Kofuku Ramen and Sushi is now open in place of the Wah Shing Kung Fu Gift Shop at 815 7th St NW. The gift shop closed unceremoniously a number of weeks ago and the store front was papered over for a while. Then, one Sunday in early April the store t reopened as a restaurant, a ramen restaurant to be exact. A Yelp site is the only online presence for the restaurant.
As far as we know, only two Chinese gift shops now remain open in Chinatown.
Retail continues to flourish on F Street with the recent opening of Sephora, a popular beauty and makeup store, last week at 10th and F St NW (1000 F St NW). We reported on the redevelopment of this corner almost exactly three years ago. The store is open 10 am to 9 pm daily except Sunday when it is open 11 am to 7 pm.
Any fans out there?
It looks like Hen Quarter–a local Southern Cuisine and Bourbon Bar chain–will be coming to Penn Quarter. We’re already having trouble getting the phrase “Penn Quarter Hen Quarter” out of our head.
The restaurant will be located at 750 E St NW–previously Austin Grill, which closed in April 2016. Hen Quarter is part of the same group, Pheast Food Group, that operates Austin Grill, alongside other concepts like Be Right Burger and The American Tap Room.
At Hen Quarter, our home, our history, our food, is Southern born. … We hold fast to our responsibility to support sustainable agriculture and the farming community within our region.
We also saw a hint that the restaurant may be opening in the April 21 timeframe from Twitter user Barred in DC.
— Barred in DC (@barredindc) April 7, 2017
Our friends from the Woolly Mammoth Theatre reached out to let us know about the block party they are hosting indoors at the theatre this Saturday, April 8 from 10 am to 3 pm. The details follow below:
Join us for a neighborhood “Block” Party, the Woolly way! Join us in this family-friend FREE festivity featuring:
- Live performances from Double Nickels Theatre Company and The Sanctuaries Improv Team
- Special backstage tours of the Woolly Mammoth theater
- Delicious fare from a wide variety of food trucks (featuring Dangerously Delicious Pies!)
- Awesome door prizes (gift certificates to nearby restaurants and tickets to Woolly Mammoth performances)
- Epic game play (Giant Jenga, anyone?) with Penn Social
- And EVEN MORE!
Why? Because strictly residential neighborhoods shouldn’t get to have all the fun!
In Partnership with Double Nickels Theatre Company, The Sanctuaries Improv Team, and Penn Social
Note: This event will be indoors.