Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Link roundup

Young and Hungry picks up on Chef Mike Isabella of Top Chef and Graffiato fame talking about his desire to open a pizza spot on H Street.  Isabella clarified that this is still in the conceptual phase and he does not have a lease on a space or any firm plans yet.   

We Love DC has a mixed experience at Tru Orleans and is tough on the food, though happier with the space and the service.

Fork It has a nice write up on another great meal at the Atlas Room

NBC4 says men's clothing shop Durkl has been squeezed out of Chinatown and is likely to reopen on H Street.

Prince of Petworth posts a picture of the updated design plans for 1309-1311 H St.  We'll have more on these plans soon, but in short the new owners is adding a second story to 1309 H and doing some updates to the facades on both.  These are the two of the "Meads Row" buildings, which were rehabbed and sold last year.  

The Washington Business Journal says movie theatres are taking a close look at the Uline Arena at 3rd and M.

CHAMPS announced the nominees for the 2011 HILLY Awards.  H Street is well represented by the Atlas Room (Best Restaurant), Granville Moore's, Queen Vic, the Pug, and Little Miss Whiskey's (Best Bar/Tavern), Metro Mutts (Retailer of the Year), Spot on Training (Home Service of the Year), H Street Playhouse and the Atlas (Arts Business of the Year), SOVA and Sidamo (Cafe of the Year), Toki Underground and Queen Vic (Best New Business), Inspire BBQ (Community Service Award), and Beth Baldwin, Sharkey, and Ellen Cornett (Artist/Artisan of the Year).

The Washington Post has this piece on the terrific work that NOMA BID has done in building that neighborhood.  We'd like to H Street establish a BID as well. 

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