2009 18th Street, NW at California
A liquor license placard has now been posted for Alfresco Tap and Grill (from owners of Lauriol Plaza and Cactus Cantina) at the parking lot to be developed next to Jack Rose in Adams Morgan:
“New Class “C” Restaurant serving American comfort food and offering alcoholic beverages. Total Occupancy Load of 350. Offering Summer Garden with total capacity of 150 seats.”
You can see a rendering here. STAY TUNED.
Thanks to Ruchi for sending from Eastern Market.
Now if we could just get the White Whale munching on a slice…
If you spot a hawk or any other bird of prey or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.
Camouflaged in Georgetown.
Happy Tuesday! The following is a list of featured events for the upcoming week, as submitted to our event calendar.
Conversations with Tyler: Lawrence H. Summers
Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 3:30-5 p.m.
W Hotel (515 15th St NW)
Lawrence H. Summers — former Treasury Secretary, President Emeritus of Harvard University, and one of America’s leading economists — will join Tyler Cowen for a wide-ranging dialogue as part of the Mercatus Center’s Conversations with Tyler series. The event is free and open to the public.
Up Top Acres & Bell’s Brewery Beer Garden
Saturday, Sept. 9 from 4-7:30 p.m.
Up Top Acres (55 M Street SE)
Come celebrate the beginning of fall with a rooftop beer garden event at Up Top Acres. Standing on a roof at a farm, you will enjoy a memorable night of good beer and delicious food.
You can submit your event to the event calendar here.
Thanks to a reader for passing on from ANC 1C’s Wilson Reynolds:
“An update on the agenda for the Wednesday, September 6 meeting of our ANC. There has been discussion inside the ANC on bringing forward to the community a proposal to close 18th St. (and by that I mean the 2300/2400 blocks) to transit traffic on weekend nights.
The creation of a ‘pedestrian mall’ on weekend nights is not new. Veterans of the 18th St. reconstruction project in 2012 will remember well this idea being brought forth. And also will remember the opposition expressed by so many in the community of being forced to deal with the displacement of all that traffic on to the side streets of our neighborhood. Believe me, as a resident of the 2300 block of Champlain St, I get it, I have seen the lines of cars, heard the horns, seen it for myself. (more…)
A reader reports a 1200 Block of V street NW Package Theft:
“The best part is when I reported it to the police, they told me that they had locked the same guy up earlier last week, and had released him the morning of the theft. Enjoy!”
Thanks to Candace for sending from West End: “How does this happen?!?!”
The $64,000 question as always.
Close up by Laura:
If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood.
“Boomer of U Street.”
“Lucy (meow) and Luna (woof) chillin’ in the sun during a lunchtime break on Atlas District/H Street!”