3228 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Thanks to Crystal for sending word that, indeed, Cafe Deluxe’s last day on Wisconsin will be this Sunday:
“the food quality might not be the best…and the place might smell a little…but this place has meant a lot to to many people in this area!”
And look who stopped in for a bite last night: (more…)
3401 Idaho Ave., NW just off Wisconsin
On the heels of the Tino’s Pizzeria progress comes more pizza news for that neck of the woods. Thanks to all who messaged us the news from the Washington Business Journal that a Matchbox would be taking over the former Grilled Oyster Co. space. Grilled Oyster closed here in April after only 3 years. (more…)
3228 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Bummer from the Cleveland Park listserv:
“I was at Cafe Deluxe last night [Wednesday] enjoying $8 burger night when the server informed me that the restaurant will be closing in 25 days. Apparently the landlord wanted to increase the rent substantially. This is a big loss for the neighborhood in my opinion!”
Ouch. Thanks to Alexandra for sending from Mclean Gardens.
It had been 5 days since our last stolen wheels report.
courtesy Washington National Cathedral
From a press release:
“Washington National Cathedral launched its new “Let There Be Lego!” project to build a miniature, 13-foot- long scale model of the Cathedral out of 400,000 Lego bricks. Starting March 1, members of the public will be invited to “buy a brick” for $2.00, and help build up the Cathedral brick by brick, with all proceeds going toward restoration of parts of the Cathedral damaged by the 2011 earthquake.” (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user DCbmyers
“Marvel at a vast, open space unlike anything you’ve seen in Washington. Inside the darkened Cathedral, moving lights illuminate the gothic architecture for a one-of-a-kind experience. The Cathedral would like to thank Atmosphere Lighting and Pike Productions for supporting or partnering with us on this annual week of events!”
Ed. Note: Tickets for the rest of the week here.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering
More magical photos: (more…)
3404 Wisconsin Avenue, NW courtesy Silver
Leveling the Playing Field is an organization that collects used and excess sports equipment to distribute to programs and schools in low-income communities.
This Friday, February 1, Silver New American Brasserie in Cathedral Heights will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit LPF, featuring guest bartenders, a raffle, and special cocktails and guests. Silver is donating 10% of all proceeds to LPF, so please come out and help kids get off the sidelines and into the game! (more…)
Art by Eric Gordon
From an email:
“There will be a candlelight vigil in Dupont Circle, Thursday evening October 25th from 7pm to 745pm, in advance of Friday’s interment of Matthew Shepard’s ashes in the National Cathedral. For twenty years, his ashes have not been laid to rest, as his parents worried that if they chose a final resting place, it would be at risk of desecration. But, on Friday, this tragic odyssey will come to an end, as there will be a final home for Matthew in a place his parents say he would love.
And so we will gather Thursday evening at 7pm at the fountain in Dupont Circle as a community to mark this occasion and stand against intolerance, hatred, and the violence that claimed Matthew’s life and continues today. (more…)