Washington, DC


705 6th Street, NW courtesy Daikaya

From a press release:

“Beginning today – Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 – the celebrated team behind Daikaya, the Izakaya 2F – has announced that they will be partnering with Okinawa’s Prefectural Government to host a month-long culinary celebration honoring Okinawa. This month-long culinary series expands upon Daikaya Group’s (Daikaya, Haikan, Bantam King, Hatoba, and Tonari) ongoing mission to continue celebrating Japanese culture and cuisine throughout the District and beyond. Read More

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900 7th Street, NW

Back in December we learned that Howl at the Moon would be taking over the old Ping Pong Dim Sum space in Chinatown. They’ve now posted a liquor license placard that says:

“A dueling piano bar with a live music concept offering a menu of traditional bar food and a full- service bar. Applicant requests to add an Entertainment Endorsement with Dancing and Cover Charge. Total Occupancy Load of 500 with seating for 450.” Read More

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709 7th Street, NW

The cashier tells me Bed, Bath & Beyond’s last day will be June 1st. For the curious, I came away with a decent kitchen knife for 5 bucks. I got my eye on a vacuum cleaner but I’m gambling on a deeper discount – they were only at 30% last weekend. The world market had some Icelandic row but I wasn’t ready to take that 2 buck gamble… Read More

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6th and G Street, NW

From WMATA:

“Metro announced today the selection of Stonebridge and Rockefeller Group to redevelop its downtown DC headquarters site, the Jackson Graham Building (JGB), in the heart of the District’s Gallery Place commercial and entertainment area.

The developer will reposition the building – keeping the current Jackson Graham Building (JGB) structure – and reimagine it as a mixed-use commercial development, including the addition of three floors to the structure. The deal will generate long-term revenue for Metro through annual payments over the term of the 99-year ground lease agreement. Read More

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Photo by Rey Lopez

Ed. Note: This is the spot with the dope indoor moss garden we looked at last week. I got to see it in person and it is incredibly cool. And of equal import – the food was delicious too. This is gonna be another very popular spot.

From a press release:

“Celebrated Daikaya Group partners Yama Jewayni, Katsuya Fukushima, and Daisuke Utagawa are thrilled to announce the opening of their fifth restaurant in the District – Tonari (at 707 6th Street, NW; www.TonariDC.com; 202-289-8900) – meaning ‘next door’ or ‘neighbor’. Opening today – Friday, February 7th – at 5pm for dinner service, Tonari will serve as the first restaurant in Washington D.C. to showcase Japanese-style or ‘Wafu’ pasta and pizza located directly next to their flagship restaurant Daikaya in Chinatown. Lunch service, and a dessert tasting experience on the 2nd floor within Tonari is slated to launch in the coming weeks. Read More

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