chick fil a
4505 Wisconsin Ave, NW

From a press release:

“Local franchise owner Kristen Johnson will open the District of Columbia’s second Chick-fil-A restaurant on Aug. 11, bringing 65 new jobs and the chain’s signature menu of fresh, hand-crafted food and award-winning customer service to the Tenleytown neighborhood.

The new restaurant is located at 4505 Wisconsin Ave. NW, near the Tenleytown-AU Metro Red Line stop. Anyone 13 years and older is invited to stop by any time between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Aug. 10 to participate in a special “Surprise & Delight” grand opening celebration. The special grand opening event takes the place of the First 100 campout typically associated with a Chick-fil-A grand opening. Those interested in participating can find more details as the opening nears on the restaurant’s Facebook page at

Children’s Book Drive

Reflecting her desire to have a positive impact on the surrounding community, Johnson is inviting the community to celebrate the restaurant opening by participating in a children’s book drive. Johnson is collecting new and gently used children’s books from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 10 and Aug. 11. The donated books will be placed in a nearly 3-foot Book House to serve as a free library exchange and will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington. The Book House, built from reclaimed wood, is donated by the Chick-fil-A Foundation ( Since 2014, Chick-fil-A has collected more than 21,500 books which were donated to 132 local organizations in 37 states and Washington, D.C.

Restaurant Details (more…)

Photo by Rob Black

Rob sends yesterday:

“Nothing to see, just some dude walking a goat on Wisconsin Ave. by Tenley Exxon earlier this eve… Yup.”

Earlier in the day he was spotted in Rockville.

Modern Farmer reported:

“According to his site, Wescott “felt God call him to walk across America,” a lonely task that takes months. Though perhaps a human companion would be the obvious choice, Wescott instead chose to make his way with the aid of a companion animal. His first thought was a dog, but the dog he’d picked out sustained an injury at a dog park and Wescott was advised to look elsewhere. So he looked to the goat.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user yostinator

Good news for Fort Reno fans:

“Hello everyone.

Things are moving along in preparation for the coming summer. Here is hoping that we are getting all the rain out of the way now!

Many of you have written about playing this year. I have done my best to keep track of the emails but Gmail sometimes has a mind of its own so feel free to get back in touch. Submissions can be mailed or dropped off between now and May 31. If you have any difficulty with getting in a physical demo package, let me know.

Fort Reno Concerts
c/o Amanda MacKaye
2215 N. Culepeper St.
Arlington, VA 22207

Shows will be happening in July once again this year and as always on Mondays and Thursdays. Music is 7 to 9:30 PM but the park is open for folks to be present for the pre-show festivities which will include cleaning the park and loading gear; the perfect backdrop for your dining experience. (more…)


From friends of Matt Shlonsky:

“I wanted to keep you updated on our progress over the last month or two. So far we have raised about $35,000 of the $50,000 needed for American University to start a permanent endowment. Once we hit the $50,000 goal, AU will begin providing grants to student and faculty to research ways to make DC a healthier, cleaner, and safer place! These donations have been gathered from an array of family, friends, nonprofits, local and national businesses.

We have a third fundraiser planned at Tenley Bar and Grill on April 26th from 6-10pm [4611 41st Street, NW]. The Facebook event is here. Our goal is to raise a few thousand more dollars at this event and awareness about the fund. Fifteen dollar donation at the door gets the participant happy hour deals all night.”