The Washington Post says H Street is a leading area in DC's growth with flocks of well-education, young adults rapidly coming to DC to live, work, and play, noting that DC's population of 20-34 year-olds grew 23 percent over the past decade and now constitutes a third of the city's overall population. The piece highlights a lobbyist who says he likes hanging out on H Street and a Howard Law student who identifies Smith Commons as one of the reasons he loves living in DC.
A Nesting Experience has this nice piece with great photos of a fun dinner at Smith Commons (1245 H St).
Smith Commons (1245 H St) launched their Sunday brunch service over the weekend. Smith Commons is now open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday starting at 11 am. They've also opened the upstairs "Public House" for all night "Smith Hour" (happy hour pricing) on Monday evenings from 5-10 p.m. and have been offering $1 oysters during this time as well (note that only the bar menu is available for dining in the upstairs Public House space).
Eat More Drink More touts Inspire BBQ (650 H St) as a "hidden gem" with "some of the best BBQ in DC right now."
The Hill is Home has advice from Frager's Garden Center on what to plant in the tree box in front of your house.
Capital Spice checks out Watershed (1225 1st St NE).
TastingTable has the details on a cool new cocktail menu featuring beer and cider cocktails at the Queen Vic (1206 H St). We had a terrific meal at the Vic last week -- our list of early favorites here includes the burger and fish n chips, and whatever is on special -- most recently Nettle Soup and a bone in pork chop.
Richard Layman takes on a WAMU article that he says overstates the role the Rock n Roll Hotel played in H Street's revitalization and offers a more detailed history of the early work that led to H Street's ongoing renaissance.
WBJ says Tru Orleans (400 H St) is still hoping to open soon and identifies Andre Miller, formerly of Rush's Chris, as executive chef, and Brad Howard and Hans Christensen as investors in the Cajun/Creole restaurant. The construction seems to be humming right along with permanent signs already installed and attractive iron work going up around the second level over the past few days.
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