“Over 3,000 Washingtonians turned out for the sixth annual DC Scoop event in 2016.”
From a press release:
“Union Market, northeast D.C.’s vibrant retail and culinary district, invites local families, friends and ice cream fans out for the seventh annual DC Scoop event on Saturday, July 15 from 1 to 4pm. The highly-anticipated, free ice cream extravaganza will take place at Dock 5 where local ice cream vendors will put their best scoops forward to win the coveted “Best Ice Cream” title, as voted on by attendees.
Frozen treat fanatics at DC Scoop will enjoy a wide variety of free samples and servings for purchase, including gelato, ice cream sandwiches, popsicles and soda shoppe-style scoops. Although Union Market’s resident ice cream factory Dolcezza will not be competing this year, the gelato shop will be on-site for samples and purchase alongside several savory food trucks.
Trickling Springs Creamery will also be participating in DC Scoop this year, with a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making everyone’s favorite frozen desert, from what happens at a dairy farm to how to make ice cream.
MilkCult owners Ed Cornell and Patrick Griffin took home “Best Ice Cream” last year for their Coconut Kaffir Ice Cream on Toasted Japanese Milk Bread with Fruity Pebbles, and this year, the quirky local duo is looking forward to capturing a second consecutive DC Scoop title.
“It feels great to participate together with such a community of committed local ice cream producers. The hard work that everyone does sets such a high bar,” said Cornell and Griffin. “We look forward to drinking the sweet, milky, and delicious blood of our rivals again this year.”
Event details (more…)
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“General Manager & CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld announced today that a track department supervisor has been dismissed for abuse of overtime, and others are under administrative review.
“It is disturbing and disappointing that any employee would misuse overtime. The supervisor in this matter has been dismissed effective immediately,” said Wiedefeld. “As stewards of the public’s trust, all of us at Metro must hold ourselves to a standard of conduct that is above suspicion and reproach. We have a code of ethics that prohibits abuse of employment here for private gain.”
The administrative review was prompted by an interim report from Metro’s Office of Inspector General, which is conducting an ongoing investigation into overtime fraud. (more…)
1020 19th Street, NW just north of K Street
More big news for 19th Street! Thanks to Bob for sending:
Check out the menu after the jump. (more…)
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“With soulful brown eyes and a black velvet coat, adoptable Nettie is a showstopper. She is a sweetheart with a heart of gold, and loves to play. You know she is a lab because “ball, ball, ball!” is her way of life! She is about 9 months old and 41 lbs. She is active and athletic, and has mastered the art of fetch. With proper exercise outside, she settles down nicely inside and is an affectionate and cuddly girl. She does well with other dogs, but is probably too active for most cats. She is crate trained and doing extremely well with housetraining.
Nettie was rescued from an animal control facility in South Carolina that lacks the resources to hold animals past a brief stray hold and facilitate adoptions to the public. Rescue was her only hope, and she is dreaming of the loving forever home we know she deserves, and the family to whom she’ll bring years of love and fun. If you are interested in adopting Nettie or learning more about her, please submit an adoption application.”
“Hello friends! My name is Tokyo. I’m a soft and quiet boy who’s applying for the job of “best friend and loyal companion” because I heard that you have an opening. For starters, I have a quiet, calm purrsonality. I know how to be a well-mannered family boy, having held my previous position for most of my seven (7) year life. I am really looking to find my own home and my very own purrson but am an “only cat” kind of guy. I would love to go home as your “one and only”. My quiet style and mellow personality make me natural companion for the thoughtful, tender-hearted person. Also I have good taste in handbags…
The volunteers and caregivers advise that Tokyo is affectionate, intelligent and gentle, and would be a good fit for a senior or any quiet home. He does need to be the only pet, but he will blossom in a home where his loyalty and devotion will be appreciated. Find out more about adopting wonderful Tokyo here.”
11th and U St, NW courtesy Metro Investment Properties
Can’t wait to see what happens here!! From MIP:
Unpriced Sealed Bid Offering
~12,500 square feet on 4 levels
Basement Jazz club, ground floor restaurant;Nightclub on levels 2 &3
Interior occupancy of 416 people plus outside seating
Arts-2 zoning allows a mix of office, retail, nightlife, and residential
Hard signalized corner plus outside seating create flagship exposure”
This rental is located at Vermont and N St, NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$2150 / 1br – 645ft2 – Avail. Aug 1:Logan Circle 1BR, modern, and fully renovated
The luxury and charm of a 1BR unit in a grand old Logan Victorian. Live here and you are steps to all the nightlife and transportation accessibility of Logan Circle. (more…)
3930 Georgia Ave, NW
Whoa, we’ve been wondering about the retail here for a long time. This sounds like a potentially worthy heir to Goins. Thanks to ANC Rep Jonah Goodman for sending word that Capitol Cider House came to an ANC meeting Wednesday night “to announce the cidery.”
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You guys did not disappoint.
PoPville pick goes to artemis with:
“Ground Control to Major Tomcat”
PoP pick to Gumball with:
“Not pictured: Tinder date running in the opposite direction.”
Honorable mention to nbbbb with:
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It’s time to bring back the Random Lists. So here goes – the best speakeasies in town:
23. DC Reynolds, the mullet of Georgia Ave, all business up front and party in the back.
22. ANXO – from zero to sixty in six seconds.
21. Whole Foods – a surprisingly good happy hour if soul means little to you.
20. Cafe Mozart – actually they are kinda hidden. You should check ’em out.
19. Daikaya – they are to Ramen what Zinedine Zidane is to soccer.
18. Hazel – remember when it was impossible to catch a cab after 9:30 club shows? Crazy. You gotta try their take on the Boulevardier. It is delicious.
RFD Fado – My jam before hitting the MCI Center.
16. Jack Rose – the space used to be a boxing gym. A freaking boxing gym. Insane. Good whiskey too.
15. Ivy & Coney – The best Chicago & Detroit mashup this side of the Potomac.
14. Meridian Pint – How was life before Table Taps?
13. Pho Viet – the broth is simply the best.
12. Wonderland – their collection of old signs is unparalleled.
11. Cafe St. Ex – “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
10. Wiseguy Pizza – The best pizza by the slice by far. Even better than Vace.
9. Vace – still a pretty damn good slice of pizza.
8. Solly’s – every single bartender knows my drink(s).
7. The Pug – their tall cans have extra beer in them.
6. Nanny O’Briens – they introduced to me RAR beer, the 2nd greatest brewery in the USA.
5. Bread Furst – Ham and cheese on a baguette. Period.
4. Chez Billy Sud – the worst name but the best food.
3. Kochix – I only forgive them for painting over the mural because they were kicking these types of wings before it was cool to kick these types of wings.
2. Boundary Stone – the best commemorative t-shirts celebrating their events. Good whiskey too.
1. Red Derby – Rocking their peers, Puttin’ suckers in fear, Makin’ the tears rain down like a monsoon, Listen to the bass go boom.