Posts Tagged ‘U Street’

U Street NW Liquor License Moratorium Rejected

Looks like the bar and restaurant explosion in the 14th and U streets NW area won't be slowing down anytime soon.The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted unanimously this afternoon against a proposed liquor license moratorium that would have capped the number of alcohol-serving establishments within a circular 1,800-square-foot area. The proposed moratorium is the second […]

Last Call: What Would the U Street NW Dining Scene Look Like With a Booze Moratorium?

There wasn’t an empty seat in the Thurgood Marshall Center two weeks ago, as more than 100 people crowded in the gym-turned-public hearing room. Rarely do neighborhood meetings draw even half as many people. But nothing gets residents riled up like alcohol. The evening’s topic, which had brought together leaders from the U Street, Logan […]

U Street Booze Moratorium Meeting: “The Next Adams Morgan” vs. a “Pro-Business Jihad”

Opponents of a proposed liquor license moratorium in the area around 14th and U streets NW outnumbered supporters about six to one at a neighborhood meeting last night. More than 100 people crowded in the Thurgood Marshall Center to voice their concerns in front of leaders from the U Street, Logan Circle, and Dupont Circle […]

ABC Board Holds Hearing About Tabaq

The District's Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board has scheduled a summary suspension hearing for Tuesday afternoon to deal with the situation at Tabaq, the Mediterranean-themed eatery on U Street that was closed down by police (and remains closed) following a reported stabbing last week. The hearing is slated for 2:30 p.m.

No Kebabs at Tabaq Tonight: U Street Eatery Is Closed Following a Stabbing

U Street's Tabaq Bistro was forced to close over the weekend after a woman was reportedly stabbed in the leg and the staff failed to notify either police or the city's liquor control agency about the incident. Borderstan has the scoop. Eater DC reached out to the Mediterranean-themed restaurant with the popular glass terrace, which, […]

Cursed Corner to Go Glitzy: Local 16 Owner’s New Outpost to Replace Failed Fast-Food Dreams

The northeast corner of 14th and U streets NW was for years a scar on the area's streetscape, even as new construction, renovation, and rehabbing remade the blocks around it, especially in the past decade. As Jackie Kucinich documented in Washington City Paper back in 2007, the corner has had a history of being stuck […]

Stetsons’ Cold Food and Warm Beer Do Not Make for a Long-Term Relationship

I just wanted a beer and some fuel before melting into my couch for a much-needed record session. Outside it was dark and cold, and I was so worn down while sitting on a bar stool at Stetsons, I thought there was little that could disappoint me. I waited a few minutes and then flagged […]

ChiDogO’s Blows Onto the U Street Corridor with Chicago Dogs and Italian Beef

Like so many other transplants who move to D.C. — we don't have to name names, right, Taylor Gourmet? — Chicago native Bob H. really missed some of the iconic bites from his hometown. Like a Vienna Beef dog in a poppy seed bun topped just the right way. Or a hand-dipped Italian beef sandwich […]

Tell the World You Eat Like the President

Y&H isn't sure why it took Ben's Chili Bowl more than a year to capitalize on Barack Obama's visit to the landmark eatery. Maybe brothers Kamal and Nizam Ali wanted to wait long enough so people forgot that, technically, Obama was only the president-elect when he dropped by in early January '09. Obama wouldn't be sworn […]

Young & Hungry Dining Guide by the Day: Oohhs & Aahhs

One by one, we’re running through the 50 restaurants that made the cut on this year’s Young & Hungry Dining Guide. If you have visited the day’s featured restaurant, let us know what you think. If you’re planning to visit for the first time, tell us about your meal when you return. Once you place […]