Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Patent Office | 1846

I love this daguerreotype of the Patent Office Building. The old Patent Office now houses the National Portrait Gallery. The view is likely from the north side of the Post Office Building, which now houses Hotel Monaco. The photographer is John Plumbe, and this image was taken in 1846 (!!!). Source: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs

Monday, November 23, 2015

Lezo's Taqueria Opens in Mount Pleasant

Lezo's Taqueria opened on Saturday in Mount Pleasant, replacing Burritos Fast at 3213 Mount Pleasant St NW. In short, Lezo's is legit! The menu isn't final, but is similar to what you might see at Taqueria Habanero on 14th St. Dare I say... Lezo's may be better.

I ordered the nopales and calabacitas tacos. Dang y'all. They were good. Lezo's offered six or seven different salsas, limes, and guacamole to dress your own tacos. They serve refrigerated soft drinks and also offer some off-menu desserts. The menu should be made final in a few weeks and there's a good chance they will add a few other vegan taco options, too. As much as I looooooved Burritos Fast (aka Tex Mex Burrito), I'm really excited about Lezo's Taqueria.

For now, the restaurant is open daily from 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM, although operating hours are subject to change as they settle in. Good luck to the owners [by the way, a local family and very nice]!

Friday, November 20, 2015

New Bar Could Replace Meskerem

Borderstan is reporting that a "space themed" bar will open in place of the beloved Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant in Adams Morgan. The owners of Meskerem (2434 18th St NW) closed shop and sold the building earlier this year. It is comprised of three levels with a deceptively vast 3,649 square feet of floor space. 

Borderstan reports that the new bar will have space theme and will be called 2020 Bar & Lounge. The name reminds me of another space themed restaurant, New York's Mars 2112. It's closed now, but offered a very... interesting dining experience to say the least. RIP Meskerem, but good luck to the new owners. Bring us something worthy!

RIP Meskerem