dolcezza
550 Penn Street, NE

From a press release:

WHAT: Washington, DC newcomers, Mason Dixie Biscuit Co., will be popping up at the Dolcezza Gelato Factory on Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 3rd. Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. is DC’s first biscuit company and has gained substantial buzz through their kickstarter campaign. CEO Ayeshah Abuelhiga, Executive Chef Jason Gehring and Managing Chef Mo Cherry are now ready to share their homemade southern dishes with Washingtonians. During the pop-up at Dolcezza’s Gelato Factory, they will premier Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.’s menu featuring the Breakfast Biscuit with Benton’s bacon, fried egg, Landaff cheddar, and maple aioli; Biscuit sandwich with fried chicken, bacon, honey, and cayenne; Biscuit Platter with country gravy and biscuits, and the Biscuits and Spreads with stone fruit and herb jam and hazelnut honey butter. Sides will include Collards and Macaroni Salad. Guests can cool down with classic southern beverages, such as homemade sweet tea and blueberry thyme lemonade. Prices range from $4.50 to $8 for main dishes, $2 for sides, and $2 to $3 for beverages.

During this event, Dolcezza’s Tasting Room menu will showcase gelato made to complement Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.’s southern flavors, such as Blackberries and Cream Gelato, Yellow Peach Southern Comfort Sorbet, and Sweet Corn Gelato. Additionally, Dolcezza and the Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. have collaborated to create the Mason Dixie Copetta with sweet corn gelato, house-made black raspberry jam and MDBC biscuits, which can also be served as a biscuit sandwich. Prices for Dolcezza products range from $3 for Push Pops, $5.25 for a small, $6.25 for a flight (two flavors), $7.50 for a flight (four flavors), and $10.50 for pints.

WHEN: Saturday, August 2 & Sunday, August 3, from 11 AM to 3 PM.

WHERE: 550 Penn Street NE”

07/31/14 4:24pm

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From an email:

“Maple: Saturday Brunch Launches This Week; Expansion Imminent

The first mimosa is on us on Aug. 2 before noon.

Maple’s Saturday brunch begins Aug. 2, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. To celebrate the expanded brunch, those joining us before noon this Saturday can enjoy a complimentary mimosa with their meals. We will also open at 10 a.m. on Sundays, an hour earlier than usual.

The revamped menu includes baccala potato cakes (panko-crusted cod and potato cakes served with sunny-side-up eggs and a mixed green salad), Brioche French toast with blackberry compote and whipped mascarpone cream, and short-rib hash, inspired by our popular short-rib panino.

We’re also putting the finishing touches on our expanded space, which will more than double our current seating capacity. We expect to open the new back patio, with seating for 34, within two weeks. The opening of our expanded indoor dining space will follow, with seating for 24 plus an upstairs 20-seat private dining room with a balcony overlooking the back patio.”

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07/31/14 3:30pm

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Thanks to all who passed on the press release:

“The 2014 U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit will take place from Monday, August 4th through Thursday, August 7th in Washington, D.C.

Security and transportation plans have been developed by a partnership of local and federal law enforcement and public safety agencies. Road closures, parking restrictions, and changes to public transportation routes and public works services will be necessary during the U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit. Additions or updates to this plan may be made prior to the start of the event.

Area Road Closures/Parking Restrictions/Pedestrian Screening:
Road Closures: Closures will be coordinated by the District Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Police Department. The closures will be staggered in implementation based on the locations of Summit Events. Beginning and ending times and dates have been included with each days’ closures. All of the following areas will be posted with Emergency No Parking signage. Fencing and other physical barriers will also be in place as will uniformed law enforcement officers. Vehicular traffic will be limited to law enforcement, official participants, employees, and in certain locations, guests.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2014
 29th St. NW between K St. NW and M St. NW from 7/30/14 (12:00AM) to 8/8/14 (12:00AM)
 F St. NW between 14th St. NW and 15th St. NW from 8/3/14 (12:00AM) to 8/8/14 (12:00AM)
 23rd St. NW Southbound Curb Lane from E St. NW to Constitution Ave. NW from 8/3/14 (6:00AM) to 8/7/13 (6:00PM)
 29th St. NW between the Canal Channel to M St. NW from 8/3/14 (12:00AM) to 8/8/14 (12:00AM)

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07/31/14 2:10pm

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“I need to add insulation to the my attic of my row house. The attic space gets lower as you get closer to back of the house. I am having trouble finding someone that will do the work because the height in the back (or lack there of). 3 Contractors have come by but said they will not do it. Has anyone had luck finding a contractor to do this work when the attic space gets lower on one end? I think there is about 3 feet in the lowest part.
Thanks for any help!”

Deck renovation:

“I’m looking at tearing down my rusty, steel backyard deck and replacing it with a wooden deck. Anyone done something similar to remove/add a (small) deck? Any advice on possible contractors and cost estimates would be appreciated!”

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07/31/14 1:20pm

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“Dear PoPville,

I had my bike stolen the other night right from outside of the shaw metro. The thieves cut my lock and took the bike. Sure enough I see an ad for the same bike on craigslist a day later offering it at a very low price – it was clear they were trying to get rid of it quickly. The photo was not actually of my bike, so I was only 90% sure it was the same one. When I met them to confirm it was mine and “purchase” it, my plan was to just take it. But I was met by two people who came in a car and the bike didn’t have the wheels on it so a getaway didn’t seem likely. I reluctantly paid them $100 for my bike back, but told them I knew they stole it or at least they know it was stolen. Naturally, they claimed to have “bought it off some guy on the street” the previous day.

I filed a police report once I noticed it was gone and I know what the person who sold it to me looks like and their phone # – is there any way to get these people in trouble?

I wanted to go for the sting type of operation, but I didn’t see any police nearby and I don’t have any documentation that I even own the bike.”