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Chinatown’s Panera Bread Has Closed

Plus, DC Brau is releasing its first sour beer this month

A combo meal at Panera.
Wing C./Yelp

The shutter

Chinatown diners have lost another grab-and-go option now that the two-story Panera (673 H Street NW) has closed. “You have reached a Panera bakery cafe that has permanently closed,” says a recording at the now-defunct fast-casual eatery. Neighboring deli On Rye shut down late last year.

Beer here

Local brewer DC Brau plans to unveil its debut sour beer, Rosé du Gose, on Thursday, May 31 at Bloomingdale bar Boundary Stone. The strawberry and peach-spiked brew, produced in conjunction with Cape May Brewing Company, is one of two collaborative efforts the companies have worked up in anticipation of annual beer festival Savor. The second is an IPA (L’attitude) projected to be released this June in New Jersey.


Washingtonian fills in some blanks on the chef leading the Grateful Kitchen eatery taking up residence alongside the new Chop Shop Taco stand in Alexandria, Virginia: Rose’s Luxury alum Stephen Hardy has been tapped to whip up breakfast sandwiches and quinoa bowls.


A tipster sent Popville pictures of an eviction notice tacked to the door of the former Ping Pong Dim Sum space in Dupont Circle. Celebrity-run chain Wahlburgers announced plans to take over the space back in 2016, later adding a Ballston spot to its to-do list. Neither location has come to fruition.

DC Brau Brewing Co

3178 Bladensburg Rd NE, Washington, D.C. 20018 (202) 621-8890 Visit Website

Boundary Stone

116 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 621-6635 Visit Website