olivia's diner
1120 19th Street, NW

19th Street’s recent closings continue with Olivia’s. Olivia’s opened up last summer in the former G Street Food space just south of Dupont. Perhaps, I should’ve given more weight to their description:

We have absolutely no idea what we are doing. But here we are. And we have found our love and passion…food and more food! Finding fresh and local produce & meat and turning into a culinary masterpiece is what we do. Creating home made dishes with simple ingredients. Nothing fancy, nothing foo-foo…just delicious food.”

A reader sends this afternoon:


roland garros
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From a press release:

“To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Tennis Channel’s coverage of the French Open, Tennis Channel has partnered with Trade Center Management Associates at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center to create the first U.S. public viewing space dedicated to the tournament here in our nation’s capital. The First Counsellor, Mr. Patrick Lachaussee, will speak briefly about sports diplomacy and then flip the switch on the viewing screen, officially opening the venue to the public. Remarks will also be provided by Robyn Miller, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Tennis Channel, and John P. Drew, President and CEO of Trade Center Management Associates (TCMA).

Events like these build a cultural bridge through sports, and Trade Center Management Associates, the manager of the Reagan Building’s daily activities, is proud to be hosting an event that helps further their mission of uniting the international and D.C. community.

Where: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

When: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM; Monday, May 23rd

What: Official opening of the first U.S. public viewing space dedicated to the French Open

This is a free, public event. A 14 ft. screen located at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza will show live coverage from Paris May 23-27 from 7 AM – 7 PM daily.


from car at 9th and K Street NW


Stolen between 1-2 p.m. on May 17th

Call (224)440-6552

Email [email protected]
Dog is 4 months old, 9 pounds, 4 white paws & red harness”

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via google maps

From MPD:

“First Police District Units were called to respond for the report of a Robbery Hold Up Gun which occurred today at approximately 9:45 AM in the 1000 block of G Street, NW. The complainant reported that he was on the way back from the bank and carrying an empty money deposit bag in his hands as he walked when he was approached by a B/M wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, armed with a handgun who robbed the employee of the money deposit bag containing only a money deposit receipt. The suspect made good his escape on foot possibly into Metro.

This case is being investigated by the First District Detectives Office. Anyone with information is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099. You can also use the TEXT TIP service by texting information to 50411.”

ww plaza
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From a press release:


Feedback and DC Central Kitchen host a food festival that provides a delicious free lunchtime feast, made entirely from fresh, top-quality ingredients that would have otherwise been wasted

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Top DC Chefs – José Andrés, Spike Mendelsohn, and Anthony Lombardo, food policy experts and local organizations will be on hand to inform the public on issue of unnecessary food waste

All are welcomed to attend and to take action by appealing to the food industry to enact voluntary measures to take #foodwaste #OffTheMenu

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