Posts Tagged ‘Restaurant Closings’

Mr. Smith’s of Georgetown Will Close Near the End of the Month

Georgetown institution and "the friendliest saloon in town" Mr. Smith's will close its location of nearly 50 years around the end of the month. General manager Juan Andino says the Boston-based landlord wants to raise the rent, and "we can't afford that." But that doesn't necessarily mean this is the end of Mr. Smith's. Andino tells Y&H the restaurant is […]

Kinkead’s Will Close Next Month

With a heavy heart we must announce that Kinkead's will be closing it's doors on 12/22/2012. Call 202.296.7700 to reserve your table now! — Kinkead's (@KinkeadsDC) November 20, 2012 Kinkead's, the Foggy Bottom seafood restaurant run by Bob Kinkead that was one of the hottest joints in town during the Clinton administration, will close next […]

Last Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

Brunch may have its haters, but there's clearly a contingent out there looking for more than the standard weekend blitz of Belgian waffles and three-cheese omelets. Readers tore into Scott Reitz's post on two off-beat brunch options as if they had been wandering the desert waiting for a message from on high. Come to think […]

Social Restaurant in Columbia Heights Is Closed Indefinitely

UPDATED: 5:22 p.m. 11/10/2010 Y&H has little information at this point, but according to a private e-mail I just received via Facebook, Mark Eisendrath's (brother of Ben) planned exhibit at Social| Creative, the artistic outlet at Social in Columbia Heights, has been canceled. The reason? The restaurant "will be closed for an indefinite period of […]

Safari DC Has Apparently Closed

Safari DC, the District's only restaurant specializing in Kenyan cuisine, has apparently closed. The windows are papered. The awning has been stripped of the eatery''s name. And the telephone line has been disconnected. This is sad news for the the loyal Kenyans who frequented the Petworth establishment and who were never happier than on Jan. […]

They Come and They Go in Silver Spring

While one Silver Spring restaurant gets ready to celebrate its launch, another takes a fall. After four years in business, Taste of Jerusalem recently closed.

Here’s One Reason Why Your Favorite Restaurant May Not Be Open

Y&H has been hearing reports today that Sysco, one of the major food distribution companies in the country, is either a day and a half behind on deliveries or not delivering at all. Then there's the driver of this Sysco truck who, according to Casey Patten, co-owner of Taylor Gourmet, tried to ram through a […]

The Year in D.C. Food & Drink

Tacos took off in D.C. in 2009 Good God, I can even begin to wrap my mind around all the things that happened on the D.C. dining scene during the past 12 months. Fortunately, not all of them were as apocalyptic as the closing of your favorite restaurant or the passing of Ben Ali. For […]

Thanks for the Memories and Meals: D.C.’s Shuttered Restaurants

Yaku will be history by January. The poor economy keeps putting the squeeze on local restaurants. The latest to shut their doors (or scheduled to shut their doors) include Vegetate in Shaw, the  CPK on Connecticut Avenue, Yaku in Arlington, D'Acqua on Pennsylvania Avenue, Savory Cafe in Takoma Park, and Enjera Eritrean Restaurant and Bar […]