solea

This rental is located at 14th and Florida Ave, NW. The listing says:

“Available June 1st. A modern and spacious studio in the U St. corridor at The Solea – a new, modern boutique building. This unit has dramatic 10 foot ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors throughout, a large luxurious bath with granite counters, granite and stainless steel appliances in gourmet kitchen with custom tile back splash. All of this topped off with a lots of closet space and an in unit washer and dryer.

3 blocks to metro, 1 block to Meridian Hill Park, and a private community courtyard for tenant use.”

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You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,925/Mo.

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1940 11th Street, NW

From a press release:

“One of U Street’s favorite outdoor gathering spots, Vinoteca has just opened its lively front patio and charming backyard Plaza bar for Washingtonians looking to enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Reminscent of a European courtyard, Vinoteca’s just-reopened Plaza offers an extensive variety of rosé wines for the season, new outdoor grill menu, refreshing spring cocktails, and its popular oyster-shell bocce court.

NEW SPRING GRILL MENU (more…)

2016-Funk-Parade

From the Funk Parade organizers:

“There will be some additions and small time changes over the next 10 days but all of those changes will be reflected on our website.

“DAY FAIR PERFORMANCE AREAS – 12pm – 7pm

City First Bank presents the MA Winter Stage hosted by Capital Bop

1:00 – 1:50 Nag Champa

2:10 – 2:50 Jenna Camille

3:10 – 4:00 Aaron Ab Abernathy w/ Live Band Nat Turner

4:00 – 5:00Parade Break

5:10 – 6:00 Sam Prather’s Groove Orchestra

6:15 – 7:00 Trae Crudup & The Cover-Up

DCRE Performance Area at the Reeves Center

1:00 – 1:45 Crush Funk Brass

2:00 – 2:45 Street Performances by Urban Artistry and Nubian Spin

3:00 – 3:45 Spread Love Band

4:00 – 5:00 Parade Break

5:00 – 5:30 Batala Washington

5:30 – 6:30 Brass Connection

The DC Public Library Harrison Rec Family Funk Pavilion hosted by Words Beats & Life (more…)

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1405 T Street, NW

Ed. Note: Seating capacity for DC will be 22.

From a press release:

“Named after the iconic Cuban-style coffee, Colada Shop is a concept that blends together the contemporary lifestyle of Washingtonians with the Cuban tradition of starting and ending the day. Paying homage to the Caribbean way of coffee, food, cocktails and social lifestyle, Colada Shop will be a casual café and eatery where guests come for the quality and stay for the company. (more…)

smucker
2118 14th Street, NW

Last month we learned that sandwiches were coming to Smucker Farms. They’re here. And lots more details including the full breakfast menu:

Smucker Breakfast Menu (PDF)

“Smucker Farms of Lancaster County was founded as a retailer and distributor in 2011 to directly connect small producers in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and consumers in Washington, DC.

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Courtesy Smucker Farms

Now the business is adding another option for people to enjoy Lancaster County product with the launch of a deli and sandwich counter at the 2118 14th Street location. With a combination of DC and Pennsylvania food producers, customers can get the best of both worlds, choosing amongst freshly made Bullfrog Bagels and locally smoked salmon, with meat, eggs and fresh produce from the Mid-Atlantic’s premier farming region.

Most popular so far is the “Smucker Breakfast,” a bagel with egg frittata, bacon, lettuce, tomato, chive cream cheese and hot pepper jelly. “It’s a breakfast BLT I made up last year and, with the launch of the sandwich counter, it had to be on the menu. Paired with Compass Coffee, iced or drip, your morning is basically made,” says owner Eric Smucker. (more…)

bike crash

A reader reports just after 7am:

“This is the scene at 13th and Florida NW right now. The roads are blocked off and in the intersection there’s a twisted yellow bicycle, a backpack, and what looks like a shirt. There’s a car stopped inside the police tape, too, but I don’t know if it was involved. (I’ve seen some horrible wipe-outs from bikers losing control going down that hill.) I really the biker is okay!”

@DCPoliceTraffic tweeted:

“Update street closures remain in the 1300-1400 blk of Florida Ave NW in both direction pending the investigation”