Washington, DC

Anna writes about the Capitol Hill Sweetgreen on Penn Ave:

“WHY IS IT STILL CLOSED

Cramping my style. Do you know anything? or perhaps a reader does?”

Ed. Note: I’ve written Sweetgreen for an update but haven’t heard back from them. In possible positive news I did hear that the W Street location has reopened.


624 E Street, NW

As for the Sweetgreen coming to the former Taylor Gourmet in Penn Quarter – it’s still not open yet either.

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courtesy RASA

Ed. Note: We reported that a RASA would likely be coming to the former Taylor Gourmet space here back in early August.

From a press release:

“Celebrated ‘Fine Fast Casual’ Indian restaurant RASA (1247 First Street SE) from dynamic DC-based hospitality duo Rahul Vinod and Sahil Rahman has announced that the popular eatery will be expanding their food footprint in the DC area with the addition of two new confirmed RASA locations including one in Mount Vernon Triangle (DC) – their second to open in the District in partnership with EDENS – and another in Crystal City (VA)/National Landing in partnership with JBG SMITH – making it their first RASA location to open outside of the District. In addition Rahman and Vinod are also thrilled to announce their new partnership with legendary Washington Redskins Tight End Vernon Davis.

Featuring 1,400 square feet, RASA at EDENS’ CityVista (475 K Street NW) is slated to open in Winter 2019. As a DC-based national retail real estate developer, owner, and operator, EDENS added RASA to their curated selection of retailer partners to further engage the community. Read More

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From an email:

“Z-Burger’s Tenley Location Becomes Z-Chicken on Wednesday, Sept 4 with FREE Chicken Sandwiches from 11am to 7pm

Customers Need to Say the Secret Password “Z-Chicken” for Their Free Sandwich

Z-Burger Tenleytown has the world’s greatest Chicken Sandwich and since the Tenley location sits right between a Chick-fil-A and a Popeyes, Z-Burger’s Owner Peter Tabibian wants everyone to try DC’s greatest chicken sandwich as a challenge to see who makes the best one. Read More

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17th between H and I Street, NW

Whoa, wild. Thanks to Natalia for finding out who’s replacing the former Taylor Gourmet near Farragut Square – LebTav:

“Whether you visit our LT Cafe, LEBTAV or LT Market locations, you will find yourself grabbing a bite while on the go, or picking up prepared dishes from the grab and go section to take home. Relax in a casual setting, or call ahead for pickup, either way, you’re going to love it!”

Check out a LEBTAV menu: Read More

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655 New York Ave, NW photo courtesy LEON DC

From LEON:

“We’re absolutely thrilled to announce our second restaurant in DC will open on New York Avenue at 7th St NW on Thursday, August 22nd. We will see you there.”

They were originally supposed to open yesterday but I’ll allow the slight delay because they posted this super cool historical photo of the space on New York Ave: Read More

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