02/08/16 11:35am

Photo by PoPville flickr user LaTur

From the Mayor’s office:

“Mayor Muriel Bowser has directed the DC Snow Team to go into a full deployment Monday, February 8. The District will deploy more than 200 plows by noon, based on predictions of a system that begins with rain during the day but may change to snow possibly in time for the evening rush hour. Accumulations are not known at this time but there could be 1-3 inches overnight Monday night into Tuesday, and the morning rush hour also could be affected. The low temperature Monday night is predicted to be 32F. Tuesday’s forecast is for a 50% chance for rain and snow with a high of 40F. (more…)

02/08/16 11:10am

1331 4th Street, SE

A reader reports:

“New coffee shop, Philz, coming soon [this spring] in the Arris Apartment building which is still under construction.

FYI – the alley next to the building is pretty sweet too. Check out the industrial lighting and rusty, steel sculptures that have been installed. They tie in pretty nicely to the feel of the neighborhood I think.”

navy yard

02/08/16 10:35am

1827 Adams Mill Road, NW

Thanks to Benjamin for sending Friday night:

“looks like #TailUpGoat is having soft opening tonight. Sign says “See you Tuesday”

Tail Up Goat’s website says:

“How to tell the difference on an island overrun with both: “Tail up goat. Tail down sheep.”

Owners Jon Sybert, Jill Tyler, and Bill Jensen have been working in Washington area restaurants for over three decades collectively. They came together to open the kind of comfortable neighborhood joint they would want to frequent themselves. Adams Morgan is the corner of the city they call home, and they are thrilled to be doing business in this vibrant, historic community.

The three partners met working side by side at local institutions Komi and Little Serow. They soon came to realize that they shared the same sense of pride in their jobs and decided it might be fun to have a place of their own. When a former regular named Kevin Doyle joined up as their financial backer, this dream became a reality.

Tail Up Goat is the type of spot where you can just as easily grab a quick bite on the way home or settle in for a more leisurely celebration. The food and drink are soulful and sophisticated with a special emphasis on pasta and bread along with idiosyncratic, food-friendly tipples and soft drinks. You are just as likely to discover something new and wildly unexpected as settle into a stunning take on an old forgotten favorite.

The restaurant’s name is a nod to the U.S. Virgin Islands, Jill’s childhood home. She and Jon tied the knot on her favorite beach, and Bill occasionally joins them on vacation along with his wife. It is the kind of place where time slows, shoulders relax, and you are able to reconnect easily with friends and family, which is to say exactly the kind of place we want our restaurant to be.”

Check out their menu here. They are located right next door to the coming Philz coffee in the new Adamo building.

02/08/16 9:25am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Rich Renomeron

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.

via google maps

Ed. Note: On Saturday night there was a shooting in the 5400 block of Georgia Ave, NW.

From MPD:

“Today at approximately 2:15 AM, an off-duty MPD officer heard multiple people arguing in the rear alley of the 900 block of Ingraham Street, NW. The officer went to investigate when he observed an adult male subject fire a gun at another male in the alley. However, the shots did not take effect. The complainant then jumped into a vehicle and fled the location. The off-duty officer broadcast a lookout for the vehicle and the suspects to other units. The vehicle containing the complainant was stopped in the 5600 block of Georgia Avenue, NW, and the suspect was stopped at 9th & Ingraham Streets, NW. The suspect was found to be in possession of a loaded pistol. An identification procedure was conducted and both the off-duty officer and the complainant positively identified the suspect. The suspect was then placed under arrest for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) and Carrying a Pistol Without a License.”

02/07/16 10:22pm

1206 Wisconsin Avenue NW (off the intersection of M & Wisconsin at the end of the alleyway)

From an email:

“After months of anticipation, we will finally opened our doors!

One of the main reasons our Beer Director Greg Engert got his start in the craft beer world was Belgian beer. Nine years and a handful of beer-centric bars, restaurants and a brewery later, we’re thrilled to be opening a bistro and bar in the heart of Georgetown that is completely dedicated to the rustic cuisine and fabled brewing culture of Belgium.

Our doors open at 5:30 PM for dinner and our 50 drafts along with cocktails & wine will be flowing with an expansive breadth of selections that illuminate the flavor-driven, craft-brewed complexity that is the trademark of the best Belgian beers.



Sovereign-Wine-Glass-Drinks (PDF)

Whet your appetite with Chef Peter Smith’s dinner menu and our draft list.”