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As I was walking back to the office after my first Red Hook Lobster Pound truck experience in Adams Morgan — more on that later — I noticed that Cashion’s Eat Place was closed for the evening. More than closed, in fact. Chairs were upturned and resting on tables, while workers were doing something inside.

I poked my head in the door and asked the woman on the far side of the dining room if I could take a picture. She asked who I was. I stupidly uttered, “a blog,” as if my entire existence had been boiled down to this microscopic bit of real estate on the ‘net. (Hmm, come to think of it…)

Anyway, she said Cashion’s was closed essentially for cosmetic renovations. The owners are redoing the floors, repainting the walls, that sort of stuff. The neighborhood operation, founded in 1995 by Beard winner Ann Cashion before she sold it 12 years later to her sous chef John Manolatos, will reopen for business on Tuesday, August 31.

So says the window sign, a picture of which is below the jump.