Washington, DC


1339 H Street, NE via the Pie Shop

Big news from the Pie Shop:

“After 6 months we are re-opening our 2nf floor patio for drinks, starting tonight! We are currently reservation only so head to Resy for info and to book now.

We’ll be open all weekend to make the most of this perfect fall weather! We can’t wait to see you! Thanks for supporting your local pie shop.”

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2007 14th Street, NW

Marvin opened up back in 2007 and has been one of 14th/U Street’s top destinations ever since. I’ve been hearing tons of rumors about Marvin not reopening (the plywood doesn’t help.) But I’m happy to say that I hear these are false reports. I hear that there is likely to be a renovation and they should reopen when that’s completed or sometime when we get to phase three. Whew and stay tuned.

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606 Florida Avenue NW courtesy El Techo

From an email:

“To keep Washington warm during the winter months, Shaw rooftop El Techo is bringing back Selva, their wintertime rainforest-inspired look on October 30th. El Techo is enclosing the roof to keep the cold air out and the vacation vibes in by allowing those rooftop hangs signature of summer to continue all year long. This season, the roof features a retractable ceiling, designed by owner Louie Hankins himself, which can be open and closed to allow guests to chill out on the open-air roof on that inevitable 70-degree January day. The now-iconic-on-Instagram hanging wysteria will also make their triumphant return alongside hanging lanterns and baskets to add to the ambiance. Read More

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inside 1050 31st Street, NW courtesy CUT

From a press release:

“The newly reopened Rosewood Washington D.C. unveils an evolved version of Wolfgang Puck’s CUT, the refined steak restaurant by the celebrated master chef, and rooftop lounge, CUT Above, offering sweeping views of the city. Located in the heart of Georgetown, CUT D.C. is reflective of the culinary diversity of the Mid-Atlantic region and the historic charm of the neighborhood.

“I want this CUT to be different, one that is true to its location,” said Wolfgang Puck. “It’s important to me that CUT D.C. has its own soul that reflects just how unique the Mid-Atlantic is and how diners want to eat now. While guests will still be able to order the signature steaks they have come to love at CUT, we want to showcase the bounty of the region and create a menu that encourages sharing.”

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CUT Above_Rooftop Menu

Leading the kitchen is Executive Chef Andrew Skala, who has spent the last 13 years working alongside Wolfgang and his team at Spago Las Vegas, Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, and, most recently, CUT New York City. True to Wolfgang’s hallmark ethos of using only the finest and freshest ingredients, Skala has solidified relationships with farmers, ranchers, dairy farmers and fishermen from the area to source seasonal products and items such as seafood from the Chesapeake Bay and wagyu beef from Virginia. Read More

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1357 U Street, NW

Whoa, finally some action at a long time Horse’s Ass Award nominee (RIP State of the Union.) A new liquor license application says:

“DC Rabbit Hole LLC is opening Alice

A new Retailer’s Class C Tavern with a seating capacity of 225 and a Total Occupancy Load of 325. Rooftop Summer Garden on the second floor with 70 seats. Licensee is requesting an Entertainment Endorsement to include Dancing and Cover Charge inside the premises only.” Read More

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606 Florida Ave, NW courtesy El Techo

From a press release:

“Picture this: a sunny summer day in Washington spent on the El Techo roof surrounded by luscious treetop greenery with a frozen margarita in hand. But, wait. It starts to rain, threatening your picturesque rooftop relaxation session.

Fear not. Rain no longer has to ruin your time in Shaw’s adult tree house as it is no match for El Techo’s new all-weather roof set to unveil Cinco de Mayo weekend. The new roof will be a 14- foot high structure made from horizontally louvered semi-clear panels, which will allow the sun to shine through, even during those sudden summer showers. When the sky is clear, the roof will be opened from 0 degrees horizontal to 90 degrees vertical, making the roof open-air once again. Read More

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75 District Square, SW. 12 Stories opens at the top of the InterContinental Hotel at The Wharf. Photo by Anna Meyer.

From a press release:

“Today, Gerber Group officially launches 12 Stories, the brand’s first D.C. property (75 District Square SW, 12th floor) located at the top of The InterContinental Hotel in the city’s new billion-dollar residential and retail development, The Wharf.

Designed by SLDesign, the new penthouse bar is a sexy, modern addition to The Wharf landscape, boasting a nearly 360-degree view of The Potomac and the Washington skyline.


Photo by Anna Meyer

12 Stories features modern artwork by Paige Smith, industrial-chic design touches like concrete flooring, wired pendulum lighting, velvet, marble, leather and wood furniture and an expansive 26-foot NanaWall, opening up onto an outdoor terrace. Read More

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