Posts Tagged ‘Logan Circle’

Bar Pilar Closing For Renovations

Alongside the temporary December shuttering of the popular Standard barbecue spot and beer garden, 14th Street imbibers will have to make do without another popular boite for a few months: Bar Pilar is closing down on Nov. 27 to allow for construction to begin on its long-planned second-floor expansion. “We’ve already started the [demolition] on […]

Until The Spring: Standard Closes For The Winter on Dec. 4

Standard, the upstart Logan Circle barbecue spot and beer garden that earned two stars and a place in WaPo critic Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide, is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday for most of this week. On Friday, however, proprietors Tad Curtz and David Rosner are "firing up the smoker and the patio heaters again" […]

Freelancers, Unplug Your Laptops: Mid City Caffé Is Closing Oct. 1

Logan Circle freelancer magnet Mid City Caffé is shutting down next week.  "Limited accessibility restricted morning commuter and daytime foot-traffic, and while the café was blessed with a coterie of dedicated regulars, ultimately the volume simply was not there," explains manager Jeffrey Lamoureux in a statement. The last day for Counter Culture coffee and Polly […]

No Foams, No Nonsense: Pearl Dive’s Jeff Black On Appeasing Neighbors And ‘Straight-Forward Rustic Cooking’

How did chef Jeff Black smooth things over with Logan Circle neighbors protesting his liquor license? "Well, we gave them what they wanted," he says. "It was the easy thing to do." Black had planned to provide a small porch area for smokers at his forthcoming Pearl Dive Oyster Palace on 14th Street NW. "It […]

Take A Number: How Dining At Pearl Dive Oyster Palace Will Resemble A Trip to the DMV

Young & Hungry took a sneak peek inside chef Jeff Black's forthcoming Pearl Dive Oyster Palace on Thursday afternoon. Among the more eye-catching elements of the decor: big digital screens mounted to the walls, similar to those you see at the DMV or Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. That's right–snagging a seat at the […]

Logan Circle Still Waiting For Its ‘Walk of Shame’ Burrito: No Lease Yet for Ted’s Bulletin 2

While the ink is finally dry on a new Matchbox location along bustling 14th Street NW, the same cannot be said for a nearby spin-off of the Matchbox Food Group's homemade Pop Tart and Spam burger emporium Ted's Bulletin. Back in June, Y&H colleague Lydia DePillis reported that deals were in the works for both […]

Matchbox Officially Commits to 14th Street

Back in June, our colleague Lydia DePillis reported on an array of restaurant projects coming to 14th Street NW, including a new Matchbox location in the old Arena Stage warehouse at 14th and T. On Monday afternoon, Matchbox Food Group sent along the official announcement. The Logan Circle location will be Matchbox's third in the […]

Would El Centro Suck Less Under Mark Kuller’s Direction?

Eater DC gets on the horn with Rammy Award-winning restaurateur Mark Kuller of acclaimed eateries Proof and Estadio for a quick Q&A. During the chat, Kuller dishes a bit more about his plans for future restaurants. Even more interesting: his comments about the one that got away. "I still think we need a good taqueria […]

Prickly Pared Down: El Centro’s Lackluster Cactus Taco

Remember Kang and Kodos, the evil space aliens from The Simpsons, with their undulating green tentacles? I was recently reminded of those slimy-looking limbs when sampling the nopal tacos at the new El Centro D.F. That's cactus, to those of you unfamiliar with Mexican plant terminology. The muted Army green-colored slices of prickly pear taste […]

A First Look at Teak Wood in Logan Circle

For a place that had the chutzpah to open directly across 14th Street NW from the regrettably named Thaitanic, newcomer Teak Wood is an awfully meditative space, as if it's going to squash the competition with prayer. The first thing that greets you upon entering is a sleek, decidedly slim Buddha carved out of — […]

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