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300 Tingey Street, SE

Capitol Riverfront BID reports:

“The barbeque is being tested on the grill, and the big-screen TVs are ready to go! Sports bar-themed barbeque restaurant Willie’s Brew & Que will be opening very soon in the Boilermaker Shops, located at 300 Tingey Street, SE in the Capitol Riverfront.

Willie’s Brew & Que will be open daily from 11:00 am to 2:00 am. Lunch will be served Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, and dinner everyday from 4:00 pm to 2:00 am.

Willie’s features a total of fourteen 70-inch and 60-inch TVs, so customers will be able to view at least three games from any seat in the restaurant.”

I’m told Thursday is the official opening. Here’s a sneak peek we took a few weeks ago.

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From a press release:

“The Washington Nationals will begin their Postseason run when they host Game One of the National League Division Series on Friday, October 3 at 3:07 p.m. at Nationals Park. The game will be televised exclusively on FOX Sports 1.

A limited number of Standing Room Only tickets for this NLDS matchup will go on sale at the Nationals Park Box Office on Friday at 9:00 a.m. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and fans can purchase up to two tickets per customer. Each ticket will be $30 and grandstand seating will not be available for purchase day-of-game during the Postseason. Fans should be sure to check that they bring the correct NLDS ticket to Friday’s game, as anyone with an incorrect ticket will not be admitted into the ballpark.”

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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:

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OLIN : OMA

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Balmori Associates : Cooper, Robertson & Partners

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Stoss Landscape Urbanism : Höweler + Yoon Architecture

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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…)