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The Good Silver Opens Tonight!

May 9, 2017

(The Good Silver, located at 3410 11th Street, NW)

I’m happy to report that Columbia Height’s newest 11th Street destination — The Good Silver — is opening tonight at 5 pm. I got a chance to check them out last week and liked what I saw. For those that haven’t been following this transformation, The Good Silver is the next chapter in the story from the group that brought us Kangaroo Boxing Club (aka KBC). Check out the new menu here.

For full details, below is their press announcement:

The Good Silver, from Ivy and Coney Team, Opening Tuesday, May 9th

The team behind Ivy and Coney (Josh Saltzman, Chris Powers, and Adam Fry) and new partner, Carrie Dzwil, are excited to announce The Good Silver, at 3410 11th St. NW in Columbia Heights, will open Tuesday, May 9th at 5pm.

Remember when you were a kid, and mom would break out the “good” plates? It pays homage to a time when the everyday was elevated, simply by caring a little bit more. Don’t expect the finest forks or vintage China, but instead, a focus on quality food and drink in a casual atmosphere.

On the drinks side, Dzwil has incorporated some of her favorite seasonal flavors into a variety of shrub-based cocktails which bring out the best of local produce for some refreshing, tart and not too sweet offerings. A spring highlight is her Lemongrass Ice Pick, which combines lemongrass-infused Civic Vodka from local distillery Republic Restoratives, honey-ginger syrup, iced tea and fresh sage. It has kept everyone sane and hydrated after (or during) long, hot days of construction. The drink menu also includes a sparkling shrub punch for four, and a concise but excellent liquor and craft beer list that includes local distilleries and breweries.

Rounding out the team is Remi Gottheil, a graduate of Dartmouth, who ran off to join the circus (seriously, he taught trapeze classes) and worked under chef Danny Boylen. Gottheil has created a highly seasonal menu combining the best currently available produce (from farms such as Pleitez Farms and 76 Acres) with pickles, preserves and locally sourced proteins. Guests can choose from a selection of “handhelds,” starters and charcuterie. Highlights include the organic buttermilk-brined fried chicken sandwiches and a half smoke burger with pickled radish and sweet, tangy tomato jam. (more…)

Breaking: Fire at Fish in the Hood Today, No Injuries

April 14, 2017

UPDATE: As reported by the Washington Post, the fire was rule accidental with two injuries, one a civilian with minor injuries treated on site and one by a fire fighter.

A short time ago it was reported that there was a fire at Fish in the Hood, aka Bill’s Seafood Kitchen, at Otis and Georgia Avenue. According to DC Fire and EMS there were no injuries.

I don’t know the extent of the fire at this time. I wish Bill all the best and hope that the damage is minor so that this great Park View business can reopen soon!

Small Fry Expanding Menu Next Week

December 29, 2016

Small Fry, located at 3212 Georgia Avenue just north of District Dogs, will be expanding its menu next Monday to include Sundevich’s Menu. The photo below provides an idea of some of the food options that will be available. (h/t to neighbors for the heads up)

sundevich

Esencias Panameñas Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

July 13, 2016

H/T to BadWolf DC which brings news that Park View’s own ep-logoEsencias Panameñas — Washington’s only Panamanian restaurant which features authentic Panamanian cuisine with a Caribbean twist — will host a one-year anniversary party on Saturday, July 23rd from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Esencias Panameñas is located at 3322 Georgia Avenue, between Lamont and Morton streets.

BadWolf DC  also states that … “Chef/Owner Yadira Stamp’s Sbados De Fritanga, or Guilty Pleasure weekend menu, as well as live music and raffle prizes” will be part of the celebration in addition to two Panamanian DJs.  [Read the full story]

 

New Signage Up for Walls of Books & The Midlands

February 23, 2016
New signage for Walls of Books and The Midlands

New signage for Walls of Books and The Midlands

I noticed last night that the sign for the stip mall at Georgia and Morton has been changed to reflect the new and coming businesses at the property. I also liked the neighborhood name heading the sign.

Walls of Books has been open for a short while now (a great shop worth checking out). The Midlands is a Beer Garden currently being built out at 3333 Georgia Avenue and is a collaboration between Trent Allen, Robin Webb & Peyton Sherwood (those familiar with Kangaroo Boxing Club will recognize some of those names). The Midlands team attended the February meeting of ANC 1A to informally introduce themselves and give an idea of their venture.

To give a sense of where The Midlands is with there build out, below are a few progress shots for a couple weeks back.

Midlands interior

Midlands exterior

Midlands

 

Looking Glass Lounge Temporary Closed Due to Small Fire

January 30, 2016

According to a sign on the Door of Looking Glass Lounge, they are currently closed to repair damage caused by a small fire (see sign below). Wishing them all the best and a speedy return to business.

Looking Glass Lounge

The Great American Cooking Story Episode 6 Features Area Restaurants

January 14, 2016

Here’s a documentary that will be of interest to many that features Jeremy Gifford of DC Reynolds here in Park View and Paul Ruppert of the Petworth Citizen. Both talk about their restaurants and their commitment to serving and being a part of the community. The documentary is part of a series by Clara Ritger. You can learn more about Ritger’s work, and see other episodes from the series here.


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