11/26/14 3:30pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

Safe travels to those on the road and good eating to all!

And a reminder from Textdoc:

“In case there are any Thanksgiving orphans (or other interested parties) who aren’t avid readers of Random Reader Rant and/or Revel:

Unofficial PoPville Thanksgiving get-together, Thurs. 11/27, the Black Squirrel (2427 18th Street, NW), for their $7 buffet. Meet at 11:30 a.m. Look for Pablo.

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Photo courtesy Lost & Found

Also from Lost & Found:

“Lost & Found (1240 9th St. NW) will be open on Thanksgiving at 7pm and serving some mulled wine and cider.)

11/26/14 3:00pm

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Photo courtesy DC Brau – (from left to right): Adam Stone, Brandon Skall, Emily Torruellas, Jennifer Jackson, and Jenette Chance

From a press release:

“Typically, local farmers use the spent grain soaked during the brewing process from DC Brau to feed their livestock. But each year during the holidays, the brewery teams up with Pizzeria Paradiso to do something a little more special with that grain.

For the 4th year in a row, the brewery and the pizzeria have baked more than 200 loaves of Brewer’s Grain bread to donate to Bread for the City (www.breadforthecity.org) to feed the less fortunate among us during the Thanksgiving holiday. DC Brau’s Brandon Skall and Jennifer Jackson made the first of two deliveries of this year’s donation earlier today (pictures attached).

Also, from this Friday through Christmas, the public will be able to buy a special Brewer’s grain pizza at any of the 3 local Pizzeria Paradiso locations that use DC Brau’s spent grain in the crust. $2 from each pie will go to benefit Bread for the City.”

11/26/14 2:33pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Jordan Barab

From WMATA:

“Metro will take a short break from scheduled rebuilding over the four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Thursday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Nov. 30.

On Thanksgiving Day, rail and bus service will operate on holiday schedules (see below for details). On Friday, Nov. 28, rail and bus service will operate on a regular weekday schedule with normal fare and parking rates in effect.

Regular weekend schedules will be in effect on the Saturday and Sunday following Thanksgiving.

Service information for Thanksgiving Day

Metrorail: Trains will run on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day with no scheduled track work. The system will open at 7 a.m. and close at midnight. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day, and parking will be free at Metro-operated facilities.
Metrobus: Bus service will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day. Customers should check bus timetables for details.
MetroAccess: Paratransit service will operate during the same hours as Metrorail and Metrobus. Subscription trips will be cancelled on Thanksgiving Day unless the MetroAccess customer specifically requests to travel on the holiday.”

11/26/14 1:45pm

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Unbelievable

From the MPD-4D Listserv:

“Tiffani is a 5 year old, 7 pound toy Yorkie who was visiting DC from NJ for Thanksgiving when she was taken during a burglary [16th and Primrose NW]. Please be on the lookout. She has a rhinestone collar with ID tags. Contact dkingjohnson(at)msn.com for more information.”

Update: Returned!

11/26/14 1:38pm

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From a press release:

“Mayor Vincent C. Gray, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and representatives of the family of Marion S. Barry, Jr. today released the details of memorial event for the late Ward 8 Councilmember and former Mayor of the District of Columbia.

“From his days as a leader on the front lines of the civil rights movement to his work to fight poverty and advance Home Rule for the District, Marion Barry leaves behind an incredible legacy,” said Mayor Gray. “It is fitting that we come together as a city to celebrate this legacy and allow the entire District to say goodbye to the ‘Mayor for Life.’”

The schedule of memorial events is as follows:

Thursday, December 4 to Friday, December 5
9:00 a.m.: Brief ceremony to receive Mayor Barry’s casket at the Wilson Building, where his remains will lie in repose for 24 hours.

John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Friday, December 5
10:00 a.m.: Mayor Barry’s body to travel to one of the churches he regularly attended
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Musical and video tribute celebrating Mayor Barry’s 40 years of public service
6:00 pm – 9:00 p.m.: Community memorial service

Temple of Praise
700 Southern Avenue SE

Saturday, December 6
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Thousands to attend a celebration of Mayor Barry’s life and legacy

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Halls C & D
801 Mount Vernon Place NW

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Viewing
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Memorial Service

Private burial immediately following.”

11/26/14 1:25pm

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From Crispus Attucks Park:

“For anyone who regularly traverses the park: it is against park policy to park anywhere on park property–even by a foot. This is because we spend a significant amount of effort each year on planting and maintaining the grass and shrubbery. And of course, it’s not in our by-laws to maintain a parking lot.

Thus, please never hesitate to call 911 and request and officer to come ticket the vehicle. They will then put in an order to have it towed after the ticket is issued. When providing the address, state the car is illegally parked in the alley space behind the nearest address. This will help for the operator to avoid confusion.”

Crispus Attucks Park is located in the alley between 1st Street and North Captiol and V St and U St, NW.

11/26/14 12:55pm

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This house is located at 137 C Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“Once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of Capitol Hill’s grandest homes! Updated, sun-filled &SPACIOUS w/Family Room Addition, eat-In Granite/SS/Cherry Kit, Embassy-sized LR & Formal DR, Patio, Yard & 4 car-garage! HUGE MBR Suite + 3 Addtl BIG Br’s & updated BA’s. Unfinished LL for great storage! STEPS to Eastern Mkt, Capitol, Senate/House Offices, Lib of Congress & SO MUCH MORE! Must see.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,995,000.

11/26/14 12:25pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 4-6 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“George, Glover Park, ready for the evening wear competition.”

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“Emerson and Olive loving on each other in Crystal City.”

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“Liston in Hill East was ready for the play-off game!”

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Photo courtesy Luke’s Lobster

From an email:

Luke’s fans have been clamoring for the return of the lobster grilled cheese ($12) since the summer. But we knew that they’d need that pick-me-up most when winter hit. We’re excited to announce that lobster grilled cheese will be back starting Black Friday, November 28th. We’ll be cranking out hot lobster goodness to refuel fatigued shoppers. We’ll even have it on the truck!

Made with organic white bread, melted gruyere and the knuckles and claws of two and a half lobsters, our lobster grilled cheese is the perfect comfort food for happily riding out this year’s vortex/blast/character building experience. Pair it with one of our soups of the day, and you’ll be sufficiently invigorated to come back the next day, which happens to be Small Business Saturday.

As you climb out of your tryptophan daze, you’ll be happy to know that lobster’s selenium improves brain function for back-to-the-grind Monday.”