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Detour Coffee Company Replacing Driftwood on H Street

16 Aug
Outdoor Patio at 400 H Street

Driftwood Kitchen (400 H Street, NE) closed several months ago, but there has been some activity in the space in recent weeks.  District Cuisine can now confirm that Detour Coffee Company will be opening in the spot.  Detour Coffee, which also has a location in Arlington, is from the same restaurant company as Driftwood.  Detour Coffee sources its coffee from Vigilante Coffee and its tea from Smith Tea in Oregon.  In addition to coffee and tea, the restaurant offers a variety of breakfast sandwiches, lunch sandwiches and salads, several small plates, and brunch on Saturday/Sunday.

Prior to being Driftwood, the space housed Tru Orleans and has quite a large patio and second floor deck.

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Citi Pizza Rebrands as Pizza Walay

17 Feb

New Sign for Pizza Walay on H Street

Citi Pizza–previously New Citi Pizza–has rebranded again as Pizza Walay and has repainted its interior.  There is not currently an online presence, but a Yelp review reports that they offer a variety of pizzas, salads, and sandwiches.  Despite the new name and sign, there is still a sign for Citi Pizza above the new one.  Citi Pizza underwent a major renovation back in 2016 but had recently been listed for sale for $95,000.

Ledo Pizza Coming to H Street

12 Feb

Future Location of Ledo Pizza on H Street

According to a construction permit, Ledo Pizza will be replacing Halal Guys at 814 H Street, NE in the near future.  Halal Guys opened last year but only lasted for a few months at the location before closing.  Ledo Pizza has quite a few locations in the suburbs but only has two locations in the District.

Pluma Now Open Near Union Market

4 Feb

Pluma by Bluebird Bakery

Pluma by Bluebird Bakery is now open near Union Market (391 Morse Street, NE).  The bakery cafe is located in the new Edison building and is a beautiful build-out with tile floor throughout, marble counter tops, and an open kitchen.  Going forward, they will be open from 7am until 9pm during the week and then from 8am until 10pm on Saturdays (until 9pm on Sundays).  The bakery–which had previously been a pop-up–features a menu of pastries, scones, and other breakfast items in the morning before offering a lunch/evening menu of salads, sandwiches, and pizzas (menu here).  District Cuisine got a chance to preview one of their flaky and buttery croissants on Friday and greatly enjoyed it!

Bruery Close to Opening Near Union Market

5 Dec

The Bruery Store at Union Market

The Bruery–a California brewery that is opening a retail store near Union Market (513 Morse Street, NE next door to A. Litteri)-is close to opening.  A peek inside shows that the space looks complete and merchandise is beginning to be stocked.  Their Facebook page states:

We’re happy to announce that The Bruery Store at Union Market is nearly ready to open! Walls are being painted, lights are going up, and more importantly, beer is being stored. Final details are also being taken care of in order for us to firmly set and announce the official grand opening date.

Located at 513 Morse St. NE in Washington, D.C., the store will be open weekly from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday, upon opening.

Pluma by Bluebird Bakery Opening Soon in Union Market

4 Dec

Future Sites for Pluma and Shouk in the Edison at Union Market Building

Pluma by Bluebird Bakery (391 Morse Street, NE in the new Edison Building) plans to open soon near Union Market.  According to a Craigslist posting, Pluma intends to open in December.  Pluma is the brick and mortar version of Bluebird Bakery that had previously popped up.  According to a story from Washington City PaperPluma will “serve far more than breakfast pastries, including salads, sandwiches, Roman-style pizza, dessert, coffee, beer, and wine. The cafe will seat about 30 inside and will include outdoor seating as well for their morning-through-night service.”

Insomnia Cookies Now Hiring on H Street

22 Nov

Insomnia Cookies Opening Next to H Street Custom Frames

Insomnia Cookies (1309 H Street, NE) has a sign up that it is now hiring as the cookie shop approaches opening.  The New York based cookie company with another location in Adams Morgan will be opening next door to the recently opened H Street Custom Frames.