“I moved into the ‘sketchy’ neighborhood of Petworth three years ago to a row home with two roommates. None of my roommates wanted to go in on a service to mow our lawn (money issues) and I didn’t see the point in buying a lawnmower.
Anyway, I told this to our new neighbors one day after they found me cutting the overgrown grass with hedge clippers, and the next day I come back to see our lawn mowed – free of charge.”
Ed. Note: We hear a lot about crime in certain neighborhoods. This is the other side of the coin. If you have a story/experience from your own mean streetsplease send a brief description in an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dog)com and include what neighborhood you live in.
This house is located at 3307 Macomb Street, Northwest. The listing says:
“Beautifully renovated Cleveland Park classic w/perfect proportions and rear family rm addition. Floor to ceiling windows and multiple decks overlook a private wooded garden with playhouse and stream. 4+ bedrooms up including finished attic w/soaring ceilings + full BA; LL features large, bright double family/rec room and 2 addt’l BR. Garage. Seller’s need long closing.”
Thought I would send this in for your terrible/interesting parking job series. This person parks his/her bike like this every single day. Taking up a lot of the limited bike rack space near the office. Near Fed.Center SW Metro. I’d politely say something to her/him if we were there at the same time, but we’ve yet to cross paths! “
“Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, which was founded 40 years ago as one of the first artisan, stone-baked pizzerias in the country, is rolling back their prices to 1974.
To mark their anniversary on August 20th, for one day only, Mellow Mushroom will be re-introducing selections from their original menu including a small cheese pizza for $2.50. All coca-cola products will be 30 cents with beer, including Budweiser, Michelob or Pabst Blue Ribbon, sold for 75 cents per drink.”
On my way to work, while waiting on the corner of 7th and Q, I saw a kitten get run over by a car. Then again by another car coming from the opposite direction. I dropped my bike and ran over to discover the kitten completely unharmed.
A miracle kitten? Perhaps. An adorable kitten? YES!
She’s now resting comfortably in my home, but I can’t keep her. I have two cats already and in a 1,000 square-foot home, I can’t handle another. Plus my cats are old and frankly, I don’t think they’ll be nice to a new roomie.
Can you help me find a new family for this adorable kitten? Solitj(at)gmail.com “
Back in February we first learned that a Native Foods Cafe was planned for the former Sizzling Express space at 18th and M St, NW just off Connecticut Ave. A Native Foods Cafe is also planned for Penn Quarter in the Navy Memorial Plaza. Thanks to a reader for sending the updated photo above and Veg News reports:
“On September 30, vegan fast-casual restaurant Native Foods Café will open its first East Coast eatery in the heart of Washington, DC. Opening at 1150 Connecticut Avenue in the Dupont neighborhood, Native Foods is known for artisan, plant-based fare like bowls, burgers, wraps, tacos, and specialty salads. The Chicago-based restaurant group plans to open a second location in DC later this year.”
You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.
A new group was created on the Random Reader Rant and Revel yesterday. DC Nurture is geared toward women who have experienced pregnancy loss and/or fertility issues. Some other posters and I found that women facing these issues tend to deal with them in isolation just when support is really needed.
I was thinking was to have some semi-structured meetings in a private, relaxed setting — maybe rotating homes — on whatever schedule people agree on. We could invite professional facilitators, therapists, etc. (or not). It will depend on what people want to do. I am a member of a professional group that runs this way and it’s a really terrific, supportive environment.
I’d be happy to host the first meeting at my house in Shaw.
People can find me/us through this email address — dcnurture(at)gmail.com or through the website DC Nurture.