basque_bar_Dc
300 Florida Ave, NW

Big news from the Bloomingdale Blog spotted in the Bates Area Civic Association Meeting Agenda for April 6, 2015 7:00pm

“Sam and Rachel Fitz, Basque Bar LLC – Restaurant at 300 Florida Ave NW

CityPaper previously reported:

“Beer aficionado Sam Fitz is leaving his position as bar manager of Pizzeria Paradiso over the next month to open his own place with his sister Rachel Fitz. He’s not revealing a lot of the details at this time, but the business will be in D.C. and take inspiration from a cider-focused trip he took to the French and Spanish Basque country last February. He’s registered an LLC for “Basque Bar.

Columbia Heights/Adams Morgan folks may recognize Sam from his time as Beer Director and Cicerone at Meridian Pint and Smoke and Barrel. He also judged 14 beers for us.

Updates when more is known.

mcfaddens on 7th
1537 7th Street, NW

Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted us:

“Terrible news for Shaw. Note that they spelled “coming” wrong.”

“Hey @PoPville any scuttlebutt on this? “Comming soon” to the space below coney & ivy. #shaw”

Now, I have to admit that I’m friendly with the owners of Ivy & Coney and while they’ve told me nothing I do know that they are fond of the occasional practical joke. Now I could be completely wrong on this – but I’m guessing this is an early April Fools joke. Especially given the typo and all.

On the other hand it’s quite possible I’ve just become paranoid. That would be quite the juxtaposition – Ivy & Coney and McFadden’s in the same building… Stay tuned.

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a series of Robberies that occurred in Northwest, Washington, DC between Tuesday, March 17, 2015 and Wednesday, March 18, 2015 that may be related.

· Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at approximately 10:15 am, a complainant was walking in the 600 block of P Street, NW, when she was approached by three suspects. Suspect One demanded her phone while pulling an unknown object from underneath his shirt. The complainant was able to run away without the suspects obtaining any property.

Suspect One: Black male, approximately 5’8” in height, weighing approximately 150 pounds last seen wearing a navy blue hooded sweatshirt.

Suspect Two: Black male.

Suspect Three: Black female, approximately 5’4” in height with dreads.

· Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at approximately 12:20 pm, a complainant was walking in the 1100 block of 10th Street, NW, when she was approached by two suspects who demanded US Currency. The first suspect displayed a knife and the complainant complied.

Suspect One: Black male with a dark brown complexion, approximately 15 to 20 years old, 5’7” in height, weighing approximately 110 to 120 pounds.

Suspect Two: Black male with a medium brown complexion, approximately 15 to 20 years old, 5’7” in height, weighing approximately 115 to pounds.

· Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at approximately 7:54 pm, a complaint was walking in the 1600 block of Vermont Avenue, NW, when she was approached from behind by three suspects. Suspect Two pushed the complainant to the ground and Suspect One displayed a knife and demanded her property. The complainant complied and the suspects took her wallet.

Suspect One: Black male, approximately 18 to 20 years old, 5’10” to 6’0”, 130 to 135 pounds, last seen wearing a black jacket and black pants.

Suspect Two: Suspect One: Black male, approximately 18 to 20 years old, 5’10” to 6’0”, 130 to 135 pounds, last seen wearing a green jacket and black pants.

Suspect Three: Suspect One: Black male, approximately 18 to 20 years old, 5’10” to 6’0”, 130 to 135 pounds.

· Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at approximately 9:01 am, a complainant was walking in the 1300 block of 10th Street, NW, when a suspect approach, displayed a knife, and demanded US Currency. The complainant began screaming and the suspect fled without obtaining any property.

Suspect One: Black male with a light brown complexion, approximately 18 to 20 years old and 5’7” to 5’9” in height

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at approximately 9:07 am, a complainant was walking in the 1300 block of 10th Street, NW, when she was approached by a suspect who demanded US Currency. The suspect then assaulted the complainant and fled without obtaining any property.

Suspect One: Black male, approximately 20 years old, 5’7” to 5’8”.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

shaws_tavern_sold
520 Florida Ave, NW

Whoa – a reader passes on from DCRA:

“A transfer of ownership was approved to 520 Florida Avenue Restaurant LLC for Shaw’s Tavern’s license on Wednesday, March 11; however, the license has not yet been issued. Several outstanding documents still need to be provided to ABRA, including a certificate of occupancy, before the license can be issued to the new owner.”

The reader says the new ownership group are the same folks who own Front Page, located in Dupont at 1333 New Hampshire Ave, NW. Updates when more info is known.

Lemur-Launch-party-invite

From a press release:

“The Lemur Conservation Network (www.lemurconservationnetwork.org) celebrates their launch on March 19th at a party in Washington, D.C. at the Right Proper Brewing Company. The Lemur Conservation Network unites over 40 organizations working to save Madagascar’s lemurs from extinction with people who want to support the cause. (more…)

1813 6th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1813 6th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Beautifully remodeled house in top location in D.C. House has been owner occupied for past 3 years. Basement features large full BR and BA main level features stainless steel appliances (owner will be leaving wall mounted flat screen TV) Nice walk out rear patio area. 2nd level features 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath and upper 2nd level features 1 BR and storage. Shaw’s Tavern is a half block away!”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2 bath is going for $3,500/Mo.

table_lunch_shaw
903 N Street, NW

Table kicked off their new lunch service yesterday. “Hours of operation will be Tuesday – Friday from 11:30am – 2:00pm.”

Check out the full lunch menu:

MARKET OYSTERS – 9 / 12 / 18
3 / 6 / 9

CHEESE & CHARCUTERIE – 9 / 12 / 15
1 / 3 / 5 (see menu)

BEETROOT SOUP – 11
smoked sablefish, pickled vegetables, crème fraiche

SPRING SALAD – 12
fried bijou, squash, buckwheat, pomegranate, pear vinaigrette

BREADS AND SPREADS – 12
babaganoush, pipperade, ricotta, salsa verde

BURRATA SALAD – 15
fried bijou, squash, buckwheat, pomegranate, pear vinaigrette

MARKET CEVICHE – 14
ocean greens, star fruit, cilantro, blood orange, crispy quinoa

LAMB TARTARE – 14
potato tots, traditional garnishes

CHARCUTERIE SANDWICH – 18
grilled country bread, liver mousse, serrano ham, saucisson, egg, dijon, market greens

CHICKEN JALOUSIE – 10
baked in puff pastry, strawberry sauce, chicory

PORK SANDWICH – 18
shoulder-grilled, dijon, pickle, cheese, onion relish, market greens

GRILLED DORADE – 24
olive oil-white wine emulsion, market greens

BURGUNDY SNAILS – 13
orecchiette pasta, puntarella, oyster mushroom, parsley, soubise, toast

CROQUE MADAME – 15
grilled pork belly, gruyere, fried egg, mornay

SWEET ENDINGS

RICOTTA BEIGNETS – 8

CHEF’S SELECTION OF PASTRIES – 6

MADELEINES – 6

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE ICE CREAM SANDWICH – 8

HOUSE CRAFTED ICE CREAM & SORBETS – 2 / 4 / 6
one scoops / two scoops / three scoops

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A reader reports about 7:15pm:

“Train evacuated at Shaw, lots of people coughing. Possibly a pepper spray prank by teens seen running away”

Update from an eyewitness:

“I was on the train car that got pepper sprayed tonight. It wasn’t exactly a prank. There were a group of teenagers on the train (I was sitting behind them) and another individual who got into a verbal fight and were taunting and threatening back and forth. The individual went to get off the train at the Shaw stop and someone sprayed pepper spray. I believe the individual sprayed it in the direction of the teens. Then the teens ran off the train after her. Unfortunately, the pepper spray remained in the air and quickly spread throughout the car. Everyone moved toward the ends of the car (the incident had taken place by the middle doors), but the doors had just closed before most people realized what had happened. Luckily, the operator opened the doors and everyone ran off. She then realized something was going on and subsequently, they unloaded the entire train and eventually put it out of service.”