Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Link roundup

 Pho Bar & Grill is opening tonight at 1360 H St.  Thrillist has the inside scoop on their pho, bahn mi, and moreUrbanDaddy has a bit more, noting that they'll open at 11:30 am and stay open for late night traffic as well.  We don't have much to add here, but note that they do not currently have a liquor license though they have applied for one. 

The Washington Post's Tom Sietsema breaks the news that Watershed (1200 1st St NE) has a new chef de cuisine with the arrival of Equinox's current chef de cuisine.  Equinox is one of Washington's finest restauants, so this is pretty big news.  Note that Watershed has a fun monthly Friday night supper series going on with a fish fry (10/21), oyster roast (11/18), and goose roast (12/16) planned over the next few months.  DC Brau is also participating in the fish fry on the 21st. 

City Paper's Lydia DePillis spends a day with the WestMill Capital team who recently purchased the Autozone lot at 1207 H St and plans to develop that.  The piece notes that they also recently purchased a smaller building on H Street and have plans to invest in several smaller new retail and restaurant projects in the area.  Unfortunately, it does not note much progress in freeing the Autozone lot from the existing lease to Autozone who seems to be demanding a new nearby location in order to vacate the premise.  Note that the Maryland Ave lot mentioned is actually at 14th St (1400 Maryland Ave) and is not a likely option for a host of reasons. 

Frozen Tropics has word that Ross opened at the Hechinger mall along Benning Road. 

Kid Friendly DC touts Drumming with Dishes at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St).  The show runs through Saturday with performances Wednesday, at 10:30 am & 12:30 pm, Thursday, at 10:30 am, Friday, at 10:30 am & 12:30 pm, and Saturday, at 10:00 am & 11:30 am.

DC Urban Turf noted a new residential listing at 10th & E that hit the market at $419,000 and attracted immediate interest.  It looks like a good fixer upper opportunity and those have been going fast around here of late. 

The Big Board opened at 421 H St.  We popped in for one of the neighborhood previews and liked what we ate and saw.  The burgers were very good and the place looks great and very different than it did a year ago.  Big Board is owned by a couple H Street residents and the food comes courtesy of alums of the quality kitchens at the Queen Vic & Granville Moore's if you need more reasons to try out the latest neighborhood spot.  They are closed on Tuesday, but open for dinner Wednesday-Monday and for lunch on weekends.

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