Posts Tagged ‘Logan Circle’

One Bloody Mary Burger Coming Up: The New Black & Orange Is Almost Ready On 14th Street

Dupont Circle burger joint Black & Orange (formerly known as Rogue States) aims to open its second location near the corner of 14th and U Streets NW later this month. "We're shooting for before Christmas," chef-owner Raynold Mendizabal tells Y&H. If you've been waiting seemingly forever for Mendizabal to finally bring his whimsically titled beef patties […]

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 […]

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 […]

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