Grand Opening at TruOrleans Restaurant a Success, NE DC | Video

We came across this new restaurant opening in NE DC on H street last weekend, and here is the recap video of their opening weekend.

Check out the post we did! You can browse through their amazing menu’s before you go down for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks!

Tru Orleans Restaurant located on H Street in North East Washington DC has authentic Cajun New Orleans Cuisine from Louisiana and the South. Video service by Streetz Media at

Grand Opening for TruOrleans on H Street, NE DC | Local, News


With new development coming to H Street NE, the addition of TruOrleans Restaurant and Gallery adds an authentic Cajun Creole experience with a twist. Grand opening July 2011, TruOrleans features family recipes from Lake Charles, LA as well as art work straight from the French Quarter.


The H Street Strip is slowing turning into the hip place to be, especially for lunch and nightlife.

This new spot opening “TruOrleans” brings the Southern Cajun Creole flavor to DC.

The Lunch menu includes 7′ Subs on Po’Boy Rolls with all the best options; fried shrimp, shrimp salad, fried oysters, catfish, turkey, soft shell crab, roast beef and more. Soups include Gumbo Seafood with crabmeat shrimp and oysters, Chicken/Sausage Gumbo, and French Onion Soup. Check out the FULL LUNCH MENU

Dinner menu has ALL the favorites! Crab Cake, tilapia, crawfish, Shrimp and grits, red beans and rice, filet mignon and LOTS of sides like hush puppies, cole slaw, maque choux and dirty rice. Check out the FULL DINNER MENU

Not to mention their dessert menu…. Bread pudding, Pecan Pie w/ ice cream, key lime pie, and southern classics like Joy’s Trash and Homemade Nutty Buddy.

They have a FULL drink menu. Red and White wines, cocktails, bottled beers. Check out the FULL DRINK MENU

“This grand opening weekend, July 15th-17th, we invite you to celebrate with us as we showcase the delicious recipes of the East Family, highlight beautiful artwork straight from the French Quarter, and offer a new dining experience in Washington DC”  —

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Mon – Sun 7 am – 2 am Breakfast (Starting Fall) 7 am – 11 am
Lunch (Starting 7/25/11) 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Dinner (Starting 7/15/11) 4:30 pm – 1:00 am

Full Service Bar
Mon – Sun 11:00 am – 2:00 am

Chipotle Passes the Test | News, Local

(via Nick DeSantis @WCP)

Chalk up another shutout for Barracks Row burritos. Last night, “fast casual” chain Chipotle scored the unanimous approval of the full Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B in its quest for a special exemption to 8th Street SE’s prohibition on fast food restaurants. During the meeting, Chipotle rep Teddy Ferguson verbally committed to satisfying the noise concerns of the restaurant’s neighbors on adjacent 7th Street SE—reassurance that helped quell any lingering concerns held by the assembled ANC commissioners.

The ANC also took the unusual step of asking the D.C. Board of Zoning Adjustment, which will decide the fate of Chipotle’s request on July 19, to extend the fast-food exemption only to Chipotle and not to subsequent tenants. It’s not entirely clear why this extra layer of assurance is necessary, though perhaps Chipotle’s neighbors find burrito bowls served in slick digs less threatening than other bowls.

Chipotle Burrito over a Big Mac ANY day. Never really considered Chipotle “fast food”. The ingredients are always fresh and occasionally you can watch the chefs grilling what appears to be fresh shredded pork and chicken. 2 points for Chipotle!

Ben’s Chili Bowl, Coming Soon To Clarendon? | News

(via Mike Madden @ WCP)

Residents of the D.C. suburbs with a hankering for a chili half-smoke may not have to go all the way to 13th and U streets NW or Nationals Park to satisfy their urge for much longer.

As Housing Complex reported today, Ben’s Chili Bowl is moving forward with plans to open franchise locations in new spots. Under consideration: Clarendon, Springfield, Prince George’s County, Capitol Hill, Dupont Circle, and other places.

Would those famous half-smokes still taste as good if they’re cooked on a grill that hasn’t been cooking them for decades? (And yes, the same question goes for the ones they’re serving at the ballpark.) Leave your predictions for a suburban Ben’s in the comments.