“Diners (and drivers) rejoice – Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.’s drive-thru location is coming in hot! I’m reaching out with news that Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. will open its doors to the public beginning this Saturday, April 15th at 9:00 AM with its fresh-fast restaurant. Eager diners and biscuit enthusiasts are encouraged to stop by the new location in Gateway/Bladensburg to fill their stomachs with a selection of crave-worthy biscuit sandwiches, juicy fried chicken, refreshing salads and creamy frozen “Cultshakes” by DC’s premier ice creamery, Milk Cult. (more…)
“Driving home this weekend, I noticed that Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. appears to be setting up a brick and mortar spot on Bladensburg, just north of NY Ave NE. It’s taking over the building that used to be Dolphin Fish and Chicken. Super exciting to see something that isn’t a new night club going in on this stretch, and hoping it means more to come for Bladensburg!!”
Mason Dixie Biscuit Co tells me they should be opening soon – stay tuned for an exact opening date later next week. In the meantime they describe the new spot:
“CUISINE: A nostalgic throw-back to a 1950’s roadside kitchenette, Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.’s Drive Thru is a fresh-fast restaurant focusing on crave-worthy biscuit sandwiches, juicy fried chicken, and creamy frozen “Cultshakes” by DC’s premier ice creamery, Milk Cult. Mason Dixie serves versions of these delicious Southern roadside classics made-to-order, using fresh, preservative-free, hormone-free, and high quality local ingredients with heart-warming Southern hospitality.
ICE CREAM PROGRAM: Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. partners with DC ice creamery, Milk Cult, on an ice cream program specially made for the Drive Thru. The menu is complete with ice-creams by the scoop, inventive ice cream sandwiches, and introducing the exclusive “Cultshake” by Mason Dixie – signature hand-spun milkshakes only available at the Drive Thru. The duo met as members of Union Kitchen in Ivy City and are collaborating for this break-out concept.
SPACE: Located in Washington, DC’s thriving Ivy City/Gateway community, Mason Dixie’s Drive-Thru reinvigorates the former fast food locale into a nostalgic 1950’s roadside kitchenette. The restaurant preserves the existing drive-thru and features updated vintage fixtures and a fresh new face to the exterior façade. The 32-seat restaurant interior gives a playful nod to a throw-back Howard Johnson meets old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Hand-picked vintage furniture and a retro color scheme provide a fun and relaxed aesthetic which will reintroduce the social aspect of the classic teen hangout spot. The youthful ambiance and family-friendly atmosphere is sure to evoke a trip down memory lane.”
I live in a semi detached duplex style house. The neighbor was issued a stop work order in August 2016. The house is currently a see thru with a failing structure. Our party wall is made of wood (shiplap) and it is serving as my exterior wall. I currently have wildlife inside the walls of my home because the party wall was damaged leaving gaping holes larger enough for squirrels or rats or even raccoons. (more…)
hahaha thanks to Whitney for sending from 18th Street and Evarts St, NE “Right in front of center for the aging!” just before 4pm. Don’t click the more button if you are offended by a naked ass walking down the middle of the street: (more…)
“On Monday, November. 14, 2016 at approximately 9:30 pm Fifth District Officers responded to the 2300 Woodridge St NE in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived on the scene and located a victim. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment. A suspect in the shooting was taken into custody for questioning. The shooting was found to be domestic in nature and no continuous danger to the community.”
“The District Clay Center will open Washington’s first Ceramic Center and Gallery on Saturday, November 19 as it expands its space from 2,000 to 6,400 square feet at Off the Beaten Track Warehouse near Brookland in northeast Washington DC.
The NEW! District Clay Center will also include a 500 square foot ceramic Gallery, room for workshops and receptions, an associate artist program and studio artist program, including private artist studio space, the most comprehensive offering of ceramic equipment in the region, a guest resident artist program for young emerging artists and a master artist workshop program. (more…)
“DC-based wedding startup Pop! Wed Co. has opened the district’s first get-married-anytime, secular wedding “chapel”. Not getting married, but just want to visit? Stop by any Friday in November between 12-7pm for a drink and a tour!
You may know Pop! Wed Co. from their guerilla-style popup weddings at downtown museums, or their collaborations with beloved local establishments like DC Brau and Miss Pixie’s. Now, the wedding startup is opening their own bright, fun, styled wedding headquarters to host the most fun tiny weddings in the city — and maybe, on the planet.
The new wedding venue is part of DC’s Off the Beaten Track Warehouse, a community of artists in the heart of Northeast DC. Other tenants include florists and a letterpress studio, so couples can get almost anything they’d need for a wedding right at the Warehouse. [2414 Douglas St, NE] (more…)
“Washington, D.C. (September 19, 2016) — This Saturday, September 24, D.C.’s famed concert and nightlife venue Echostage will celebrate its four-year anniversary in style with a free concert and party for fans. Internationally acclaimed DJs Deorro and MAKJ will provide the soundtrack for the night-long bash while party-goers enjoy a complimentary open bar to get the bash started from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Washingtonians 18+ can reserve free tickets to the event on Echostage’s website.
Since its inception in 2012, Echostage has attracted industry EDM and hip hop heavyweights such as Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Snoop Dogg, Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Jay-Z, and Hardwell. (more…)
Vocal residents in Langdon and Woodridge have successfully lobbied for a liquor license moratorium in the vicinity of Echostage, Stadium Club, Bliss, The Scene, etc. There will be a 30-day public comment period once the notice is up on the DC Register.
While I’m glad the radius is only 600 feet from the intersection of Bladensburg Rd. and 24th Pl. NE, and not the 1800 feet frequently requested, I’m still dismayed that residents are intent on suppressing economic development in this otherwise underutilized area of the city for the sake of their own street parking conveniences.”
The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (Board) approved proposed rules on September 7, 2016 in response to community petitions for a limit on certain liquor licenses in the Langdon Park and Woodridge communities. The proposal is not yet in effect as it is still subject to a 30-day public comment period.
The proposed moratorium would extend 600 feet in all directions from the intersection of Bladensburg Road and 24th Place, NE. Within the zone, two restrictions would apply for a three-year period. First, the proposed rules would place a limit of three class C nightclub and multipurpose facility licenses in the zone. Second, the proposed rules would not allow new entertainment endorsements to be issued to restaurants and taverns in the area. (more…)
“The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) in conjunction with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) is hosting the 2nd Annual Chuck Brown Day. The free event celebrates the music and memory of DC’s Go-Go music legend Chuck Brown.
The celebration features musical performances by the Chuck Brown Band, with Plunky and the Oneness, and Secret Society. The event also includes information tables and a children’s area with the Chuck Brown Foundation’s annual “back to school back pack giveaway.” Bring a blanket or lawn chair for an afternoon of entertainment in honor of the godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown.