“In case you’re wondering, Key Bridge, Virginia side, 1960, he was 25…”
Thanks to Tim for passing on from Old Europe (2434 Wisconsin Ave, NW):
“Affectionately known to many simply as Mr. Karl, our hearts mourn the passing of Karl J. Herold who died peacefully on October 12, 2019, he had a long and successful life as Chef and Proprietor of the Old Europe Restaurant. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends and many business associates.
Born in 1935 in Uder, Germany he eventually immigrated from Heiligenstadt, Germany to Washington, D.C. absconding East Germany to create a new life in his adopted homeland in 1960.
In the Spring of 1972, Karl and Isabel acquired the then landmark eatery here in Georgetown from the founders Ida and Albert Lichtenstein, who established the restaurant in April of 1948. Karl dedicated his life to the continued success and legacy of the business and the needs of his own growing family.
Among other business ventures and opportunities, in 1990 he purchased the Rheingarten Restaurant in Stafford, Virginia which also became a successful establishment.
He leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Isabel and their four children Alex, Oliver, Sarah and Elisabeth. A small, private memorial will be held where he will be laid to rest in DC’s historic German Immigrant Cemetery, Prospect Hill.
We know Mr. Karl was well-loved by many at Old Europe, customers and staff alike. Alex and Cindy appreciate all condolences received directly and indirectly and have set up a space for you to write and share your memories of Mr. Karl at the front of the restaurant. They ask that in lieu of flowers, a small donation be made to maintaining Prospect Hill Cemetery. Thank you for keeping his legacy alive.”
2315 18th Street, NW Thanks to Charlie for sending from in front of Dan’s Cafe:
1259 4th Street, NE From a press release: “Real ramen culture continues to make its way across the nation’s capital with two new JINYA Ramen Bar locations set to open…
WAMU writes this morning: “Thank you for vising and supporting DCist. Since 2018, it has been a part of WAMU 88.5, the Washington region’s public media and NPR member station….
“Dear PoPville, I’ve been wondering what is going on with the DC E-Bike program that was passed last year. There was a lot of fanfare and then crickets. I signed-up…
Martha’s Table hosts a Teacher Hiring Fair to recruit Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers. During the Hiring Fair, they will host on-site interviews, and successful candidates can receive job offers, a $3,000 sign-on bonus, and generous benefits. Candidates should bring copies of their education credentials, resume, and (3) professional employer references to the event.
• Date: March 2, 2024
• Time: 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
🎉 Tonight, we invite you to the French Riviera, one of the most exciting places on earth – without ever boarding a plane! And celebrate Mardi Gras and the Carnival of Nice on French soil as we welcome you to a special evening at the Embassy of France!
From the elegance of classical French culture to the most celebrated Rivera nightlife of the 21st Century, experience a special evening of fantastic French food, wine, music, and ambiance.
Enjoy the flavors of Nice, Monaco, and St. Tropez in the beautiful and festive Maison Francaise at the French Embassy.
AC Milan Academy is hosting a soccer camp at Maryland Soccerplex from March 1st through March 3rd for girls and boys aged 5 to 16 from any club who want to develop their soccer skills and learn the unique methodology