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Batter Bowl Bakery Rebrands as Uni Bistro

23 Nov
New Exterior at Uni Bistro, Previously Batter Bowl Bakery

New Exterior at Uni Bistro, Previously Batter Bowl Bakery

Batter Bowl Bakery (403 H Street) has recently rebranded as Uni Bistro due to an ownership change.  Previously, the restaurant was owned by neighboring Ethiopic that opened it back in 2013.  It is now owned by the husband and wife team that has been running the day to day operations.  According to the owners, Uni is a play off of nearby Union Station as well as the word unique.  The new logo that they will be rolling out soon is based off a thumb print to highlight the restaurant’s unique character.

As we previously reported, they are hoping to attract more customers in the afternoon and evening by serving alcohol and expanding lunch and dinner menu items.  As part of its rebranding efforts, the outside of the restaurant has been repainted gold and there is a new sign outside.  Expect to see new menu items rolled out soon in a push for later in the day customers.


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