Walking around northern Columbia Heights the other day, I noticed that the Rib Pit, the longtime rib joint at 14th and Randolph, is now for sale. It's been closed for some time (and the adjoining Rib Pit Lounge has been closed for even longer) but I haven't noticed the for sale sign before.
Food-wise, at least, it doesn't seem like we'll be missing much. I never tried it, but it gets mediocre reviews at best on Yelp and the bad ones seem more convincing than the good ones -- folks mention spoiled-tasting cole slaw and inedible mac and cheese. Not good.
I can't find much about the place online, but it looks like it's been there for some time.
And considering it's for sale, it might be a good spot for another restaurant, a bar, or even a coffee shop. Would be nice to have a coffee shop up in that neck of the woods, right?