The Eleanor 2.0 is ready to roll
The Eleanor, an arcade and bowling bar in NoMa, will open a 7,700-square-foot outpost in Silver Spring next week that features five mini bowling lanes, more than a dozen arcade games, multiple outdoor patios, and 20 beers on tap. Starting Monday, February 24, founder Adam Stein plans to carry over D.C. dishes like elote-style hush puppies, a spaghetti sandwich, and General Tso’s chicken wings. New additions will include wood-fired flatbreads and a crispy lamb shank. There are also $1 oysters on Tuesdays, seafood towers, kimchi-adorned hot dogs, and a serving of chips and caviar with sour cream ranch for $35. Expect brunch, lunch, and dinner, along with two happy hours per weekday.
Brisket sandwiches return to 14th Street
One sign that spring is just around the corner: beloved outdoor drinking spot Garden District is about to end its hibernation on 14th and S Street NW. The popular Logan Circle destination for hefty glasses of German beers and solid barbecue sandwiches will begin its 10th season on Saturday, February 22.
hey y’all we are OPENING SATURDAY 2/22 at noon for our 10th season on 14th street!! we can’t believe it either! the whole crew is excited to see you real soon! pic.twitter.com/uvlIQvLeEc— garden district (@gardendstrct) February 17, 2020
A new pub for Old Town
This Spring, King Street Blues in Old Town Alexandria will flip into an American gastropub called Old Hat (112 N St. Asaph Street). ALXNow reports the venture comes from bartender Jack Caminos, who’s worked for Compass Rose and Thip Khao, and partner Tim Prosser. The former two-story barbecue restaurant has sat empty for two years. Along with traditional bar food, Caminos says Old Hat could add Asian and Eastern European-influenced dishes.
Coffee and comfort food for Southeast
Cheery all-day neighborhood restaurant the Highlands is expanding away from Petworth with plans to open a second location, in Southeast, this summer. Bisnow reports the 12-year-old cafe just signed on at Jair Lynch’s Shops at Penn Branch redevelopment (3200 Pennsylvania Avenue SE). The larger, 1,900-square-foot locale will feature full service, a bar, and seating for 40. Expect every meal of the day, plus weekend brunch. Chef Moe Garay is big on American comfort foods, seafood, hearty pastas, and steak or pork chop platters at the original (4706 14th Street NW). [Bisnow]