Brookland has occupied an interesting place in D.C. history. Later it acquired the nickname “Little Rome” because of the nearly 60 Catholic institutions that grew up around around the Catholic University of America. These days, Brookland is probably best known to District residents as the home of the Monroe Street Market, a mixed-use development that includes an “Arts Walk” of dozens of artists’ studios as well as restaurants, cafes, and a Barnes & Noble bookstore.
You can get a taste of the neighborhood this Saturday at Best of Brookland. Put together by Gallery Towns, a new community of townhomes by Bozzuto Homes at Monroe Street Market, Best of Brookland will treat visitors to food and drink from some of the area’s favorite hang outs, including Busboys and Poets, Halsa, Brookland’s Finest, and the Dewdrop Inn. Brookland Pint will welcome guests to a beer garden, with community sponsors including Barnes and Noble, CUA, Dance Place, and A Creative DC.
And if you like music, you’re in luck. Best of Brookland will feature the roots rock of South Rail and the “blue collar rock ‘n’ roll” of the Low Counts.
Visit the Best of Brookland website and RSVP via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or email. The event starts this Saturday, October 17, from 1 to 5 p.m.