Fuyu courtesy Whaley’s
“In December Whaley’s will undergo a seasonal transformation and become FUYU for the winter months, offering Chef Daniel Perron’s take on shabu shabu.
Shabu Shabu is literally a centerpiece of Japanese cuisine. Each table will feature a hot-pot of simmering broth – house-crafted dashi or red miso – so diners can create their own meal family-style. Given Whaley’s focus on pristine seafood, the FUYU menu will showcase both fish and shellfish, along with premium meats. Examples include: (more…)
Navy Yard is simply drowning in goodness.
From a press release:
“Chef Michael Lee Rafidi, one of Washington, D.C.’s most promising young culinary talents, will open his first solo restaurant in summer 2019 in the city’s burgeoning Navy Yard neighborhood. Albi, Arabic for “my heart,” will offer a fresh expression of Modern American cooking inspired by Rafidi’s Middle Eastern heritage and informed by Mid-Atlantic ingredients. Located on the corner of 4th and Tingey Streets in Southeast D.C.’s The Yards development, the 4,800-square-foot space also encompasses a second location of Maxwell Park, Brent Kroll’s adventurous wine bar run in partnership with top sommeliers Niki Lang and Daniel Runnerstrom. Together, Rafidi and Kroll will bring to D.C. a dual-concept experience that celebrates regional farms, world-class wines and the diversity of Levantine food and culture.
“My grandfather was a chef in D.C. for decades and honored his Palestinian ancestry through his food. Those early memories I have with him in his kitchen helped shape who I am as a chef,” Rafidi said. “When I decided to open my own restaurant, it seemed natural to return to my roots and cook the food I grew up eating, but from the perspective of where my travels, training and inspiration have taken me through my career.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user pablo.raw
From the National Gallery of Art:
“The 2018-2019 ice-skating season at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Ice Rink will begin November
17 Monday the 19th and continue through March 10, weather permitting. Located on the National Mall between 7th and 9th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW, the ice rink remains a favorite DC destination, attracting thousands of visitors each year. (more…)
300 Tingey Street, SE
Thanks to Alex for sending. The liquor license placard says:
“New Restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. Summer Garden with 45 seats. Total Occupancy Load is 120 with seating for 110.”
“the 3rd Sapporo-style ramen shop from the talented team behind the Daikaya Group including dynamic DC-based partners and restaurateurs Daisuke Utagawa, Chef Katsuya Fukushima, and Yama Jewayni – is slated to open in the District’s notable ’The Yards’ neighborhood in Winter 2018. (more…)
1025 First Street, SE. Photo by Jake Sauser
8 years in Navy Yard is like 48 in Dupont. Thanks to all who messaged about this sadness. I got some scuttlebutt back in late March that this may happen but I totally blanked on it. They were a pioneer that’s for sure. Hard to remember these days, but this was THE spot to hang (besides Barracks Row) before games back in the day. And so it goes. From Justin’s Facebook:
“It’s been a great eight years. Thank you all for the fun times and memories. We couldn’t have asked for a better run. Ahhh enough tears, cheers to eight years. In the meantime, this staff is some of the best people I’ve met in my life. If y’all have any opportunities open up, these people are pure gold.”
Updates when we learn more about what will become of the space and if there are any planned changes to The Big Stick too.
Thanks to Julie for sending “From the Whole Foods store in Navy Yards.”
On October 3rd we first spoke about ‘South Capitol Hill’ “If you’re south of I-695, you’re in Navy Yard. Them’s the rules.” On October 5th Whole Foods doubled down. Now it’s in stone. Wait, is that bread made of quinoa? Game changed again.