Archive | January, 2014

H Street’s Horizon: What’s Coming Soon (Winter 2014)

22 Jan

Back in the spring, we looked at the new restaurants and bars that were coming to H Street.  Now that several months have gone by, we wanted to take a look at what restaurants have opened, what ones have made construction progress, and what new restaurant concepts have been announced recently.  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 Summer and Fall

  • Heaven & H (701 H Street)–new deli in former Grace Deli location that honors the memory of the owner of Grace Deli (June Lim) who was murdered in 2012, deli underwent some renovations and is now open but appears that renovations may be ongoing, more details from Washington City Paper
  • Chupacabra (822 H Street)–taco restaurant that previously was a food truck, operates right off of H Street but has added a covered patio that links it to H Street in the last several months that should be quite popular when it is warmer
  • Vendetta (1210 H Street)–Italian restaurant and bocce bar by Joe Englert, you can read our early review here
  • Da Luft (1242 H Street)–initially billed as a “seafood restaurant,” now appears to be more of a club with three levels and a rooftop patio
  • Sol Mexican Grill (1251 H Street)–two level Mexican restaurant with fast casual service downstairs and full service restaurant, bar, and patio upstairs, you can read our early review here
  • RedRocks (1348 H Street)–full service pizza and Italian restaurant with extensive bar and retractable roof patio, three other DC area locations
  • Manny and Olga’s (1409 H Street)–D.C. pizza chain offers delivery
  • The Elroy (1423 H Street)–a bar concept on the eastern end of H Street, more from Washington City Paper Continue reading
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&pizza Rolling Out Menu Changes on Tuesday

13 Jan

&pizza–the popular fast casual pizza place where you customize your pizza and have it made in under five minutes–will debut a few menu changes and improvements this Tuesday at its two locations on H Street and U Street.  The vast majority of the menu will look the same; however, &pizza is adding a few new ingredients such as capers, falafel, a sundried tomato pesto, a tzatziki sauce, and a reformulated garlic puree sauce.  They will also be changing their sausage that comes standard on the Maverick pizza.  All of these items will be available on any customized pizza that the customer chooses but will also be incorporated into the signature pizzas they offer.  The capers and the sundried tomato pesto will go on the Jenny pizza (shrimp, mozzarella, ricotta, spinach, and regular pesto), the falafel and tzatziki sauce will go on the Grecian Market (chickpea spread, mushrooms, broccoli, pickled onions, and feta cheese), and the garlic puree will be the base of the Gnarlic (garlic base with several different cheeses).  The changes have already been incorporated into the online website, which you can view here. Continue reading