08/28/16 10:22pm

1346 Florida Avenue, NW

The liquor license placard for Franklin Hall says:

“New Tavern. Serving a fine selection of draft beers, wine and craft cocktails. The food will be selections of sausages, giant pretzels and fries. Entertainment Endorsement to provide live entertainment, dancing, and cover charge. Total Occupancy Load is 232. Summer Garden with 40 seats.”

This is from the Tin Shop group, you can see their other projects here. Updates as they get closer to opening.

08/28/16 10:05pm

385 Water Street, SE

Excited to see how this turns out from the folks behind Brooklyn Winery:

“District Winery will occupy 16,000 SF as the sole tenant of a new pavilion building to be developed by Forest City just east of the existing Lumber Shed. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2016 with opening projected for fall 2017.”

Their website adds:

“From the team behind Brooklyn Winery, District Winery will produce small batch artisanal wines on site. This new space will also offer a restaurant featuring refined cuisine and a full service private event venue ideal for elegant weddings, corporate gatherings, and other celebrations. Coming 2017 to The Yards.”


08/28/16 10:01pm


“Gave the girls a kid’s garden this year to learn. Was pleased to get some nice cukes and green beans.”

Ed. Note: When your gardens start to get full of tomatoes, cucumbers, whatever you’re growing – send an email to princeofpetworth@gmail.com with Garden Haul in the title and please include the neighborhood where you grew it. Labor Day is the cut off to send yours in!

08/28/16 10:14am

911 out
Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

Just after 12:30am this alarming tweet was sent:

From a briefing this morning:

Updates when the full press release is issued.

08/26/16 8:58pm


Madeline send the photo above and reports: “More shots on Riggs St. 8:30 on a Friday! This is number 4 or 5 of the summer?”

yung writes:

“More shots fired on 14th and Riggs St NORTHWEST WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK”

Michael writes:

“any word on the 8-10 gunshots around 14th and Riggs at 830pm?”

MPD reports:

“At approximately 830pm tonight, Third District units were called to various locations in and around the 1300 block of Riggs for the sound of gunshots. We are still investigating at this time and ask if anyone has any information relating to this, if they would call 202-727-9099 or email me directly at aubrey.mongal@dc.gov.”

via google maps

08/26/16 3:45pm

Haikan Interior 1

From a press release:

Haikan (805 V Street NW) – the 2nd Sapporo-style ramen shop from the talented team behind Daikaya including partners Daisuke Utagawa, Chef Katsuya Fukushima, and Yama Jewayni – will open at the Atlantic Plumbing Building on Saturday, August 27th at 5pm beginning with dinner service only. Haikan will be the third restaurant to open in Washington DC from the Daikaya team – following closely on the heels of recently opened Japanese chicken ramen shop Bantam King – and will serve as the team’s second eatery to open offering up a variety of traditional Sapporo-style ramen. Haikan will be open 7 days a week for dinner, with plans to launch brunch and lunch service in the future.

Featuring 2,120-square feet on the interior ground level of JBG Companies Atlantic Plumbing Building, Haikan will offer a completely new selection of traditional Sapporo-style ramen, different from the variety of ramen currently offered at both Daikaya and Bantam King including Shio, Shoyu, Miso, and Vegetable. The Shio showcases the delicate and complex chintan stock providing a hint of seafood flavor. For the shoyu ramen, the team at Haikan decided to go back to the taste of the classic Showa period, which served as the first golden age of ramen in Japan. Haikan’s complex stock is brightened by fresh soy sauce flavor. Invented in Sapporo, miso ramen uses a lighter, gentler miso with sesame seeds to match the stock. And Haikan’s vegetable ramen is 100% vegetarian. The team uses vegetable stock and miso as the base for the soup, which is slightly spicy and extremely rich in flavor.

Haikan Bar 2

And in addition to ramen, Executive Chef Katsuya Fukushima will be sharing a playful selection of Japanese-inspired small plates, priced between $8 to $10 each, such as Mapo Tofu Poutine, Smashed Cucumber Salad, Crab Rangoons, Kakigori, and a Pea-sar Salad, just to highlight a few dishes. The ramen shop will offer seating for 99 with 59 seats indoors, and 40 seats outdoors. Haikan’s bar program – a collective team effort – will debut an inventive collection of Japanese-inspired handcrafted cocktails, and a concentrated selection of Japanese sake, shochu, beer, whisky, and more. The outdoor patio area will feature a large communal table and during nicer weather pivot doors can be opened connecting the interior of Haikan to the large patio area.

More including the menu after the jump. (more…)