8th and Monroe Street, NE

Yesterday on the Brookland listserv a resident shared:

“The manager of Filter shared yesterday when I was there that they are closing their Monroe St. location on Sunday (4/30) due to insufficient business. The bike shop will remain, and his understanding is that they have plans to open something more food-centric in the space where the coffee shop has been.”

I spoke with the owner of the Bike Rack who tells me that Little Red Fox will be taking over the space!! You can expect:

“variety of healthy take out foods, breakfast burritos and coffee drinks.”

Stay tuned for lots more info next week.

Photo by PoPville flickr user Thundercheese

“Dear PoPville,

For the past few weeks, I’ve been hearing a bass sound (like a stereo at low volume but with the bass turned up) in and around my house on the southwest end of Brookland. I chalked it up to house parties for a while, but finally grew so annoyed with it that I went out looking for the origin late tonight, when traffic and other noises would be low and I could get a bead on where it was coming from. Needless to say, I did not find the source. The rain probably hampered my pursuit, since I’m sure my umbrella was causing some echoes.

I know I’m not going mad since I’ve recorded the sound electronically and listened to it on playback to confirm that it does exist. I even went up to a couple cops parked nearby while on my walkabout and asked them if they heard it (they did, but didn’t know where it was coming from). I have literally no theories…there’s no construction/recently finished buildings nearby, no new bars/clubs, etc. (more…)

12th and Jackson Street, NE

From an email:

“Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen has introduced a Spring menu featuring new seasonal drinks and food items to highlight the best local, in-season ingredients. The menu, created by executive chef and co-owner Shannan Troncoso, includes a variety of new offerings, such as a Warm Spring Salad of red lentils, butter beans, morel mushrooms, sweet peas and zucchini topped with a warm vinaigrette; Vegan Carpaccio with heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, pea tendrils, almonds, and hibiscus vinaigrette; and Octopus Risotto with heirloom tomatoes, English peas and grilled lemon. Some highlights from the new Spring drink menu include the Spicy Situation made with chacho jalapeno infused Aguardiente with fresh lime juice; the Hail Mary made with choice of Bulleit Rye or Afrohead Rum, grapefruit juice, apricot syrup and rosemary; the Cool J, a cucumber infused Ivy City Gin cocktail with fresh lime and lemon juice; and a daily selection of Draught Cocktails.”


Drink Menu (PDF)

Anyone try the new breakfast out?

1416 Otis St NE

This house is located at 1416 Otis Street, NE. OP writes: “The most expensive listing in Brookland?” The MRIS listing says:

“Luxor does it again with this 3500sq.ft. state of the art-high end craftsmanship & materials,4br.4.5bth beauty. Too many to mention but Wolf appliance-Subzero kitchen is just the beginning.See =FAQ in docs.Green space & in line secure osp 3+cars.Contact Alt. Agent with questions.”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,450,000.

utility pole

A reader reports:

“Badly damaged utility pole at busy intersection of 12th and Monroe NE. I called it into 311 and emergency management but they pawned it off on Pepco. Surprised the city wouldn’t be at least a little concerned about a safety hazard like this. They told me to call Pepco. I ultimately convinced emergency management to take down the intersection info, but they didn’t suggest they would do anything.

To their credit, Pepco has an accessible emergency reporting line. I got to a human in under a minute, and they said they’d send someone to check it out. Still, strange for the city not to take the initiative once something like this is reported.”

1032 Otis St NE

This unit is located at 1032 Otis Street, NE. The MRIS listing says:

“Chic new condos w/fine detail, pro grade/energy efficient appl, smart thermostat, intercom, open fl plan, huge windows. 2 BR, 2 BA. Chef’s Kit w/island, ss appl, granite. Armstrock oak wood floor. Skylights, wall-hung toilets. Low condo fee. Common green space. Walk to Metro, local amenities, dining, transit, bikeshare, & more! Parking available for purchase.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $579,000 ($199 monthly fee.)

food pantry
Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns

“Dear PoPville,

I am a parent at Lee Montessori Public Charter school located in Brookland/Edgewood. Our school has been open for 3 years, and in that timeframe the parents have started a clothing and food bank for those students who have financial need. We also did a toy drive over the holiday last year, and every child at our school had something to open over the holiday season. Our families believe in community and taking care of each other.

The food bank is accessible to our school social worker (who discreetly distributes the food), and any family who has a need can seek access to it. We supply families with food on long weekends, holidays, and when there are potential snow day disruptions.

The reason I am writing is because we are a small school (only 150+ kids), and we are struggling to keep up the food bank donations. We are working to keep the pantry full but the demand lately outpaces our ability to keep it stocked. I write to see if the readers have any suggestions on local non-profits who might be able to help us or any other suggestions on what we can do to have a full pantry before Spring Break hits in a few weeks.

12th and Jackson Street, NE

Lucky bastards.

From a press release:

“Beginning Monday, April 3, Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen will rollout breakfast service during the week, and continue with their popular weekend brunch service. The menu features a variety of sweet and savory breakfast entrees, including the Brookland Burrito with house made chorizo, scrambled eggs, potato, southwest green chili sauce, Tillamook cheddar and cheesy grits; Seasonal waffle with bourbon maple syrup, whipped cream and fresh fruit; and a Lox Platter with house cured salmon spread, cream cheese, caper-tomato relish, boiled egg, pickled onions and a Bullfrog Bagel. All breakfast entrees are available for $15 or less. In addition, Brookland’s Finest will offer a selection of grab-n-go options including cheddar biscuits, blueberry muffins, and freshly baked banana bread. The restaurant will offer Zeke’s coffee, a local small batch coffee roaster, and will serve regular drip coffee. Brookland’s Finest also offers free Wi-Fi for guests who may choose to have a working meal or coffee. Breakfast is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.”

Check out the full breakfast menu: Breakfast.Menu (PDF)