Citi Pizza Now Open on H Street

27 Feb
New Paint Job for Citi Pizza on H Street

New Paint Job for Citi Pizza on H Street

After several months of renovations, Citi Pizza (504 H Street, NE) has reopened.  We had spoken with them back in November and had been told that they would be reopening in a couple of days.  After that, they appear to have hit several construction delays, but they are now up and running.  The new design is much more open and inviting than the previous design because of the new windows installed in the front of the restaurant.  Citi Pizza has undergone several iterations over the past couple of years, including a brief stint of calling itself New Citi Pizza.

Demolition, Ground Breaking Ceremony for The High Line in Union Market

17 Feb
Site of the Future High Line at Union Market

Site of the Future High Line at Union Market

Recently, the vacant Burger King at 3rd and Florida Avenue, NE was demolished to make way for The High Line, a major apartment/retail/park development by Level2 Development (read more here).  Earlier this week, a ground breaking ceremony was held to formally begin the project.  This project is immediately next door to The Edison apartment building which should be opening later this year and which will have a Trader Joe’s on the first floor.  To keep track of all of the development in Union Market, check out our interactive map here.

Two Boots Appears Out on H Street

16 Feb
Design for Outside of Two Boots on H Street

Design for Outside of Two Boots on H Street

As first reported by the Washington Business Journal, it appears that Two Boots has pulled out of its planned H Street location (1025 H Street, NE).  As work had not commenced and as no permits had been filed the past couple of months, District Cuisine had tried unsuccessfully to contact the company.  The property is now being advertised for lease.  You can check out District Cuisine’s previous coverage of Two Boots here.

Two H Street Restaurants Opening This Weekend!

16 Feb
Balcony Overlooking H Street at Sospeso

Balcony Overlooking H Street at Sospeso

Big news for the H Street Corridor this weekend.  First, tomorrow (Friday) Sospeso will be opening its doors for the first time at 1344 H Street, NE.  You can check out our preview of the restaurant here.

Second, on Saturday Turning Natural, a local juice bar, will be opening at 1380 H Street, NE.  You can check out our initial preview of Turning Natural here.

DC Harvest Offering Several Specials for Valentine’s Day

13 Feb

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DC Harvest (517 H Street, NE) will be offering several specials for couples looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day tomorrow.  In addition to their current menu, there will be two appetizer specials (a Hawaiian kampachi crudo and white stone oysters with a pickled ramp crema), two entree specials (pan roasted veal strip steak with a brandy green peppercorn cream and quinoa encrusted scallops), and a dessert special for two (warm dark chocolate brioche bread pudding with a raspberry puree, salted caramel, and whipped cream).  Reservations are suggested!

BBQ Joint Closed in Union Market

30 Jan
BBQ Joint Closing in Union Market

BBQ Joint Closing in Union Market

The BBQ Joint, located next to District Fishwife in the main Union Market building, closed yesterday after two years of operation.  Another location of the BBQ Joint closed quickly on 14th Street several weeks ago.  The sign noted that catering will still be available in DC, despite the two locations closing.  No word yet of what may replace the BBQ Joint in Union Market.

Early Taste of Sospeso, Opening Soon on H Street (Menu Included)

24 Jan
Ras el Hanout Soup at Sospeso

Ras el Hanout Soup at Sospeso

Yesterday, District Cuisine previewed the interior and design of Sospeso (1344 H Street, NE), which will be opening in February.  We also sampled some of Sospeso’s food and got a sneak peak of the opening menu.  Sospeso’s opening menu is now online, and you can view it here.

Salty Fritters at Sospeso

Salty Fritters at Sospeso

We were impressed by all of the dishes that we have sampled so far at Sospeso.  Our tastes started with a Ras el Hanout soup that is a spicy vegetarian (in this case) soup with cauliflower, tomato, onion, and potato in it.  The soup was great for a cold and dreary winter day and was not overpowering despite the complex spice blend.  Next we tried the freshly made pita that was flaky and warm out of the oven.  It will be served with hummus, and guests can add either olive tapenade or roasted lamb to it as well.

Pita at Sospeso

Pita at Sospeso

We also sampled the Za’atar roasted chicken (entree), Mercimekli Kofte (lentil and bulgur fingerling snacks), and the salty fritters (dough stuffed with anchovy, potatoes, and capers).  The owners hope to not only have great food but also to serve dishes that have stories attached to them and that provide guests with a unique dining experience.  They hope to have dishes that you may never have tried before as well as drinks, such as Serbian wines, that may be new as well.  The grilled octopus, the whole fish, and the porchetta sandwich are several of the dishes that we look forward to exploring once Sospeso opens.

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You can learn more about Sospeso, including the restaurant’s contact information by going to the website here.