Prince of Petworth reported scuttlebutt that an Indian restaurant would be opening at 1128 H St, which was previously home to Naby's Island. We've heard rumors that this was in the works, but had not heard that the lease had been signed, which is what PoP is now saying. Our source suggests it is nearly final and that the concept is an Indian restaurant that serves small plates. We think Indian food will be a welcome addition to H Street as will the small plate concept.
Deals for Deeds launched "H Street Cares" with discounted coupons to H Street restaurants in support of Brainfood. They have a nice interview with Chef Teddy Folkman who helped pull this together and is a champion of Brainfood's. Of note, Teddy reports that he's still planning to dig out the basement to expand Granville Moore's (thank goodness!) and that now that he also hopes to add lunch to the growing reportoire at Granville Moore's.
The Argonaut announced that Fried Chicken nights return starting Monday. The Argonaut has a great rotation of nightly specials with Fried Chicken Mondays, Taco Tuesday, Family Night Wednesdays, and Neighborhood Night Thursdays, Argo-Mutts Saturday afternoons, and bottomless mimosa/make your own bloddy mary weekend brunches. They're also one of the best deals in the Buy Local Capitol Hill campaign.
DDOT & MACTEC reported that 12th St would be closed along the south side of H St today and tomorrow until 4 p.m. to lay streetcar tracks and pour concrete around them. Tracks were laid across 9th, 10th and 11th Streets over the past week and the streetscape contractor has been taking advantage of the good weather to make some real progress lately. They also reported that the new streetlight at 5th St goes live on Friday after a week of blinking orange (for H St traffic) and red (for 5th St). This should be an improvement for pedestrian safety and for cars trying to cross H Street at that intersection.
NPR had coffee with Rep. Earl Blumenauer on H Street to talk about streetcars.
Capital Spice raved about Tacos Impala, which is available at 1204 H Street until the end of March and is apparently now providing its homemade corn tortillas to the H Street Country Club to use as well, which is another good reason to get back to the Country Club some time soon.
The Yum Report had a fun night trying out a variety of spots on H Street.
The Anthology enjoyed the minigolf course at H Street Country Club, which its been too long since we last played.
DC Style is Real continues working its way through H Street with a write up on the Pug, which celebrated its Fourth Anniversary last weekend.
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