04/27/15 4:30pm

DC-reynolds
3628 Georgia Ave, NW

“When: Sunday, June 14 from 4 – 7 p.m.
Where: DC Reynolds, 3628 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010
Cost: $5 entry fee for competitors. $15 suggested donation for attendees

Taste test local brews, socialize, and learn about D.C.’s urban gardening community.

The event kicks off at 4 p.m. with a beer tasting, followed by a sampling of some of NFI’s locally grown produce. Prizes will be awarded for Best Brew, Best Use of a Local Ingredient, Most Creative, and more. Winners will be announced shortly before 7 p.m., after which DC Reynolds will remain open for guests to mix & mingle.

Enter the competition.

Contest rules are available on NFI’s website at www.neighborhoodfarminitiative.org/dc-homebrew-competition. Any fermented beverage brew may be submitted, including but not limited to beer, mead, and kombucha.

We promote the collaborative, sustainable cultivation of food in urban spaces.

All proceeds will benefit the Neighborhood Farm Initiative, a DC-based nonprofit with a focus on residential and small-scale food production in Washington, DC.”

04/27/15 4:10pm

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715 8th Street, SE

A bit more info on the new restaurant coming from the owners of Roses Luxury. Though the trade name is TBD the licensee name is listed as Elaine’s One, LLC – the placard says:

“New restaurant serving light breakfast, lunch and coffee during the day and full-service dinner in the evening. Seating capacity is 65. Total occupancy load is 90. Sidewalk Café with seating for 14.”

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In the meantime still some deals to be had at Homebody:

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04/27/15 3:50pm

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14th and V Street, NW

From Provision No. 14:

“In preparation for its 4/29 grand opening, new communal dining spot Provision No. 14 announces a soft opening from Monday, 4/27 and Tuesday, 4/28. During the restaurant’s two-day soft opening, Provision No. 14 will open its doors for dinner from 6-10pm and serve a limited version of its menu at a 25% discount on food.

On Wednesday, 4/29, the 14th Street Corridor restaurant will open to the public for dinner from 4-10pm and share a glass of complimentary bubbly with all dinner guests in celebration of its first night of operation.

Provision No. 14 will serve a menu of communal cuisine including Pata, whole suckling pig leg that is braised, dried and deep-fried, Miso Lamb Ribs with cucumber, radish & couscous, and Whole Roasted Dorade with boquerones tapenade. Smaller plates include several house made pastas, such as Tortolle with lamb, mustard greens & demi glace, and a selection of other composed plates, including Burrata with compressed melon, iberico ham & praline crunch and Cassoulet Salad with fava beans, confit quail & garlic vinaigrette.

The interactive beverage program features large-format cocktails, including The French Press, a 34-ouncecocktailserved in its namesake vessel with Bombay Sapphire gin, chartreuse, chamomile, honey & pineapple and grapefruit garnishes, and Pisco Porter with Macchu pisco, mint, orange juice, lemon, pineapple & chamomile, served in a wine bottle. Guests can also sip on boozy slushies, such as a frozen Moscow Mule, enjoy a signature beverage like the Redenbacher Old Fashioned with popcorn-infused rum, brown sugar syrup & angostura bitters, or try one of the draught cocktails such as Happy Gilmore with vodka, chamomile, demerara sugar & lemon juice.”

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04/27/15 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 6-8 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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“the pups — Jessie and (sad) Ralph — were in Grant Circle”

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“Porter in Columbia Heights is ready to go!”

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“Shenandoah of Dupont welcomes the first day of spring!”

04/27/15 2:55pm

1200 N Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1200 N Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Gorgeous 3 bedroom unit with private balcony. Walk to Logan &14th st Whole Foods, Trader Joes,~shops, bars, buses and metro. Renovated unit with granite kitchen, stainless appliances, ceramic baths and wood floors. Sunlit with large windows and city views. Great amenities: Sauna, Roof Deck, Fitness Center, Security, garden & Responsive Onsite Management and more!Free prk 1yr and $0 deposit”

1200 N Street Northwest inside

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $4,495/Mo.

04/27/15 2:25pm

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3211 O Street, NW

From Crumbs & Whiskers:

“Crumbs & Whiskers is looking for three cat loving visionaries to join forces with the founder and bring DC an awesome cat cafe this summer.

What will you do? See roles below.
What will you get in return? Free access to Crumbs & Whiskers. Forever. And a really fun and amazing experience. (Also tons of really cool cat swag, which you’re obviously into.)

ROLES

1) Creative Spirit: You are the person who has awesome ideas and knows how to breathe life into those ideas. Think events, social media campaigns, DIY cafe decor, and more. Everything you create is inspiring, fun, exciting, and has this crazy ability to make everyone around you smile. You’re also great at building and managing relationships with suppliers, partners, etc. (Duh, everyone loves you!) You are pure sunshine.

Ideal Background: Marketing, Supply Chain

2) Organization Guru: You keep the team on track and organized. There’s a lot of chaos around here, and you know how to break that chaos down into actionable, achievable steps. You hold the team accountable, set deadlines, keep everything organized, and are the only reason we can keep our sanity on most days. No one messes with you because you’re a total boss.

Ideal Background: Project Management

3) Math/Tech Genius: One of your super powers is creating badass analytical models, and technology is one of your best friends. You’re good at using tools that most of us stare blankly at, and love speaking in the language of numbers. You’re smart, logical, calculated, and really good at figuring things out quickly. Bonus points if you also have some experience in finance, but not required.

Ideal Background: Business Analytics, Information Systems

**Those of you who have prior retail and/or start up experience – make sure you tell us! We like the sound of that. A lot.

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE APPLYING

1) This is going to be a serious time commitment – we’re asking for a minimum of 20 hours per week.

2) Role is expected to last 6 – 7 weeks. Part in-person, part online.

3) Deadline to apply is Thursday, April 29 by midnight.

4) We CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU and will probably have at least five dance parties in the cat cafe together.”

04/27/15 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

Ed. Note: We had a similar discussion here, but these circumstances are a bit different.

Neighbor’s extremely huge tree dangerously hangs over my home

“Any suggestions for how to deal with the Adult Children of a deceased neighbor who inherited the home that has a huge oak tree (over 100 years old) with very heavy limbs that hang over my house. No one lives in the home since the mom died almost 2 years ago. The limbs sound like boulders when they drop on our roof during high winds and storms. We have notified the heirs via certified letter and numerous emails and phone calls of damages already caused by the tree, and the risk of it falling on our home. Over the years, the tree roots have been growing under my house causing damages to pipes that we had to replace, in addition to the cost of a new roof and gutters, and the cost of lawn care services resulting from the fallen leaves and tree limbs. Their response is that they are trying to come up with a payment plan to have work done on the house so they can rent it out. It has been nearly 2 years and still no action. We also offered to pay part of the cost for removing the tree, still no action.
We really didn’t want to take them to court because we wanted to settle it amicably but feel we have no choice. Does anyone know of case law that can be used and what kind of attorney would handle this case. Other suggestions are also welcomed.”

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04/27/15 1:25pm

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“Dear PoPville,

I just witnessed [Sunday] a mother of a 5-6 year old girl take her to a tree in Logan Circle park, drop her pants, and instruct her to urinate in public and plain view of all. Shocked, I politely spoke with the woman to let her know that it was in my opinion inappropriate. Let alone hypocritical as we forbid, by law, homeless people and drunk adults from public urination in our neighborhood — a constant challenge we all encounter. She turned the conversation to one of sexism and public health, stating that it would be okay if a little boy urinated in the park and commenting on how urination is different from defecation, as the later would be a public health issue and require that the human feces be picked up if she had needed to do that. Further, as someone who lives “a couple blocks away” she ranted on how there is a shortage of bathrooms in the area. Evidently she did not see a one block walk to her home, Starbucks, Whole Foods, or Chipotle as convenient as dropping her girls pants in public. Having approached her politely to offer my opinion and distaste, she started waving her hands in proclamation that “we are done here.” And the conversation ended.

Can we arrest adults for indecency and public urination while allowing parents to lazily teach their children it’s okay to pee in a park, 20 ft from people?”