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by Prince Of Petworth June 12, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0


1901 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Grant reported on Friday: “Toryumon Japanese House at 19th and Penn is getting delivery of rice and noodles right now.”

This is the long vacant subterranean space previously home to SOHO, Crossroads and Heritage India/Zanzibar. And it looks like they’ve opened on Sunday:

Check out their menu here.

“Toryumon Japanese House offers tasty Southeast Asian Cuisines. It’s trendy eatery offering creative sushi, Tokyo style Ramen Asian fushion meals!

Toryumon Japanese House serving everything on the menu is freshly prepared in-house with thoughtful attention to even the most subtle details. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 6, 2018 at 3:30 pm 0


13th and K Street, NW

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Bowser celebrated the start of a renovation that will transform the historic Franklin School into Planet Word – a museum dedicated to the power and fun of words and language. The Mayor was joined by Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans and Planet Word Founder and CEO Ann Friedman. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 6, 2018 at 1:45 pm 0


Connecticut and K Street, NW looking north towards L Street

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is scheduled to close one northbound lane of traffic on Connecticut Ave NW from L Street to M Street starting after rush hour Wednesday, June 6. Two lanes will remain open to traffic at all times.

The closure is needed for the installation of a temporary WMATA cooling tower for the Farragut North and Dupont Circle Metro stations. Placement of the temporary cooling tower will close the lane through the fall. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 4, 2018 at 10:10 am 0


1155 14th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Zentan, a contemporary Japanese restaurant located on Thomas Circle and adjacent to the Kimpton Donovan Hotel, will permanently close its doors on Saturday, June 30 to undergo a reconcept to open as a new restaurant from Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. While details for the forthcoming restaurant are still being finalized, it is expected to open in winter 2018. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 29, 2018 at 10:15 am 0


1801 L Street, NW

Thanks to Grant for the heads up. This is the former Au Bon Pain space that closed back in March. Their website says:

“When we looked around for inspiration, we were drawn to the richness, flavours and natural healthiness of Mediterranean cooking. We base our food around the Mediterranean diet, meaning our menu focuses on fruits and vegetables, whole grains, seeds and unrefined cereals. We look to replace butter with healthier fats such as olive oil, use spices and herbs instead of salt to flavour dishes and look to encourage more chicken and fish in our diets, with a little red meat thrown in for good measure. We do also understand the need to have a treat, be it a glass of red wine or something sweet, but only as a small part of our diet.”

Check out Leon’s Menus here.

Anyone take a taste overseas?


looking east towards Connecticut Ave

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