Washington, DC


Photo Courtesy of The Anthem

Ed. Note: Sources say we might hit 80 degrees tomorrow!

From The Anthem:

“As the weather starts to warm up, we are thrilled to announce the return of CAMP ANTHEM, reopening Friday, March 26th!

We’re taking over District Pier at The Wharf once again for our pop-up waterfront bar and restaurant, safely hosting guests for lunch and dinner on the picturesque Washington Channel. Read More

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“will be up March 8 through Memorial Day Weekend.” Photo courtesy of Southwest BID

From a press release:

“Today, The Wharf, Washington, DC’s world-class waterfront neighborhood, in partnership with the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) and the Italian-inspired culinary collective Officina, unveiled a large-scale, outdoor crochet art installation of US Vice President Kamala Harris in celebration of International Women’s Day.


Photo courtesy of Southwest BID

The piece is the work of the LA-based, international “yarn bomber” and street artist London Kaye. Kaye has been commissioned for a myriad of art installations including murals in Times Square, a school bus wrap for The Gap and a takeover of Kelly Clarkson’s television show studio. This latest work featuring Vice President Harris is titled “I’m Speaking” and is her largest installation to date, spanning 40-feet in width and 20-feet in height. Read More

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courtesy CODA

From an email:

“Chef Nicholas Stefanelli and team are excited to launch CODA, a new ghost pizzeria concept out of Officina at the Wharf (1120 Maine Ave, SW.) CODA is inspired by the local corner Italian pizza & sub shop Chef Stefanelli grew up on and worked at, combined with the street food and experiences of his travels throughout Italy- from the Roman Alimentari to the arancini of savia pasteceria in Cataina. Read More

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rendering via District Wharf

From a press release:

“Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW), the developers of The Wharf, today announced that The Atlantic will move its D.C. headquarters to The Wharf’s highly anticipated second phase. The Atlantic will occupy the top two floors of office space within 610 Water Street. The 90,000 SF office building is designed by awarding-winning Morris Adjmi Architects. Read More

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courtesy The Wharf

For those who’ve been looking for some ‘nog – good options at The Wharf on the SW Waterfront:

Cantina Bambina – “Help Amy Trim the Tree” (Jameson cold Brew, eggnog, fresh nutmeg)

Tiki TNT – “Snow Miser” (creamy, cinnamon-heavy eggnog with rum and whiskey)

Moon Rabbit – “Moon Nog” (J.M. Rhum Agricole, Filibuster Dual-Cask Bourbon, coconut milk, coconut cream, sweetened condensed milk, egg yolk + 5 spice blend)

Colada Shop – “Ponche Crema” (Caribbean eggnog with condensed milk, pasteurized egg yolk, and your choice of vanilla coffee & cacao nibs or guava & almond)

Officina – House Egg Nog (served with Italian Panettone)

Del Mar – Eggnog cookies (creamy eggnog vanilla filling, soft rum caramel between two crispy spiced molasses-ginger cookies, half dipped in chocolate with a touch of sea salt)”

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14th and P Street, NW

On Friday we broke the sad news that Dolcezza’s logan location was closing. Four more are unfortunately closing too. From DOLCEZZA:

“For the past few weeks, we have been thinking a lot about what the last 16 years has meant to us as a family and the impact this business has had on our lives.

In 2004, we opened a small kitchen in Georgetown with the goal of bringing the amazing gelato from the parlors of Buenos Aires to our home here in Washington, DC.

Since then, our lives have centered around our family business. We have grown so tremendously over these past 16 years with Dolcezza.

We learned the importance of local farming and being guided by the seasons. We became parents of three beautiful little girls. We had family members married from chance encounters in our shops. We hosted dinners at our factory with our chef friends. We officiated weddings and threw concerts. Our little girl’s first job was selling pints with her grandmother at the Dupont Circle farmer’s market.

None of this is unique to Dolcezza — we are all crafting indelible stories in the many ways we interact with each other every day. But that takes nothing away from the overwhelming honor and appreciation we have for everyone who has been a part of our simple Dolcezza dream: our amazing employees, customers, farmers, chefs, makers, neighbors and city. You have made this an unforgettable ride and we only hope we have affected you in the same incredible way you have affected us.

So it is with these beautiful thoughts in mind and the sobering effect that COVID-19 has had on our industry that we are announcing the closing of five of our store locations: Logan Circle, City Center, Wharf, Dupont Circle, and Bethesda. These shops will be closing during the month of October. Read More

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10 Pearl Street, SW photo by Rey Lopez

From a press release:

“The team at Colada Shop is proud to announce the opening of Colada Shop in the District Wharf, a concept that has captured the hearts of Washingtonians by blending together the contemporary lifestyles of the city with the Cuban traditions of starting and ending the day. Paying homage to this Caribbean way of doing coffee, food, cocktails and social lifestyle, Colada Shop is a casual café and eatery where guests come for the quality of offerings and the unmatched hospitality. The third location of Colada Shop will open the first week of July, at 10 Pearl St SW, Washington, D.C.

“We are beyond excited to come to the District Wharf -one of D.C.’s most exciting neighborhoods”, said Daniella Senior, CEO of Colada Shop. “This new outpost will bring a more dynamic interpretation of our sister locations, but will have the same energy, vibrancy, and – of course – incredible Cuban bites and drinks.”

Seating 45 guests indoors and additional 40 patio seats , guests will be able to delight in an ingeniously crafted menu by Executive Chef Mario Monte and an exceptional beverage program conceived by Daniella Senior & Juan Coronado. Read More

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Photo Courtesy of The Anthem

From an email:

“The Anthem is introducing outdoor dining on District Pier to give fans a new way to experience The Wharf.

The Anthem is pleased to announce their brand new pop-up waterfront bar and restaurant Camp Anthem, which will open to the public this Friday, June 19th from 4:30pm to midnight.

  • Located on District Pier, each table on the pier is covered by a cabana tent, and seats up to 6 people.

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