Continuing to catch up....
* SIZZLING EXPRESS CLOSED
: The handwriting was no doubt on the wall the instant that Harris Teeter and its vast food bar/carryout options opened up a stone's throw away, but it's still a little sad to see that the Sizzling Express
at 4th and M SE closed for good in mid-August. For quite a while it was the only "new" food offering in the neighborhood, having arrived in the ground floor of 300 M
at some point in 2001 or 2002. No word on what might someday arrive in its place.
* DUE SOFT
: In case you haven't yet ducked into Due South
, the neighborhood's newest restaurant
, at 3rd and Water, SE, be advised that it has been and is still operating in "fine-tuning mode," with a limited dinner menu and drinks. It expects to become fully operational
on Tuesday, Sept. 8, opening daily at 11 am for lunch and dinner along with weekend brunch.
* NOVEMBER WILD WINGS
: A little birdie has told me that Buffalo Wild Wings
is working toward an opening date of November 2, though we know how I feel about the validity of estimated restaurant opening dates more than about three days in advance. (If you haven't been paying attention, they are coming to Half Street SE
just south of the Metro station entrance.)