Cinder BBQ opens on Saturday— ribs, sandwiches, whiskey and more

Cinder BBQ opens on Saturday— ribs, sandwiches, whiskey and more

According to owners Matt Krim, John Anderson and Bill Coleman, what they want Cinder BBQ to be is a neighborhood hang out. Nothing fancy or formal, just really good food in a really comfortable environment.

The space at 800 Upshur Street NW has evolved into just that — a great local BBQ joint with great food.

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It's a 200th edition giveway worth more than $300 - and you could win!

It's a 200th edition giveway worth more than $300 - and you could win!

As of Memorial Day weekend next month, Petworth News will be four years old, is just about to hit 4,000 Facebook Likes and the 200th newsletter is about to go out. That’s 200 hundred emails, 200 weekend nights spent writing it, and more than 2,100 people reading it. Every Sunday. Amazing.

As a way of saying THANKS! for supporting the site and subscribing to our free email, we’re partnering with local businesses to do a huge giveaway of 12 gift certificates worth well over $300!

What?! I know!

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Cheesemonster Studio opens this weekend on Kennedy Street

Cheesemonster Studio opens this weekend on Kennedy Street

Charcuterie, beers, wine… cheese! Get ready for Cheesemonster Studio, the new bar, culinary studio and event space at 713 Kennedy Street NW. The new business is a partnership between Bergen Phillips and beverage veterans Hilarey and Brian Leonard of Lost & Found in Shaw and Free State in Dupont.

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Backyard Smokespot brings BBQ to Georgia Ave and an old deli back to life

Backyard Smokespot brings BBQ to Georgia Ave and an old deli back to life

The Midnight Deli has a long history in Petworth, and a new barbecue takeout restaurant, Backyard Smokespot, gives this old spot new life. Opened in January by Bernard Belk, Briyon Ford and Chef Jason Ford, Backyard Smokespot is a great example of local residents focused on serving local customers.

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Slash Run starts serving brunch this weekend!

Slash Run starts serving brunch this weekend!

Get your burger fix earlier in the day! Slash Run is starting a new brunch service on Saturdays and Sundays, and like the rest of their menu, it looks delish.

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Eric Yoo is ready to show Petworth what a ramen restaurant is all about

Eric Yoo is ready to show Petworth what a ramen restaurant is all about

Eric Yoo has been doing his homework on what makes the perfect ramen for a long time, and he thinks he knows. He’s planning on showing Petworth when he opens Ramen Ya Hosaki at 845 Upshur Street sometime early next year.

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Carlie Steiner: The cocktail maven of Petworth's Himitsu

Carlie Steiner: The cocktail maven of Petworth's Himitsu

Of the women I interviewed for these series, Steiner is the most outspoken and unapologetic feminist. Her wines are female, her staff is free to kick sleazy men out of the restaurant at will, and she doesn’t care if you don’t like it.

“You can be hospitable and still stand up for yourself,” she says.

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Warm up with the Whisky Brothers tasting event at the Reading Room, Feb 28th

Warm up with the Whisky Brothers tasting event at the Reading Room, Feb 28th

The Reading Room at Petworth Citizen is home to so many cool cocktail and drink events, and as a fan of whiskey and bourbons, the one coming next week sounds great to me.

Petworth’s own whisky expert Dan Searing is hosting “Barrel Proof Bourbon,” a class on barrel proof bourbon on February 28th.

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Cinder BBQ is coming to Petworth - get your taste buds ready

Cinder BBQ is coming to Petworth - get your taste buds ready

The 800 block of Upshur is going to have a new, wonderful aroma in a few weeks. Three long-term DC restaurateurs, Matt Krimm, John Anderson and Bill Coleman, are getting ready to open Cinder, a neighborhood barbeque restaurant, at the corner of 8th and Upshur. They hope to open in April. From the sound of it, it’s going to be delicious.

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New restaurant coming to Ruta del Vino space

New restaurant coming to Ruta del Vino space

Word on the street is the Ruta Del Vino space at 8th and Upshur St has a new owner. 

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Here's a peek at the new Büna Coffeehouse opening Friday on Webster & Georgia

Here's a peek at the new Büna Coffeehouse opening Friday on Webster & Georgia

Rejoice, you caffeine addicts! Büna Coffeehouse is opening on Friday, February 8th at the corner of Webster Street and Georgia Avenue (4400 Georgia Ave NW). This great little shop is the brainchild of the family that owns the building, and used to run the Uneeda convenience store.

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Come out for a chili cook-off this Sunday with popular Petworth & Park View restaurants

Come out for a chili cook-off this Sunday with popular Petworth & Park View restaurants

It’s a neighborhood chili cook-off contest! That’s not only a lot of Cs… it’s a lot of great-tasting food from some of Petworth’s and Park View’s popular restaurants and bars. And the judges are great (ok, self-serving… I’m a judge.)

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