4200 Wisconsin Avenue, NW at Van Ness Street
The long vacant Firelake Grill (OG Ruby Tuesday and once planned for Guapo’s and Five Guys) will finally have a new tenant – Surfside!! Eater DC reports:
“Ten years after Surfside first brought its gourmet tacos and margaritas to D.C., restaurateur Bo Blair is ramping up expansion plans by opening at least two more locations next spring.
Blair recently signed a lease for a new Tenleytown spot at 4200 Wisconsin Avenue NW, he tells Eater. Another deal is close to being closed at the Wharf across from the historic Maine Avenue Fish Market.”
In an email Bo shares a few more details with me:
“We are going to do a 24 taco stand, like Dupont. It will be fast casual with no waiter service. We will be serving Margaritas, beers and specialty cocktails. We are shooting for an April 1, 2019 opening. The outdoor patio will be killer.”
Check out their menus here and STAY TUNED.
From a press release:
“Lahlou Restaurant Group is pleased to announce the May 18 opening of its latest concept, Lupo Marino, located at 40 Pearl Street, SW. The intimate 68-seat restaurant, which translates to “wolf of the sea”, will serve Southern Italian “street food” within The Wharf development situated in the Southwest Waterfront. (more…)
This rental is located at 1151 4th Street, SW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$2085 / 1br – 634ft2 – Your Pets are like Family Here! We love dogs and cats! 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Come home to a great community – Lex at Waterfront Station!
Beds: 1 / Baths: 1 / Monthly Rent: $1814 – $2449. Security Deposit: $300
Boasting a wide array of onsite amenities, The Lex at Waterfront Station features luxurious lifestyle in the heart of the D.C. Metro. Enjoy staying active in our onsite fitness center, entertaining at our chic clubhouse, or enjoy relaxing poolside, we have something for everyone. The perks don’t stop there, as we also have a media room, concierge, package receiving, and dog-washing boutique. Our goal is to provide unrivaled service to all of our residents.
* Pricing, specials and availability are subject to change without notice and may be subject to specific lease terms and other conditions. Contact leasing associate for details.
1100 4th Street, SW
“Shortly after 6am this morning your First District members received a call for service and responded to the Safeway located at 1100 4thStreet S.W., for an Assault on a Police Officer. It was determined that a suspect was attempting to steal several items and leave the store without paying for the items.
The Special Police Officer (SPO) working at the Safeway stopped the suspect. The suspect began to fight the SPO. The suspect grabbed the SPO’s service weapon and after a brief struggle, the suspect was shot in the leg. (more…)
Thanks to Erik for sending:
“I just wanted to send an update about some lesser known, but super important updates here in SW. They have finally redone the curb on L’Enfant Plaza road, making a gradient instead of that 8″ curb. So it’s now much better for bike access to the pedestrian bridge connecting L’Enfant to Potomac Island (and it is now ADA accessible!). Also, they are painting green bike lanes, added stairs from Banneker Park to the Wharf, and now have the sidewalks done to the intersection at Maine and 9th St SW.”
Had a Gilt City voucher for brunch at the Brighton (more on that later), so we ordered a carafe of mimosas and two entrees. The English breakfast was okay, a bit flavorless, and only had two pieces of mushrooms (not even a whole mushroom) even though it is one of the several main components of the dish. The salmon bagel seemed okay as well, but nothing on the menu jumped out at us, so we played it safe. The 1-liter carafe of mimosas seemed to be 90% orange juice and hardly any bubbly at all. For $27, that’s ripoff territory.
Our server, Lyndsay, was wonderful and warm and treated us well. The management needs a bit of work though. Our Gilt City voucher had expired two days earlier, but, as various laws and rules dictate and as written in the fine print (confirmed to me by Gilt themselves), the Vendor (i.e. the restaurant) is obligated to honor the face value of the voucher ($40 in this case) as part of the payment for the bill. First level manager brought it to the second level manager, and finally to a third manager who tried to tell us that we were wrong, Gilt is wrong, and they would not have anything to do with the voucher. Basically told us to pay the full bill and try to get our money back from Gilt themselves.
Besides being wrong and in violation of Gilt’s terms, the final manager was abrupt and unhelpful, bordering on rude. Lucky for us, Gilt did apologize to us for the incident and gave us a refund for the voucher. Plus, we never need to set foot in the Brighton ever again — Mediocre food I can forgive, but price gouging and bad management I cannot.
Leaving the restaurant stone-sober (but with lots of Vitamin C!), we headed over to the Kirwan for a pint and to check it out for future reference. (more…)
Update: You can read a story in Washingtonian with the restaurant’s side of the story including:
Armstrong says the manager handled the situation with professionalism as she was trained. He says when she asked the friends to leave, they said, ‘We’re not leaving, you’ll have to drag us out of here.'”
“We had no choice but to call the police,” says Armstrong. Since opening Restaurant Eve in Alexandria 15 years ago, he says it’s the first time the authorities have gotten involved with a customer.
It was 80 degrees in DC so it was only right to grab dinner and drinks with a friends. My girlfriend just moved to Southwest so it was a great chance to check out her new digs and then head out for bites and libations. As we were cruising the new Wharf boardwalk, she mentioned that there’s a new Thai restaurant. Since I just returned from Thailand, I said yes let’s continue the celebration.
We walked through the busy doors of Kaliwa, a Filipino, Korean and Thai fusion restaurant and found a seat at the bar. We sat down to one drink menu and one food menu slapped on the counter. After sitting there for 15 minutes, I asked the bartender if we could order food. He took our order that included a noodle dish and their signature whole fried fish. Once our food arrived, we noticed that the noodle dish was more of a soup and we were expecting a food item similar to pad thai or lo mein.
My friend asked one of the employees, who turned out to be the manager if we were able to get additional noodles but she stated that we would be charged the same price as the meal since the noodles are handmade. I told her nevermind and we continued to chow down while catching up on our recent trips aboard. As we continued our conversation, this woman “manager” offered an additional pour of wine for the lack of noodles in the dish. Such a nice gesture so we thought.
As we continued to indulge, I noticed that my friend staring at our shared meal while pulling out a long strand of black hair from the fish entree that we were eating. In our disgusts, We called over one of the servers to show him. He took the plate to show the woman manager. After a few minutes of reviewing the hair, she came over to address our issue. We were not trying to make a big deal of the situation and was just expecting a simple apology but before the expected “I am sorry but…,” she looked at my friend and say “this looks like your hair.” (more…)
“At the ANC 6D meeting that I am attending they’ve announced that the Waterfront Ben and Jerry’s will have FREE ICE CREAM CONES, April 10 (today), from 12 noon to 8 PM.
The Waterfront Ben and Jerry’s is located at 705 Water Street SW.”
705 Water Street, SW
Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman
From Alert DC:
“The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning until 4 PM for the southwest water front in the District of Columbia, Arlington County, and the City of Alexandria. Tides are expected to be 2-3 feet above normal at high tide which is approximately 12:00 noon.
District of Columbia Impact: Flooding is expected for the unprotected areas on the Southwest Waterfront at the DC Seafood Market and Hains Point.”