2701 12th Street, NE
From a press release:
“Calabash Tea & Tonic, Washington’s award-winning teahouse, opens its long-awaited second location in the Brookland neighborhood this Wednesday. The shop is located at 2701 12th Street NE and will have a large outdoor patio curated with medicinal plants and culinary herbs. Calabash Brookland officially opens Wednesday, June 19 from 11am-7pm.
Photo courtesy Calabash
The 900-square foot corner building is slightly larger than the original Calabash and features large bay-windows and a stunning “Mid-century meets Marakesh” design courtesy of A Muse Creative & Design. Glittery jewel-toned walls are accented by Egyptian pendant lamps and a live-edge wood bar, while seating and other accents, like custom ottomans and pillows from Turkey, are as flavorful and intricately designed as Calabash’s tea menu. (more…)
3126 12th Street, NE at Jackson Street, NE
From an email:
“Brookland’s Finest, the beloved neighborhood restaurant serving seasonal comfort food owned and operated by Chef Shannan Troncoso, Tony Tomelden and John Solomon, will celebrate their five year anniversary on Thursday, June 6th with an all-day crab boil and happy hour. Their popular $30 prix fixe crab boil, normally available on Tuesdays during crab season, will be available all day on the anniversary paired with beers from Virginia’s Dynasty Brewing, along with all day happy hour, and special anniversary T-Shirts available for sale. (more…)
Photo: Morgan West
“For the month of May, Brookland’s Finest Chef/Co-Owner Shannan Troncoso will upgrade her monthly distiller dinners for the warmer months. Typically offered as a prix fixe option every Tuesday evening, the dinners will feature Troncoso’s popular crab boils alongside beers from local breweries. Starting on May 7, the “Brookland Crab Boil” will be available every Tuesday in May, featuring local blue crab with sweet corn, red potatoes, and Andouille sausage in a spicy Old Bay broth. (more…)
525 Montana Ave, NE. Photos courtesy The Baptisia
“We have just listed an exciting new condo project in Edgewood/Brookland that was designed from the ground up to the Passive House standard which is the highest level of energy efficiency and occupant comfort. The Baptisia was built by local DC developer True Turtle and, if we are successful once tested by third party certifiers, it would be the first market rate Passive House in DC. The green construction details are too numerous to list but you can read about them in depth here. With the addition of solar it will use less energy than it produces annually. It is a totally unique building… one we will see more of in the coming years, but this one is a pioneer for sure.”
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Thanks to a reader for sending yesterday: “Found on cars in Brentwood.”
Thanks to all who reported this horrible crash around 5pm last night:
“Entire street closed at NJ. Helmet and jacket on ground looked to be soaked in blood next to mangled bike. Horrifying. Hoping the victim is OK but I have no idea as to their condition.”
“NJ & R crash is bad. There’s a mangled bike and a garbage truck.”
“Police say the bicyclist was conscious and breathing when officers arrived and was transported to the hospital.
Police say the driver stayed on the scene after the accident.”
Updates when/if more is known on the cyclist’s condition.
“On 3/6/2019, at approximately 12:25 AM, Fifth District Officers responded to the 1500 block of Rhode Island Avenue, NE, for the report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle. The officers arrived on the scene and located the victim, an adult male, laying in the roadway, unconscious and barely breathing. The victim was rushed to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The striking vehicle did not stay on the scene, and was last seen fleeing westbound on Rhode Island Avenue, NE, from Franklin Street, NE. (more…)
“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District is currently investigating a shooting which occurred at about 1:30 AM this morning in the 1300 block of Riggs Street, NW. The victim, an adult male, sustained a single gunshot wound to the right leg and was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.
If you have information regarding this case, to include surveillance or doorbell camera video of that area, please contact the Department’s Command Informatiin Center at 202.727.9099.”