Washington, DC

6th and Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Dylan writes: “We were walking along Pennsylvania Ave and ran into what we thought was a motorcade. Turns out they were filming, but not sure what? The entire street was blocked off.”

Robin with the answer: “Filming for Showtime’s “The President Is Missing” on Penn Ave”

From Deadline:

“Golden Globe, Tony and Olivier Award winner Janet McTeer (Ozark) has been cast as a lead opposite David Oyelowo in The President Is Missing, Showtime’s drama pilot based on the novel by President Bill Clinton and James Patterson from Christopher McQuarrie and Anthony Peckham.”

MPD had sent out an alert: Read More


650 F Street, NW across the street from the MCI Center

BYNDfit’s website says:

“Unlike other fitness brands, BYNDfit’s founders come from the world of tech, real estate, and startups. They started the company from a common sentiment they felt every time they stepped into a gym: fitness is broken. Read More


Photo: Rey Lopez

From a press release:

“Today, chef Pepe Moncayo announces a February 8 opening for Cranes, his first U.S. restaurant and sake lounge exploring the intersections of Spanish and Japanese cuisine via Mid-Atlantic ingredients. Cranes will debut its Spanish kaiseki menu for dinner service in Washington, D.C.’s Penn Quarter neighborhood at 724 9th St. NW in the former Ruth’s Chris space. The 12,000-square foot restaurant has 50 bar seats, a main dining room that seats 175 and a private dining room that can seat up to 25 people. Cranes will be open seven days a week and offer a weekday happy hour, with lunch to follow shortly after opening. Chef and co-owner Pepe Moncayo comes to D.C. most recently from Singapore, where his restaurant BAM! is a standout, and brings an impressive resume that began with his culinary upbringing in Barcelona, where he worked with famed chef Santi Santamaria as well as Javier and Sergio Torres. Read More


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