‘Hank’s Oyster Bar’
courtesy of ‘jichen2′ Running Indefinitely: Kushi Izakaya & Sushi will donate 100% of the sales of its popular Buta Bara Kushiyaki (Pork Belly Kushiyaki) to the Japanese Red Cross to support earthquake and tsunami disaster relief in Japan. The Pork Belly Kushiyaki, made with North Carolina pigs and cooked sous vide for several hours, is Kushi’s best-selling menu item averaging monthly sales of approximately $7,500.00.
Getting Bigger…Come May Hank’s Oyster Bar will double in size, adding a bar & lounge as well as a private dining room. So what does this mean? Late night hours! Two am on weeknights and 3 am weekends. Our devoted readers might also remember that restaurant partners Jamie Leeds and Sandy Lewis from Hank’s sold CommonWealth Gastro Pub in Columbia Heights last month.
Opening: Because I live for press releases with a lot of adjectives and love the movie Burlesque…”From the restaurateurs behind distinctive dining concepts OYA and SEI comes SAX, an exclusive lounge and restaurant with provocative live entertainment designed to amuse, please and divert the senses with opulent grandeur.” Look for it in May.
I think it’s safe to say that none of us are enjoying this lovely heat wave, and that includes the employees at Starbucks on Dupont Circle. Their air conditioning has been broken since yesterday, forcing them to close up shop and to deprive many people of caffeine and free wireless. However much to my delight, when I stopped by about an hour ago they were serving free iced coffee and iced tea on the back patio. So if you’re in need of some free caffeine, hurry over and get yours while supplies last.
Last week we asked you to nominate the worst Starbucks in DC and we may now be able to name the winner: the 16th & U street location.
According to (an unprofessionally titled) article by NBC, a barista “accidentally shot himself in the leg Tuesday afternoon.” There aren’t many details about what went down, but seeing as how I go there every morning and know some of the employees there, I’ll try to get to the bottom of this. I have a hunch who the unnamed barista is, and the I’m not surprised that he a) was packing heat or b) shot himself.
We can only hope that his days at Starbucks are over and that we can go back to drinking our coffee without living in fear of an accidental discharge from behind the counter. There are of course no guarantees that their service will improve.
If you hate Starbucks, we understand, but this post is not for you so just skip to the next one below.
If you love it (or at least like it or are OK with it) tell us which one you think deserves the title of DC’s Worst Starbucks, or StarSUCKS if you will. My vote goes to the one located at the corner of Connecticut & R St NW. Continue reading →
You either love Starbucks or you hate it (or you’re somewhere in between like I am). Regardless, if you get your morning coffee there like I do, hold onto your receipt! According to an AP report, if you show the receipt from your morning caffeine fix, you can get any iced grande beverage for only $2 after 2 p.m. With savings like that, you may actually be able to fill up your car’s gas tank from time to time.
I haven’t given this a try yet but I see an iced grande vanilla latte with my name on it in the very near future.