Posts Tagged ‘14th Street’

Where to Get a Beer for $1.75 on the 14th Street Corridor

The 14th Street NW corridor is better known for $14 cocktails than cheap drinks. But it turns out you can actually get a can of beer for $1.75 in the trendy dining neighborhood. Red Light—yes, the cocktail and dessert bar whose name references 14th Street's past reputation for prostitution—launches a happy hour on April 28 […]

U Street NW Liquor License Moratorium Rejected

Looks like the bar and restaurant explosion in the 14th and U streets NW area won't be slowing down anytime soon.The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted unanimously this afternoon against a proposed liquor license moratorium that would have capped the number of alcohol-serving establishments within a circular 1,800-square-foot area. The proposed moratorium is the second […]

European-Style Cafe Bar di Bari Now Open on 14th Street NW

The 14th Street NW restaurant frenzy continues. Restaurateur Aaron Gordon of Drafting Table, Fat's Shorty's, and the troubled Zeke's DC Donutz opened his newest eatery, Bar di Bari, on the busy corridor over the weekend. The name is an homage to Bari, Italy, where Gordon's family comes from. The European-style cafe with 55-seat outdoor patio serves coffee and baked goods by day and transforms […]

The Waits Are Too Damn Long: With So Many New Restaurants, Why Is It Still So Hard to Get a Table?

It’s a 50-degree spring Friday the weekend before Memorial Day. Empty streets and unanswered phone calls show how many people skipped town for a long weekend, and Congress has just departed for a nine-day recess. How hard could it possibly be to get a table for two? As an experiment, I walk up and down 14th […]

14th and New

New restaurants are opening on the 14th Street NW corridor faster than we can dine at them—including seven in just the past two weeks. Will the restaurant derecho ever abate? Will the strip be overrun by pizza joints? Is there such a thing as peak taco? Take in this list of what’s new and what’s […]

Last Call: What Would the U Street NW Dining Scene Look Like With a Booze Moratorium?

There wasn’t an empty seat in the Thurgood Marshall Center two weeks ago, as more than 100 people crowded in the gym-turned-public hearing room. Rarely do neighborhood meetings draw even half as many people. But nothing gets residents riled up like alcohol. The evening’s topic, which had brought together leaders from the U Street, Logan […]

Nibbling Rivalry: Café Saint-Ex Tries to Escape Bar Pilar’s Shadow

Asian-style noodle outlets are bobbing up all over the District these days, sometimes in pretty unusual places. On a recent evening, I find myself twirling a fork through a pile of thick udon that’s sitting in a shallow puddle of dark broth, topped with a soft runny egg. To the side of the noodles is […]

Until The Spring: Standard Closes For The Winter on Dec. 4

Standard, the upstart Logan Circle barbecue spot and beer garden that earned two stars and a place in WaPo critic Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide, is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday for most of this week. On Friday, however, proprietors Tad Curtz and David Rosner are "firing up the smoker and the patio heaters again" […]

Cursed Corner to Go Glitzy: Local 16 Owner’s New Outpost to Replace Failed Fast-Food Dreams

The northeast corner of 14th and U streets NW was for years a scar on the area's streetscape, even as new construction, renovation, and rehabbing remade the blocks around it, especially in the past decade. As Jackie Kucinich documented in Washington City Paper back in 2007, the corner has had a history of being stuck […]