Posts Tagged ‘Capitol Hill’

Remingtons to Close, Continuing Capitol Hill Dive Bar Death Knell

Another death has come to Capitol Hill. With the old Hawk 'n' Dove buried, dirt still fresh on the graves of 18th Amendment and Lil Pub, and Pour House and Top of the Hill in hospice, Remingtons has confirmed that it will close its doors after happy hour on Monday. Was the bar, an utterly […]

The Dubliner Gets The Obama Bump

America's "largest purveyor of Guinness stout" earned the endorsement of the world's most powerful politico over the weekend. President Barack Obama popped into at The Dubliner on Capitol Hill for a pint on St. Patrick's Day. Eater DC has some details and quotes from operator Gavin Coleman, who praises the president's support of local restaurants: […]

Is Spike Mendelsohn Opening a Steak Frites Place?

It seems that opening up new locations of Good Stuff Eatery in Georgetown and Crystal City (among other places) isn't all that Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn is up to these days. Y&H just obtained a copy of a letter from Mendelsohn's sister and spokesperson, Micheline Mendelsohn, to First Lady Michelle Obama, a sometime Good […]

D.C.’s Young Chow Chen: Home of the 412-Item Mostly Chinese Menu

More national acclaim for D.C.'s food scene: the trade journal Chinese Restaurant News has named Capitol Hill's Young Chow Chen Restaurant among the country's Top 100 Asian restaurants in the overall excellence category. A press release hails the eatery's "encyclopedia-like menu" of "more than 100 menu items." That hundred-some figure, by the way, is actually […]

Crepes On The Corner Is Actually Open on Capitol Hill

For weeks now, the long-delayed Crepes On The Corner kept a sign in the window: "Opening January We Promise." Well, they came close, anyway. "We're just one day late," says proprietor Marc Ross. The Capital Hill café finally opened this morning, serving its full menu of crêpes and coffee drinks made with beans from local […]

Crêpes! Finally! Capitol Hill’s Delayed Crêperie Is Almost Ready

Is Capitol Hill's long-delayed crêperie, Crepes On The Corner, finally ready to fire up its hot plates? Signage in the window this morning indicates the opening date is imminent. "I'm hoping the first week of January," chef and co-owner Vincent Bradberry tells Y&H. Bradberry says the eatery just obtained its certificate of occupancy and is […]

No ‘Fajita Orgy’ At The New Tortilla Coast: Logan Circle Spin-Off To Focus on ‘Authentic Mexican’

Capitol Hill's longstanding Tex-Mex outpost and intern magnet Tortilla Coast—former home of the $8.95 all-you-can-eat "fajita orgy," a staple of this columnist's Saturday-night diet during his leaner, even more shallow-pocketed cub-reporter days—is aiming to open its second location in Logan Circle in mid-December. According to a press release, the new and improved Coast will focus […]

This Can’t Be The Reason For Ba Bay’s Sudden Demise

Signage posted on the front door at the former Ba Bay this morning only adds to the mystery surrounding the contemporary Vietnamese eatery's sudden demise this week, vaguely attributed to "circumstances beyond our control." A broken water heater can't really be the reason, can it? Photo by Chris Shott

Return of the Tune Inn: Same Look, Same PBR, Just Fewer Deer Butts

Lisa Nardelli, third-generation owner of Capitol Hill's storied Tune Inn, has done her best to restore the fire-ravaged bar as closely to its original state as possible—save for a few unfortunate deer butts. The popular 64-year-old watering hole is expected to reopen on Friday, provided it gets the green light from city inspectors. Part of […]

Fire-Ravaged Tune Inn Reopens Friday

Four months after a kitchen fire, Capitol Hill's storied Tune Inn is scheduled to reopen for business at 8 a.m. sharp on Friday, Nov. 4. Full details in press release form below: