by Tim Regan September 11, 2015 at 4:30 pm 0

Riggsby happy hour, photo via Riggsby has expanded its menu once again.

The restaurant, located in the Carlyle Hotel at 1731 New Hampshire Avenue NW, today announced it had launched a cocktail party-themed happy hour and Sunday brunch menu.

The new happy hour menu includes 11 hors d’oeuvres such as marinated olives and almonds, avocado and crab toast and spicy shrimp rolls. The new menu also includes a new drink menu with $6 martinis, Manhattans and gimlets alongside $4 local draft beers.

During brunch, guests can nosh on avocado toast with Maryland crab meat, jalapeno and pickled red onion, “morning after” sandwiches with eggs, prosciutto cotto and pecorino and chorizo breakfast burritos. The new brunch service also includes specialty cocktails such as mimosas and two different bloody mary drinks.

Happy hour is available Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and brunch is served on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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by Tim Regan August 13, 2015 at 11:05 am 1 Comment

ANC 2B meeting Aug 13Residents who live near the Carlyle Hotel (1731 New Hampshire Avenue NW) gathered at last night’s ANC 2B meeting to debate and air grievances regarding a rooftop bar and kitchen proposed by the hotel and recently permitted by the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA).

Prior to the meeting, residents asked the ANC’s commissioners to vote on a measure to appeal the hotel’s building permit. Commissioners agreed to vote — citing in the appeal itself a belief that the Zoning Administrator “incorrectly applied the zoning regulations” — but stressed that the appeal would be a last-resort option.

“The point of this is that the neighbor’s concerns will be heard,” said Chairman Noah Smith, 2B-09. “We are not against having something on the roof,” he added. “But there are very serious and valid concerns about what was approved.”

Several residents then took the floor to speak their minds.



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