524 8th Street, SE
Today’s Bummer via The Post’s Tom Sietsema:
“Sad news du jour: @RobertWeland, chef-owner of the vegetable-forward @garrisonindc, says he’s closing after Saturday. Partly to blame: “Traffic patterns,” as in business. “We gave it our best shot.” Yes, you did, chef. Upside: “We’d love to relocate.”
I am the owner of Summit To Soul. I wanted to provide an update on the indecent exposure incident that occurred Monday night. Last night as my manager and I were leaving the shop at closing, we spotted the perpetrator from Monday night starting to do the exact same thing less than one block from my business on 8th street. (more…)
For a Saturday afternoon gourmet delight head for Taste of 8th on Barracks Row, 8th Street this weekend — just half block south of Eastern Market Metro.
One ticket buys a tapas sized portion. With 5 tickets (our famous 5 Pack) you’ll enjoy a lovely 5 Course lunch that you create yourself by choosing just what you want from the event menu distributed at the ticket booth. Tickets are available at barracksrow.org.
Souk begins Saturday’s ’round the world flavor trip. Owner/Chef Winnette Macintosh Ambrose won Chopped in January, wowing judges with a Trinidad inspired baked supper. At Taste of 8th Ambrose will be serving up traditional Roti from her homeland. You can have dessert at the Souk booth, too! Sister restaurant, Sweet Lobby will be serving another Ambrose specialty, French macaron.
Another double course stop is Trattoria Alberto where your love for Italian will be greeted by Agnoletti (pasta stuffed with spinach, ricotta and meats) in Pink Sauce as a main dish or House Specialty Cannoli as dessert.
A finalist in City Paper’s Best New Restaurant in DC, ChiKo will fuse Chinese cuisine with Korean via Garlic Shrimp Dumpling with Chili Oil.
Then there’s Betsy, that exotic gem of a gin garden tucked up above Belga Café. They are pointing to summer rooftop fun with Grilled Pineapple and Avocado with Naan.
Farm to table flavors are the essence of the Eat Bar experience: pull in for Pulled Chicken Sliders featuring Orange Chicken, sour cream, pickle, beet relish.
If you want to keep score here are the dishes being served at some of the 24 participating Row restaurants on Saturday: (more…)
If you’re craving a meal that spans the globe, Taste of 8th is where you need to be on Saturday, April 28 from 1-4 p.m.
Your culinary journey begins near Eastern Market Metro station on Barracks Row (8th Street, SE). The event will feature 24 nearby restaurants serving up tapas sized samples of everything from Greek and Korean to Belgian and Serbian.
Past participants include Ambar, Cava, Matchbox, Souk, Pineapple and Pearls, Nooshi Sushi, Medium Rare, Lavagna, and many more.
Guests need not pick just one cuisine! By purchasing a 5 Pack of tasting tickets you can curate your own international lunch, course by course. Early bird pricing of $15 for 5 tickets ends on April 20. The price then increases to $20 until midnight April 27. Tickets are available to buy at the event for $5.00.
The annual event is sponsored by Barracks Row Main Street, which celebrates the area’s historic buildings and businesses, including over 30 restaurants. Tickets sales will benefit the group’s year-round work to maintain a clean and safe community.
This is guaranteed to be your best lunch deal in D.C. that day — don’t miss it.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin
Big, if you frequent Barracks Row, news from Barred in DC:
Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC
“At approximately 8:45PM a citizen was operating a vehicle in the 900 block of G Street, NW, when several suspects approached the vehicle. The suspects pulled a handgun and demanded the vehicle. The suspects took the citizen’s vehicle and fled without harming the citizen. At approximately 9:10PM this same group attempted to carjack 2 other vehicles in the 900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. The suspects again displayed a weapon and attempted to take the vehicle however in both cases the citizens pulled away and fled without being harmed.
The four suspects involved in these robberies/carjackings were captured a short time later and placed under arrest.”
8th and L St, SE
“It is a go. We are opening Friday at 4:00. It is a soft opening and all are welcome. Come early and avoid the line.”
“german czech belgian and craft brewed beers”
727 8th Street, SE
A reader reports:
“The sports store on Barracks Row is actually empty! I’ve seen the “store closing” sign for years- but now it’s finally closed.”
406 8th Street, SE, formerly The Old Siam, via Nana Thai’s facebook
I was dining at one of my favorite Thai restaurants the other day, Nana Thai on Barracks Row, when the very nice owner let me know that the place will be closing forever at the end of the month. All I know is that their recently-added Isan menu is incredibly tasty and I’ll be missing it. I encourage locals who enjoy the restaurant to patronize it this week as it’ll be the final opportunity to do so.”
Their website says:
“Isan, the northeast region of Thailand, represents about 30% of Thailand’s population but punches well above its weight when it comes to its dominance in Thai cuisine. Although Isan food is less common outside of Thailand, inside the country it can be found everywhere, from street food vendors in Chiang Mai to high end restaurants in Bangkok.
What makes Isan food different? There are a few flavors and ingredients that seem to predominate: chili peppers, lime, peanuts, dried shrimp, fresh fruits and vegetables, sticky rice, cilantro, mint and other fresh herbs. Though flavor layers are very complex, food preparation is often quite simple, and instead of curries that have simmered for hours, fresh, brightly-flavored savory salads form the backbone of Isan cuisine as we know it. Simple marinated grilled or fried meats and sticky rice are often accompanied by one of the region’s many “tums,” or salads.
Some famous Isan dishes include the spicy salad (“SOMTUM”), the grilled chicken (“KAI YANG”), the sticky rice (“KHAO NIAW”), the grilled pork or beef salad (“NAM TOK”).”
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District Detectives Office have announced that two arrests have been made in an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (gun), which occurred in the 1000 Block of 8th Street, Southeast, on Friday, February 12, 2016, at approximately 1:42pm.
Three suspects opened the front door to the establishment and began to shoot at the victim. The victim sustained gunshot wounds to his lower extremities as he held his 14 month old child, who also sustained a gunshot wound. All three suspects then fled the scene. (more…)