1901 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Whoa, big news for the long vacant subterranean space previously home to SOHO, Crossroads and Heritage India/Zanzibar – Toryumon Japanese House is coming. A liquor license application says:
“A new Restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. Seating Capacity of 49 and Total Occupancy Load of 66. The Restaurant will not include Entertainment, Dancing or Cover Charge.”
I couldn’t find much info online besides this possibly related logo contest:
“The Toryumon japanese house will be a moderately priced, 100 seats restaurant offering made-to-order, hand-held Sushi, Ramen and poke bowl in delicious Asian and Latin flavor and full bar”
Updates when more is known.
Remember that “Homemade small batch gourmet ice cream made right in Brookland, DC.” It’s here!
From an email:
“Took a lot longer than anticipated, but we’re ramping up for the coming farmers market season. We’ll be making ice cream out of the Tastemakers kitchen (although we can’t retail at that location) and hope to have some retail partnerships soon.
8th and Monroe Street, NE formerly Filter now Fox Loves Taco
But that’s not all folks!! Thanks to Cris for sending this story from the Washington City Paper:
“Circle Friday on your calendar. To celebrate several changes, including the opening of its 30-seat patio with a prime view of passing Metro trains, the Brookland cafe Fox Loves Taco will hand out a free scoop of ice cream with the purchase of any taco.”
Also of note for my brothers and sisters in North Country (5035 Connecticut Avenue, NW): “The Carrs have signed a lease on a new space near Little Red Fox where they will produce the ice creams and expand their bakery operations.”
Ed. Note: Where is this new space?!?!? Banana Leaf? Terasol? Other?
The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.
“You have become, in some ways, the go-to … for underage,” DC alcohol licensing board member Mike Silverstein told an attorney for FoBoGro (once known as “Foggy Bottom Groceries”, 2140 F Street NW) at an October 2017 hearing.
Selling alcohol to minors (resulting in a three-day suspension of FoBoGro’s liquor license in December 2017 plus a $4,000 fine) was only one of the many problems that Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2A/Foggy Bottom had with FoBoGro’s application to renew its liquor license. Attendees of the ANC’s regularly-scheduled February 21 meeting heard that the management of the establishment had been very difficult to locate, that patrons had often tossed trash and packaging on the area in front of and beside the store, that noise after 10pm exceeded acceptable levels, and that store patrons and delivery trucks had often double-parked in the dedicated loading zone in front of the store, among other grievances.
Newly-installed ANC2A Chair William K. Smith (Commissioner for district 04) said the ANC “wished to hit the reset button” on the relationship with the store. (more…)
EK sends from Foggy Bottom: “Note the bullet hole? WTF?”
Ed. Note: Presumably this was one of the errant shots fired near GWU Hospital last Tuesday at 7:40pm.
From a press release:
“We are excited to announce the beginning of Onolicious Poke. From creators Can Yurdagul (Sushi Capitol/ Sushi Ogawa/ Mirai) and Nuri Erol (Wiseguy Pizza,) comes an experience that will strive to be the ultimate destination for poke.
“My approach will be the same as always which is to observe the cultural values surrounding the food and deliver an experience with value.” said Can Yurdagul.
“I`m excited to bring my expertise to this project and excited to collaborate to create a dynamic team.” said Nuri Erol.
Onolicious Poke will feature freshly cut fish that will be prepared on the premises by an experienced team along with high quality rice and seaweed. Built in 2016, District House, located on 2121 H St. NW, is a versatile member of George Washington University Housing featuring residential facilities, various meeting and study areas, and now home to soon to be the best poke destination in Washington D.C.
An experience in a bowl.”
Photo by JFT
Thanks to all who messaged as it was happening – to follow breaking news on PoPville during nights and weekends – be sure to follow @PoPville on Facebook here or Twitter here. Readers messaged hearing between 3-5 shots fired.
“At approximately 7:40 pm tonight, MPD responded to the 900 block of 23rd Street, NW to investigate a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was conscious and breathing at reporting time. The suspect is described as a black male, about 30 years old, wearing a black sweater, a vest, and blue jeans, last seen fleeing on foot toward Washington Circle. It is unknown at this time what led to the shooting. The relationship between the suspect and victim is not known. There were no other injuries reported. This incident is currently being investigated by Second District Detectives. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call 202-727-9099.”
Update from MPD:
“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred in the 900 block of 23rd Street, Northwest, on Wednesday, January 9, 2018.
At approximately 7:40 pm, the suspect and victim were engaged in a verbal altercation at the listed location. During the altercation, the suspect brandished a firearm and began shooting, striking the victim. The suspect fled the scene. The victim received treatment at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The suspect was captured by a surveillance camera and can be seen in the photos below:
Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”
via Grk Fresh Greek
Grk Fresh Greek shares the good word:
“EVERYONE GETS FREE CHICKEN SOUP! Stop by, warm up. No strings attached.”
Grk Fresh Greek is located at 1140 19th Street, NW and 2121 H Street, NW.
20th and Pennsylvania Ave, NW courtesy Duke’s
From a press release:
“The team behind Duke’s Grocery in Dupont Circle and Duke’s Counter in Woodley Park will open a new location at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Foggy Bottom. The new location will also be named Duke’s Grocery and is slated to open in late 2018.
Fans of the two current Duke’s locations will recognize a robust brunch menu, active bar scene, creative sandwiches and sunny patio. Also featured will be the beloved Proper Burger, consistently rated the District’s Best Burger. At over 4,500 square feet, the new venture will be the largest of the three Duke’s restaurants, which will provide Executive Chef Jillian Catterton space and flexibility for more menu options. The East London-inspired menu will continue to offer seasonal salads, white truffle mac & cheese, curries, and rotating specials including Sunday Roast, lamb shanks and salt beef. (more…)
Photos by Clarissa Villondo courtesy Laoban Dumpling
First Bindaas Indian and now Dumplings. Not bad Foggy Bottom. Not bad at all…
From a press release:
“Former consultant and venture capitalist turned restaurateur, Patrick Coyne, is pleased to announce the opening of his first fast casual dumpling concept, Laoban Dumplings, at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave, NW today, Monday, November 6. The outpost is meant to recreate the authentic and fun dumpling shop experience Coyne enjoyed in the Chinese province of Hunan while teaching English a few years ago.
“I am very excited to open this shop, which I have been envisioning for really long time,” said Coyne. “Dumplings are approachable, beloved, convenient, and comforting. Every culture has a version of them. The combination of dough and filling is something everyone is already familiar with.”
The opening comes after a string of sold-out pop-ups held around Washington, D.C., including stops at Compass Rose where Coyne debuted a khachapuri dumpling – a Gregorian-inspired bite filled with cheese and egg and pan-fried in butter; and On Rye where he featured a Reuben dumpling – a magical combination of the classic American deli sandwich with this Chinese staple. His take on the Lebanese version of a Shish barak dumpling – filled with ground beef, pine nuts, spices and garlic and served with a garlic and mint yogurt dipping sauce – was hailed by Zagat as one of the best versions in the country.
Guests can anticipate an array of dumplings that take traditional Chinese ingredients and recombine them to create new offerings. (more…)
“Menu Description: Guests can anticipate savory snacks, kebabs, with vegetarian options as well as pork, fish, chicken and beef street food dishes that are easy on the wallet. A small sampling from Group Executive Chef Vikram Sunderman’s opening menu will include dishes such as Chicken Farcha Burger, marinated chicken, malt vinegar, chili and curry leaves, served on a pao bun with beet and tomato chutney; Wada Pao, seasonal vegetables, potatoes, mustard seeds and curry leaves, served with pao bun, mint and cilantro chutney; Chicken Curry, house-made chicken curry with tomatoes and garam masala, served with saffron rice as well as Vegetable Curry, seasonal vegetables with paneer, ginger, chilies and cashews, served with saffron rice. (more…)