“For its November guest chef sandwich, The Red Hen’s Mike Friedman has dreamed up The E Street Special, a mountain of chili braised brisket, crispy bacon, Fontina cheese, sauerkraut and 1000 Island aioli on griddled pumpernickel bread. The $14 sandwich is available throughout the month. G, 2201 14th st. NW. 202-234-5015. gbymikeisabella.com”
“It is with great sadness that we announce that Vastu will be closing soon.
It has been a wonderful 11 1/2 years and we are very sorry to see it end. We simply couldn’t absorb the financial burden caused by increased costs and lowered revenue during last year’s short change in ownership.
During our time on 14th St, we have taken great pride and delight in being invited into your homes and lives, asked to help make them a little more comfortable and stylish, and we cherish the friendships we’ve made along the way. It has been an adventure watching the neighborhood go from a retail wasteland where we needed to bring lunch if we wanted to eat that day to one where there are seemingly endless options for all-day drunken brunches.
Our closing isn’t immediate and we will of course be delivering orders to those of you who still have them outstanding. (more…)
“Satellite Room is hosting “Shaking It Up” for charity tonight featuring neighborhood celebrity bartenders, Seth Hurwitz (9:30 Club), Eric Hilton (Thievery Corporation and half of famed restauranteurs ‘The Hilton Brothers’), Ben Olsen (DC United), and Svetlana Legetic (Brightest Young Things). From 6-9 these four notables will (attempt to) concoct cocktails and pours with a portion of the night’s proceeds benefiting Martha’s Table. The full dinner menu and drink specials will also be available.”
“This dog was found at 9th and U and was brought to CityPaws. No microchip. Female. Appears to be well cared for. If anyone knows who she is, please call CityPaws Animal Hospital at 202-232-7297. We will keep her safe and warm overnight.”
“Duke’s Shoe Repair has been closed without comment for a couple weeks now. It is the large shoe repair store attached to the Reeve Center. I heard someone outside saying he had health problems, but I don’t know if that’s true. I just saw a note saying that it will be open this saturday and next saturday. I thought you might want to spread the word for other readers who have been missing their shoes and are wondering what Duke’s story is.”
14th Street’s next massive development now underway just south of U Street – signs are up for Elysium Fourteen. Their Facebook page says:
“Elysium Fourteen is a highly exclusive apartment residence set in the heart of the 14th/U Street Corridor. This development project will involve the careful renovation and restoration of two existing historic buildings that will be subsequently adjoined to a newly constructed 9-story LEED certified apartment building with retail on the ground floor. Elysium Fourteen is an exceptional residence developed for the most discerning urban tenant.”
“Friday Oct 24
plus a screening of Sonic Highways
$20 Mainstage / Doors at 9:00
Tickets on sale at 6:00pm at the Black Cat
$20 per ticket. $3 service charge. Cash only. Maximum of 2 tickets per person. You must bring your ID. If you are buying a 2nd ticket you must provide the person’s name as it is stated on their ID. Tickets are 100% non-transferable and non-refundable. On sale October 21 at 6:00pm at the Black Cat. The Black Cat is located at 1811 14th Street, NW Washington, DC.”