via google maps
“On 5/12/19 at approximately 4:20pm a citizen was walking in the 900 block of First Street NW, when he was approached by an unknown subject. That subject stabbed the individual in the leg without provocation and fled the scene. A lookout was broadcast over the police radio and moments later members of the First District Crime Suppression Team stopped a subject matching the description given. The victim positively identified the subject as the person who stabbed him. The subject was placed under arrest without further incident.”
Thanks to Sofie (and Erin) for sending:
“The Carving Room in NoMa looks like it’ll open soon! Interior decor looks awesome. Admittedly I’m less excited now than when they announced in 2017 since we now have actual options nearby (Red Bear, The Eleanor, Streets Market, etc.) but I’ll definitely welcome CR to the neighborhood.”
Sneak a peek inside, looks awesome: (more…)
250 K Street, NE
From Laos in Town:
“Restaurateur Nick Ongsangkoon grew up in Bangkok, entranced by the spicy and authentic flavors of the charcoal chicken and papaya salad offered by the Laotian street food vendors who traveled to the city. As a child, he often visited the North Eastern Thailand region, and crossed the bridge over the Mekong River to Laos, which has a shared food culture. Nick immigrated to Virginia as a teen. After attending UCLA, Nick returned to the DC area to try his hand in the restaurant business; most recently as co-owner of Soi 38 on L Street NW.
Chef Ben Tiatasin, also a Bangkok native, began her career in the business world, but followed her passion to the beloved Bangkok Golden, known for its Laotian dishes, where she was at the helm of the front of the house. She then moved on to Thip Khao, as manager, where she fell in love with the art of cooking Laotian cuisine. After this experience, she took on a role as chef at Esaan in Mclean Va.
Now Chef Ben and Nick have joined forces, recently taking an extensive research and development trip to the different regions of Laos, laying the groundwork for Laos In Town. While in Laos, she learned from local chefs to enhance her technique and expertise in Laotian cuisine.
THE FOOD: (more…)
Photo by Andrew Holleman
So apparently we have multiple chickens on the loose. Strange days my friends, strange days indeed.
Photo by Laura Boyette-Álvarez
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.
Boom! That was fast. Thanks to George for sending: “Just opened up today per the staff”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Bekah Richards
Just so we all know a bit more about @darsal: he loved a good beer, was a connoisseur of great music, had a wry sense of humor, and an understanding shoulder when things weren’t going well. He would make you smile, even when life was shit. He wasn’t just a “bike guy."
— Rudi Riet (@randomduck) April 20, 2019
“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Major Crash Investigations Unit are investigating a traffic fatality that occurred on Friday, April 19, 2019, in the intersection of 12th Street and Florida Avenue, Northeast.
At approximately 10:00 a.m., an automated license plate reader alerted that there was a stolen white van in the area of Benning Road, NE. Metropolitan Police Department Fifth District officers saw the stolen van near the area of Benning Road and Florida Ave, NE and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver refused to stop for the officers and fled the area. A short time later, officers from the Fifth District discovered the driver of the stolen van was involved in a traffic crash at the intersection of 12th Street and Florida Avenue, NE. The preliminary investigation into this crash revealed that the driver of the stolen van was speeding, while traveling westbound on Florida Avenue NE. (more…)
We’ve been lauding the new Adams Morgan banners and it looks like NoMa has picked up their game too!
From a press release:
“The next time you’re walking around NoMa, look up! On primary corridors, you’ll see new street pole banners featuring a variety of historical images from the area’s past, the NoMa BID logo in both normal and abstracted configurations, and a dynamic CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and key, or black) color scheme. The banners, 158 in all, are part of a multifaceted effort by the BID to celebrate the neighborhood’s history.
“The BID puts up street pole banners to let people know they are in NoMa, and also to tell a story,” says Robin-Eve Jasper, BID President. “Our last set, hung in 2012 and 2014, featured graphics pointing out great things about the growing neighborhood, such as bike lanes, transit options, and beautiful landscaping where there were once empty lots. With this banner refresh, we are looking back across 150 years and highlighting things that people might not know about the area. It’s an opportunity to reveal some of NoMa’s rich history and also have a little fun.”
Eight different photographs are used for the banners, with pairs of images united by one saturated CMYK color. Each color runs for several block lengths at various points around NoMa along major roadways: North Capitol Street NE, First Street NE, the nexus of New York and Florida avenues NE, Massachusetts Avenue NE, and K, L, M, and N streets NE. (more…)