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A reader reports around 3am:

“Shots were fired in apartment complex parking lot or Porter Street NW (behind the Quebec house apartments, in the rear parking lot, 2521ish Porter St, NW), then I saw the car hit another car and speed off eventually. Shots were fired on the crosswalk and two cars were in the parking lot. They think the driver was shot in one car that pulled in. When they tried to pull out they hit this car.”

MPD will be releasing more info later but can confirm “Arrests were made and guns recovered”.

Update from MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s First District announced that multiple suspects have been arrested following shots fired in the 2700 block of Porter Street, Northwest.

On Monday, August 29, 2016, at approximately 2:47 am, Second District officers responded to the 2700 block of Porter Street Northwest for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located several casings at the scene and obtained information regarding a vehicle that was observed fleeing the area. A short time later, an MPD unit from the First District observed a vehicle matching the lookout description traveling northbound in the 3rd Street Tunnel. A brief pursuit followed and when the vehicle stopped, three suspects exited and fled on foot. The suspects were quickly apprehended in the area of the 900 block of New York Avenue, Northwest.

One semi-automatic rifle and two semi-automatic pistols were recovered from the vehicle. Further investigation revealed the vehicle had stolen tags and an altered VIN number.

On Monday, August 29, 2016, First District officers arrested 26-year-old Calvin Donnell Alston of Bowie, MD, 21-year-old Deshawn Williams of Southeast, DC, and 24-year-old Brandon Rose, of Southeast, DC for several offenses including Possession of Unregistered Firearm and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle.

During the shooting, a vehicle was struck by gunfire. No injuries were reported. The incident remains under investigation.”

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3309 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From Bindaas:

“Opening Date: August 10, 2016

Hours of Operation: Dining Hours: Sunday, from 11 AM to 9 PM; Monday through Wednesday, from 5 PM to 10 PM, Thursday and Friday, 5 PM to 10:45 PM and Saturday, from 11 AM to 10:45 PM.

Bar Hours: Sunday, from 11 AM to 10 PM; Monday through Wednesday, from 5 PM to 11 PM; Thursday and Friday, from 5 PM to 11:30 PM and Saturday, from 11 AM to 11:30 PM.

Owner: Ashok Bajaj
Group Executive Chef: Vikram Sunderam

Bindaas Menu (PDF)

Menu Description: Guests can anticipate savory snacks, kebabs, with vegetarian options as well as pork, fish, chicken and beef street food dishes that are easy on the wallet. Standout dishes include: Pathar Gosht, a lamb kebab cooked on a stone oven served over a bed of saffron rice with saffron and cashews, Uttapam, a fermented rice pancake with lentils and shrimp pepper; Bhel Puri, a Bombay seaside snack with raw mangoes, lentils, puffed rice which is sweet and savory, and a wrap, the Kati Roll with Goan Pork.

Wine List: Bindaas offers an international wine list with 60 wines by the bottle and 18 wines by the glass. A variety of Indian beers and whiskey selections will also be available, along with four signature cocktails and two mocktails reflecting the spirits and spices of India.

Capacity: 35 seats in the main dining room and nine seats at the bar. One can also book a reception in the upstairs dining room, which can accommodate up to 40 guests seated. A rooftop patio is also available from April to October (weather permitting), and can accommodate 20 guests seated.

Interior Design: James Beard Foundation’s award-nominated restaurant designer Martin Vahtra of Projects Design Associates of New York is the designer of record for Bindaas. The new interior incorporates new flooring, acoustical tiles, new furnishings and a new art installation mural of street food vendors along with graffiti one would find in India.

According to Martin Vahtra, Bindaas was created as a nod toward Indian street food and culture. The open kitchen has been transformed into a test kitchen for the chefs to create and delight customers with Indian everyday “delicacies” often unavailable in the US and cherished in Indian. Street food in particular does not always mean sitting down for a three-course meal but rather ordering many small dishes, a table full of food ideal for sharing. Casual dinners can be memorable especially when transported to a different country and culture. Food markets give one the smells, flavors and foods of a new place. They offer more authentic experiences than the tourist versions of local dishes in many restaurants. This is the intent of the open kitchen at Bindaas.

The first thing guests notice when they enter Bindaas is the “Indian silk teal” color on the exterior. It is designed with a warm and rich wood wall of rustic reclaimed beams, influenced by Indian screens and shutters. As one turns the corner, they are faced with a custom mural on the feature wall in the restaurant. This piece of art represents Indian graffiti and street life. Furthermore, the restaurant’s new fabrics and paint colors add a punch of jewel tone color to the space. To create soft mood lighting, new custom pendants are being added that are created from baskets, as a nod to the food markets of India. New bar top lights have been installed to create intimacy for the diner at the bar. The back bar has been redesigned with new display shelves to present an exciting layout and distinguish the new restaurant from its sister restaurant next door. The overall outcome is a new contemporary interior that evokes elements of Indian culture without being cliché.”


Lots more photos after the jump. (more…)

3900 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

This unit is located at 3900 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Fall in love with this beautiful, spacious and renovated 1 bedroom condo with ample storage space and newly renovated kitchen. 78 Walk Score! Easy access to Tilden Metro and Van Ness Metros. A great blend of classic features such hardwood floors and high ceilings mixed with new kitchen.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1000 square foot 1 bed/1.5 bath is going for $330,000 ($609 monthly fee.)

2710 Quebec Street Northwest

This house is located at 2710 Quebec Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“WOODLAND JEWEL BOX! Absolutely enchanting, recently renovated 3BR/3.5BA in such a special & private parkland setting! Open floor plan with new kit & baths, lavish owner suite, and stunning views of Rock Creek Park. Easy walk to CP Metro, shops, & restaurants! A must-see urban oasis!”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,750,000.

Indique Dining Room
Dining Room at 3512-14 Connecticut Ave NW courtesy Indique

From a press release:

“Available beginning on Saturday July 30th, celebrated modern Indian restaurant Indique – known for its creative and contemporary Indian cuisine blending classic Indian flavors and ingredients with a contemporary twist – is launching their new weekend brunch service.

Available every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00AM to 3:00PM, devout brunch-goers in Washington DC will have the opportunity to enjoy Executive Chef K.N. Vinod’s new spice-infused weekend brunch at Indique in Cleveland Park. The notable modern Indian restaurant will offer a bottomless brunch option priced at $20 per person for brunch guests looking solely to indulge in unlimited savory dishes without all of the beverages. And brunch lovers looking to enjoy an endless stream of brunch beverages will have the option of indulging in either bottomless mimosas with fresh squeezed orange juice for an additional $10 per person ($30 total), or bottomless cocktails for an additional $15 per person ($35 total).

Creative brunch fare features Indian-inspired classics with creative twists including a Breakfast Kathi Roll, Chicken Kabab Eggs Benedict, Appam Waffle Sundae, Shreekandh Parfait, and Masala Omelette, just to highlight a few. And for brunch beverages, guests can choose from a variety of boozy sips including a Mimosa with Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, Tamarind Margarita, Indique Mary, or a Rum Lassi, amongst others.

In addition, to add an exciting visual and interactive culinary brunch component, the team at Indique will also be offering a street food-inspired dosa station where guests enjoying brunch will be able to watch live as a selection of dosas including a Cookie Butter Dosa, Vegetable Mini Dosa, Lamb Dosa, and Egg Dosa, are prepared fresh right in front of them. #DosasandMimosas is ready to make its debut in Washington DC’s bustling brunch scene! (more…)

2755 Ordway Street Northwest

This rental is located at 2755 Ordway Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Wonderful opportunity to be 1/2 block from Cleveland Park Metro. Assigned underground parking. Large walk-in closet. Close to shopping, restaurants, zoo and easy access to Rock Creek Parkway. Unit is ground level but away from traffic and faces enclosed, secured area.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,700/Mo.

inside indique
3512-14 Connecticut Ave, NW courtesy Indique

From a press release:

“Indique Launches Weekday Happy Hour Offering Spice-Infused Cocktails & Street Food-Inspired Bar Bites

Beginning on Monday, July 18th – just in time to give devout DC area happy hour goers a fresh new spice-infused addition to their post-work libation line-up – celebrated modern Indian restaurant Indique – known for its creative modern Indian cuisine blending classic Indian flavors and ingredients with a contemporary twist thanks to partners Executive Chef K.N. Vinod and Surfy Rahman – is launching their new weekday happy hour.

Available Monday through Friday from 4:30PM to 6:30PM at the bar and on the patio, happy hour goers will have the option of enjoying a selection of beers, wines, handcrafted spice-infused house cocktails, a punch of the day, and a playful selection of street food-inspired bites at Indique such as Masala Peanuts, Vegetable Samosa Chaat, Spiced Beef Appam, and Paneer Paratha Tacos just to name a few. Additionally, Indique will be offering one complimentary bar snack for guests partaking in happy hour specials including their Masala Naan Chips. The large flat screen TV in the bar area will also begin airing popular sporting events including the Olympics later this summer.

Indique recently underwent a refresh and relaunched to the public offering completely revamped F&B menus, renovations featuring a refreshed look including new handcrafted artwork throughout the interior, and a one-of-a-kind new beverage program featuring handcrafted spice-infused cocktails as a result of bringing DC-based mixtress and cocktail consultant Carlie Steiner of Stir Bartending Co. on board.

Indique is open seven days a week – Monday through Thursday 5:30PM – 10:30PM, Friday Noon – 3:00PM, and 5:30PM – 11:00PM, Saturday Noon – 3:00PM, and 5:30PM – 11:00PM, and Sunday 11:00AM – 3:00PM, and 5:30PM – 10:30PM. Happy Hour is available Monday through Friday 4:30PM – 6:30PM. In addition, Indique is planning on launching their new weekend brunch to include a special menu on both Saturday’s and Sunday’s later this month.”