4th and H Street, NE
“It all began in a little Southeastern Texas town called Seadrift. With a population of just 2000, Seadrift was home to Yo’Daddy and his family of crabbers and fishermen. They labored in their boats year-round, catching oysters, crab and shrimp for the seafood industry. As toiling as the work was, every weekend the men would come home with their catch of the week to enjoy – they boiled crawfish and crabs, shucked raw oysters, grilled fresh fish – always with a beer in hand. Read More
4th and H Street, NE
Thanks to Colleen for sending: “there appears to be a permit and ongoing construction at the old Driftwood Kitchen/True Orleans location at 400 H Street Northeast. Driftwood Kitchen closed on New Year’s Day 2018, and the building has sat empty ever since. Word on H Street is this might be a crab shack restaurant (but don’t know for sure)!” Read More
1836 18th Street, NW
1819 14th Street, NW
Thanks to Sara for passing on t pow’s tweet: “Confirmed El Centro on 14th Street (U Street Corridor) will not reopen. Note: El Centro Georgetown is currently still open for dine-in service at 50% capacity as well as curbside to-go and delivery.”
Ed. Note: I’ve emailed the company for their comment but have not yet received a reply.
El Centro’s website currently says “WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED. VISIT US AT OUR GEORGETOWN LOCATION!”
3704 14th Street, NW
Anthony asks: “any news on anafre and why the plastic is up?”
Anafre wrote on Wednesday: “We’re doing a little renovating so we’ll be closed this week. But you can still visit our sister spots @mezcalerodc and @elsoldc”
Another reader hears a little scuttlebutt about what could be coming: “it’s going to be a pizza place”?!?
212 7th Street, SE
Hoping the community might know the official status of Acqua al 2 in Eastern Market? They had been selling grocery items earlier in the pandemic and then updated their website and posted on social media that they would be temporarily closing in late June to prepare for indoor dining in July. However, their phone line is currently not in service and friends have mentioned it looks very closed and empty from the outside. Does anyone know what’s going on? I know their sister restaurants Ghibellina and Sotto closed.”
On June 25th Acqua Al 2 posted to their Facebook:
“Acqua al 2 family, friends and neighbors: Read More
1st and D Street, SE via Tortilla Coast
— Ken Farnaso (@KLF) July 10, 2020
We planned to shutdown @tortillacoast this Sunday because the landlord has been so unreasonable. But since @PoPville announced impending closing, so many guests have flocked to the Coast, we have decided to keep rolling until at least July 26. We need a #margaritamiracle pic.twitter.com/JQNsWx9wr0
— Geoff Tracy (@chefgeoffs) July 17, 2020
Oh my goodness. I too tried to call but the phone just rang without being picked up at 7:30pm anyway.
Tortilla Coast is, of course, “A Tex-Mex tradition on Capitol Hill since 1988”
Tortilla Coast closed their Logan Circle location at 15th and P St, NW back in 2017.
Updates when more is known.
3rd and Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Around 5pm yesterday a reader reports: “Not a great picture, but furniture is being moved out of Pret a Manger on Penn and 3rd SE” Read More
11th and Rhode Island Ave, NW
Thanks to A. for sending the update on the Roasted Bean Co. coming to the former Logan Circle liquor store:
“Heard from employees that this is opening next week! Too bad some idiot already defaced their beautiful mural…”
1831 14th Street, NW via Immortal Beloved
Update: Kim hears, “The owner is making it a barber shop. All the barbers who worked downstairs will now be working upstairs from what I’ve heard“
Update: Kim hears, “They’re making the entire space Hell’s Bottom, the barbershop. No more women’s hair.“
Thanks to C and JC for sending word:
“Per stylists who work there, Immortal Beloved on 14th street is closing permanently. I remember still going to them when they were on Church Street a decade ago. What a loss.”
Ed. Note: I emailed Immortal Beloved this morning to try to get more info on timing but have not heard back yet. One email from a stylist was forwarded to me which starts:
Unfortunately Immortal Beloved D.C. is closing permanently.”
Updates as more is known.