Washington, DC

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.

“Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted. “Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.”


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


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.” Read More


901 9th Street, NW

From an email:

“The season of sunshine and chilled wine has finally arrived. Enjoy the rise in temperature on City Tap Penn Quarter’s outdoor patio space with $5 glasses of rosé all weekend long. This offer is available Saturday, March 29, and Sunday, March 30, from open to close.”


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