Willie's Brew & Que
300 Tingey St, SE

Last week ANC Rep David Garber tweeted that the long awaited Willie’s Brew & Que was finally hiring. Now, these photos were posted to Willie’s facebook page. If the BBQ is any good this could be another a great addition to Navy Yard. They are located at the opposite end of Bluejacket brewery in the Boilermaker building. Stay tuned for an opening date.

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Photo of Yards Park by PoPville flickr user caroline.angelo

From a press release:

“Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or veg-curious, DC VegFest is the place to be on September 20th from 11am-6pm. More than 15,000 Washingtonians and visitors alike are expected to attend this yearly celebration of the best of everything vegetarian in and around the nation’s capital.

“From free vegan food samples and cooking demos to a kids’ activity area and live music, DC VegFest has something for everyone,” says Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing. “Now in its sixth year, this free outdoor event is the perfect way to spend a beautiful fall afternoon with your family and friends – including your furry four-legged friends who can enjoy free treats in our new Barking Lot.”

During this day-long celebration, more than 100 exhibitors, partners, and sponsors will showcase a wide range of products, services and resources to help Washingtonians discover why eating a plant-based diet and choosing vegetarian foods is one of the best ways to help protect our health, the planet, and animals.

DC VegFest will take place at Yards Park, corner of N St and 1st St SE, Washington, DC, and attendees will have the opportunity to: (more…)

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From an email:

“The Washington Nationals announced today that tickets for potential Postseason National League Division Series games at Nationals Park will go on sale to the general public on Monday, September 22 at 10 a.m. A maximum of four tickets for each game may be purchased either online at nationals.com/postseason or by calling 888.632.NATS(6287) on a first come, first served basis. Tickets will be unavailable for purchase at the box office.

In addition, the Nationals Park Box Office will sell a limited number of Standing Room Only tickets the day of each postseason game, subject to availability. Grandstand seating will not be available for purchase day-of-game during the 2014 Postseason. In the event the Nationals qualify, National League Championship Series and World Series single game tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks, based on availability.

Season Plan Holders and NATS PLUS members received information regarding their opportunity to purchase single game Postseason tickets earlier this month. Fans only have a few more days to place a deposit on 2015 full season ticket plans and receive 2014 Postseason ticket purchase priority before tickets go on sale to the general public.

The Nationals could secure a Postseason berth as early as this week, as the team’s magic number to clinch the National League East is four.”

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From a press release:

“As part of a six month nationwide design competition, the 11th Street Bridge Park is excited to receive design concepts from four nationally recognized design teams. Landscape architects, architects and structural engineers have spent the summer envisioning Washington D.C.’s first elevated public park on the foundations of an old freeway bridge spanning the Anacostia River. The design proposals will be on exhibition and the public is invited to share feedback.

Informed by hundreds of community meetings with 11th Street Bridge Park staff, four design teams were tasked with creating an iconic new civic space supporting the community’s environmental, economic, cultural and physical health. These four teams were selected by the Bridge Park’s Jury of national experts for their creativity, energy and vision from more than 80 firms who responded to an open call for submissions launched in March, 2014.

The teams are:

Anacostia Crossing -Navy Yard View - OMA + OLIN
OLIN : OMA

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Balmori Associates : Cooper, Robertson & Partners

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Stoss Landscape Urbanism : Höweler + Yoon Architecture

WRT+NEXT Anacostia Promenade
Wallace Roberts & Todd (WRT) : NEXT Architects : Magnusson Klemencic Associates

Over the next month, the public is invited to review the design renderings and share feedback. Participants can take a short survey that will be shared with the Competition Jury as they select the final winning design. The four design concepts will be exhibited at the following venues across the city and available online with the goal of reaching the widest possible audience: (more…)

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“Dear PoPville,

Yesterday, around 6pm I was almost finished with my run (on New Jersey Ave SE a little past the Capitol when I encountered about 7-8 adults on Capital Bikeshare. We went through an intersection together and then they started riding on the narrow sidewalk. They were struggling to get going, riding slowly and wobbling. I was running at their pace, if not faster so I went to the left of them to go around and next thing I knew I was flying through the air! One of them hit me.

I ended up on the ground and crashed into dirt/tree. I got up in shock and the first thing the forty-something year old man said to me was “You have to let me through!” First of all, he was riding so slowly and almost like he didn’t know how to ride a bike. Secondly, I said to him “It’s illegal to ride bikes on the sidewalk!” He just shook his head acting like it was my fault and never even asked if I was okay. Lastly, even if they are on the sidewalk don’t they have to yield to pedestrians?

After I looked at myself I realized my knee was cut up, bleeding, and swollen. Then I looked at my iPhone and the screen was completely shattered. I thought to myself what should I do, but I was so shaken up I just went home. I ended up having to replace my iPhone for $285 because a small part of the frame was bent.

Long story short, I kind of regretted not calling the police. But then I thought they have better things to do and I am not sure if they could have even done anything. Should I have called the police and is it illegal to ride bikes on the sidewalks in DC, or just certain parts?”

Osteria-Morini
301 Water Street, SE

Good luck Kristi!

From a press release:

Osteria Morini DC is pleased to welcome Kristi Green as Beverage Manager at Chef Michael White’s convivial Italian restaurant.

At Osteria Morini, Green looks forward to creating cocktails that highlight Italian spirits and complement the restaurant’s Emilia-Romagna focused cuisine. Her new menu will include original creations as well as Italian-influenced riffs on classics, such as her take on the Paloma with the addition of Aperol and Prosecco to the original combination of tequila and lime juice. Green also plans on introducing a selection of non-alcoholic cocktails using cold brewed teas such as her Booze Free Bee’s Knees with cold brewed matcha green tea, lemon juice and honey syrup.

In fall 2013, Green was hired by Paul Ruppert and his team to work at Petworth Citizen where she was given the opportunity to enhance her supervisory experience by first serving as Bar Manager and later, temporarily, as General Manager of the 75-seat restaurant. By juggling multiple responsibilities, including staff training, bar menu development, inventory and private dining, Green proved herself more than capable for higher management and was tapped to help open Ruppert’s next project, Crane & Turtle. It was there as Bar Manager that she designed her bar program to complement the restaurant’s menu, and focused on pairing cider, sake and beer in a manner similar to pairing food with wine. (more…)

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From WMATA:

“Metro is planning a pilot program to test new fare technology and fare gates to allow riders to pay for their trip in new ways, including next-generation smartphones, NFC-enabled watch, contactless credit and debit cards, Federal ID cards and more.

On Thursday, Metro will announce a pilot program to test the new technology at 10 Metrorail stations, six Metrobus routes and two parking facilities, beginning in January.

The 10 Metrorail stations selected for the pilot are: Shady Grove, Eisenhower Avenue, Bethesda, Pentagon City, Pentagon, Ballston, Gallery Place (7th & F), Farragut West, Navy Yard and Suitland. In addition, parking facilities at Shady Grove and Suitland will be included in the pilot. (more…)