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looking towards 7th Street, NW

Thanks to Matthew for reporting: “Mass Ave is blocked by Metro Police due to a suspicious Van in front of the Marriott Marquis.”

Update from readers: “That’s where [orange clown] is speaking today”

and

“Some additional context to the heightened security is that President Trump will be returning to DC for the first time since 1/20/21 and is speaking at the Marquis circa 3 p.m.Read More

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5th and K Street, NW

From dLeña:

“Summer is in full swing and dLeña is excited to announce its fully operational patio is now available. The perfect place to catch up with loved ones this month, dLeña’s outdoor patio boasts an 80-seat capacity and has ceiling fans, special lighting, and pergola sensors that detect precipitation to shield the patio automatically. Read More

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300 Massachusetts Ave, NW at 4th St./H St./Mass Ave. NW

Carving Room closed here in October 2020 after opening in Feb. 2013. (NoMa location remains open.) But now some exciting news on their replacement! If Wise Bowl reminds you of Wiseguy Pizza (located next door) that’s no coincidence. But first some important housekeeping that I missed – Eater DC reported that “Reston, Va.-based Thompson Hospitality, the force behind such bars and restaurants as Hen Quarter, Matchbox, The Delegate, Austin Grill, and American Tap Room, just added another big name to its portfolio: essential pie chain Wiseguy Pizza.

Wiseguy founder Nuri Erol maintains a significant equity stake in the company, and diehard fans need not to fret — the menu will remain unchanged, Thompson says.”

I spoke with Nuri who tells me the other exciting news he and Thompson have planned – Wise Bowl. Read More

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700 K Street, NW

From Truluck’s:

“For one weekend only (July 14-17) Truluck’s will offer a limited-time entree of two Yucatan soft-shell crabs served deep fried on a bed of creamed spinach with grilled asparagus and onion salad finished with roasted pepper aioli for $44. An appetizer portion (one crab) will be available for $22.

If you’ve never eaten a soft-shell crab, let me offer a bit of context… Read More

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