Washington, DC

Inside 1090 I Street, NW courtesy Momofuku CCDC

From an email:

“Momofuku CCDC announces the opening of a dedicated to-go counter just inside the front door of the CityCenterDC restaurant. Executive chef Tae Strain’s lunch and dinner menus will be available to order from the counter, with dishes prepared and packaged with carryout in mind.

The new to-go counter is launching alongside a revamped lunch menu that’s packed with mobile-friendly items like scallion bing wraps — Chinese flatbreads filled with cumin-spiced lamb, rotisserie pork shoulder or edamame falafel. Read More


Last year courtesy of CityCenterDC

From an email:

“After welcoming 8,000 visitors in 2018, we are delighted to announce the return of Bloomia’s Field of Tulips to the District.

For one weekend, The Park at CityCenter [1098 New York Ave, NW] will be transformed into an interactive, urban garden covered in more than 40,000 tulips. Guests are welcome to visit the Field of Tulips April 26 – April 28 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Roaming the garden is free to all and tulips may be taken home for $1 a stem with a portion of all proceeds benefitting DC Central Kitchen.”


inside 9th and I Street, NW courtesy Conrad Washington, DC

From an email:

“I am thrilled to announce the official opening of Conrad Washington, DC, marking the first property for the Conrad brand to debut in the nation’s capital.

some key facts that are of note:

· The 360-room, 10-floor hotel features 30,000 square feet of luxury retail space on its ground floor and 32,000 square feet of purpose-built meeting space, all above ground level

· The property’s signature restaurant, Estuary, features a menu helmed by James Beard Award recipients and “Top Chef” finalists, Bryan and Michael Voltaggio

· Summit The Rooftop at Conrad and associated event terrace deliver panoramic views of Washington’s most notable landmarks

· A first for the Conrad brand, the exclusive, full-service Sakura Club on the 10th floor is designed for the most-discerning hotel guests with offerings including an exquisite Japanese whisky collection and a traditional afternoon tea”

Press release: Read More


963 Palmer Alley, NW

Big news from the Post’s Tom Sietsema’s food chat:

“Chef Amy Brandwein is expanding her reach. The chef of Centrolina has acquired the RareSweets quarters across from her Italian restaurant in CityCenter, where she plans to open a fast-casual, all-day establishment named Piccolina next summer, possibly July.”

Ed. Note: RareSweets closed back in April. Updates as Piccolina gets closer to opening.


From a press release:

Conrad Washington, DC today announced it is now accepting reservations for guests, meetings and events in anticipation of its opening in February 2019. The 360-room hotel, situated at the corner of New York Avenue and 10th Street NW, is the first for Conrad Hotels & Resorts in the nation’s capital. The property is designed to bring Washington hospitality into a new era of modern luxury with its unique architecture, sleek interior design, inspired art collection and culinary offerings led by world-renowned chefs. Read More


Photography by Joy Asico

From an email:

“Momofuku CCDC is celebrating their third anniversary this month with a fried chicken and dumpling party. This has been a landmark year for the restaurant, welcoming a new chef who has completely transformed the menu, and there’s no better way to celebrate than over food. Executive Chef Tae Strain has invited Danny Lee and Scott Drewno of ChiKo, Tim Ma of Kyirisan, and Spike Gjerde of A Rake’s Progress to prepare their take on dumplings and fried chicken. Beer and drinks will be served with a portion of sales being donated to DC Central Kitchen.

More details below: Read More


From CitySwing’s website:

“CitySwing is an immersive pop up golf experience in the heart of the city. We believe golf should be convenient and accessible to everyone. Our environment was created for a wide range of golfers – from those addicted to the game to those that have never imagined themselves participating. Think of us as an alternative to outdoor golf when time, weather or proximity prohibit traditional play and as an inclusive and non-intimidating place to practice, or simply get introduced to the game. We are passionate about 3 things: Read More


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