Washington, DC

via Greek Deli (1120 19th Street, NW)

As if I could love Greek Deli anymore… Thanks to Tracy for sending:

“Just FYI Kosta of Greek Deli is making Brisket and Matzoh Ball soup for the upcoming Jewish holidays…just was hoping you could give him a blurb. He makes the best brisket and turkey. He needs all the business he can get…. or we won’t have GD.

Disclosure: loyal customer.”

Greek Deli’s Facebook says:

“We are hard at work preparing holiday meals for Rosh Hashanah! We can accommodate most any request, depending on your gathering size and dishes of choice. Some of our customer favorites: brisket, roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, string beans, salad, and matzo ball soup! We ask that you give us at least 24-hours notice [Ed. Note: So get your orders in quick!!] when placing your order – especially for brisket. Contact us today to place your holiday order!

Perfect for your holiday meal! Read More


Photo by Eric P.

From the Mayor’s Office:

“On Sunday, September 20, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), and its six partner jurisdictions will celebrate 10 years of Capital Bikeshare, which provides affordable, convenient, and sustainable mobility to riders in the Washington metropolitan region. Riders have taken more than 27 million trips over Capital Bikeshare’s 10-year history and to celebrate the milestone, the program is offering one free classic bike ride to all users on September 20. Read More


1819 7th Street, NW Photo by Sarah Bedsole

Thanks to Sarah, Ben and for sending: “old Mason Dixie space on 7th. There are signs in the window for Prescription Chicken, but this Takorean signage went up today. Does anyone know which is coming?”

Michela reported yesterday:

“I don’t know who needs to hear this but TaKorean’s Shaw location is now open” Read More


explore data here

Ed. Note: Yesterday there were 14,743 total positives.

From the Mayor’s Office:

“The District’s reported data for Wednesday, September 16, 2020 includes 47 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 14,790.

The District reported two additional COVID-19 related deaths.

· 73-year-old male
· 81-year-old male

Tragically, 619 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.

The community spread chart is subject to fluctuation because the data is based on symptom onset date. As national demand for testing increases and results take longer to come back in DC and across the country, DC Health has identified a need to increase the reporting lag time by four days to reduce volatility in the data. The most recent data reflects an increase in community spread. To ensure this graph accurately reflects the most recent data, the community spread count is being paused as these adjustments are made.” Read More


500 New Jersey Ave, NW via google maps

Thanks to Chai for passing on from Bobinator’s report:

“Yet another DC bar closed for good: Billy Goat Tavern, outpost of the Chicago bar of SNL fame. It’s burgers and cheap breakfasts, and friendly bar scene, were popular with Georgetown Law students, office workers, hotel guests, and employees of nearby labor unions.”

According to yelp they’ve been closed since August.


via MPD

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District seek the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in reference to a Leaving After Colliding and Theft One (Stolen Auto) Offense that occurred on Tuesday, September 16, 2020, in the 3300 Block of 18th Street, Northwest.

At approximately 4:55 pm, a delivery driver left his vehicle running unattended at the listed location. The suspect entered the vehicle and began to flee. As the suspect fled the scene, he lost control of the vehicle and struck the delivery driver, an adult female and two juveniles. The suspect then exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. Read More


Photo by Beau Finley

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Countdown as of 11:54am Wednesday

From an email:

“the basics are: city-wide blast at 5:00 pm on Friday 9/18 to announce the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, which begins that evening. Anyone who has a shofar (ram’s horn) is invited to blow the shofar from wherever they will be. If they’d like, they can pin their location on the map at www.theblastdc.com so others in their vicinity can hear. If folks don’t have a shofar but want to hear a blast, they can check out the pins on the map and find something in hearing distance nearby.”

More about The Blast: Read More


Great Garden Haul Vol. 41

Thanks to Kate for sending this nice haul from NoMa.

Entries for 2020 garden hauls are now closed. Thanks to all who entered. We’ll be continuing to publish all entries we received through Labor Day. The 2021 garden haul competition will launch around May!


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