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Ed. Note: I was able to check out a dinner here last month and it was phenomenal.

From Bespoke Supper Club [2212 Rhode Island Ave, NE]:

“While we are aiming to create a menu that is scrumptious for all diets, we’d really love to get as many people with gluten allergies to the table as we can! We are way too aware of the restrictions gluten intolerant people have when it comes to eating out at restaurants or events. So this is all about them :) Dates are, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25, both at 7:30pm.

People just need to sign up for the mailing list here to get the invite!”

While the menu is not yet completed you can see a sample menu from a previous dinner after the jump. (more…)

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2006 Rhode Island Ave, NE – Photos courtesy of God Food Markets

Part of why Woodridge was declared a hot neighborhood

From a press release:

“Good Food Markets will host a grand opening event at its flagship location at 2006 Rhode Island Avenue, NE on Saturday, January 24, 2014, owners Kris Garin and James Anderson announced today.

The event will begin at 10:30am with remarks from Councilmembers Kenyan McDuffie (D – Ward 5), David Grosso (D – At Large), and Elissa Silverman (I – At Large) and an official ribbon cutting. The store will feature samples, music, and in-store events will until 9pm.

“We are a community grocery store with a focus on providing our neighbors with fresh, high quality produce, essential groceries and healthy, delicious grab-and-go meals all at affordable prices,” Cristina Moody, vice president of marketing and community outreach.

“They will offer unique access to fresh produce and to good quality food you can’t find at that end of Rhode Island Avenue,” Kyle Todd, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Avenue Main Street said. “We were really impressed with the efforts they made to reach out to the community about what kinds of products they’d like to have,” he added.

Housed in a circa-1920s building, the 1000 square foot space has undergone major interior and exterior renovations. Good Food Markets will be open 9am – 9pm seven days a week.”

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3404 22nd Street Northeast

This house is located at 3404 22nd Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Totally renovated light filled arts and crafts style home. Coffered ceiling in living/dining rooms w/wall mounted FP & huge kitchen w/granite & top of line appliances. Home audio/intercom. Master suite w/rain shower, soaking tub & custom tile. LL exposed brick & wet bar w/custom cabinetry & beverage refridge. Porch, deck & fenced yard for outdoor entertaining. Large det. 2-car garage.”

You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/4.5 bath is going for $847,000.

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2214 Rhode Island Ave, NE

Great news for Woodridge – a brief update from Karlos Leopold:

“We hope to begin the remodel in late January and be on our way to opening Nido (pronounced knee-dough) sometime in the Spring.”

Back in October we learned that a Mediterranean Bistro from one ofBoundary Road’s owners, Karlos Leopold, and former Boundary Road Manager Erin Lingle was hoping to come to Rhode Island Ave, NE in Woodridge. Updates as construction progresses.

2818 Myrtle Avenue Northeast

This rental is located at 2818 Myrtle Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“Light filled bungalow with modern kitchen plus the charm of vintage glass door knobs. Hard wood floors and fire place. Convenience of a bedroom, full bath and den/office on the main level. Upstairs is a master bedroom with full bath and walk in closet. Very large basement has bedroom and full bath. Vouchers welcome but this house is listed above HUd approved amount for three bedroom.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $2,600/Mo.

From MPD:

“In response to community concerns, members of the Fifth District Vice Unit conducted an operation on today’s date [Friday] to identify and apprehend persons involved in the theft of mail packages in PSAs 504 and 503. The operation was a success. Officers observed an individual in possession of a stolen package and effected an arrest. The theft occurred in the 2100 block of Kearny Street, Northeast. The stolen package and its contents were documented and returned to the rightful owner.

Please help us in our fight against mail package theft by reviewing the following tips. (more…)

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2214 Rhode Island Ave, NE

Thanks to all who sent emails with this potentially great news from Rhode Island Ave NE Main Street saying if all goes well the owners of Boundary Road will build a:

“neighborhood bistro featuring shared plates with a Mediterranean lean, eight craft beer lines, small but eclectic wine list and thoughtful cocktails.”

One ofBoundary Road’s owners Karlos Leopold and former Boundary Road Manager Erin Lingle tell me that “we expect the purchase to be completed before the end of the year.” If it turns out anything like Boundary Road – this’ll be an incredible addition to this emerging section of Rhode Island Ave, NE. Updates when the deal is sealed and construction progresses.

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From RIA Main Street:

“Rhode Island Ave. NE, between 20th and 24th Streets NE

For the last 3 years, the Rhode Island Avenue Fall Fest has showcased our beautiful tree-lined commercial district in one of the hottest real estate markets in DC, and has attracted hundreds of visitors for a day full of shopping, food, and entertainment for the whole family. Fall Fest 2014 promises to be bigger and better – more music, more art, more food, and more fun!”

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From a press release:

“The 2014 Takoma Park Street Festival will take place on Sunday, October 5, 2014 from 10am-5pm in Old Takoma: Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD to Carroll Street, NW in Takoma, DC. Visitors are encouraged to make a day exploring unique Old Takoma and attend this popular community event. The streets will be filled with music, artisans, community groups, children’s activities, food vendors and variety of green companies.

NEW in 2014: The Crawl! Festival attendees can purchase a commemorative TAKOMA beer mug good for discounted beer pours during and after the festival at the following businesses: Republic, Roscoe’s Pizzeria, Olive Lounge, Takoma Station Tavern and Evolve. Plus for the early risers- Breakfast Beer, for Mug holders only, is available at Republic starting at 10am. Mugs will go on sale prior to the festival at Takoma shop, Trohv, and on the day of the festival, at the Festival Info Booth.

The festival has three stages that play host to 18 popular, local bands.

Additionally, a diverse collection of affordable items from over 150 artisans makes holiday shopping easy. Shoppers will find paintings, photographs, pottery, silk-screening, soaps, stained glass, jewelry, wood-working, textiles, ceramics, kids’ items and much, much more! Community groups are a big part of the festival in socially conscious Takoma Park too. Festival goers have the opportunity to meet a wide variety of non-profit organizations ready to share information. Kids also love the festival with kids’ activities, inflatables and FUN!”

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“Enjoy Fall Fest at the Soldiers’ Home!
Join us on Sunday October 5 for Fall Fest at the Armed Forces Retirement Home.
Upshur Street at Rock Creek Church Road NW

Enjoy an array of activities throughout the day, including: an antique car show, beer and bourbon tents, games and activities, golfing, live music, a military drill team, and tours of buildings in the historic core of the Soldiers’ Home campus, including the Sherman Tower and Quarters 1.

This event is hosted by the Armed Forces Retirement Home, in partnership with President Lincoln’s Cottage, Double Nickels Theater Company, Friends of Soldiers’ Home, Military District of Washington, and Creative Minds International Public Charter School. Special thanks to our supporters DC Brau and Woodford Reserve for donating craft beer and bourbon to the President Lincoln’s Cottage tent.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday October 5. Free entry.”

2017 Lawrence Street Northeast

This rental is located at 2017 Lawrence Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“Freshly Painted and floors updated!! Fabulous renovation on this classic DC home !!!! New kitchen, new CAC, heating system. Refinished floors, fresh paint, original built-ins beautifully preserved. Close in location, close to Catholic U, large yard….must see !!! ………..rental does not include private apartment in basement….”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $2,700/ Mo.

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A few months ago I was admiring the old Soul Food sign on Rhode Island Ave in Woodridge. @GarberDC tweets a great photo of who’s moving in:

“Cool way to get people excited about a new local biz — @GoodFoodDC on #RIAmainstreet.”

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Photo of 2006 Rhode Island Ave, NE by @GarberDC

@GoodFoodDC twitter says:

“Neighborhood grocery: quality, fresh produce and healthy prepared foods. Coming Soon to #Ward5 #RIA! 2006 Rhode Island Ave NE”