It seems that food has been on the mind of the Penn Quarter Living staff *and* readers in the last two weeks so we’ll just keep that ball rolling with sundry updates on new or yet to be opened places to scratch that culinary itch. Hat tips are noted appropriately.
Ping Pong Dim Sum Tagged with an Opening Date
WaBizJo reports that Ping Pong dim sum will open by November 2009 (corner of 7th and Eye Streets NW).
Carmine’s of New York City Coming?
A tip or two in our mailbag and a Craigslist job ad [ad snapshot] lead us to believe that Carmine’s of New York City, a family style Italian eatery, will be coming to the Penn Quarter in the Spring of 2010 and it may be coming to 7th Street NW. Where? Could it be in a space that was to be filled by a business whose name rhymes with a luxury goods retailer like Gucci? Hat tips to two anonymous PQ Living readers.
Chinatown Coffee Company Open…More Deets
The WaBizJo posts in more depth about the Chinatown Coffee Company as does The Daily Candy. We hope it eventually will stay open until 9 pm or 10 pm so us PQLers don’t have to watch the clock and race up there after dinner and the finish of the Hi-Def OTA evening news.
Galileo Will Be Back…Donna Takes Up Old Butterfield 9 Space
Roberto Donna who ran Galileo on 19th Street NW signed on the dotted line for a lease at 600 14th Street NW, the former home of Butterfield 9. What will he call it? Galileo III and it will open approximately October 2009 [PDF]. Hat tip to Cheryl.
701 Restaurant Undergoing Renos
And lest we not credit WaBizJo three times, they report that 701 Restaurant will be closed from August 2 to 10 for a facelift.
Spy Museum and DC Central Kitchen Team Up to Run the Spy Diner
PQ Living reader Linda tried the food from the Spy Diner, a joint venture food cart between Zola and the DC Central Kitchen found at the corner of 9th and F Streets, and gives it a thumbs up for taste and price. Hat tip to Linda.