Jetties, the popular Washington DC sandwich shop chain, is opening its sixth location today at 11 am in Penn Quarter at 701 8th St NW between G and H Streets NW. The first 100 customers get a free Nobadeer turkey sandwich and their menu can be found here. They’ll be open from 11 am to 8 pm daily and can be reached at 202-347-6031.
For more information, check out the press release below:
Jetties Opening in Penn Quarter, Giving Away 100 Free Nobadeers on April 16
- Doors open at 11:00am on April 16, one Nobadeer per person
- The sixth Jetties location will have more than 60 outdoor seats
- Full sandwich, salad and soup menu available for lunch, dinner, and catering
Jetties, the Nantucket-inspired sandwich, soup and salad staple of the DC area, is opening in Penn Quarter on April 15. As part of the official grand opening celebration on April 16, the first 100 people through the door will receive a free Nobadeer, the restaurant’s signature creation and frequent resident on DC Best Sandwiches lists. The roasted turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce on sourdough delight will bring a taste of Thanksgiving in April. Doors open at 11:00am, limit one per person.
Jetties Penn Quarter will have more than 60 outdoor seats, making it one of the largest spaces for outdoor casual dining in the neighborhood.
Jetties is DC’s go-to spot for delicious and innovative sandwiches made with fresh ingredients. Penn Quarter is the sixth location for the DC-based chain, with others in Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Cathedral Heights, Downtown, and its flagship store on Foxhall Road. Jetties is part of Georgetown Events, which also owns Surfside Glover Park, Surfside Taco Stand Dupont, Bayou, The Fairgrounds, Smith Point, and Due South (opening this summer).
Calling all PQ men, do you need to update your wardrobe for the Summer wedding and party season, your fabulous new job, or just because you’re finally ready to find out what skinny pants are all about? Then, you should check out Trunk Club. We met with them yesterday for our day job and think their personal stylist service, awesome PQ loft space (525 9th St., NW) with ample dressing areas (they’ll even host a party with your buddies for some boozy shopping), and both off-the-rack, head-to-toe clothing and custom made suits are a truly an innovative option for the average guy who doesn’t love to shop, but still wants to look his best.
You can also sign up for their online service where your personal stylist picks items just for you and they are shipped right to your home. Owned by Nordstrom, we definitely think the options here are more stylish than other “box” shopping options we’ve seen. We especially like this Summer blazer from Moods of Norway, with the silly tag “Made with Love by really, really pretty blonde girls.”
The Bluebird Bakery pop-up is up and running having opened last week at 918 F St NW next to The Ventana condominium. Bluebird offers breakfast and lunch items between 8 am and 3 pm and is the first pop-up from EquityEats Prequel that took over 918 F St NW from LivingSocial.No cash is accepted so you’ll need to bring a charge card as they state they are a “cash free” business. Prequel presented their business model at a recent Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association breakfast meeting.
The coffee shop is set up on the first floor on the right after entering the building. For those who attended LivingSocial events, this is the same area as the reception area where attendees checked in for events.
You can find the opening menu here. If anyone drops in for breakfast or lunch, let us know how it went in the comments. (A hat tip goes out to a regular PQ Living reader for alerting us that Bluebird opened!)
Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association B’fast –
Mon, April 20Wed, April 22 (Topic: MLK Library Transformation)
By e-mail we were notified of the next Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association breakfast meeting. There is no cost to attend. Please indicate if you heard of this meeting from Penn Quarter Living:
Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association Breakfast Meeting
Monday, April 20Wednesday, April 22, 8:30am
600 14th St NW
Metro: Metro Center, 13th and G St exit
Continental Breakfast: 8:30 – 8:55am
Brief Announcements: 9:00am
Speaker begins after Announcements
Richard’s visual presentation of precedent images from other libraries around the world along with a number of preliminary renderings of the modernized Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library juxtaposed against the library’s current conditions highlight the extent of the transformation being visualized. The results will be a series of inviting and exciting spaces rivaling the most popular central libraries in the country.
Please respond if you plan on attending this meeting as it will help our host prepare. RSVP via email to my new email address by noon Monday, April 20: Jo-Ann[at]PennQuarter.org
Include the first and last names of all those attending and their affiliations.
The second Monday of the month means that it’s time for the ANC 2C (Advisory Neighborhood Commission) to meet in the MLK Library on Monday, April 13 at 6:30 pm (Lower level – room A-3).
On to the full agenda as delivered to us by the Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association:
Call to Order
Approval of Agenda
Approval of January Minutes
Treasurer’s Report and Business Items
1. Treasurer’s Report – Commissioner Harold Closter, ANC2C02
2. Approval of By Laws.
3. Approval of budget and expenses: advertising in The Downtowner, postage expense, web site, domain name, etc.
Brief Community Announcements and Presentations
1. John Fanning, Executive Office of the Mayor, Ward 2 Community Liaison, 202-442-8150, John.Fanning@dc.gov
April 15th of this year is the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination at Ford’s Theatre in 1865. Ford’s Theatre (511 10th St NW) let us know they are running an around-the-clock Lincoln tribute on April 14 and 15 to commemorate his death. Lots of events will be happening to commemorate this day in hostory – check out the event listing here. The press release follows:
FORD’S THEATRE TO COMMEMORATE THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LINCOLN ASSASSINATION WITH AROUND-THE-CLOCK PROGRAMMING
April 14 and 15, 2015
President Barack Obama to Declare April 15 Day of Remembrance
Now He Belongs to the Ages: A Lincoln Commemoration Performance at Ford’s Theatre to be Simulcast at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and on www.fords.org
Candlelight Vigil Planned for Evening of April 14, 2015
Wreath-Laying Event at Petersen House (Where Lincoln Died) – Morning of April 15, 2015
Remarks by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and James L. Swanson, Author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer
Washington, D.C.— Ford’s Theatre commemorates the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and death on April 14 and 15 with around-the-clock programming at the Ford’s Theatre campus. President Barack Obama will proclaim a Day of Remembrance for President Lincoln on the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s death— April 15, 2015.
Plans include: unprecedented access to the Ford’s Theatre Museum, Theatre, Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership throughout the day and night; ranger talks and performances of the Society’s one-act play One Destiny; self-guided or historian-led tours of the Theatre; free midday panel discussions featuring historians and scholars addressing national mourning and legacy; outdoor History on Foot walking tours; a moving evening tribute to Abraham Lincoln, Now He Belongs to the Ages: A Lincoln Commemoration, at Ford’s Theatre on April 14 at 9 p.m., followed by a candlelight vigil on Tenth Street NW that will feature more than 150 living historians in Civil War attire.
The 2015 RAMMY Finalists have been announced by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. We have several neighborhood favorites on the list and Penn Quarter spots dominate Chef of the Year and Restaurateur of the Year – congratulations! The winners will be announced June 7 at the annual RAMMY Awards Gala at the convention center.
Cocktail Program of the Year:
- barmini by José Andrés
Beer Program of the Year:
- Brasserie Beck
Wine Program of the Year:
- Charlie Palmer Steak
Employee of the Year:
- David Sabbadino – Zaytinya
Manager of the Year:
- Atul Narain – Rasika
Service Program of the Year:
Pastry Chef of the Year:
- Kendra Grieco – Fiola
Everyday Casual Restaurant of the Year:
- Hill Country Barbecue Market
Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year:
New Restaurant of the Year:
- The Partisan
Formal Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year:
- minibar by José Andrés
Chef of the Year:
- Victor Albisu – Del Campo
- Nathan Anda and Ed Witt – The Partisan
- Johnny Spero – minibar by José Andrés
Restaurateur of the Year:
- José Andrés and Rob Wilder – ThinkFoodGroup
- Mike Isabella – Mike Isabella Concepts
- Fabio and Maria Trabocchi – Fiola, Casa Luca, Fiola Mare
- Robert Wiedmaier, Brian McBride, Frank Shull, and Joe Lively – RW Restaurant Group