777 I Street, NW
From a press release:
“Nearly five years after opening the award-winning South American steakhouse, chef Victor Albisu is replacing Del Campo with two Mexican concepts. Taco Bamba, his wildly popular counter-service taqueria, will have its first permanent D.C. home in the front bar and dining room, while the back dining room and patio will welcome Poca Madre. Albisu’s first upscale Mexican concept will offer a refined menu for dinner only.
“Del Campo has had a great run at 777 I (EYE) St., but the success of the Taco Bamba lunch counter made me think it’s time for a change in this space,” Albisu said. ” When I first opened Taco Bamba in Falls Church my goal was to introduce people to a different side of Mexican food, respecting the classics, but also showing off how cool and creative the cuisine could be. Poca Madre is going to be a more upscale experience, but the goal is similar. There are very few refined contemporary Mexican restaurants in the U.S. and none in D.C. I want to bring a different kind of Mexican experience to the District.”
Poca Madre and Taco Bamba in Washington, D.C. (more…)
7th and New York Ave, NW
From a press release:
“On Monday, March 19, The Capital Burger will officially open its doors in Mount Vernon Square, elevating how Washingtonians experience the burger ritual, and leverages the steak and wine expertise of The Capital Grille. The Capital Burger believes that the classic American burger, when well-crafted, is as fine a dining experience as any. To celebrate opening day, the first 100 guests to dine for dinner will receive a gift bag as a thank you. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley
A preemptive answer to why is there so much traffic and/or such a heavy police presence at the Convention Center.
“The Metropolitan Police Department and the Department of Transportation would like to inform the public of street closures in conjunction with the American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC) on Friday, March 2, 2018 through Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
The following streets will be closed from Friday, March 2, 2018, at approximately 7:30 pm through Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at approximately1:00 pm:
L Street, between 7th & 9th Streets, NW”
Ed. Note: Check out their menu here.
From a press release:
“The Capital Burger (1005 7th Street NW; 202-638-0414) joins Washington’s exciting restaurant scene this March, opening in Mount Vernon Square, convenient to the buzzy Shaw neighborhood, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and downtown’s bustling central business district. The 150-seat restaurant will offer a menu of specialty and classic burgers paired with a world-class wine program in a modern, comfortable dining room and vibrant lounge perfect for gatherings large and small. The Capital Burger will provide Washington diners a familiar, elevated service and a keen sense of hospitality – an extension of its legendary sister restaurant, The Capital Grille on Pennsylvania Avenue.
The result is a classic meal fit for an epicure; a luxury burger experience.
French Onion Burger courtesy The Capital Burger
General Manager Matt Jaffe is currently recruiting a staff of 60 who will prepare and serve an all-day menu focused on the beloved American ritual – burgers. (more…)
650 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Thanks to Harry for passing on:
“In honor of our second DC location, we’re hosting another special pre-opening event. The first 500 visitors to stop by our new 650 Massachusetts Ave NW location on Tuesday, 2/27 at 12:00pm will receive a free lunch TO GO!”
via Maison Kayser
650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
“They pealed the stickers off Maison Kayser’s windows this morning at 650 Mass NW. website says the store will open on 2/28.”
Their first location at 1345 F Street, NW opened February 8th. Anyone take an early taste?
“In addition to its world-renowned bread, both Maison Kayser locations feature an array of French pastries and viennoiseries including their award-winning baguettes, pain au chocolat, and best-selling almond croissants, a selection of grab-and-go items, and a French style sit-down café. The same commitment to sourcing and using quality ingredients extends to Maison Kayser’s café, which offers a decadent menu of French, seasonal favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests will be able to enjoy Eric’s favorite French staples including Croque-Madame, Boeuf Bourguinon, Gratinée à L’Oignon, and Poulet Sauce Suprême aux Champignons, smaller bites like the classic Rillette de Canard, Salade Niçoise, and the Traditional Alsatian Quiche; as well as a variety of signature coffees, teas, and fresh juices.
Maison Kayser is open seven days a week from 7:00am – 10:00pm Monday-Friday and 8:00am-8:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.”
Check out their menus here.
“Construction barrier open enough at 5th an K to see signs in windows “Cloakroom coming Spring 2018.”
5th and K St, NW back in 2015
photo from the PoPville archives
The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.
A man living in a converted carriage house in a Mount Vernon Square alley told Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6E/Shaw February 6 that he had to have his important mail delivered to a friend in Virginia “because my faith is so low” in the postman’s ability to find his house. (more…)
1345 F Street, NW
From a press release:
“Maison Kayser, the celebrated boulangerie and café from France, opens its first location in Washington, DC today at 1345 F Street NW. An additional Maison Kayser location will follow in the city, opening at 650 Massachusetts Avenue NW on February 15. Maison Kayser’s new DC locations feature the brand’s award-winning bread, which is made on site, from start to finish and throughout the day, by a team of dedicated bakers. (more…)
via google maps
I would like to try to let a woman know that myself and my husband are willing to be witnesses for her if she wishes to press charges against her assailant. We attempted to intervene and called 911 when we witnessed her being assaulted on the street at 7th and M tonight [Tuesday 7:30pm]. I thought she was being robbed but when I stopped and honked to try to scare him off and he went back to choking her and holding her against a vehicle it became more apparent they knew each other or were in a relationship. I really would like to help her if possible.”
Ed. Note: If the victim or a friend of the victim happens to come across this offer please email [email protected] so I can put you in touch with the OP. Wishing you peace and safety.