photo by Emma K Alexandra

Update from The Wharf:

“Today, Jessie Taylor Seafood began the process of expanding their seafood business with the addition of a new barge at the Municipal Fish Market at #TheWharfDC.

Owned and operated by the Evans family for nearly 90 years, Jessie Taylor Seafood is the longest-tenured vendor at the Market. Recently they completed a long-term renewal of their lease which will extend their business at The Wharf for at least another 20 years.

Thanks to Emma for sending: “Spotted Jessie Taylor Seafood being tugged down the Anacostia, near Buzzard Point this morning. Pretty cool! Maybe they’re filling the vacant spot at the fish market?” Read More


DC Retro Boat – Violet, photo: Sea Suite Cruises

From a press release:

“Like something out of “Mad Men’, two classic fiberglass boats, circa 1958-1963, have been repurposed by Sea Suite Cruises, the DC-based party boat company, and are setting sail from The Wharf. The little party boats are the latest brainchild of Jack Maher and Jack Walten, co-founders of Sea Suite, the same guys who brought the Potomac Paddle Club Boats and Tiki Boats to DC. Read More


inside 635 Wharf Street, SW photo by Credit: Nicolas Castro

From a press release:

“Renowned restaurant brand Phillipe Chow is thrilled to announce that its first location outside of NYC opens on Wednesday, June 14 in Washington, D.C. at 635 Wharf St., SW.

Situated on the picturesque edge of the Potomac River at The Wharf, the buzzy mile-long waterfront destination known for its world-class collection of restaurants, retail, and residential communities, Philippe Chow is housed in a luxurious, 350-seat space (250 inside, 100 outside) designed by acclaimed local firm //3877.

“We couldn’t have envisioned a better home for our first location outside of New York, and we are elated to share with Washingtonians––and the global visitors it attracts––a taste of Chef Chow’s renowned style of Chinese cuisine, alongside the unparalleled service and high-energy ambiance that we pride ourselves in,” says Abraham Merchant, CEO of Philippe Chow.

Philippe Chow NYC Downtown

An iconic restaurant for almost two decades, Philippe Chow’s first, and now flagship, location opened in Uptown Manhattan in 2005. Since then, the restaurant has remained an undisputed favorite among New York City’s power crowd––attracting athletes, musicians and film stars such as Rihanna, Jay-Z, Adam Sandler, and Mariah Carey (to name a few).

Known for his modern, flavorful, and theatrical style, Chef Chow—the brand’s visionary and namesake—is world-renowned for his Beijing-style dishes. Read More


801 Wharf Street, SW via IG

Sad news from the Washington Post:

“Acclaimed chef Kevin Tien’s modern Vietnamese restaurant, Moon Rabbit, is closing on the Wharf at the end of service on Monday, a sudden and surprising move that local union officials say was engineered by the luxury hotel that houses the restaurant to kill efforts to unionize hospitality workers there.”

CM Charles Allen tweeted: Read More


663 Water Street, SW courtesy Kilwins

From an email:

“Kilwins D.C opened its second location in the District of Columbia on Monday January 16th at The Wharf, the city’s preeminent waterfront destination (663 Water Street SW). Kilwins, best known for its original recipe ice cream and Mackinac Island fudge, began in Petoskey, Michigan and today has more than 150 franchised locations across the United States. Kilwins was founded in 1947 by Don and Katy Kilwin, who began the business as a chocolate and confections store. Read More


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