Washington, DC

601 2nd Street, NE

Thanks to Patrick for sending:

“Looks like another location is set to open, super close to the Butter Chicken Company 2 location on H Street, at the old Duet location (601 2nd St NE) rather than Masala Art as previously thought. Also now appears on their website along with coming soon 4 (Dupont) and 5 (Bethesda) coming soon!”

STAY TUNED for opening dates and peep their menu here.


Update from Otello:

“Dear loyal friends & patrons:

After over 30 years in Dupont Circle, Otello restaurant has permanently closed its doors. As with many other restaurants, the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible for us to stay in business. Some other restaurants were able to pivot to pick up and delivery services, but it was determined that this was not a viable option for our little restaurant.

We hope you keep Otello in your memories as a place for good food, good times and cheer. On behalf of the entire team at Otello, we thank you for your years of patronage and we will miss you all!
– Otello Restaurant”

Sadly their phone number has been disconnected as well so it appears to be another end of an era. The Washington Post reviewed them in 1985:

“The newest red-sauce and red-check Italian restaurant is Otello, just south of Dupont Circle. Read More


1836 18th Street, NW

Ed. Note: Rebellion opened in the former Mum Mum space back in 2014.

Rebellion DC writes:

“Due to the economic hardships placed on our industry and us personally as a business, we can confirm that the difficult decision to close Rebellion DC has been made. Being shut down three separate times due to COVID-19 and a landlord unwilling to work with us on any type of rent reduction and/or deferment has made for an untenable situation. This is the most heartbreaking decision we have ever had to make. We wish the best to others who find themselves in a similar situation during this pandemic, because this sucks. Read More


16th and Massachusetts Ave, NW photo by Kris Carlson

Kris reports: “Major construction accident at the Australian Embassy. At least one stretcher and a lot of flashing lights”

Photo by DC Fire & EMS

“MPD reports westbound 1600 Block of Massachusetts Avenue NW is closed due to fire department activity. Please use an alternate route.”

DC Fire & EMS reported around 8:30am:

“Update construction accident 16th St. & Mass. Ave NW. 2 workers struck by a large pipe & suffering critical injuries. Both are being carried out of excavation by #DCsBravest and will be transported to trauma facility.” Read More


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