Li’l Pub Gets Reprieve (And Update on Other News of the Week)

Li’l Pub Gets Reprieve (And Update on Other News of the Week)

by Larry Janezich

Li’l Pub Update

Howard Schurr, proprietor of the Li’l Pub, told Capitol Hill Corner that the proposed sale of the building to CVS “has fallen through, so I’ll remain in business.” 

Taco Competition Gets Tougher

The upcoming January opening of District Taco outlet in the space across Pennsylvania Avenue from the Li’l Pub was reported in the Washington Post recently.  It joins the recently opened Chipotle and Pacifico Café a block or two away, which are themselves newcomers to a market already served by restaurants like Las Placitas, La Plaza, and the Banana Café.  District Taco prides itself on the freshness and quality of its ingredients.  You can see the menu for District Taco’s two current restaurants below at the end of this posting, below.   

Eastern Market Holiday Market

EMCAC held its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 7.  Market Manager Barry Margeson reported on plans to use the concrete slab, home to the temporary Eastern Market building during the market’s post-fire reconstruction, for the Eastern Market holiday market.  It will open after Thanksgiving and stay up through Christmas.  The exact composition of the holiday market is still under discussion, but the sale of holiday trees on the slab is certain.  Following the holidays, consideration will be given to other activities there – possibly weekend vending. 

Eastern Market North Hall

Margeson also reported that income from activities in the North Hall during October amounted to $21,600, noting that – so far – he has had three inquiries so regarding inaugural events. 

Flea Market

In other news from the EMCAC meeting, almost two dozen Saturday and Sunday Flea Market vendors showed up to plea for the continuation of current flea market management once the vendors move to the 300 block of 7th Street.  This request was supported by a resolution previously adopted by the Eastern Market Vendor’s Council, which supported the closure of the 300 block of 7th to accommodate the existing flea markets during construction of the Hine project, and recommended continuation of the current management during this period.  EMCAC chair Donna Scheeder noted that the board would take the resolution “under advisement.”   

District Taco On Line Menu:

Breakfast Served All Day


On flour tortilla. Corn tortillas available upon request


Eggs, cheese, potatoes and unlimited toppings


Egg whites and unlimited toppings


Vegetarian pinto beans, cheese, sautéed onions

and green peppers with unlimited toppings

Huevos Rancheros

Two Eggs over hard, rice, black beans, cheese,

sour cream, salsa maya, on a corn tortilla

Lettuce and tomato on the side

Breakfast Burrito

Eggs, black beans, potatoes in flour tortilla

with Salsa de Chili (not vegetarian) cheese

and lettuce & tomato on the side

Lunch and Dinner after 11 AM


Choice of protein & toppings (we recommend up to 3) – see below

On flour tortilla. Corn tortillas available upon request


Choice of protein, black beans, rice and toppings

Add salsa to give your burrito a kick!

Burrito Mojado

Choice of protein, black beans, cheese, rice, Salsa de Chili

and sour cream on top and lettuce & tomato on the side

Burrito Desnudo

BURRITO BOWL with NO tortilla, choice of protein,

black beans, rice & toppings

Ensalada Yucateca

Fresh, chopped, Romaine lettuce, house dressing plus

your choice of protein and toppings


Choice of protein, black beans, cheese, toppings

and lettuce & tomato on the side

Nachos Borrachos

Chips, black beans, choice of protein, cheese,

guacamole, sour cream, Salsa de Chili (not vegetarian)

& toppings

Ceviche de Camarones*

Shrimp marinated in lime juice with tomatoes, onions,

cilantro… with a side of tortilla chips. Make it spicy!

Fresh habanero available upon request


Carnitas (slow cooked pulled pork)

Carne Asada (grilled, chopped steak)

Pollo Asado (grilled chicken)

Barbacoa (slow cooked shredded beef)

Al Pastor (Carved rotisserie pork, marinated

w/guajillo and served w/chopped pineapple)

Vegetarian (no meat, add any topping)


Pico de Gallo

Sour Cream



Cilantro Garlic-Lime Rice

Raw Onion (White or Red)

Grilled Veggies (Green Peppers & Onions)

Shredded Cheese

Fresh Jalapeños

Vegetarian Black Beans

Vegetarian Pinto Beans

Premium Toppings

Add 50¢ Each



Guacamole (free on vegetarian items)


Available at Salsa Bar

Tomatillo (mild)

Chiltomate (medium)

Mestizo (hot)

Habanero (by request only)


Frijoles Pintos

Vegetarian pinto beans

Frijoles Negros

Vegetarian black beans

Garlic-Lime Rice

Beans & Rice

Chips and Salsa

Guacamole or Queso

Chips and Guacamole

Chips and Queso

Add Bacon or Chorizo

Small Chips with Individual

Queso or Guacamole



Regular Soda

Bottles or Juice

Bottled Water



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2 responses to “Li’l Pub Gets Reprieve (And Update on Other News of the Week)

  1. Small correction and slight distinction, the resolution brought to EMCAC was not from the Vendors’ Council, but from the Tenants’ Council which was created by DC Code Division V, Title 37, Chapter 1, 37 -111(i)(1) to represent all tenants of Eastern Market proper. This resolution did however comment on two separate entities that comprise the Hine site fleas markets. It stated the importance of maintaining continuity of the management of each of these groups during the construction period. While not obvious the casual observer, it has been our direct experience that any attempt to merge all these group would create massive and unneeded difficulties.

    This resolution was offered to EMCAC in good faith for their consideration, but it certainly can stand alone as recommendation.

    Thanks Capitol Hill Corner for its continued efforts to keep the community informed.

  2. anon

    I can’t wait for District Taco, it is so much better than Chipotle.