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by Prince Of Petworth August 10, 2017 at 10:30 am 0


1317 14th Street, NW

Logan Circle’s getting a new Indian restaurant called Pappe according to a liquor license application:

“New Class “C” Restaurant, serving Indian Food. The restaurant will have 75 seats and an estimated Total Occupancy Load of 85, plus a Sidewalk Café with 11 seats.”

It’ll be located right next door to Hando Medo sushi (thanks to all for messaging about the new signage):

And don’t forget the basement bar coming from the former owner of the Reef. Stay tuned for updates on all fronts.

by Prince Of Petworth August 2, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0


1608 14th Street, NW

Now this is a curious one. Rice, which by the by is a phenomenal restaurant of the old(ish) school (anyone know what year they opened?), has posted a new liquor license for a Rice Market:

“New Class “B” retail store selling beer and wine for off – premise consumption.”

When I stopped by to talk to an employee on site he said, he thought a new bar (from the owners of Rice) was coming to the basement space downstairs. Sounds similar to Sotto at Ghibillena next door. So either, a new retail store is coming downstairs which is possible but odd, or a new bar is coming downstairs. Either way, Rice is awesome and deserves your love. See their menu here.

STAY TUNED for developments on the basement space.

by Prince Of Petworth July 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

From a press release:

“Maki Shop will close the doors of its retail location this month but that doesn’t mean its fans will have to say sayonara to their beloved Asian-inspired bites – in fact, your favorite maki hand roll may more accessible than ever.

Since launching in 2015, the brand’s Japanese fare has become a favorite of heath-focused Washingtonians and foodies alike. The recent success of their hand rolls being sold at places like Compass Coffee coupled with some new partnerships convinced co-owner Todd Ciuba that it would be best to shift away from retail. (In addition to Compass Coffee, select Maki Shop products are currently available at Union Kitchen Grocery, Georgetown University and NPR’s Sound Bite Café.)

The decision to close the brick and mortar store was a strategic one that will allow the Maki Shop’s owners to focus on and embrace the widespread demand for their products in a different way. The portability and affordability of the brand’s most popular items – the maki hand rolls – are an ideal match for wholesale distribution.

In addition to increasing their presence in grocery stores, coffee shops and boutique food retailers, Maki Shop may soon be popping up in vending machines, movie theaters and ballparks, thanks to some new and evolving partnerships. (more…)

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