Posts Tagged ‘Anacostia’

D.C. Liquor Regulators Also Investigating Uniontown Situation

Agents with the District's Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) have started their own investigation into the situation at Anacostia's popular Uniontown Bar & Grill, whose proprietor, Natasha Dasher, is currently facing drug charges. Dasher is listed as the 100-percent owner of the business on documents filed with the liquor agency. Her arrest puts the future […]

Landlord Stands By Embattled Uniontown Restaurant

The landlord of pioneering Anacostia watering hole Uniontown Bar & Grill says he expects the business to continue despite the serious drug charges leveled against its owner, Natasha Dasher. “It’s that ‘third place’ that every neighborhood wants,” building owner Stan Voudrie tells WaPo. “I don’t think there’s any doubt in my mind that [Uniontown], under […]

Uniontown Carries On, Despite Owner’s Drug Charge, But For How Long?

Hailed as a sign of progress for Anacostia, the fried haddock sandwich and granny smith apple martini-slinging Uniontown Bar & Grill, which opened this past February, now appears to be wrangling with the same sort of problems that have long plagued that part of Southeast D.C. The Washington Post reports that the restaurant's owner, Natasha […]

Big Chair Coffee Not Quite Dead, Just Resting

Reports of Big Chair Coffee's demise may have been exaggerated. Neighborhood blog And Now, Anacostia on Tuesday published an obit for the long under-served area's first stand-alone coffee shop. That death notice has since been retracted: "Big Chair is NOT ACTUALLY CLOSED. Sources were mistaken. However, they are still actively looking for a buyer, and […]

Anticipation on a Stick: Uyghur Kabobs Coming to Anacostia?

Neighborhood blog And Now, Anacostia reports that millionaire businesswoman Rebiya Kadeer, an activist exiled from China in 2005, has bought the neglected commercial building next to the Honfleur Gallery on Good Hope Road SE with plans to open an Uyghur restaurant showcasing the region's most famous cuisine:  kabobs.  According to sources cited on the blog, […]

Quick Feeding: Uniontown as an Anacostia Incubator

Restaurant Real Estate: Y&H's colleague over at Housing Complex, Lydia DePillis, points out how the process of reaching Anacostia's new Uniontown Bar and Grill by foot will bring many newcomers to the stretch of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue between the neighborhood's Green Line station and W Street SE. And that should lead to additional […]

D.C. Is the 11th Most Caffeinated City in America

The Daily Beast has crunched some numbers and determined which U.S. cities have the most caffeine running through their veins. As you might have predicted, the Pacific Northwest is the jumpiest among us. Seattle comes in first with 35 coffee shops per 100,000 residents, followed by Portland with 28. The District slips in at No. […]

Yvette Alexander Takes Exception to the Washingtonian‘s Review of Ray’s the Steaks at East River

In 2008, a year in which she was fighting for her Ward 7 seat, D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander took a heaping amount of credit for bringing Ray's the Steaks at East River to her district, even though it's not exactly clear what she did directly to help a restaurateur who may be losing money […]

Big Chair in Black and White

Over on City Desk, staff photographer Darrow Montgomery has just published a series of black and white pictures of Big Chair Coffee N' Grill in Anacostia, which has to be the most-talked about java shop since Murky imploded on Capitol Hill. You can take a peek at Montgomery's mesmerizing shots here.

Big Chair Coffee: Big News for Anacostia

Nearly four years ago, WCP senior writer Jason Cherkis explained the woeful state of the sit-down restaurant in Ward 8. He summed it up in one concise sentence: "Ward 8’s culinary culture right now is the carryout."  Consider this excerpt: People don’t power-lunch in Ward 8. For the most part, people who eat out communicate […]

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