02/21/17 10:22pm

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Dear God was this good!!

From Manos de Maiz’s website:

“For us, corn is much more than just a commodity, for us it means family and tradition. At manos de maíz we source blue (conico) and white (bolita) heritage corn grown and harvested by Purepecha farmers. They have formed a network of 100 farmers whose families have worked the land for centuries and have passed their farming knowledge from one generation to another.

Taste tradition in a new way, try our maizope, a thick open faced tortilla made fresh by hand and served with our original recipes of seasonal toppings made with local ingredients. We have a rotating menu every week, please check our social media for updates.

BRISKET TINGA. Beef brisket, sweet chipotle, avocado, .
CHICKEN MOLE. Chicken breast, house almond mole, black beans, frisee.
BREAKFAST. Eggs, potato hash, green chili.
MUSHROOM. Wild mushrooms, charred poblano, crema.
CEVICHE. Tuna, lemon, habanero, corn, red onions.”

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Their Facebook says:

“Making maizopes with Mexican heritage corn. Find us every Saturday at Mt Pleasant Farmers Market and Sunday at Eastern Market.

Ed. Note: I’m pretty sure I was at Eastern Market on a Saturday but I think they said they’ll be switching back to the regular Saturday in Mount Pleasant, Sunday in Eastern Market schedule soon. I plan on stalking them regularly so I’ll be sure to update.

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02/21/17 4:00pm

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800 Upshur Street, NW

From the Mayor’s Office:

“On Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser will join Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd to sign the Extreme Weather Protection for Animals Emergency legislation into law. Introduced by Councilmember Todd, the legislation will require dog owners in DC to ensure that dogs left outside during the winter are sufficiently protected from inclement weather.

Known as Momma’s Law, the legislation is named after a dog that was repeatedly left outside in below-freezing temperatures in the Petworth neighborhood. In January 2016, concerned neighbors grabbed the attention of local leaders and residents when they tried to intervene to get the dog properly sheltered.

WHEN:
Tuesday, February 21, at 6:30 p.m.

WHO:
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Brandon Todd, Ward 4 Councilmember

WHERE:
Ruta Del Vino
800 Upshur Street, NW”

02/21/17 3:15pm

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 2 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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“This is Kiko, the Tuxedo of Trinidad. She was adopted from Atlanta Pet Rescue in 2009 and moved to DC with hu-mom in 2013. Her favorite activities are looking down on the neighborhood strays from her third-floor deck, enjoying moist cat treats, and supervising home renovation projects.”

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“Polo and Kiwi from Miami, Florida. Always smiling!!!!”

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“Iggy and Lou contemplate a new noise in Logan Circle”

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781 7th Street, NW

Apologies for the delay in posting – and thanks to all who emailed and tweeted. I have no excuse except for the fact that I’m battling a bit of a fruit fly problem that is slowly driving me insane. But never mind that… Richard Sandoval’s Zengo closed last week and the Washington Business Journal reports:

“Circa, the neighborhood brasserie with several other locations around Greater Washington, will open in the Zengo space at 781 Seventh St. NW.”

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You can see Circa’s menus here.

And on their website they have a coming soon slot for a Navy Yard location too (99 M Street, SE.)