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by Prince Of Petworth October 17, 2017 at 3:55 pm 0

From an email:

“This Sunday, October 22nd, at the Right Proper Brewing Company Shaw Brewpub, we will be celebrating the ooey gooey side of cheese with “Melted”, a fall cheese and beer party. This ticketed event is from 12pm to 3pm and features a variety of melted cheese from raclette fries and a fondue station to mac and cheese, beer batter cheese curds, grilled cheese, and more. Cheesy bites will be paired with soulful, delicious Right Proper beers. A “whimsy station” will offer a little fall festival fun including temporary tattoos. Tickets are $45 and includes all you can eat cheese, 5 beer samples, tax and gratuity. Tickets can be purchased through our website.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 17, 2017 at 12:24 pm 0

Update from MPD 12:59pm:

“We’re still on the scene @HowardU. Still nothing found. Avoid 6th St from Fairmont St to College St; Howard Pl from Georgia Ave to 4th St”

Update 2:05pm:

“Update: The scene @HowardU has been CLEARED and lockdown lifted. Nothing found.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2017 at 11:25 am 0


Penne and Clarity inspired by “Close to Nothing” (photo: Farrah Skeiky)

From a press release:

“Inspired by the upcoming exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden “What Absence Is Made Of,” the recently named “Best American Cocktail Bar,” Columbia Room, will launch a menu of the same name beginning October 17th. Offered in three and five course variations, each course plays on absence, memory, nostalgia, and change found in the Hirshhorn’s world class collection of modern and contemporary art.

Menu and more details after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0


Georgia/7th and Florida Ave, NW

Thanks to Sabrina for sending at 2:23pm. DCFD reported:

“Box Alarm 600 Blk Florida Ave NW. Fire in restaurant ductwork. Fire contained. No injs.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 12, 2017 at 10:55 am 0


1537 7th Street, NW courtesy Partners in Preservation

From an email:

“$2 million in American Express preservation funding is up for grabs, and Shaw Main Streets Inc. is in the running to receive a preservation grant to restore and recreate the facade of a two-story commercial building, constructed in 1881 to house a blacksmith’s shop (1537 7th Street NW), as part of Partners in Preservation: Main Streets.


1537 7th Street NW (Ivy and Coney) 1900s
*Photo courtesy of the National Archives

Partners in Preservation: Main Streets, a campaign launched recently by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, in collaboration with Main Street America, will award $2 million in preservation grants to historic sites on Main Streets across the U.S. — and the public will help determine if funding will go preserve the history of Shaw. At VoteYourMainStreet.org, the public can vote daily, through October 31, for the 25 sites across America that are part of the program, from the famous Formosa Cafe in Los Angeles, CA to the historic Alabama Theater in Birmingham, AL, to the ghost signs of Chinatown in Seattle, WA. More than 300,000 votes have already been cast for this campaign, but D.C. is currently in last place!

Restoring and Recreating History in Shaw (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0


Photo by Farrah Skeiky/Dim Sum Media

From a press release:

“The final nights of any Drink Company Pop-Up Bar (PUB) have historically been the most fun, and seeing that Halloween is the last night of PUB Dread, this one should be no exception. This time around, Drink Company is offering timed entry passes for Halloween to benefit disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Starting today, guests can guarantee their entry into PUB Dread and snag a pass well in advance. At $20 a ticket, 100% of ticket sales will be donated to World Central Kitchen, a chef-driven non-profit launched by Jose Andrés in the wake of Haiti’s Earthquakes in 2010. Andrés and World Central Kitchen have fed over 130,000 people in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria, and are on track to be able to serve 100,000 people a day with enough support. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 10, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0


50 Blagden Alley, NW

From a press release:

“Now open in Washington, DC’s historic Blagden Alley

Calico, the latest concept from partners Nathan Beauchamp and Greg Algie of Tiger Fork and The Fainting Goat, is a restaurant, bar and urban backyard located in the District’s historic Blagden Alley. Calico will feature Eastern Shore-inspired elevated cookout-style fare as well as a beverage program that includes craft cocktails in nostalgic drink pouches and beer, wine and cocktails on draft, reflecting Calico’s relaxed, communal atmosphere.

TO EAT: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 6, 2017 at 11:45 am 0

This house is located at 1639 4th Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Spacious Victorian rowhouse in historic Shaw/Truxton. Quiet block yet close to it all. Wide living room w/built-in bookshelves, exposed brick, gas fireplace. ~ bath off separate dining room. 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths incl/updated master bath. Huge walk-in w/Elfa system. Private backyard oasis w/patio, garden, yard & bike racks~great for entertaining or relaxing. Potential for parking spot.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $850,000.

by Prince Of Petworth October 6, 2017 at 11:25 am 0


1914 9th Street, NW

From Dino’s Grotto:

Benefit for Fabian Malone

Tuesday October 10 at Dino’s Grotto

5pm ’til close!

Fabian Malone has been a part of the Dino and Dino’s Grotto family for almost 5 years. When our Bar Manager at the time decided to leave, Fabian happened to walk in and apply for a job. His personality plus his drink making skill led to my offering him a job on the spot! Perhaps that drink making skill had something to do with my decision!!

When we opened the Grotto, Fabian was a key element of our team. And even when he left the Grotto to pursue other opportunities, he remained close and often filled in when we needed help. This year, he rejoined us on a part time basis and we are glad to have him back.

One recent evening, when he was walking home, he was accosted by a group who demanded money. Fabian didn’t have any to hand over and one of the men shot him in the arm, twice. We learned of this in true Fabian fashion, via HIS Facebook post. He posted again on Facebook after his surgery and on his release! He is that kind of guy: nothing gets in his way!


Fabian Malone recovering

Unfortunately, the challenges he faces now include an inability to work as well as medical and other expenses. So we are trying to help Fabian so he can keep moving on in life. Tuesday, October 10, we will be holding a fund raiser for Fabian. Here is how you can help:
Come to the Grotto Tuesday October 10 from 5 ’til close. We will donate 33% of all our liquor, beer and wine sales that night if you dine upstairs or in the Grotto Bar. (more…)

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