anxo
300 Florida Ave, NW

From a press release:

ANXO Cidery & Pintxos bar is excited to debut Foraged Ciders #1 and #2 next Tuesday, September 13th. These ciders are made from apples foraged entirely by the ANXO team. Both use apples from various sources, including apples foraged in New Jersey, New York, and Crabapples foraged here in DC. 13 different batches of apples totaling 30 gallons of juice were fermented individually. Only the best batches were saved and then blended together to create the perfect balance of acid, tannin, and fruit. These are simple, dry, rustic ciders that focus on the apples. They underwent a wild, native yeast fermentation, have no additives, and are unfiltered. They are bright, high-acid ciders with pleasant tannin that comes from using high-tannin DC Crabapples in the blend.

Of the initial 30 gallons fermented for this trial, only 12 gallons were good enough to make it into a blend. Each Foraged Cider is limited to one keg – one 5-gallon keg of #1, and one 7-gallon keg of #2.

DC CRABAPPLES were foraged from several trees around Mt. Pleasant. Harvesting is very labor intensive as crabapples are about 1/5th the size of normal apples and yield 1/10th of the juice. We had to harvest close to a thousand of these crabapples to yield just 2 gallons of juice. The arduous process is worthwhile as crabapples are incredible for making cider. They have intense acidity and tannin which are essential for good cider, and blending small amounts can have a profound impact on the flavor profile of the cider.

ANXO FORAGED CIDER #1 – The base is GoldRush apples from Glaize Orchards Virginia, as well as wild apples foraged from a 100 year old tree in Southern New Jersey The driving element behind this cider is the high proportion of foraged DC Crabapples. It is rustic, driven by woodsy red berry flavors that the crabapples contribute.

ANXO FORAGED CIDER #2 – The base of this cider is Black Twig and Arkansas Black, well known Southern apples. It was then blended with cider made from wild apples foraged from abandoned trees in New York as well as a small portion of cider from DC crabapples. This cider features good acidity and fruit, with slightly less earthiness and tannin than #1.”

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Photo by Farrah Skeiky

Additionally, September 13th is the debut of to-go bottle sales. This means that DC can now buy our harder-to-find Basque ciders by the bottle. The entire 50+ ANXO bottle list will be for sale, ranging from $5.99 to $29.99. (more…)

Fortunately no injuries.

1727 4th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1727 4th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Required good credit and income. Totally renovated luxury one bedroom apartment (bedroom, full bath, living room,dining room and kitchen) New paint, New counter top, New dishwasher, New stove, New faucet, Totally New Bathroom, new blinds. Tenant needs to pay Electric and gas, water is included in the rent.** Email LA for questions and Lease info **”

You can see more photos here.

This 760 sq ft 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,500/Mo.

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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…)

pot sweepstakes
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.”