Dangerously Delicious Pies (1339 H Street) is closed for what looks like some pretty serious renovations. They indicated that they hope to reopen around Valentine's Day.
Photo from Dangerously Delicious Pies Facebook page
H Street has a new taco spot by the name of Fresca Taqueria (701 H Street). Local food blog District Cuisine has a menu and additional info about the place. According to District Cuisine the hours are 7am-8pm during the week and 9am-8pm on weekends.
Jessica Sidman over at the Washington City Paper reports that District Fishwife (inside Union Market, 1309 5th Street) recently began serving tuna poke bowls. Sidman describes District Fishwife's offering as "a classic version of the Hawaiian staple made of soy-and-sesame marinated raw tuna" accompanied by rice and a seaweed salad.
The Washington Post favorably reviewed Ten 01 (1001 H Street), the newest offering from the Ben's Chili Bowl team. The menu splits between sharable small plates and larger size selections. The Post singles out the shrimp and half smoke corndogs as a dish to try. A word to the wise, any vegetarians headed there should expect to make a meal of small plates (many of which sound tempting and interesting).
Compass Coffee is headed to the former Pappas Tomato packing facility at 1401 Okie Avenue (Douglas Development is creating the new space). This was reported earlier last year, but came up again at a recent ANC 5D meeting. It's far from the only thing happening in Ivy City. Jessica Sidman from the Washington City Paper reports that the new Hecht development up there will also feature a Mexican restaurant (La Puerta Verde), a diner (Ari's Diner), and a warehouse tavern (Dock 2) catering to soccer fans. You can read more about those in the Ivy City Tenant Look Book put out by Douglas Development.
The Ohio Restaurant was never fancy, but offered comfort food and a setting that seemed frozen in time (photo circa 2006)
District Cuisine reveals that OhZone Lounge is no longer coming to the former Ohio Restaurant space at 1380 H Street.
The space left vacant after the sudden unannounced closing of Chinito's Burritos (635 Florida Ave) is set to become a Korean taco fusion restaurant. This was first reported by Twitter user @Ker_DC. She says the owner told her late last year that they were aiming to open in February.
Po Boy Jim (709 H Street) will get their requested entertainment endorsement, but with limited hours, and the condition that the restaurant takes steps to mitigate the impact of any noise on its neighbors.