Seemed like everyone enjoyed my list of businesses coming to the U street corridor. A commenter suggested I write a list of recently opened businesses along U street, as they’re hard to keep up with (I agree!) – so here’s a list of businesses that have opened along the 14th and U corridor in 2010 (there are a lot more that opened in late 2009 – think Cork Market, Masa 14, JJ’s Philly Cheesesteaks):

  • Angelico Pizza at 14/U – Formerly drunk-haven Jumbo Slice, Angelico Pizza, a local pizza chain, seems to be catering to the same drunk pizza crowd. U Street Girl says that based on a small sample it’s still best consumed drunk.
  • Bistro La Bonne at 13/U – This French-themed bistro opened after Axis closed in January. The same owners bring you good French cooking, a great beer list, and a relaxed vibe  – U Street Girl hasn’t been to dinner yet but gives thumbs up to their brunch.
  • Cork &  Fork at 14/Church – this local wine store chain opened in May. A lovely French family with a history of winemaking sells affordable wines. U Street Girl was skeptical as Cork Market is so close by, but loves the passion and knowledge that the family behind Cork & Fork offers.
  • Dickson Wine at 9/U – This wine bar concept from the guys behind Marvin, the Gibson, etc. opened in March. U Street Girl says that the food was really good, atmosphere cool, and recommends you sit at a table not at the bar-like seating.
  • Dodge City at 9/U – this quiet bar opened in April. A good beer list, no frills, not crowded, dance bar on the second floor – U Street Girl says this might be the one bar on U Street where you can get a seat and hear your companion.
  • Homemade Pizza Co. at 14/Church – This take a premade pizza home and stick it in an oven store opened in January. U Street Girl says my bad, still haven’t been. I like my pizzas homemade or already cooked from Pete’s or Coppi’s but I’ve heard from a friend that the pizzas are good but pricey.
  • Patty Boom Boom at 14/U – This Jamaican-themed bar opened in January. U Street Girl says the bridge and tunnel crowd lines up to get in during the weekend, but the vibe inside is chill and the music is fun. Plus the patties are great.
  • Pica Taco at 14/Florida – the second outpost for this small taco restaurant opened in April. U Street Girl says tacos are good, cheap, and a great “I forgot to make dinner” solution.
  • Point Chaud at 14/S – this creperie opened in June, serving a long list of savory and sweet crepes. U Street Girl says it’s good but hopes service will improve as the people who work there get more experience.
  • Room & Board at 14/T – this national, high-end furniture chain opened in June. 4 stories of beautiful furniture and a great roof deck. U Street Girl says it’s pretty but she can’t afford it.
  • U Street Music Hall at 12/U – This DJ-haven dance club, again from the Hilton brothers of Marvin, etc., opened in March. U Street Girl says sorry, I still haven’t been! It’s not really my scene but I do want to check it out, it’s on my to-do list.