“Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue will return to the National Building Museum’s West Lawn. The immensely popular outdoor experience will open Thursday, May 1 and run through Labor Day weekend. In addition to award-winning Texas-style barbecue and ice-cold Shiner beers, the Backyard Barbecue will offer live music from local and touring artists.
The Museum will again host a number of late nights so that visitors can enjoy barbecue and great summer programming inside the Great Hall.
Starting Thursday, May 1st, Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue will be open Thursday through Saturday from 4–9 pm.”
Unfortunately I’m told plans for a similar set up near Nat Park didn’t work out.
“As part of the DC Streetcar Project, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is advising the public of significant streetcar vehicle movements this week that may cause congestion along H Street NE and Benning Road, NE and near the DC Streetcar Testing and Commissioning Site on South Capitol Street.
On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the DC Streetcar Operations and Maintenance Team will switch out the current streetcar vehicle parked on H Street N E for another one. First, a second Inekon streetcar vehicle will be delivered to the H/Benning corridor to begin its System Integration Testing. Then, the streetcar vehicle that has been undergoing testing on the H/Benning corridor since December will be transported back to the Testing and Commissioning Site on South Capitol Street SE to receive scheduled maintenance.
On Wednesday, March 12, one of the District’s United Streetcar vehicles manufactured by U.S.-based Oregon Iron Works (OIW), will be transported from the Testing and Commissioning Site to the H/Benning corridor. By the end of Wednesday, two streetcar vehicles will be undergoing System Integration Testing on the corridor.
Motorists are advised to take alternate routes if possible on Tuesday or Wednesday, as added congestion is expected on South Capitol Street SE, Firth Sterling Avenue SE, Howard Road SE, Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Good Hope Road SE, Minnesota Avenue SE and NE, as well as H Street NE, Benning Road NE and Oklahoma Avenue NE.
Metrobus will maintain their regular bus routes this week, but riders traveling eastbound and westbound on the H/Benning corridor or along any of the above-mentioned streets should expect delays.”
Winfield Scott Hancock (February 14, 1824 – February 9, 1886) was a career U.S. Army officer and the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 1880. He served with distinction in the Army for four decades, including service in the Mexican-American War and as a Union general in the American Civil War. Known to his Army colleagues as “Hancock the Superb”, he was noted in particular for his personal leadership at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. One military historian wrote, “No other Union general at Gettysburg dominated men by the sheer force of their presence more completely than Hancock.” As another wrote, “… his tactical skill had won him the quick admiration of adversaries who had come to know him as the ‘Thunderbolt of the Army of the Potomac’.” His military service continued after the Civil War, as Hancock participated in the military Reconstruction of the South and the Army’s presence at the Western frontier.
Hancock’s reputation as a war hero at Gettysburg, combined with his rare status as a prominent figure with impeccable Unionist credentials and pro-states’ rights views, made him a quadrennial presidential possibility in the years after the Civil War. His noted integrity was a counterpoint to the corruption of the era, for as President Rutherford B. Hayes said, “… [i]f, when we make up our estimate of a public man, conspicuous both as a soldier and in civil life, we are to think first and chiefly of his manhood, his integrity, his purity, his singleness of purpose, and his unselfish devotion to duty, we can truthfully say of Hancock that he was through and through pure gold.” This nationwide popularity led the Democrats to nominate him for President in 1880. Although he ran a strong campaign, Hancock was narrowly defeated by Republican James A. Garfield.
“Hey Buddy! on 14th is hiring qualified receptionist for full time positions to include weekends and some evenings. We are a newly opened dog daycare, animal boarding, and grooming facility. Qualified applicants will have a minimum of two years experience in the Veterinary, animal care, or administrative fields. Ability to multi-task, communicate effectively with clientele, precise attention to detail are imperative. You will be required to handle, care for, and clean up after animals. Love for animals while important, should go hand in hand with professionalism and a strong personal desire to ensure the well being of all animals. It is important to note that this position will not be filled by persons who only want to play with animals. We are a business and intend to operate as such.”
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.
“In total, Thompson — whose company had a contract worth $300 million a year with the city — funneled $668,800 to “a political candidate for Mayor,” the charging documents say. Those documents also claim that the unreported donation was made “in coordination with” the candidate.”
“Upscale tavern serving European sausages, hotdogs, pretzels and popcorns featuring DJ and background music. No designated dance floor – no dancing. Summer Garden with 210 seats. Seating capacity is 60. Total occupancy load is 330.”
Now we have a name – Sauf Haus – coming this summer:
“Star and Shamrock [1341 H Street, NE], DC’s only Irish-Jewish tavern and delicatessen, announced today that they will be hosting an entire weekend of shenanigans and simcha celebrating Purim and St Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 15th through Monday, March 17th.
“Purim is a Jewish celebration, a day of feasting and good tidings. St. Patrick’s Day is the most festive of Irish holidays”, says owner Jay Feldman, “That’s too much to cram into one day–we need to make a grand celebratory weekend of it!”
Live, local entertainment will feature performances by The MollyHawks (themollyhawks.com), Klezcentricity (klezcentricity.com) and Shannon Dunne Dancers (shannondunnedance.com).
Performance schedule is as follows:
Saturday 11am – Shannon Dunne Dancers
Sunday 9pm – Klezcentricity
Monday 8pm – The MollyHawks
Star and Shamrock will open its doors early Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 10 am. Menu specials like corned beef and cabbage sliders and shepherd’s pie spring rolls pair with He’ Brew Hop Manna IPA and Guinness, the original craft beer from 1759! For dessert, try a Jameson Pickleback or Shamrock shooter!”