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3rd and Florida Ave, NW

I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek and taste Monday night but wait till you see the spectacular photos of how the space turned out (here are the before photos I took back in April 2015) by Farrah Skeiky. Here’s taste of the first floor but lots more photos after the jump:

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Photo by Farrah Skeiky

But first the facts and the menu:

ANXO Menu (PDF)

“ANXO is a nickname for Basajaun, the mythological creature that taught the Basques ironworking, sheepherding and agricultural practices before disappearing back into the woods. Similar to the Sasquatch, Yeti, Bigfoot, and other “men of the woods”, ANXO is a bridge between the natural world, from which it came, and the modern world it helped create.

Opening date: W ednesday, July 13th, 5PM

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday: 5:00PM ­ 12:00AM F riday & Saturday: 5:00PM ­ 1:00AM
Monday ­ Closed
Kitchen closes one hour earlier

Owners: Sam Fitz, Rachel Fitz, Cooper Sheehan, Tim Prendergast, and Alex & Sara Vallcorba

ANXO Cidery & Pintxos Bar aims to reinvigorate interest in traditional cider, one of the Mid­Atlantic’s oldest drinks. A focus on close relationships with local and international cidermakers is central to the ANXO mission, and will enable ANXO to maintain an unparalleled and highly curated selection of cider. ANXO will produce its own cider on­premises and at a second DC location opening this winter. Natural fermentation in oak barrels and a focus on heirloom apple varieties native to the Mid­Atlantic will lead to a limited product that is notably different from the vast offerings ANXO will present from around the world.
ANXO will honor the Basque culinary traditions of honesty, simplicity, and quality by showcasing local producers’ best efforts. The menu will feature pintxos (Basque small bites made to be eaten with cider) as well as larger dishes meant for sharing. In addition to serving house­made cider, ANXO will have an ambitious beverage program featuring more than 20 ciders on draft poured through a custom­built draft system designed to showcase cider as the producers intended. The extensive beverage program will have an additional 16 draft lines dedicated to beer and cocktails, as well as a tightly focused wine program highlighting the lesser­known wines of the Basque Country and surrounding areas.”

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apples out front of course

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and a great patio

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no joke

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3d printed awesomeness

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Lots more photos of the amazing renovation inside after the jump. (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

“Dear PoPville,

Capital City Care in Truxton Circle was just named Best Marijuana Cultivation Supplier in the WCP Best Of awards. I had to laugh, a lot, remembering all the fuss the neighborhood made about this establishment opening and how it would simply destroy any progress made toward cleaning up the neighborhood. Since construction completed, I’ve yet to see a single person enter or leave the establishment. At one point they had to switch to hours by appointment only due to lack of demand. Obviously the corner down the street at NY Ave remains exactly the same as it’s been for ages.

Now, the dispensary is offering this sweepstakes:

OPEN TO WASHINGTON D.C. RESIDENTS WHO HAVE VALID REGISTRY IDENTIFICATION CARDS AND ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE LAWS.

PRIZE: The prize winner will receive:

Grand prize: Free ounce per month for a year (estimated retail value $400)
2nd place: Free eighth (estimated retail value $56)
3rd place: Free gram (estimated retail value $20)

I’m really curious what PoPville thinks of this. I honestly don’t know what to make of it.”

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From MPD:

“On Sunday, June 19, 2016, at approximately 3:00 p.m., a victim was robbed in the area of 1500 Block 3rd Street N.W.”

From a resident:

“To the jogger who was maced and robbed yesterday while on a run on 3rd Street, I’m sorry. I’m sorry you had the dumb luck of being the target of some predator lying in wait. I’m sorry our neighbors who saw the whole incident, who possibly could have even intervened, sat there and laughed, and then scattered the moment the police showed up.

This neighborhood is not indifferent to you. There are people who care – we have given the police our security camera footage of the incident, for what good it may do. As you were in the ambulance, neighbors waited in line to talk to the police to give their accounts of what happened. I hope you find some solace in knowing that most of us find these occurrences outrageous, and we won’t stand for this as the status quo anymore. Again, I’m sorry this happened to you, and I hope you’re doing okay today.”

From the victim:

Ed. Note: He didn’t wish to be quoted directly but he wanted people to know that he was pepper sprayed in the face at 3rd and P St, NW at 3pm. He was simply walking home from the gym and was tapped on the shoulder and then sprayed directly in the face.

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District have announced an arrest has been made in an Assault with Intent to Kill offense which occurred in the 1300 block of North Capitol Street, Northwest, on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at approximately 4:23 pm.

A masked suspect approached the location on foot, firing multiple rounds that struck four adult male victims who were in the area. Three of the victims were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. One victim was transported in critical condition.

On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant 26-year-old Kevin Antonio Cole, of Southeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Kill.

This case remains under investigation.”

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From MPD:

“EMERGENCY MEETING

Date: Thursday 6/9/2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Fifth District Community Room
1805 Bladensburg Rd., NE

The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest in reference to a quadruple shooting, which occurred in the area of North Capitol Street and New York Avenue, Northwest, on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

At approximately 4:24 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to a call for a shooting. Upon arrival on the scene, members located four adult males, all conscious and breathing, suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims were all transported to local hospitals for treatment. Additionally, an MPD mountain bike officer was struck by a vehicle a short distance away from the scene, while responding. The officer sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. (more…)

Hell Yes!! Thanks to Jonathan Rogers for sharing this absolute awesomeness. northcapitol Rx is a “New independently owned local community pharmacy opening soon at 1516 north capitol st NW”