Conbini Cafe, the purveyor of self-styled “Japanese comfort food” that appeared inside Maketto founder Erik Bruner-Yang’s retail spot Shopkeepers earlier this year, is going mobile this month. Conbini chef Hiro Mitsui announced on social media that the cafe is closing Saturday, July 15; he plans to continue cooking at “pop-ups across the DMV.”
Big news. I cannot say thank you enough to all the amazing people who have showed us overwhelming support this past year and a half inside of Honeycomb and Shopkeepers. We started from scratch and have come so far because of all the great people who have stood by us, especially Seda and Chef. This chapter has shown us that DC is full of truly amazing people who only want the best for us, and for that we are truly grateful. However, it's time to start a new chapter in the life of UZU. Conbini by UZU will close its doors inside of Shopkeepers on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Following this, you can continue to find us at pop-ups across the DMV. Keep checking up on us on Instagram and Facebook for big news Thank you Hiroaki Mitsui, Founder of UZU Conbini hours Wed-Fri 5-10pm Saturday 9am-6pm Sunday 11am-5pm Pop Up 7/23 @cottonandreed starts at 8pm! Pop up by UZU is baaaack! Tamariba -TBA- UZU is Life. #acreativedc #dcphotographer #dcitystyle #dcfoodie #washingtondc #food #japanesefood #uzu #ConbiniByUZU #ifeellikeuzu #dceats #streetfashion #style #instafashion #fashion #okonomiyakidc #mensfashion #foodporn #japan #日本 #okonomiyaki #ストリート #먹스타그램 #오오티디 #데일리룩 #스타일 #오코노미야끼 #일상 #데일리 #고기
Per the Shopkeepers site, Coronation Cafe is expected to move in next.
Discount burgers are back
The Washington City Paper’s annual D.C. Burger Week promotion returns Sunday, July 23 through Sunday, July 30. The nearly two dozen restaurants that have signed on to serve a special $7 burger — the featured selections are a la carte only, and must be for dine-in service — include newcomers Franklin Hall, Triple Craft, and Tredici Enoteca.
Willing new pop-ups into being
The unveiling of Shaw’s zeitgeist-y Game of Thrones Pub has inspired the dreamers at Brightest Young Things to propose the temporary watering holes they’d most like to see in D.C. The Back to the Future plan would probably be the most commercially successful, but the Snakehole Lounge and Noah’s Arcade themes sound crazy fun. [BYT]
PoPville reports that grab-and-go eatery GTown Bites (3206 0 Street NW) has served its last breakfast smoothie. [PoPville]