Park at CityCenter. Styled with plush interiors by Joseph Ireland of JD Ireland Interior Architecture + Design, this one-of-a-kind, frozen structure will allow Washingtonians to fulfill their subzero dreams for a weekend. The Ice Lounge opens on December 1 at 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will also be open to the public December 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (more…)
Photo by Mark Peterson
Last week we learned about the coming beer and wine to Regal Gallery Place in Chinatown and now we got some serious seats coming too. Thanks to Mark for sending.
From an email:
“Beginning the week of November 13th, the Teaism Tea Shop in Penn Quarter will be hosting a pop-up by Japanese sweet makers Matsukawaya for the holidays. Matsukawaya will continue to pop up at Teaism’s Union Market space as well.
Holiday shoppers around the district looking for hard-to-find gourmet gifts, and those looking to support local, independent, and women-owned businesses will find plenty of options.
701 7th Street, NW
Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 has posted a liquor license placard:
“New Class “DX” Multipurpose facility for a movie theatre serving pizza, chicken wings, pre-packaged candy, popcorn and alcoholic beverages. Total Occupancy Load of 3119.”
But do they have that pretzel stuffed with crab?
From a press release:
“BroCoLoco, a DC-based art and design company, is excited to announce and unveil a signature piece, “CIRCA Dragon.” The brand new, 40-foot public mural will be located near the iconic Friendship Archway, on the exterior wall of the new CIRCA at Chinatown set to open at 781 Seventh St. NW.
The overall mural design was selected by BroCoLoco and CIRCA as a nod to the significant role the dragon plays in Chinese culture as a symbol of strength and good luck. Additionally, the brightly colored hand-painted dragon scales of “CIRCA Dragon” were inspired by the traditional scalloped tiles from Chinese architecture. (more…)
734 7th St NW at H Street, NW
Thanks to Craig (and Barred in DC who reminds us a Capital One Cafe is coming.) for the massive news. Fuddruckers closed in Dupont back in 2010 (that location is now a Shake Shack.) Chinatown’s retail shakeup continues with the recent closure of RFD and rumors of Hooters closing soon too but they still seem open. Anyway, pour one out for Fuddruckers – they had a helluva run.
777 I Street, NW
Check out the menu here.
From a press release:
“Washington, D.C. chef Victor Albisu is bringing Taco Bamba, his wildly popular counter-service taqueria to Washington, D.C. when it takes over the asado bar at Del Campo, his downtown South American grill located at 777 I St. NW, for weekday lunch beginning November 8. The Taco Bamba menu will be available from 11am to 3pm and feature a greatest-hits selection of Taco Bamba favorites from both the traditional and nuestros menus. Taco Bamba Lunch Counter at Del Campo will run through January 2018 and is designed to test the waters for possible permanent expansion to downtown D.C. (more…)
815 7th Street, NW
The placard posted by Kofuku says:
“A Retailer “C” Restaurant serving Japanese/Asian cuisine that includes hibachi, sushi, sashimi ramen and udon noodles. Total Occupancy Load of 56, with seating for 40.”
They opened up back in April. Anyone take a taste? What’s the early word?