Updates on the Refabbed SSW Midtown

I don’t really know what to call the area southeast of the Capital, but let’s not quibble. I’m here to let you know what’s going on in that unnamed corridor:
1) Paesano’s new venture, “Pronto,” (“Real Italian, Real Fast”) is getting ready to open any day, improper grammar or not. A quick conversation with the manager of the enterprise (a fellow JHS alumn by the way) says that they’ll be open by next Monday for sure. So drop by the 16th and O St location for a quick meal. The menu on the wall looks like a sandwich and salad heavy mix with only a few pasta dishes and full entrees. One of those entrees, however, is bacon wrapped meatloaf. SCORE!
2) The old Icon on 15th and R is slowly coming together as a combo locale akin to Monkey Bar/Cafe Bernardo. From the signage on the windows it looks like it will be a Bar15/Cafe Bernardo combo. (Hey, if it ain’t broke…) Let’s see if this incarnation can coexist with Empire, since no other restaurant entity has made it so far in that spot. Good luck, Randy.

6 thoughts on “Updates on the Refabbed SSW Midtown”

  1. RG, you’re SO not lame. You can run for like 8 days straight powered only by electolytes and sunscreen.

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  2. Wait, that sounded totally sassy but it was meant as a cheery “way to go” compliment! It was, really, I swear! 🙂

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  3. looks like that neighborhood is called “Richmond Grove”… 12th street to 19th from R St to the WX

    bacon wrapped meatloaf? can i be wrapped in that?

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  4. The area immediately to the north of the Capitol building is called the “North End,” aptly enough.

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  5. DUH. I can’t read. I was thinking of where Paesano’s is, and that’s why I referred to the North End. I’m lame. Sorry everyone.

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  6. Thanks Meg! Electrolytes, sunscreen, Tecnu, and a good hydration pack are what keep me going. What I REALLY meant to say is that Paesano’s is in the EAST END part of downtown.

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