Posts Tagged ‘U Street corridor’

Love Café, R.I.P. (2003-2012)

The lingering cupcake craze appears to have suffered its first major casualty: Love Café, the lounge-y across-the-street counterpart to Warren Brown's pioneering U Street bakery Cake Love, is apparently shutting its doors later this month. "Love cafe was wonderful fun, but after 8 great years says adieu Jan 29!" owner Brown reports via Twitter. Another […]

Most Ridiculous Restaurant Excuse of the Year? ‘The Pickles Have Been Put Away’

I've heard some pretty lame excuses for bad service at all sorts of restaurants in my lifetime, but the line of complete horse shit that I was served at American Ice Company one night last week easily takes top honors for most pathetic pretense of 2011. All my dining companion and I wanted was a […]

So Long, ChiDogO’s, We Hardly Chewed Ye

ChiDogO's, one of a handful of specialty hot dog shops to open in the District of late, is shutting its doors on Nov. 11 after barely a year in business near the corner of 14th and U Streets NW. Prince of Petworth has the scoop. An employee confirmed the closure for Y&H last night. Its […]

Eric Hilton Is Not Responsible For The Restaurant Empire He Owns

Prolific restaurant investor Eric Hilton, also a founding member of a little D.C.-based DJ duo you might have heard of called Thievery Corporation, modestly tells the Examiner that he doesn't deserve the credit for his ever-expanding hospitality empire, which includes Marvin, Patty Boom Boom, American Ice Company, and the soon-to-open British pub Brixton, among other local […]

Wot Time Is It? Ethiopian Eatery Dukem Tries to Stay Open 24 Hours

U Street tibs and fitfit temple Dukem (City Paper readers' pick for "Best Ethiopian Restaurant 2011") will make its case next week to stay open around the clock, neighborhood blog Prince of Petworth reports. According to a placard posted in the window, a hearing is scheduled for Aug. 22 before the District's Alcoholic Beverage Control […]

Saturday is National Filet Mignon Day: Get Yours at Lost Society, Save Five Bucks

Break out the steak knives! Aug. 13 is apparently National Filet Mignon Day. New "boutique steakhouse" Lost Society at 14th and U Streets NW is observing the beefy holiday on Saturday with a 20 percent discount on its own buttery filet (pictured) prepared by former Smith & Wollensky chef Joseph Evans. Just $22.60—you save five […]

Suet It Out: The Codmother Gives Up Spotted Dick

New fish 'n chips hub The Codmother, which opened last week on U Street NW, is already tweaking its menu. Proprietor Tolga Erbatur has scratched the dubiously titled "spotted dick" off his dessert listings, explaining that, in early tastings, locals weren't that thrilled with the English-style boiled suet pudding. "It's a risky dish," Erbatur admits. […]

Lost Society in Translation: What Does ‘Boutique Steakhouse’ Even Mean?

In the magical world of marketing, the term "boutique" is bandied around as an instant signifier of cool cred. You see it in the lodging industry, for example, used to describe virtually any place not labeled Hilton, Marriott, or Motel 6, otherwise identified through its modish furnishings and eco-friendly towel-laundering policies. Which brings us to […]

Oolong on U Street: Teaism Bags its Fourth D.C. Location

Developer Josh Adler tells Y&H colleague Lydia DePillis that Asian-themed chai and Bento box hub Teaism has officially signed a lease for a new location at the Moderno condo building, located at the corner of 12th and U Streets NW. The retail signing had been rumored since late May. With the addition of the new […]

Pho Dog Will Survive Massive U Hall Menu Overhaul

Pho dog aficionados take heart. U Street Music Hall is sticking with its innovative Vietnamese twist on the traditional frankfurter. "We're revamping the menu and it's one of the only items that will carry on," U Hall co-owner Jesse Tittsworth tells Young & Hungry. The grilled beef or tofu link, bathed in homemade pho broth, […]