04/28/15 9:55am


What’s going on in Baltimore reminded me of this emergency announcement notice I once spotted at the Shakespeare Theatre in Chinatown. I’m all for preparedness but to be honest the fact that it even exists is unsettling. Let’s hope thoughtful people can work together to address past injustices, prevent future ones and make sure that this announcement is never heard.


04/28/15 9:30am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

04/27/15 10:22pm

2nd and Florida Ave, NW

DCity Smokehouse is currently located at 8 Florida Ave, NW. Their future corner is crying for a sidewalk cafe. Fortunately DCity Somkehouse‘s liquor license placard says:

“Tavern with eat-in dining and alcohol. Total occupancy load of 83. Sidewalk Café with seating for 48. Entertainment Endorsement.”

Hours of operation are listed as: Sunday through Thursday 10am-1am, Friday and Saturday 10am-2am and for the sidewalk cafe: Sunday through Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-12pm and for the Entertainment: Friday through Sunday 5pm-9pm, Monday through Thursday 5pm-8pm.

1700 2nd St, NW


04/27/15 4:30pm

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

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.”


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