Washington, DC

From an email:

“To celebrate the launch of HipCityVeg’s breakfast menu at the Dupont Circle location, we are giving away free hot crispy hash browns and complementary LaColombe coffee (with plant-based milks, of course) in front of our Dupont Circle location (1300 Connecticut Ave.) this Friday. We hope to warm and perk people up on their way to work, and let them know about our exciting new plant-based breakfast options. Read More

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2029 P Street, NW

Back in November we shared the news that Sorellina would be doubling in size. Thanks to Abigail for confirming that they were taking over the former Panas space: “Was just there today and confirmed with the guy at the counter.

Caitlin writes: “The Sorellina expansion is coming along nicely. They took over the empanada place next door, essentially doubling their size.” Have a peek inside: Read More

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2132 Florida Ave., NW

“Dear PoPville, any word on the opening of Annabelle? The space has been under construction for months, but it looks like they’re finishing up now.”

I was lucky enough to take a preview tour yesterday and oh my goodness we are in for a treat (lots more photos below.) Here are the menus:

Dinner Menu

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Annabelle_TastingMenu

New Wine List

From a press release:

“Award-winning restauranteur Ashok Bajaj is pleased to announce Knightsbridge Restaurant Group’s new fine dining concept Annabelle, located at 2132 Florida Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20008. On January 17, 2020, Annabelle, the 95-seat, fully renovated legendary space will open for dinner. Located in the heart of the Kalorama neighborhood, Annabelle was designed by James Beard Foundation’s award-nominated restaurant designer Martin Vahtra of Projects Design Associates of New York. It is made up of three different historic buildings. The perfect balance of old and new, each room sports patterns on patterns, with artwork from Cara Tomlinson, the restaurant interior is contemporary, with a hint of mid-century modern vibe.

Bajaj tapped Frank Ruta as executive chef for his newcomer Annabelle. Ruta’s distinguished career spans over three decades and includes eleven years as executive sous chef at the White House, serving under three presidents and as owner/chef of the award-winning Palena. Prior to joining Annabelle, Ruta served as executive chef at the notable Mirabelle in Washington, D.C.

Annabelle’s menu showcases fresh and flavorful, locally-inspired cuisine. Read More

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