Photo above: Formerly an Organic To Go, the recently opened Pret a Manger lights up 15th and K St NW on McPherson Square.
Here’s what we were reading recently about neighborhood news in DC. Have something to add? Leave it in the comments!
Penn Quarter - Tom Sietsema writes his official review of Fiola (601 Penn Ave NW – entrance on Indiana Ave) and gives it three out of four stars – an excellent rating. There is much to enjoy about this restaurant. Our favorite visit is to get one of the elevated booths and order bambolini with a glass of port wine to nightcap an evening. A little known secret is that a few of Trabocchi’s recipes can be found online. [WaPo] & [Fiola - Recipes Homepage]
Downtown – Fritz Hahn (of Going Out Guide fame) and Sietsema also weigh
s in on The Hamilton at 14th and F St NW (600 14th St NW) in the old Garfinckel’s building/Border’s bookstore space. The best we can say at this point is that the sushi and the performance venue downstairs are fantastic. The rest seems to be like Clyde’s, only bigger. [WaPo]
Mount Vernon Triangle - Sixth Engine (438 Mass Ave NW) gets a brunch review. We’ve enjoyed the nightlife but haven’t tried brunch…yet. [The Triangle]
U Street - Wale, hometown rapper done well, will visit the newly renovated Howard Theatre on April 9. [Washington City Paper]
Penn Quarter – The circus is in town at the Verizon Center and we had the annual Pachyderm Parade through the streets of DC. The inevitable PETA protests occurred also. [DCist (parade)] & [NBC Washington (protest)]
Penn Quarter - The Huffiington Post catches up to the same Leica store story (F Street NW) we ran two weeks ago. [Huffington Post]
All Over DC – Beware the red top parking meters! Pay attention or you will receive an expensive downtown surprise. [DCist]