I’m trying to find a new home for my 9 year old red-ticked coon hound, Carol Schwartz (the Dog). Carol is a very sweet and loving dog, but she is a little on the nervous side, and she just doesn’t get along with small children; she doesn’t understand them and she gets spooked easily by their erratic movements. With a 15 month old son and another baby on the way, it is time to find a home that is a little quieter, a little more routine, and a little more Carol-centric.
We are doing everything we can to find a great forever home for her, but the rescues we’ve checked with won’t take a dog that is already in a safe home; that means we would have to take her to a shelter first, which I really don’t want to do, given her age and nervousness.
She is truly a wonderful companion animal, and she would do really well in a home where she can get a good routine. She’s in excellent health (up to date on all her shots and meds) and is very energetic for a dog her age. She loves to snuggle on the couch, go on long walks, run in the snow, and generally be wherever her people are. She’s even good on road trips.
Oh, and did I mention she comes with 3,579 fans on Facebook? She’s kind of a big deal.
We’ve called all the rescues in the area and we’ve been promoting the heck out of her Petfinder profile, but I’m hoping that a post on PoPville could give her a little boost! We’re in DC, but I would be willing to drive her just about anywhere to deliver her to a good home!”
“Flex your beer mussels at The Black Squirrel on Tuesday, April 28th, when Belgian breweries L. Huyghe, Het Anker, and Oud Beersel meet Mussel Night for All-You-Can-Eat Mussels Belgian beer Happy Hour from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wetten Importers’ Bernard Van Order will be on hand to talk beer and distribute free Delirium and Lucifer glassware.
We will be pouring four Belgian ales for the event:
· Delirium Nocturnum (L. Huyghe, Belgian Dark Ale, 9%)
· La Guillotine (L. Huyghe, Belgian Strong Blonde Ale, 8.5%)
· Lucifer (Het Anker, Belgian Strong Pale Ale, 8%)
· Oude Gueuze (Oud Beersel, Gueuze, 6%, 375mL bottle)
Three types of mussel sauces (white wine and tomato, cream curry, and Andouille sausage) will be available to pair with your Belgian ale. It is a forgone conclusion that you will consume both beer and mussels in extremely large quantities.
To be fair to these breweries, they do have pretty great histories. Het Anker has been brewing in the city of Mechelen since 1369. That is the year Jan in den Anker paid his penny membership to the St. Rombouts Chapter of the Brewer’s Guild. The Brewery Oud Beersel started in 1882 on the outskirts of Brussels. It is one of the last remaining authentic lambic breweries of Belgium. And at the L. Huyghe Brewery the real action started in 1985 when the brewery was revamped, and by 1988 they were brewing the famous pink elephants of Delirium Tremens.
If you have a chance, stop by and have a swig of Belgian history along with a steamy pot of all-you-can-eat mussels.”
“The Popal family, the restaurateurs behind Café Bonaparte, Napoleon Bistro and Malmaison are proud to announce the opening of Lapis, a modern Afghan bistro. Lapis will take over the location of Napoleon Bistro in Adams Morgan and will open to the public April 23, 2015.
Lapis will offer homemade Afghan recipes prepared by the Popal family’s most prized culinary asset—their mother, Shamim Popal, who will serve as Executive Chef. After years of enjoying her authentic dishes as a family, they decided it was time to share them with D.C, the city they call home.”
“Anyone out-and-about in Adams Morgan should drop by Friday, April 17, from 9am – 7 pm to welcome our newest neighbor, Sweet Science Coffee, that shares space with the legendary home furnishings store, Skynear Designs, at 1800 Wyoming Avenue, NW…
Friday will mark the soft opening of this delightful coffee boutique…”
“Upon opening in D.C. on Friday, April 17th, Songbyrd Record Café will be the first of its kind in the city. Songbyrd is defined by the freedom to enjoy, consume, and interact with music in a comfortable, social environment. In addition, the Adams Morgan cafe houses one of the country’s only 1947 Voice-O-Graph recording booths, on which anyone and everyone is encouraged to record their own sounds directly onto a 45-rpm record.
Microphone from Voice-O-Graph. photo: James Jackson
The moniker Songbyrd pays tribute to legendary DC musician, Charlie Byrd. One of the first to blend jazz and bossa nova in the early 60s, he is credited for introducing Americans to Brazilian music with the release his album: Jazz Samba, which was recorded in Washington, D.C. Drenched in musical history, the new café occupies the same space as the former Showboat Lounge, where Byrd and Stan Getz dreamt up the idea for the career making album. To locals, the Showboat Lounge was the “finest” music room in Washington and Sonbyrd hopes to build on that legacy.
photo: James Jackson
Sonbyrd aims to re-imagine a musical destination in which devotees and aficionados can explore, create and purchase music while also enjoying a café atmosphere. With the Voice- O-Graph, artists can record up to three minutes and ten seconds of music, comedy, thoughts, or anything at all and take home their very own “45’” for $15. Ultimately, Songbyrd will offer approximately 350 vinyl records featuring an array of genres with a special emphasis on soul, funk, R&B, hip hop and indie albums that would make the cafe’s namesake proud. Want to discover new music? The café will suggest featured releases and custom digital listening stations will be available to sample albums as well as curated playlists.
Industry vet Alisha Edmonson and fellow audiophile and Adams Morgan resident Joe Lapan are hoping to build a sense of community with the perfect blend of music and food. “Moments in life are defined by music; it is as much a part of the human experience as food,” said Edmonson. “We wanted to create a place that accentuates the listening experience, where music becomes integrated into the very fabric of the meeting with friends, not overpowering it, but not fading into the background either.”
The coffee program plays an essential role in creating the harmonious atmosphere Songbyrd hopes to be known for. Fair trade, organic blend coffee brews from small batch producers in Africa and South America compliment the espresso program powered by a high performance Simonelli machine using a Full City blend, which provides an ample bodied flavor.
To create a mouthwatering menu for audiophiles, Songbyrd tapped Matthew Richardson, former chef of notoriously food-savvy spots in the District area: 1905, The Argonaut and Gadsby’s Tavern. When it first opens, Songbyrd Record Café will serve an assortment of sandwiches including a chicken and brie schnitzel with raspberry sauce, an eight hour braised pork shoulder on sourdough with melted gruyere and red wine au jus, and the roast ‘byrd’ with sage roasted turkey breast, creole mayo, sprouts and cranberry relish on a baguette. The jumbo slice and mumbo slice, open-faced sandwiches on focaccia, serve as Chef’s homage to the evolving neighborhood.
Those who have walked pass the record café will notice that Songbyrd is also working on a “music house” at the adjacent space at 2477 18th Street, N.W. News on plans for that space will follow.
Songbyrd Record Café will be open from 10am-10pm Sunday through Thursday and from 10am-12am on Friday and Saturday.”
“It might be time for better yellow crosswalk signs, stop signs or a yield sign in the middle of the street on Columbia Rd between 16th and 19th, just like 18th street has received.
I walked out of my apartment this morning to see a man crossing Columbia Rd at Mintwood Pl and watched as he had to jump to avoid a car as it almost struck him. Circling that car he was drilled in the back by the white van pictured. He was loaded into an ambulance by gurney and taken to hospital. While police took statements from 3 witnesses that stayed on scene (myself included).
The response time was 7 minutes for fire and 15 for police, but at what point is something going to be done about this and the several other crosswalks on Colombia Rd which don’t really need (or want) a light, but we need something more.”