Thanks to Liz for sending:
“another one bites the dust in Chinatown. Saw this on the California Tortilla this morning, with all the windows papered over”
California Tortilla joins RFD, Ping Pong Dim Sum and Fuddruckers as relatively recent closures in Chinatown. Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.
728 7th Street, NW
Photos by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend
Thanks to nevermindtheend for the sending:
“So there were ADAPT protesters blocking the roadway on F Street between 6th and 7th yesterday, right at the peak of the PM rush. (Information about the protest here.) Police decided that it was a good idea to let cars out of the parking lot on the south side of the street and direct them ONTO THE SIDEWALK on the north side of the street so they could get to 7th Street.
To do this, access to Gallery Place Station was completely blocked off to pedestrians walking westbound on F Street. There was no warning at 6th Street that the sidewalk was closed 3/4 of the way down the street and police didn’t even bother to alternate letting cars through and letting pedestrians through. It’s quite clear that this city prioritized cars over people.”
Update from the Chief of Police:
For those trapped in the garage because of a First Amendment assembly blocking the exit – this was welcomed relief. https://t.co/CCITXfvSXO
— Peter Newsham (@ChiefNewsham) May 16, 2018
I was at E Street Cinema this past weekend to see Tully (great movie!). I was seated alone near the end of a row, and there were about a dozen other people in the theater. Before the start of the movie, a man sat at the end of my row, two seats away. Once the movie started after the previews, I could see from the corner of my eye that he was constantly looking over at me, trying to catch my attention, and I noticed that he was making a “rhythmic motion” with his hand at the opening of his loose-fitting gym shorts. I froze and stared at the screen. (more…)
“Hill Country Barbecue Market is back this summer at the National Building Museum for Backyard Barbecue. Kicking off Wednesday May 16th, please join us in celebrating all things summer with barbecue, beers and live music!
What: Backyard Barbecue at the National Building Museum Kick-off Party
When: Wednesday, May 16th
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 pm
Were: The National Building Museum’s West Lawn
401 F St. NW”
I received an email a little bit ago, from Panera Bread Corporate saying that the Panera Bread in Chinatown 673 H Street NW is closing on May 9th. Do you or any of your readers know why? It seems(ed) like a great location & was always busy.”
673 H Street, NW
740 6th Street, NW courtesy Spice-6
Earlier this week spoke about some scuttlebutt regarding a Little Sesame Hummus Shop opening in the old Pidzza spot next to the coming Spice-6 space. It looked like Spice-6 was super close to opening and indeed they are – today is the day!
From an email:
“Spice-6 Modern Indian will open its first DC location TODAY at 11am in Chinatown.
To celebrate the team will be offering a FREE MINI DOSA with purchase of any naan pizza, rice bowl, kabob entree, naan wrap or salad.
The DC location will cater to folks seeking traditional Southern Indian fare and also a full vegetarian and vegan menu. Also launching is a full made to oder traditional dosa menu and uttapam menu! (more…)
701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
From a press release:
“ThinkFoodLab, the R&D-driven space from José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup that features a rotating roster of fast-casual concepts, announces the opening of Butterfly Tacos Y Tortas. This new concept offers a menu inspired by Mexico City’s vibrant street food culture and Mexico’s rich regional diversity as a whole.
Drawing on the decade-long success of its sister restaurant, Oyamel, Butterfly features an all-new menu of tortas (Mexican-style sandwiches), tacos, salads, snacks, desserts (including Paletas) and a seasonally-driven selection of agua fresca flavors. This dynamic concept will also debut at Audi Field, the new home of DC United, in July.
Menu highlights for Butterfly include:
Photo by Rey Lopez
Tacos (3 for $10):
Cochinita pibíl con cebolla en escabeche: Yucatán-style barbecued pork with pickled red onion and cilantro
Chilorio de Res: Shredded beef in a smoky chile sauce, onion,raddish and cilantro
Hongos: Grilled trumpet mushrooms with guacamole, maggi sauce, and cheese
Pollo a la parilla con aguacate: Grilled marinated chicken thigh and green onion, with guacamole and salsa chipotle
7th and H Street, NW
736 6th Street, NW
Word on the street is that a Little Sesame could be taking over the former Pidzza space next to the coming Spice-6 Indian fast casual in the former On Rye space. Ed. Note: Spice-6 looks super closer to opening.
Little Sesame is also coming to the former Veloce space downtown. Updates when/if more is known.
1828 L Street, NW
Sharetea’s website says:
“Established in 1992, Sharetea started off business with to-go black tea and pearl milk tea drinks in Taipei, Taiwan. Since then Sharetea has opened many branches and franchises in 18 countries such as United States, Canada, UK, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia and over 450 stores.
Reputation for a High Quality
Our drinks are made from high quality tea leaves and selected ingredients shipped directly from Taiwan. All products are 100% guaranteed to arrive fresh and tasty. We test the tea leaves each growing season and all ingredients from time to time to ensure our drinks’ consistent and quality. Best tea needs the best ingredients and we insist on the best for you!”
Check out their menus here.
519 H Street, NW