Washington, DC

photo by Zeph Colombatto

From a press release:

“Richard Sandoval Hospitality, the group behind El Centro D.F., Toro Toro, La Sandia, and more, is pleased to unveil dLeña ROJA, a mezcal lounge beneath dLeña Wood-Fire Mexican Cocina & Mezcaleria, opening Friday, June 11.

Perfect for intimate gatherings, wedding welcome drinks, a birthday celebration, and more, dLeña ROJA comfortably accommodates up to 90 guests standing and 50 guests seated, and is designed by PETERMAX Co. Created to evoke a timeless space, dLeña ROJA can be accessed from a stairwell in dLeña or from a private entrance on 5th Street NW for distinguished guests looking for a bit more privacy. Lavish leather banquettes line the walnut fluted tambour clad walls, creating a warm and cozy environment. The art and decor were locally sourced from second-hand stores around DC and internationally from South America, India, and Mexico, including intricate wall hangings created by artisans in Querétaro. Read More


7th and K Street, NW

Check out the menus here.

From a press release:

“The classic fine-dining Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood and Crab restaurant will finally open its doors on Saturday, May 22, at the newly renovated K Street corner at Anthem Row, 700 K Street, NW. The restaurant is a spacious two-story, 10,000 sq. ft. destination, which features a vibrant Stone Crab Lounge, sparkling chandeliers, signature red leather horseshoe booths, and elegant floor-to-ceiling views of the thriving downtown D.C. neighborhood near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Carnegie Library. Read More


10th and M Street, NW

From Alert DC: ” DC FEMS reports the 900 block of M Street NW is closed due to fire activity. Please avoid the area.”

Update: 3pm:

Word from DC Fire and EMS: “Working Fire 900 block M St NW – Fire
Smoke was showing from rooftop of row house. Fire now under control. One patient transported to the hospital in serious non-life threatening condition. #DCsBravest from Tower 3 on the scene. Currently no other displacements.”

Update 3:15pm: “DC FEMS reports the updated road closures as follows:

900-1000 block of M Street NW and the 1100-1300 Block of 10th Street NW.”

Reader report: Read More


476 K Street, NW photo by John Kelley

Check out the menus: dLena_Bar Menu

dLena_Dinner Menu

DLena Dessert Menu

From a press release:

“Richard Sandoval Hospitality, the group behind internationally acclaimed El Centro D.F, Toro Toro, La Sandia, and more, is thrilled to announce the debut of dLeña Wood-Fire Mexican Cocina & Mezcaleria. Set to open its doors on Monday, May 10, at 476 K Street NW, the concept will offer authentic Mexican cuisine with a modern twist under the direction of Executive Chef Carlos Camacho. Read More


courtesy Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

From an email:

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar has opened its doors for lunch! For those that are back in the office, take advantage of your lunch hour and INDULGE.

From Monday through Friday from 11AM to 3:30PM, Washingtonians can enjoy Yardbird’s Southern classics like Smoked Brisket Biscuits, the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich, and of course, Chicken N’ Watermelon N’ Waffles For lighter fare, guests can enjoy the Country Cobb Protein Bowl or the Strawberry & Bibb Lettuce Salad. Read More


Photo by sandy cheeks

Sandy writes at 6am “in case you were wondering why the 7th & K lights are out”

Adam Follows up at 8:19am: “Just avoid Mt Vernon Square this morning. As I took a picture of the car on top of the traffic box, this SUV sideswiped this other car. A mess.” Read More


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