07/30/14 4:44pm

1317 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From an email:

“On Thursday, July 31st, DGS will celebrate its fifth monthly installment of Delicatessen After Dark and host DC’s very own Three Stars Brewery for a special tap takeover. Try their Citra Lemon Saison, Samsquanch White IPA or Ebony & Ivory Brown Ale straight out of the cask. DGS will be offering a special Meat + Three for $19.95: 12 hour smoked brisket, beer can chicken, grilled corn and pastrami butter, schmaltz braised greens and more. The event kicks off at 5pm.

Make reservations for both events online at dgsdelicatessen.com or by calling 202.293.4400.”

07/30/14 4:25pm

301 Pennsylvania Ave, SE

From a press release:

“Pret A Manger, the quick-serve restaurant and coffee shop known for preparing fresh, handmade food every day, is excited to open up its eighth shop in the nation’s capital this Friday, August 1st.

Situated on the corner of 3rd Street SE and Pennsylvania Avenue, the new shop will be catering to the offices and residences of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The location will feature 4,300 square feet of space and offer two floors of indoor dining space, along with an outdoor seating area.

Following their continued commitment to helping the hungry, Pret will donate unsold food at the end of every day to Thrive DC.

To celebrate this new store opening, Pret A Manger will host a full day of fun at the new shop, traditionally known as Guinea Pig Day (the day before the official opening) on Thursday, July 31st. Starting at 8am, locals can enjoy an array of free drinks, goodies, and other giveaways! Be on the lookout for Pret’s team members, who will be giving out vouchers for a free lunch in the morning. Customers can stop by in the afternoon between 12-2pm to redeem their lunch. Available only while supplies last!”

07/30/14 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 3-4 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.

CapeCod-SUP Pups-2014

“2 SUP Pups – Greetings from the Cape

Linkin from Dupont DC & Raider his brother from Arlington, VA
Enjoying their vacation in the Cape”


“Bailey is an eight-year-old toy fox terrier and he has been the joy of my life for the last year. He was a rescue from the Baltimore area and now is a popular dog-about-town in Capitol Hill.”

Murphy on the deck 2014-07

“Murphy the Big Giant Dog, formerly of Columbia Heights, eagerly awaits the return of Snallygaster to Yards Park”

07/30/14 3:10pm

703 Edgewood Street, NE

From a press release:

Mess Hall – a one-of-a-kind culinary incubator concept opening in Washington DC’s Brookland neighborhood, has announced the start of ‘Launch Pad’ – a competition inviting aspiring local food and beverage entrepreneurs to submit their business plans for a chance at winning a series of prizes provided by Mess Hall and number of additional notable industry brands/sponsors. The contest kicks-off online today and will conclude on September 27th at Mess Hall during a live interactive event at the newly launched venue where four finalists will take the stage before a crowd of dozens of industry insiders, food entrepreneurs, and a panel of high-profile local judges. (more…)

1725 Lanier Place Northwest

This rental is located at 1725 Lanier Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Spacious and bright 2BR/1BA 1st floor unit in Mount Pleasant. Kitchen is big enough for a table and offers tons of cabinet space! Rental also comes with storage unit. Available to move in right now! Pets not allowed. Housing Voucher welcomed, pls check DCHA website for approved submarket rent limits.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,525/Mo.

07/30/14 2:30pm


“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been concerned about the National Park Service’s apparent disregard for D.C. residents — reflected in stories about Fort Reno and Carter Barron concert issues, inadequate trash management, etc. So, nearly three weeks ago, when Shevchenko Park — an NPS site at 22nd and P in Dupont — was suddenly enclosed in barbed-wire fencing, I was eager to know what was going on. Demolition of the plaza began the next day, and my inquiry about the nature of the work and its completion date, submitted through nps.gov, went unanswered for more than a week. After getting a vague email from the communications office with few details and no completion date, but encouraging me to contact them with any follow-up questions, I responded with a second request for the completion date, but heard nothing back. I then contacted an NPS superintendent for D.C. and heard nothing.

So I emailed the acting regional director, who told me someone would get back to me, at which point – more than two weeks after raising the simple question – a deputy superintendent told me that the work (basically redoing the entire area except for the statue of Shevchenko himself) wasn’t scheduled for completion until the end of October. That makes it a disruptive four-month project in a residential neighborhood, with no public notice other than signs that just went up yesterday but seem inadequate, since they provide no completion date or contact info.

I am looking forward to improvements at Shevchenko Park, which many Dupont residents see and use every day, but why should it be so difficult to find out what the National Park Service is doing in your neighborhood?”


07/30/14 2:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user ep_jhu

Things to do in DC with group of 15 people??

“During the first weekend in August my extended family of 15 will be visiting me here in DC, from Friday-Sunday, and it’s proving very hard to plan activities! The youngest is 16, and one is unable to walk long distances due to a knee injury. Any ideas of things to do with this large group?”

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07/30/14 1:20pm


I reader cc’s me on a letter to DOH:

“To whom it may concern,

Today when Officer Daniels came to do the second health check as part of the quarantine of my dog Shiro, who was bitten at a dog park by another dog [which I reported], he left with my spouse an Official Notification of Animal Control Violation. I informed to him that I had renewed Shiro’s dog license and that the Health Regulation and Licensing Administration, in a letter, said that they had changed their system for dog tags and that the old tag will remain active unless it is lost. Officer Daniels said that a new tag is issued annually and that I need to present that to him or could be fined. There is obviously tremendous lack of communication between two offices, the Health Regulation and Licensing Administration and the Animal Services Program, in the same department, Department of Health, located in the same building.

Is there a new tag? Why was I not given the new tag and instead given a letter with information that Officer Daniels says is incorrect?

I need to solve this issue as soon as possible because I do not want to live with the threat of some government official taking my dog away from me due to some misunderstanding or misinterpretation that can lead to any form of abuse, which seems to be common in the District.

I am sure I am not the only person that is or will be experiencing a similar issue and there are many dog owners in this community that should be informed in the next ANC meeting.”