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From DC.gov:

“Today, the District of Columbia’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department released an initial report on Monday’s WMATA incident.”

Initial_Report_on_the_LEnfant_Plaza_Metro_Incident_January-12-2015 (PDF)

“The FEMS operation concluded with the evacuation of more than 200 passengers from a six-car
Metro train, the transport of 84 patients to District hospitals, and the death of one person.
Approximately 110 FEMS personnel and 31 FEMS vehicles responded to the incident.”

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From an email:

“Toady, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken [1308 G Street, NW] will launch a new menu item: a fried chicken and gravy sandwich, which will be available during breakfast and lunch. The fried chicken sandwich features a piece of fried chicken topped with gravy on a savory doughnut bun. The gravy has a Cajun flair and is made with chopped peppers, onions and celery. The breakfast version of the sandwich is smaller than the lunch version, and is priced at $5.50 and $9.75 respectively. A side of additional gravy is available for $2.00. The breakfast sandwich is available in the morning hours during the week as well as all day on the weekends. The lunch sandwich will only be available during the week.”

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Photo courtesy Pinea

From a press release:

“Root Cellar will officially open to the public Thursday, January 15 at 5pm.

WHERE: 515 15th Street NW in the lower level of Pinea at W Washington DC Hotel

As a part of their continued efforts to highlight their selection of the best whiskeys, scotches, and wines, Root Cellar will host a monthly dinner pairings series starting with a Pappy Van Winkle and game dinner where guests will experience all five Pappy Van Winkle Bourbons (Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year, Van Winkle Special Reserve Lot “B” 12 Year, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 Year, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Year, and Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 Year) alongside a five-course game dinner prepared by Pinea’s chef, Barry Koslow Saturday, January 17. Tickets, which are $449 and include tax and gratuity, can be purchased here.

About The Root Cellar Whiskey Bar
Pinea’s hidden gem, the Root Cellar Whiskey Bar located in the lower level of the W Washington DC’s Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. The dim lighting, low ceilings and fireplace make for a cozy spot to indulge in some of the world’s best selections of scotch, whiskey and wine. In warmer months, step out to the adjacent patio for a bourbon and bask in the sun while taking in the sights and sounds of DC.

About Pinea
Imaginative, elegant cuisine served in a simple and approachable style, Pinea restaurant is inspired by the traditions of Southern Europe and the flavors of the Mediterranean. Executive Chef Barry Koslow’s menu follows flavor profiles popular in these regions including citrus, fresh herbs such as lavender and rosemary and carefully curated olive oils. Pinea’s beverage program complements each plate with esoteric wines from Southern European regions such as Campania, Valencia and Languedoc Roussillon as well as unique craft cocktails and beers. Foodies, get ready for a sensory experience.”

“From: Rashad Young, City Administrator
To: Members of the Public and Media
Re: Preliminary Readout of Emergency Calls and Dispatch Times for WMATA Incident
Date: Thursday, January 15th

From Following the incident at WMATA, Mayor Bowser has ordered a review of the response to the event, to be conducted in conjunction with the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) ongoing investigation into the causes of the smoke incident and prevention of any such events. On Tuesday, Mayor Bowser also designated me the District government’s lead official to review the incident response and assist the NTSB in any way possible.

The Administration will continue to investigate many aspects of the incident, including, but not limited to response time and communications. Below please find a preliminary timeline as to the early sequence of events, which, notably, involved not one but three metro stations.

There were initially 13 emergency calls either to 911 or to the Office of Unified Communications supervisor. Fire and EMS units were dispatched to three different locations based on initial emergency calls.

3:14 Metro Rail’s Unit 22 called to report a debris fire on the tracks at Gallery Place Station, upper and lower levels

3:19 Engine 02 Unit Dispatched to 7th St NW/H St NW (Gallery Place Metro)

3:18 A caller from a construction site reported smoke coming out of the Metro tunnel at 9th and Water St SW

3:22 Metro Rail’s Unit 22 called to advise of heavy smoke at L’Enfant Plaza Metro upper level

3:22 Engine 02 Arrived at 7th St NW/H St NW (Gallery Place Metro)

3:24 Metro Transit Official called requesting medics and fire units at L’Enfant Plaza Station for smoke in the station and reported citizens in the station could barely breathe

3:25 FEMS units arrived at 9th St SW/Water St SW scene where there was an odor of smoke but no flames were seen

3:27 A caller at the entrance of L’Enfant station requested an ambulance

3:28 Metro box alarm was dispatched to 7th & D St SW; EMA is notified

3:31 Rescue 1 arrives (1st unit) at 7th and D St SW L’Enfant Station; MPD is dispatched

3:32 MPD unit 1D 1011 arrives

3:32 A caller at the entrance of L’Enfant station requested an ambulance

3:33 A caller on the yellow line, in the tunnel stated the train was filled with smoke

3:33 A caller said he was “at or on” the Pentagon train and was transferred to Arlington 911 Center. The OUC call taker remained on the line and updated CAD which reflected this call

3:35 Engine 02 Unit cleared Gallery Place Metro and dispatched to L’Enfant Plaza

3:39 A caller on the train advised that it was filling with smoke.

3:42 A caller from a street location of 7th and E Street SW reported his wife was having difficulty breathing after she exited L’Enfant Station

3:42 Repeat caller from 3:33 – made inquiry “if help is on the way” the caller provided the train number 3031. He was transferred to the Metro Transit Official who told him not to leave the train because the tracks were still live

3:43 A caller advised he was stuck on the train and it was filling with smoke

3:44 BFC advises that WMATA confirms that power is shut down; there is a train with people trapped

3:45 A male caller asked “if help is on the way because the train is filling with smoke”

3:45 A female caller asking if help is on the way because the train is filling with smoke

3:46 A second alarm dispatched

4:09 Battalion Chief 1 advises he is at Operations Command Center and there is a report of a patient having a seizure on the train; squad 1 advises 9th and D; and an adult female is undergoing CPR, requesting a medic

4:12 Medic 14 advises he is a block away from L’enfant plaza and will respond; Medic 6B responds that he is closer, medic 14 cancels the run

4:17 Medic 6B is given the corrected location on channel 0A12, 9th and D St SW

4:19 Command 2 directs all medical units on L’enfant Plaza to switch to 0A5 (tactical channel due to radio traffic)

4:25 Medic 27 transports patient to GW, CPR is still in progress

Additional information regarding the incident will be released in the coming days.”

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a death, which occurred in the 600 block of Maryland Avenue, Southwest, at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station.

On Monday, January 12, 2015 at approximately 3:30 pm, officers from the First District, along with members of the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, and Metro Transit Police, responded to the report of heavy smoke inside of the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station. Efforts began immediately to evacuate the station. DC Fire and EMS personnel transported multiple victims to local hospitals. One victim, an adult female was transported from the scene and later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

The case is being investigated by members of the Arson and Explosives Task Force, which includes members from MPD, DCFEMS and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

The decedent has been identified as 61-year-old Carol Glover of Alexandria, Virginia.”

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929 H Street, NW

From a press release:

“The original location is situated in the heart of Bangkok in a beautiful Thai house built almost 100 years ago during the reign of King Rama VI. The restaurant is named after the great mango tree planted in front of the former house.

Opening Date: January 15, 2015

Hours of Operation: Dinner service from 5 PM to 11 PM
Lunch service from 11 AM to 3 PM (starting Jan 19th)

Menu Description: Mango Tree will serve genuine Thai dishes from each of the four main culinary regions: rich and fully flavored dishes from the North, spicy cuisine from the Northeast, more mild dishes influenced by the Chinese cooking style from the Central region, and hot and spicy cuisine from the South. In each dish, one will find the artful blending of savory, sweet, sour and spice which delivers the harmonious taste in each bite, and Thai food is naturally medicinal, bringing health and vigor to the meal. Menu highlights include Tom Yum, a lemongrass and kaffir lime infused spicy and sour broth with Maine lobster or an array of mixed seafood Massaman Gae, Mussaman curry with slow cooked lamb shank and fingerling potato, and Goong Mung Gorn Phad Phong Karee, baked Maine lobster dressed in yellow curry powder with egg and onion, which has become a signature dish at Mango Tree. Some of the dishes are refreshed for contemporary tastes while others are classics, to be continuously enjoyed for generations.

MTDC Menu Dinner (PDF)

Beverage Program: Mango Tree’s handcrafted cocktails including the Lychee Mojito, Spicy Siam, craft beer, along with an approachable wine list that has been created to marry well with the flavors of Thai cuisine.

MTDC Beverage Menu (PDF)

Capacity: Those dining at this welcoming, upscale restaurant will enjoy the second floor 140-seat main dining room and the 24-seat seasonal outdoor terrace. Mango Tree will also have a vibrant first floor 45-seat bar and lounge for those looking forward to sipping classic cocktails and innovative libations while listening to expertly curated music.

Design: Lázaro Rosa-Violán Studio from Spain is responsible for designing the 6,800-square foot space, which draws inspiration from Thailand with a twist of European sophistication. Mango Tree’s sleek design scheme makes it an ideal gathering place for meeting with friends or entertaining clients.”

Have a look inside – this is the upstairs but there is also a bar downstairs that wasn’t quite photo ready:

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