by Prince Of Petworth April 26, 2019 at 11:45 am 0

courtesy Punjab Grill

From an email:

Punjab Grill, at 427 11th Street NW, is excited to announce that brunch service will debut this Sunday, April 28. Diners can expect to find brunch favorites with a Punjabi twist, as well as classic lunch items on the menu. There will also be customizable Bloody Marys, champagne and brunch cocktails. Brunch hours are from 11 am until 3 pm.

Sample dishes include: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 11, 2019 at 11:45 am 0

724 9th Street, NW via google maps

From a press release:

“Today the co-owners of Cranes announce details for their restaurant and sake lounge exploring the intersections of Spanish and Japanese cuisine, which will open in Washington, D.C.’s Penn Quarter neighborhood at 724 9th St. NW in the former Ruth’s Chris space. The restaurant, which will boast an extensive sake collection in addition to its “Spanish Kaiseki” menu, is expected to open this fall. Chef and co-owner Pepe Moncayo comes to D.C. most recently from Singapore, and brings an impressive resume highlighted by time in Barcelona and beyond working directly under famed Catalan chef Santi Santamaria.

“Japanese cooking is well-represented in the culinary scene in Singapore, and I fell in love with it the moment I moved there,” Moncayo said. “The more of it I learned, the more similarities I saw with the ingredients, techniques and landscapes I grew up with. When you look at Japanese and Spanish cooking, especially Catalan cuisine, there are so many intersections, from the cooking techniques to the way we combine ingredients and flavors. Spanish kaiseki is a natural cultural and culinary embrace.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 21, 2019 at 1:45 pm 0

inside 9th and I Street, NW courtesy Conrad Washington, DC

From an email:

“I am thrilled to announce the official opening of Conrad Washington, DC, marking the first property for the Conrad brand to debut in the nation’s capital.

some key facts that are of note:

· The 360-room, 10-floor hotel features 30,000 square feet of luxury retail space on its ground floor and 32,000 square feet of purpose-built meeting space, all above ground level

· The property’s signature restaurant, Estuary, features a menu helmed by James Beard Award recipients and “Top Chef” finalists, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio

· Summit The Rooftop at Conrad and associated event terrace deliver panoramic views of Washington’s most notable landmarks

· A first for the Conrad brand, the exclusive, full-service Sakura Club on the 10th floor is designed for the most-discerning hotel guests with offerings including an exquisite Japanese whisky collection and a traditional afternoon tea”

Press release: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 15, 2019 at 10:45 am 0

950 F Street, NW

Thanks to Elizabeth for sending the update:

“The new yoga studio taking over the old Sculpt location, Illumin8, is opening March 21st.

There will be a grand opening special of 30 days of unlimited classes for $39.”

Their website says:

“We are a yoga studio for fitness lovers and a fitness studio for yoga lovers. Our mission is to revolutionize the way people experience yoga by providing challenging and empowering classes that will leave you feeling strong inside and out. Our environment of candlelight, heat, and music – combined with our top-notch customer service – will provide you with a consistently uplifting and positive experience. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 5, 2019 at 10:22 pm 0

777 9th Street, NW

Ed. Note: This is the former OYA (briefly BOE) space.  Boqueria opened their first D.C. location in Dupont Circle back in 2012.

From a press release:

“Restaurateur Yann de Rochefort and Executive Chef Marc Vidal are thrilled to announce the opening of their vibrant Spanish tapas bar and restaurant, Boqueria, in Penn Quarter at 777 9th Street NW. This marks the second Boqueria location in the DC area.

courtesy Boqueria

The menu, crafted by Chef Marc Vidal with support from Chef de Cuisine George Rodrigues, features the restaurant’s signature shareable Spanish tapas, made from carefully sourced ingredients. (more…)


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