at 2800 10th Street NE courtesy Block Sushi

From an email:

“We’re Block Sushi, a brand new sushi & poke restaurant in Brookland, located right in Tastemakers! Our grand opening is today and we’d really love to spread the word about our little mom and pop spot. We’re running a grand opening special with $5 off to celebrate. We open at 11, and close at 7pm from Tuesday-Sunday!”

Check out their menu here.


4221 Connecticut Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Is Sushi Para permanently closed here in Van Ness?”

Welp, it’s not looking good. A call to the restaurant rings and rings without going to voicemail. Yelp and google list them as permanently closed:

And their website linked from their DC Facebook only lists two locations in Chicago.

Sushi Para opened in Van Ness back in January 2012 and put lots and lots of sushi in our bellies. If permanent as it seems they will indeed be missed.

Now bring back Taco Bell you cowards!!


703 Kennedy Street, NW

Thanks to Frances for sending: “It’s the former Japanese Embassy chef’s new venture. I tried the sushi and it was delicious! They also serve paninis, smoothies, pastries, and Ethiopian coffee! A welcome addition to Kennedy St! I had lunch from there yesterday and the sushi was phenomenal!!!!”

From Roots and Blooms: “Welcome Mita cafe! We are partnering with Local caterer Mita cafe run by Chef Ionue – former Japanese embassy chef offering breakfast menu and freshly made sushi, hot drinks ethiopian coffee and pastries. They are open every day from 8-3pm. Our premade flower bouquets and plants will be available Friday – Sunday for purchase at the location.” Read More


Inside 1926 14th Street, NW. Photo by Andrew Cajas/La Flicks Photography

From an email:

“Due to increased demand for our sushi at Nama, we’ve decided to open a second location! We are super excited to announce the opening of Nama 14, an outpost inside of Tico on 14th st. While this location is different in address, the Nama quality you expect is exactly the same! Chef Young Oh, K Street’s beloved sushi chef, oversees Nama 14’s new sushi menu. Read More


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