1776 I Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

One of the best local lunch spots has reopened downtown for the first time since the pandemic hit! TBSP (The Best Sandwich Place) at 1776 I St NW is back again serving up some of the best sandwiches and salads in the area (yes, I’m biased based on the proximity to my office). Hopefully they get a lot of love from the downtown lunch crowd – so thrilled they survived the pandemic. Current hours are 8:00am-3:30pm.”


Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, left, via FightClubDC

From a [checks notes] press release:

“United States Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg visited Capitol Hill’s Fight Club this past Saturday evening. He dined on the sandwich shop’s front patio situated on Pennsylvania Avenue SE, where he and a small group enjoyed Fight Club’s popular sandwiches, a round of punches, and shared dessert.

A secret service agent who did not identify himself, stopped into the restaurant prior to the Secretary’s arrival and told staff that he needed to “see if his boss wanted to come here”, asking to look around the restaurant, which the staff obliged. “When he left, we assumed he jokingly meant his wife when he said boss, and that he didn’t think she would like it after he looked around”, said Andrew Market, chef and co-owner of Fight Club. Approximately 20 minutes later, Secretary Buttigieg arrived with secret service agents to join an already seated party. Read More


Courtesy Butter Me Up

From a press release:

“Andre McCain, founder and CEO of Butter Me Up, the virtual breakfast sandwich pop-up that launched at HalfSmoke in May 2020 is pleased to announce the opening of its first brick-and-mortar location. Butter Me Up will open in July 2021 in the bustling Logan Circle neighborhood at 1409 T Street, NW, 20009. Patrons can anticipate the innovative, yet familiar breakfast staples from the Shaw pop-up along with new additions that will be exclusive to this location. Read More


1316 9th Street, NW

From an email:

“After nearly three years in business and having survived last year’s pandemic mess, the team at San Lorenzo team has decided to start a new sandwich shop inside San Lorenzo during lunch hours.

SANdwich LORENZO will open on Monday, March 22nd. Hours of operations will be: 11 am until 2:30 pm, Monday through Saturday.

Orders will be available through DC to GoGo, Doordash, Grubhub, Uber Eats or via pick-up at San Lorenzo by calling the restaurant: 202-588-8954.

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Chivito photo by Samantha Giordano Kim

From a press release:

“Sandwich lovers rejoice: chef Reid Shilling’s new concept, Ampersandwich, launches today with a rotating list of sandwiches available for delivery during lunch and dinner hours. Highlights of the comfort food-inspired menu include: E. Lombard Street Corned Beef (hot corned beef piled high, “heavy on the mustard,” on house made Jewish rye), the McReid (smoked and slow cooked St. Louis ribs and chopped pork shoulder, topped with dill pickles and BBQ sauce on a house-made bun) and a chivito (the national dish of Uruguay and now a DC favorite, featuring wood-fired beef, Virginia ham, applewood smoked bacon, egg, roasted red peppers, chimichurri, garlic aioli, onion, lettuce and melted mozzarella on a house-made bun) among others. Read More


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