Photo by REY LOPEZ
From a press release:
“Highly anticipated ‘Fine Fast Casual’ Indian restaurant RASA (1247 First Street, SE) from the dynamic next generation DC-based hospitality duo Rahul Vinod and Sahil Rahman is scheduled to open on Wednesday, December 6th for lunch and dinner service. RASA will be open daily from 11:00am to 10:00pm.
Photo by REY LOPEZ
Check out the full RASA Final Menu December 2017 (PDF)
Located in the ground floor of the F1RST Residences within the vibrant Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, RASA has been a culinary project in the making since co-founders Rahul and Sahil were attending high school in Montgomery County. The sons of celebrated hospitality veterans and longtime business partners Chef K.N. Vinod and Surfy Rahman of Indique and Bombay Bistro, Rahul and Sahil grew up in their family’s vibrant restaurants, and were quite literally born into the hospitality industry. Growing up in restaurants, they quickly realized that many people had preconceived notions about Indian cuisine, and at a young age began dreaming about ways to make the meals they grew up loving more accessible to a larger audience of diners. (more…)
1226 H Street, NE
It was exactly a year ago today that we learned that the H Street, NE Popeyes had closed for remodeling. Then this past August we said they were about to reopen. Well, we were wrong. In the words of the great Glen’s Garden Market owner Mea Culpa. However, our man on H Street, Grant, tells us:
“the wood is down in front of Popeye’s H Street. TVs are on, registers are running. Opening seems imminent.”
See for yourself and STAY TUNED.
1210 Potomac Street, NW
My God this place is straight up delicious. You know it’s a good sign when the placed is packed at 2:15pm. And the price point is on point too. My God this place is delicious. The best in the District of Columbia by far. Now open up a few more in D.C., preferably near a metro!
Their website says:
“Falafel Inc is the world’s first falafel quick-service food social enterprise. We serve up authentic falafel, hummus, bowls and sides. Every meal you buy helps feed refugees around the world. “Food For Good” is the ethos behind our brand and movement.
Legendary recipes passed down through generations, fresh and
locally sourced ingredients and a social mission to provide meals and jobs to refugees through the sale of Palestinian inspired street food. Our goal is to build a worldwide community of 100 stores, and in doing so we will be able to feed 1,000,000 refugees every year.”
You can see their menu here.
1401 Maryland Ave, NE
A reader reports:
“Check out the progress of the Maryland Ave Chick-fil-A (formerly checkers)! I asked the construction workers and they said end of March completion but looks later.”
1742 Columbia Road, NW
Thanks to Daniel for sending:
“Pollo Granjero, Columbia and Ontario NW is emptying out – no tables and chairs. Is something new coming?”
888 17th Street, NW
So that’s who’s taking over the former Crumbs space! A reader reports:
“Only a few blocks from the Taylor on Pennsylvania [1750 Pennsylvania Ave NW], another Taylor is moving on to 17th Street.”
1706 I Street, NW (technically 888 17th St, NW)
A reader reports Sweetgreen is:
“Coming soon. By the new La Colombe [and Compass Coffee] on I st NW in between 17th and 18th st.”
“healthy, tasty alternative?
Here at Quickway Japanese Hibachi, you’ll find fresh, quality food, served fast, with style.
It’s how we have grown from one prototype store to 7 locations, and counting, within 20 months, in the DC metro area.
So, how do we do it?
We bring the Teppanyaki (teppan, Japanese for griddle; yaki, grill, broiled) cooking technique to a quick service restaurant setting. The proteins are prepared fresh on the open grill in your full view, a true cooked to order signature dish.
We offer choices of salads, sides, and sushi, all prepared from All Day Fresh™ ingredients and homemade sauces.
Plus, we really care if you have a cool place to eat. We build our space to be clean, convenient and modern.
Of course, our food is healthy, with reduced salt, no trans fat, and no MSG.
And yeah, all this in a value package.
So if you are looking for freakin’ good food, with quick, quality service, then welcome and enjoy!”
77 H Street, NW
3100 14th St NW entrance on Park Rd, NW
Ed. Note: This is the former Senor Chicken space that a commenter said was becoming a Ethiopian Restaurant back in January.
From a press release:
“Arriving in the spring of 2016 at the corner of 14th Street and Park Road (3100 14th Street) is LeTena, a new, fast casual concept Ethiopian restaurant that will feature authentic Ethiopian dishes and a coffee house with barista. (more…)