11/20/14 10:22pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user ep_jhu

Last week we got tons of good podcast recommendations so I’m gonna be a bit selfish again this week. My netflix queue is completely empty so this week let’s just talk about the last great movie we’ve seen? The last great movie I saw wasn’t actually a movie but was a miniseries on HBO called The Pacific about Three Marines in World War II. It was coincidental that I happened to be watching it over Memorial Day and made it a bit more powerful but I’d definitely recommend it if you haven’t seen it yet. What about you – what’s the last great movie (or miniseries) you’ve most recently seen?

11/20/14 10:05pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user James Calder

Congrats to PoPville pick MsSunshine with:

“John’s first mistake was sending all of his clothes to the dry cleaners. His second was to assume no one would be out that early in the morning with a camera.”

Congrats to PoP pick nc3 with:

“Craigslist Missed Connection:
Washington DC 14th Street 2 pm Saturday November 15th
You were the confident bald man in a northface jacket, sweats and a cap, with a large black fluffy dog. The way you used your power to control your dog and continue walking without flinching at my abnormal choice of attire made you irresistible.
I was the guy in the bear costume with a foster dog.”

Honorable mention to jim_ed with:

“The last stage of the gentrification process – when the furries move in.”

Winners and honorable mention please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail for your shirts, onesies or tote bag.

11/20/14 4:45pm

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From an email:

“My School DC is excited to bring you EdFEST, DC’s only citywide public school fair! Come and explore the city’s many public school options (PK3-12) for your child. Representatives from more than 180 DC public schools (DCPS) and DC public charter schools will showcase their programs. With the launch of the My School DC application on December 15, 2014 for the 2015-16 school year, EdFEST is the perfect opportunity to ask questions about schools and their related services and programs from those who know first-hand. EdFEST also will have recreational activities for all so bring the whole family! Admission and parking are free.

Saturday, November 22, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at DC Armory, 2001 East Capitol St SE. To learn more go to: www.myschooldc.org | FB: My School DC | Twitter: @MySchoolDC | #EdFEST”

11/20/14 4:30pm

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From a press release:

“Restaurant industry veterans Jennifer Meltzer and Chef Edward Reavis are pleased to announce the upcoming opening of ALL SET RESTAURANT & BAR, a 4,730-square-foot restaurant at 8630 Fenton Street in downtown Silver Spring in early spring 2015.

All Set, a space designed by Streetsense and rooted in community, food and quality, is destined to change the social dining scene and become a staple in Silver Spring, the hometown of co-owner Jennifer Meltzer.

“After living in the city, I developed a greater appreciation for the sense of community, tradition and togetherness which Silver Spring offers”, said Meltzer. “I am extremely excited to bring Silver Spring a new gathering place to relax and enjoy genuine, personalized hospitality coupled with good food and drink”.

All Set Restaurant and Bar will put a contemporary twist on seasonally inspired dishes which reflect Chef-Owner Edward Reavis’ passion for fresh ingredients, nutritious foods and unforgettable flavors.

“The menu will feature American cuisine inspired by the traditions of coastal New England. Moderately priced, the menu consists of diverse offerings. The dishes available will be comforting and current, all while supporting local farmers and suppliers,” said Chef Edward Reavis.

All Set will be open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests will also be able to enjoy a relaxing brunch on weekends. The kitchen will serve a 125-seat dining room, 15-seat bar featuring a raw seafood display and a 24-seat outdoor patio. A private dining room is also available to accommodate private events.

All Set Restaurant + Bar will be conveniently located in the Montgomery Center which contains a three level parking garage and is also walking distance from the Silver Spring Metro Station, The Fillmore and two blocks from Discovery Worldwide and United Therapeutics Headquarters.”

11/20/14 3:55pm

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Sherman and Barry Pl, NW

Potentially huge development news from the Washington Business Journal last week:

“Howard University has assembled 30 lots at the northeast corner of Sherman Avenue and Barry Place Northwest that it is now proposing to redevelop into a single building with more than 300 residential units and ground-floor retail.”

They also note:

“While the warehouse will be razed, that image [mural pictured above] will be “digitally reproduced and displayed in the lobby of the apartment building.”

Updates when demo/construction begins.

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rear of old refrigeration warehouse

11/20/14 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 4-6 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.

MordecaiChzburgers

“Mordecai the rescue dog, celebrates his six month adoptaversary in SW
(this is his cheeseburger face).”

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“Miche stretching in Dupont Circle.”

Phin

“This is Phineas. He was recently voted as the “Cutest Pet on Capitol Hill.” When not warming hearts and winning competitions, Phineas enjoys lounging on his stoop in Bloomingdale, playing with his toys, sleeping and posing for the camera.”