As is this the case with just about any proposed changes to one of D.C.’s most historic neighborhoods, Georgetown residents are worried that burgeoning chain Wawa’s new 7.100-square-foot store (1222 Wisconsin Avenue NW) will disrupt their way of life. The grab-and-go spot adored by Pennsylvanians opened a 24/7 outpost downtown last year, and is adding more locations in Tenleytown and Columbia Heights.
According to media reports, former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama had dinner over the weekend at Michelin-starred Tail Up Goat.
.@BarackObama & @MichelleObama, continuing their patronage of DC’s ascendant restaurant scene, had dinner Sat. night at Tail Up Goat, an Adams Morgan neighborhood joint, with an amazing/quirky wine selection, that doesn’t take itself too seriously despite earning a Michelin star. pic.twitter.com/60GnLR3Lns— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) June 17, 2018
Dining enthusiast Michelle Obama continues to make the rounds in the local dining scene. Last week she had dinner at the Michelin-starred Dabney.
Sushi Nakazawa, the controversial New York-import tucked into the back of the Trump International Hotel, is opening up its 30-seat dining room on Friday, June 22. The additional seating will be available on Fridays and Saturdays to start. Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema recently raved about the meal he had at the restaurant’s dedicated sushi bar.
Fast-casual bakery Panera is closing in Columbia Heights. A tipster sent Popville a picture of a an announcement saying the cafe is done as of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19. The carb-loving chain recently closed another location in Chinatown.
- Wawa is coming to Georgetown. Bid farewell soon to Restoration Hardware [WBJ]
- Whoa, Panera closing in Columbia Heights [Popville]
- Tom Sietsema Praises the Pricey but Pleasing Omakase at Trump International Hotel’s Sushi Nakazawa [EDC]
- Cult Convenience Mart Wawa Heads to Tenleytown [EDC]
- D.C.’s Debut Wawa Gets Rolling With Free Coffee and Discounted Hoagies [EDC]