03/31/15 10:22pm

150 M Street, NE

Back in February we first heard NoMa was getting a beer garden. Now a bit more info from Wonder Garten’s liquor license placard:

“Food will be served from food trucks, which will be permitted on the premises. Total Occupancy Load of 300. Entertainment Endorsement with Cover Charge, dancing and possibly occasional live music.”

Hours are listed as Sunday 12pm – 10pm, Monday and Tuesday 4pm – 10pm, Wednesday and Thursday 4pm – 11pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm – 12am.

In other good NoMa news:

“The theme of this year’s NoMa Summer Screen is Dance, Dance, Dance! Please select your top 10 favorite dancing movies here.”


03/31/15 10:02pm


“a couple of ducks have taken up residency in the fountain at Blue Duck Tavern! Two mallards to be exact, according to the hostess they flew in last week and have been enjoying life in the fountain ever since. No sign of a nest yet, but we’re eagerly watching and hoping!”

03/31/15 4:10pm

9th Street between H and I Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending the update on Dolcezza.

Another reader sends a link to The Great Republic:

“The Great Republic is proud to announce the opening of its newest shop at CityCenterDC, scheduled for Spring 2015.

The Great Republic celebrates the United States in antique, one-of-a-kind offerings as well as Made in America handcrafted goods. Our products are designed for the individual that puts a premium on unquestioned authenticity and quality of craftsmanship when investing in an exceptional piece of history or handcrafted item – either for themselves or as a gift.

Exploring our offerings is an opportunity to see and own something you won’t easily find elsewhere. Leveraging nearly 30-plus years of experience in understanding and sourcing the world’s finest antiques and “off the chart” goods and gifts, we are absolutely confident in our ability to deliver the “wow” during this visit and future visits to our site.

We embrace the ethos that less is more, and seek out items that command your attention but never at the expense of our guiding principle, which is integrity – integrity in the way we do business and the products that we sell. In a room where an item from The Great Republic is on display, your guests will be drawn to the item and the story behind it.

Some of our “wow” includes everything from a beautifully framed 38-Star American flag to a first edition engraving of Washington’s famous Crossing of the Delaware, to an 1845 wall map of the United States, to a fully restored 1946 Indian Chief Motorcycle, and to a first edition of Mark Twain’s classic novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

In addition to the aforementioned offerings, we also sell what we refer to as “modern day collectibles.” In our mind the retail world is divided into two camps: those who know how to use tools to handcraft exceptional products and those who do not. The Great Republic is a company that completely embraces the first ethos, a company based on impeccable craftsmanship that combines the past, present and future, creating and showcasing exquisite Made in America items that will stand the test of time.

Visiting the Great Republic’s website affords each visitor the opportunity to the wonderment and uniqueness of our magnificent one-of-a-kind offerings presented alongside an array of handcrafted must-have modern day goods. So please stop by often and stay as long as you’d like…we look forward to getting to know you!”

03/31/15 3:30pm

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“Kylie from Lanier Heights on her first day of Puppy Kindergarten!”


“This is Max Purrzer in Adams Morgan. Max is excited about the Nats’ chances this season, especially now that his namesake and fellow heterochromian has joined the team.”


“Muddy Waters”