03/04/15 11:30am

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Photo courtesy of Qualia Coffee

From an email:

“Girardot’s Crumbs Bakery is pleased to announce our Artisan Bread Pop-up at Qualia Coffee on Fridays through March from 5pm-7pm at 3917 Georgia Ave NW. Meet the baker himself as we offer our hearty, crusty breads such as Sourdough Boules, Harvest Grain, Olive Bread, Raisin Pecan, Pain de Campagne, etc. along with Washington’s best coffee.”

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3917 Georgia Ave, NW

03/04/15 11:05am

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1300 Connecticut Ave, NW

A reader reports:

“Riccardi Clothier (1300 Connecticut) appears to be going out of business. It looks like a nice store, so I’m sad for them. But I will not miss the TERRIFYING moving advertising mannequin they have out front. Seriously, this thing scares the heck out of me, and I see it at least twice a day. I’ve never understood it, since it doesn’t seem in line with the pleasant professional style of the store.”

Ed. Note: Riccardi Clothier moved from Georgetown to southern Dupont back in 2012.

03/04/15 10:33am

From MPD:

“First Degree Burglary
2100 – 2199 BLOCK OF 1ST STREET NW
03/03/2015 10:14

The Complainant reports as she walking home, she observed an unknown male following her. As she entered her basement apartment she locked her doors behind her. Shortly thereafter she heard a crashing noise and went to investigate and found the unknown male standing in her apartment. Without provocation the unknown male grabbed at her and asked her for money. As the Complainant screamed to occupants upstairs, she was struck about the face with a wooden object and kicked about the body. Hearing the commotion, the occupants in the above apartment decended into the basement apartment, causing the unknown male to exit the apartment without obtaining anything. An area canvass by MPD was conducted without success. Look-out for a Black Male, dark complexioned, 5’8 in height, wearing a green coat, blue jeans, red hats and carrying a wooden stick.

Anyone with information in connection to this offense can anonymously call 202) 727-9099.”

03/04/15 10:04am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Ryan Chiachiere

From Alert DC:

“National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow; which is in effect from midnight tonight to 9 PM on Thursday 5th March, 2015.
* Accumulations: Snow 4 to 8 inches….along with a trace of ice.
* Locations: Washington DC Metropolitan area.
* Impacts: Roads will be snow covered with visibility reduced to one quarter mile at times.
* Winds: North 10 to 15 MPH with gusts up to 25 MPH.
* Temperatures: In the low 30s. Dropping into the 20s on Thursday.”

03/03/15 10:22pm

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3322 Georgia Ave, NW

Ed. Note: In April 2014 the owner of Rita’s Carryout passed away.

Esencias Panameñas website says:

“Esencias Panameñas, LLC, unlike a typical Latin cuisine restaurant, will provide a unique combination of authentic Panamanian food at value pricing with a fun and entertaining atmosphere. Chef Yadira is a native from Panama and she pays tribute to her place of birth through traditional dishes made with staple food products, such as corn, coconut, culantro (not cilantro) and rice.

Each quarter we will feature a historic event, a holiday observed, or a tradition upheld in Panama. In addition, we will also feature a fruit, dish, or bake good in season during that quarter.”

You can see their menu here.

Updates when they get closer to opening in May.

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