Monday, January 12, 2009

Coming soon to Clarendon...

Le Pain Quotidien is opening here...basically at the footsteps of my building. Couldn't be more thrilled about having a new pick-up shop in the area. With the seemingly endless array of full-service restaurants around Clarendon, a bakery from which to carry out breakfast and dessert is just perfect for the neighborhood. Not only this, but finally, we are able to bid goodbye to the eyesore that has made up the Southwest corner of Fillmore and Clarendon for well over two years now. This makes me almost as happy as the coming of Pret a Manger (affectionately, "Pret") to Farragut West any minute now.

I also spy a new locale from restauranteurs Nick Langman, Peter Pflug, and David Pressley. filling one of the vacant spaces in the block that Liberty Tavern and Spider Kelly's currently occupy. Eventide promises to be the newest Clarendon destination with dining and bar experiences in three distinct settings. Better yet, Eventide will occupy the Odd Fellows building at Hudson and Wilson, preserving the historic facade.

Yeah for Clarendon development...

3 comments:

iEatDC said...

When Ray's finally moves to the Navy Building, the space between Courthouse and Clarendon will be more delicious than ever!

W. Mark Felt, Sr. said...

I thought Ray's was supposed to move over the inauguration...what happened?

W. Mark Felt, Sr. said...

Update... the Post's Going Out Gurus tell us the EvenTide opens today (the brunch looks scrumptious!!) and I've walked by to confirm that Ray's did indeed open it's new doors this week.