923 16th Street, NW
Check out their full menus here.
From a press release:
“Alhambra premieres with a focus on fresh, local ingredients prepared simply and executed masterfully by its new Executive Chef, Sébastien Giannini. The Mediterranean menu will complement Giannini’s prestigious culinary expertise. The haute-cuisine restaurant, located at The St. Regis, Washington D.C., offers diners an approachably elegant experience with a well-rounded menu and a revered beverage program.
“Alhambra is the crown jewel and the latest new culinary option in Washington, D.C.’s bustling White House district” notes Joseph Mattioli, General Manager of The St. Regis, Washington D.C. “Chef Giannini has created a bright Mediterranean menu strongly influenced by his French background. The refined menu will be punctuated by elevated table-side service and a distinctive level of service, making the restaurant a new favorite for Washington diners.”
The menu will feature several signature dishes including scallops a la plancha served with savora mustard, turmeric, and raw cauliflower; tomahawk steak, designed for two diners, it includes taggiasca olives, pommes chateau, preserved lemon, and braised cauliflower; olive pit roasted chicken featuring an herb butter and mousseline; and rockfish, served over chorizo, cherrystone clams, and topped with an aioli foam. (more…)
1147 20th Street, NW
Thanks to Ben for sending: “the new Gregorys Coffee on 20th and M (1147 20th) opened today.”
Ed. Note: This is the third Gregorys to open after 1030 19th Street, NW just south of L Street next to Bold Bite (RIP) and Vermont and K Street, NW.
“To celebrate the opening of its 4th shack in DC, Luke’s Lobster is giving one lucky person the chance to win lobster for year! Anyone who visits the new Luke’s Lobster shack in Farragut on opening weekend, Friday Feb 16th through Sunday, Feb 18, can enter to win lobster for a year. No purchase necessary.
Luke’s Lobster Farragut Square 800 17th St. NW
Monday – Sunday: 11 am – 9 pm
1600 square feet; 32 seats
Luke’s Lobster is thrilled to announce two new developments furthering their coastal sustainability mission in 2018. (more…)
1627 K Street, NW
Update on Taqueria Local from a press release:
“Putting an innovative spin on Mexican classics, Taqueria Local, downtown D.C.’s new artisanal taco restaurant, will arrive with a mouthwatering menu of tacos, tostadas, burritos, salads, sides and soups, as well as a handful of desserts, in March.
Just like owner Antonis Karagounis’ other D.C. establishments — Echostage, Decades, Barcode, Ultrabar, Soundcheck and L8 — Taqueria Local is an authentically homegrown concept that’s sure to become one of Washington’s instant foodie favorites. Karagounis and partner Arman Amirshahi, who has nearly 25 years of hospitality experience, have tapped their longtime chef, Giovanni Orellana to helm the new eatery, which mixes modern, fast-casual vibes with the appeal of a classically authentic Mexican restaurant.
In addition to its extensive food menu, Taqueria Local will also serve a variety of Mexico’s iconic aguas frescas, bottled Mexican sodas, flavored margaritas, beer and wine.
Taqueria Local marks the initial management venture for Orellana, a D.C. food prep veteran from El Salvador with more than 14 years of experience and stints at Ceviche, Lima, Pesce, Posto and most recently, Barcode, on his extensive resume. In fact, Orellana’s weekly taco special at Barcode has regularly been one of the restaurant’s top-selling plates. (more…)
I was surprised to see Fast Eddie’s window papered over but when I called for details I was told they’d just be closed for renovations for the next month or two. Also while I was looking for more details I found this fantastic yelp review from Babs R.:
“Awesome burgers, great service!! We were in from out of town and this place was right across the street from the hotel. We weren’t interested in drinking, so I can’t comment on that, but we were both starving and dying of thirst. The waitress was on top of refills, we had 5/6 each, and the burger s were cooked to a perfect medium, which we asked for. We tried to go back, I think it was Saturday @ the same time, but the asshole bouncer out front just stood there like a retarded robot repeating”it’s a gentleman’s club”, “it’s a gentleman s club”. No chance for questions, like what are the hours or days? How did he know I wasn’t looking for a lap dance or applying for a job!!! Anyways, if your going for food it’s really good, extremely reasonable, with great service.”
Ed. Note: I do not supported using retarded as a pejorative but the rest of the review is pretty funny.
1520 K Street, NW
800 17th Street, NW
Awesome. Thanks to Ruxandra for sending:
“I just saw this establishment being prepped yesterday on I Street NW between 17th and 18th streets right by the new Compass coffee.”
If you look at the menu – it’s gotta be a Luke’s:
1111 19th Street, NW
Danielle wrote yesterday:
“I’ve sent an email to Wawa about their oversight of the DC store in their free coffee promotion for all mid-Atlantic stores (MD and VA are included!)”
And a few hours later:
“I have heard back and Wawa has corrected this issue! Their response is below:
Have no fear… DC is definitely included in the free coffee celebration on Sunday! It was a mistake leaving it out of the release and I’ve updated and replaced it. thank you for reaching out and enjoy the big game!”
So props to Danielle, and props to Wawa for the quick fix!!
And that’s all I have to say about that. Thanks to Nora for sending!
Thanks to Craig for passing on word straight from Joe & The Juice‘s HQ at Østergade 26A, Denmark:
“The first [15th and K Street, NW] is set to open in the end of Q1 2018. The second one [17th and L Street, NW] is also within 2018, but I can’t be more specific than that.”
Check out their menus here. Stay tuned for more specific dates as they are learned.