Thanks to Jessica for sending. I called to confirm and their phone number had already been disconnected. Zen Taco opened in the former Custom Fuel pizza spot (and Upper Crust Pizzeria before them) back in January.
Looks like the number of restaurant closures in D.C. is approaching 90 for 2018.
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Photos by Rey Lopez
Oh my God. I think it’s no secret that I was once the topped ranked amateur ping ponger on the south shore of Strong Island back in ’88. Anyway, maybe my brother could still beat me every time but suffice it to say I was pretty damn good. Which is one helluva a preface for this press release:
“This winter, the ultimate ping pong social experience will arrive in Washington, D.C. SPIN, the beloved ping pong social club founded in New York City with locations across North America, is set to deliver an unparalleled ping pong experience to the residents of the D.C Metro area. SPIN DC is slated to open its doors officially in January but will give D.C. a preview starting December 18th at 1332 F St. NW, bringing its eclectic mix of high-energy social play and love of the sport to our nation’s capital. Washington: welcome to your new offline social network. (more…)
1120 G Street, NW
I wanted to make sure that you had seen the GoFundMe campaign set up by Jessica Escobar, who owns Sip of Seattle in Northwest DC.
As bigger coffee shops have moved into the area and rents continue to rise, Jessica is being forced to leave behind the shop that many have loved for over 22 years.
1120 G Street, NW
Thanks to Mark for sending from WUSA9:
“Sip of Seattle will be closing their doors for good on Friday, December 14th. The coffee shop has been in business for more than two decades.”
Oof. Just last September we spoke about some urgently needed love for some of “the nicest people ever.”
Sip of Seattle’s Facebook says:
“Sip of Seattle is a family run Coffee Stop that will service all your Java needs. Whether its a small cup of drip or an iced grande half soy caramel mocha latte, we pride ourselves on being able to provide our customers with a drink they can truly enjoy. Since 1996, the Escobar family has been serving its customers the best coffee in DC.”
1101 Connecticut Ave, NW photo by Anna Meyer Photo
From a press release:
To celebrate the latest 1,200-square foot outpost and to thank D.C.’s growing army of “Gregulars,” guests will enjoy a free 12-ounce drink (including drip coffee, cold brew, espresso, cortados, cappuccinos and lattes) on December 5 followed freebies and treats for the rest of the week. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user LaTur
I’ve had a few weird interactions lately and was wondering if anyone else has experienced the same thing. Three times in the past couple of months, two young women have stopped me while walking downtown near my office. They ask if I’d like to come to their study group and launch into a speech about “God the mother.”
The first time it happened, I didn’t think too much of it – they’re perfectly friendly but something about it is fairly aggressive. (more…)
18th and I Street, NW
Thanks to Kim for sending word that they opened right before Thanksgiving.
Shawarma District is located in the former Nice & Quick Mart.
Anyone take an early taste of the shawarma?
923 15th Street, NW via Loopnet
Thanks to Nick for sending:
“Looks like @dua_cipete is coming to D.C.! Signs just went up at the newly renovated building at 923 15th St NW”
Anyone familiar with Jakarta’s Dua Coffee?
901 New York Avenue, NW
From Acadiana (who opened back in 2005):
“It is with great sadness we announce the closing of Acadiana Restaurant in downtown DC. Acadiana will remain open for a month-long PARDI GRAS to celebrate many wonderful years, and will close permanently after New Year’s Eve as our lease is terminating. (more…)