Photo courtesy of Tristen.Pelton

El Centro D.F. is making good on its promised Cinco de Mayo opening today. Stop by starting at 5 for:

– Live Latin DJ
– $20 Unlimited Antojitos
– Over 200 Tequilas & Mezcals
– Handcrafted Margaritas & Agave Cocktails

Their rooftop will be open, and it looks like tomorrow will be the perfect night to enjoy rooftop drinking. And, boy do I love a good margarita. If you stop by, please let me know how the place is in the comments.

So I might have been a little off base about El Centro D.F., at 14th and S, and its opening time. Thanks to commenter Mony for pointing out they’re having a preview party May 17. If you go to the party, do let me know about it. I’d assume they’ll be open for business soon after.

Never mind, looks like they will be opening Cinco de Mayo.

Dear readers, apologies for my relative radio silence the past few weeks. My life has gotten a bit hectic. Here’s a round-up of news around the ‘hood:

  • 14thandYou reports that it the Italian Shirt Laundry, which was supposed to come to the vacant dry cleaners at 14th and Q, is no longer. It seems that the project has been abandoned because of unexpectedly high cleanup costs. Bummer – no word about what could come to the space now. The good news is, the Italian Cinema restaurant slated for further down on 14th street is still a go.
  • Prince of Petworth reports that Dodge City has applied for garden seating. No word on exactly where this garden seating will be. They’ll be opening garden seating behind the first floor bar.
  • PoP also reports that a restaurant is coming to the long vacant postal office at the corner of 14th and T (no not the one that is about to close on 14th street – this one is on T street proper). The restaurant will appropriately be named “the Post Office Bistro.” The owners describe the restaurant as a casual and relaxed bistro serving an extensive weekend brunch. They plan on sidewalk and summer garden seating.
  • And a reminder for you taco fans, El Centro D.F. – coming to 14th and S street, looks pretty poised to open by its promised Cinco de Mayo opening date.

El Centro D.F.

Metrocurean has the details on the taco place from Masa 14 opening on the same block on 14th street. First, a name: El Centro D.F. and second, an opening date: by Cinco de Mayo. The D.F. stands for Distrito Federal, the naming convention in chef Richard Sandoval’s home town, Mexico City. Metrocurean reminds us that El Centro D.F. will offer take-out tacos, a sit-down restaurant, and a bar or lounge in the basement.