“The free Capitol Riverfront Friday Night Concert Series is back for its 7th Season, this year back on the Yards Park boardwalk! Every Friday night this summer, come to Yards Park to relax and enjoy the river view, fantastic bands, food and beverage, and a large variety of great restaurants within a few minutes walk from the park. Family-friendly lyrics and grassy open space make this an enjoyable event for adults and kids alike.”
Thanks to a reader for passing on from VIDA yesterday afternoon:
“Thank you very much for your patience today while we worked to recover from a fire overnight as quickly as possible!
Late last night, we suffered a fire in our laundry room after the club closed, close to midnight. We are very thankful that NO VIDA Team members, Fire Fighters or Building Management and Residents were injured! Everyone is safe.
We will remain closed today. [Ed. Note: Monday] Below is a bullet list of things you can expect tomorrow… (more…)
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“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.
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.
“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.
“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.”
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 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
“The Bullpen is thrilled to announce that it will be open for the 2017 season. The venue begins the season on Friday, March 31st at 1pm for the Nationals v. Red Sox Preseason game at Nats Park. On Monday, April 3rd, The Bullpen will be open at 10am for the Washington Nationals’ home opener against the Miami Marlins.(more…)