Washington, DC

1306 G Street, NW

From a press release:

“The owners of Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, Elliot Spaisman and Jeff Halpern, together with Tin Shop – a creative bar and restaurant development group founded by Geoff Dawson and Peter Bayne – announce the opening of Astro Beer Hall, a two-level beer hall and full-service coffee shop. Astro Beer Hall will be located in the Mackey’s Public House space, at 1306 G Street, NW, adjacent to the original Astro Doughnuts.

Astro Beer Hall will be an all-day counter service bar, coffee shop and restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner with an expanded menu of Astro’s beloved fried chicken and doughnuts alongside a newly developed offering of bar snacks, salads, made to order cake doughnuts and more. Read More


12th and H Street, NW

From a press release:

“Ashok Bajaj is pleased to announce Knightsbridge Restaurant Group’s new concept replacing Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca at 1100 New York Ave, NW, (entrance on 12th and H Streets), in the heart of downtown Washington. On September 9, Modena will open with an entirely new menu created by recently appointed Executive Chef John Melfi who is returning to Knightsbridge Restaurant Group.

Bibiana will close August 31. The restaurant will undergo a refresh with a new color scheme, new artwork and the addition of planters filled with greenery. Melfi’s new menu will showcase Italian-influenced seasonal cuisine driven by sustainable, locally sourced ingredients. One can look forward to exploring the new antipasti trolley from Italy and dining on vintage china made by Villeroy and Bosch. Read More


Photo by Amber Booth

Official release from MPD:

“Today at approximately 11:30am, 2D units received a call for service for a domestic assault near the intersection of 17th and L Streets, NW. Shortly after arriving, an adult male suspect ran from officers and there were reports that he was armed with a handgun. The suspect ran into an office building that was under construction in the 1700 block of L Street, NW where he was stopped a short time later. The suspect was placed under arrest by 2D officers without incident.

Just to be clear, there was no active shooter nor was anyone shot during this incident. The female victim was treated on the scene by an ambulance and did not have visible injuries. If you were a witness to this incident or have information you would like provide, please call our Command Information Center at (202) 727-9099 or text to 50411.

Thank you for your patience during the timeframe that the roads were closed and thank you to our 2D officers who responded swiftly in making the arrest.” Read More


Thanks to Alyssa for sending the shot above from Metro Center around 1:15pm.

Update from PETA:

“Wearing sheep masks, a group of more than 70 people–college students and their staff advisers–participating in PETA’s five-day Campus Rep Summit will descend on a Forever 21 store in Washington, D.C., on Friday to urge shoppers to avoid the brand until it agrees to stop selling wool. Read More


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