Friday, July 31, 2015

New Bakery Will Replace Heller's

Owners of Room 11 in Columbia Heights will open a bakery in the space formerly occupied by Heller's Bakery. Heller's operated at 3221 Mount Pleasant St NW for a better part of 80+ years but closed in December 2014.

The new bakery will be called Paisley Fig and already operates as part of the Room 11 restaurant on 11th St NW in Columbia Heights. The new operation will add a cafe/restaurant component in addition to baked goods and will likely be open 7:00 AM throughout evening hours. Other aspects I expect to see realized: vegan & vegetarian options, gluten free options, an alcohol license. This is obviously very good news for Mount Pleasant. Now if we can get someone to open that vegan donut / video game arcade / coffee shop / but also bar / but also serves pancakes / concept I keep dreaming about, well then, the neighborhood will be complete.

Good luck Paisley Fig!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hardware Store Coming to Adams Morgan

Ontario 17 (left).

Adams Morgan is getting a new hardware store as part of the new Ontario 17 project. Washington Business Journal is reporting that the owners of Logan Hardware have signed on to open a 5,000 square foot store at the new condo building. This store will occupy over half of the retail space in Ontario 17, a not-yet-finished 90 unit condo building located at 2550 17th St NW. This building replaced the storied Ontario Theatre, of which only the entrance awning remains (see photo below).

The store will be called Adams Morgan Hardware and will join 10 others from the same company, including stores in Tenleytown, Mount Vernon Triangle, and Glover Park. Look for Adams Morgan Hardware to open this fall.

Ontario 17.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Vegan Pop-Up at Potter's House

Core Food Group is hosting a fine dining, vegan pop-up service at the Potter's House. The one-night-only affair includes two sittings this Sunday, August 2nd. The venue, newly renovated Potter's House, actually does serve some vegan food on its own menu, but this is a separate event. Looks awesome! The meal is in the form of a five course tasting menu and tickets are $75. Here's the menu, from the organizers:

"Core Food Presents: Vegan Tasting at the Potter’s House

August 2 2015. Join Core Food and chef Christopher Roberson for an adventure in vegetable centered dining. The menu will present diners with five masterfully crafted dishes, featuring product grown in DC proper by Three Part Harmony Farm and Good Sense Farm

fine dining | vegan food | local produce | community 
Amuse Bouche
heirloom tomatoes |  housemade “mozzarella” | basil | balsamic reduction
handmade fettuccini | roasted mushrooms | cream sauce
Palate Cleanser
sorbet | local seasonal fruit
BBQ “Short Rib”
braised seitan | collard greens | speckled grits | carmelized onion
Cake & Gelato
chocolate cake |  hazelnut gelato | espresso macaron"