“We wanted to let you know that Fry Brothers will be opening as a permanent pop-up this Friday at Star and Shamrock on H Street NE. We’ll be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm-3am. We’ll be operating out of Bullfrog’s bagel bar space, and Star and Shamrock will be selling “Belgian Combos” featuring a cone of our fries and a beer.”
Ed. Note: Bullfrog Bagels is open from 7 am to 1 pm.
“MD Blue Crab Feast w/ Founders Brewing
3 PM on Saturday, October 15th
@ Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar
1104 H Street NE
Food Prepared by Chef Ryan Gordon of The Queen Vic
Large MD Blue Crabs, pork belly potato salad, corn, sausage, jalepeno cheesy grits, & more
$60 All-You-Can-Eat, All-You-Can-Drink (from the kegs)
1 keg Founders Breakfast Stout
1 keg Founders PC Pils
1 keg Founders All Day IPA
Tickets available here.
“Ben’s Upstairs, the newest full-service dining experience from the family that brought D.C. the iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl and the now 8 year old Ben’s Next Door is now open at 1001 H Street, NE. The space sits above Ben’s Chili Bowl H Street and was formerly occupied by TEN 01.
courtesy Ben’s Upstairs
The restaurant is owned by the Ben Ali Family and features new dishes such as stuffed yucca with gouda and guava sauce; a flash-fried oyster po-boy with citrus aioli, garden lettuce and concasse; and whole fried snapper served with coconut mojo and plantains reflecting the Caribbean and Southern influences of the Ali Family’s heritage. The extensive bar offerings include signature cocktails and craft beers on tap. (more…)
Thanks to a reader for sending word about the coming soon signs for Two Boots Pizza. Their website now says “opening 2017”.
Two Boots — named for the geographical shapes of Italy and Louisiana — was born in the East Village, at 37 Avenue A, on June 24th, 1987. Original partners Doris Kornish & Phil Hartman (indie filmmakers who loved Cajun food and culture – Phil having opened the Great Jones Café, a Cajun juke joint, in 1983), teamed up with local developer John Touhey, to create the original Two Boots Restaurant, a family-friendly, full-service restaurant specializing in Cajun-Italian cooking.The immediate success of Two Boots can be traced to a slew of small miracles: we inherited beautiful, indestructible terrazzo floors from the long-gone Red Lantern Restaurant; our vintage nail-head chairs were a last-minute find on The Bowery; our lovely pink and green tabletops were a black market score from a vintage formica dealer (thank you Suzanne of Second Hand Rose!). The Two Boots menus were graced with illustrations from the illustrious George Schneeman; our store managed by the amazing Lynn Loflin of Monroe, Louisiana; our pizza station manned by rock stars Santo Fazio and Kevin Karam; our bar and floor run by man-myth Kirby and brother Jesse Hartman, who’d go on to fame with Sammy and Laptop; and our core servers broke all kinds of restaurant records for durability and devotion — five years together as a group in a high-turnover industry! — thank you Emily Spray, Marilyn Gold, Darya Panesoff, Lisa Bowman, Mary Hebert and Jessica Gandolf. It definitely took this entire village to raise our restaurant.
“On October 11, 2016, at approximately 10:30 pm First District officers responded to the 1100 block of I Street, Northeast, in reference to a robbery. Upon arrival, the complainant reports that he was approached by a suspect who asked him for the time. Believing he was about to be robbed, the complainant began running eastbound in the block. The suspect chased after the complainant and stabbed him once in the back. Taken from the complainant were an iphone, wallet, and keys. The complainant was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was last seen fleeing eastbound on I Street, Northeast. The suspect is described as a black male, 30-35 years old, 5’8, short hair, wearing a blue and gray hooded jacket, and jeans.
Anyone with information about this offense is asked to call MPD at 202-727-9099. Information can also be sent via text message to 50411.”
This rental is located at 812 5th Street, Northeast. The listing says:
“Spacious 2-Level Upper Unit in Classic Victorian steps away from H Street Corridor. 1st Lvl: living and dining; deck off table space kitchen w/granite and stainless; w/d, powder rm. 2nd Lvl: 2 brs each with private baths/jetted tubs, wood floors in living area, cac, gas hook-up for fp; intercom; No Smoking. Walk to groceries, Street Car, Metro & Union Station, Bike Share. Available Immediately.”
A reader and patron of Queen Vic passes on from generosity:
“Meet Joe Schinosi:
I work with Joe Schinosi at a bar in DC called the Queen Vic, and would be willing to bet that everyone who has the opportunity to come in and visit him would agree that he is a man of character. Whether he is arguing politics or the best way to educate the youth, chatting about being in the cutting edge music scene and railroad working in Pittsburgh, or asking about how your family is doing, his passion is tangible.
While his personality is well known, his current status as a man struggling to support his family through medical trial after trial is less known. In 2011, Joe’s wife was diagnosed with type II diabetes. When the recession claimed her job that same year, the family of five had to rely on COBRA medical insurance and Joe’s hard work to make ends meet and keep her healthy. Their nest egg of savings was eaten up after their COBRA insurance expired, just before their daughter Madeleine (then sophomore in college) got very sick with kidney stones and returned home from school. Thirteen months later, Madeleine was diagnosed with lymphoma. (more…)