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by Prince Of Petworth February 12, 2019 at 12:15 pm 0


14th and R Street, NW

A reader reports last night:

“Went by Red Light tonight and it was…closed! No sign on the front or anything. Is it closed for good?? What of the fried gnocci??”

Ed. Note: Monday hours are listed as open from 5pm-1am.

A commenter reports:

“From someone who used to work for that restaurant group, “They always close on Mondays during the winter, but you’d think they would advertise that…” So, who knows…. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯”

Hmm, this is curious. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 11, 2019 at 11:15 am 0


8th and Upshur St, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Old Ruta Del Vino to become a Beer Bourbon and BBQ joint with soft opening in March or April said John, one of the three co-owners of the new business.

Ed. Note: Ruta Del Vino closed after two years back in November.

We peeked in to the window today [Sunday] and John came out to talk to us. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 8, 2019 at 3:30 pm 0


425 I Street, NW

Alba Osteria opened at the end of 2013. A trailblazer for the area. But I’m now hearing that they will be changing their concept to tacos. The tipster is one of the tipsters who accurately told us about Sixth Engine’s closure. I therefore give this an accuracy rating of 88%. Updates when/if we learn more.

by Prince Of Petworth February 8, 2019 at 1:30 pm 0


Georgia and Upshur Street, NW

Ed. Note: Slim’s closed for good after a bit of a bumpy ride back in January.

Thanks to Jake for sending the listing:

“Uptown restaurant space available in the heart of Petworth.
Terrific Opportunity for Chef to open their own restaurant.
Corner location–Georgia Ave & Upshur St NW.
Bright, Sunny, Turnkey, Ready to Go. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 7, 2019 at 4:35 pm 0


3523 12th Street, NE

From Steel Plate:

“After an amazing five years at our Steel Plate home, we are saying goodbye this Sunday. It is a bittersweet decision, one that involved many different motivations: families, babies, new ventures and the like. We’ve met some incredible people and have had some truly memorable nights, from NYE countdowns to impromptu dance parties. You all will be missed. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 7, 2019 at 10:05 am 0


79 Potomac Ave, SE

Thanks to L. for sending the Dacha Navy Yard update:

“Dacha will be opening their restaurant by mid-March!

They will begin construction on the outside terrace beginning later this week. This will involve removing the benches and chairs that are directly in front of their space. However, they will be re-opening the space in April will new seating, lights, and décor.”


Across the street from Nats Park First Base Gate

by Prince Of Petworth February 5, 2019 at 11:05 am 0


15th and D Street, NE, opened up back in September 2013

Thanks to Emily for sending:

“Wanted to know if they are changing both locations to this new concept, or if the Florida Ave one is staying Far East Taco Grille. (Fingers crossed they keep the Florida Ave location, I love their tacos!)

The folks from Far East Taco tell me: (more…)

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