Thanks to Kara for sending from Old Town.
If you spot a hawk 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.
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Thanks to all who messaged us about these.
Villian & Saint posted yesterday: “To all our customers and bands that have performed at Villain, we have closed our doors. We have enjoyed serving and entertaining Bethesda for four years.”
Bethesda Magazine reported:
“Owner Robert Wiedmaier said Wednesday morning that he closed the venue Monday because it had been losing money and not getting enough business.”
And Hank’s Pasta Bar posted about their Alexandria location:
Photo by PoPville flickr user justinbc
From a press release:
“For nearly thirteen years, the blue light shining outside Todd Thrasher’s PX in historic Alexandria, Virginia has silently notified savvy patrons when the contemporary speakeasy was open for service. Now fully occupied across the river with his wildly popular Tiki TNT and Potomac Distilling Company, Thrasher announces that PX will not be renewing its lease, turning out the fabled light for good on July 27, 2019. Read More
I’m trying to generate support for Krista Clouse, the street opera singer arrested in Old Town, Alexandria– for a noise violation. She often performs near The White House to the delight of crowds and secret service agents.”
The change.org petition reads:
“Krista Clouse, a talented soprano and street performer, was arrested and jailed by the City of Alexandria (Va) police for violating a city noise ordinance. For many years, Krista has earned a living performing in Old Town, Alexandria and near The White House in Washington, DC. Read More
Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood
I’ve been in the area for 5+ years, but I’ve never ventured over to Alexandria. (I know, I know.) I’m looking for a good place to meet a potential date for coffee after work over there. Somewhere very public, and that allows for good conversation is ideal. Open to whatever y’all throw my way. Thank you!”
and in Georgetown:
“Do you know if there is any coffee shop or restaurant, besides Sequoia, that has a nice view of the river?”
@PoppedRepublic tweets us this morning:
“our food truck was stolen from outside our shop in Alexandria last night. If anyone sees it contact us ASAP.”
Biking around Town is written by Josh Nadas (@dcliterate), a daily bike commuter & avid rider who lives in Mount Pleasant. Josh previously wrote about tips for buying a bike on craigslist.
What’s better after a bike ride in August besides Ice Cream? Okay, fine – beer is really nice – but sometimes you just want ice cream. Let’s ride to Old Town Alexandria to check out two different ice cream shops, so you can pick your favorite. On the one side of the street is Pop’s, and on the other side is the Scoop Grill and Ice Cream. When I went, I had Pop’s – so I can’t say definitively which is better, nor am I qualified to do so. I’ll leave that to you in the comments section. Here’s one route that works well to get to Old Town.
I started behind the Jefferson Memorial. That spot is the confluence of several bike trails, as well as a couple of significant roadways. The route that I have highlighted is about six miles long, and is a pretty easy ride. This section of the Mount Vernon Trail can have a lot of traffic, so be courteous to your fellow trail users, announce when you are passing, and you should have a really nice ride. Read More
Photo via Nadeau
From a press release:
Nadeau – Furniture with a Soul, an importer of stylish handmade furnishings, is pleased to announce the opening of its first Alexandria location near the heart of Washington DC’s national mall and downtown district. The 6,100-square-foot showroom holds a wide selection of hardwood pieces that have been hand-painted, carved and stained by local craftsmen in India and Indonesia. Nadeau’s unique looks have kept loyal customers coming back to its 16 other retail locations for almost 20 years.
We will also be hosting a grand opening celebration, open to the public, on Saturday, February 18 between 10am and 6pm! Stop by any time for some wine and cheese, browse our unique furniture and meet the store manager, Daniel Cavanaugh. Regular store hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sunday, noon to 5pm. We look forward to meeting you.
5710 A & B, General Washington Dr, Alexandria, VA 22312
Anyone ever hear of Nadeau before?