Restaurant Nora, the nearly 40-year-old temple to organic dining, is scheduled to serve its final meals on Friday, June 30. Per Washingtonian, pioneering chef Nora Pouillon — she’s scheduled to receive a lifetime achievement award from the James Beard Foundation on May 1 — has not yet found a buyer for the eponymous restaurant she brought to Dupont Circle in 1979, but she’s ready to give up the grueling schedule she’s maintained for decades.
Looking for a turn-key project? The current asking price for the historic property is $7 million. [Washingtonian]
Ready to relax in the shadow of the Capitol?
Art and Soul is offering up happy hour specials (available from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday) designed to be enjoyed in the open air. Offerings include assorted snacks (think: fried pickled green tomatoes ($5), crab deviled eggs ($8), and pork rinds ($7), select $6 draft beers, $9 house wines, and $10 vodka- (Roll Call) or rye-based (Statesman) cocktails.
PoPville reports that Team Reliable Tavern continues toiling away on its neighborhood watering hole. The forthcoming bar is promising live music, pool tables, and food from Republic Kolache come winter. [PoP]