Posts Tagged ‘Capital City Diner’

What Happened to Capital City Diner?

Last April, the former Capital City Diner was trucked out of Trinidad to a new home at Union Market. Since then, Y&H has heard barely a peep about the fate of the 1940s-era diner. It's still sitting on concrete blocks behind the market. And it looks like that won't change anytime soon. Edens Director of Culinary Strategy Richie […]

Mystery Solved: Cap City Diner Lands At New Union Market

Over at the Post, Y&H alum Tim Carman gets the scoop on the shuttered Capital City Diner's new home: "The historic diner’s new owner is the same company, South Carolina-based Edens, that is developing part of the Capital City/Florida Avenue Market into the forthcoming farm- and chef-driven Union Market." Reported purchase price: $40,000 on eBay. […]

Going, Going…Where? Capital City Diner Moved To Yet Undisclosed Location

NBC Washington has "raw video" of crews relocating the shuttered Capital City Diner from its prior setting in Trinidad to a yet undisclosed location. Eater, meanwhile, points to Twitter updates by owner Matt Ashburn hinting at a full reveal on the shiny 1940s-era diner's new home later today. More details as they become available. Watch […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Diner Rumors Edition

Some wild theories about the future of Capital City Diner. [#dinerrumors] Good Stuff Eatery's Spike Mendelsohn is back on TV again. [Eater] Get the empanadas at Fujimar. [Post] Barcelona Wine Bar is coming to 14th Street NW. [Twitter] Sushi Taro's regular Thursday ramen special is canceled this week. [Twitter] Toki Underground will be closed on […]

Shuttered Capital City Diner Not Going Anywhere (Maybe)

The owner of the Capital City Diner in Trinidad, which shuttered in January, tells Y&H alum and current Post scribe Tim Carman that he's close to selling the shiny 1940s-era diner. Better news: the apparent buyer wants to keep it in the District. Proprietor Matt Ashburn isn't dishing up any additional details, however, until the […]

Shuttered Capital City Diner Now Up For Sale On Ebay

More bad news for fans of the shuttered Capital City Diner: The Atlantic reports that owners Matt Ashburn and Patrick Carl have put their shiny 1940s-style diner up for sale on eBay. The internet auction suggests that the much heralded New York transplant, which Ashburn and Carl imported to Trinidad back in 2009, could wind […]

Could a Rival to Ben’s Chili Bowl Help Resurrect the Capital City Diner?

Anthony Ulysses Holmon, the former night manager at Ben's Chili Bowl who's now vying to open his own competing eatery, D.C. Chili Bowl, tells WTOP that he's interested in taking over Trinidad's shuttered Capital City Diner. Speaking to Y&H on Thursday, Holmon similarly mentioned the vacant 1940s-style diner on Bladensburg Road NE among a handful […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Coca-Cola Freestyle Edition

José Andrés almost crashed his new food truck into a tree. Let this be a lesson to all you young people entering the industry: don't eat and drive. [Eater DC] Mike Isabella dishes about his Mexican-inspired menu at the forthcoming Bandolero. Salsa? Not included. Fajitas? Maybe. Tacos? Most definitely. Margaritas? Hiccup! [Washingtonian] One writer's last […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Virgin Sangria Edition

Rumor du jour: Cava Mezze could be coming to Columbia Heights [Prince of Petworth] José Andrés' new D.C. food truck, Pepe, will serve six kinds of flautas and one kind of sangria: the non-alcoholic kind. [Eater DC] Looking for someone to blame for the demise of Capital City Diner? Look no farther than scandal-scarred politico […]

Capital City Diner, R.I.P. (2009-2012)

Trinidad's 1940s-era Capital City Diner, which rolled into Northeast D.C. from upstate New York in 2009, is closing this weekend, citing "rising costs, a declining economy, and a national chain 'diner' restaurant opening almost a stone's throw away." That chain: Denny's. Operators announced the shuttering on the diner's Facebook page on Friday. Prince of Petworth and […]

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