01 Apr

April Fools'? Park Tavern Opens "Sooner than Soon"

File this under things that could be an April Fools’ joke, or might actually turn out to be true. After waiting months without any official word from the folks at Park Tavern, today, it looks like management says the restaurant will be open “sooner than soon.” Earlier this morning the Park Tavern tweeted: What the […]


16 Jan

Hawk 'n' Dove, Opening Tomorrow

Some in our fair community would say that this is not a reopening. To quote resident curmudgeon Tim Krepp, this is “a Hawk ‘n’ Dove-themed bar.” Perhaps it’s not even that: the new Hawk ‘n’ Dove, brought to us all by Xavier Cervera of Senart’s, the Chesapeake Room, and many others, doesn’t have much left […]


02 Feb

Nosy Neighbors

A weekly roundup of interesting miscellany from our fellow neighborhood bloggers. Borderstan takes a look at the latest outpost of burger joint Black and Orange.  Anybody for a heavyweight No Burger No Cry?? U Street Dirt asks: is our city as invincible as we think?  Some may wonder if one too many convicted councilmembers will […]


29 Dec

Boxcar Tavern Opens Doors to Eastern Market on Friday

To say that Xavier Cervera has been busy is an understatement. On Friday, Cervera will open his fifth restaurant on Capitol Hill, Boxcar Tavern, located directly across the street from Eastern Market. The opening marks the end of a busy year for the Capitol Hill restaurateur, and it will usher in another busy one, filled […]


07 Sep

Hawk 'n' Dove plans released: more light, less minors

A change in ownership at the Hawk ‘n’ Dove also means several proposed design changes to one of Capitol Hill’s longest running bars. Last week, we bid farewell to the old Hawk ’n’ Dove, as news spread that Barracks Row restaurateur Xavier Cervera purchased  the bar from Stuart Long after 44 years of ownership. The […]