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DC Eater Article Highlights Dining Options In Langdon And Woodridge

We thought neighbors would be interested in exploring some eats in the Woodridge/Langdon area that perhaps they haven’t had a chance to check out yet, or weren’t aware of. This article in DC Eater came out a few months ago, so forgive us for taking so long to post about it, but we think it is worth checking out. The piece has write ups for the following places:

  • The Public Option
  • Good Food Market
  • Subbs by Carl
  • Nido
  • Zeke’s Coffee of DC
  • Rita’s Italian Ice
  • Deli City
  • Mason Dixie Biscuit Company
  • Harper Macaw Factory
  • DC Brau Brewing Company

It’s great to see these great establishments getting some coverage. Happy eating!

Brookland Area Restaurants Showing Solidarity For Day Without Immigrants

Today is the Day Without Immigrants protest, and several of our local businesses are taking a stand in solidarity with their immigrant staff. We thought readers would like to know which restaurants are closed or offering limited menus so that their employees may attend the protest. This list is being updated as we get new information. Way to go guys!

  • From Brookland’s Finest:  We’re closed on Thursday in support of our staff who’ll participate in #ADayWithoutImmigrants protest
  • From Brookland Pint: As a Latino business owner I stand in solidarity with all of my immigrant staff. Therefore, we will close our kitchen this Thursday in support of our immigrant staff’s desire and right to protest the evolving state of immigration policies in our country. Our bars will remain open and our guests are welcome to BYOF (bring your own food.) -John Andrade, owner
  • From Busboys and Poets: Our founder @andyshallal is an immigrant in solidarity #ADayWithoutImmigrants. We will be closed on Thurs. Immigrants make America great!
  • According to a story in the Washingtonian, The Dew Drop Inn will close its kitchen, but the bar will be open.
  • Although not in Brookland, the District Fishwife, located in Union Market, is  owned by a Brooklander: The District Fishwife is an immigrant-owned business and stands by our team. We will be closing our kitchen all day…
  • From Nido, around the corner in Woodridge: We will be closed tomorrow in solidarity with our staff. Immigrants are the backbone of the restaurant industry and without them Nido would not exist. We invite you to join us on Monday to raise funds for Ayuda and show your support and appreciation for the individuals and families who work and sacrifice to serve our community every day.
  • Steel Plate will close its kitchen, but the bar will be open.

Nasty Women’s Brunch At Nido To Benefit Girls Inc. DC This Sunday

There will be a brunch for a good cause this Sunday at Nido from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM. From the Nido Facebook event page:

Join us for food and drinks to raise money for Girls Inc. DC, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering young women to be healthy, educated, and independent.

ALL NASTY WOMEN AND BAD HOMBRES WELCOME.

You can make your reservation here. Nido is located in Woodridge at 2214 Rhode Island Ave. NE.

Your New Years Eve Rundown Of Local Events

When we moved here seven years ago, there really wasn’t anything in the way of New Year’s Eve celebration offerings. Now every year seems to bring more and fun events and a wider array of choices.  Here is a rundown of NYE events for those who want to stay local. Cheers!

  • Brookland’s Finest will offer a fixed price, 3 course dinner that includes shrimp cocktail, Surf and Turf,  and dessert. The dinner costs $35 per person and there will be a champagne toast for guests in the restaurant when midnight rolls around. Brookland’s Finest is located at 3126 12th St NE.
  • Brookland Pint  will have a special menu that will be served Saturday evening. For $50 guests will get a special paired tasting menu. Make reservations by calling 202.758. 2757 or emailing info@brooklandpint.com. Brookland Pint is located at 716 Monroe Street, NE.
  • Dew Drop Inn is offering up a New Years Eve dance party with a DJ from 7:00 pm – 2:00 am. From their Facebook page: “Come ring in 2017 with The Dew Drop Inn. Will be having an all night dance party with tunes by Ameer Dyson and No Cover & Midnight Toast.” The Dew Drop Inn is located at 2801 8th Street NE.
  • Nido is having a special four-course Spanish-inspired dinner for $85 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. There will be three seatings, 5:30pm, 7:30pm and 10:00pm. There will also be an optional $45 wine pairing. Check out more details on their Facebook event page and purchase tickets here. Nido is located at 2214 Rhode Island Avenue NE.
  • Smith Public Trust‘s NYE Space Camp dance party returns this year. The event starts at 7:00 pm with a handful of DJ’s through the night. The event is free but you have to RSVP here to get in.  Smith Public Trust is located at 3514 12TH Street NE.
  • Steel Plate is hosting a New Years Eve party, starting at 9:00 pm.  Purchase tickets at their event page for $15. Because they are looking to have a pleasant, non-crowded environment, tickets sales will be limited to a reasonable number. There will be two DJs, champagne toast at midnight and snacks like sliders and grilled cheese after midnight. Steel Plate is located at 3523 12th Street NE.

We hope everyone has a fantastic New Years no matter what your plans!

Nido One Year Anniversary – 4 Days Of Events Starting Sunday

Nido, a nearby restaurant on Rhode Island Avenue is celebrating their one year anniversary starting this Sunday. It has been a great year for them, which included being named one of the 100 Best Restaurants in DC by Washingtonian Magazine. Check out their line up of events below.

Nido is located in Woodridge at 2214 Rhode Island Ave. NEtheir Facebook page is here, and there website is here.

Congrats To Brookland-Area Businesses In City Paper “Best Of DC” Wins!

When we first moved here, San Antonio’s and Colonel Brooks’ Tavern were holding it down as the major sit-down restaurants  in the area. So it is still pretty surprising to us, in a way, to see Brookland businesses (and those in our wider area) getting publicity from the established city-wide press.  We love it. These small businesses put a lot on the line, and took a chance on our area, so we thank them and congratulate them on being “Best Of” in their category.  Area winners in

the annual City Paper poll

    are:

Right Proper takes the brewing process one step further than most: Its production brewery, which opened in Brookland in December, houses three 45-hectoliter oak wine casks (called foudres in French) inoculated with a house culture of wild yeasts and bacteria. A tribute to the days when beers were produced in only wooden vessels using natural airborne yeast, foudres allow beers to continuously develop in character and depth.

Right Proper Brewery is located at 920 Girard St NE.

  • Public OptionThe Public Option – DC’s Best Brew Pub (Staff Pick).  Since we did a story on their soft opening back in October, this small home-grown business has steadily improved with fun pop-up events and outdoor seating. As the City Paper said:

It is the most neighborly pint you can order in Washington. Now that is a brewpub.

The Public Option is located at 1601 Rhode Island Ave. NE.

Neighbors seem fiercely proud of the bright Mediterranean joint whose name means “nest” in Italian and Spanish…Were it located on buzzy 14th Street NW, it might be mobbed with scenesters. But given that it’s more than a mile from a Metro station, it’s a relaxed place to escape for the evening. Or as the description on the menu simply calls it, “a place to sit down.”

Nido is loacted at 2214 Rhode Island Ave. NE

  • JACSJazz and Cultural Society (JACS)  – Best New Jazz Venue (Staff Pick).  When we  first caught up with JACS owner DeAndrey Howard two summers ago,  as he was making plans to open JACS, we knew it would evolve into a great neighborhood-focused destination.  As noted by the City Paper:

It all adds up to a rare breed: jazz as a grassroots movement. JACS’ place among the rowhouses of Brookland is no accident. It signifies Howard and Jamison’s desire to strip away the music’s often-elitist trappings and give it back to an everyday audience.

JACS is located 2813 12th St. NE

Congrats Nido! One Of Washingtonian’s 100 Best Restaurants

We have been following Nido, on Rhode Island Avenue since they opened in June. We are excited, but not surprised that they were named one of the 100 Best Restaurants in DC by Washingtonian Magazine.

If you haven’t checked out this neighborhood gem yet, maybe it is time you did. Here is a pic of the Washingtonian write up.

Nido Washingtonian best restaurants

Nido is located in Woodridge at 2214 Rhode Island Ave. NEtheir Facebook page is here, and there website is here.

Ward 5 Happy Hour Comes To Nido Thursday

FullSizeRender (10)The Ward 5 Community Happy Hour will be coming to new restaurant Nido  on Thursday September 3rd. From an email:

Ward 5 Community Happy Hour
Meet your neighbors — Support local — Share some laughs, Why not?
Join your fellow Ward 5 residents for Happy Hour at the most talked about restaurant in Woodridge – Nido!
Thursday, September 3, 2015 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Nido
2214 Rhode Island Ave NE
Washington, DC 20018
Please feel free to invite and share this information with your neighbors! For more information contact us via email at ward5communityhappyhour@gmail.com
find us on Facebook Ward 5 Community Happy Hour or find us on Twitter @ward5happyhour
Hope to see you there!

Nido To Start Serving Weekend Brunch – Here’s Your Sneak Peek

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. NEtheir Facebook page is here, and there website is here.

 

Nido Opens On Rhode Island Ave, Offers New Upscale Dining Option In NE DC

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. NEtheir Facebook page is here, and there website is here.