1420 New York Ave, NW
This is the former Saint Michel space (previously Camille’s Cafe) which closed back in October 2013.
From a press release:
“Now open to the public, Sushi Gakyu provides patrons an upscale dining experience serving traditional and modern-style sushi, sashimi and Japanese fish menus. Bethany Kazaba, Co-Founder and Principal of Neighborhood Retail Group secured the new location which seats approximately 67 guests with an additional 24 seats outside as well as offers an Edomae Ginza-style chef’s table in which Chef Yoshi will create custom dishes based on guest’s preferences–the way sushi and sashimi are traditionally served in Japan.
Followers of Chef Yoshi know him from his successful Bethesda, MD restaurant, Yuzu Japanese Dining. Chef Yoshi has practiced the art of sushi making in the United States and Japan for more than 30 years and is known for starting his culinary career at the prestigious ANA Hotel restaurant in Tokyo.”
Check out the menu after the jump. (more…)
Courtesy Nino’s Bakery
From Nino’s Bakery owner Miranda Rinaldi:
“Nino’s Bakery will be opening this fall 2017 at 1310 L St NW. Steps from Franklin Square, we encourage our neighbors to take a break from the office and indulge in the simple elegance of artisan pastries and chocolates made from scratch.
Nino’s Bakery is named after the owner’s dachshund whom she adopted while living in Italy. During his years in Milan, Nino attempted to enter every bakery in the city in his search for pastries. Now that he has come to America, Nino is finally getting his own bakery, which sadly he still cannot enter. So give yourself a moment of bliss and enjoy a pastry for Nino.”
1310 L Street, NW looking east towards 13th
The Sloppy Don courtesy Bub and Pop’s
From an email:
“Today’s Featured Sandwich is….The Sloppy Don – Nathan’s All Beef Hot Dog, Chef’s Own Sloppy Joe, Bacon, Spicy Mustard & Secret Cheese Dust all on a Hot Dog Roll – $6 – Just Grab It By The Bun!!!”
1815 M Street, NW
Last week on Instagram (thanks to @caitylovesjames for tagging us in this great shot) I was lamenting CityCenter’s prices while admiring their style:
Turns out they got something I can afford – free putt putt!! Sweet. The course from City Golf is set up at 10th and I Street, NW across from Momofuku. You can register for a tournament Thursday here. Otherwise the course will remain open until July 2nd. Hours are 11am – 7pm. When I passed it on Saturday there was only one other group playing.
1400 M Street, NW
“the Westin at Thomas Circle is on fire…”
Working fire Westin Hotel on Thomas Circle NW. Smoke showing. Possible fire on roof. Bldg being evacuated.
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) June 24, 2017
Westin update: kitchen fire is out. Remaining fire exterior ductwork being extinguished. No other extension. Hotel remains evacuated. pic.twitter.com/fyh2tv7xde
— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) June 25, 2017
1909 K Street, NW
Thanks to all who emailed. Amanda reports:
“It appears that the 19th street wave of closures has spilled over to K st. Cities (formally LOOK, the rumored Icelandic restaurant) has closed. Cities was located on K st NW in between 19th and 20th st.”
Cities’ website is still active so we’ll see if this is a refresh or if a new restaurant is coming. Since their phone number is disconnected and they haven’t tweeted since March 14th I’d guess that latter. Stay tuned.
courtesy DC Vault
From an email:
“This Friday and Saturday, June 23-24, DC Vault is hosting the 2017 National Street Vault at Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Ave NW.
via google maps
Thanks to a tipster for sending word of Compass Coffee’s next location – 800 17th Street, NW:
Compass Coffee recently celebrated being open 1000 days. A couple weeks ago we also learned they were coming to 14th and I St, NW as well. They’re already open at 18th and I St, NW. As for this most recent location coming to 800 17th Street, NW – it’s interesting to note that La Colombe recently opened around the corner in late February.
Thanks to all who messaged us. Sarah writes: “another one bites the dust on 19th between M & L. Maso salad/sandwich shop, which i really liked!”
MASO Life + Flavor opened in the former Nature’s Table space back in 2015. Stay tuned.
1145 19th Street, NW