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1750 H St, NW via google street view

From a press release:

“Alfa Piehouse brings the best of traditional Greek cuisine and specialties to Washington D.C this summer with the launch of its first-ever café on July 27th, located at 1750 H Street NW. Made of the purest organic Greek ingredients, the 21-seat Piehouse offers a variety of savory and sweet Greek pies (or pastries), healthy salads, delicious sandwiches, a Greek yogurt bar, desserts and coffee, and even vegetarian and vegan/non-dairy options, ideal for any occasion or time of day, including breakfast, lunch, or for a snack.

Alfa Piehouse was born of a collaboration between Alfa, Greece’s leading pastry maker, and Argiro Barbarigou, Greece’s top celebrity chef, restaurateur, and award-winning cookbook author. Both pride themselves on the integrity and quality of traditional Greek cooking, and their desire to share this with the world.

“I am ready and honored to carry ‘the Olympic torch’ of Greek cuisine on behalf of my beloved country, to share the spirit of Greece that inspires and transcends,” says Argiro Barbarigou.

BREAKFAST offers a range of items including:
– Traditional Feta Cheese Pie ($6.50) made with thin fyllo layers stuffed with authentic Greek feta cheese with Kalamata extra virgin olive oil;
– Alfa Café American Breakfast ($6.75) served with puff pastry, free-range eggs, bacon, Gruyere cheese and chives;
– Bougatsa Pie Vegetarian – Non Diary ($6.75) made with custard, crunchy fyllo layers, sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon;
– The must-try Greek iced coffee, espresso or cappuccino Freddo ($3.25 and up), whips the coffee to a frothy perfection.

For LUNCH or SNACK, guests can choose from the full menu of pies, salads and sandwiches. Examples include: (more…)

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via google maps

From MPD 3:04pm:

“On 07-27-15 at 1504 hrs Homicide (stabbing) 400 4th St. NW. S-1 and S-2 followed C-1 and pulled out knives and attacked him. Suspects fled w/b on foot in the 400 block of E St. NW. The victim was pronounced at Medstar.”

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via google maps

and 3:48pm:

“On 07-27-15 at 1548 hrs Homicide (shooting) S-1 was found inside of 1360 1st St SW suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his chest. S-1 ran from the scene in unk direction. S-1 was pronounced.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user mosley.brian

From Friends of Screen on the Green:

“Join us for the second feature film of this year’s Screen on the Green summer festival, The Poseidon Adventure, tonight on the National Mall.

A classic disaster movie with a memorable cast led by Gene Hackman, this film follows the fateful journey of the Poseidon, an ocean liner larger than the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary combined, on its New Year’s Eve voyage. When a tidal wave slams into the vessel and it capsizes, the survivors journey through the upside-down ship in an attempt to survive. You won’t want to miss this action adventure story!

The movie will begin at sunset on a huge 20’x40′ screen on the National Mall between 4th and 7th Streets NW – RAIN OR SHINE! We suggest you arrive early to claim your spot and bring snacks to share with friends.

Join us next Monday at sundown for Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn in Desk Set. He’s an efficiency expert and she’s a marketing genius whose job is threatened by his super computer. Talk about a complicated office romance!”

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From MPD:

“On July 14th, 2015, the Metropolitan Police Department began conducting prostitution enforcement in the area that encompasses 9th Street to 17th Street from L Street to N Street, Northwest. The operation has resulted in thirty arrests for solicitation of prostitution since the operation began. The arrests made were all males (“Johns”), and they were all charged with solicitation of prostitution. This is an ongoing operation that will continue to focus on the prostitution complaints in this area.”

and

“Over the past few weekends, members detailed to the Prostitution Enforcement Unit have conducted operations in the downtown areas of the 1000-1300 blocks of K Street, Northwest, in addition to several surrounding streets. As a result, there have been approximately thirty (30) arrests of individuals for Solicitation for Prostitution.

The current enforcement efforts were focused on the “customers” in reverse style operations. These arrests have made a noticeable difference to the community and the enforcement efforts will continue.”

Ed. Note: Last week we learned of 8 arrested on K Street.

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@miss_malaska tweets us:

“calling for backup and arresting 4 attorneys @ rec softball on the #Mall”

A reader also forwards an email:

“…as my team was leaving the Mall yesterday, there were 3 park police cop cars by a softball team (not our league) on the ellipse. 4 softball players were handcuffed in the back of the car. We asked the team what happened, and they said the cops came over and said they had warned teams about beer last week and were arresting people for open containers this week. Not tickets, not citations, HANDCUFFED IN COP CARS.

While this offends me on so many levels (this is an arrestable offense? you warn one softball player and assume everyone has been warned? etc), I strongly recommend you DO NOT drink beer on the Ellipse. So far I haven’t seen any action taken on the Mall side of Constitution but be careful.”

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13th and F St, NW via google maps

From a press release:

“TaKorean is thrilled to announce the opening of it’s first location in Northwest DC on July 20, 2015. The local fast-casual chain will debut an extended pop-up location in the Eat at National Place food hall located at 13th & F Street, NW.

TaKorean’s new downtown restaurant has entrances at 13th & F Street, NW and 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue at Freedom Plaza. TaKorean will have a grand opening on Monday the 20th and Tuesday the 21st. Customers who bring a friend on Monday and Tuesday will receive 50% off their entire order. Temporary store hours will be Monday through Friday from 11am to 8 pm and closed on the weekend. TaKorean will open on Saturdays at a later date.”

TaKorean Menu (PDF)

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Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Behold, DC’s first long-term parklet! It doesn’t seem like the most relaxing location but people are using it.”

A Golden Triangle BID’s press release says:

“Passers-by on K Street in the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District will soon have a new outdoor space. A parklet, which is a mini-park created by extending the existing sidewalk, will transform two parking spaces into a playful, energetic area in front of 2020 K St., NW.

The parklet, named parKIT, was created by two Gensler designers who won an in-house design competition. The BID and Gensler will hold small activities in the park each week through the rest of the summer with a theme of “Making the City.”

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