04/22/14 11:25am

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11th and U St, NW via Nellie’s facebook

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“There was some discussion a while back about Nellie’s rooftop and new regulations that were passed. I received an email from Nellie’s today that shows quite a bit of progress has been made on a new structure and their Facebook page states, “Time for a facelift! We’re getting a fancy new retractable roof to replace our tent, and wanted to share our progress with you. But have no fear, our roof is still open for drinks in the meantime, and we’ve still got our night time DJ’s rockin’ up there!”

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Roof deck construction via Nellie’s facebook

04/22/14 11:10am

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Thanks to Pablo.Raw for sending these shots:

“Lakotas protesting the keystone pipeline”

From a press release:

“The Cowboy and Indian Alliance (CIA), a group of ranchers, farmers and indigenous leaders, will host an encampment on the National Mall for a week’s worth of “Reject and Protect” actions against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The encampment is a final attempt to get the Obama Administration to recognize the severely negative impacts the pipeline will have on American people and lands.

Farmers, ranchers, and tribes from along the pipeline will join the protest along with celebrities and social activists such as Daryl Hannah, Neil Young, and the Indigo Girls to bring awareness to the lives that will be affected by the pipeline, if it is approved.

11:00am: Horseback ride: 24 ranchers and indigenous leaders from the Cowboy and Indian Alliance ride their horses from the Capitol to the Reject and Protect encampment on the National Mall between 7th and 9th.

12:30-2:00pm: Opening the Encampment: Cowboys and indigenous leaders will officially open the encampment, raising a final ceremonial tipi to join the 29 other tipis already assembled on the mall, the Indigo Girls will perform. Interviews will be available at the encampment.

2:00-6:00pm: Painting Obama Tipi: The general public is invited to join the encampment, speak with participants, and add their thumbprint to a ceremonial tipi for President Obama that will be accepted on his behalf by the Museum of the American Indian at the end of the encampment.

6:00-8:00pm: Dinner, Music: Participants will share a meal of bison raised along the pipeline route provided by one of the ranchers from Nebraska. Music performances and speeches will take place throughout the evening.”

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04/22/14 10:55am

From MPD:

“On Monday, April 21, 2014, at approximately 8:30 pm, a lone male victim was walking in the park area of the 2400 block of N St., NW (Francis Jr. High School). At this moment the victim was approached by a subject who, without warning, proceeded to slash the victims upper arm with a pair of scissors. The suspect then demanded that the victim relinquish his wallet or he would continue to slash the victim. The victim complied and the suspect was last seen fleeing on foot east on N St. The victim sustained injury as a result of this attack and was treated by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services on the scene of the incident.

The suspect in this case is described as a black male, 5’10”, medium build wearing a camouflaged colored cap, gray top and dark pants, carrying a black back pack. The victim indicated that the suspect was in the area of the Trader Joe’s prior to the attack.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Second District Detectives on 202-730-1903, or the Command Information Center on 202-727-9099.”

04/22/14 9:55am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user beaufinley

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04/21/14 10:22pm

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300 Tingey Street, SE

We first heard about the “Fast Casual Spanish Restaurant”, 100 Montaditos, last August. Because I am impatient I was starting to wonder if they were still coming – happy to see the just posted a liquor license placard out front which sounds pretty awesome:

“This is a new Retail Class “D” Restaurant. 100 Montaditos an exciting environment, tasting Spain’s famed Mahou beer or other typical thirst-quenchers, including red and white wines, claras (beer with lemon-lime soda) sangria (wine punch made with chopped fruit) and tintos de verano (red wine blended with lemon-lime soda).

The restaurant specializes in montaditos, crunchy Spanish rolls baked to order and jam-packed with traditional ingredients as Serrano ham, Spanish tortilla, chorizo sausage and Manchego cheese.

The number of seats is 74 and total load 74.”

Hours are listed as Sunday through Thursday 11 am -10 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am – 12 am.

Updates as they get closer to opening.

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Incidentally, Blue Jacket’s front patio is looking good too:

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