Monday, July 20, 2009

Neighbors Invited to Launch Party for new Local 14 Restaurant

Aman Ayoubi has invited residents and neighbors to the official party launching the Local 14 restaurant. It will take place on Sunday, July 26, from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Whipple Farm in Rixeyville VA. Transportation will be provided from the front of Local 16 on U Street.

A seasonal farm-to-table banquet will be served by new Executive Chef Eric McKamey. Come meet the partners of Local 14!

Please RSVP by email at and indicate the number of guests and whether you will be needing transportation. Guests not on the attendance list will not be admitted. See you there!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Plans for Local 14 Announced at ANC Meeting

Aman Ayoubi, owner of Local 16, announced his plans to open "Local 14" next door to Room and Board at the corner of 14th and T Streets NW. It will occupy the building that housed the historic first African-American department store in D.C.

He introduced his partners at last night's ANC meeting, noting that he will be working with a local farmer, architect and chef to bring this new restaurant to our neighborhood. The second floor will feature a Japanese-inspired grilled chicken kebab menu.

He also plans to add an enclosed roofdeck over his kitchen in the rear of the building. Neighbors who live behind the proposed roofdeck have filed a petition with ABRA to protest the license in order to negotiate a voluntary agreement with Aman and his partners. The ANC voted unanimously to support their efforts by agreeing to protest subject to the negotiation of a VA.

Aman plans to host a community event later this month at the farm so stay tuned for details.