You probably already know Milk Cult as DC’s first motorcycle based mobile ice cream vendors (if you didn’t -you do now). Well, get excited, the duo is gearing up for their next project.
Enter: The Sanctuary.
Milk Cult’s pop-up style Cafe. They are creating a space for people to come and stay a while, where they can enjoy the highest quality of coffee, food, and soak up the Milk Cult experience. The Sanctuary will provide a full espresso bar, free wi-fi, and a full fledged savory program featuring their take on brunch-style tacos. Basing their operation out of Union Kitchen, the pop-up cafe is a springboard for Ed and Patrick’s passion for quality food in a welcoming atmosphere.”
You can read more background info here and make a loan here.
“The pop-up will be open from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. during the week and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekends…does breakfast tacos ($3 apiece, or three for $9) with a twist: Scrambled eggs come atop flour tortillas with corned beef hash and arugula, or bacon and chives. Mine, with a tater-tot hash (yes!), tomatillo and a foam of lemony hollandaise, might have been the biggest departure from an actual taco, but it was tasty nonetheless.”
Thanks to all who sent the sad word of Moroni and Brothers Pizza closing at 4811 Georgia Ave, NW. Moroni and Brothers opened up back in 2007 and for a while had some of the best pizza in town. There is now a very sad voice mail when you call them – saying they’ve closed for they don’t know how long and something about getting in trouble. Moroni was definitely a pioneer and while they strayed a bit from the original focus on Neapolitan pizza – they will be missed by many. Hopefully, they’ll be able to reopen at some point and return to their original glory. You can still see their delicious pizza menu here.
The Upshur Street Handmade Arts & Crafts Fair takes place this Saturday, December 14, from 11:00am-4:00pm. Thirty local artists, crafts people, and food vendors will line the 800 block of Upshur Street in Petworth for this annual neighborhood holiday event. You’ll find one-of-a-kind handmade gifts such as pottery, wooden jewelry, knitted scarves, small oil paintings, photo prints, and tasty edible gifts, too, plus a whole lot more.
The fair’s Tailgate Music Series features four local bands rocking anything from honky tonk to jazz on the back of a pick up truck. The musical line up includes The Delafields, Herb Scott Trio, Elena & Los Fulanos, and Paperhaus.
Participating local businesses include Domku Bar & Cafe, Willow Boutique, Petworth Citizen, Nathan Hill Design, Annie’s Ace Hardware, and Fia’s Fabulous Finds. Check in for day-of specials on custom prints, clothes, delicious food, and some kickin’ cocktails that’ll warm your toes.
Join us Saturday for the 8th year of supporting DC’s local goods producers, keeping our holiday shopping dollars at home, and supporting emerging entrepreneurs in the District. While you’re at it, shop the annual Petworth Library Holiday Book Sale on the other side of Georgia Avenue.
Where: 800 Block of Upshur Street, NW, Petworth
When: Saturday, December 14, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Transportation: Capital Bike Share at 9th & Taylor Streets, Petworth/Georgia Avenue Metro, Bus lines 70, 64″
China American Inn has been around as long as I can remember – but just noticed the space is now for rent. Fans of the cuisine shouldn’t worry too much – Dannie’s Carry Out remains open across the street at 830 Upshur St, NW. China American Inn was located right next to Willow near the Petworth Citizen:
“On 12/9/13, at approximately 11pm, the complainant sustained several apparent gunshot wounds to the chest in the 700 block of Farragut St., NW. The complainant was transported to an area hospital and admitted in stable condition. There is no usable lookout or additional information at this time. The Fourth District Detectives are investigating this crime.”
“Recently renovated, plenty of closets, W/D in unit, granite, hard wood floors, SS appliances. Moments from restaurants, bars and lounges. Minutes from two metro stops. How about a jog? One block away from Rock Creek Park jogging trails. Plenty of street parking. Secured building.”
“Between 7 and 7:30 p.m. tonight, nearly a dozen DCFD and MPD vehicles were at intersection of Georgia Avenue and Webster Street, closing off Georgia between Varnum and Allison Streets, as well as Webster between Iowa and Kansas Avenues. We heard what sounded like a police megaphone outside for a few minutes, so we poked our heads out and saw this.
According to one first responder that I spoke to, it was “just a small kitchen fire,” at 908 Webster Street, but it’s easy to see from some of these photos that there must have been enough smoke to soot up the side of the attached home. One bystander noted that none of the home’s windows had been busted and there was no smoke left in the air, so they must have responded quick.”
“Cottage Conversation This Thursday!
Lincoln’s Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC
“Lincoln’s Citadel sets a new standard for research and insight into wartime Washington. Kenneth Winkle has taken the political intrigue of the nation’s besieged capital and turned it into the setting for a remarkable series of human stories about the ordinary men and women who rallied to help President Lincoln save the Union.”
- Matthew Pinsker, author of Lincoln’s Sanctuary.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
with Dr. Kenneth J. Winkle
Author of Lincoln’s Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, DC
Reception: 6:00pm / Robert H. Smith
Visitor Education Center
Lecture: 6:30pm / President Lincoln’s Cottage
Tickets: Reception, $10 / Lecture, $10
FREE for members at $250+ level
Email SMiraminy@savingplaces.org or
Call 202-829-0436 x31232″