Thanks to Brookland’s Finest general manager Craig Allen for reaching out to us about this event:
We would like to invite you and your family to the very 1st Brookland Social.
On Sunday evening, August 23rd from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM we would like to invite the families of the Brookland community to Brookland’s Finest to meet and greet all of their neighbors and and community members. We encourage you to come out with your children so that they can meet their classmates before school starts the following Monday . We will have happy hour specials, and goodies for the little ones. Please come out to your favorite neigborhood restaurant and enjoy this fantastic experience!
P.S. If this goes well, there will be a second one coming soon!
Brookland’s Finest is located at 3126 12th Street, NE
Back in February, we spoke to the management at San Antonio Bar and Grill about their plans to request outdoor seating in front of the restaurant. Now they are moving forward with their application for a 644 square foot, 10 table, unenclosed seating area in front of the restaurant with 4 umbrellas. They are asking to have the seating option from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, every day.
Neighbors have until August 27th, when there will be a hearing, to weigh in on application. To provide comments to the Public Space Permit Office, you can do the following:
Call (202) 535-2699 between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri
Email Matthew(dot)Marcou(at) DC(dot)Gov
Write to Public Space Management Administration, DDOT, 1100 4th Street SW, Washington DC 20024
Fax (202) 535-2221, attn: Public Space Committee Coordinator
San Antonio Bar & Grill is located at 3908 12th St NE.
Chef Shannon Troncoso from Brookland’s Finest Restaurant was on WJLA’s Good Morning Washington recently and showed them how to properly clean and eat whole Maryland blue crab. Way to represent the neighborhood! Check out the video below and the restaurant’s Wednesday weekly Crab Boil. Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen is located at 3126 12th St. NE.
We recently learned from this story in the Washington Business Journal that fast-casual restaurant chain Chipotle was granted a permit to build out a location at nearby Monroe Street Market. From the story:
2,518 square feet on the first floor of the Monroe Street Market. Work will include replacement of storefront doors, new walls, new floors and new ceilings. The restaurant will seat 56, with a total occupancy of 99.
As someone whose life was sustained by at east one burrito a week while in undergraduate school, I would think that this location will be wildly popular with the CUA crowd. We will let you know when we learn of anything new.
A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about cool food event for charity called BBQ World. The event was postponed,but now it is back on for this Sunday. Here is the info:
Nearby culinary incubator, Mess Hall, is a food community where DC-based food entrepreneurs come together to cook, share and collaborate. This Sunday, August 2nd, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, they will team up with local vendors for an all-you-can-eat event called BBQ World, which will raise funds for Miriam’s Kitchen, an organization dedicated to ending chronic homelessness in D.C. Highlights include:
Back in June, we wrote about the area’s newest restaurant, Nido, just around the corner in Woodridge. We really love that their rustic Mediterranean style fare has brought some much needed variety to the local dining scene. That’s why we were delighted to get a sneak peek of their upcoming brunch menu and cocktails, and we weren’t disappointed. We tried seven dishes and each one was delicious in its own way. Check out the pictures below.
One of the standouts was the Tortilla Espanola, which was a light yet filling combination of eggs and tender potato slices that came with a delicious aioli and a perfect salad with just the right acidity to cut through the richness. We also loved the Heirloom Tomato Tartine, which combined simple fresh ingredients like goat cheese, basil and olives that together came together in rustic yumminess. Lastly, we really loved the Blueberry Upside-down Cake, which came out warm, with fresh berries and whipped cream. Overall, you could really taste the love in all of these well thought out dishes and cocktails.
Brunch will be served Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 am -2:30 pm, starting this weekend. Nido is located at is located at 2214 Rhode Island Ave. NE, their Facebook page is here, and there website is here.
Nearby culinary incubator, Mess Hall, is a food community where DC-based food entrepreneurs come together to cook, share and collaborate. This Sunday, July 19, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, they will team up with local vendors for an all-you-can-eat event called BBQ World, which will raise funds for Miriam’s Kitchen, an organization dedicated to ending chronic homelessness in D.C. Highlights include:
The wildly popular DC Scoop competition is returning to nearby Union Market this Saturday, July 18th from 1pm-4pm. The event will feature treats from many ice cream shops and local food trucks. By the end of the day, one of the creameries will be award the title of Best Ice Cream. Check out more information at the event page
The event will be held in Dock 5 and the alley behind the market. It is free to attend and there will be ice cream available to sample and purchase. Union Market is located at 1309 5th St NE.
The area’s newest restaurant, Nido, opened it’s doors this week and of course we couldn’t resist attending the grand opening. After the pics below we list our favorite things about this great new dining option, just around the corner in Woodridge.
Thoughtful decor – Those of us who patronized Lace, the nightclub that preceded Nido, can appreciate what a radical transformation the Nido team has made. Bravo! The upstairs has a clean, bright, sunny, modern, and inviting vibe, while the downstairs has a romantic, candle-lit, private feel to it. In other words, upstairs for meeting friends for happy hour and downstairs for date night.
Yummy food – We sampled a number of items including smashed chickpeas (had a punch of garlic), marinated olives, braised pork with patas bravas (potatoes cooked nicely, very homey and comfort foody, nice sized portion for a “small plate”), Chicken thighs (very tender, liked the lemon zest) and our favorite, the Pappardelle (homemade pasta cooked till al dente, with tender pork sugo, it was rustic and delicious). Mostly, we are glad to have some much needed variety to the local dining scene.
Professionalism- Even though we went on the opening day, Nido had the feel of a restaurant that has been open for a while, despite being pretty packed. Kudos to the Nido management team for obviously training up the staff and being ready to roll on day one!
Nido is located at is located at 2214 Rhode Island Ave. NE, their Facebook page is here, and there website is here.
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