6th and H Street, NW

Last week a reader wrote in about Beef ‘N Bread coming to Chinatown. It’s now confirmed that it’s coming from the owners of the great Wiseguys pizza.


I spoke with the owner who tells me he hopes to open in about two months if all goes well:

“Beef n Bread is a fast casual down to earth sandwich shop inspired from living in Boston (what pizza is to New Yorkers, Roast beef is to Bostonians) I lived there like 4 years. It’s also inspired from NY and CA. Combined with our unique homemade sauces.”

Given how good the pizza is at Wiseguys – I can’t wait to see how the sandwiches turn out. Stay tuned.

Building freshly painted gray:


07/05/15 10:05pm

Gallery NB_exterior_July 1_sm
1530 14th Street, NW

A couple weeks ago we learned that Gallery Plan B had closed after 10 years in Logan Circle. Next up Gallery Neptune & Brown. From a press release:

“Neptune Fine Art and Robert Brown Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of gallery neptune & brown, located in the 14th Street Arts District of Washington, D.C.

The expansion of Neptune Fine Art and Robert Brown Gallery to a satellite space on 14th Street provides the opportunity to exhibit more fine art to a different audience in the Washington, D.C. and tri-state area. This second location grants street level access, 13 foot ceilings and an additional 800 square feet – creating more space to broaden our offerings of modern and contemporary fine art. (more…)

07/05/15 10:01pm

beets and lettuce

“beets and lettuce – first time trying both, both a success – on the second floor porch of our Logan Circle townhouse. Our tomato plants are currently overwhelming the space.”

Ed. Note: When your gardens start to get full of tomatoes, cucumbers, whatever you’re growing – send an email to with Garden Haul in the title and please include the neighborhood where you grew it.

07/05/15 2:22pm


A reader writes:

“I live at 15th and Newton in Brookland. On Friday night I met a woman named Krysta at the corner of 14th and Newton St, NE, looking for her dog MIKEY, who escaped from his collar, got hit by a car and took off running at about 10:30pm. Krysta and Mikey are visiting Brookland from out of town, and he doesn’t know the neighborhood.

Mikey is a tall, brindle Pit mix and very friendly/gentle. Krysta called in an alert to the DC shelter. Mikey is also chipped.

If someone finds Mikey, Krysta asks that they call her on 717-698-0689.”

07/05/15 8:59am

A reader reports around 1am:

“A shooting occurred by an alley on 15th between Swann and T streets NW at approximately 1:45am. The shooter was firing a handgun from about 10 feet away at a man trying to run away toward the alley. There was no audible argument between the two prior. There were 5 shots. Afterward, the shooter jogged up 15th toward U as the victim bled making his way through the alley toward 14th. The police found the victim in the alley bleeding about 10 minutes later.

Some good citizens that originally thought it was fireworks called it in as witnesses did not have charged phones. Thankfully, some people are willing to stand up, get involved and say something. How do we end the constant violence here in the District?”

@DCPoliceDept tweeted:

“MPD is on the scene of a confirmed shooting in the 1700 block of T STREET NW”

Update from MPD:

“On today’s date, early this morning, officers were in the east alley of the 1800 Block of 14th Street NW. At approximately 0215 hours, a black male walked from the alley behind the members and fell onto the ground. Officers immediately called for an ambulance. The victim suffered from a gunshot wound and was transported to a local area hospital for a non life threatening injury. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Third District Detective’s office on 202-673-6918″

07/05/15 8:52am

Poster via Metro Transit Police Department

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch obtained an arrest warrant for Jasper Spires who is wanted for First Degree Murder While Armed for the stabbing death of 24-year-old Kevin Joseph Sutherland which occurred on Saturday, July 4, 2015, at approximately 12:50 pm, aboard a train approaching the NOMA-Gallaudet Metro Station, located in the 200 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast.

If this subject is seen call 911 for immediate police response. Do not approach this person or attempt to apprehend him.

Anyone with information on this suspect’s whereabouts should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating the homicide that occurred in the 200 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast.

On Saturday, July 4, 2015, at approximately 12:50 pm, officers on patrol from the Fifth District were alerted by Metro Transit Officers of a stabbing that occurred aboard a metro train in the NOMA-Gallaudet Metro Station, located in the 200 block of Florida Avenue, Northeast. Upon arrival, they located an unconscious adult male suffering from apparent stab wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene and found no signs of life. The adult male was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

The decedent has been identified as 24-year-old Kevin Joseph Sutherland of Northeast, Washington, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411″