Washington, DC

485 K Street, NW (formerly a Taylor Gourmet)

Thanks to Joshua for passing on from RASA:

“We’ve got a big weekend ahead for RASA Mount Vernon Triangle & we’re kicking things off with a Community Day in partnership with our friends at DC Central Kitchen this Friday 7/31 from 11am to 2pm. All proceeds will be donated, pay what you can (suggested donation $10) & we’ll see you soon!” Read More


A few readers pass on this sad report from MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 34 year-old Olga Ooro, who was last seen in the 300 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest, in the evening hours on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

Olga Ooro is Missing Under Suspicious Circumstances. She is described as a black female, with a dark brown complexion, 5’9″ in height, 125 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Olga Ooro is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099, the Youth and Family Services Division at 202-576-6768, or 911.”


via MTPD

From Metro Transit Police:

“MTPD is seeking the public’s assistance to identify the two individuals shown here. If you know them for have any information regarding yesterday’s shooting near Mt. Vernon Square Station, call 202-962-2121 or send a text to MyMTPD (696873).”

The Post reported:

“A shooting that apparently occurred on a Metro train in downtown Washington on Saturday afternoon left a victim in critical condition, the transit system said. Preliminary investigation indicated that he was shot on a Green Line train as it approached the station.”

Updates as more is known.


1017 7th Street, NW

At long last!! Pearl’s Bagels is nearly here (on 7th Street across the street from the Convention Center near the original Passenger location.)

From the owners:

“The day has finally come and we’re going to open this Saturday!

For now, we’ll be doing contactless takeout via online pre-order (the day before) only. Once we get a handle on how many bagels to make any given day, we’ll switch to day-of ordering and ramp up to making all the sandwiches we’ve been planning over the past year. We’ll be selling assorted bagels by the half-dozen, tubs of various cream cheeses, plus “Nana’s Hot Jalapeno Spread” — Allee’s (my wife and business partner) grandmother’s specialty that’s similar to pimento cheese, but hotter and better (in our humble opinion).

We’ll also be selling two build-your-own-sandwich kits. The “Lox Box” will feature Ivy City Smokehouse novalox, Little Wild Things microgreens, capers, pickled red onions, a tomato, and cream cheese; and the “BEC Box” which will include Epic Curing bacon, a half-dozen cage-free eggs, sliced cheddar cheese and a little jar of ketchup. Read More


1017 7th Street, NW

The anticipation for Pearl’s Bagels continues but they’ve applied for a liquor license, which reveals a few more details:

“The Establishment will be a bagel shop serving breakfast and lunch with pop-up dinners in the evenings. Seating Capacity of 15 and a Total Occupancy Load of 19.

HOURS OF OPERATION: Sunday through Saturday 7am – 10pm”

Happy to hear it’s still moving forward, anyway. Stay tuned.


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