by Tim Regan September 21, 2016 at 3:45 pm 0

A Colorado-based fast casual eatery has plans to start slinging sandwiches, pizzas and salads in downtown D.C. early next year.

Modern Market will open a new location at 1010 Vermont Ave. NW, a representative for the company told us. If all goes according to plan, the new location would start serving customers in “mid-January” next year, the representative said.

When it opens, the downtown Modern Market will sell a long list of food made with “whole ingredients that come from farms, not factories,” according to the company’s website. The eatery’s menu includes egg scrambles, waffles, sandwiches, salads, brick oven pizzas and “homestyle platters” of protein, starch and veggies.

Modern Market also seeks to serve alcohol at the new restaurant, according to a recent filing with D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration.

The forthcoming location will be the chain’s first in the District, but not in the surrounding area. A Modern Market opened in Bethesda earlier this year, and additional eateries are slated to open in Rockville and Reston, the company’s representative said.

by Tim Regan August 4, 2016 at 10:30 am 0

Subway on U Street

It looks as though a national sandwich chain has closed its store on U Street.

Paper now covers the windows at the Subway sandwich shop at 1115 U St. NW. Additionally, its doors were locked when a Borderstan reporter visited the business earlier this morning.

The eatery’s phone number has also been disconnected and the location no longer appears on Subway’s website.

Despite the possible closure, fans of the national chain’s sandwiches still have two options nearby: at the intersection of 14th and U streets and at 2301 Georgia Ave. NW.

by Tim Regan August 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm 0

715 Florida Ave. NW

The duo behind Adams Morgan’s Grand Central is looking to open a restaurant that would serve deli sandwiches and drinks near U Street.

Brian Vasile and Andy Seligman, who also own a sports bar in Bethesda called Brickside, have plans to open a new eatery called “Capo” at 715 Florida Ave. NW, according to Linda Roth, a PR rep for the forthcoming restaurant.

Though Vasile and Seligman are still hammering out many of the details, Roth said the new concept “will not be your grandmother’s deli.” The restaurant would seat 120 people with room for 150, according to a liquor license application filed with D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration.

If all goes according to plan, the co-owners would open Capo next spring, Roth said.

As we reported last year, a Vietnamese restaurant called Hoa Tuc previously planned to open a restaurant in the same building, but those plans appear to have fizzled.

Hoa Tuc’s social media accounts have been inactive for nearly 10 months and we’ve been unable to reach co-owner Suzy Duong since publishing our original story.

by June 22, 2016 at 10:00 am 0

Dozens of locals have lined up to win a year’s supply of sandwiches.

Capriotti’s, the Delaware-based sub chain at 1800 M St. NW, is celebrating the company’s 40th birthday today by slinging a voucher worth 52 Bobbie sandwiches to the first 100 customers who walk through the door. The Bobbie, a sandwich made with turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce, is rumored to be among Vice President Joe Biden’s favorite sandwiches.

Naturally, people began lining up at the store early this morning.

“This is the tastiest chain sandwich in the world and if they want to feed one to me once a week for a year, that’s a deal I’m willing to take,” said diehard Capriotti’s fan Mark Samburg, who got in line around 4:30 a.m. “And if I get tired of it after a year there’s a lot of folks living on the streets around here who I’m sure would really appreciate a turkey sandwich.”


by Alyse Mier June 7, 2016 at 3:35 pm 0

Local Capriotti’s fans will have a shot to win a year of free sandwiches later this month.

The Delaware-based sub chain at 1800 M St. NW will celebrate the company’s 40th birthday on June 22 by slinging a year’s supply of Bobbie sandwiches to the first 100 customers who walk through the door, according to representative Shelby Lopaty.

Capriotti’s defines a year’s supply as 52 subs, or one for each week of the year.

The Bobbie, a sandwich made with turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce, is rumored to be among Vice President Joe Biden’s favorite sandwiches. Biden famously visited the shop at 1800 M Street shortly after it opened in 2013.

The chain will also dole out cards worth one free sub to the next 50 guests in line and give away $2 coupons to everyone else who eats there that day.

Photo courtesy of Capriotti’s 


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