From an email:

“In 2001, there was a tribute concert to Chuck Brown at the 9:30 Club. We are honored to show this movie the same week that his final album is being released (on 8/19), and the ribbon cutting for Chuck Brown Park (Friday morning 8/22). Gates open at 7 with a DJ playing till dark.

Timber Pizza from Union Kitchen will be selling pizza from their truck (with a % of the sales being donated to Friends of Harrison Rec Center). The just released album will be on sale outside the park. Pick up a copy of the new Chuck Brown “Beautiful Life” CD with new songs by Chuck Brown and new songs by The Chuck Brown Band. Also available are 2 new Chuck T-Shirts. The movie portion will start with a short documentary on GoGo, and then a showing of Chuck Brown playing his tribute concert.

U Street Movie Series – Harrison Field Under the Stars to show Chuck
Brown: Put Your Hands Up! (filmed live at the 9:30 club 2001)

WHO: Admission is free and donations are always welcome and appreciated
(Metro highly recommended)

WHAT: Chuck Brown: Put Your Hands Up! (filmed live at the 9:30 club,
2001)– FREE outdoor movie

WHERE: Harrison Recreation Center – 1300 V St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

WHEN: August 20, 2014 – Movie to begin after sundown (August 27 – rain date)”

2100 Vermont Ave, NW at V Street looking west

Finally!!! Some news on the long vacant space by Duffy’s, American Ice Co. and 9:30 Club – Wet Dog Tavern is coming! A liquor license placard posted out front says:

“Tavern serving American Food. Occasional live entertainment to include Deejays, live music
and dancing.

Sidewalk Café Seats is 30, Summer Garden with Backyard Seats of 70.

Summer Garden RoofDeck total is 30

Entertainment Endorsement, Cover Charge, Dancing. Total Occupancy Load 200.”


by American Ice Co. looking east towards 9:30 Club

1212 U Street, NW

A little bit later than we anticipated but worth the wait! Also standby for a restaurant upstairs, looks like being called Nona’s Kitchen. This is the spot from the owner of Russia House and Biergarten Haus. Alphonse’s current hours are 6am-11pm with lunch starting at 11am and dinner starting at 4pm.

Mark this as another phenomenal transformation – remember when this was Almaz Ethiopian restaurant back in 2011 before later becoming CB 1212:


Have a look inside at the first floor today:

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After the jump check out the menu. (more…)

1814 15th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1814 15th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Ideal, charming and spacious 1 bedroom 1 bathroom with washer & dryer in unit. Amazing light, hardwood floors, open living space. Near Metro and buses–1 block to 14th Street strip, 2 blocks to the U street Corridor. Updated finishes and appliances. Near Trader Joe’s, Barcelona, Taylor Gourmet, U & Pizza, Ben’s Chili Bowl, Lauriol Plaza, and many other hotspots! Won~t last long!”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,950/Mo.

1926 17th Street, NW

We first heard about this new bakery back in Sept. 2013.  Three Fifty Bakery & Coffee Bar is located in the former Written Word space at 1926 17th St, NW just south of U Street not far from the Hana Japanese Market. A reader sends the good news this morning:

“The long awaited bakery has finally opened to public today. My girlfriend and I snuck in for an illy coffee and bacon/cheddar/chive scone. Delicious.”