927 F Street, NW
Co Co Sala closed after 10 years back in February. Now we know who will be taking over the space – Scotts DC.
The liquor license placard says:
“New Class “C” Restaurant American brasserie serving fresh salads, carved meats, homemade charcuterie, and fresh seafood. Restaurant will feature a British décor and have a full bar with an emphasis on malt whiskies and fine liquors. The licensee requests an Entertainment Endorsement to provide live entertainment. Total Occupancy Load of 180 with seating for 147 patrons.”
Thanks to a reader for sending around 9:30am: “Shana Tova! Monday morning at 6th and H Street, NE”
— DC Water (@dcwater) September 10, 2018
Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley
“Metro Transit Police and the DC Metropolitan Police Department will conduct a full-scale law enforcement exercise on Sunday morning on the Red Line upper level at Gallery Place Station.
The live exercise will focus on preparation for an active threat on the Metrorail system and will simulate real-world conditions to test multi-agency response, coordination, and on-scene communication between first responders, rail operations staff and support personnel.
More than 100 emergency responders and staff are expected to participate in the exercise.
The exercise will begin at 7 a.m. and is expected to end no later than 2 p.m. DC Fire and EMS will also participate in the exercise.
During the exercise, the Red Line platforms at Metro Center and Gallery Place will be closed to the public. (more…)
799 9th Street, NW
Been a long time coming for this news – a new liquor license placard for Boqueria has been posted at the former OYA (briefly BOE) space in Penn Quarter:
“New Class “C” Restaurant specializing in Spanish cuisine with a Sidewalk Café endorsement with 22 seats. Total Occupancy Load of 256 with seating for 209 patrons.”
Streets of Washington, written by John DeFerrari, covers some of DC’s most interesting buildings and history. John is the author of Historic Restaurants of Washington, D.C.: Capital Eats, published by the History Press, Inc. and also the author of Lost Washington DC.
At first glance, this circa 1880 view of E Street NW between 13th and 14th Streets seems like any other old-time street scene. A jumble of 19th century storefronts crowd a busy street. Yet in the decades after the Civil War, this block, affectionately known as “Rum Row” for its many saloons, was one of Washington’s liveliest and most notorious. Possibly a dozen or more pedestrians can be seen as “ghosts,” grouped in pairs or lounging in doorways, reduced to fleeting blurs by the photograph’s slow exposure time. Though still going strong at the time of this photo, the decadent culture of Rum Row would eventually be stamped out by righteous city officials in the name of progress–just as the infamous “Strip” on nearby 14th Street would similarly be eradicated 100 years later.
Originally a line of federal town houses, Rum Row changed character dramatically during the Civil War, when soldiers swarmed the streets of Washington looking for cheap entertainment. The row’s previously respectable homes and commercial establishments were gradually replaced with saloons and gambling joints, which remained for decades to come. The row’s central location made it the rendezvous for all elements of society. “On the row a man met and mingled with the elite, the bon-ton, the busy man-about-town, the Bohemian, the poet laureate, the soldier of fortune, and everything but the bootlegger, a type that at that date had not come into existence,” wrote The Washington Post in 1921. (more…)
915 F Street, NW courtesy Succotash
As folks were just lauding Succotash in this morning’s rant/revel, from a press release:
“Mr Lee’s is a pop-up restaurant from Chef Edward Lee and KNEAD Hospitality + Design opening the first week of September. Located in the upstairs bar and lounge of SUCCOTASH Penn Quarter, Mr Lee’s draws inspiration from the night markets of Asia. The food is bold, unfussy and represents Chef Edward’s innovative approach to the foods and flavors of Korea and beyond. The pop-up will run through the end of 2018 with a weekly menu and an emphasis on ingredients from the Penn Quarter Farmer’s Market.
Chef Edward, who is known for his innovative Southern cuisine, pivots his focus at Mr. Lee’s to the foods of Asia. Guests can expect a small menu that changes weekly. Signature items will include Ja Jiang Myun, hand-cut noodles in a beef black bean sauce with pickled radish and cucumber ponzu; specialty dumplings like Duck Confit, Snow Pea & Basil with XO sauce, fried shallots and lime; and Spicy Pork Belly & Kimchi with kimchi stew, silky tofu and fried chickpeas.
410 7th Street, NW
Barred in DC spotting the big news this morning:
Have you heard? Starting August 13th, in an effort to become more efficient and safer for our guests and staff alike, we will be no longer accepting cash. As always, we will accept @Visa @Mastercard @AmericanExpress pic.twitter.com/KWMGhgzmA0
— Hill Country DC (@HillCountryWDC) July 31, 2018
Ed. Note: Let’s keep an eye on the The Cashless Retailers Prohibition Act of 2018 introduced by Councilmember David Grosso in late June.
480 7th Street, NW
From an email:
“Sangria Festival is back at Jaleo just in time for some of the hottest weeks of the year! From July 23 to August 5, Jaleo is adding two limited edition sangrias to their menu – the popular Rosé Sangria and José’s Summertime Sangria, a brand new drink made with fresh, seasonal peaches. (more…)