Washington, DC

From a press release:

“Today, Washington, D.C.-based restaurateur Antonio Matarazzo and chef Matteo Venini announce the expansion of their modern, fast-casual pizza concept, Stellina Pizzeria, to 508 K Street NW in summer 2020. More imminently, the duo will bring a traditional Italian pasticceria, Annaré, inside Union Market on December 16.



Photo by PoPville flickr user C Buoscio

“Dear PoPville,

A friend of mine who is a musical conductor had his car broken into last night and lost a tan canvas-y backpack containing a bundle of musical scores for a concert he is leading this weekend. The break-in was around 9th and M Street, NW and I have to believe that whoever nabbed this pack was quickly disappointed with the merely musical offerings and disposed of the contents (perhaps with the pack, perhaps loose in order to keep the pack). It would be amazing if someone happened to find these manuscripts, some of which are precious and difficult to replace, and all of which have personal scribblings on them that make them far more useful to this conductor than any on-line replacement score could ever be.”

If someone happens to find them please email [email protected] and I’ll connect you with OP.


504 K Street, NW

Thanks to Jake for sending. Back in May we learned:

“The ANC 6E agenda notes that a new 7-11 wants to have an unenclosed sidewalk cafe — coming to the southwest corner of 5th and K. I think that’s two storefronts down from Capital City Wine on the corner, which recently closed.”

Stay tuned for an opening date.


1017 7th Street, NW

Thanks to all who passed on from Pearl’s Bagels:

“The good news is that we finally received our building permits for Pearl’s Bagels and we start construction on the space next week. The bad news is that construction takes time…so it’ll still be a few months before we’re open. But fear not, we are now baking out of Union Kitchen and can take catering orders of any size. Start spreading the news!”



previously 5th and K St, NW before Busboys moved across the street

Whoa thanks to a reader for passing on this info from the ANC 6E October Agenda email:

dLena (5th and K Streets)

As many of you know, we will be welcoming a new high-end modern Mexican restaurant to the Mt. Vernon Triangle next Spring, which will be led by two internationally-rated chefs who will bring world class experience and outstanding Mexican cuisine to our neighborhood. The restaurant will also have a tequila lounge in the basement where patrons may sample a variety of tequila and mezcal.

The owners are moving quickly to open by Spring of 2020, and have provided me with the attached concept renderings for the dining room and tequila lounge. This will be a great addition to our thriving community!

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