1314 U Street, NW
Back in March we learned that The Smith, “American Brasserie”, was coming to new building at 13th and U Street, NW (the one with Rite Aid.)
Construction must be progressing:
14th and Wallach Pl, NW (1925 14th Street, NW)
Thanks to Allison for sending:
“I just got an email announcing that the new Jeni’s is now open! The Grand Opening is October 5, and, of course, includes free ice cream that will surely lead to another favorite DC activity – a line!”
Our new scoop shop in the nation’s capital is open in the bustling 14th Street neighborhood at 14th and U streets (1925 14th Street NW). We’re scooping from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily in preparation for our grand opening party next week. Scroll down for the deets!
2121 14th Street, NW
On Monday we broke the news that a new Middle Eastern restaurant was coming to replace Mulebone at 14th and V St, NW. Some more details from the owner:
“Ancient Rivers is a middle eastern restaurant with foods from North Africa, Iraq, Lebanon.
We have juicing machines to make fresh in house juices and cocktails as well as teas from Iraq, Egypt and Morocco. It is taking the place of Mulebone at 2121 14th Street NW (across from Busboys.) We are opening on Tuesday September 26 at 5PM (50% off the entire check on that first day!)“
Holy crow, MARVIN is gonna be 10?!?!?. Seems like just yesterday we were freaking out over a $15 burger. Stay tuned for details on the 10 year party soon.
2007 14th Street, NW just north of U Street
2121 14th Street, NW
Well I am intrigued – thanks to a reader for passing on this Craigslist ad from last week:
“New! Middle Eastern Restaurant!! Hiring FT / PT FOH positions!
From the creator of Busboys and Poets comes a new Middle Eastern restaurant concept! We are looking for energetic, hard working and friendly servers, bartenders, hosts, runners and bussers! (more…)
Thanks to Melissa for passing on:
“SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24
Go-Go Returns to U Street featuring Rare Essence (with opener Jahsonic)
$15 / 7pm doors / 18+
More information here.
Go-go is the unmistakable sound of Washington, D.C. The locally bred genre, known for its relentless rhythm, used to be a mainstay in the city, particularly throughout the bustling U Street corridor. While go-go’s presence in the nation’s capital has waned in recent years, it will make a triumphant return to U Street this month when U Street Music Hall welcomes legendary go-go band Rare Essence to its stage. This will be the first time in over 10 years that the group has performed on U Street. Opening for the evening will be Washington native DJ Jahsonic. Get ready for an evening of homegrown sounds when go-go returns to U Street!”
1906 14th St, NW at T Street
From an email:
“We are thrilled to announce the opening of Bresca, Chef Ryan Ratino’s first restaurant concept, next Friday, September 22nd.”
Bees Knees cocktail, photo by Rey Lopez
“Unexpected flavors forged from nature and mingled with flourish. Vibrant herbs grown as close to home as it gets (they’re from the rooftop garden). The freshest ingredients responsibly sourced both near and far.
This is modern bistronomy–casual fine dining where experimentation becomes the everyday. Experience cuisine that’s constantly evolving in a setting that’s forever inviting. Drink with delight at the bar. Make the menu your own. Let the exploration unfold.”
Check out their menus here.
You can make reservations here.
1354 U Street, NW
Why not? At the very least, maybe:
Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute is a kung fu school and cultural center on U St. between 13th and 14th NW. For decades, it has provided martial arts and traditional Chinese and African performance arts training free of charge to District kids. Recently, it lost city funding that sustained these critical after-school programs. At the same time, costs of remaining on U St. have increased dramatically. To cover these funding gaps and attempt to continue providing cultural education, physical fitness, and mentorship to children in the neighborhood, the school has launched a crowdfunding campaign.”