Washington, DC

renderings courtesy ilili

From a press release:

“OPENING: Summer 2021

ADDRESS: ilili D.C.
100 District Square

DETAILS: ilili, known for being the premier institution of Lebanese food culture and hospitality values will feature the same charisma and quality of the time-honored New York City favorite at the new D.C. location.

A return for Chef Massoud, he has previously been a part of D.C.’s restaurant scene as an instrumental influence in the conception and success of the upscale Mediterranean eatery, Neyla Georgetown.

The menu at ilili D.C., much like the NYC locale, will be an ode to the flavors of Massoud’s Lebanese heritage–bringing to life the traditions and generosity of his culture and welcoming D.C. diners with open arms. Read More


“Transit Pier (970 Wharf Street SW) next to Cantina Bambina and across from the Anthem.”

From an email:

“The line-up for Sunset Cinema at The Wharf 2021 was just announced! See all the details at the Eventbrite here.


6/10 Aquaman – SPECIAL BENEFIT NIGHT FOR THE NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY FOUNDATION. This screening is not free, but tickets are only $20 and include your first Pacifico beer and a complimentary popcorn. All proceeds support the organization’s mission to preserve our waterways. To purchase tickets for this event (and this event only), please click here.

6/17 Happy Gilmore Time for the US Open and Father’s Day. Read More


1 Market Square, SW photo by LaTur

Last we learned that Blue Bottle had permanently closed their P Street/Logan Circle location. Thanks to Alex for passing on the response he got from Blue Bottle about their Wharf location:

“Hey there, thanks so much for checking in. In our efforts to meet our guests where they are, we have closed this cafe and reassigned the team to higher-traffic locations. We hope to see you at one of our nearby locations!”

Blue Bottle opened their Wharf location in 2018.


Photos and words by @Pharipedia. Phari is one of my favorite photographers who contributes to our Instagram. He’s volunteered to share a bit more with us from his adventures around town. Phari lives on Capitol Hill.

“Constructed in 1886 as the Friendship Baptist Church by formerly enslaved people, it is the oldest remaining building in the Southwest DC. Today, the reimagined DC Culture House serves as a rotating art gallery and exhibition along with a community garden.”


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