hahaha insane. C’mon September!!
Thanks to Corinne for sending from Brookland.
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Thanks to Nathan for sending:
“My friends picked these massive cucumbers out of my garden in Mount Pleasant this week. I think they are a variety called “Armenian Giant”, and looks like they loved the rainy summer.”
If you get a great haul send a photo and a description to [email protected] and please include what neighborhood you grew them in. Contest goes through Labor Day weekend.
Great Garden Haul is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.
DC Burger Battle 2018
Thursday, August 23 from 6-9 p.m.
Hill Country Backyard Barbecue, 401 F Street NW
Eat Burgers. Battle Hunger.
It’s the 2nd Annual DC Burger Battle to benefit SOME (So Others Might Eat). D.C.’s best burger makers are coming together at the Hill Country Backyard Barbecue to get their grills going and you’re invited.
Your event admission includes burgers from each restaurant, complimentary beer, live music and games. Proceeds to be donated to SOME. Tickets are $30 all-inclusive, get $5 off with the code POP at tickets.ontaponline.com.
This is my absolute favorite contest that I get to be a judge at. I was put on this earth to judge this contest – oh man these are good. OK:
“5th Annual Battle of the Barrel-Aged Beer
Tuesday 5 PM – 9 PM
Boundary Stone DC
116 Rhode Island Ave NW
Each ticket includes a four ounce taster of each beer and a vote in the contest. (more…)
Photo by Rey Lopez
From a press release:
“Best known for bringing Tex-Mex to the nation’s capital, Guapos debuts its newest location at the Georgetown Waterfront on Monday, August 20th. The sleek and stylish restaurant, designed by renowned Georgetown architect and interior designer Ernesto Santalla, PLLC, captures the best of the US – Mexico border, two seemingly disparate yet surprisingly compatible cuisines, into a concept that includes both authentic dishes and inspired new favorites.
“Tex-Mex food is a regional cuisine filled with stories and has always been the perfect bridge between two cultures,” said Jorge Figueredo, Director of Operations of Guapos Restaurants, who spearheads this Georgetown project. “Washingtonians are passionate about food and this concept is definitely bringing something different and more groundbreaking than our other locations. We want to bring a concept where guests experience real Tex-Mex with a hint of Latin America, and this means a great variety of food and superb service.”
At the helm of the kitchen will be Executive Chef Nathan Breedlove, who will design a menu filled with traditional Tex-Mex dishes, along with redefined classics and unique items inspired by both cultures. Chef Breedlove is no stranger to Mexican cuisine and has ample experience in weaving cooking cultures together in kitchens such as ThinkFoodGroup’s award-winning restaurants Oyamel and Zaytinya, as well as Stephen Starr’s renowned French bistro, Le Diplomat. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Brian Mosley
I’m wondering if anyone has recs for good garage door companies in the the area that are a reasonable price. What has a new door with a new opener cost people? Has anyone used Pop’s Garage Doors?” Ed. Note: No affiliation.
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“Smokey giving us his best King of the Jungle look in Mt. Pleasant”
“Tyrion, of Shaw, helping with some unpacking.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erinn Shirley
I’ve got a crowd source question. There’s an older black gentlemen that I’ve seen a half dozen times sitting in the middle of the lower level of the l’enfant plaza metro station. He’s always working away creating absolutley incredible black and white scetches on a large surface (please forgive my complete lack of knowledge about art related terminology). I have seen small photos of the subject (usually pets or people) in the corner that he uses to create the beautiful sketch. I can only assume he’s down there soliciting from metro riders and creating a custom works of art for a fee.
I’ve been looking for him for a while and found him in his usual spot today, but he had drawn a large crowd and I was in a rush to get home and walk the dog. I did see him hand a business card to a kid so I’m hoping someone out there has his contact information. I’d love to commission a picture or two so if anyone knows how to make that happen without spending all day scouring metro stations I’d really appreciate it! His stuff looks so good I’ve gotten goosebumps looking at somebody else’s dog!”
This rental is located at 912 9th Street, NE. The Craigslist ad says:
“$3700 / 3br – H Street NE – Spacious 3BR – Parking
Spacious 3 BR/ 2.5BA home in a fantastic location off H St NE. The downstairs is bright, open, and wider than many Capitol Hill rental offerings. Gas fireplace with original molding, stunning built-in bookshelves, exposed brick and updated kitchen. (more…)