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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



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.

Ruta Del Vino Applies for Liquor Liscence on Upshur

December 17, 2015

800-802 Upshur Street(Future site of Ruta Del Vino, 8th and Upshur Street, NW)

800-802 Upshur Street, NW, was recently placarded for a liquor license application for Ruta Del Vino, a new restaurant and wine bar coming to the Petworth community. The eatery will be serving Latin American cuisine, wine, cocktails, and bear. The application includes an entertainment endorsement for flamenco guitar. The total occupancy is 141 with seating for 76 inside and a sidewalk cafe seating 20.

Upshur Street has certainly come into its own and its nice to see it continue to grow. I’m really looking forward to this addition to the strip.

New Restaurant in the Works for 3301 Georgia Avenue

November 19, 2015

I’ve been informed that the  former chef of Duke’s Grocery, Alex McCoy, Dukes Grocery — a cafe, social market, and pub has signed a lease for the former Mothership space at 3301 Georgia Avenue.

Dukes Grocery currently has a location at 1513 17th Street NW. According to their Web site, “Duke’s Grocery is a neighborhood pub and supper spot. … The idea is simple: create a fun spot that our friends (you!) can come in anytime and have a fulfilling meal, a tasty drink and great time in an atmosphere that is unpretentious and laid back. Tuck in, drink up and enjoy!”

This looks like it will be a good addition to the neighborhood and one I’m looking forward to learning more about.

IMG_9267[1](Future location of Dukes Grocery, 3301 Georgia Avenue.)

Corrected 8:45 am — original lease information was unclear, but has since been confirmed.

&Pizza Coming to Columbia Heights in 2016

October 15, 2015

&Pizza(&Pizza is planning to move to 3333 14th Street, NW, in early 2016.)

At last night’s meeting of ANC 1A, representatives of &Pizza introduced themselves and informed the community that they are planning to move into the Museum of Unnatural History space at the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza, with an expected opening date in the 1st quarter of 2016. The restaurant will have around 40-60 seats and plans to have outdoor seating as well. &Pizza will be applying for a liquor license in the near future which should provide more details.

&Pizza currently has six locations in Washington with another planned for Barracks Row on Capital Hill. Additional locations are in Virginia and Maryland.

Petworth Café Grand Opening is Tomorrow, October 8th

October 7, 2015


According to the signs in the windows, the Petworth Café located on the east side of Georgia Avenue between Quebec Place and Rock Creek Church Road will open for business on Thursday, October 8th. Two of the signs also give an indication on what kind of food they’ll be selling. The business has not applied for a liquor license, so they will not be serving alcohol.



New Cafe Opening Soon at 3657 Georgia Avenue in Park View

August 4, 2015

According to the sign at 3657 Georgia Avenue, the Petworth Cafe will be opening there soon. This is located on the block south of Rock Creek Church Road and next to the old hardware store, where Reliable Tavern and Hardware will be opening. I’ve heard little about this business, though what I’ve heard has been positive. Also, in checking with ABRA they have not applied for a liquor license so far.

Petworth Cafe

Checking Out Slash Run on Upshur

July 30, 2015
Slash Run at 201 Upshur Street, NW.

Slash Run at 201 Upshur Street, NW.

After reading Fritz Hahn’s July 24th A Georgia Avenue-Petworth bar crawl with stops at new arrivals Slash Run and Walter’s
(which also gives shout outs to Park View’s DC Reynolds and Walter’s) — and having several people recommend the burgers at Slash Run — I decided it was time to check it out. All it all, it is a very welcoming place.

If you plan to go and eat, you’ll want to plan your visit accordingly as the dining room is smaller but serviceable. There wasn’t a long wait on the night I was there, but I imagine there will be nights when that happens.

I found the burgers to indeed  be good and who can resist waffle fries. Everyone in my party also agreed that what they had was flavorful.

If you’ve been to Slash Run, what was your experience?

IMG_9187[1](The Made in Spain burger.)

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