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“Eat DC is pleased to present the Second Annual DC Bacon and Beer Festival on May 31, 2015 at Penn Social to benefit Food & Friends. Last year’s DC Bacon and Beer Festival sold out in just FOUR hours. The event features creative bacon-inspired bites and tasty beers from area restaurants and breweries.

Tickets are $45.

Attendees of the event will again be able to vote on a Beast in Show in restaurant and brewery categories. And this year, Eat DC will donate $250 on behalf of each winner to the charity of their choice.

Returning Beast in Show Art and Soul executive chef Douglas Alexander notes, “Bacon is very important at Art and Soul. We make around 300 pounds per week, and it factors into all our menus. Most everyone loves bacon, and showing up and taking the title at Bacon and Beer was something that we take a lot of pride in. The fact that we can also support a great charity like Food & Friends makes it even better.”

Co-organizer and local food writer Jamie Liu adds, “Our local chefs and breweries really brought it last year. I really look forward to seeing what amazing creations folks will be able to come up with this year. And I’m excited to be able to do more to help promote the great talent in our local food community and raise money to support people in the community.”

Where: Penn Social
801 E St NW

When: Sunday, May 31, 2015
2:30 – 5:00 p.m.

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From WMATA:

“Metro Transit Police (MTPD) detectives have identified the suspect who allegedly assaulted a 69-year-old victim last week at Eastern Market Station.

MTPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Elijah J SMITH, 19, with a last known address in Northeast DC. The charge is felony assault. If convicted, SMITH could face an enhanced penalty of 1.5 times the maximum term of imprisonment due to the age of the victim under District of Columbia law (§ 22–3601).”

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Now there are two options for 50% off meals before renovations start – Logan Tavern joins 1905 Restaurant -from an email:

“Logan Tavern will closer for renovations for four days beginning Monday, November 24th and re-opening after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 28th at 11:30 am. To Celebrate, on Sunday, November 23rd, from 4:00 pm until close, all food (excluding happy hour) will be 50 percent off.

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1423 P Street, NW

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14th and Quincy St, NW

From a press release:

“DC’s hot real estate market is going to sizzle now that Zusin Development’s (Zusin) and Sivan Properties’ latest residential and retail project in North Columbia Heights has broken ground. Located at 14th and Quincy Streets, NW, this 30,000 SF building combines 3,000 SF of ground-floor retail and four levels of residential space. Zusin turned to CORE, a prominent Georgetown-based architecture firm with award-winning residential and retail/hospitality design practices, to create their latest project.

“We always enjoy working with the Zusin team,” said CORE principal Dale Stewart. “On this project, we are glad to be designing a building that brings much-needed 2-bedroom 2-bathroom units, affordable housing, and flexible retail space to this flourishing DC neighborhood.” CORE previously designed the renovation of 433 Massachusetts Avenue, NW for Zusin.

14th and Quincy Street’s 20 units all have two bathrooms and an in-unit washer/dryer. Residents will share a well-appointed lobby, a roof deck, indoor bicycle storage, as well as underground and surface-level parking. Specific interior design finishes will be finalized later in the construction process.

“The design is a blend of modern aesthetic and traditional materials on a prominent corner lot. We hope its understated simplicity adds value to the architectural fabric of the neighborhood and the retail base provides additional convenience for its residents,” said CORE’s project architect Christopher Peli. “We’ve also included a commercial kitchen hood exhaust shaft through the building in case Zusin has a small restaurant tenant in the future. It’s important to make new-build retail space flexible so that future renovation costs are minimal.”

14th and Quincy Street will have a primarily red-brick exterior with striking floor-to-ceiling glassy, cantilevered bay windows that will maximize views across the city. The building’s main entry and residential bays are accented with rich, dark bronze-colored aluminum panels. A glass canopy shelters the recessed residential entry, which is also surrounded with terraced landscaping.

“Every time we work with CORE, we appreciate that they listen to what we want to do – then guide us through DC’s complex zoning and building process to a successful result,” said Zusin Development’s president Ilya Zusin. “Their deep understanding of how DC works cannot be underestimated.”

CORE is working with Maddox Engineers & Surveyors (Civil), Rathgeber Goss Associates (Structural), and Capitol Engineering Group (MEP) to complete construction of the 14th and Quincy Street project.”

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Rendering of 3707 14th St, NW courtesy of CORE

Formerly C&K Motel half demoed:

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