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SER Reopens After a Ceiling Collapse

Plus, where to get $1 iced coffee and a ramen/hookah place is coming soon

R. Lopez


In Clarendon, SER’s doors reopened yesterday after nearly three weeks of being closed. The Spanish restaurant’s ceiling collapsed due to a pipe that burst in the building, which caused considerable damage and happened right as owners Christiana and Javier Candon and family were traveling on vacation to Spain. “Fortunately, no one was hurt but the damage to the restaurant was considerable,” the owners wrote in an email. “Luckily, that is all behind us thanks to an incredible team that worked around the clock to make repairs and get SER back to its original state.”


Tex-Mex Chain Guapo’s just pushed back the opening of its waterfront restaurant in Georgetown to August 27. The Guapo’s at 3050 K Street NW was originally slated to open Monday, August 20.

Coming attractions

Sakerum’s owner will open a restaurant devoted to sushi and cocktails at 1301 Connecticut Ave. NW, according to the Washington Business Journal. Stay tuned for more info on the timing of Tokyo Pearl Gastropub.


Maydan landed in the number two slot of Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurant in America 2018 list. Owner Rose Previte explained the restaurant’s origin story, and shared recipes for slow-roast spiced lamb shoulder with sumac onions and freekah salad with parsley and cherry tomatoes. Eater critic Bill Addison also singled out the Shaw restaurant as one of this year’s best new restaurants in America.


Get $1 iced coffee this week from the order ahead food app Ritual at D.C. locations including Gregorys, Le Pain Quotidien, and Bourbon Coffee. The deal is available on the Ritual app through Sunday, August 19.


ThinkFoodGroup from José Andrés just raised $12 millions from investors, reports WBJ.

Coming attractions

PoPville spots an application for a tavern that serves ramen and hookah on H Street.

Food media

Centrolina’s Amy Brandwein spoke with Authority magazine about her journey as a female chef and owner in the restaurant industry and her support of urban farm DC Urban Greens.

Coming attractions

Here’s more info about the additional restaurants moving into the upcoming The Boro in Tysons along with the local debut of national chains Flower Child and North Italia. WBJ has it that Fish Taco and Bluestone Lane will be there too.