Washington, DC

750 E Street, NW (back in February)

From a press release:

“Today, Matchbox announces a July 3 opening for its newest location, a 4,360-square-foot space at 750 E Street NW in Washington, D.C. The homegrown chain recently closed its original Chinatown restaurant at 713 H Street NW to welcome the Penn Quarter arrival, which is located just three blocks away and boasts a 28-seat sidewalk patio in addition to 125 seats indoors. Fueled by its investment funding from Thompson Hospitality, Matchbox will continue brand-wide growth in the region with stores slated to open in Bethesda, Md. later this summer and in Reston, Va. in early 2020. Read More


624 E Street, NW

Thanks to Mary for sending. Late last month we confirmed our earlier scuttlebutt that a Sweetgreen would be taking over the old Taylor Gourmet/Meatballs space. Stay tuned for an opening date.

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Photo by narohs

Allie reported:

“9th St., between Pennsylvania and Constitution completely caution taped off in front of the DoJ due to a shooting this morning.

I asked one of the security guards. All I heard was that is was a shooting, but NOT an active shooter situation. There was a lady walking around in a “forensics” vest taking pictures of evidence.”

via google maps

DC Police Traffic reported:

“UPDATE: Police Activity at 9th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW has the following streets CLOSED until further notice. Follow Police direction. Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 10th Street, NW to 7th Street, NW 9th Street, NW from D Street, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW”

As of 9:25am: “Update: Police Activity at 9th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW is CLEAR All Streets have been RE-OPENED

The Washington Post reported:

“The shooting occurred about 2 a.m. at 9th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW, in the Penn Quarter neighborhood, and prompted police to close several roads. Pennsylvania Avenue was shut until 7 a.m., and 9th Street near Constitution Avenue remained closed longer.”

Updates when the police issue their official report.


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: Read More


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