04/15/14 10:55pm

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A new sports bar, The Big Stick, is coming to Navy Yard right near Nats Park and the metro at 20 M Street, SE. A recent liquor license placard says:

“This is a new “C” Restaurant with an Entertainment Endorsement and Sidewalk Café. The establishment will be a sports bar featuring an alpine lodge theme and décor serving casual foods such as bratwursts, sausages and kielbasas, salads, sandwiches, wraps and crispy oven-baked macaroni and cheese.”

Hours of operation are listed as Sunday through Thursday 8am to 2am, Friday and Saturday 8am to 3am.

Washington Business Journal reported that it comes from the owner of nearby Justin’s Cafe and hopes to open in June.

Ed. Note: Not sure what’s up with the alpine themed bars

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M and Half St, SE

04/15/14 10:05pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user ep_jhu

Your captions in the comments and winners (free PoP t-shirts) picked Friday. If you find a caption particularly funny be sure to let me know in the comments so I can select a reader pick too.

Ed. Note: I’m out of small and medium shirt sizes at the moment but I’ve made the reorder – new shirts should arrive in about 2 weeks!

04/15/14 4:55pm

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901 G Street, NW

From an email:

“On Thursday April 17th at 7 pm in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library the DC Public Library is proud to welcome author Corey Recko as he speaks about his new book “A Spy For the Union.” Join us as we learn the story of Timothy Webster and his life and careers as a New York City policeman and a military spy. In the mid-1850s, he left the police department and took a job for Allan Pinkerton with his newly formed detective agency. It was as a Pinkerton detective that Webster helped uncover a plot to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln in 1861.

Webster went on to serve the United States as a spy in the Civil War. For a time he was the Union’s top agent, but his career came to an abrupt end when he was betrayed and became the first spy executed in the Civil War.

This program is free and open to the public [but requires a ticket]. Thank you, and we look forward to you joining us for this interesting presentation.”

04/15/14 4:00pm

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“Dear PoPville,

I went to the Maine Avenue Wharf to get some fresh scallops for the weekend and found out the Century old Phillips Flagship Crab Deck Restaurant founded in 1914 at 900 Water Street closes Monday April 28 to make way for the huge Wharf development on the SW waterfront.”

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Ed. Note: We looked at a final farewell to the nearby Channel Inn’s Engine Room earlier this month.

04/15/14 3:45pm

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From DC Brau:

“April 15th, starting at 5pm – A big THANK YOU from DC Brau with $3 pints of Public, Citizen & Corruption all night!

Also on draft:
9th Gate, Bete Noire, Brainless Corruption, Exaltation, Heurich’s Lager, Natas, Natas Nitro, Pauncy English Stout, Penn Quarter Porter, The Tradition, Everyday Junglist, Catoctin Creek Barrel-Aged Citizen, Red Wine Barrel-Aged Yonder Cities, Maple Syrup Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Heurich’s Lager, Plus two special casks! $3 Public, Citizen and Corruption ALL NIGHT!”

Meridian Pint is located at 11th and Park Rd, NW

@mayorvincegray tweets:

“Happy 3-year anniversary to @dcbrau – were the first brewery to operate within the District since 1956.”

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04/15/14 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.

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“This is Radar, terror of Brightwood.”

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“I told you to take 495, the NJ Turnkpike SUCKS!”

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“This is Murphy from Logan Circle excited for his evening walk in his poncho!”