04/27/15 10:22pm

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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.

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1700 2nd St, NW

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04/27/15 4:30pm

DC-reynolds
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

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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.”

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

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04/27/15 3:50pm

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14th and V Street, NW

From Provision No. 14:

“In preparation for its 4/29 grand opening, new communal dining spot Provision No. 14 announces a soft opening from Monday, 4/27 and Tuesday, 4/28. During the restaurant’s two-day soft opening, Provision No. 14 will open its doors for dinner from 6-10pm and serve a limited version of its menu at a 25% discount on food.

On Wednesday, 4/29, the 14th Street Corridor restaurant will open to the public for dinner from 4-10pm and share a glass of complimentary bubbly with all dinner guests in celebration of its first night of operation.

Provision No. 14 will serve a menu of communal cuisine including Pata, whole suckling pig leg that is braised, dried and deep-fried, Miso Lamb Ribs with cucumber, radish & couscous, and Whole Roasted Dorade with boquerones tapenade. Smaller plates include several house made pastas, such as Tortolle with lamb, mustard greens & demi glace, and a selection of other composed plates, including Burrata with compressed melon, iberico ham & praline crunch and Cassoulet Salad with fava beans, confit quail & garlic vinaigrette.

The interactive beverage program features large-format cocktails, including The French Press, a 34-ouncecocktailserved in its namesake vessel with Bombay Sapphire gin, chartreuse, chamomile, honey & pineapple and grapefruit garnishes, and Pisco Porter with Macchu pisco, mint, orange juice, lemon, pineapple & chamomile, served in a wine bottle. Guests can also sip on boozy slushies, such as a frozen Moscow Mule, enjoy a signature beverage like the Redenbacher Old Fashioned with popcorn-infused rum, brown sugar syrup & angostura bitters, or try one of the draught cocktails such as Happy Gilmore with vodka, chamomile, demerara sugar & lemon juice.”

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04/27/15 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 6-8 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.

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“the pups — Jessie and (sad) Ralph — were in Grant Circle”

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“Porter in Columbia Heights is ready to go!”

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“Shenandoah of Dupont welcomes the first day of spring!”