09/29/16 12:10pm


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09/29/16 11:40am


From an email:

“Fight For Children, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit that works to create and improve quality early childhood education experiences and opportunities for students from low-income communities in the DC metro area, announced today a week-long partnership with Taylor Gourmet.  In an effort to raise awareness for the importance of Early Childhood Education, and the significance of Fight For Children’s work, Taylor Gourmet will launch a one-of-a-kind hoagie dubbed the “Champ for Children.” The Champ-for-Children hoagie is the creation of Celebrated Chef and DC restaurateur Katsuya Fukushima, and will be available at all Taylor Gourmet locations from October 3 – 9, 2016.

Taylor Gourmet will be donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the hoagie to Fight For Children.


705 H Street, NW

From a press release:

“&pizza, the brand of unconventional pizza shops known for their craft pizza, and soda and ampersand-tattooed employees, announces the opening of its 16th shop in Chinatown at 705 H Street NW. The new location, which will open its doors today, marks the launch of &pizza’s new curated beverage concept that includes three signature cocktails, as well as the option for a dining experience with elevated service.

courtesy &pizza

The bi-level space will offer two distinct guest experiences. The first floor of the shop channels the hustle of Chinatown focused on take-out, ideal for &pizza’s new order ahead app feature that allows guests to jump the line.

The second floor offers a more elevated dine-in experience. A mural-adorned staircase welcomes diners to another level of the shop where they can order, take a seat and for the first time have &pizza Tribe members deliver pies and signature &bar cocktails right to their table. (more…)

09/29/16 9:55am

via google maps

From MPD:

“This morning at approximately 4:00 AM, an adult male victim was shot in the 900 block of 10th St, NE. Unfortunately the victim succumbed to his injuries. The case is currently being investigated by members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”


“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 900 block of 10th Street, Northeast on Thursday, September 29, 2016.

At approximately 3:55 am, members of the First District responded to a call for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located an adult male, unconscious and unresponsive, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire and EMS personnel responded to the scene and found no signs consistent with life. The victim was pronounced dead and remained on the scene until being transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

The decedent has been identified as 39-year-old Eugene Clarke, of Temple Hills, MD.”

09/29/16 9:25am

1919 14th Street, NW

Props to Jenna Golden for digging up this help wanted post from parent company J.Crew:

“Store Director, Madewell, 14th Street NW *NEW STORE*”

Their website says:

“What is Madewell? For one thing, we’re jeans makers. But we also focus on all the things you wear with denim: timeless leather jackets, great boots, slouchy tees and have—forever totes.”

Timothy Paul closed back in August. Update: a very reliable source indicates that the location for this Madewell on 14th will actually be in the former Universal Gear space closer to U Street!! Stay tuned for confirmation/exact address on 14th.

A Madewell at this location should appease those who were disappointed about the J. Crew “men’s products only” store coming nearby to 14th and Corcoran Street, NW (which is also hiring.)

1618 14th Street, NW

09/29/16 9:10am

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09/28/16 10:22pm

3907 14th Street, NW

Good news from Little Coco’s: “Rolling out brunch this Saturday at 10 am!”

Check out the menu: little-cocos-brunch (PDF)

Also we’ve mentioned Little Coco’s roof deck but now it’s looks like they’ll be adding more seating out front. So what’s the early word here, I loved it, anyone else take a taste yet?

09/28/16 10:05pm


I was excited to see a report on the Brookland Listserv yesterday that a Change petition had reached 721 signatures. And they even have a Facebook page. But then I saw the page, Bring Whole Foods to Brookland, was started back in February of 2014. So they got stamina too! Think their persistence will pay off? Unfortunately I haven’t heard anymore scuttlebutt on this since July 2013.

The residents of Brookland deserve the fresh food and variety that Whole Foods offers. Currently, the only grocery options in Brookland are Giant and Yes! Organic. The quality of the food at the Giant is too low, and it’s not within walking distance of the core of Brookland. The Yes! Organic has a very small selection of produce and a virtually non-existent offering of meat, poultry, and fish. We need a central grocery store that has the healthy food and variety that will keep our husbands, wives, children and friends healthy and happy, without traveling to P Street or H Street.

Healthy foods help us avoid diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, high blood pressure, gout, etc. Whole Foods’ excellent offering of healthy food makes it easier to eat healthy food, especially if it opens a location in the middle of our neighborhood.

Our neighborhood is growing exponentially; between the families, young professionals, long-time residents, and university students in the neighborhood, we have more than enough demand to satisfy Whole Foods.

Join me in asking Whole Foods to open a store in Brookland by signing the petition. We can do this!