Thanks to Anders for sending from Sandy Spring Rd and Aspen NW:
“a local problem-solver has plugged my street’s enormous and neglected pothole with my street’s discarded and neglected child safety seat”
Your captions in the comments – winner gets a free PoPville t-shirt!
7071 Carroll Ave
HUGE news for Takoma Park!!
From a press release:
“The Girl & The Vine, a neighborhood wine, food market and bar to offer unique food and beverages in the heart of the Takoma Park community.
Takoma Park residents announce the March opening of The Girl & The Vine, located at 7071 Carroll Avenue. The neighborhood market will feature a thoughtful selection of food and beverages including wine, beers, cocktails, coffees and teas, as well as sandwiches, salads, bread, meats and cheeses, and more.
With indoor/outdoor seating, ample parking, extensive hours seven days a week and counter service, customers can drop into the casual, bright, and inviting space to purchase: (more…)
There’s long been a picture of a chicken in a green chair on the front lawn of a house on Blair Rd. NW near the Maryland border. Every time I pass it I wonder why its there since it’s very strange; there aren’t any obvious reasons for it. Why is the house is displaying it?”
Ed. Note: I believe this is what my cousins across the pond call zeitgenossische Kunst. You know, contemporary art! Although maybe it’s a
subtle nod to the plight of those who wish to keep chickens in their backyard? Either way, it is fun to say zeitgenossische Kunst.
300 Van Buren Street, NW
Given the weather and the need for more indoor activities, this is great news. Thanks to DPR for sharing with us yesterday:
“Maintenance has been completed for Takoma Aquatic Center and it reopened today!”
Inside 7056 Carroll Avenue. Photo courtesy Cielo Rojo
From the Old Takoma Business Assocation:
“Cielo Rojo is now open now at 7056 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park. This new family-owned, fine-casual Mexican restaurant serves traditional cuisine including tacos, enchiladas, pozole, gorditas, carnitas, salsas, moles and more. Tortillas are handmade in-house, grinding their heirloom corn that comes from Oaxaca, Mexico. There is a carefully crafted tequila and mezcal menu and cocktails. (more…)
via Mansa Kunda
Thanks to Evan for sending:
“Heads up on a new West African restaurant serving (currently) breakfast through dinner that just opened in Takoma Park in the last couple weeks. Only seen a couple people in the place yet, but it looks nice and has a heck of a long wine list for such a small space. Near Erie & Flower Aves.”
Check out their menu here.
341 Cedar Street, NW courtesy Old Takoma Business Association
From the Old Takoma Business Association:
“Elife Restaurant, formerly Evolve, located at 341 Cedar St, NW in the Takoma neighborhood of Washington, DC is part of the collection of vegan soul food restaurants owned by founder, Dr. Baruch Ben-Yehudah. This location opened in 2014 and, in addition to this name change, is now incorporating menu items from its sister restaurants in Capitol Heights, MD, Anacostia as well as Vegaritos, formerly at 6904 4th St, NW. (more…)
Thanks to Leet for sending:
“it looks like someone is trying to substantially redevelop the old La Mano Coffee spot on Carroll St. NW, right across from the Metro parking lot.”
304 Carroll Street, NW
via google maps
Around 11:45pm Teach4theStars wrote us:
“TON of police activity on Carroll Street NW (right on the Takoma/Takoma Park border)”
Jonathan L-D wrote us:
“keep an eye out for info about a serious police chase down NH toward DC passing through TKPK in Montgomery and Prince Georges County at 11:30pm tonight. Around 20+ PrinceGeorgesMD police and perhaps others in pursuit. Heard skids and a smash by the car being chased.”
Video by Nicolas M. Leon:
Updates when/if more is released.
4th and Butternut Street, NW
From a press release:
Rock Creek Property Group, in partnership with Children’s National Health System, is pleased to announce that Turning Natural and Lost Sock Roasters have signed leases to anchor the retail space at the historic Takoma Theatre project. These exciting beverage and food operators join anchor tenant Children’s National’s Healthy Mind Brain Center at the 23,000 square foot former theater, located at Butternut and Fourth Streets, NW a few blocks from the Takoma Metro station.
Lost Sock Roasters is a small-batch artisanal coffee roaster located in the Brightwood Park neighborhood of Washington, DC. Lost Sock Roasters will feature fresh brewed coffee drinks and food from the popular Call Your Mother café in Petworth. Founded and run by former college roommates, Jeff Yerxa and Nicolas Cabrera, this will be the first stand-alone retail outpost for this successful roastery that currently sells wholesale and at local cafes such as Call Your Mother and Anxo Cidery.
Turning Natural is a juice bar and café that features cold-pressed juices, nutritious food options, and natural ingredients. (more…)