1300 block of Florida Avenue in 2006
District Cuisine has the scoop on Quara Ethiopian Fusion opening at 818 H Street. District Cuisine points out that this restaurant appears to have ties to Quara Ethiopian Restaurant on 18th Street NW. The 18th Street location has a menu posted online, but it's not clear how it might differ from what will be offered on H Street since the new place has the word "fusion" in the name, while the website for the open restaurant describes it as "traditional." The proposed restaurant has been added to the agenda for Tuesday's ANC 6A's Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee meeting, so consider turning up there if you are curious. The meeting will take place at Sherwood Rec. (10th & G Street) at 7 p.m. on March 21.
The Washington Post has more details on the food and drink options available if you want to hang out at the newly opened H Street Whole Foods (600 H St.). If that sounds odd, it shouldn't. They've put together a comfortable lounge area on the second floor where you can order wines by the glass, enjoy a local brew on draft, or dig into a gourmet hot dog or something from Erik Bruner-Yang's Paper Horse.
April is Architecture Month, and that means the Washington chapter of the American Institute of Architects has some pretty cool stuff planned. Check the listings now, because tickets are going fast for some interesting local tours. Some tours of particular interest include Gallaudet University, the Uline Arena, the Hecht Warehouse, and a children's walking tour of Capitol Hill.