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D.C. Loses Original Pedro & Vinny’s Burrito Cart

Restaurants have closed all over town

Pedro & Vinny’s Burrito Cart in D.C.
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The dining landscape has changed all around town these past few weeks, with some longstanding local restaurants, one corporate chain, and a tried-and-true food cart exiting the hospitality scene.

ATLAS DISTRICTFrozen Tropics reports that Da Luft Lounge has held its last dance party at 1242 H Street NE. The new owners are developing something called On the Rocks to take its place.

DOWNTOWN—Custom burrito-slinger John Rider on May 19 formally retired the iconic food cart many K Street diners have come to rely on for sustenance.

Rider cut ties with a spin-off operation located in Arlington late last year. That outpost, which has since rebranded as Burrito Bros, remains in operation.

DUPONT CIRCLE—Homey Greek restaurant Mourayo shut things down at 1732 Connecticut Avenue NW after 13 years in business. The owners signalled a desire to feature some of Mourayo’s most popular dishes at sibling establishment La Tomate.

MOUNT PLEASANTPoPville reports that Zabver Thai is done in Mount Pleasant. But locals won’t have to make too much of an adjustment; new restaurant Sabydee, which specializes in Thai and Laotian cuisine, is moving into the neighborhood.

U STREET—Boston-based pizza chain Upper Crust has decamped from U Street, but is not giving up on the area entirely. COO RJ Dourney told Eater the company is doing well in Arlington and may pursue additional growth in Virginia.

Mourayo

1732 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009 202 667 2100 Visit Website

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