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by Prince Of Petworth June 28, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located in Bloomingdale. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2300 / 2br – 1000ft2 – 2 Bedroom Apartment (furnished)

A great two bedroom English basement apartment nestled on a lovely street of Victorian row houses in the heart of the city. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, contemporary place this is the perfect choice. Located one mile from downtown, this freshly renovated, two-bedroom English basement apartment (1000+ sqft.) is ideally situated on a beautiful tree-lined street in the most hip neighborhood in DC. The apartment includes a private entrance, two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, full bathroom, wireless Internet and cable television.


by Prince Of Petworth June 27, 2017 at 12:25 pm 0

One reader reports:

“This hate-filled flier (above) was left on my windshield Sunday night at about 11pm, 100 block of T St NW, Bloomingdale. 7 other cars on the block were pasted as well.”

Another reader reports:

“White supremacist fliers being posted in my neighborhood (Bloomingdale). Tore these ones down. These were on the corner of 1/W NW”

I was hoping it was just that one guy from SW but it appears it may be a bigger issue:

More photos after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 8, 2017 at 11:00 am 11 Comments

1837 1st Street, NW

From an email:

“Just a heads up starting on 6/9 we will be open at 11am every Friday for the rest of the Summer serving not only our Full Menu (in-house or delivered via UberEats & GrubHub) but we will have a 9 HOUR HAPPY HOUR! Yup our $5 Everything Behind the Bar Happy Hour which is everyday from 5pm – 8pm will start at 11am! 9 Hours of CRISPiness!!!!”

by Prince Of Petworth June 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm 4 Comments

This house is located at 139 Adams Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Victorian perched on charming, tree-lined cityscape. New kitchen with gas, granite and open breakfast bar to dining room. 3BR in main unit with 2-level rear deck, patio and 2-car OSP. Open au pair living on bsmt level – kitchen + full bath. Steps to Bloomingdale restaurants/services. KVS Title preferred.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $889,000.

by Prince Of Petworth May 19, 2017 at 11:30 am 2 Comments

From a press release:

“North Capitol Main Streets will host its 1st annual Taste of North Capitol on Thursday June 1st, from 7pm to 10pm. The event will celebrate the neighborhood’s diverse businesses and residents, and is a fundraiser for initiatives that enhance and promote commerce within the Bloomingdale, Eckington, and Truxton Circle neighborhoods. Held in the Atrium at the NPR building, guests can expect an awesome showing of food and cocktails as bars and restaurants come together for the first time ever to showcase the unique offerings of the neighborhood in this manner. The hashtag #NorthCapontheMap represents this hidden gem of a neighborhood is not so hidden anymore.

The Eckington, Truxton Circle, and Bloomingdale neighborhoods are home to some of DC’s most unique offerings and one-of-a-kind categories. From Jam Doung’s authentic Jamaican Cuisine and the city’s best BBQ at DCity Smokehouse to the cookies at Uncle Chips and the authentic Italian sandwiches from Yang Market, the North Capitol neighborhood has offerings unlike any other corridor in the city. Openings such as The Pub and the People and The Wicked Bloom, have ushered a craft cocktail culture in the neighborhood while others such as El Camino, Boundary Stone, and Big Bear Cafe provide laid back neighborhood hangouts for locals and beyond. The Taste of North Capitol aims to highlight this unique neighborhood and the businesses that make it so special.

Catch a dynamic drum duo jam as you enter the Taste of North Capitol and get hip to the neighborhood’s newest and coolest music studio on the block, 7DrumCity. Guests can expect a festive atmosphere, unlimited cuisine and cocktail tastings from the Taste of North Capitol’s host committee of chefs, restaurateurs, and mixologists. Live music from Aztec Sun Band, dancing, raffles and other surprises that will compliment the delicious evening are all in store. For example, farm to cocktail activations such as the Cultivate the City Mojito Tower and other fresh ingredients and garnishes from the area’s farmers markets and gardens.

The 2017 Taste of North Capitol host committee includes the following bars and restaurants and urban gardens: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 17, 2017 at 10:00 am 5 Comments

1700 1st Street, NW

Since the spot is, seemingly, never not crowded I’ll go with – Boom! From a liquor license application:

“Applicant requests a Summer Garden Endorsement with 68 seats. Applicant also requests an expansion to the second floor, adding 60 seats for a Total Occupancy Load of 202 for the entire premises.”

Washington Business Journal reported that this Summer Garden seating will be on the rooftop.

I’m definitely going with – Boom!

by Prince Of Petworth April 28, 2017 at 2:45 pm 9 Comments

251 Florida Ave, NW

Well this turned out awesome.

From a press release:

“Owner Matt Weiss (201 Bar, Barrel, Union Pub & McClellan’s Retreat) is poised to open his latest venture Truxton Inn, a neighborhood cocktail bar. Situated at the crossroads of Florida Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue in Bloomingdale, Truxton Inn is set to debut Tuesday, May 2nd.
Truxton Inn’s cocktail program is under the direction of Brian Nixon, who also runs the bar at McClellan’s Retreat in Upper Dupont Circle.

“First and foremost, we were looking to create a neighborhood bar, with really great cocktails,” explains Nixon. The menu at Truxton Inn is separated into two parts, The Classics featuring six classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned, Negroni and Manhattan and six that are Recommendations, Nixon and team’s interpretation of those classics. Highlights from the Recommendations menu include the JFK on Vacay with Maui Pineapple Rum, Rhum Agricole, Passionfruit, Lime and House Made Mulled Simple Syrup, the No sé – groni with Ilegal Joven Mezcal, Peychaud’s Aperitivo, Punt E Mes and the Truxton Inn Manhattan with Truxton Inn Select Whistle Pig Barrel 276, Antica Carpano, Benedictine and Angostura Bitters. Both menus will change every other month.


In addition to cocktails, the menu will offer a select list of beers and wine, including local beers like 3 Stars and DC Brau. Nixon also plans on using local spirits, like One Eight Distilling Vodka and their Rock Creek Rye, Republic Restoratives Civic Vodka, Murlarkey Gin, Cotton & Reed Rums and All Spice Dram. Another fun touch are “Snaiquiris,” Nixon’s mini version of the JFK on Vacay, his take on a classic daiquiri.

Like McClellan’s Retreat, Truxton Inn is an warm, intimate space, fashioned to feel like a neighborhood bar that has been a fixture for many years. They will offer small bites like charcuterie and cheese, as well as Texas style Kolaches from Republic, an owner favorite.

Weiss and long time collaborator Molly Allen worked together on the design of the space, aiming to create the feel of a classic Inn or hotel bar, but with a more modern aesthetic. A green marble bar top, antique couches and funky light fixtures complete the space, which seats 50. A patio is planned for the warmer months.”

Tons more photos after the jump (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 27, 2017 at 10:10 am 38 Comments

84 T Street, NW (1st and T St just off Rhode Island Ave) Photos courtesy Tyber Creek

Thanks to the owners for sending a quick update on Rustik’s replacement in Bloomingdale – Tyber Creek Wine Bar and Kitchen:

“We will be opening next Thursday, May 4th at 5:00pm – our typical hours will be Monday – Friday 5:00 pm to close and Saturday & Sunday 11:00am to close. But our first weekend we will be Thursday – Saturday 5:00pm to close and Sunday 11:00am – close.

We are really excited to be part of the Bloomingdale community and hope to provide a comfortable neighborhood restaurant with wood fired food, a curated wine program and seasonal beers & cocktails. Our Chef, Kerry Tate, has developed an innovative but approachable menu with dishes such as roast half chicken over bread salad, wood oven mussels in tomato fennel broth and a lamb flatbread topped with arugula salad- to name a few of my favorites.”



by Prince Of Petworth April 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm 39 Comments

45 Bryant St NW

This house is located at 45 Bryant Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Grand Victorian w/ 3 full levels + basement inlaw suite (kitchenette, full bath, front & rear exits). Fireplace, two master suites, deck off 2nd level. Zoned HVAC. Large professionally designed private yard perfect for summer entertaining! 2 side by side parking spaces. Beautiful city views from high elevation. Near restaurants, parks, public transportation.”


You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,349,900.


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