15th and L Street, NW
Last week we learned that the fast casual Japanese restaurant Akedo, from one of the co-founders of a Japanese restaurant group, Zuma, was coming to the new Midtown Center building (the old Washington Post HQ.) (more…)
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (entrance on 13th looking towards Pennsylvania)
A liquor license placard for The Henri says:
“A new Retailer’s Class C Restaurant with a seating capacity of 221 and Total Occupancy Load of 360.”
RIP OG Chef Geoff’s. (more…)
1212 18th Street, NW
Yesterday we learned that Little Beet had abruptly closed for renovations. I knew it was for “renovations”!! Thanks to Pat for sending the update. That is one helluva closing note below: (more…)
The Little Beet is opened in the former Pei Wei space next to 18th Street Lounge back in November 2015. So do we think this is a renovation or a “renovation”? (more…)
Thanks to Catherine (and Craig) for sending:
“This is a fast casual Japanese spot opening up in Midtown Center (15th and L). We’ve heard it’s opening at the end of the year.” (more…)
1990 M Street, NW
Honeysuckle (previously home to Vidalia) closed here back in April.
Thanks to Kristen, Clinton and Alex for sending the news. Swahili Village’s website says:
“The Swahili Village Bar and Grill’s Fine Kenyan Cuisine captures the essence of three distant lands: India, Arabia, and Persia. A bold, well balanced blend of herbs and seasoning gives this indigenous East African food a unique taste reminiscent of great Asian, Mediterranean, Arabic and Ethiopian empires of the past. (more…)
Photo by Andrew Bailey
D’oh! While there were reports of enforcement witnessed this is quite the picture. Thanks to Andrew for sending at 9am this morning:
“I don’t think this is how these new red bus lanes on I St. NW are supposed to work…
Seems to still be some confusion…the sign says right-turns are OK, but how about when there are bus stops at the same corner? Then again, DC isn’t known for having the clearest signage…”
Ed. Note: These dedicated bus lanes are set for AM Peak: 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM
PM Peak: 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Since this was the first day hopefully continued enforcement will help work out the kinks. If this is indeed a kink.
Photo by Walter Deleon
It had been 19 days since we last had a spontaneous combustion, or seemingly one. Props as always to DCFD for the rapid response. And thanks to all who messaged us: (more…)
1800 M Street, NW
Slapfish is now open in the former Capriotti’s space downtown.
Check out their menu here.
“DC! We are now open. Come on in. Open at 8am everyday serving up some breakfast! We also have a nice selection of grab-n-go for you folks on the run! 1800 M street.” (more…)
Photo by Raka Choudhury
Raka reported over the weekend:
“In case you’re wondering what’s going on here, we’re installing bus lanes in downtown Washington, DC today! H & I (Street) Bus Lanes” (more…)