On Monday we noted GCDC grilled cheese bar would be opening in early 2014. Turns out it will be February – lots more details from a press release:
“Just one block from the White House, GCDC will soon open its doors to hungry downtown diners with gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, homemade soups, tots and more. Catering to both busy lunchers as well as the after-work happy hour crowd, GCDC will also boast an artisanal cheese bar helmed by NYC rising star cheesemonger Sophie Slesinger, and will offer a selection of local beers, wines and specialty cocktails. Opening from local father-and-son duo Bruce and Steven Klores, GCDC is scheduled to open in early February 2014 at 1730 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
The first restaurant from Bruce Klores and his son Steven, GCDC will be a fast casual-meets-wine bar concept, boasting the most comprehensive grilled cheese selection in the city. The hip new spot will serve the downtown community with a variety of truly unique and creative grilled cheese sandwiches using local ingredients, fresh salads, housemade soups, “topped” tots and other savory treats. Also catering to the happy hour crowd, GCDC will pair local wines and beers and seasonal cocktails with artisanal cheese and charcuterie boards, making it a hip after-work hangout for downtown workers.
The cornerstone of the concept is the extensive and always-rotating menu of specialty grilled cheese sandwiches – concocted by Steven in his own grilled cheese “lab.” Unique sandwiches may range from the soup-in-a-sandwich French Onion Soup, with Gruyere, caramelized onions and sherry on sourdough, or the indulgent Lobster GC with fresh lobster, l’amuse gouda and chives on sourdough. Fans of the classics can enjoy the Country Ham with provolone and cornichon mustard on rosemary bread or the Turkey Pesto with homemade pesto, fresh mozzarella, turkey, and tomato on multigrain. (more…)
“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of December 13-15, with service adjustments on the Red, Orange and Blue lines beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night.
Trains on the Yellow and Green lines will operate at regular weekend intervals.
On the Red Line, trains will operate every 20 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont and every 10 minutes during daytime hours between Grosvenor and Silver Spring. Orange and Blue Line trains will operate every 20 minutes as crews perform necessary bridge repair work. Green Line service will be normal between Branch Ave and College Park; however, riders traveling to or from Greenbelt should add time on Saturday and Sunday only (details below). (more…)
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“Charlie in some Park View afternoon light.”
“Belle from Mt. Pleasant”
“This is Phoebe, presiding over her Lanier Heights domain and its most precious commodity, the television remote.”
“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has announced it will close the eastbound and westbound lanes of H Street NE, between North Capitol Street and 5th Street NE, from Friday, December 13 at 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2013. The closure is to allow for the delivery of the first streetcar from the testing facility in Anacostia to H Street NE to begin the functional testing process.
The streetcar will be delivered on a flatbed truck from the Testing and Commissioning Site on South Capitol Street SE to H Street NE. Once on the corridor, the vehicle will be unloaded between 3rd Street NE and 5th Street NE and pushed into the tuck track on the Hopscotch Bridge. Unloading the streetcar will take approximately three hours.
For any combination of closures, local traffic will be permitted access to/from the Union Station garage and the Kaiser Permanente loading dock entrance. Traffic Control Officers (TCO) will be present to assist with pedestrian movements, to direct vehicles in and out of the Union Station garage and to control traffic at H Street NE and North Capitol Street NE.
“Charming light filled 1 bedroom in beautiful building, offers fantastic open & sunny space w/ walls of windows in the bedroom & solarium, extra space for den, hardwood floors throughout, lovely french doors, & beautifully updated kitchen w/ granite counter tops & custom cabinets. Building offers front desk concierge. Walking distance to Van Ness Metro, shopping & restaurants A Must See!”
I’ve been toying with making the switch over to Verizon Fios since it came to Columbia Heights. But I am curious, since Fios has been available in the neighborhood for a little while now, if anyone has made the switch and has reports or preferences?”
“I am looking for grant assistance! In the thread posted on 9/27/10 “Kami” mentioned “grant” assistance was available. Please let me know where to find applications for this assistance!! Thanks so much!”
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Sometime between Midnight and 5am this morning, two bikes were stolen from my backyard in Eckington, on the Unit Block of R St NE. I know, bikes get stolen every day in this city, and are hard to track, but the two bikes that were stolen are pretty hard to miss. I’ve attached a photo (thanks to PeopleforBikes.org for the great shot!!) Here are the specs:
1)Cream Xtracycle Radish long tail bike, with a Bobike front mounted baby seat/windshield, two large pannier bags, padded rear platform (note: Hoopty ‘rack’ in picture not currently attached), Obama bumper sticker on rear fender, lots of orange reflective ‘flower’ stickers, and an orange reflective mustache on the windshield.
2) White 24″ Opus Rambler with blue writing. Several “I biked to school at Yu Ying PCS today!” stickers. One black box bag on rear rack.
We are doing all the things we are supposed to do (filing a police report, setting craigslist alerts for DC, Baltimore and Philly, contacting all local bike shops, etc), but because these bikes are unique and tend to garner attention, there is a good chance that folks might see them out and about.
We are devastated. These bikes are our primary transportation when it is over 40 degrees outside. If you see them, please contact me as soon as possible! eblyttleton(at)gmail(dot)com or by phone (202-344-5389)”
“We have the safety report on the Nov. 18 incident when a zebra seriously injured a veteran keeper. Gates were left unlocked (which is against protocol), allowing the zebra Gumu to enter the same space with the keeper. There were no engineering or mechanical failures, and the facility meets AZA standards.
Thanks to the heroic and quick-minded responses of staff and a volunteer keeper aide, the zebra was distracted and contained and the keeper was rescued from further injury. Gumu is fine. We continue to keep our colleague in our thoughts and wish him a speedy recovery.”
“Call this castle home!: Rossdhu Gate. 1 of a kind Scottish Tudor Castle w/ crenellated rf, 4 stry tower w/ circular staircase, gargoyles, fountain, terrace w/ views of wee Loch Lomond. Enter another world in this unique home w/ newer kit & HVAC, pd baths, exterior stuccoed/repainted. . 2 sections joined by enclosed bridge over wide gate. 3BRs, 3.5BAs, sep library, office, much more. BY APPT ONLY!”