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H Street’s Horizon: What’s Coming Soon (Winter 2016)

20 Jan

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Last fall, we looked at the new restaurants and bars that were coming to H Street.  Over the past year, several new restaurants have opened up, so we will now take an updated look at restaurants that have opened, ones that have made construction progress, and new restaurant concepts that 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.  You can see previous versions of H Street’s Horizons herehere, here, and here.

Opened in Last Year

  • Sixth and H Bar and Grill (523 H Street)–sports bar that opened in July of 2015.  Good place to watch NFL on Sunday and the wings are legit.
  • Starbucks (600 Block of H Street)–chain coffee shop will be opening in new apartment building on southern side of H Street in 600 block.
  • Fresca Taqueria (701 H Street)–new taqueria that replaced The Spot Deli.  Extensive menu but no liquor license currently.  Our coverage here.
  • Addis Ethiopian Restaurant (707 H Street)–Ethiopian restaurant serving lunch and dinner that also does takeout.  Our coverage here.
  • Ben’s Chili Bowl (1001 H Street)–new location from the popular U Street restaurant that serves breakfast as well.
  • Ten 01 (1001 H Street)–bar and small plates on second floor of Ben’s Chili Bowl on H Street with large patio area; opened just a couple of weeks ago.
  • Copycat Co. (1110 H Street)–two story restaurant serving dumplings and grilled skewers on the first floor and craft cocktails (as well as food from downstairs) in a sleek bar area upstairs.
  • Sally’s Middle Name (1320 H Street)–restaurant with menu that changes daily and focuses on locally sourced ingredients.  Took over spot that had previously been Pizza Parts & Service.  It will be expanding up into the second floor (currently a small boutique store) in 2016.  Well reviewed by The Washington Post.  Our coverage here.
  • Maketto (1351 H Street)–new spot by Toki Underground owner that is part retail market, part bar, part coffee bar/bakery, and part restaurant.  Well reviewed by The Washington Post
  • IMM Thai (1360 H Street)–second location of IMM Thai (original is in Annandale) that opened in June.  Serves both lunch and dinner as well as offering takeout and delivery.  Our coverage here.

New Concepts Announced in Last Year

  • Two Boots (1025 H Street)–cajun inspired pizza restaurant based out of New York that has a location in Baltimore as well.  Concept recently announced, so construction will probably take a little while.  Details from Washington Business Journal.
  • Spile and Spigot (1248 H Street)–a pub that will have various ales and English food.  Same owners as Blue Diner and will be located on the first floor of the building that houses Blue Diner.  More details from our friends at Washington City Paper and Frozen Tropics.
  • Blue Diner (1248 H Street)–24 hour diner that plans to open sometime in the spring.  From the same owners as Spile and Spigot and will be located on the second floor of the building that houses Spile and Spigot.  More details from our friends at Washington City Paper and Frozen Tropics.
  • Sospeso (1344 H Street)–new Mediterranean restaurant that will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the current General Manager of Sotto on 14th Street.  Aiming to open in the spring.  Our coverage here.

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Sally’s Middle Name to Expand with Second Floor, Patio (With Design Images)

21 Dec
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Design Mock Up for Second Floor Patio

Sally’s Middle Name (1320 H Street) appeared before the ANC 6A Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee last week to describe its plans to expand within its existing building.  Due to the success of the restaurant thus far, it plans to expand into the second floor of its building.  Prior to Sally’s taking over the lease of Pizza Parts and Service, this second floor area served as an office space for Taylor Gourmet (which owned Pizza Parts and Service).  Since Sally’s took over the building, this second floor space has been a boutique retail/clothing store.  It will now be converted into additional dining area for the restaurant.  Additionally, the restaurant will be opening up a patio for outdoor dining on the second floor and applying for an expanded liquor license that will allow it to serve cocktails in addition to beer and wine.

Sally’s Middle Name to Feature Carry Out During H Street Festival

17 Sep
Interior at Sally's Middle Name

Interior at Sally’s Middle Name

Sally’s Middle Name (1320 H Street) will be featuring take out during H Street Festival this weekend (September 19th).  They are going to be rearranging the interior of their restaurant to allow more standing room and will be offering $5 drink specials.

Their food menu will feature:

  • wings with mambo sauce
  • smoked duck bbq plate
  • fried fish sandwich
  • vanilla goat milk ice cream cone

Upstairs at Akae, there will be a book drive to benefit Sherwood Recreation Center.

*Photo courtesy of Jessica Burge Photography

Opening Today: Sally’s Middle Name

3 Jun
Sally's Middle Name

Sally’s Middle Name

Sally’s Middle Name (1320 H Street), a new table service restaurant featuring a rotating menu, opens today (Wednesday) in the space that used to house Pizza Parts and Service.  They will initially start with dinner service and then open for brunch on the weekends starting June 13th.  The restaurant’s owners have developed strong ties to local farmers and are trying to source as much as possible within a 100 mile radius.  Their menu of seasonal small plates will rotate daily (you can view it here).  In addition to the daily menu, ice cream and coffee service will be priorities for the restaurant.  Their ice cream will be made from Trickling Springs Dairy products and for coffee they will grind Vigilante coffee to order.

View More: http://jessicaburdgephotography.pass.us/sallys-middle-name

Initially they will not be serving alcohol due to their pending liquor license, but they hope to offer a drink menu soon.  We look forward to checking them out soon!

*Photos courtesy of Jessica Burge Photography

Sally’s Middle Name Hosting Popup at Boundary Road on March 29th

17 Mar

Sally's Middle Name popup

Sally’s Middle Name (1320 H Street), the restaurant that will be replacing Pizza Parts and Service on the eastern end of H Street, will be having a popup tasting at Boundary Road (414 H Street) on March 29th from 10pm-12am.