Posts Tagged ‘Capital Q BBQ’

Cava Mezze Grill Coming to Chinatown

The former home to Capital Q BBQ in Chinatown won't be vacant much longer. Local fast casual Greek-inspired chain Cava Mezze Grill is moving into 707 H St. NW this summer. Cava Grill has five other locations in Bethesda, Tenleytown, Columbia Heights, Merrifield, and Tysons Corner. The restaurant's owners plans on expanding even more as the right locations […]

You’ll Never Eat in This Place Again

At least nine D.C.-area restaurants that had been in business for more than a decade shut down this year. Many had at least a few things in common—whether it was location, cuisine, or decor. Here’s a look at what’s gone and what they shared: Graphic by Carey Jordan

86 the Whole Place

D.C. has seen a rash of high-profile restaurants shutter over the past couple months. Rising rents and a boom of competition mean if you can’t get Washington’s discerning diners to eat, you’ll be eaten. Restaurant lifespans, after all, are notoriously short even in good times. (Restaurant years are kind of like dog years in that […]

Goodbye, Capital Q BBQ

Capital Q BBQ lovers will have to find a new lunch spot after Saturday. Owner Nick Fontana’s pioneering Chinatown restaurant is closing after 15 years of business. Fontana says rising real estate and food costs grew too high for the restaurant to remain profitable. But before he moves on, he's throwing one last soiree this […]

Current Sushi Closes Today

Current Sushi will serve its last spicy tuna roll today. Co-owner David Karim says it's become too hard for the Connecticut Avenue spot to be profitable as a sushi bar with the neighborhood's high rent. He adds that he wants to focus on the upstairs lounge and rooftop patio, Rosebar, which will undergo renovations at the […]