611 I Street, NW photo by John Robinson courtesy Karma Modern Indian
From a press release:
“Today, Karma Modern Indian announces that Executive Chef Ajay Kumar and Bar Director Dominik Lenikowski, Washington fixtures with international roots, A-list pedigrees and a passion for pushing the envelope, will helm the upscale new eatery opening later this month.
Owned by Sachin Mahajan and Ricky Singh, the Mount Vernon Triangle restaurant creatively reimagines classic Indian cuisine and flavors, using locally-sourced ingredients prepared with traditional and modern cooking methods. Karma Modern Indian’s menu of small and shareable plates puts an innovative, approachable twist on authentic South Asian cuisine. (more…)
I continue to get tons of messages about this graffiti popping up all over town. Continue to report specific locations to 311 please.
Chris also notes:
“The police were out taking note of all of it and trying to get camera footage of who is doing the tagging – so they are on it.”
Update from MPD:
“MPD is aware of the graffiti that has proliferated over the last several days. We are working to document it all, and coordinating with the Department of Public Works on its removal once we have taken a report and pictures.
If the public sees anti-Semitic graffiti regarding war with Russia, we ask that they look to see if it has also been marked “MPD CCN.” If it has, MPD has taken a report and it is on DPW’s list for clean-up, and there is no need to place a call. If it does not say “MPD CCN” on it, please call 311 to report the graffiti, noting the exact location, and, if available, any information about when the location was defaced.”
Sadly. A reader sends from the Convention Center this morning. Another reader notes: “Saw this at 9th and K NW this morning. My coworker said she also saw it at 5th and H NW. Neither were there yesterday. I reported to 311.”
Rendering of potential 601 K Street hotel design from DC Office of Zoning files
The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.
It is not clear who will build the planned “235 key” hotel with a rooftop bar at K and Sixth Streets NW. The design is only in its earliest stages. No hotel group has been chosen to run the hotel once it is built. Neither the bar or the hotel has a name. The penthouse bar may be run by the proprietors of the hotel, or may be operated by a third party.
But the penthouse bar that may appear someday above Mount Vernon Square already has closing hours – midnight weekdays, 2 a.m. weekends – endorsed unanimously by Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6E/Shaw at its last regularly-scheduled meeting on November 7.
“It’s a little unusual in setting particular usage terms before an operator is even selected,” said Commissioner Alex Marriott (district 05). The planned hotel will be in Marriott’s district. (more…)
at 7th and New York Ave, NW.
1015 7th Street, NW
How in the world did I miss this?!? MVP’s website says:
“A truly great sports bar must be awash in TVs, offer an inordinate selection of beers, whiskeys, tequilas and excel at something good, saucy and routinely on special, and must end up all over dress shirts.
MVP’s our one-size-fits-all Sports Bar concept, with more than 28 HDTVs, two video wall, dozens of beers, and huge selection of Whiskey’s and Tequilas (did we say HUGE?). (more…)
Calle Cinco is adjacent to Alta Strada at 465 K Street, NW
From an email:
“Calle Cinco, the Spanish tapas pop-up from Chef Michael Schlow and team, will continue for the foreseeable future. Thanks to an overwhelmingly positive response from patrons and support from the Mt. Vernon Triangle neighborhood, Schlow, Chef George Rodrigues and the rest of the team have decided to extend the tapas concept.
As such, the team has debuted a new happy hour menu, available every day of the week from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. featuring $5 drinks, and an assortment of cured meats, cheeses and tapas priced at $7 and under. Highlights from the menu include two kinds of “bikini sandwiches,” Serrano ham and Manchego or mushroom, Mahon and truffle, a play on a grilled cheese that’s popular in Barcelona; as well as tortilla espanola, papas bravas and pan con tomate. (more…)
7th and Massachusetts Ave, NW
Thanks to Wandaly for sending, “delicious!”
Maison Kayser’s website says:
“Founded by Eric Kayser in Paris in 1996, Maison Kayser is an authentic artisanal French Boulangerie, meaning that bread and other baked goods are mixed and baked on-site all day long.
Each Maison Kayser location around the world is organized in the pure tradition of the French Bakery. The most ancestral techniques are combined to produce bread, including the use of liquid leaven, and innovation with the most high performance, modern, state-of-the-art bakery equipment.”
Check out some of their menus here.
611 I Street, NW via google maps
From a press release:
“This November, Karma Modern Indian, the upscale, innovative new Indian eatery, will open its doors in Mount Vernon Square (611 I Street NW).
Owned by Sachin Mahajan and Ricky Singh, Karma Modern Indian offers a small plates-focused dining experience, reimagining traditional Indian flavor profiles in a unique and creative way. Karma’s diverse offering of signature cocktails provide unexpected and inventive pairings to the robust menu. Designed by SWATCHROOM, local D.C. design, art and fabrication firm, the interior presents a balanced, elegant atmosphere that is authentically approachable.
The 5,000 square-foot space in the newly built 600 Massachusetts Ave building features soaring ceilings and a contemporary and globally-inspired interior, featuring several art installations that feature Indian spices, rich textiles and plaster impressions. Karma’s aesthetic balances natural and handmade elements with the elegance of grey tones and gold metal accents.
Karma will offer guests three unique experiences in the space: an elegant bar and lounge area, a vibrant main dining room, and a private dining section that will seat 30 guests. Accommodating more than 130 guests in the airy bar and main dining room, Karma’s comfortable and flexible seating areas can equally entertain intimate groups or large gatherings. (more…)
This rental is located at 1011 4th Street NW at L St NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1800 / 1br – 529ft2 – You Can Afford To Dwell Well @ The Aspen In Mt. Vernon Triangle!!
Call Mount Vernon Triangle home and live in Newest Modern Apartments in the neighborhood at The Aspen!
Come in today and check out our 1BR/1BA for only $1,800 with wood flooring throughout, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, front loading washer/dryer, and walk-in closets.
You can afford to dwell well at The Aspen!! Schedule a tour today and discover what you have been looking for.”