Archive for the ‘Restaurants’ category

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)


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.

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