Cool Exterior Developing for Blue Diner/Spile & Spigot

12 Feb
Future Blue Diner/Spile & Spigot on H Street

Future Blue Diner/Spile & Spigot on H Street

Construction has been underway for several months at the future location of Spile & Spigot (1st floor) and Blue Diner (2nd floor) at 1248 H Street.  In the last week or so, the exterior of the building has dramatically changed (for the better).  Looks like both places are still several months away from being open.

Blue Diner/Spile & Spigot

Blue Diner/Spile & Spigot

Uni Bistro: Beyond Coffee and Breakfast

8 Feb
Turkey Club Sandwich at Uni Bistro

Turkey Club Sandwich at Uni Bistro

If you live on the west end of H Street, you know Batter Bowl Bakery well.  For us, we stop there multiple times a weekend to fill up on our favorite iced coffee and warm pastries.  Several weeks ago, Batter Bowl changed its name to become Uni Bistro, which features the same great coffee and pastries plus many new lunch and dinner entrees.  The name Uni Bistro is a play off of both the restaurant’s proximity to Union Station and the unique image and vibe that the owners envision for the restaurant.  They also hope to attract more of an afternoon and evening crowd as the restaurant previously only had a strong morning clientele.  For now Uni will maintain its existing hours; however, they may expand later into the evening in the future.  You can view their new menu here.

Lasagna at Uni Bistro

Lasagna at Uni Bistro

The expanded menu was under development for quite a while, and it is delicious.  Some of the items are similar to ones that were on the previous lunch menu, but many of the items are brand new.  All of the items are fresh and made in house daily.  Our favorite so far is the Uni bruschetta, made with freshly baked bread (we recommend asking for sourdough) and topped with a combination of basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese that tastes almost like pesto.  We also like the lasagna–a healthy serving of ground beef lasagna served with a side salad that includes walnuts and cranberries.  The lasagna is cooked long enough to provide a golden brown to the cheese on top without drying out the sauce, noodles, and meat on the inside.  Other solid options include the turkey club sandwich and the Eighth Street sandwich, an open face sandwich with chickpeas, hummus, avocado, capers, and tomatoes.  Both sandwiches come with the side salad.

Uni Bruschetta at Uni Bistro

Uni Bruschetta at Uni Bistro

Uni Bistro serves its new menu both in house and to go.  Their to go packaging holds up well regardless of which of the items you select.  Most of the items we have tried thus far are large enough to serve as dinner or as lunch and a snack later.  If you haven’t tried the new menu at Uni Bistro outside of breakfast, you need to stop by and check out the new offerings.  It has quickly become one of our good-to spots for a quick dinner or lunch on H Street.

 

Po Boy Jim Plans Mardi Gras Celebration

5 Feb
New Sign at Po Boy Jim's

Exterior of Po Boy Jim

Po Boy Jim (709 H Street) is planning a Mardi Gras celebration for this Tuesday that will include numerous specials starting at 3 pm and going all night.

  • King Cake
  • $2 off all draft beer
  • $2 off all appetizers
  • Special crawfish etoufee entree
  • $5 Grenade shots
  • $8 Mardi Gras hurricanes
  • $8 Bayou storms
  • $8 Peach margaritas

Nando’s Grand Opening on H Street February 13-14

29 Jan
Exterior of Nando's on H Street

Exterior of Nando’s on H Street

Nando’s (411 H Street) will be opening up on Saturday February 13th for the first time.  The weekend of the 13-14 they will be throwing an official housewarming event where all proceeds will go to the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street.  You can RSVP to attend by clicking here.

Sunday Funday: Who is Open in the Snow on H Street

24 Jan

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Open:

  • Uni Bistro
  • Driftwood Kitchen
  • Boundary Road
  • The Big Board
  • Le Grenier
  • Po Boy Jim’s
  • Liberty Tree
  • &pizza
  • Sol Mexican Grill
  • Queen Vic
  • Kitty’s Saloon
  • H Street Country Club
  • The Pug
  • Vendetta
  • Granville Moore’s
  • Star and Shamrock
  • Maketto
  • Biergarten Haus
  • Sally’s Middle Name
  • Impala

Not Yet But Attempting to Open

  • Micho’s Grill

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Closed

  • Ethiopic
  • Sidamo
  • Fresca Taqueria

Saturday Edition: List of H Street Restaurants Open/Closed During Blizzard

23 Jan
Snowy H Street

Snowy H Street

Open

  • The Big Board
  • Driftwood Kitchen
  • Queen Vic
  • Vendetta
  • The Pug
  • Granville Moore’s
  • Star and Shamrock
  • Biergarten Haus
  • Sally’s Middle Name–open for brunch and dinner
  • Impala
  • The Argonaut
  • Union Social–in NoMa
Frozen 6th and H Bar and Grill

Frozen 6th and H Bar and Grill

Closed

  • Ethiopic
  • Uni Bistro
  • Boundary Road
  • DC Harvest
  • 6th and H Bar and Grill
  • Fresca Taqueria
  • Po Boy Jim’s
  • Sticky Rice
  • Sol Mexican Grill
  • Maketto–closed at 5 pm after being open all day
  • Rock and Roll Hotel

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List of H Street Restaurants Open/Closed During Blizzard

22 Jan

Ongoing list of restaurants and bars that are open during the storm.  Will update as long as there is power!  Listing specials that we know of as well.  Email us with additional details (districtcuisine (at) gmail).

Open

  • Driftwood Kitchen–happy hour extended through 8 pm Friday night
  • The Big Board
  • Boundary Road–$6 chai toddies, full menu tonight
  • Hikari Sushi
  • Little Miss Whiskey’s
  • Queen Vic
  • Kitty’s Saloon
  • Vendetta
  • Sticky Rice
  • The Pug
  • Granville Moore’s
  • Sol Mexican Grill–$5 margaritas for happy hour
  • Maketto–combining with Toki Underground for the weekend, so ramen as well!
  • H Street Country Club
  • Star and Shamrock
  • Rock N Roll Hotel
  • Biergarten Haus–specials through 7 pm Friday night
  • Impala
  • The Pursuit Wine Bar
  • The Argonaut

Closed

  • Uni Bistro–closed mid afternoon Friday, will reevaluate on Sunday
  • DC Harvest
  • Po Boy Jim–closing at 8 pm Friday
  • Ben’s Chili Bowl–closed Friday afternoon
  • Shawafel–will reopen Sunday afternoon
  • Tony’s Breakfast
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