Did you get one?

Coveted reservations for Rose’s Luxury’s (717 8th St. SE) roof garden patio sold out within mere minutes — possibly even seconds — of going live at 11 a.m. earlier this morning.

According to the Washington City Paper, the eight- to 10-person experience costs $125 per attendee (without drinks or tip) and includes a family-style tasting menu prepared by chef Aaron Silverman. Lucky patrons who secure reservations can stretch out across the space, which features a new retractable roof.

Future reservations for the space will be booked three weeks in advance every Monday at 11 a.m.


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Neighbors Share Concerns About Planned Shelter in Southwest — Some neighbors questioned whether the planned location of a homeless shelter at 700 Delaware Ave. SW is the right location in Ward 6. [Hill Rag]

Construction Set to Begin on Southwest Apartment Building — In the next few weeks, construction on the 11-story apartment building planned for 301 M St. SW. [SWTLQTC]

Maison-Dixon Hot Chicken to Pop Up at Vendetta Tomorrow — Maison-Dixon Hot Chicken will bring Nashville hot chicken to Vendetta at 1212 H St. NE on Thursday. [Frozen Tropics]

Rose’s Luxury to Open Rooftop Garden Next Week — Barracks Row eatery Rose’s Luxury is set to reopen its enclosed rooftop garden next week. [Eater]

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Magnolia tree buds near Smithsonian Castle

Pineapple and Pearls Coffee Bar Set to Open on Friday — Rose’s Luxury owner Aaron Silverman said he plans to open the coffee bar and cafe portion of his new eatery Pineapple and Pearls on Friday. [Washington Post]

Police Say Driver Who Caused Sunday Crash Near Nationals Park Was Fleeing Officer — Police investigating the crash near Nationals Park on Sunday that left one person in critical condition and injured two others said that the man who caused the crash was speeding away from a police officer who tried to pull him over. However, police do not believe that the officer was chasing the suspect at the time of the crash. [Washington Post]

How Navy Yard and Southwest Became Two of D.C.’s Fastest-Growing Areas — Greater Greater Washington takes a look at the history of the Capitol Riverfront area around National Park and how several forces combined to create the current development boom in the area. [Greater Greater Washington]


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NoMa water tower

ANC Sides With Neighbors, Votes to Oppose Tree House on Capitol Hill — Advisory Neighborhood Commission ANC 6B voted yesterday to recommend that the District Department of Transportation to deny the public space permit that allowed a Capitol Hill resident to build a tree house that extends two feet into a public alley. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Rose’s Luxury Makes Eater’s Top 38 Restaurants in the Country — Popular Barracks Row eatery Rose’s Luxury made Eater’s list of the 38 essential restaurants in America. [Eater]

Capitol Crossing Set to Begin Vertical Construction — Capitol Crossing, the massive development project that will sit above Interstate 395 will become more visible as vertical construction begins soon. [Washington Business Journal]


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D Street SE

Signs for New H Street Corridor Taqueria Go Up — Signs have gone up at the future home of Fresca Taqueria at 701 H St. NE, the former location of The Spot Deli, which closed down earlier this year. [District Cuisine]

Afternoon March Planned to Protest Deportation Raids — A march to protest a plan by the Obama administration to deport thousands is planned for this afternoon. The march will start at 12:30 p.m. at the Democratic National Headquarters near the Capitol South Metro station and end at the White House. [WUSA9]

Rose’s Luxury Owner Gives TED Talk on Building a Successful Restaurant — Aaron Silverman, chef and owner of Rose’s Luxury on Barracks Row, gave a TED Talk on how he built the wildly popular eatery. [Washington City Paper]

Celebrate New Year’s 12 Hours Early at Yards Park — Parents in the Navy Yard area can ring in the new year and still put the kids to sleep by bedtime thanks to Noon Yards Eve at Yards Park tomorrow. [Hill Now]


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Navy Yard mural

Vigil Held for 20-Year-Old Father Killed in Southwest — Friends and family held a vigil on Friday evening to remember Kwaza Blue, who was shot and killed near King Greenleaf Recreation Center Dec. 5. [WUSA 9]

Navy Yard Elementary School Receives $5,000 Grant from Amazon — The newly reopened Van Ness Elementary School received a $5,000 grant from Amazon for new school supplies. [Hill Rag]

Rose’s Luxury Building Sells for Record $4.1 Million — The building that houses Rose’s Luxury at 717 8th St. SE sold for $4.1 million, about $1,000 per square foot, a likely record for Capitol Hill. Rose’s Luxury’s lease in the space will not be affected by the sale. [Washington Post]

Nando’s Peri Peri Set to Open on H Street NE in January — New signs at the future site of Nando’s Peri Peri at 411 H St. NE say the restaurant will open in January. [District Cuisine]


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Capitol Hill Pee Wee Football Team Looking to Raise Money for Championship Game — The Capitol Hill-based Watkins Hornets Pee Wee football team are trying to raise money to defend their championship title in Florida on Friday, but time is running out. [WUSA 9]

Pretzel Bakery in Hill East Plans to Expand Menu at New, Larger Location — Sean Haney, the owner of the Pretzel Bakery in Hill East says he plans to add a pretzel dough calzone, sandwiches, espresso and possibly beer and wine when he moved his bakery into a new, larger location at 257 15th St. SE. [Washington Post]

Capitol Hill Jazz Duo Pens Song About Escalator Etiquette — Aaron Myers, the resident jazz artist at Mr. Henry’s Restaurant on Capitol Hill, and Oren Levin, a local pianist and composer released a new song “Stand Right” about Metro escalator etiquette. [Washington Post]

Developers Present Plans for 43-Unit Residential Building in Hill East — Developers presented plans to ANC 6B’s planning subcommittee for a 43-unit residential project planned for 1311 E St. SE that they hope to begin building in 2017. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Aaron Silverman Raises More Than $2 Million for Rose’s Luxury Sister Restaurant — Rose’s Luxury chef and owner Aaron Silverman has raised $2.1 million so far from investors for the buildout of Pineapple and Pearls, the sister restaurants to Rose’s Luxury that will open next door on Barracks Row. [Washington Business Journal]


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Public art on 8th Street SE

Nonprofit Dedicated to Helping Sex Workers Opens New H Street NE Facility — HIPS, a local nonprofit that offers counseling, needle-exchange and other services for sex workers, will have a grand opening for their new location at 906 H St. NE Thursday. [Washington City Paper]

Local CSA Hopes to Open Store Near Eastern Market — Farm to Family Community Supported Agriculture, a CSA that delivers food to about 300 people in the summer and 150 in the winter, is hoping to open a brick-and-mortar distribution store in the former site of Morton’s Pharmacy at the corner of East Capitol Street and 8th Street NE. [Hill Rag]

City Reportedly Considering Homeless Shelter at Half and L Streets SE — Though no plans have been finalized, the District is reportedly considering renovating the old GSA warehouse at Half and L Streets SE into a homeless shelter. [JDLand]

Pineapple and Pearls Teases January Opening — Pineapple and Pearls, the sister restaurant of Aaron Silverman’s long-lined Barracks Row eatery Rose’s Luxury, hinted at a January opening on Instagram yesterday. [Hill Now]


Pineapple and Pearls construction work (Photo via Instagram/Rose's Luxury)Pineapple and Pearls, the sister restaurant of Aaron Silverman’s long-lined Barracks Row eatery Rose’s Luxury, hinted at a January opening on Instagram yesterday.

Rose’s Luxury shared a post on their Instagram account from an account called sevenfifteeneighth. The future address of Pineapple and Pearls is 715 8th St. SE, beside the current location of Rose’s Luxury.


Serving coffee and more…out of this space @sevenfifteeneighth in just about 8 weeks.

A photo posted by Rose’s Luxury (@rosesluxury) on

The Instagram post mentions that the location will be serving “coffee and more” in about eight weeks.

The restaurant is set to serve coffee and cafe food in the mornings with dinner service at night. It’s unclear from the post whether the restaurant will also be ready for evening service in eight weeks or if the cafe will open at an earlier date than the full restaurant.

Representatives from Rose’s Luxury and Pineapple and Pearls could not be reached to comment on the cryptic post.


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Little library at 445 5th Street NE

Neighbors Complain of Rats at Capitol Hill Starbucks — The Starbucks at 3rd Street SE and Pennsylvania Avenue SE hit a road block in its effort to secure a liquor license to sell beer and wine when neighbors complained about poor trash management and rats. [Capitol Hill Corner]

Friends and Neighbors Struggle to Make Sense of Capitol Hill Murder-Suicide — Friend, neighbors and coworkers of Desiree Cooper and John Robinson, who died when Robinson shot Cooper and then himself at a home on the 200 block of Tennessee Avenue NE, are still trying to come to terms with the shocking murder-suicide. [Hill Rag]

Rose’s Luxury to Offer Reservations, With Some Conditions — Popular and notoriously long-lined Barracks Row restaurant Rose’s Luxury will start offering some reservations for groups of 6-8 diners who agree to a $55 per-person tasting menu. [DCist]


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Smith Commons on H Street NE

Tim Krepp’s Activism Among the Absurd — Tim Krepp’s efforts to make Capitol Hill more livable often work because he understands the absurdity of District politics, Washingtonian Magazine said in a new profile of the neighborhood activist and one-time congressional candidate. [Washingtonian]

More Details on Cathal Armstrong’s Three Planned Eateries at The Wharf — The three eateries that restaurateur Cathal Armstrong is planning for The Wharf include a distillery and a rooftop lounge at the InterContinental Hotel. [SWTLQTC]

Developer Plans to Raze Former H Street NE Church for Condos, Retail — A developer is looking to demolish a vacant church on the H Street corridor to make way for a four-story, mixed-use building. [Hill Now]

Rose’s Luxury Hints at Winter Opening for Sister Eatery — Pineapple and Pearls, the sister eatery of chef Aaron Silverman’s Rose’s Luxury, might open on Barracks Row as soon as this winter. [Hill Now]


Pineapple and Pearls construction work (Photo via Instagram/Rose's Luxury)

The sister eatery of chef Aaron Silverman’s Rose’s Luxury might open on Barracks Row as soon as this winter.

Rose’s Luxury said on Instagram last week that it is hoping that Pineapple and Pearls will be a “Capricorn,” the astrological sign for people born between Dec. 22 and Jan. 20. The restaurant is taking over the former Homebody space at 715 8th St., which neighbors Rose’s Luxury.

“Rockin and rollin and knocking down walls,” said the Instagram post.

A representative of the restaurant wasn’t immediately available to comment.

Demolition work for Pineapple and Pearls began in August after Homebody’s lease ran out.

The fine-dining restaurant, which will have breakfast and dinner, only will serve customers four weekdays a week, Washington City Paper reported earlier this year. But unlike Rose’s Luxury, it will take reservations.

Photo via Instagram/Rose’s Luxury


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Public art on 8th Street SE

Rose’s Luxury Owner on How to Handle the Lines — Rose’s Luxury owner Aaron Silverman explained in an interview with Eater why the popular Barracks Row eatery doesn’t take reservations and offered tips for dealing with the wait. [Eater]

Garrison on Barracks Row Earns Rave Review — After failing to get a table at Rose’s Luxury, Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema went to the new nearby restaurant Garrison and discovered a new destination spot. [Washington Post]

Pope Francis Concludes D.C. Visit Without Major Traffic, Metro Woes — Despite doomsday predictions from some, traffic and Metro actually ran better than most days during the pope’s three-day visit, a Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination spokesman said. [Washington Post]

Capitol Hill Home Brewer Plans to Revive Pre-Prohibition Brewery Next Year — National Capital Brewing Co., which went out of business almost a century ago, is on its way back with high-quality craft beer back for the District, said Michael Webb, who is working to recreate the brewery. [Hill Now]


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Hill Center

New Private High School Coming to Hill Center Blyth-Templeton Academy, a Canadian international private high school, will open its first U.S. school at Hill Center on Sept. 8. [Hill Rag]

H Street Festival Selects Winner of Logo Contest — Capitol Hill resident Sarah D. Coleman won the contest to design the logo for the upcoming H Street Festival. [The Hill Is Home]

District Seeks Community Input on Empty Lot Near Waterfront Metro Station — Southwest residents can weigh in on future developments along 4th Street SW near the Waterfront Metro station at a community meeting Sept. 10. [STLQTC]

Rose’s Luxury Named Among Top Restaurants in the South — Southern Living Magazine included Capitol Hill eatery Rose’s Luxury in its list of the best restaurants in the South. [Southern Living]


Homebody (Photo via Facebook/Homebody)Homebody, a high-end home goods store formerly located on Barracks Row, is slated to reopen at its new location across from Eastern Market within days.

The new Homebody will be in the lower level of Forecast, a clothing boutique at 218 7th St. SE. Both Homebody and Forecast have been closed this month as Homebody has moved into its new space.

Forecast owner Debbie Danielson said the clothing store will open Friday and Homebody could open that day, too.

Homebody owner Henriette Fourcade could not be reached immediately for comment. But her shop’s voice mail says the store will reopen on Sept. 1.

Danielson said the move-in has gone “beautifully.”

“They’re wonderful neighbors,” she said.

Danielson and Fourcade, who are longtime friends, agreed to move Homebody into the sunlit basement of Forecast after Homebody’s lease ran out at their former location. That location at 715 8th St. is set to be the site of Pineapple and Pearls, a new restaurant from the owner of Rose’s Luxury.

Photo via Facebook/Homebody


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