Archive | April, 2013

Sol Mexican Grill Officially Open on H Street

14 Apr

Sol Mexican Grill (1251 H Street, NE) officially opened on Friday for lunch, dinner, and late night service (open at 11am everyday until 9pm during the week and 3:30am on the weekend).

Chorizo and al Pastor Tacos at Sol Mexican Grill

Chorizo and al Pastor Tacos at Sol Mexican Grill

Currently only the first level is open until they open their second floor and patio in a few weeks.  When they open the upstairs section, it will feature a more expansive menu and table service.

Sol Mexican Grill Open

We stopped by on Saturday to enjoy our first lunch.  We tried several of the tacos and were very impressed.  The chorizo and al pastor tacos reminded us of the authentic tacos that we used to enjoy out in L.A. and were quite delicious.  We also recommend the fish tacos as well.  Even though it was 1:30pm, Sol was doing a steady lunch business on its second day.  We look forward to many more trips in the future.



Sol Mexican Grill Postpones Opening Until April 12th

4 Apr

We were told earlier today that Sol Mexican Grill needs to make a few minor adjustments before passing final inspection and will not open this weekend as previously planned.  Instead, they plan to open next Friday, April 12th.  In the meantime, you can check out our preview here and their menu here.

H Street’s Horizon: What’s Coming Soon (Spring, 2013)

3 Apr

At the beginning of the year we took a look at what new bars and restaurants were planned for H Street in the coming year.  Now that a quarter of 2013 has gone by, we wanted to provide an update on new openings, newly announced concepts, and progress towards opening.  For each of these categories we list the establishments in order of going west-east down H Street.  If we’ve missed a place, please let us know in the comment section.

Opened this Winter

  • Batter Bowl Bakery (401 H Street)–delicious new bakery from the owners of Ethiopic (next door) that is open all day and serves a variety of baked goods, sandwiches, and salads (see menu here).
  • Hikari Sushi and Sake (644 H Street)–new sushi restaurant with two floors and extensive bar.  See our initial review here.
  • Thaaja Indian Food Bar (NoMa region, 1335 2nd Street, NE)–features customizable Indian food in a format similar to Chipotle.  See our opening night review here. Continue reading