Washington, DC


1320 14th Street, NW

From a press release:

“The Pig, longtime Logan Circle restaurant from EatWellDC, has reopened after a 3-month Covid hiatus as a reinvented version of its former self, according to principal David Winer. Its new menu, created by Executive Chef Shabier Bahramy, turns its “Nose to Tail” higher end focus into a moderately priced BBQ concept. “Recognizing a need in the market for affordable, great BBQ, we decided to jump in with both feet.” says Winer. Read More

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1831 14th Street, NW via Immortal Beloved

Update: Kim hears, “The owner is making it a barber shop. All the barbers who worked downstairs will now be working upstairs from what I’ve heard

Update: Kim hears, “They’re making the entire space Hell’s Bottom, the barbershop. No more women’s hair.

Thanks to C and JC for sending word:

“Per stylists who work there, Immortal Beloved on 14th street is closing permanently. I remember still going to them when they were on Church Street a decade ago. What a loss.”

Ed. Note: I emailed Immortal Beloved this morning to try to get more info on timing but have not heard back yet. One email from a stylist was forwarded to me which starts:

“Dear Clients,
Unfortunately Immortal Beloved D.C. is closing permanently.”

Updates as more is known.

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What an incredibly cool find by plansornoplans:

“Lying, thinking
Last night
How to find my soul a home
Where water is not thirsty
And bread loaf is not stone
I came up with one thing
And I don’t believe I’m wrong
That nobody,
But nobody
Can make it out here alone. – Maya Angelou”

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1367 R Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I understand that business need to reopen and keep things afloat, and a big part of that is outdoor seating. But I walked past Bluestone Lane in Logan Circle this morning and saw these tables in the middle of what I believe is a public sidewalk. Is this legal, and even if it is, isn’t this violating some kind of social distancing rules? There’s no way to get around the tables in a “socially distant” manner if people are sitting there (and if people are also sitting on the benches, which they usually are). Also, it’s just plain annoying to have this in the middle of the sidewalk.”

Ed. Note: I know many establishments were able to apply for extended patios. I’m not 100% sure what’s happening here but from the photo it looks like maybe they placed a separation so that it is safe to walk by in the street?

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14th and R Street, NW

From a press release:

“Jane Jane, a cocktail bar co-owned and operated by friends and Washington, D.C. hospitality veterans Jean Paul (J.P.) Sabatier, Ralph Brabham and Drew Porterfield will open this fall in the mission-driven mixed-use development Liz, located at 1705 14th St NW.

Sabatier, who was recognized as one of Zagat’s “30 under 30,” will helm the bar and oversee the cocktail program. His experience spans many years with front and back of house positions at Rappahannock Oyster Bar, Maydan, Compass Rose, and Knightsbridge Restaurant Group. Brabham and Porterfield are North Carolina natives who together own the popular Shaw restaurants Beau Thai and BKK Cookshop. Brabham, an attorney who has been in the hospitality industry for the last ten years with Porterfield, who is also the gallery director at the Long View Gallery in Shaw will run operations of Jane Jane as co-owners. The three friends were inspired to open Jane Jane after the success of the Southern-inspired pop-up ‘Dot’s Spot,’ which they hosted on the patio of BKK Cookshop in 2017. Their desire to create a place that serves well-crafted classic cocktails, Southern-inspired snacks, with welcoming, inclusive hospitality were the driving factors behind the decision to open Jane Jane. Read More

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1226 Vermont Avenue NW

Chelsey passes on the sad scene earlier today from Luther Place Memorial Church: “Lamenting this act of vandalism and lifting up the names and legacies of Dorothy Day and MLK Jr. this morning.”

Pastor Karen Brau writes: “As I walked in this early morning, this vandalism greeted me @LutherPlace #DorothyDay and #MLKingJr teach us about revolutions of the heart and systems. On the ground and in the air, these saints remain in place and on the move.” Read More

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