Posts Tagged ‘District Commons’

Penn Commons Opens Today in Chinatown

Townhouse Kitchen + Bar was just about ready to open in Chinatown when the group behind the chain closed all its locations last year. "They were like four weeks from being open," says restaurateur and chef Jeff Tunks. "I guess they ran out of money... The landlord ended up locking them out." That's when Tunks and his […]

The Wall Street Journal Is Not Impressed With D.C.’s Veritas Wine Bar

Wall Street Journal wine columnist Lettie Teague made a brief visit to D.C. recently and managed to fit in a few sips at some of the District's more vino-centric establishments. She liked Ripple and had some nice things to say about District Commons but wasn't terribly impressed with Veritas Wine Bar: "The room was pitch-black […]

Price Check: Two Bucks for Pretzel Bread at District Commons

WaPo food critic Tom Sietsema may be the D.C. area's most fervent watchdog when it comes to the complimentary bread basket—a longtime staple of the dinner table now seemingly on the decline amid a sputtering economy. No big surprise, then, that the non-complimentary baked goods at the newly opened District Commons recently caught his attention. […]

Claaaang! Jeff Tunks’ District Commons Is Open For Business

There's a reason that chef Jeff Tunks hung his cast iron farm bell more than six feet and five inches off the kitchen floor inside his glassy new eatery District Commons in Foggy Bottom. "I'm the only one who can reach it," Tunks says. The towering toque rang the bell publicly for the first time […]

Melded Patties, Fatty Shakes: Some Early Intel on District Commons, Burger Tap & Shake

WaPo checks in with chef Jeff Tunks about his new side-by-side eateries, Burger Tap & Shake and District Commons, in the West End. Both venues are tentatively scheduled to open this week. Some highlights: the burger meat at BTS is "a mix of organic, wet-aged whole chuck roasts and briskets, ground in-house (a 3:1 ratio)" […]

Summer Salad Sweep: Sweetgreen Opens 10th Store On Friday

D.C. salad colossus Sweetgreen will be opening its tenth store in Foggy Bottom on Friday. (Guess the proprietors, Jonathan Neman, Nic Jammet, and Nathaniel Ru, weren't content with merely being the subject of City Paper's recent cover story.) But the leafy greens giant isn't the only new kid on this $175 million development block. Whole […]