“In the heart of Washington, DC’s entertainment district is the top of the top 10 Tavern and Grill. Rising above the rest, this second floor bar and restaurant features delicious homemade food, the top ten beers and craft cocktails, and over two dozen high-definition televisions showcasing the day’s sports spectaculars.”
Yesterday 27 teams of architects, engineers, and developers came together at the National Building museum to build giant sculptures out of canned food to bring awareness to those in our nation’s capital that don’t have enough to eat. Afterwards, all of the cans are donated to the Capital Area Food Bank. Canstruction DC is sponsored by the Washington Architectural Foundation and Society for Design Administration, and has donated more than 250 tons of food to the Capital Area Food Bank.
The sculptures are open to the public from Nov. 20-27th, and “votes” can be cast in the form of cans donated at the site, or via an online donation here.
This is a great way to help our neighbors during this Thanksgiving season, and I’d be very appreciative if you could post the information on your site to encourage people to visit. Entry is free to view the sculptures, and the National Building Museum is located at 401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001. This year’s theme is “Movie Night” and there are sculptures representing blockbusters such as Star Wars, Ghostbusters, and Sharknado.”
829 7th St NW
Fri, November 18, 2016
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
A few weeks ago, Hurricane Matthew ripped through Haiti, leveling whole towns, leaving more than 1,000 dead and 1.4 million in need (more than 2x the population of DC). In Les Cayes – a seaside town on the south-western tip – almost all buildings have been wiped out, food and fresh water are in short supply, and cholera has been spreading like wildfire.
We can help. You can, too.
In 2010, many of you answered our call for Haitian earthquake relief, helping us raise ~$9k for medical aid in the wake of devastation and disaster. Through your support, our partner agencies (Partners in Health, Red Cross) provided direct medical services and supplies across the country. This time, we’re going hyper local.
We’re raising funds for the Haitian-American Church in Pompano Beach, FL. They’ve been tapped by public officials to coordinate city-wide relief efforts. (The Miami-Pompano metro area has the highest concentration of US-based Haitians). Funds collected by the church are being routed to 3 trusted Haiti-based organizations focused on Les Cayes recovery, providing medical relief, social services, rebuilding aid (Gasgov Clerge, Hosean Ministry, Haiti Christian Development Fund).
Our friend, Robert Daguillard’s, aunt co-manages the church.
How you can help:
Donate, here. Tell your friends to do so, too. (THERE IS A DONATION-ONLY LINK UNDER TICKETS.)
Join us, Friday, November 18th, from 6:30-10pm for a celebration of Haitian culture, details about the relief efforts we’re supporting, and light food & bevvies. (more…)
W.B. Moses and Sons store at 11th and F Streets NW, circa 1915 (source: Library of Congress).
“Sell Furniture Earth Over” was the headline in The Sunday Star in November 1908 profiling the W.B. Moses and Sons firm headquartered at 11th and F Streets downtown. By that time the company was well established as “the largest exclusively retail furniture carpet, upholstery, drapery, bedding and wall-paper house in America,” as one promotional book put it. Elegant W.B. Moses furnishings, many of them manufactured right here in the District, graced hundreds of homes throughout the Washington area and as far away as Panama City, Panama. Though the firm disbanded in 1937, antiques collectors still find mahogany chairs, dressers, and tables sporting the W.B. Moses label. Even the Senate Reception Room, one of the most richly decorated spaces in the U.S. Capitol, is fitted out with elegant Flemish oak benches custom made by W.B. Moses in 1899. (more…)
“Free State, opening in December, 2016 will be a casual neighborhood bar that brings local libations and provisions from the mid-Atlantic states to the heart of Washington, DC. Located in the basement level of 700 G St. NW, Free State will offer a well-curated list of 14 drafts and large format bottles from local craft breweries. The craft cocktail list will mix up some new recipes and classic favorites that feature spirits made by distilleries from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. A selection of local wines from Virginia and North Carolina will be offered and complimented by classics from the new and old world. Finally the snack list will include some nostalgic local staples to compliment the drink lists.
Free State will architecturally feature a nautical theme with rustic and comfortable furnishings featuring reclaimed wood, ship rope, antique maps and photography as well as some special personal touches. Free State’s interior design was created by Edit Lab, who designed The Columbia Room, Kapnos, Boundary Stone and many more. Exterior mural, website and graphics produced by Beyond Collective Studios. (more…)
“Today at approximately 2:45 AM, MPD Officers in the Chinatown area heard several gunshots. An adult male victim was then found shot in the 600 block of H Street, NW. The Victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. This case is being actively investigated by members of the First District Detectives Unit. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099. Additionally, you can text any information to the MPD by sending a message to 50411.”
This rental is located at 915 E Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Located in the heart of Penn Quarter, this luxury condo features beautiful hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, granite counters and a private outdoor terrace. The building is professionally managed, pet-friendly, and provides a 24/hr concierge, fitness room and rooftop deck. This unit is in a prime location, just blocks from the Verizon Center and tons of restaurants.”
“On Rye, a modern sandwich shop with a creative and lighter twist on Jewish deli staples, will open on November 11 down the street from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.’s Chinatown neighborhood. Founder Ilyse Fishman Lerner draws from her heritage to refine and trim down counter-service favorites with inventive recipes and techniques, serving up these creations in a 2,550-square-foot, 60-seat space.
“We’re thrilled to open our permanent location, particularly given the great response we’ve had to our stand at Nationals Park,” said founder and first-time restaurant owner Ilyse Fishman Lerner. “Our goal is to change the perception of Jewish sandwiches and other deli items as ‘heavy, special occasion food’ to everyday fare that you can eat several times a week, while still maintaining a connection to the comfort and tradition of the cuisine.”
On Your Plate
On Rye’s menu focuses on traditional Jewish deli sandwiches and other classics that have been elevated with fresh ingredients and modern, more health-conscious cooking techniques to reduce salt content without sacrificing flavor. Of the ten sandwiches on the menu, half are vegetarian or can easily be made meat-free.
A riff on the classic “pastrami on rye” sandwich features a choice of Wagyu corned beef, Wagyu pastrami or roasted turkey breast– served with spicy mustard on marbled rye bread. Reubens abound (more…)