Washington, DC

From a press release:

“Today, Washington, D.C.-based restaurateur Antonio Matarazzo and chef Matteo Venini announce the expansion of their modern, fast-casual pizza concept, Stellina Pizzeria, to 508 K Street NW in summer 2020. More imminently, the duo will bring a traditional Italian pasticceria, Annaré, inside Union Market on December 16.



Tim sends the cryptic message: “in NE last night.” You have been warned. The local liquor stores should probably be alerted too.

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send 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.


From NPR:

“NPR is excited to welcome back All Crafts Considered, a fan favorite holiday event here at the NPR Headquarters. After a two-year hiatus, All Crafts will be in its sixth year at NPR, and we’re inviting the public in to enjoy an afternoon of shopping and holiday cheer. There will be unique gifts and homemade goods by an array of local artisans and makers from all around the DMV area.

The Commons, NPR’s fan shop, will also be open, offering an array of great gift ideas for public radio fans of all ages! Read More


This is the old Sugar Factory space on the first floor.

Hotel Chocolat’s website says:

“When the very first Hotel Chocolat shop opened its doors to guests in North London in 2004, it was the start of a revolution in British chocolate. Two entrepreneurs, Angus Thirlwell and Peter Harris, were on a mission to make chocolate exciting again.

Today, we have 103 shops as well as cafés and restaurants, Read More


via Eventbrite

Thanks to Matt for sending: “it seems like an important event for those living in the NoMa area, and I’m not sure how many people actually know about it.”

Community Conversation: NoMa Homeless Encampments:

by Street Sense Media
Thu, December 5, 2019
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Father McKenna Center
19 I Street Northwest

A moderated discussion about city and community responses to tent encampments and the people who rely on them.

About this Event Read More



From a press release:

“Celebrated restaurateurs Rick Allison and Jorge Esguerra behind Virginia-based King Street Oyster Bar who currently own and operate two popular locations in Northern Virginia – Leesburg and Middleburg – are thrilled to announce the opening of their third location and their first in the District in NoMa today, Thursday, November 21st, 2019. King Street Oyster Bar NoMa (22 M Street NE) opens today for dinner service beginning at 4pm, and will be open for both lunch and dinner service beginning tomorrow – Friday, November 22nd – serving as the first seafood-focused restaurant to debut in the rapidly evolving neighborhood of NoMa.

Featuring 4,000 square feet, the light soaked corner space located within Bozzuto’s posh new residential building RESA, offers seating for 247 total, with 142 in the main dining room, 30 at the inside bar, and an outside patio that will provide seating for up to 75. Read More


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