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The eagerly awaited Dew Drop Inn from the owners of Wonderland in Columbia Heights (Rose Donna and Mathew McGovern plus Wonderland’s manager Matt Szymanski) finally opens on Wednesday. And it is awesome. It is awesome not only because of the team but because quite frankly the building is so freaking cool. It is an old industrial building, formerly home to Chocolate City Brewery on the first floor where Dew Drop Inn will eventually expand into. There’s just something about a cool old building that’s hard to explain but it just feels like the real deal. It actually feels like the bar has been around for decades. And part of that is of course because of the great eye of Matthew McGovern.

Some bars open up and while cool it kinda feels like they’re trying too hard. With Wonderland and now Dew Drop Inn – it’s authentic. It’s not forced. Mathew really does dig this shit.  He has an eye for awesome bric a brac. Not too mention the amazing bar salvaged (from I forget where.) You’ll see what I mean when you see all the photos:

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Actually, you’ll see what I mean when you check it out in person. They open tomorrow starting at 4pm (will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for now.)  They’re located at 2801 8 Street, NE right near an entrance to the MBT and the CSX train tracks and around the corner from those who know Mess Hall.

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Lots more photos after the jump. (more…)

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This house is located at 312 Bryant Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“RENOVATED – Large open living w/beautiful hardwood floors, kitchen w/granite counters, soft close cabinetry and recess lighting. Master bedroom w/ on-suite & sunlight. The lower level has a bedroom with a full bath, kitchen & open area w/private entrance! Enjoy Private Parking for, convenient to downtown, Capital Hill, H Street corridor, VA, 295 & more! Minutes to subway and metro bus.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $649,900.

401 Evarts Street Northeast

This rental is located at 401 Evarts Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Beautiful sun filled condo! Stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and washer/dryer in the unit. Extra storage and bike room in the basement. Close to Catholic University, Monroe Market and the Red line metro.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $1,700/Mo.

15 Evarts Street Northeast

This house is located at 15 Evarts Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“STUNNING & WELL APPOINTED OPEN FLOOR PLAN – Master w/ on-suite include pocket doors! Gorgeous hardwood floors, granite counters, stainless appliances, skylight, recessed lighting & sunny breakfast nook..perfect home to entertain. Lower level suite w/ full ba, marble floor w/sep. entrance. Enjoy private parking for 2. Beautiful finishes thru-out. Mins to subway, Capital Hill, Downtown & 395 to VA.”

15 Evarts Street Northeast inside

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $724,900.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at approximately 7:00 pm, in the 1800 block of Bladensburg, Road, Northeast, members from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District Detectives Unit announced the arrest of two juvenile males in connection with a series of robberies which occurred along the Metropolitan Branch Trail in Northeast, Washington, DC.

Robberies occurred at the following locations on Sunday, March 22, 2015:

· 700 block of Edgewood Street Northeast at approximately 11:00 am

· 500 block of V Street Northeast at approximately 4:25 pm

· 600 block Rhode Island Avenue Northeast at approximately 6:50 pm

· 8th and Edgewood Streets Northeast at approximately 7:17 pm

Additionally, the two juvenile suspects were charged with a fifth robbery which occurred on Monday, March 23, 2015, at approximately 6:30 pm in the 700 block of Edgewood Street, Northeast.

In all five offenses, a knife was displayed during the commission of these robberies.”

Also:

“Multiple arrests were made today for the 7th street robberies.

Additionally, the suspect responsible for the 10th St robberies was also arrested this evening.

He will also be charged with multiple robberies that occurred in the Fifth Police District.”

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Anyone go last time? That description of the Sushi Belly Tower was:

“Founded by Michael Stember, Sushi Belly Tower presents nontraditional, underground full-kit food experiences—creating and serving the best version of all things. Stember cultivated his passion while at Stanford training for the Olympic Games, (he eventually ran in the Sydney Olympics) so the food he designs is a careful combination of fuel and art.

A Sushi Belly Tower dinner serves anywhere from 40 to 75 guests in cocktail-style interactive dinner feasts featuring a live band. Our popular sushi dinners includes 10 to 20 courses of sashimi, root vegetables, fresh herbs with multiple salts and oils and an unlimited open bar throughout the event. We showcase a live food design experience, plating each course directly in front of our guests. For us, an interactive feast includes an accessible, transparent process of food, art, music, and drink.

Tickets cost $175 plus applicable sales tax. Our pricing reflects the quality of our ingredients: grass-fed lamb, ultra-premium sashimi-grade fish, fresh herbs, rare oils, Wagyu beef flown in from Japan, and our top-shelf custom cocktail program.”

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703 Edgewood Street, NE

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2801 8 Street, NE

I’m incredibly excited for Dew Drop Inn from the owners of Wonderland. So are a lot of other folks – thanks to all who sent emails and tweets. The placard says:

“Neighborhood pub serving American-style sandwiches and salads with a 10×10 foot dance floor at the north end, and live musical entertainment with an emphasis on jazz and acoustic quartets. Total Occupancy Load of 68 and Summer Garden with 21 seats. Entertainment Endorsement.”

Can’t freaking wait.

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UPDATE: Tickets now available.

From an email:

“Mess Hall is pleased to present “Ramen World”, a collaborative culinary event to take place on Sunday, February 8th, 2015 featuring some of DC’s best culinary professionals, music, specialty cocktails and most importantly – food.

Ramen World will showcase DC’s ramen-heavyweights Eric Bruner-Yang from Toki Underground and Katsuya Fukushima from Daikaya. It doesn’t end at ramen; guests can expect to enjoy custom creations from Adam Morgan’s hugely popular Donburi, and foodtruck rockstar PhoWheels. The US Bartenders’ Gild will be creating craft cocktails to complement the many dishes. Desserts will be provided by SnoCream Company. Additional participants will be announced at a later date. This event will highlight some of the most popular and renowned brands in the DC metropolitan area, in addition to fostering relationships between chefs, restaurants, and customers. This embodies Mess Hall’s core values.

About Mess Hall

Mess Hall is a unique culinary incubator, born out of a 10,000 square foot warehouse and a need for commercial kitchen space in the city. Shared by food professionals who come together to cook share and collaborate, Mess Hall also houses premium event space with an open demonstration kitchen. The space is often used for pop-up restaurant concepts or other events that revolve around local food concepts. Mess Hall also provides exclusive resources, support, and innovative programs to help pave a path to success for it’s Members. The facility is located in the historic Edgewood section of Washington, DC – and a 10 minute walk from either Brookland or Rhode Island Avenue Metro Stations.”

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703 Edgewood Street, NE

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125 Michigan Avenue, NE courtesy Trinity

From an email:

“Trinity Hosts NSO Concert in Notre Dame Chapel This Sunday

Have you ever wondered what the inside of Trinity Washington University’s Notre Dame Chapel looks like? It’s very beautiful – one of the hidden gems of Washington – and you have a chance to check it out this Sunday, January 11, 2015, when Trinity hosts a brass concert featuring ensembles from the National Symphony Orchestra and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. The free concert begins at 2:00 pm, and the doors open at 1:30 pm, giving you a chance to see the beautiful stained glass windows, mosaic and Guastavino tiles

The concert is part of the National Symphony Orchestra’s “2015 NSO In Your Neighborhood”, a week-long series of concerts in a variety of venues from Brookland to NoMa. NSO musicians David Murray, trombone; Matthew Guilford, bass trombone; and Stephen Dumaine, tuba; will perform a chamber concert with guest trombonist Peter Ellefson. The concert will include a collaboration with a brass group from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

This concert is free and open to the public and families are welcome. No tickets or reservations are needed.

Trinity is located at 125 Michigan Avenue, NE. Trinity offers free parking on campus and a free shuttle to and from the Brookland Metro stop on the Red line. There is a Metro bus stop in front of the campus, near Notre Dame Chapel, that is served by several Metro bus routes. There is also free street parking along Michigan Avenue right in front of Trinity’s campus and Notre Dame Chapel.”