Posts Tagged ‘Trinidad’

Going, Going…Where? Capital City Diner Moved To Yet Undisclosed Location

NBC Washington has "raw video" of crews relocating the shuttered Capital City Diner from its prior setting in Trinidad to a yet undisclosed location. Eater, meanwhile, points to Twitter updates by owner Matt Ashburn hinting at a full reveal on the shiny 1940s-era diner's new home later today. More details as they become available. Watch […]

Shuttered Capital City Diner Not Going Anywhere (Maybe)

The owner of the Capital City Diner in Trinidad, which shuttered in January, tells Y&H alum and current Post scribe Tim Carman that he's close to selling the shiny 1940s-era diner. Better news: the apparent buyer wants to keep it in the District. Proprietor Matt Ashburn isn't dishing up any additional details, however, until the […]

Shuttered Capital City Diner Now Up For Sale On Ebay

More bad news for fans of the shuttered Capital City Diner: The Atlantic reports that owners Matt Ashburn and Patrick Carl have put their shiny 1940s-style diner up for sale on eBay. The internet auction suggests that the much heralded New York transplant, which Ashburn and Carl imported to Trinidad back in 2009, could wind […]

Could a Rival to Ben’s Chili Bowl Help Resurrect the Capital City Diner?

Anthony Ulysses Holmon, the former night manager at Ben's Chili Bowl who's now vying to open his own competing eatery, D.C. Chili Bowl, tells WTOP that he's interested in taking over Trinidad's shuttered Capital City Diner. Speaking to Y&H on Thursday, Holmon similarly mentioned the vacant 1940s-style diner on Bladensburg Road NE among a handful […]

Capital City Diner, R.I.P. (2009-2012)

Trinidad's 1940s-era Capital City Diner, which rolled into Northeast D.C. from upstate New York in 2009, is closing this weekend, citing "rising costs, a declining economy, and a national chain 'diner' restaurant opening almost a stone's throw away." That chain: Denny's. Operators announced the shuttering on the diner's Facebook page on Friday. Prince of Petworth and […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Capital City Diner

You know what? I don’t give a damn that Capital City Diner buys the majority of its ingredients from a giant food-service company, and I’ll tell you why. Sometimes I love a place just because of its history or its significance to a neighborhood or its atmosphere. (I’m sorry, but I don’t visit Florida Avenue […]

Y&H to Talk About Capital City Diner on Metro Connection Today

Metro Connection host David Furst and I had just finished our segment on Capital City Diner in Trinidad — had in fact just listened to co-owner Matt Ashburn talk about his neighborhood's overblown reputation as a crime district — when across the street.... Well, I should let you listen to the episode today to find out.

Capital City Diner Gets a Message from the Past

On opening day, Capital City Diner received a visitor from the 1950s.  Not long afterward, the co-owners heard an echo from their diner's very beginnings, from the late 1940s. It was a bouquet of flowers and a note from the son of one of the founders of the Goodrich Diner, a tiny eatery that served […]

Opening Day at Capital City Diner

The neon "OPEN" sign said it all: After months of headaches and delays and budget crunches (much of which Y&H will detail in tomorrow's column), Capital City Diner finally opened for business yesterday in Trinidad. It was packed with neighbors, well-wishers, reporters, and even a surprise out-of-town guest. After the jump is my brief snapshot […]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Young & Hungry

It's been a capital week here at Young & Hungry Central. Or more like a "Capital City" week. Three of your five favorite posts focused on the latest news about Capital City Diner and Capital City Cheesecake, a pair of capital operations not at all related. Take a look: Capital City Diner Ready to Open […]

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