1315 14th Street, NW
Hando Mendo’s website says:
“Our new restaurant introduces a fresh, new concept that will blow your mind.
It took many years of studying the Japanese art of hospitality and casual dining to get to where we are today, and now we are ready to present our skills and services to you! We are confident in our skills as they are backed by 20 years of experience in the industry. We only use the highest-quality, freshest ingredients because our commitment to our guests is our top priority!
We guarantee we will change your whole outlook on sushi.
From premium koshihikari rice native to the Chubu region that is known for their firm ,sweet, and milky after taste to the freshly harvested organic yaki nori from Kyushu. Rice and Nori that is something truly to be respected in our temaki.
Our restaurant introduces a beautiful sushi bar with relaxed modernized settings in the simplest form.
Our experts will thoroughly surprise and impress you with a creative assortment of hand rolls that you will love. We believe once you take just one bite of our hando medo rolls, you will instantly crave for more. Itadakimasu”
I took a peek inside Saturday and was told they’d be opening Monday:
Check out the menu and Hours after the jump. (more…)
Photo of Mandara & Kibibi back in 2009 by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw
From the Smithsonian’s National Zoo:
“For the first time in nine years, primate staff at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo are making preparations for the highly anticipated birth of a critically endangered western lowland gorilla. With a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan (SSP), the parents to be–15-year-old female Calaya and 25-year-old male silverback Baraka–bred in summer 2017. Animal care staff used a common human pregnancy test to confirm that Calaya had successfully conceived. They are cautiously optimistic that she will deliver a healthy baby between late March and early May, 2018. However, just as with any animal pregnancy, there is a possibility that miscarriage, stillbirth or a complication could occur. The Zoo will provide weekly updates on Calaya’s pregnancy through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #GorillaStory.
Calaya. Photo Credit: Ann Batdorf, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
“It is a rare and exciting event that we will soon have not one, but two, primate infants at the Great Ape House,” said Meredith Bastian, curator of primates. “Both Redd, our 1-year-old Bornean orangutan infant, and this western lowland gorilla belong to species that are critically endangered in the wild. Our growing primate family gives us an opportunity to highlight the differences between the biology, development and social nature of these amazing animals and inspire Zoo visitors to care about their conservation.”
Calaya came to the Zoo in February 2015 from the Woodland Park Zoo. (more…)
Last month a reader lamented that “Piney Branch Road is a Disaster”. I’m happy to say I spotted this temporary fix on my walkabout Saturday morning.
Unit block of Florida Ave, NW
Mural in Truxton Circle near Big Bear in Bloomingdale. 100 years ago today in New York.
Thanks to Grant for sending this wild half bloom from Trinidad.
via google maps
From the Mayor’s Office just after 6:45pm:
“I have been on the scene of a recent shooting investigation on the 900 block of Shepherd St NW.
Currently the 900 block of Shepherd St NW is closed in both directions.
The Metropolitan Police Department is still on the scene investigating the incident. Please avoid this area and follow the instructions of emergency management personnel.
We ask if anyone has any information related to this incident that they please contact the Metropolitan Police Department’s tip-line at 202-727-9099 or by text at 50411”
Update from MPD:
“On Sunday, November 5th, around 6:10 PM officers responded to the sounds of gunshots in the 900 block of Shepherd Street, NW. They found an adult male suffering from gun shot wounds. The victim of the shooting did not survive his injuries.
This is being investigated by detectives of the Homicide Branch. Anyone with Information can call MPD at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.” (more…)