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by Prince Of Petworth July 6, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

Courtesy Daikaya Group

This is awesome – represent!!

Ed. Note: PR Peeps if you send me anything that has the remotest connection to the Beastie Boys, I will post it. RIP MCA. Side Note: Here’s a Beastie Boys | Sabotage | Sesame Street Mashup and here’s an earlier, and even better one of Beastie Boys | So What’cha Want | Muppets Version.

From a press release:

“Open to the public, and beginning this month and lasting for three full months through late September 2017, critically-acclaimed Daikaya Group including Daikaya Ramen and Izakaya, Bantam King, and Haikan in Washington DC from partners Katsuya Fukushima, Yama Jewayni, and Daisuke Utagawa will be taking up residence at one of the most celebrated ramen pop-up venues located in Hokkaido, Japan. The Daikaya Group is the first non-Japanese and American ramen shop ever to be invited to participate in this high-profile ramen pop-up in Japan. The ramen pop-up space is located within the Pole Star Shopping Center; Japan, Yubinbango041-0821 Hokkaidō, Hakodate-shi, Minatochō, 1 Chome-2; 1 +81 138-62-7300. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 28, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

14th and R St, NW courtesy No Kings Collective

From an email:

“Cotton & Reed and No Kings Collective, along with Whitman-Walker Health an FiveSquares present Splashtown USA, a 4th of July party at the Lot at the Liz.

On Tuesday July 4th, the lot will house a water slide, rum cocktails, grilling, and music from noon to 9:30pm. Proceeds of this event benefit the programs and services of Whitman-Walker Health.

The lot is located at 1701 14th Street NW.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2017 at 3:45 pm 2 Comments

DOEE seeds
via DOEE

From the Mayor’s Office:

“On Friday, April 21 at 8:30 a.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser will deliver free statehood-themed pollinator plant seeds at the Columbia Heights metro station in recognition of Earth Day. In addition to Mayor Bowser, Administration officials will visit 17 metro stations covering all eight wards delivering free seeds which will enhance the survival of native pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

The plant seeds will bloom into red Eastern Columbine and white Calico Aster flowers, emblemizing the stars and bars of the DC flag in support of the Bowser Administration’s efforts to make Washington, DC the nation’s 51st state. Each packet contains enough seeds to cover a 6-by-6-foot area.

Administration officials will be located at the following metro stations:

WARD 1: Columbia Heights (GR/YL) and Shaw-Howard (GR/YL)
WARD 2: Foggy Bottom-GWU (SV/BL/OR) and Dupont Circle (RE)
WARD 3: Cleveland Park (RE) and Tenleytown-AU (RE)
WARD 4: Takoma (RE) and Georgia Avenue-Petworth (GR/YL)
WARD 5: Brookland-CUA (RE) and Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood (RE)
WARD 6: Eastern Market (SV/BL/OR), Potomac Avenue (SV/BL/OR), and Waterfront (GR)
WARD 7: Benning Road (SV/BL) and Minnesota Avenue (OR)
WARD 8: Anacostia (GR) and Congress Heights (GR)

From DOEE:

“For Earth Day DOEE will give away native pollinator plant seeds (while supplies last) at various metro stations across the District on Friday, April 21, from 7:30 – 9:00 am.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm 3 Comments

Photos courtesy Council of the District of Columbia

From an email:

“Century-Old Photo Negatives Discovered, Depicting Taft Inauguration, Newly-Constructed Wilson Building, and Historic Blizzard


Through its ongoing effort to highlight elements of the history of the District government and its headquarters, the Council has discovered a cache of 108-year-old photo negatives featuring unique local subject matter.


Specifically, the 31 images constitute a historic triple-play in terms of their content, in that they depict:

· The Inaugural Parade of William Howard Taft as the 27th President on March 4, 1909

· The District (now Wilson) Building just months after its dedication

· A historic blizzard so bad that the Presidential Oath was extraordinarily moved indoors

Photos drawn from these negatives, perhaps the first to see the light of day in a century, are on display in the Ground Floor Atrium of the Wilson Building. For full details on the exhibit, please see below. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm 21 Comments

Wisconsin and Veazey St, NW

From a press release:

“Starting today and running through the Inauguration, Nando’s PERi-PERi is launching a campaign at all of its Washington, DC, restaurants that declares “#Everyone Is Welcome.” Hatched after one of the most divisive elections in our nation’s history, the campaign expresses Nando’s belief in the values of inclusion, diversity and mutual respect.

On Nando’s social media sites and the windows of Nando’s six DC locations, the South African-Portuguese restaurant known worldwide for its spicy flame-grilled chicken states:


Nando’s also is distributing 60,000 free posters to Washingtonians that state “#Everyone Is Welcome” with an oversized heart. The front of the poster is not branded, to encourage widespread display. On the back, the posters include the Nando’s statement and add: “Even if you’ve never sat at one of our tables, you’re welcome to stand with us.” The posters will be included in copies of the free Express newspaper, available at Metro stations throughout Washington, DC. Nando’s also will pass out the posters at its DC restaurants and encourage shop owners, restaurants and DC residents to download printable versions of the poster at everyoneiswelcome.us, for display in public places. (more…)


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