by Prince Of Petworth April 16, 2019 at 4:05 pm 0

11th and Park Road, NW

I don’t have a lot to go on but what what the hell, the dragon must be fed. I’m gonna give this a 71% accuracy rating from the get go because the chain of scuttlebutt is a little looser than what I normally post. Nevertheless, because obviously this location is of major import – let me unburden myself of the morsel I’ve acquired with no further delay. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 5, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0

1414-1418 U Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I had reservations for next weekend for a tour and tasting at District Distilling and last Monday got an email from Open Table that my reservation was cancelled and District Distilling is permanently closed. I have called them and no one picked up, but their website is still up and nothing has been updated anywhere else to say they are closed. Anyone have any idea what’s going on? Are they actually out of business?”

From OpenTable: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 2, 2019 at 1:35 pm 0

1700 17th Street, NW

Back in late December we reported that the longtime 17th Street tenant Steam Cafe was for sale. Apparently it sold. From the Dupont listserv:

“Just noticed today that Steam had closed. I’m sorry to see it go but I hope the owner had a nice payday. The new place will be an Indian kabob place and will open by the summer.”

Updates as we learn more.

by Prince Of Petworth March 26, 2019 at 10:15 am 0

4701 Georgia Ave, NW at Crittenden

Backyard Smokespot BBQ’s website says:

“Backyard Smokespot BBQ serves an assortment of delicious foods that will satisfy your taste buds. Checkout our mouth watering menu.”

Thanks to Danny for sending:

“Have you checked out Midnight Deli yet at 4701 Georgia Ave NW? It’s looks like a regular little convenience store, but I noticed a smoker outside a couple weeks ago when I was walking to Buna after your coverage. I went by Midnight Deli yesterday afternoon to see what was going on and they had some really good bbq going on – I got an order of 4 bourbon wings and 4 smoked maple wings. The bbq is available Weds – Sun, but they have other items on Mon and Tues. They also sell 6 packs of beer and a few other random stuff. I spoke with the guys running it a bit and they said they opened in January. (more…)


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