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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Petworth restaurants & retail featured at upcoming REI Co-Op Member Jam

Petworth restaurants & retail featured at upcoming REI Co-Op Member Jam

A "Member Jam" party at REI's flagship store in Northeast DC on March 30th is featuring a ton of Petworth restaurants and retail to celebrate their Co-Op. The Jam "party" is free to attend. Himitsu, Timber Pizza and Lulabelle's Sweet Shop will all be offering free food and treats to attendees. The party is March 30th, 5:30pm until 8:30pm at the REI store located at 201 M Street NE.

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A new patio gives Himitsu more seats, more ways to enjoy

A new patio gives Himitsu more seats, more ways to enjoy

The Japanese-inspired restaurant Himitsu opened up at 828 Upshur Street NW in late Fall 2016, and has been a successful and critically acclaimed addition to Petworth. But getting a table can be hard since they don’t take reservations. A new patio out front helps that, bringing wait times down from a high of three hours to only 45 minutes.

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Getting to know Himitsu, the new Petworth restaurant opening soon

Getting to know Himitsu, the new Petworth restaurant opening soon

Whether it’s fate, kismet or constant coincidence, Carlie Steiner and Kevin Tien spent more than a year bumping into each other working at Oyamel and other DC restaurants, one creating interesting cocktails and the other cooking up inspired cuisine. Now these two are close friends and the partners behind Himitsu, the new Japanese-inspired restaurant opening at 828 Upshur Street. They’re looking to mix their individual skills into a new take on food and drink.

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Cappy's Crabs gets a new concept and name

Cappy's Crabs gets a new concept and name

Ever since Crane & Turtle closed earlier this year, people have wondered what will be the new restaurant to replace it on Upshur Street. Owner Paul Ruppert opened a short-term concept for Chesapeake seafood called Cappy's Crabs; the plan was for Cappy's to close by Labor Day and for a new idea to open in that space.

That new place is ... 

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