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

by Rebecca Cooper

Adams Morgan Gets More Soup, New Red Rocks, Farmers And Fishers Returns: Figure 1
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.

Adams Morgan Gets More Soup, New Red Rocks, Farmers And Fishers Returns: Figure 2
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.

Adams Morgan Gets More Soup, New Red Rocks, Farmers And Fishers Returns: Figure 3
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.

See other articles related to: neighborhood eats

This article originally published at https://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 3:52 am on Friday November 2, 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.

DC Real Estate Guides

Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market

We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!

Northern Virginia

Profiles of 14 neighborhoods across Northern Virginia

Looking to Give People A Reason to Stay Past 6pm
Happily Straddling the Line Between City and Suburb
Columbia Pike
Arlington’s Neglected Stepchild is Getting a Makeover
Crystal City
Turning Lemons into Lemonade
Lyon Village
Developing An Air of Exclusivity?
Hitting Its Growth Spurt
An Urban Village Hitting Its Stride
Del Ray
Virginia’s Small Town Near the Big City
Eisenhower Avenue
The Vibrancy Might Take a Few Years
The Quiet Neighborhood By the Beltway
Old Town
Mayberry By The Potomac
132 Commerical-Free Acres
Downtown Falls Church
Staying the Same in the Midst of Change
Tysons Corner
Radical Change Could Be On The Way

See more Northern Virginia »


Profiles of 14 neighborhoods in suburban Maryland

Small-Town Living in the State Capital
Bedroom Community Gets Buzzing Cache
Cabin John
In With The New While Maintaining the Old
Chevy Chase
Affluence, Green Lawns and Pricey Homes
Downtown Silver Spring
Experiencing a Resurgence After a Bumpy History
A Suburb on Steroids
Rockville Town Square
Despite the Dynamism, Still Somewhat Generic
Takoma Park
More Than a Little Bit Quirky
A Foodie Magnet on the Verge of Change
Capitol Heights
Kudzu, Front Porches and Crime
Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Mount Rainier
Artists, Affordable Homes and A Silo Full of Corn
National Harbor
A Development Rises Next to the Potomac
Riverdale Park
A Town Looking For Its Identity

See more Maryland »

Northwest DC

30+ neighborhood profiles for the city's biggest quadrant

16th Street Heights
DC's Sleeper Neighborhood
Where (Almost) Everyone Knows Your Name
AU Park
One of DC’s Last Frontiers Before the Suburbs
DC’s Northern Neighborhood on the Cusp
DC’s 535 House Neighborhood
Cathedral Heights
Do You Know Where That Is?
Chevy Chase DC
Not to Be Confused With the Other Chevy Chase
Cleveland Park
Coming Back After A Rough Year
Columbia Heights
DC’s Most Diverse Neighborhood, But For How Long?
An Island of Serenity East of the Park
Dupont Circle
The Best of DC (For a Price)
Foggy Bottom & West End
Where the Institutional Meets the International
Forest Hills
Ambassadors and Adventurous Architecture
Foxhall Village
350 Homes Just West of Georgetown
Friendship Heights
A Shopping Mecca With a Few Places to Live
History, Hoyas and H&M
Glover Park
One of DC’s Preppier and More Family-Friendly Neighborhoods
A Posh View From Embassy Row
LeDroit Park
A Quiet Enclave in the Middle of the City
Logan Circle
Trendy Now, But Not By Accident
Mount Pleasant
Sought-After Homes Surround Main Street in Transition
Mount Vernon Triangle
From Seedy to Sought-After
The Long, Skinny Neighborhood at the City’s Northwest Edge
Park View
It’s Not Petworth
Penn Quarter/Chinatown
DC’s Go-Go-Go Neighborhood
Getting a Vibrancy of Its Own
The Duke’s Former Stomping Ground
Shepherd Park
DC’s Garden of Diversity
Spring Valley
A Suburb With a DC Zip Code
Not To Be Confused With Takoma Park
Not Quite Like Its Neighbors
U Street Corridor
The Difference a Decade Makes
Woodley Park
Deceptively Residential
Adams Morgan
No Longer DC’s Hippest Neighborhood, But Still Loved by Residents

See more Northwest DC »

Southwest DC

The little quadrant that could

Southwest Waterfront
A Neighborhood Where A Change Is Gonna Come

See more Southwest DC »

Northeast DC

Profiles of 10 neighborhoods in NE

New Development Could Shake Up Pastoral Peace
A Little Bit of Country Just Inside the District’s Borders
Not to Be Confused With Bloomingdale
Fort Totten
Five Years Could Make a Big Difference
H Street
A Place To Party, and To Settle Down
The Northeast Neighborhood That Few Know About
Michigan Park
A Newsletter-On-Your-Doorstep Community
Evolving from a Brand to a Neighborhood
Ripe for Investment Right About Now
The Difference 5 Years Makes
Big Houses, A Dusty Commercial Strip and Potential

See more Northeast DC »

Southeast DC

6 neighborhoods from Capitol Hill to East of the River

Capitol Riverfront
Still Growing
Hill East
Capitol Hill’s Lesser Known Neighbor
Congress Heights
Gradually Rising
Notable for Its Neighborliness
Historic Anacostia
Future Promise Breeds Cautious Optimism
Eastern Market
A More European Way of Living

See more Southeast DC »