808 V Street, NW
From an email:
“We just changed over our menu at Hazel, and announced a new chef, Robert Curtis, who has introduced a decidedly different culinary direction for the restaurant. For one, the dishes skew Mediterranean; a puffed laffa bread is meant to be used as a tool for the rest of the menu, and the majority of dishes are small, shareable plates, with some new family-style options as well.”
“Thought you might also be interested in checking out the new cocktail menu, as that has changed substantially. Spirits Manager Nick Farrell has followed Robert’s lead with a new set of cocktails”: (more…)
The GoFundMe page says:
“Sumah’s West African Restaurant is a long-standing, loving business establishment in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It has been a staple in the DC community for over 20 years.
On Wednesday, November 28th, 2018, a fire broke out and burned the restaurant down. It is by the grace of God that everyone got out alive and the firefighters were able to put out the blaze. While the physical establishment burned down, the love of Mr. and Mrs. Sumah, their family and friends, still stands.
This is a time where we as their community family should stand up, support them and help them rebuild! They share so much love and kindness to others that heals the soul through their food! It is rare to find people who genuinely love to help & bless others simply through their craft of food. (more…)
624 T Street, NW then and now courtesy Right Proper
From an email:
“Right Proper Shaw Brewpub is turning 5 next week! We’re celebrating by throwing an anniversary bash this Sunday, December 9th, featuring an all-star lineup of 10 throwback and vintage beers. We’ll be reminiscing with beers and foods from our early days, some that have become staples, and some that we’re bringing back just for the occasion. The party, from 1pm to 4pm, will include live music by a trio from a local bluegrass / Americana band, By & By. Tickets are $40 and includes 5 four-ounce beer tastings, unlimited food, tax, gratuity, and a special anniversary bottle of our Solera Style Flemish Red, Le Flâneur, to take home!
Here’s what’s on tap: (more…)
via SEYLOU Bakery
“Due to unexpected circumstances we are canceling pizza night tonight. The good news is that we will have pizza night tomorrow instead, this Friday, December 7th from 6pm-8pm.”
“Thursday evening 6pm-8pm PiZzA NiGhTs at SEYLOU.
Serving whole grain freshly milled pizza, focaccia, salad, specialty non alcoholic drinks and desserts.
Every Thursday evening from 6-8pm. (more…)
Thanks to Nate for sending: “Saw some workers milling about this morning and they added a new mural! Wonder if it will be another restaurant haunted by the ghost of Shaw Bijou…”
“A restaurant that will serve Japanese-themed sushi. The licensee is requesting a Sidewalk Café with seating for 60 patrons. They are also requesting an Entertainment Endorsement to provide live entertainment indoors only. Interior seating for 99, with a Total Occupancy Load of 122.”
9th and Q Street, NW
1541 7th Street, NW
Thanks to Dave (and Jason) for sending:
“We’ve seen some construction recently in the space that was supposed to be Yard & Toast. Not sure if that was also the one that had its roof cave in a few months ago. Anyway they put up a decorative door the other day so clearly something is in the works. I didn’t notice any change in the paperwork though.”
1727 7th Street, NW
Sumah’s West African Restaurant was gutted by fire last night.
Amazing DCFD response. But the restaurant surely is beyond repair. Were there any fans? Updates when/if we learn whether or not they will rebuild.
A reader sent this shot last night of D.C.’s Bravest in action: (more…)