scarlet_oak
New Jersey and K St, SE via Google street view

From an email:

“Same partnership group as Southern Hospitality (SoHo) in Adams Morgan will be opening Scarlet Oak. We have hired a new Exec. Chef for both SoHo and Scarlet Oak he previously worked at Red Hen and Proof – there will be some carry-over from the new SoHo menu. We will have specialty cocktails, a large wine and beer selection. We are located on the corner of New Jersey Ave. & K Street SE (Capital Yards). Planning on having 100 seats in the dining room and 75 on large outdoor patio. We should be opening by mid-May.”

15693240065_a376309b67_z
Photo by PoPville flickr user washingtonydc

From a press release:

“WHAT: Washington Nationals fans will have a chance to run for office when they tryout to become one of the Racing Presidents on Sunday, January 25 at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.

Candidates looking to fill the shoes of George, Tom, Abe, Teddy and Bill have been invited to the Youth Baseball Academy to perform a freestyle dance, run a 40-yard dash and participate in two President Races from center field to the home dugout. In addition, each applicant will also be required to answer questions from a panel of Nationals entertainment staff members.

Racing hopefuls were pre-selected from a pool of applicants who previously submitted their cover letter and resume. Participation in the tryout is by invitation only and not open to the public. Tryouts will take place regardless of weather conditions.

Developed in 2006, the award-winning Racing Presidents are 12-foot oversized mascots who compete in the GEICO Presidents Race during the fourth inning of every Nationals home game. The popular figures can be seen promoting the team and its community efforts at Nationals Park and around the Washington region. For more information on the Racing Presidents, visit nationals.com/racingpresidents.

WHEN: Sunday, January 25, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy
3675 Ely Place SE, Washington, DC 20019″

laser_cat_yards_park_concert

From Facebook:

Laser Cat is coming to Washington, D.C. at The Yards!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Live Music by DJ Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Live Music by Kill Cooper and Dave Glass of Hungry Castle

FREE ADMISSION / RSVP: http://www.lasercat.eventbrite.com/

ABOUT:
Laser Cat is a gigantic feline-shaped art installation that projects creative work crowd-sourced from around the world through its laser-beam eyes. Yes, you read that right: cool imagery, giant inflatable cat, laser beams. Founded by Hungry Castle, the Barcelona-based creative duo whose projects blend fashion and public art have made a global impression. Watch the video: feedlasercat.com

Sponsored by The Yards DC and Washington Project for the Arts with the support of The JBG Companies

CALL FOR ART:
To see your work projected across the night sky by a cat the size of a small building, submit it here: feedlasercat.com

LOCATION:
The event will be held at the Historic Mill Building at the corner of 3rd and Tingey St. SE at The Yards. Closest metro station is Navy Yard-Ballpark (Green Line)”

Ed. Note: God dang it – I’m old…

⚡️ Laser Cat Brooklyn ⚡️ from Hungry Castle on Vimeo.

“I was the cyclist involved in this incident. I do believe it was a student from that school who attacked me. The police report is inaccurate in several points, it happen at L and 7th SE. There was a pack of kids on the sidewalk and one just casually walked out between the cars into the street and said “hey sir”, I wasn’t about to stop and vered around him when he punched me in the chest. I didn’t realize he had a blade in his hand until I noticed I was bleeding a block later. I called 911 at 4:43 pm.

In case you are wondering, I am doing great and will be back at work tomorrow, biking down 7th.”

NationalsParkWinterClassic-550
Photo via WMATA

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department would like to advise the public and members of the media of the following street closures in connection with the 2015 NHL Winter Classic scheduled for Thursday, January 1, 2015.

The proceeding streets will be closed beginning approximately at 8:30 am and should reopen by 6:30 pm.

Roads Closed:

Potomac Ave between South Capitol Street & First Street, S.E
First Street between Potomac Ave & M Street, S.E.
N Street between South Capitol Street & Tingey Street, S.E.
Van Street between M Street & N Street, S.E.
Half Street between M Street & N Street, S.E.
Cushing Place between M Street & N Street, S.E.

Heavy congestion is expected and motorists should avoid passing through the area, particularly because of the large volume of vehicular and pedestrian traffic going to National’s Stadium where the event is scheduled to kick-off. Motorists should tailor their journeys accordingly and may wish to consider alternative routes.

From WMATA:

“Metrorail will stay open two hours later than normal — until 2 a.m. — on New Year’s Eve (early New Year’s Day) for the benefit of holiday revelers.

Metro will run additional trains before and after the NHL Winter Classic on Thursday, January 1.

On New Years Day, Metrorail will operate on a Sunday schedule on all lines from 7 a.m. until midnight. Metro will add 8-car trains before and after the Winter Classic to provide extra capacity for customers attending the event. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day, and parking will be free at Metro-operated facilities.

There is no scheduled track work on January 1.”

CANALPARK02
2nd and M St, SE – Canal Park courtesy PARCEL Market

From a press release:

“From Friday, December 12th through Sunday, December 14th, Canal Park – a stunning new public park on the site of the historic Washington Canal in the heart of DC’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood – will host a new weekend-long holiday market called, PARCEL Market at Canal Park.

The weekend-long event will feature a 10,000 square-foot ice rink, an interactive art installation, a large-scale retail tent & food area showcasing a thoughtfully curated list of talented local designers, artists, food artisans, restaurants, and small businesses, with live and local musical performances.

PARCEL Market will be open during the following hours: Friday, December 12th, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Saturday, December 13th, 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Sunday, December 14th, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (more…)

IMG_3385
300 Tingey Street, SE (right by Bluejacket Brewery and Restaurant)

We knew they were getting close!

From an email:

“100 Montaditos @ The Yards is set to open on Thursday December, 11th 2014!

This will mark the first Washington, D.C. location of the Spanish concept!

To celebrate the opening on Thursday, The Yards location will be offering Dollarmania Thursday – Sunday (12/11-12/14)!

Dollarmania = all Montaditios are $1. (menu: 100M_MENU (PDF))

We’re also running 100 days of Happy Hour: $2 beers & Sangria. $3 premium beer & wine!

OPEN DAILY @ 11:00am!

Inspired by early 19th century Spanish taverns which were known for offering a unique combination of comfort and quick, personalized service, the 100 Montaditos’ design will feature hardwood or tile floors, granite countertops and tables, mood lighting and authentic images from the beautiful Spanish city of Cádiz. The combination of dark wood and vibrant cherry red walls will enhance the cozy and trendy ambiance of the space, complimented by a unique mixture of classic yet modern details such as elegant forged iron lamps, white marble, ceramic tiles and framed pictures adorning the walls. The restaurant prides itself on being a place to enjoy a delicious slice of Spanish cuisine and culture in a relaxing and friendly environment.

Aside from the montadito, the restaurant also serves salads, traditional Spanish beers and wines and such Spanish drinks as cava, a sparkling white wine similar to champagne; tinto de verano, a blend of red wine and lemon-lime soda; sangria, wine mixed with chopped fruit; and clara, a blend of Spanish draft beer and lemon-lime soda.”

IMG_3386