primi piatti closed
2013 I Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending word that Primi Piatti has been papered over on I Street. Last month the Washington Post reported:

“Chef-owner Savino Recine has sold Primi Piatti and expects the Italian dining room in Foggy Bottom to close by the end of the month.”

Stay tuned for a new spot from the owner Al Tiramisu [2014 P St, NW] according to the article.

M16
Photo courtesy Gina

Given the current climate, probably best to leave this shirt at home when off duty and wearing fatigues and gear and such. In case you missed the excitement Friday (we tweeted the situation @PoPville and on Facebook here. Thanks to all who sent updates.) night a reader sums it up:

“GW pushed out a campus emergency alert about a man spotted at 24th and Penn with an M16, body armor and a t-shirt reading “I love machine gun” (sic).

Here’s the tweet from the official GW account:

About 40 minutes later, they gave the all clear, saying the suspect was in custody:

Then MPD tweeted the kicker: “No arrest. Person of Interest was an off duty Special Police Officer.”


Becky Borlan Bricks Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial. Photo by Kate Warren

From a press release:

“Arts in Foggy Bottom, Washington’s award-winning public art program, will present Turf and Terrain, the 2016 Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, from Saturday, May 14 through Saturday, October 22. The exhibition, selected by Washington-based curator Danielle O’Steen, will feature 13 contemporary sculptures, new media installations, and performances by 14 local, regional, and international artists. All works will be displayed in front of private homes throughout the Foggy Bottom Historic District between 24th and 26th Streets NW, and H and K Streets NW (located near the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro stop). The five-month exhibition is free and open to the public. (more…)

whole_foods_yang
2201 I Street, NW

From Whole Foods:

“Whole Foods Market announces an exclusive partnership with Erik Bruner-Yang. The ongoing collaboration launches with Bruner-Yang’s newest venue Paper Horse at the Foggy Bottom Whole Foods Market location.

“We are constantly striving to elevate the food experience we can bring our customers,” said Julia Obici, vice president of purchasing for Whole Foods Market in the Mid-Atlantic Region. “We are very proud to partner with Erik Bruner-Yang to offer his extraordinary food made with the highest quality ingredients that meet Whole Foods Market standards.”

Paper Horse’s initial menu includes two new broth-based noodle dishes: (more…)