08/27/14 10:22pm

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13th and F Street, NW

Earlier in the year we learned that Mastro’s was coming to the former M&S Grill space downtown. The new liquor license placard says:

“Applicant requests an expansion of seats from 220 to 420 and entertainment endorsement to include dancing. Total occupancy load of 520.”

Mastro’s website says:

“Mastro’s collection of sophisticated, classic Steakhouses and Ocean Club Seafood locations are recognized for their combination of world-class service, highly acclaimed cuisine, and live entertainment in an elegant yet energetic atmosphere. A truly unparalleled dining experience…”

You can see their Chicago menu here.

08/27/14 10:05pm

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From Franklin Square Park on the 14th Street side

John Barry:

“was an officer in the Continental Navy during the American Revolutionary War and later in the United States Navy. He is widely credited as “The Father of the American Navy” (and shares that moniker with John Paul Jones) and was appointed a Captain in the Continental Navy on December 7, 1775. He was the first Captain placed in command of a US warship commissioned for service under the Continental flag.

After the war, he became America’s first commissioned naval officer, at the rank of Commodore, receiving his commission from President George Washington in 1797.”

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08/27/14 10:01pm

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“From Mt Pleasant. This includes lots of varieties: 7 kinds of tomato, 5 types of cucumber, 3 different peppers, two types of kale, an assortment of beans, bouquet of basil and some bonus sunflowers.”

Ed. Note: This is the last week of garden haul so I won’t be able to accept any new photos for this year – but don’t worry we’ll be back to feature your awesome hauls again next summer!

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This is pretty sweet. From the Shakespeare Theatre:

“The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Free For All is a much-loved Washington tradition, offering free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public. STC was thrilled to kick off our 28th season with The Winter’s Tale.

Each summer, with the help of numerous community-minded sponsors, the Shakespeare Theatre Company presents a series of free Shakespeare performances. Started in 1991 to bring free Shakespeare to new and diverse audiences in the Washington metropolitan area, the Free For All presented Shakespeare under the stars at the Carter Barron Amphitheater. In an effort to make Shakespeare completely accessible for all residents of D.C. Metro area, the Free For All was brought to downtown D.C. in 2009 and now resides at the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall. To date, the Free For All has reached more than 572,000 area residents and counting.”

You can see the rest of the schedule here.

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610 F Street, NW

08/27/14 3:30pm

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 3-4 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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“Tank, DC’s resident Afghan transplant, reflects on his travels and enjoys the scenery close to his new home in the H Street Corridor.”

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“Heidi of Yards Park visits the beach in Lewes, DE”

2017 E Street Northeast

This rental is located at 2017 E Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Capitol Hill Apts: 1st MONTH FREE, plus 1 free year ADT security!! Newly renovated 1 bedroom in walking distance of DC Streetcars & Stadium Armory Metro. Near H St Atlas District w/ shopping, nightlife & open-air farmers market. Features include hardwood floors, new granite countertops, crown molding, stainless steel appliances & a community garden behind the backyard. Gas & water included.”

You can see a few more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,600/Mo.

08/27/14 2:00pm

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Upshur and Rock Creek Church Rd, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I am sure Soldiers Home Park is a common topic, but haven’t see much on it since moving to the area last year. Has there been any discussion about reopening parts of the park to the public, especially given the new developments happening south of the Children’s Hospital, including the rumor that the reservoir by Howard is going to be opened up and developed into a new public space?

Does anyone know the history and politics around this issue?”

We had a rather contentious discussion about public access to the Soldiers Home grounds back in 2009. Since then a group called Friends of the Old Soldiers Home has been created so you should definitely check them out. There also has been and are planned many events on the property including those in coordination with the great Lincoln’s Cottage. And don’t forget the golf course (though I think prices have gone up a bit)…