by Prince Of Petworth March 18, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

427 11th Street, NW

This is the former Elisir Italian Restaurant that closed in January 2014 and was then seized for tax issues back in February of 2014. A new liquor license for the space is posted for Punjab Grill:

“New C Restaurant serving Indian cuisine. Seating Capacity of 150, Total Occupancy Load of 199. Sidewalk Cafe with 50 seats. The License will include an Entertainment Endorsement to provide Live Entertainment.”

Updates as they get closer to opening.

looking north towards E Street near E Street Cinema

by Prince Of Petworth March 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0

777 I Street, NW

From a press release:

“Nearly five years after opening the award-winning South American steakhouse, chef Victor Albisu is replacing Del Campo with two Mexican concepts. Taco Bamba, his wildly popular counter-service taqueria, will have its first permanent D.C. home in the front bar and dining room, while the back dining room and patio will welcome Poca Madre. Albisu’s first upscale Mexican concept will offer a refined menu for dinner only.

“Del Campo has had a great run at 777 I (EYE) St., but the success of the Taco Bamba lunch counter made me think it’s time for a change in this space,” Albisu said. ” When I first opened Taco Bamba in Falls Church my goal was to introduce people to a different side of Mexican food, respecting the classics, but also showing off how cool and creative the cuisine could be. Poca Madre is going to be a more upscale experience, but the goal is similar. There are very few refined contemporary Mexican restaurants in the U.S. and none in D.C. I want to bring a different kind of Mexican experience to the District.”

Poca Madre and Taco Bamba in Washington, D.C. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 8, 2018 at 12:05 pm 0

740 6th Street, NW

From an email:

Spice-6 Modern Indian  is coming to Chinatown in the space that On Rye used to occupy.

Targeting a mid-April opening!

This will be Spice-6’s third area location (Hyattsville and Vienna/Dunn Loring Metro currently open). Their forth location will be at Westfield Montgomery Mall in the food court (mid-May).

A few things to note for this location.

Photo courtesy Spice-6

In addition to their naan pizza, rice bowls, salads, naan wraps and kabob platters they are adding items!!

The family owned and operated restaurant will be launching a full (real) DOSA Menu. Catering to vegans and vegetarians (they will prep be prepping proteins in a separate space in the kitchen so there is no cross over).

Also, adding Vada’s to the menu. A savory Southern Indian donut made from lentil flour, onions and spices – to be dipped in sambar and served with a coconut and tomato chutney.”

Dosa Menu (more…)

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

701 7th Street, NW

Sushi Go Round closed back in August 2016.

Arosto’s website says:

“Locally family owned and operated, Arosto Pizza offers over 15 signature pizzas, fresh salads, and world class sandwiches served on bread that’s baked to order in our Stone Hearth Pizza Oven.
Arosto Pizza’s homemade dough is crispy, flavorful, and provides the perfect base to the homemade sauces and hearty toppings that Arosto Pizza has to offer.
Stop in for lunch or dinner and grab a glass of Italian wine or bottle of local craft beer to accompany your fire roasted pizza!”

Check out Arosto’s Virginia menu here. Updates as they get closer to opening.

Looking towards Clyde’s and 7th Street:

by Prince Of Petworth February 23, 2018 at 11:20 am 0

650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Mary reports:

“They pealed the stickers off Maison Kayser’s windows this morning at 650 Mass NW. website says the store will open on 2/28.”

Their first location at 1345 F Street, NW opened February 8th. Anyone take an early taste?

“In addition to its world-renowned bread, both Maison Kayser locations feature an array of French pastries and viennoiseries including their award-winning baguettes, pain au chocolat, and best-selling almond croissants, a selection of grab-and-go items, and a French style sit-down café. The same commitment to sourcing and using quality ingredients extends to Maison Kayser’s café, which offers a decadent menu of French, seasonal favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests will be able to enjoy Eric’s favorite French staples including Croque-Madame, Boeuf Bourguinon, Gratinée à L’Oignon, and Poulet Sauce Suprême aux Champignons, smaller bites like the classic Rillette de Canard, Salade Niçoise, and the Traditional Alsatian Quiche; as well as a variety of signature coffees, teas, and fresh juices.

Maison Kayser is open seven days a week from 7:00am – 10:00pm Monday-Friday and 8:00am-8:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.”

Check out their menus here.

by Prince Of Petworth February 22, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

781 7th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Metropolitan Hospitality Group (MHG), a locally owned and operated hospitality group, is proud to announce the grand opening of CIRCA at Chinatown. The neighborhood-driven restaurant concept serving deliciously-inspired food and drinks will celebrate its grand opening on Wednesday, February 21 at 781 Seventh St. NW in the historic Chinatown neighborhood of Washington D.C.

The 7,600-square-foot, two-level restaurant features a dining experience inspired by the Chinatown community and boasts a long bar on the first floor with flexible dining seating. The second floor hosts an additional craft cocktail bar named the Dragon Bar, plus a large dining room and private dining space.

The new CIRCA location is now home to two murals including #CIRCAdragon, an exterior installation that nods to Chinese culture symbolizing strength and good luck, and a new interior piece, inspired by the Tidal Basin Cherry Blossoms.

“We’re thrilled to open our doors in one of the most prominent and event-driven DC neighborhoods,” says Matthew Carlin, President of MHG. “CIRCA at Chinatown is a re-imagination of the brand that perfectly blends the signature CIRCA elements, which DC has come to know and love, with a uniquely inspired nod to the neighborhood as seen through the incredible design, build-out and now extended menu selection.”

In addition to the popular menu fare, CIRCA at Chinatown will unveil a new craft cocktail menu for the upstairs Dragon Bar along with new neighborhood-inspired selections featuring Asian-infused elements such as: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 21, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

812 7th Street, NW at I Street

This is the former Goethe-Institut that moved to K Street.

Yard House’s website says:

“If you’ve been to a Yard House, you know there’s an unmistakable energy to the place – an excitement that you feel the moment you walk in the door. So we turned our cameras loose to try to capture that spirit. Check out the experience that define us – because more than beer, more than classic rock, more than delicious food, even more than a brand – We are Yard House!

You can see their Springfield, VA menus here.

Stay tuned for an opening date.

by Prince Of Petworth February 20, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0

929 F Street, NW

From Co Co Sala:

10 years ago we opened the doors and our hearts to DC and now it is time to say farewell. It is with great sadness, yet tremendous gratitude that we are announcing Co Co. Sala will be closing on February 24, 2018. We feel beyond blessed to have been part of so many celebrations and experiences that our guests so graciously have allowed us to indulge in over the years. Thank you for choosing us to be part of your lives! (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 16, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin

Thanks to Erin for passing on from MPD.

“Today-Monday – 30,000 attendee volleyball tournament at convention center
Tomorrow – 3 Frozen on Ice showings at Cap One Arena
Sunday – 2 showings at Cap One Arena AND the chinese new year parade and festival
Monday – Presidents Day and a 12:30 showing at cap one arena.”

Complete list of closures from MPD after the jump. (more…)


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