“On Monday, April 21, 2014, at approximately 8:30 pm, a lone male victim was walking in the park area of the 2400 block of N St., NW (Francis Jr. High School). At this moment the victim was approached by a subject who, without warning, proceeded to slash the victims upper arm with a pair of scissors. The suspect then demanded that the victim relinquish his wallet or he would continue to slash the victim. The victim complied and the suspect was last seen fleeing on foot east on N St. The victim sustained injury as a result of this attack and was treated by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services on the scene of the incident.
The suspect in this case is described as a black male, 5’10”, medium build wearing a camouflaged colored cap, gray top and dark pants, carrying a black back pack. The victim indicated that the suspect was in the area of the Trader Joe’s prior to the attack.
Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Second District Detectives on 202-730-1903, or the Command Information Center on 202-727-9099.”
“Hey @PoPville look what I spotted at 20th and M! Opening soon, @districttaco?”
Back in Feb. we first heard District Taco would be opening their third District location in the former Cosi space at the corner of 20th and M St, NW. I saw they were hiring a few weeks ago so hopefully the opening will be very soon!
Last week we noted we were getting close to Thai Street Food at Soi 38 (website says opening late March) on the corner of 21st and L St, NW in West End. A reader was lucky enough to attend the monk’s blessing of the space and passes along these cool photos including murals by Gaia:
“Grillfish, an EatWell DC company, announces a new chef, and new brunch & beverage menu, to launch this Saturday, March 22, 2014.
Created by the recently-appointed Head Chef, Kerry Tate, the new offerings feature Grillfish’s staple seafood in dishes like Oysters Benedict, Fish Tacos & Eggs, $1 oysters on the half shell, and Shrimp & Grits. The menu also provides a little something for those looking for a land-based option, such as an Apple Stuffed French Toast.
The new brunch menu was the first undertaking of Head Chef Kerry Tate, who is incorporating new local offerings into the menu, with an emphasis on produce sourced directly from EatWell DC’s EatWell Natural Farm in La Plata, MD. Chef Tate came to EatWell DC’s The Heights in 2013, and now will be directing the menus at both restaurants.
Grillfish has also completely revamped the brunch beverage menu, which now features a “Build Your Own” Bloody Mary option, and five oyster shooters. The shooters range from traditional (“The Classic” features Ketel One vodka and house bloody mary) to those with international flair (“Red Sun Rising” features Living Jewel Junmai Sake and a wasabi kombu chip). The new beverage menu, rounded out with six new cocktail offerings, was created by EatWell’s Mixologist Kyle McNeel and Grillfish’s Head Bartender Deepak Acharya.
Brunch is served at Grillfish on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.”
I took a peek inside the new Soi 38 coming to the West End and they look really close to opening. Their website isn’t live yet but it can’t be more than a week or two. I’m eager to learn more about the menu and specifically their “authentic Thai street food”.
“The chain’s focus for 2014 will be on its breakfast program: expanding the breakfast taco business as well as the coffee business. The new location at 20th and M streets will have a full coffee service with coffee from M.E. Swing and Co.”
According to the report, District Taco anticipates opening here “within the next three months”.
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department have announced that an arrest has been made in the Assault with Intent to Kill that occurred in the 1000 block of 20th Street, NW.
On Sunday, February 2, 2014, at approximately 3:30 am, officers responded for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound and other injuries that were sustained when he was struck by the suspects’ vehicle. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the victim to a local hospital.
On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 29-year-old Jonathan Blades of Gaithersburg, Maryland was arrested pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Assault with Intent to Kill in connection with the incident which occurred in the 1000 block of 20th Street, NW.”