The Restaurant Association of Metropolitan (RAMW) Washington’s Winter begins next week on January 30 and runs for seven days through February 5. Dinners are priced at $35, lunches at $22, and brunches at $22.
To see a list of participating Penn Quarter and downtown restaurant, click on this link.
Traffic restrictions went into place this morning as planned to prepare for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration that will usher in Donald Trump as President and Mike Pence as Vice President. We saw police cars positioned along E St NW in accordance with the red zone outlined in maps distributed by the US Secret Service.
There are a number of official events taking place today and tomorrow with the only events open to the public listed below:
- Thursday, January 19 – Make America Great Again! Welcome Concert at the Lincoln Memorial (4 pm to 6 pm)
- Friday, January 20 – Swearing in ceremony at the US Capitol (11:30 am to 12:30 pm) followed by the Inaugural Parade (3 pm to 5 pm) along Pennsylvania Ave
A concise list of links to sites with information about the inauguration and how to get around the neighborhood can be found below:
- Official 58th Presidential Inauguration & Twitter feed– Lists all the official events organized by the Inauguration Committee
- DC Government Inauguration home page & Twitter feed – Listing of DC or locally related information from the DC Government
- DC Interactive Inauguration map – A handy interactive map showing various points of interest related to navigating the Inauguration and downtown DC
- Washington Post inauguration navigation– A good summary of how to navigate the Inauguration including two maps about how to access the area and how to get to specific
- Inauguration and Inaugural Parade breakdown – A graphic showing the sequence of events for the inauguration and the parade that follows including a map tracing the parade route
NOTE: The Washington Post website paywall has been lifted through Saturday, January 21 whereby you don’t need an account to gain unlimited access to content.
Signage is up for Poki District at 906 F St NW billing itself as “Authentic Hawaiian cuisine”. This location is the former home of Amorini Panini which closed in the first half of 2016. Once PQ Living learns more we’ll update our readers.
Farmers & Distillers, the neighborhood outpost from the folks who opened Founding Farmers, opened in mid-December on the ground floor of 600 Massachusetts Ave NW. We visited for dinner and the space is big with a capacity of 300 people. The menu is also big offering 132 items across German, American, Chinese, and Swiss cuisines for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Tom Sietsema of the Washington Post has an early review on the restaurant echoing the wide scope of the menu.
Farmers & Distillers
600 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Monday – Friday: 7 to 11 am
Monday – Friday: 11 am to 4 pm
Monday – 4 to 10 pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 4 to 11 pm
Friday: 4 pm to Midnight
Saturday: 2 pm to Midnight
Sunday: 2 to 10 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 2 pm
Sunday: 9 am to 2 pm