Union Market, Adams Morgan, Cleveland Park and now Downtown too! The pizzeria is coming to the briefly open Black Iron space around 13th and E St, NW around the corner from the Warner Theatre. Side note: Can anyone explain why this building has a Pennsylvania Ave address when it is located on E Street?
City Paper reports:
“Cucina Al Volo Pizzeria will serve Roman-style “al taglio” pizza. It’s sold in Italy in giant squares by the pound and is most similar to thick, Sicilian-style pie.”
Standby for opening dates for here and Cleveland Park.
Technically 1299 Pennsylvania Ave, NW but entrance actually on E Street
Back in September we learned that Maison Kayser was coming to 7th and Mass Ave, NW. Looks like another one is coming to F Street too – across from the National Press building between 13th and 14th. My people familiar with Maison Kayser tell me that this is very good news indeed.
Check out some of their menus here. Stay tuned for opening dates.
1730 Pennsylvania Ave, NW via GCDC
From a press release:
“GCDC, Washington’s first and only grilled cheese-centric restaurant and bar, will be offering the “Gobbler” to kickstart the holiday season with roasted turkey from Singer’s Significant Meats, a special blend of gruyere cheese, and GCDC’s own tater tot stuffing with a side of gravy of course! The special will run for both lunch and dinner until we sell out.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., until we sell out.”
777 I Street, NW
Check out the menu here.
From a press release:
“Washington, D.C. chef Victor Albisu is bringing Taco Bamba, his wildly popular counter-service taqueria to Washington, D.C. when it takes over the asado bar at Del Campo, his downtown South American grill located at 777 I St. NW, for weekday lunch beginning November 8. The Taco Bamba menu will be available from 11am to 3pm and feature a greatest-hits selection of Taco Bamba favorites from both the traditional and nuestros menus. Taco Bamba Lunch Counter at Del Campo will run through January 2018 and is designed to test the waters for possible permanent expansion to downtown D.C. (more…)
1011 19th Street, NW just north of K Street
Thanks to Daniel and Jason for sending updates on Naf Naf Grill’s opening in the former Protein Bar space (and Cosi before them.)
Naf Naf’s website says:
“Naf Naf Grill is the premium destination for fresh, authentic Middle Eastern food. Oven baked pitas, hand cut salads, and freshly prepared sauces all served as an accompaniment to award-winning shawarma and falafel.”
Check out their menu here.
7th and Massachusetts Ave, NW
Thanks to Wandaly for sending, “delicious!”
Maison Kayser’s website says:
“Founded by Eric Kayser in Paris in 1996, Maison Kayser is an authentic artisanal French Boulangerie, meaning that bread and other baked goods are mixed and baked on-site all day long.
Each Maison Kayser location around the world is organized in the pure tradition of the French Bakery. The most ancestral techniques are combined to produce bread, including the use of liquid leaven, and innovation with the most high performance, modern, state-of-the-art bakery equipment.”
Check out some of their menus here.
14th and K Street, NW
From a press release:
“Today, Monday, September 25, D.C. will say “Bonjour!” to Belgian bakery-restaurant, Le Pain Quotidien at the corner of 14th & K St, in the former DC Coast restaurant space. The McPherson Square gathering spot will provide breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, offering a charming space for anything from meetings over coffee to intimate social events.
Built in 1929, the Tower Building lends an exposed terracotta brick ceiling and original façade to the newest Le Pain Quotidien in DC. (more…)
I was wondering if anyone else in the PoPville community has heard anything about the Eisenhower Memorial going up in the southwest? I work for the Federal Government in the Southwest, and while I don’t work in the Department of Education building, I work right by there. There aren’t really any lunch options in the area besides the food trucks by the L’Enfant Metro. Due to the limited options, my coworkers and I generally get lunch from the food trucks and eat at one of the tables set out in front of the Dept. of Ed. While there is one other spot in the general vicinity to sit and eat lunch, it’s very limited. I just heard about the Eisenhower Memorial that is going up in front of the Dept. of Ed. and over the spot where we, and many of the other Federal Government employees in the area, eat their lunch on a daily basis. While I fully support a memorial to President Eisenhower, I’m a little miffed by the fact that it will effectively wipe out our only lunch spot in the vicinity. Has anyone else heard anything about this Memorial? It seems like it has been in the works for a while, but I only just heard about it.”
Ed. Note: In May Curbed reported:
“Eisenhower Memorial design revisions meet Commission of Fine Arts largely with disapproval
…a revised final design of the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial met with the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) with much discussion and largely more to be desired for. Still, the final concept of the design needs to be approved. This meeting was simply to approve the revisions to the design.”
4600 Wisconsin Ave, NW
“SEOULSPICE’s menu features made-to-order Korean favorites, such as rice bowls (bibimbap) and korritos (kimbap burritos), as well as street tacos and salads. These bases are enhanced with four protein options–beef, chicken, spicy pork, and tofu– and fresh vegetables, including bean sprouts, corn, carrots, cucumbers, Korean radish, kale slaw, and kimchi (pickled Korean cabbage). SEOULSPICE offers four gourmet sauces made in-house–Korean hot sauce, creamy sriracha, cilantro-lime ranch, and ginger-carrot–plus fresh herbs and toppings. The menu also features three sides: “the” egg, marinated in a sweet soy base; avocado; and jars of kimchi.” (more…)
From an email:
“Curated by Executive Chef and Founder Dimitri Moshovitis, the new menu is inspired by Moshovitis’ traditional Greek upbringing and his penchant for fresh, crisp vegetables.
New additions include Greek Minestrone with Harissa, a vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free dish heavy on colorful fruits and veg and elevated with a kick of harissa; a Fall Vegetable medley with brussels sprouts, butternut squash, carrots and cauliflower, all lightly charred and spiced simply with salt and pepper; and sweet and crunchy Carrots & Currants tossed in lemon juice, that can be used as a topper on any grain bowl, salad, or pita.
Also new to the menu is a Yellow Pepper Tahini dressing with a smoky flavor profile from roasted yellow peppers, and a permanent addition – new greens mix SplendidGreens. A crunchy combination of greens including romaine, escarole, chicory endive, belgian endive, and radicchio, SplendidGreens is a perfect base for a salad or Greens+Grains bowl.
CAVA’s signature housemade juices and teas are also getting a boost with Rosemary Limeade, Apple Cinnamon Sage, Blackberry Orange Shrub, and more.”