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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


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


photo courtesy Know PR

From a press release:

“Washington, D.C.-based restaurateur Antonio Matarazzo and Chef Matteo Venini announce a May 3 opening date for their third location of Stellina Pizzeria at 508 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. Occupying space within The Waffle Shop, a reincarnated version of the iconic D.C. greasy spoon that once stood on 10th Street NW, the 2,900-square-foot space will feature two distinct dining areas including a main dining room and bar. Read More


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