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Borka, The District Fishwife, More Coming

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Welcome to the Plywood Report, where we fill you in on what's coming up in food. See anything happening in your neighborhood? Send us a note at

Tabaq-rooftop.jpg1) U Street: PoPville learns that Borka Kitchen & Bar will open in the Tabaq Bistro space on U Street. Tabaq changed hands earlier in the summer, and new owner Cham Restaurant Group's Borka Kitchen & Bar will serve modern American comfort food. [PRE-PLYWOOD]

2) Northeast: In November, a 440-square-foot seafood market and cafe called The District Fishwife will open at Union Market. The Washington Post writes that the market will sell sustainably sourced and local products, and prepared foods like fish and chips and fried calamari. [PLYWOOD]

3) Truxton Circle: Cham Restaurant Group is planning to open another new restaurant, according to PoPville. It's going to be an Italian-themed spot called The Truxton Kitchen & Wine Bar. [PRE-PLYWOOD]

4) Capitol Hill: Food truck operation Curbside Cupcakes is checking out the former Crepes on the Corner space, located on a stretch of 15th Street SE dubbed the "Hill East Starch Corridor" by Roll Call. [PRE-PLYWOOD]

5) Columbia Heights: Sidewalk seating is perhaps coming soon to The Coupe. PoPville writes that the diner wants to add a 50-seat outdoor dining section. [PRE-PLYWOOD]

6) U Street: The three-story Fainting Goat Tavern applied for permits for the former Urban Essentials space, according to the Washington Business Journal. [PLYWOOD]

7) Georgetown: Patch has it that a restaurant called Pier 2934 Cajun Seafood could be vying for Little Viet Garden's space on M Street. [PRE-PLYWOOD]

8) Georgetown: Patch spots signage for Einstein Bagels, set to open in Glover Park in the long-empty former Vespa shop space. [PLYWOOD]

Tabaq Bistro [Photo: Yelp: Kristin M.]

Adele Chapin

Union Market

1309 5th Street Northeast, , DC 20002 (202) 902-2633 Visit Website

The Coupe

3415 11th Street Northwest, , DC 20010 (202) 290-3342 Visit Website

Borka Kitchen + Bar

1336 U St NW Washington, DC 20009