Friday, January 13, 2012

DC Conscious Cafe Seeks Liquor License at 1413 H Street

1413 is the one in the middle (Buka's old location)

A new restaurant serving world fusion food hopes to open at 1413 H Street. According to their application they will also host book readings, and social gatherings, as well as provide live entertainment. Full application after the jump.



Posting Date: January 13, 2012
Petition Date: February 27, 2012
Hearing Date: March 12, 2012

License No.: ABRA-088623
Licensee: DC Conscious Café, LLC
Trade Name: DC Conscious Cafe
License Class: Retailer’s Class “D” Restaurant
Address: 1413 H Street, N.E.
Phone: Ahmadou B. Diop 202 550-4844


Notice is hereby given that this applicant has applied for a license under the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Act and that the objectors are entitled to be heard- before the granting of such license on the hearing date at 10:00 am, 2000 14th Street, N.W., 400 South, Washington, DC 20009. Petitions and/or requests to appear before the Board must be filed on or before the petition date.

New Restaurant. World Fusion menu. Social gatherings, book reading and speakers from the community. Entertainment will be provided. Occupancy load is 40.

Sunday 10 am – 11 pm, Monday through Thursday 10am – 10 pm, and Friday and Saturday 10 am – 3 am

Sunday 10 am – 11 pm, Monday through Thursday 10am – 10 pm, and Friday and Saturday 10 am – 3 am

Sunday 7 pm – 10 pm, Monday through Wednesday 7 pm – 9 pm, Thursday 7 pm – 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 7 pm – 11 pm


Tom A. said...

great! This sounds like Busboys and Poets before it went all corporate and un-cool.

Anonymous said...

Great news.

Now if we can just find out what's going on with the pizza joint slated for that block...

Anonymous said...

Awesome, this sounds like a great addition. It is about time the 14 block of H got some love.

mischa said...

You dropped the 1 in front of 1413 on the image caption.

curmudgeon said...

Is this where Buka was?

Anonymous said...

Geez, isn't Ahmadou B. Diop the same delinquent DC property tax scofflaw who was always at City Council meetings with Anwar Saleem whining about their property taxes?

This one didn't go to auction, while both of Saleem's were sold for back taxes.

Anonymous said...

both of anwar's buildings were sold to who?

both meaning the building willpower is in and the building hair rage is in?


Anonymous said...

both buildings are still in the real estate tax database listed as belonging to anwar saleem, with no payments since 2008. wild.

gnarlydorkette said...

Not sure if you did a post but I noticed that there are permits plastered at an empty space next to Smith's Commons and it states the name of business to be "Sol Mexicana". You know anything about it? Wonder what competition it will offers against Taco Implaca (which I am still craving for their $3 tacos. When will they open?!)

inked said...

I did previously post about Sol. They currently have a food truck by the same name. There may be some overlap with Impala, but I don't expect it to be a lot. I expect to see both places open before summer.

happy camper said...

more mexican food choices!

a soul food place coming

pizza coming...

maybe another new orleans place to compete with (un)tru orleans?

14th finally getting more development

things are looking up!

Margaret Holwill said...

We'll have so many tacos on the east end of H Street by the end of the year that ICE will probably set up a branch office.
Argonaut has always had tacos.
1300 block:
Chicken Tortilla
Imapala Cantina
H Street Country Club
1200 block:
The Spot on H
Sol Mexicana
Philly Water Ice
The food truck Chupacabra is HQ'd at 9th and H.

inked said...

Fruit Bat has (hard shell) tacos too. The fish ones are really terrific.

Anonymous said...

the food at h street country club is awful. mex cuisine for the drunk, mayhaps.

more tacos the better, though.

fish tacos rule.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 11:24:

You are incorrecto. The food at the country club is Anne Cashion's recipes. The place might be the best on the entire street.


Anonymous said...

I don't care if the recipes were provided by Moses on stone tablets, when the food got to my plate, it tasted like wood.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1:34, I agree with Anon 11:24. The food at the H Street Country Club just isn't very good. I've tried it a few times and never been very impressed. Real Mexican food - or something closer to it - on H Street will be very welcomed.

- Anon 8:52 PM

Anonymous said...

The menu changed at H Street County Club some time ago. The initial offerings were very,very good, but then the menu got cut back to someone's version of Mexican bar food or something. now no more good food ... for me anyway.

Derek said...

I was at the H St CC on their first official opening day and was one of the first to play put-put or mini-golf or whatever you want to call it. Its fun to play.

The food was VERY unimpressive. The menue might have been created by a very well known and great chef, but it was not tasty at all. I took it as it being the first day or first week. I have not heard it being improved since.

I would like to see more Eastern European options.

In reference to the post, is there any opposition to the liquor license? Will they have outdoor seating on the MD Ave side? Also, wasn't this the same location of the African restaurant?

Anonymous said...

Don Juan said:

Wrong H Street Country club is great, especially the BBQ. In a city where people think Lauriol Plaza is great, I don't trust people's opinion of Mexican. If somebody wants Eastern European food......uhm, can't trust that guy AT ALL.

oboe said...

You guys are both right. H Street CC is good for some stuff, not so good for others. The duck was awesome; random selection of appetizers, really good; burrito, not good at all.

el capitan said...

@don juan

is h street country club really "good mexican food"? seems like the worst of poor choices to me. i'd rather wait till my next trip to cali for mexican food. or mexico, for that matter. lol.

oboe said...

I was thinking about getting some pizza tonight, but maybe I'll just go to Italy. Sounds practical!