2029 P Street, NW
You’ll see folks popping in today at Chiko’s new Dupont location but their Valentine’s special is booked solid. But the good news is they open to the public tomorrow. Regular hours will be Sunday-Thursday 5-10pm and Friday-Saturday 5-11pm until they open for lunch. I’m told lunch should launch in about 6 weeks.
1337 Connecticut Ave, NW interior courtesy The Sheppard
Whoops, missed this one! Thanks to Moira for letting us know about The Sheppard closing in Dupont.
Fortunately Eater reports:
“The Sheppard doesn’t have a new home locked down yet, but the team is circling in on a handful of sites in the West End, Truxton Circle, and Shaw for the new location. Strauss says he hopes to open the Sheppard 2.0 in six months.”
23rd and N Street, NW
The liquor license placard for Lazy Kate’s Bistro says:
“New bistro preparing and serving modern American-style food. Summer Garden with 109 seats. Total Occupancy Load is 209 with seating for 100 inside premises. **The licensee is also requesting an Entertainment Endorsement to provide live entertainment indoors only.”
Updates as they get closer to opening.
Thanks to Ian for sending:
“Wasn’t the same recently, but it will surely be missed by those of us near Dupont who enjoy good beer.” (more…)
1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
From a press release:
“After a dramatic transformation, the space formerly known as Cafe Dupont reopens as The Pembroke, beginning its inaugural dinner service tonight, February 8, with a complete makeover and all-new food & drink menus.
The farm-and-sea-to-table restaurant (1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW) seats 127 guests inside and boasts a 78-person seasonal terrace outdoors, adjacent to the venue’s stunning wall of floor-to-ceiling windows.
Photo credit: Rey Lopez
Interior designer Martin Brudnizki led the redesign, updating the restaurant with plush blue velvet semicircle banquettes, coral couches, brass light fixtures and hardware, marble tabletops and much more. (more…)
20th and Massachusetts Ave, NW
Thanks to John for passing on from FRESHFARM:
“FRESHFARM needs your help! We have an important update to share about the FRESHFARM Dupont Circle Farmers Market. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is exploring the creation of a north-south protected bike lane to connect the Dupont Circle neighborhood with Foggy Bottom and the National Mall. This week, the Dupont Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 2B) made a motion to recommend that the protected bike lane be constructed along 20th Street NW, which would travel directly through the market. While FRESHFARM strongly supports more protected bike lanes throughout the city, we are very concerned about the impacts the proposed bike lane will have on market operations. A protected bike lane along 20th Street could reduce the footprint of the Dupont Circle Farmers Market by as much as 60% and create serious safety hazards for shoppers, farmers and producers, as well as cyclists. (more…)
2029 P Street, NW
Oof, thanks to Doug for sending: “Panas just can’t catch a break.”
A couple weeks ago we reported that Panas Gourmet Empandadas were shut down by the Department of Health. Panas says due to their business license being expired. Panas opened up at 2029 P Street, NW back in June 2010. Updates when they reopen.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood
A reader shares some scuttlebutt: “I heard a rumor that the Starbucks at 21st and P is closing at the end of the the month.”
I was walking down Connecticut this morning when I heard a large explosion sound coming from the intersection at Columbia Rd. I turned to see the driver of a 43 bus getting off the bus to examine the bus. Thankfully, another 43 pulled up moments later, and all of the passengers from the first bus offloaded and boarded the much coveted 43.”
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We're honored and excited to announce today's America's Classics winner: Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse in Washington, D.C.! George Katinas, a first-generation Greek-American and U.S. army veteran, opened the restaurant in 1948, and by the '60s it had earned a reputation as a welcoming space for the LGBTQ community. Through the years, Annie’s has remained a stalwart supporter of LGBTQ causes, among them the Gay Men’s Chorus, Whitman Walker Clinic, Food and Friends and the Pride parade. At Annie’s, the steaks are hefty, the burgers juicy and the cocktails strong, but what really keeps people coming back is the restaurant’s legacy of inclusiveness and respect. Head to our stories to learn more and huge thanks to @dannygrubs for helping us share this breaking #jbfa news!
First Ugly Delicious filming and now from the James Beard Foundation:
“The James Beard Foundation announced today the five recipients of its 2019 America’s Classics Award.
The James Beard America’s Classics Award is given to locally owned restaurants that have timeless appeal and are cherished for quality food reflecting the character of their community. (more…)