Weekly Wanderings [03.06.17]

The team that created the Christmas bar are back at it again with the Cherry Blossom Pub! which is housed in the side-by-side establishments, Southern Efficiency and Mochingbird Hill. And, if you haven’t seen it yet, you need to stop by and see the way they transformed this bar into so much more. Check out the menu which features drinks like, “1,000 Paper Cranes” and “Prepare For Destiny, Where’s My Pizza”. Get there before April 15th! Quick tip, head to Southern Efficiency for better decorations.

A new French restaurant opened over the weekend in Georgetown. Check out Boulangerie Christophe for a Southern France bakery and eating experience. The decor is wonderfully elegant, with a hint of the pastoral. We hear the croissants are to die for!

The infamous Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the Hirshorn Museum, by artist Yayoi Kusama, has been extended! Get tickets every Monday at Noon until May 8th. The last day of extended showing will be May 14th. Read more about the success of the exhibit, and the extension, here.

Chinatown favorite for more than a decade, Zengo, is closing its doors this week. However, you won’t be tortured with the empty shell of Zengo for long. The building has already been bought by growing DC-restaurant chain, Circa. Although Zengo will surely have a few more weeks and, dare we hope, months, Circa has confirmed it will be fully moved in and operational by the end of 2017. Read more about the change, and Circa’s vision.

Speaking of Chinatown, another neighborhood staple, the Martin Luther King Library, will be closing its doors for renovation for the next 3 years and will not reopen until 2020. According to the press release, the library has been granted a $208 million budget to undergo a complete modernization renovation. The architect groups, Martinez + Johnson Architecture and Mecanoo will be the minds behind recreating the building.

‘Architecture of an Asylum’, a new exibit by the National Building Museum revolves around St Elizabeths, a historic landmark that has been closed to the public for the past decade. Coming March 25th, the exhibit will include architectural drawings from the 1850s through the 1980s, medical instruments, photographs, and paintings, in addition to other items.