navy yard
Photo by PoPville flickr user Rukasu1 RIP DS Barry


“Metro Transit Police and District of Columbia emergency responders will conduct a full-scale response drill Sunday, April 23, at the Navy Yard Metrorail Station to practice the evacuation of a disabled train in a tunnel.

The exercise, which will take place inside the tunnel between Navy Yard and Anacostia stations, will simulate real-world conditions to test coordination and communication between on-scene responders, Metrorail operations staff, Metro Transit Police and support personnel.

The exercise will begin at 8:30 a.m. and is expected to conclude no later than 2:00 p.m.

Metro conducts quarterly drills with emergency responders throughout the region. In addition to Metro Transit Police and Metrorail operations personnel, DC Fire and EMS, and the Metropolitan Police Department will also participate in the event. More than 100 emergency responders and volunteers are expected to participate.

Customer Information

  • Navy Yard station will remain open; however, the Half Street entrance will be closed until the event concludes. All Metro customers using Navy Yard Station will be directed to use the New Jersey Avenue entrance.
  • (more…)

Nats easter egg hunt
via Nationals

From an email:

“Nats fans ages 3-8 years old will have the special chance to hunt for eggs in the outfield at Nationals Park after the team plays the Phillies at 1:35 p.m. Each fan will receive a commemorative Nationals-themed wooden Easter egg and a basket. A special ticket is required for participation.

More information on the event can be found on our blog: Curly W Live: First-ever Easter Egg Hunt at Nationals Park on Sunday!, and tickets can be purchased at”

1331 4th Street, SE

From a press release:

“Chef Reid Shilling, who brings with him 19 years of industry experience at top-tier restaurants including The Dabney and Bouchon Bistro in Yountville, CA announces the opening of Shilling Canning Company, located at The Yards. Shilling’s first restaurant concept will offer a rustic combination of Mid-Atlantic cooking and Californian finesse. Located on the ground floor of the luxury Arris Apartments at The Yards, Shilling Canning Company is on target to open in early 2018.

Shilling Canning Company will work with local growers and purveyors to source the best in fresh ingredients from the Mid Atlantic, from proteins that will be butchered in house, to seafood carefully selected from local fisherman. The restaurant is named for Shilling Canning Company, a small canning business that Shilling’s family operated in Maryland from 1935-1958.

Lending a classic, comfortable setting for dining, Shilling Canning Company will offer seating for 75 guests. A centrally-placed open kitchen with a wood-fired brick oven, and a wood-burning grill, will house ample counter seating offering guests an up-close experience. Fresh herbs and produce for the menu will be grown in the restaurant’s large garden patio, which will also offer outdoor seating and a view of the waterfront.

“For nearly 25 years, Shilling Cannery Company was at the core of my family’s life in Maryland, and this restaurant is a tribute to the work and care they put into the land and the care with which they created their products,” said Shilling. “I’m excited to bring my experience and my background together to create an incredible dining experience that highlights the great products of our region here on the waterfront in the nation’s capital.”

About The Menu: (more…)

cava h st
6th and H Street, NE

Back in October I shared the good news that it looked like a Cave Grill would be coming to the prime corner location at 6th and H St, NE (the opened and closed sports bar for a hot second.) Happy to say that is now confirmed and set to open in the Fall!!


In an email Cava reps tell me:

“50 M Street SE (opening summer 2017) & 523 H Street NE (opening fall 2017)”

50 M Street, SE opening in the same building as Shake Shack this Summer.

new at nats park
Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

New at Nats Park this year from a media fact sheet:

“The Nationals have partnered with Major League Baseball to launch a customized App to enhance the guest experience at Nationals Park. Fans will be able to access the App via “Ballpark” on the App Store and Google Play starting on Opening Day.

o Order Concessions with Express Pickup:
– Using the Ballpark App, fans will have the ability to order concessions via their phone, skip the line and enjoy express pickup at select locations*

– The App will help fans locate concessions stands, and fans will have the ability to re-order from previous orders with just one tap.

– *Will not be available on Opening Day, but a launch date will be announced in the coming weeks; express pick-up will be at select locations

Wi-Fi at Nationals Park (more…)

385 Water Street, SE

“From the team behind Brooklyn Winery, District Winery will produce small batch artisanal wines on site. This new space will also offer a restaurant featuring refined cuisine and a full service private event venue ideal for elegant weddings, corporate gatherings, and other celebrations. Coming 2017 to The Yards.”


View from Yards Park:


Back in 2015:


800 New Jersey Avenue, SE

As H Street was getting closer to opening, every time I posted I’d get emails asking about Navy Yard’s status. Unfortunately PR was unable to give an opening date so I stopped by last weekend to take a peek. Still a few months to go for sure:


“Early 2017” may have been a bit ambitious when they announced in 2013 but a ton of progress has been made in the last year:


Stay tuned.