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- Some Capitol Hill openings you’ll never hear the end of. We’ll be visiting Rione XIII, ourselves, again soon. Others, for whatever reason, don’t get the mass media love. CHS stopped by the recently opened Fogon Cocina Mexicana on E Pine to try to set the record straight for at least one of these underloved Capitol HIll food+drink rookies. Below, you’ll find photos and notes showing off the goods.
Noel Cortez and Jose Ambriz have broken the Kurrent to Kiki k-chain at Belmont and E Pine with a big city twist on their family’s Mi Tierra restaurants in Monroe and Woodinville.
On our visit to the under-reported Fogon, CHS found six varieties of margaritas, handmade tortillas and a menu ranging from street tacos to chicken breast milanesa and fried whole tilapia. The tacos will run you 9 bucks. The whole fish, $14. You can check out the menu here. Fogon is open daily at 11a and stays open late on the weekends. Happy hour with $2-off margaritas runs 3-6p and 10p to close. More pictures from the modestly compensated and well fed CHS contributor David Lichterman are below.
- Thanks much to tipster Art for adding an interesting update to our news that Tacos Guaymas is leaving the Harvard Market shopping center to make way for a Chipotle.
Understanding? What happened to the other amazing rumor we’d heard about the old Grubwich location? The sign does not fully address our needs. Intrigue!
- Remember that whole thing about Cafe Kanape deciding to pull the plug on the 700 Broadway building and finding a new Capitol Hill home? New plan from a friend of the cafe:
They said business has been a little slow since the write up about closing, customers and regulars have been a little confused, however negotiations on a new camera shop for that location is off. Which means, Cafe Kanape is staying on 700 E. Broadway indefinitely. They wanted me to make a mention on the Facebook, etc. but since you are influential and the number one source of news on the hill thought I’d email you personally.
Number one, baby.
- You might have missed this in the pre-Labor Day weekend shuffle. The Living Room has a new owner. We’re told you can visit East Williamsburg’s duckduck (NY Mag’s page for the bar) to get a taste of what comes next on E Olive Way. Also, Eater apparently was not a Living Room fan. “A craft cocktail bar that wasn’t” ??? Shudder!
- Wait, you missed our Linda news, too? Derschang is back on Broadway — Bait Shop is coming soon.
- Meanwhile, this is a huge week for Capitol Hill nightlife. Q is set to make its public debut Saturday. CHS took a look at the final days of construction on the ‘major EDM venue’ here.
- Also coming soon: Rumba (CHS post), the Wandering Goose (CHS post) and the return of Cafe Pettirosso (hey, us again!)
- Oh, wait. One more. Menchie’s frozen yogurt is set to open on Broadway this weekend. We delved into the economics behind opening a fro yo franchise on Capitol Hill here earlier this summer.
- Don’t forget: Coastal Kitchen is planning a short closure this month to complete its big makeover.
- First Hill is getting a Potbelly Sandwich Shop.
- 12th Ave’s The Chieftain has some new street grub just in time for Back to School time. Mad Dawg’s Hot Dogs says it is “expanding” to Capitol Hill.
- 15th Ave E’s Bamboo could probably also be included in the under-documented new Capitol HIll food+drink file. But if you needed a place to score Singapore’s Tiger beer, you’ve found it.
- It, apparently, is Washington Cider Week. Cafe Flora is doing a Tieton Cider Works tasting from 3:30-7:30p Tuesday, September 11th. Free to taste with food specials available. Meanwhile, Broadway’s 8oz. Burger Bar is sporting $5 Tieton Cider with the purchase of any burger from September 8-16. Hmm. Maybe this press release is a leetle bit Tieton biased.
- How many free burgers did Li’l Woody’s hand out in three hours to celebrate its first birthday last week? 241.
- Tragedy averted. Friday night, a bad person tried to burglarize Little Uncle’s E Madison walk-up and, thus, deprive jseattle of his source for very delicious occasional lunches. PK tells us not to fear. “They didn’t get anything but they did break our cash register. thanks for looking out,” she writes. No problem. Number one, baby.
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