Things on 14th street, our neighborhood are really picking up, and I feel like it's going to be a whole new 'hood by the time spring settles in. Which, after yesterday's 35 degree day, I hope will be very very soon.
Lots of places opening, and it's been wonderful to have such a lively street just around the corner. One of the latest additions has been Matchbox, a pizza and generally fun eatery. Although it's a DC chain, I first ate at one in Palm Springs of all places, and we were converts since. The problem, however, was that the main one was in Chinatown/Penn, which is great for location, but completely crazy for crowds. Add one toddler into the mix and it just became too much hassle. But now that there is a new (BIG) space literally just around the corner from us, a random crazing for a pizza (wood-fired! the only kind...) is now easily answered. And the staff? Completely friendly, even to the wee ones, bringing out pizza dough for her to play with while we waited. Diplo-tot approved!
Welcome to the neighborhood, Matchbox!