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If an official Twitter account retweets an unofficial Twitter account, I guess that's confirmation, so it can be reported that Wiseguy Pizza is opening at Canal Park (200 M St., SE) today, Oct. 2, at noon. Eat_DC reports that coffee and pastries will come soon, while the Gelato portion of the venture will arrive in the spring. I hope they are ready for the lunchtime rush that will greet them today, especially with the weather so beautiful.
(Great. Now I'm hungry.)
A few other items:
* DOUGLASS BRIDGE: WUSA reports on the first of last week's public meetings about the new Douglass Bridge. DDOT's program manager says that they are already about 25 percent done with the project already. "He added in the next six months, locals should expect to see work begin on the construction of two new traffic ovals that will be placed at the base of each side of the new bridge. After that, the formation of the bridge's new arches should begin to form."
* STEADFAST MOVE: Local goods offerer Steadfast Supply is moving this week from its Boilermaker Shops location on Tingey Street to the old EVO Furniture space in the Foundry Lofts building on Water Street, across from Ice Cream Jubilee. It is closed for the move and is expected to open in the new space on Oct. 5.
* CHEESESTEAKS: Washingtonian reports that the mystery fast-casual restaurant inside Whole Foods is going to be Philly Wing Fry, from chef Kwame Onwuachi. Cheesesteaks, crispy chicken, waffle fries, and whatnot. "Unlike Kaz Okochi, who’ll have a quick-grab sushi counter in the prepared foods section of the new shop, Onwuachi’s eatery is more like a full-blown restaurant with its own space and seating. Customers can order the full menu inside the store’s SoCap Wine Bar & Pub, which will pour 16 wines by the glass and a dozen draft beers (the shop itself will have seasonal teas and lemonades)."
And yes, I took a boatload of photos this weekend. They are already up on the site if you want to go hunting, but I'll be posting a status survey soon.
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JD says: (10/2/18 1:04 PM)
I await reports...

Also, in cart-before-the-horse news, we are now officially confirmed for Mission starting at 5 pm Oct. 11. "Main bar Back." Can't decide if that's the back bar upstairs, or the far end of the main bar, or what. At least there's nine days to figure it out.


GarfieldPark says: (10/2/18 5:20 PM)
Wiseguy was good today, it's going to be great to just pop in and grab a slice or two. Barre3 is still awaiting inspection business. No firm date yet.


401guy says: (10/3/18 9:17 AM)
In regards to Barre3 I think they may have been held up a bit because of flooding. I go to Solidcore next door and a few weeks ago classes were cancelled because a faucet was left running over the weekend at Barre3 which then leaked into Solidcore. Probably mostly fixed by now but I would imagine that had some sort of impact on the timeline.


202_cyclist says: (10/3/18 12:04 PM)
I saw a truck this morning with a sign for a beer festival this weekend at "Navy Yards Park." (sic) I am not sure if this is a legitimate festival or if it is being organized by a Nigerian prince.


202_cyclist says: (10/3/18 12:05 PM)
Also, October is significantly less stressful not having to worry about whether the Nats will be eliminated from the playoffs in four games or five games.


DCCyclist365 says: (10/3/18 12:10 PM)
I'm still holding hope that we'll get a WaWa in Navy Yard... those sandwiches!


Snacks says: (10/3/18 12:26 PM)
I'm going to guess Main Bar Back is the area at the back of the Arcade Bar but before the South Capitol Dining Area. It's essentially 4-5 high top tables.

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Wiseguys is here, I love it. My wallet won't though.

I thought I overheard someone ask if there were specials or deals but didn't hear the answer. Anyone know of any beyond what's on the board? (slice and a drink, slice and a salad, etc are on the board)


walt says: (10/3/18 2:12 PM)
Wiseguy Pizza. WOW I am excited! Tried it for the first time last night and it was great, the service was great, the food was great, and the weather even cooperated.


CJBabyDaddy says: (10/3/18 3:34 PM)
@202: Ever the optimist, I’m confident my Nats would have succeeded in forcing their plsyoff opponent to beat them in a fifth game.


dude says: (10/3/18 7:26 PM)
Just back from Wiseguys. The Korean Chicken pizza was great. The cheese was just ok. My wife said the Penne pizza was really good too.

As for the Nats, ugh, at least it’s money saved. Murphy didn’t contribute for the Cubs last night either, just like last year for us in the playoffs.

I’m fairly optimistic for next year with Harper or without. Find a catcher, one more solid starter and then find a bullpen again... that’s not asking too much, is it?

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