The Washington Post released Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide. Ethiopic was featured for the second year in a row and the Atlas Room was added to the guide, which lists the top 40 restaurants in Washington where Sietsema wishes he could be a regular. The Atlas Room was also upgraded to 2.5 stars in the guide. Congratulations to Sam, Meseret, Matt, Bobby, and Mark on the well-deserved recognition!
Toki Underground hosted Baohaus from NYC for a bao pop up. We were sorry to miss it, but TPWPwas there along with tons of others and it sounded delicious.
The Post's Jonathan O'Connell (@OConnellPostBiz) reported on the development plans for the south side of the 600 block of H Street. Lydia DePillis reported previously that there were new owners who dropped over $50 million for the site and that they had access to capital. It seems she's right and that they plan to fill in the gap between the two larger buildings closer to the corners of 6th & 7th Streets with groundbreaking on the new residential building with ground floor retail some time next year. Relevant to neighbors, this appears to mean that they do not require neighborhood sign off on their plans as the property was previously reviewed by the local ANCs and approved for this kind of development.
Also of note, this will require a new home for the H Street FreshFarm Farmers' Market. We've heard Sherwood Recreation Center (10th & G) suggested as a possibility. We're not sure of where else might work, but agree that the neighborhood needs to make sure to find a spot for it to continue without disruption.