Posts Tagged ‘TruOrleans’

What the Hell Is Going on With TruOrleans?

Eric Tollar of Mate Lounge sent out a series of tweets over the weekend announcing that the H Street NE space previously inhabited by TruOrleans was on its way to becoming a new American-Mediterranean restaurant. @PoPville 400 h street NE property acquired. (Formally TruOrleans) Looking to open in early-mid June. Concept announcement soon! — Eric […]

The Top 10 Y&H Stories of 2013

2013 was a big year for 14th Street, doughnuts, local breweries, food trucks regulations, and Derek Brown. But which stories drew in the most readers? Revisit Y&H's top 10 most-viewed stories of the year below. Government shutdown food deals, the shenanigans of Thomas Foolery, and the downfall of TruOrleans were some biggest hits, along with D.C.'s greatest drunk […]

Stadium Club Closes Over TruOrleans Tax Debt

Troubles continue for former TruOrleans owner James "Tru" Redding. The D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue announced today that it has seized Redding's strip joint/steakhouse Stadium Club in order to pay the more than $100,000 in sales and use taxes he owes for his now-closed H Street NE restaurant. The tax office shut down TruOrleans […]

Sauce-O-Meter: How the Week’s Food Happenings Measure Up

No New Lease Yet For TruOrleans Space on H Street NE, Eviction Process Ongoing

The building at 4th and H Street NE once home to TruOrleans has been sitting quietly vacant since September when the the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue shut down the restaurant amid a flurry of financial and legal troubles. Rumors started circulating on Twitter last night that a Mediterranean and tapas place would soon […]

Let The Bad Times Roll: H Street NE’s Most Hated Restaurant Closes After Tax Troubles, Lawsuits, and a Food Fight

Just before midnight on July 19, a dispute erupted at TruOrleans on H Street NE over whether a large party was overcharged for its margarita-heavy tab, which totaled about $1,000. “Fuck this bill,” one patron in a teal tank top told a manager as the group started to leave, the manager says in a report […]

D.C. Tax Office Shuts Down TruOrleans on H Street NE

H Street NE Cajun/creole restaurant TruOrleans has faced a litany of troubles this year—from a liquor license protest to multiple lawsuits from vendors to potential eviction from its landlord. But unpaid D.C. sales and use taxes ultimately shut down the restaurant today. ANC commissioner Mark Eckenwiler tweeted a photo of a suspension notice posted outside […]

Sauce-O-Meter: How the Week’s Food Happenings Measure Up

Landlord Trying to Evict TruOrleans on H Street NE

The landlord of TruOrleans is moving ahead with a lawsuit seeking to evict the Cajun Creole restaurant at 4th and H streets NE. In a complaint filed in the Landlord and Tenant branch of the D.C. Superior Court on April 2, landlord Darryl Pounds, of POUNDS real estate firm, says the restaurant failed to pay $40,773 […]

More Gator Bites: TruOrleans Will Also Serve Reptile Snacks

The latest in a string of Louisiana-themed eateries to bring a taste of the bayou to the nation's capital opens Friday, July 15. Like several of its predecessors, TruOrleans on H Street NE promises to uphold the culinary traditions of Cajun country. For one thing, the venue will not shy away from serving reptile. According […]