Archive | October, 2014

Kitty’s Saloon Soft Opens, Official Opening Friday

10 Oct
Interior Wall at Kitty's Saloon

Interior Wall at Kitty’s Saloon

Kitty’s Saloon (1208 H Street, NE) had its soft opening this week and will open tomorrow (Friday the 10th) for full dinner service.  For the first month or so, the restaurant will only have its first floor open as they complete construction on the upper level.  The lower level features a bar, three two top tables in the back, and a table in the front by their floor to ceiling roll-up window that opens on to H Street.  You can see our preview here and view their menu here.

Tables at Kitty's Saloon

Tables at Kitty’s Saloon

Ceiling at Kitty's Saloon

Ceiling at Kitty’s Saloon

Bullfrog Bagels Brings Great Bagels to H Street

7 Oct
Bullfrog Bagels on H Street

Bullfrog Bagels on H Street

Ever since we moved to the H Street Corridor, we have believed that the Corridor really needed a good bagel place.  Finally our wish was granted.  If you have not checked out Bullfrog Bagels (1341 H Street, NE), you need to as soon as possible.  After being a pop-up bagel spot across the City for several months, Bullfrog now resides on H Street.  Long time H Street restaurant and bar Star and Shamrock has reduced its footprint by about half and the other half of what used to be Star and Shamrock now houses Bullfrog (the entire space remains connected and shares kitchen space so you can easily grab a bagel at Bullfrog and go to the bar at Star and Shamrock without going outside).

The bagels are very thin and light (as light as bagels can be).  They continuously make the bagels while they are open, so they may be out of certain varieties while you are there.  However, the bagels are the freshest you will find around D.C. and are usually hot out of the oven.  They have the usual favorites like plain, onion, poppy seed, and everything.  You can get your bagel plain or with butter, a variety of jams, regular cream cheese, or scallion and chive cream cheese.  You can also get it with smoked salmon or make it a true breakfast sandwich with egg, bacon, cheese, avocado, or onion jam (see complete menu here).

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese on Onion Bagel at Bullfrog Bagels

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese on Onion Bagel at Bullfrog Bagels

Our favorites thus far are the onion bagels with either scallion and chive cream cheese or done as a breakfast sandwich with bacon, egg, and cheese.  The scallion and chive cream cheese is nice and light with a balance of scallion and chives.  The bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich is not overly greasy as sometimes happens with breakfast sandwiches.

When you walk in, you take a number and then wait to order.  If you’re in a hurry, make sure to call ahead your order as it can get quite busy on the weekends!  They are open everyday besides Monday from 7 am-11 am but will sometimes stay open later depending on demand.

Sixth and H Bar and Grill Opening Early 2015

6 Oct

 

Future Home of Sixth and H Bar and Grill

Future Home of Sixth and H Bar and Grill

We had noticed construction activity on and off over the last several years at 523 H Street, NE but had not heard anything about what was going into the space.  Late last week, the door was open and we were able to peak in and chat with the owner who recently applied for a liquor license for the space.  Sixth and H Bar and Grill will be a sports bar that will serve burgers and pizza with multiple TVs inside for sports.  They will also have a patio on the side of the restaurant along 6th street.  They will be open seven days a week and have late night service (their liquor license says that they will open at 8 am everyday, but we suspect this will change).  Inside, the restaurant looks like it is pretty close to being ready to go; it already has several TVs installed over the bar.  The outside of the restaurant looks like it could use some refurbishing, but it is unclear if that is going to happen prior to opening.  The owner told us that they are planning on opening “sometime after the holidays” before March Madness basketball.

Future Patio for Sixth and H Bar and Grill

Future Patio for Sixth and H Bar and Grill