Archive | March, 2013

Sol Mexican Grill Opening Next Weekend

31 Mar
Entrance to Sol Mexican Grill

Entrance to Sol Mexican Grill

After quickly completing a full renovation of its space, Sol Mexican Grill (1251 H Street, NE) plans to open next week for lunch, dinner, and late night service.  Sol currently operates two food trucks serving tacos, burritos, and burrito bowls in the downtown area.  Sol took over the space previously occupied by Danny’s Carryout and transformed the space into a beautiful two story restaurant, featuring an upstairs bar and patio area.

Upstairs Bar at Sol Mexican Grill

Upstairs Bar at Sol Mexican Grill

Sol’s new restaurant will have two parts: a downstairs area featuring quick and takeout service much like its two trucks and an upstairs area (including the patio) that will feature table service and a full bar (and tableside guacamole service).  You can view the extensive full menu here.

Patio at Sol Mexican Grill

Patio at Sol Mexican Grill

The owners plan to open Sol in two phases.  The first phase next weekend will be for the downstairs area.  They plan to have a soft opening Friday night and then a full opening for the downstairs area on Saturday night.  In approximately three weeks, they will open the upstairs section and patio for complete service. Continue reading

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Menu at Sol Mexican Grill

31 Mar

Here is a copy of the menu at Sol Mexican Grill at 1251 H Street.

Menu for Downstairs Section at Sol Mexican Grill

Menu for Downstairs Section at Sol Mexican Grill

Sol Mexican Grill Part Two

Upstairs Menu at Sol Mexican Grill (Part One)

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TD Burger Moving into NoMa

26 Mar

Washington City Paper had written several months ago that Top Chef participant Timothy Dean was looking for a space to open his second TD Burger somewhere in D.C. and likely in NoMa (Dean currently has one in Maryland).  ANC Commissioner Tony Goodman tweeted earlier today that TD Burger will officially be moving into the retail spot at the Loree Grand building in NoMa (3rd and K Street, NE where Zuppa Fresca was).

From the Washington City Paper preview several months ago:

The D.C. location of TD Burger will be similar to the original, which serves burgers, Neapolitan-style pies, sandwiches, milkshakes, and more, but with the addition of a full service bar. Dean will also rename the burgers after various presidents who he’s cooked for or crossed paths with over the years, including Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. And instead of the Martin O’Malley burger, which is available at his Maryland location, a D.C. councilmember may also get his or her own meat patty.

Former Zuppa Fresca Chef Offering Brunch Class

26 Mar

Alfio Celia, formerly of Zuppa Fresca in NoMa, is offering a special brunch cooking class through Groupon.  The deal goes on sale tomorrow and is available for one or two people.  Chef Alfio’s class will feature a complete brunch menu with mimosas.  You can check out the deal here.

Thaaja Hosting Opening Event Tomorrow

14 Mar

While the restaurant has been open for awhile now, Thaaja Indian Food Bar in NoMa will be hosting an “opening” party tomorrow.  The first one hundred customers at lunch time will get a free bowl or wrap (these items will be $3 the rest of the day).  Our first impressions of Thaaja have been really positive so far.  You can check out our preview of Thaaja here and a review of our first visit here.