Local blog Prince of Petworth recently reported news from “a really good source” that Honey Pig Korean BBQ would be expanding to H Street NE. As it turns out, that “really good” source apparently provided some bad info.
Washington City Paper used some common sense and called Honey Pig’s operators, and they’re not opening a spot on H Street:
Vince Lee, whose mother Mickey Lee owns the restaurant, tells Y&H that although they’ve considered D.C. locations in the past, there are no current plans to open anything in D.C., let alone on H Street.
Prince of Petworth also previsouly incorrectly reported that the now-shuttered Capital City Diner would move from Bladensburg Road to Petwoth to serve “”classic diner fare, with Asian fusion” atop a “rooftop outdoor patio featuring a tiki bar.” In reality, the diner’s previous owner sold it to keep it in the neighborhood, where it will reopen as a part of the new Union Market development.
Reader David notes in the comments below another case where the Pauper’s scuttlebutt fell flat with regards to our area. From WCP:
Prince of Petworth is floating a rumor that Old Dominion Brewing Company is looking to open a brewhouse location in the newly opened Union Market. (The brewery already has one at 1219 9th St. NW, near the Convention Center.)
Y&H checked in with Edens director of culinary strategy Richie Brandenburg, the guy who’s responsible for finding Union Market’s vendors, to see if there was any truth in that. “I haven’t even talked to Old Dominion,” he says. “Honestly, I don’t even have a contact for them.”