2427 18th Street, NW

From an email:

“Attention Peter, Peter pumpkin drinkers: The Black Squirrel’s Eighth Annual Smashing Pumpkin Beer Fest commences Friday, October 14th, starting at 5pm. Join the Squirrel for a night stuffed with all things pumpkin.

Pumpkin beers will be flowing featuring the following line-up:

• 21st Amendment He Said Pumpkin Triple (8.2%, San Francisco, California)
• Anderson Valley Pinchy Jeek Barl Wild Turkey Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale (8.5%, Boonville, California)
• Aviator PumpkinBeast Marzen-Infused Pumpkin Lager (6.2%, Fuquay Varina, North Carolina)
• Ballast Point Pumpkin Down Scottish Ale (5.8%, San Diego, CA)
• Blue Mountain Spooky Bourbon-Barrel Aged Pumpkin Ale (8.2%, Afton, Virginia)
• 2015 DC Brau/Epic Fermentation Without Representation Pumpkin Porter (8%, Denver, Colorado)
• Nebraska Wick For Brains Pumpkin Ale (6.1%, Papillion, Nebraska)
• New Holland Ichabod Ale (4.8%, Holland, Michigan)
• Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale (5.6%, Newport, Oregon)
• Schlafly Pumpkin Ale (8%, St. Louis, Missouri)
• Smuttynose Pumpkin (6.5%, Hampton, New Hampshire)
• Southern Tier Pumking (8.6%, Lakewood, New York)
• Troegs Master of Pumpkins Ale (BTL, 7.4%, Hershey, Pennsylvania)
• Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale (8%, Easton, Pennsylvania)

Treat yourself to the Chef’s all-pumpkin menu that includes: Roasted Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Veggie Burgers, and the famous….Pumpkin Mac and Cheese!

The celebration continues until the pumpkin stock is depleted. This is so much better than a pumpkin latte.”


From an email:

“For all the beer + Game of Thrones fans out there, Jack Rose Dining Saloon is hosting a very special launch party this Thursday, October 13 from 5 to 10 p.m. that combines the best of both worlds.

Every year, Brewery Ommegang out of Cooperstown, New York collaborates with HBO’s Game of Thrones on a special beer inspired by the critically-acclaimed show. The 7th release in the anticipated series is “Valar Dohaeris” – a Tripel Ale named after the premiere episode of the 3rd season, meaning “all men must serve” – and Jack Rose is thrilled to host the beer’s exclusive launch in DC this week. This beer is only released once a year and Jack Rose is the official bar to try it in DC. (more…)


Thanks to Catherine (and everyone else who sent photos of the tree down in Kalorama Park on Sunday.)

A says: “No one hurt. (The car was parked.)”



Rob says:

“A large tree limb, broken by a gust of wind, demolished an SUV and damaged at least one other vehicle on 19th Street NW near Kalorama Park, this afternoon (Sunday).”


Thanks to Josh for sending. Back in late August we learned that Pollo Granjero had closed on Columbia Road. Fast Food, not fast casual, proper fast food is controversial to some but I know many many people will be happy about this. To them I say – I feel ya!! To the others I say – Johnny’s Half Shell is opening soon!! Now we can all be happy and I didn’t even mention the spots from Erik Bruner-Yang and Baltimore’s Woodberry Kitchen’s Spike Gjerde…

1742 Columbia Road, NW


A reader reports (thanks to all who sent emails):

“Heard lots of sirens around 6:30am and just walked down Columbia Rd and saw this. Counted at least 5 fire trucks and 2 ambulances plus some smaller emergency vehicles. It’s the building [El Rincon Espanol, 1826 Columbia Rd, NW] across from mintwood/perry’s and next to sun trust. Hard to tell what’s going on, I didn’t see or smell any smoke and the scene seemed pretty calm and under control.”


From a press release:

PorchFest, a free event that turns the porches of neighborhood homes into “stages for a day,” is a national, volunteer-organized celebration of local music talent. Adams Morgan launched it in Washington, DC, four years ago and will host it again this Saturday, October 1, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Thirty-six musicians and/or bands will play at a dozen homes and businesses in the area.

final-porchfest-map-2016 (PDF)

Music maps will be available at PorchFest headquarters at 18th Street and Columbia Road NW and online. (more…)


Today’s Rental is located at 1820 Clydesdale Pl NW. The listing says:

“This apartment is located on the top floor in the southeast corner. Contains seven windows which make the apartment bright and inviting throughout the day. Quiet location despite being a few blocks from a vibrant commercial district. The unit features an open floor plan with breakfast bar (stools included with unit). The kitchen features high end appliances including a convection oven, filtered water dispenser, and filtered ice machine. Master bedroom contains a built-in closet organization. The bathroom has a large walk in shower with detachable showerhead and adjustable water flow. Ample storage with three closets in the unit. (Note that the bedroom is currently painted blue.)

Close to Woodley Park/Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights Metro stops (both within 10-15 minutes walking). Less than 5 minute walk to the Circulator and 90s Series bus lines. Pleasant walk or cheap uber to Adams Morgan, U Street, and Dupont bars and restaurants. Five minute walk to the back entrance of the Zoo! Close to new restaurants and delicious coffee such as Tail Up Goat and Philz Coffee!”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,795/month.