Washington, DC


919 5th Street, NW photo by Laetitia-Laure B.

Update: From an email, “Some information in regards to the rebranding of Silo. We are changing the concept to a Bavarian Food Hall called Prost DC. I’ve attached our menus and we are planning on opening next Thursday 10/22.” Check out the menu ProstDCMenu (PDF)

Thanks to Laetitia-Laure and other for sending photos of the current signage at Silo:

“do you know anything about Silo? Rebranding (pivoting lol)? New ownership? Excited for Oktoberfest?” Read More

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Photo by Ari Hoffman

Ari wrote around midnight: “massive police chase just ended in front of my apartment @ 5th and NY Ave NW. Helicopter too. Cops swarmed the van they were chasing with guns drawn.”

LNWC writes: “As far as the “what’s that helicopter doing?” game goes, that’s a new one.”

The always listening Alan Henney reports: “HIGH-SPEED CHASE FROM ANNE ARUNDEL CO into PG and DC. Suspect reportedly had 25kilos of meth wanted by DEA, led police on a chase at 100+ m.p.h. He dumped contraband in Mt. Rainier and has been stopped at 5th St and NY Ave NW-DC. Eagle overhead”

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200 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

L’Ardente, “Glam Italian. Early 2021.” Thanks to Dylan for letting us know.

Eat DC tweets: “[email protected], a 9,000 sq ft “glam Italian” restaurant from the @uncondiner team is opening early next year at @CapitolCrossing. A 16,500 sq ft food hall rumored to be from the Politan Group (St. Roch in NO & others) is planned for the rest of the retail space at 200 Mass Ave NW.” Read More

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449 K Street, NW. Photo by Daniel

Melange’s website says:

“Mélange (French: “mixing”) is a story about mixture and the careful harmony of flavors, ingredients, and techniques from around the world. Born in Ethiopia, trained in France, and now famous for his triple-blend burger, Chef Elias Taddesse’s new restaurant Mélange builds on his iconic burger with new classics inspired by his Ethiopian heritage. As the city reopens, Mélange will expand with an East-African infused cocktail menu and chef tasting menus of Ethiopian-infused fine French cuisine.”

Check out their menu here.

From the Mount Vernon Triangle BID:

“After weeks of anticipation, Mélange has opened for pickup at 449 K Street NW starting today, September 2 and will open for patio dine-in service this Friday, September 4. Read More

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655 New York Avenue, NW

Thanks to Daniel for passing on word from Rumi’s Kitchen website:

“Rumi’s Kitchen in Washington DC will be open for Dine-in and Take Out on August 21st!”

Check out the D.C. menus menu.


courtesy Rumi’s Kitchen

Update from a press release:

“Rumi’s Kitchen, founded in Atlanta in 2006 by Iranian Chef and Owner Ali Mesghali, opens its latest restaurant in Washington, DC’s Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood today, Friday, August 21. Rumi’s Kitchen is an authentic Persian restaurant offering bright, bold flavors of traditional Iranian cuisine and innovative takes on classics. The DC location marks the restaurant group’s first foray outside of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Read More

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via google maps

Back in January we learned about a Foxtrot coming to Georgetown. A new liquor license placard reveals a Foxtrot is also coming to Mount Vernon Square at 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW:

“New Class “C” Restaurant serving salads and brunch foods located inside of a Full-Service Grocery Store. Applicant is applying for a Sidewalk Café endorsement with 20 seats and a capacity of 29 patrons. Total Occupancy Load for the inside of the premises is 116 with seating for 44 patrons.”

Updates as we learn more

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