Thrillist has a quick preview with a nice picture of Tru Orleans (400 H St), which opens Friday. The menu looks good, though the beer and wine lists are not yet up to par with the many terrific craft beer lists available on H Street. We're looking forward to checking it out soon. The renovation work they did is substantial and adds nicely to the western portion of H Street.
DDOT called on residents & businesses to water street trees. We've heard from a number of folks who are concerned about the condition of some of the new trees planted on H Street. The construction contract covers tree watering for the next couple months, but thereafter the trees will need to be watered. As a homeowner or business owner you are responsible for caring for the tree box in front of your property. Young trees typically need to be watered weekly during the summer months in DC and need about 25 gallons of water per week. If you would like watering bag/bucket, please contact DDOT Urban Forestry or Casey Trees to obtain one.
The Hill is Home reports on a meeting regarding neighborhood concerns about the 7-Eleven at 8th & Maryland.
Young & Hungry has the scoop on Chef Teddy Folkman's Bacon Chive Mayo, which is one of several great sauces for your frites available at Granville Moore's (1238 H St).
Little Miss Whiskeys (1104 H St) is teaming with DC Brau for a Brau BBQ tomorrow night. We're tried each of the current Brau offerings and highly recommend them.
Hessman Entertainment / @EventsonHSt partners with the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St) for a big Bastille Day celebration this Thursday. Gypsy Jazz Guitar Virtuoso Stephane Wrembel will be performing and there's a french wine tasting as well. Tickets are moving, so be sure to buy yours ahead of time.