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12th and E Street, NW

Thanks to Elle (I took a photo too) for sending: “Spotted at 12th/E St NW… becoming a Vietnamese spot! Not sure about the sushi part but I’ll take it! Maybe I’ll be tempted to go to the office more…”

54 Restaurant is coming to the former Cafe Philips space, which closed back in 2015. Updates when we get an opening date – we’ve been monitoring since November 2020 but the new awning is promising!!


507 7th Street, NW

Thanks to Jake for sending: “The Boardwalk, which was a deeply unsuitable replacement for the late, lamented Iron Horse, appears to have closed. It will not be missed.”

Richard asks: “Did they just relocate to the Wharf, or were they running 2 locations? (Same joint, right?)”

The Boardwalk’s Wharf website says:

“Boardwalk Bar & Arcade is a brand new drinking, dining, and entertainment experience at The Wharf in Washington, D.C. Opened in February 2022, the venue is the largest indoor/outdoor bar in our nation’s capital. Read More


410 7th Street, NW

From a press release:

“The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) announced the five recipients of its inaugural Streatery Assistance Grant Program. Launched on April 20, 2022, the program was developed by the BID to provide restaurants within its boundary with funds to assist in the creation of a new curbside dining space, or to help pay for improvements to an existing streatery or parklet. The BID establishments receiving grants of $5,000 or $6,000 are: Read More


800 F Street, NW via Puttery

From a press release:

Puttery, a new indoor golf venue, featuring a modern spin on putting, will welcome guests and open its doors on Thursday, June 23. Owned and operated by Drive Shack Inc., guests can enjoy an upscale social entertainment mini-golf experience featuring three 9-hole courses, each with its own unique theme including Art Museum, featuring bold and vibrant intricacies on display; Conservatory, decorated with nature and prickly cacti; and Illusion, where reality bends and all is not what it seems. Read More


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