10/26/16 11:40am

Photo by Farrah Skeiky

From a press release:

“WHAT: ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar begins its wholesale program with four DC-area Whole Foods locations beginning Thursday, October 27th. As the district’s first licensed winery (since prohibition), we’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the world’s best cider-makers and fermenters both prior to and following our opening at 300 Florida Avenue. Production and wholesale will continue to expand as we open our Cidery and Tasting Room in Brightwood Park in early 2017.

Photo by Farrah Skeiky

“The 1,300 square foot Cidery and Tasting Room at 711 Kennedy Street NW will be the center of all ANXO cider production upon opening. The tasting room includes a bar that seats 30, and will function as a neighborhood bar three days a week. In addition, we look forward to hosting events that celebrate cider and DC’s growing community.” (more…)

10/26/16 11:10am

Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

Thanks to a reader for sharing a note sent to Metro about “a U Street Metro attendant who did something positive and deserves to be commended for it. It was simple, but meant so much to me:

I can’t thank you enough.

It may have been a routine thing for you, but your act of kindness meant the world to me.

I dropped my scarf while running to catch a late train, and you called after me as a man (whom I wish I could also thank) was returning it to me. I didn’t understand you at first as you yelled to me, and may have even seemed annoyed or ungrateful, but the fact that you made sure I received it was very much appreciated. I didn’t even fully process it until after it happened. You could have shrugged your shoulders or cared less, but you didn’t.

A very close friend gave the scarf to me many years ago, and I would have been devastated to lose it. The simple act of calling after me meant so much, and your kindness made me reevaluate my interactions with others. (more…)

10/26/16 10:30am


“My friends’ sweet, anxious rescue dog Kingsley went missing last night (10/25). Last seen in the Dupont area near R Street NW and Florida Ave NW.

Kingsley is a small, less than 20 lbs. terrier. If anyone spots him, you can contact Anderson Wells (443-683-0153 or andersonwells.actor(at)gmail.com)”

10/26/16 9:45am


“Expect large crowds, fewer trains and major delays along the entire Red Line.”

And may God have mercy on our souls.

Although GoDCGo offers (among other alternatives) something that just might be good for our souls:

“You can walk anywhere, but you can also take this opportunity to use the Metropolitan Branch Trail. Take it during the day for a direct route, about 3.7 miles, 82 minutes walking. This trail is accessible via the NoMa, Rhode Island Avenue, Brookland, Union and Takoma Metro stations. The best route on the northern side is on the Metropolitan Branch Trail toward MBT Stairs, see instructions here. The best route on the southern side is on Galloway St NE see instructions here.”

10/26/16 9:25am


A reader reports:

“There was a gunfight at 14th and Taylor Street NW tonight [Tuesday] around 8 or 9pm. I just wanted to share some photos of my friend’s car which got hit in the crossfire. Pictures include a shattered back window, cracked front window, bullet hole in the driver’s seat headrest (!!!) and bullet sitting in the driver’s seat. Sheesh, this town sometimes…”


MPD wrote:

“The 4000 block of 14th Street, NW, between Shepherd and Taylor Streets is closed in both directions while the Metropolitan Police Department investigates multiple calls for the sounds of gunshots.”

and about 20 minutes later:

“The 4000 block of 14th Street, NW, has now been reopened in reference to the earlier sounds of gunshots.”

10/26/16 9:10am

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10/25/16 10:22pm


637 T Street, NW


Well look what’s been happening at the old DC Postal (for a hot second) and Capoeira space in Shaw (across from Right Proper Brewing and the Howard Theatre.)

New restaurant coming:


I’m digging the lights:


But the new mural on the side is tops:


Updates when the restaurant gets closer to opening and lots more photos of the mural after the jump. (more…)

10/25/16 10:05pm

3435 Connecticut Avenue, NW

It’s been sitting vacant since Feb. 2014 and now the new iterartion, Dino’s Grotto, is located at 1914 9th Street, NW.

A resident on the Cleveland Park listserv noted a permit for 3433 Connecticut Ave for a 7-Eleven. Thanks also to lrothschild for sending a shot of another permit now posted in the window for two new spaces coming.

Updates as progress is made: