Food Truck Tracker: Map of food trucks, updated in real-time w/ twitter feed. An easy way to scope out the food truck options before leaving the office. (Not properly pulling tweets and truck locations as of late – SAD!)
GoodFynd: Food Truck tracker (list by distance/name). Better maintained site than the food truck tracker map above, but no map view available. Also not perfect, but it’s actually working.
New Restaurants to try/look forward to:
A bold dining experience by lauded Chef Enrique Limardo – offering his creative take on Latin American-inspired cuisine opens on Tuesday, April 16. The name is a fun nod to numerology, where the number seven symbolizes one who is searching for new experiences. With his debut Washington restaurant, Chef Limardo will offer an exceptional culinary experience while having fun with texture, flavor and plating. Designed in collaboration with Miami-based Valentina Story, the space is inspired by the diverse landscapes of South America.
Cranes – 724 9th St NW (Opening Fall 2019)
This fall, explore the intersections of Spanish and Japanese cuisine at Cranes, a restaurant and sake lounge by chef Pepe Moncayo. Chef Pepe’s contemporary dishes spotlight the similarities he has found with the ingredients, techniques and culinary viewpoints of Japan and Spain. From cooking style to ingredient and flavor combinations, his Spanish kaiseki is a natural cultural and culinary marriage.
Iron Age – 3365 14th St NW (Opening Summer 2019)
Iron Age is known for its affordable all-you-can-eat menus ($20-to-$25 per person in the Washington suburbs) and industrial red-and-black decor. DC diners can expect the same, though some locations have slight menu variations. The Columbia Heights spot, located at 3365 14th St., NW, will likely fit around 35 tables.
Anju – 1805 18th St NW (Exact date unknown)
Anju replaces Mandu which suffered massive fire damage back in 2017. Anju will be a Korean restaurant and pub.
Cinder BBQ offers some of the most flavorful barbeque in DC, a great whiskey & bourbon list, and a large beer and wine list.
Active pop-up restaurants of note:
1800 14th St NW – Timeline is indefinite, may expand from breakfast into brunch if there’s enough interest. Breakfast is currently counter-ordering only, with some light table service.
Located on the patio of Hazel, which resides in the Atlantic Plumbing building.
Chef Robert Curtis has created a menu of Middle Eastern-influenced tacos and snacks, including “Urfa Hot” Chicken with toum; Pilpelchuma Pork, pickled onions, zhug; and Smoked Lamb, sumac onions, Aleppo aioli (among others). The patio menu will be complemented by beer selections from Greg and a cocktail list by Nick Farrel – expect brews from The Veil & Bluejacket, and frozen cocktails that include a “Friesling Margarita.
Dubbed “Hazelito,” the new patio concept…will be available on the patio during regular restaurant hours AND in between brunch and dinner service on the weekends (Monday: closed; Tue, Wed, Thurs 5-11pm; Fri 5-12pm; Sat 12-12pm; Sunday 11am-10:30pm).