Brunch & the City touts brunch at The Atlas Room (1015 H St). We started, but have not finished a post on brunch at the Atlas Room, but have been pleased with what we've tried so far including the sweet polenta, the grand marnier french toast, the perfectly poached eggs, and the terrific bacon.
DC Style is Real drops by The Queen Vic (1204 H St). The quick write up describes Queen Vic as a friendly neighborhood bar with an attentive staff, which is true, but fails to acknowlege that the food there is terrific. We particular recommend the fish n chips, which are outstanding.
They also take shots at Toyland, in the post-Garrick & Erin-led era. Toyland is now closed & a new restaurant will be in place at 421 H St later this summer. Frozen Tropics has a few details about the new place, which will be called The Big Board.
The City Paper says Granville Moore's (1238 H St) is one of DC's 44 most powerful restaurants, noting that it "elevated the neighborhood standard for good food and drink beyond" thereby paving the way for the Atlas Room, Smith Commons, Liberty Tree, and Toki Underground. (We'd add Ethiopic and Queen Vic to that list).
Express Night Out has a nice short piece touting Toki Underground (1224 H St, 2nd fl).
Washington Lobbyist has a quick write up with photos of Watershed in NOMA (1200 1st St NE) from Ellen & Chef Todd Gray of Equinox by the White House. We had our first meal there recently and were impressed by the large patio (pictured in post) and really enjoyed our hush puppies, crabcakes & shrimp n grits. It's a nice atmosphere with very good seafood for reasonable prices.
The Washington Post has this piece on Industry Gallery.
The Hill is Home has a new guest feature on live music on the Hill, which previews upcoming shows at Red Palace and Rock n Roll Hotel. We'll have a separate post about a cool show coming up at the Rock n Roll Hotel soon.