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Adams Morgan Gets More Soup, New Red Rocks, Farmers And Fishers Returns

by Rebecca Cooper

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Pho at Pho 14 (Photo: Wei Tchou)

Hurricane Sandy may have closed most of the DC area’s restaurants earlier in the week, but that hasn’t stopped the flow of restaurant news. Here’s what you need to know:

Open: Taan Noodles, a new ramen joint for Adams Morgan, is serving customers in a soft opening phase at 1817 Columbia Road NW. The chef, Jonathan Bisagni, is a veteran of Kushi and Morimoto, Eater reports. The restaurant joins the recently opened Sakuramen in the neighborhood, as well as another, different noodle soup shop about to open…

Opening soon: We’re referring above to Pho 14, the Vietnamese noodle soup shop which is opening its second DC location at 1769 Columbia Road NW. The restaurant was aiming for a Nov. 1 opening, just in time for the arrival of chilly November temperatures. Head over and see if you can get a steaming hot bowl of pho sometime this weekend.

After much adieu — and reconstruction — Farmers, Fishers and Bakers will reopen in the Georgetown Waterfront (3000 K Street NW) on November 7. Despite the threat of flooding brought on by Hurricane Sandy — a grim reminder of the massive flood that caused Farmers & Fishers and other restaurants in the complex to close in the first place — the opening of the newly expanded restaurant and bakery is on schedule, owners tell Eater.

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Mosaic District at night. (Photo Payton Chung)

This Friday, Sweetgreen will kick off what is sure to be a string of restaurant openings in the Mosaic District (map). The mixed-use development in Falls Church’s Merrifield neighborhood has a number of eateries committed; the next to open is Artisan Confections chocolate shop on November 17. Keep your eye on Sweetgreen’s Facebook page for announcements of a possible free salad bowl deal on opening day, as they have done with their other openings.

Opening eventually: The Washington Post reports that Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken, a restaurant focusing primarily on fried chicken and doughnuts is planned to open in DC in January. Co-owners Elliott Spaisman and Jeff Halpern tell the Post’s Tom Sietsema that the restaurant will open “somewhere near Metro Center” before the inauguration. Jason Gehring, the former Fiola pastry chef, will lead the kitchen, which will turn out at least a dozen different doughnut flavors each day.

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Red Rocks pizza in Columbia Heights. (Photo: IntangibleArts)

Big news for H Street NE: Columbia Heights pizza favorite Red Rocks is moving into the space at 1348 H Street NE, according to Prince of Petworth. The three-story location will house a new 7,000 square-foot Red Rocks sometime this spring, PoP reports. It’s the latest expansion for Red Rocks, which has a location in Alexandria and also has a space under construction along Arlington’s Columbia Pike.

Closed: Santa Fe Cafe has called it quits in Rosslyn after more than 20 years in the neighborhood. The official last night for the New Mexico-style restaurant at 1500 Wilson Boulevard was last Saturday, and owner Kip Laramie has no plans to open another restaurant at this point, according to what was posted on Don Rockwell earlier this week. Laramie told ARLNow in September that the landlord’s proposed 30 percent rent increase for a new lease was too high to keep the business afloat.

Events: It’s not a formal ticketed event, but this weekend would be a great time to check out Poste’s new winter lounge. The popular summer spot for outdoor happy hours in Penn Quarter is now going year-round, adding heat lamps, cozy couches and blankets and a special menu for a space they’re calling Cour de L’hiver. Sip on spiked teas, hot chocolates and other warming concoctions, or share fondue and other wintry treats if you want a bite to eat.

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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/neighborhood_eats_adams_morgan_gets_more_soup_new_red_rocks_farmers_and_fis/6238

1 Comment

  1. D said at 10:52 pm on Thursday November 1, 2012:

    Just ate at Taan and the ramen was on par with Toki. The bao was delicious too. There are still a few non-food related logistics to work out (like adding hooks under the table or someplace to put your coat since there are no chair backs), but all-in-all a great new place.

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