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Food and Dining August 19, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Restaurant on Girard and Sherman

Seriously, what is going on with this place? There was supposed to be a restaurant in the red building opening October 2013. It is now mid August, and we have seen no progress. Does anyone have any info on this place?

Public Safety August 17, 2014 at 3:14 am

Police taser man at New York Ave./Museum of Women in the Arts

Does anyone know more about the incident that took place on Friday, August 15? It took place around 6 or 6:30 pm, I think, on the west side of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, at the intersection of H St, NW and New York Ave.

I didn’t see how it started, but I saw about a dozen police officers in a semi-circle, surrounding a man on that side of the museum. There were several police cars nearby. The police had shut down the intersection temporarily, even though it was still rush hour (or maybe a little after). The man appeared to be African American, maybe homeless. He was not wearing a shirt, but he was wearing pants of some sort. I was too far away to see more details and I couldn’t hear what he was yelling.

The police seemed very concerned. The officers in the semi-circle distracted the man as another officer approached with a taser. The man still wouldn’t quiet down. The the officer tagged him with the taser. The man became as stiff as a board and fell over into a large streetlight/pole.

A crowd of onlookers had gathered across the street, with at least a few people filming the scene with their smartphones. People in nearby buildings could also see the confrontation. I’ve spoken with several people who saw part of the incident. But no one saw what started the standoff, or why the police were so concerned. I don’t believe the man was armed, but he could have been making some sort of threat, or going after pedestrians. Or maybe something happened inside the museum? He was standing in front of the side exit. This is all speculation, since I didn’t see what happened before the police arrived.

None of the local news sites have any info about the incident. Surprising, considering how many people saw it (at least 20-30 people) and some people took video with their phones.

Announcements August 15, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Stolen 1970s-era Yellow Peugeot Bike

I had my yellow Peugeot bicycle stolen this afternoon. It was parked in an alley near P and Marion St.

Its a shot in the dark, but I’d appreciate any info/tips regarding its whereabouts.

Attached is a picture of me and my Peugeot in happier times.

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Food and Dining August 15, 2014 at 12:19 am

The Heights' lame "I'm so sorry" to a pregnant woman

I have been living in Columbia Heights since 2008 and take pride and comfort in the neighborhood vibe of our establishments. I am now six months pregnant (with twins, and so I look a bit bigger!) and have a new-found appreciation for this vibe – Room 11 and The Coupe have been particularly wonderful, e.g. bringing orders that they normally leave at the counter to where I am sitting.

Which is why I was shocked by The Heights’ response to me asking to use their restroom last Saturday during a trip to the farmers’ market. No, I wasn’t patronizing the place – I do go there often enough, but I don’t think being a regular is the issue. The issue is honoring and accommodating mothers-to-be. I respectfully asked the hostess if I could use the restroom (I wanted to tell her that I did go around 4 times before I left my home, but that I drank a lot of water because I had calf cramps…but decided that was TMI). The hostess asked me if I was sitting outside on their patio and when I said no, she gave me a fake “I’m so sorry.” I was in such disbelieve that I just mumbled, “are you kidding me?” before walking out. When I told my partner, he immediately went in to talk with them. He spoke with the manager, who told him that they had a recent experience with a pregnant women who they let use the restroom, but who made a mess.

What?!?!

When the manager started apologizing to my partner, he asked if she was sorry enough to actually let me use their facilities. She reluctantly acquiesced.

The Heights is not obligated, of course, to let a non-patron use their restroom. And in fact, we can say that this is a perfectly valid business decision. But it is really? The Heights brands itself as a progressive, neighborhood spot– distinct from the chain establishments on 14th street. I don’t think their response to a desperate pregnant woman’s modest request is becoming of this image.

Life and Society August 14, 2014 at 8:36 pm
Public Safety August 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm
Announcements August 14, 2014 at 3:01 pm

City Dogs Rescue: Dining Out with the Dogs Fundraiser

Please make a reservation for dinner on Monday, August 18th at one of these amazing DC restaurants: Logan Tavern, Commissary, The Heights, Grillfish, and The Pig. When you do, City Dogs Rescue will receive 15% of all of your dining dollars for that night!

PLUS! This year, kids 10 and under will eat free from the kids menu (one kid entree per each adult) if seated by 6:30PM!

http://www.citydogsrescuedc.org/eatwell.html

General Discussion August 14, 2014 at 11:47 am

Found Cat

Found this guy on the 1400 block of First St NW. He’s friendly and calm but has obviously been without food and shelter for a while. He’s also pretty chatty. He is neutered but not ear tipped, and I haven’t seen him around with the regular alley cats, so I’m wondering if he bolted from his home and ended up here.

He’s living in my spare bedroom for a few days in hopes we can find his home, old or new, before we’ll need to turn him over to a rescue group. Anyone recognize him?

Update: Little guy’s owner has been located. Hooray!

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Real Estate August 14, 2014 at 9:44 am

Can somebody explain the difference between a bedroom and a "den"?

My SO and I are renting a 1BR+Den apartment. We’re not planning on moving or taking on new roommates, we’re just curious how 1BR+Den apartments compare to 2BR apartments. Does anybody know? Are there legal/safety code reasons why my landlord is calling that second room a “den” and not a bedroom? It has its own walk-in closet, two windows, wood flooring (the bedroom has carpet), a 1/2 bath, and french doors that shut it in from the living room. Any thoughts?

Home and Garden August 13, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Help me pick kitchen tile and countertop!

A few people on this site like to say that the house renovations don’t have any “soul” or something similar. We’ve suddenly gotten the opportunity to do new countertops and tile backsplash and I’d love to see what people are liking. I prefer a clean, modern look but appreciate any ideas that you share. Thanks!

Food and Dining August 13, 2014 at 10:01 am

A Beacon of Hope

So, our wedding came and went.

Many of you will remember our far-less-than flattering review of the Tabard Inn.
We certainly remember your delightful responses.

But this post is to share with you the amazing experience we had at the nearby Beacon Hotel off Rhode Island and 17 NW.

Two, full reviews on Yelp, but here’s the bottom line:

Aric is Director of Catering. From ensuring I had parking right outside the hotel, to introducing us to the head chef so he could custom-design our dinner, this dude went so above and beyond the call of duty that I’m still singing his praises two weeks later.

I worked customer service for a few years as a young lad, and I understand that it’s not easy to meet the needs of total strangers who themselves may not know what they want, so it was both refreshing and relaxing to have worked with the staff of the Beacon.

The venue looks great. Everyone said the food was the best they’d ever had a wedding. The staff is super friendly. And the location? Just south of Dupont?

Three cheers for the Beacon. That’s about all I got.

Events August 13, 2014 at 9:47 am

A wedding to remember!

Friends,
If any of you are in the market for a wedding planner, I just wanted to share with you the experience my wife and I had with Ellen Dubin and Personally Yours, a Maryland-based event planner.
I have a full review on Yelp, so I won’t bore you with that here, but in short:
Ellen means business. She gets tough so you don’t have to. It’s your big day — even if it is a small, big day, like ours — and the last thing you need to worry about is whether or not the napkins match the tablecloths match the toilet seat covers, etc.
Ellen’s got your back, and she’s good for the price-conscious.
Happy marrying…

Announcements August 12, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Sirens this Morning in Mt. P / CH

Did anyone else hear a ton of sirens this morning for about an hour (from 7:30a-8:30a) in Mt. Pleasant and/or Columbia Heights? I’ve searched the DC police account on Twitter, and local news outlets, but don’t see anything.

General Discussion August 12, 2014 at 10:19 am

Beeping sound at 14th and Q

There’s been a loud, sporadic beeping sound near 14th and Q for at least a week. It sounds like a truck backing up … beep beep beep … but lasts for hours and throughout the night. It’s going on right now over the rain. Anybody have a clue what it is? Apart from maybe a yuppie mating call. Would love to find a solution.

Home and Garden August 11, 2014 at 9:08 pm

restoring an antique chandelier

I recently inherited an 70+ year old, small lead crystal chandelier that has been sitting in a box for about 30 years. I’d like to get it rewired and cleaned up so I can hang it from my dining room ceiling. Does anyone have any recommendations on local businesses that do this sort of work? Any tips on installation or care?

Thanks in advance.

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Replied on August 19, 2014 at 11:27 pm

Restaurant on Girard and Sherman

From a few weeks ago: http://www.popville.com/2014/07/hilltop-bar-and-restaurant-still-coming-to-sh…
Replied on August 19, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Restaurant on Girard and Sherman

Seriously, what is going on with this place? There was supposed to be a restaurant in the red buil…
Replied on August 19, 2014 at 8:41 am

Upholstery Cleaning

I am also looking for some carpet cleaning professionals.. My cat peed on my home Corridor Carpet .…
Replied on August 18, 2014 at 4:35 pm

The Heights' lame "I'm so sorry" to a pregnant woman

I don’t think the comparison between the Heights and the Coupe/Room 11 is an apt one — …
Replied on August 18, 2014 at 12:33 pm

What is wrong with people in this city??

hey, I’m new and will be visiting DC. I wanted to volunteer at DCPS this Saturday, they say …
Replied on August 17, 2014 at 3:14 am

Police taser man at New York Ave./Museum of Women in the Arts

Does anyone know more about the incident that took place on Friday, August 15? It took place around…
Replied on August 16, 2014 at 7:28 pm

The Heights' lame "I'm so sorry" to a pregnant woman

I respect your opinion, but my point in posting was to express disappointment in the failure to acc…
Replied on August 16, 2014 at 3:11 pm

The Heights' lame "I'm so sorry" to a pregnant woman

I don’t think you have grounds for complaint here. If you are in need of the facilities and a…
Replied on August 15, 2014 at 2:18 pm

Can somebody explain the difference between a bedroom and a "den"?

A den is what people say when the room isn’t a “legal” bedroom. In order to be l…
Replied on August 15, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Stolen 1970s-era Yellow Peugeot Bike

I had my yellow Peugeot bicycle stolen this afternoon. It was parked in an alley near P and Marion …
Replied on August 15, 2014 at 12:19 am

The Heights' lame "I'm so sorry" to a pregnant woman

I have been living in Columbia Heights since 2008 and take pride and comfort in the neighborhood vi…
Replied on August 14, 2014 at 11:41 pm

protest march down 7th street right now

It’s about the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri about the kid that was shot.
Replied on August 14, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Help me pick kitchen tile and countertop!

If you want a lot of replies, I suggest posting this in the daily Rant and Revel.
Replied on August 14, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Can somebody explain the difference between a bedroom and a "den"?

My guess is that the landlord is calling it a den because of the French doors, although I think he/…