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by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2017 at 10:05 pm 10 Comments

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Photo by Farrah Skeiky

From a press release:

“The Dolcezza Gelato Factory and Coffee Lab re-opens its doors for the season Today, April 14th. Since its opening three years ago in March 2014, the retail portion of the DC Gelato maker’s hub closes during the winter, and re-opens upon the start of spring.

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This time, the Factory opens with a new addition: Milkshakes. The drinks all have a gelato base, and some are inspired by flavors or copettas (gelato sundaes) guests have already enjoyed at our various locations. The opening menu of milkshakes ($8 each) includes:

Lemon Pound Cake
Lemon pound cake pieces, meyer lemon sherbert, whipped cream, candied lemon zest

Coffee & Cookies
Stumptown Hair Bender espresso gelato, stracciatella-covered biscoff cookies, whipped cream

Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Vietnamese cinnamon gelato, Cinnamon Toast Crunch pieces, whipped cream, cinnamon powder

The Factory is the only location to find milkshakes, and there may be new flavors or menu changes in the future.

In addition to milkshakes, the cafe will continue to offer coffee service and gelato. Because guests are enjoying Dolcezza at the source, the gelato at this location is served shortly after it is spun, and the menu features our greatest hits and newest flavors. For our opening weekend, that menu includes:

Gelato
Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Indonesian Vanilla Bean, Coffee & Cookies, Vietnamese Cinnamon

Sherbert
Meyer Lemon

Sorbet
Clementine, Grapefruit Hibiscus

The Dolcezza Gelato Factory also retails pints and push pops of our gelato and sorbet, Stumptown Coffee, Paisley Fig snacks, and Dolcezza merchandise when available.

HOURS: Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday

11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.”

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550 Penn Street, NE

by Prince Of Petworth January 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm 1 Comment

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This rental is located at Rhode Island Ave at 3rd Street NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1679 / 1br – One Bedroom Apartment with balcony savings

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-500.00 move in fee waived
-300.00 gym fee waived
+500.00 credit towards your second payment on rent

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by Prince Of Petworth August 30, 2016 at 1:45 pm 1 Comment

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit seeks the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a kidnapping and a sexual assault that occurred in the 1600 block of Holbrook Street, Northeast.

On Saturday, August 27, 2016, at approximately 3:00 am, a suspect forced the victim into her own vehicle with an unknown weapon and ordered the victim to drive. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim as she drove him around. When the vehicle came to a stop, the victim was able to flee and get away.

The suspect is described as a black male, dark complexion, 20-40 years of age, with shoulder-length dread locks. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411″

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in the 1000 block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northeast on Monday, August 29, 2016.

At approximately 11:46 pm, members of the Fifth District responded to the listed location and located an adult male, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. DC Fire & EMS personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to an area hospital. Once admitted to the hospital, all lifesaving efforts failed, and the victim was pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 24-year-old Tony Jermaine Gates, of Southeast, DC.

The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

by Prince Of Petworth July 8, 2016 at 10:20 am 9 Comments

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550 Penn Street, NE

Not a lot of info but the Dolcezza Gelato Factory & Coffee Lab at 550 Penn St. NE behind Union Market has been closed a few weeks according to a reader. After a few inquiries I’m told:

“Dolcezza Factory is temporarily closed, but hoping to be back up and running at some point later this summer.”

Updates as provided.

by Prince Of Petworth April 22, 2016 at 10:25 am 40 Comments

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Well this could be huge – Washington Business Journal reports:

“Austin, Texas-based Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is close to a deal to bring its brand of movie theater and full-service restaurant to a new development in the Edgewood neighborhood of Northeast D.C.”

Considering Alamo Drafthouse DC retweeted the story – I’d take that as a very good sign. Alamo’s website says:

“Cold beer, hot movies, and delicious snacks and meals; The Alamo Drafthouse is dinner, drinks, movies and events, all under one roof. Our attention to detail in film presentation and programming has made us a second home to movie fans all over the planet and earned accolades from the likes of Entertainment Weekly (#1 theater in America), Wired.com (Coolest Movie Theater in the World) and Fandango.com (One of the Best Theaters in the Country).”

Stay tuned!!!

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by Prince Of Petworth December 14, 2015 at 11:40 am 4 Comments

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From an email:

What: Tiki Monkey, a spinoff of the immensely popular Secret Monkey Social Club, takes place next week at the Dolcezza Gelato Factory & Coffee Lab. The team has been looking forward to presenting this take on the sometimes monthly punch and music event, and is excited to see it come to life. It will focus primarily on tiki punches with more tropical-oriented spirits, new faces in the lineup of guest bartenders, and a new sound for guests to enjoy.

Guests can look forward to enjoying punches from the following guest bartenders: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2015 at 10:10 am 19 Comments

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This sounds so freaking fun! I’m told “For this first event, no advance tickets and no admission fee.” Even better.

From a press release:

“What: Secret Monkey Social Club, the brainchild of Lukas B. Smith (currently of Dram & Grain and Jack Rose Dining Saloon, formerly beverage director of Daikaya) and Shayna Blass (actress, singer and dancer, appearing in the upcoming Passion Play at Forum Theater), aims to pay homage to the cabarets of the 30s and 40s with a lounge environment full of drinks and jazz.

When: Monday, February 16, 2015
9:00 p.m.
Recurring monthly onwards with dates TBA

Where: Dolcezza Gelato Factory & Coffee Lab, 550 Penn St. NE, Washington DC 20002

Details: Guests will enjoy five different punches prepared by Smith at $8 per pour, and cabaret performances lead by Blass throughout the night. This event is 21+.”

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by Prince Of Petworth October 26, 2014 at 7:37 am 9 Comments

From MPD:

“The Third District’s Detectives’ Office is investigating an incident during which a victim was shot tonight in the 1600 block of 7th St. NW.

Officers of the Third District responded to the area for reports of shots fired and located the male victim who had received a non- life-threatening injury.

Anyone with information that may be related to this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

“The Metropolitan Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1200 blk. of Brentwood Road, NE, at approximately 10:15pm.

Anyone with information is urged to call (202) 727-9099.”

by Prince Of Petworth July 31, 2014 at 4:45 pm 1 Comment

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550 Penn Street, NE

From a press release:

WHAT: Washington, DC newcomers, Mason Dixie Biscuit Co., will be popping up at the Dolcezza Gelato Factory on Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 3rd. Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. is DC’s first biscuit company and has gained substantial buzz through their kickstarter campaign. CEO Ayeshah Abuelhiga, Executive Chef Jason Gehring and Managing Chef Mo Cherry are now ready to share their homemade southern dishes with Washingtonians. During the pop-up at Dolcezza’s Gelato Factory, they will premier Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.’s menu featuring the Breakfast Biscuit with Benton’s bacon, fried egg, Landaff cheddar, and maple aioli; Biscuit sandwich with fried chicken, bacon, honey, and cayenne; Biscuit Platter with country gravy and biscuits, and the Biscuits and Spreads with stone fruit and herb jam and hazelnut honey butter. Sides will include Collards and Macaroni Salad. Guests can cool down with classic southern beverages, such as homemade sweet tea and blueberry thyme lemonade. Prices range from $4.50 to $8 for main dishes, $2 for sides, and $2 to $3 for beverages.

During this event, Dolcezza’s Tasting Room menu will showcase gelato made to complement Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.’s southern flavors, such as Blackberries and Cream Gelato, Yellow Peach Southern Comfort Sorbet, and Sweet Corn Gelato. Additionally, Dolcezza and the Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. have collaborated to create the Mason Dixie Copetta with sweet corn gelato, house-made black raspberry jam and MDBC biscuits, which can also be served as a biscuit sandwich. Prices for Dolcezza products range from $3 for Push Pops, $5.25 for a small, $6.25 for a flight (two flavors), $7.50 for a flight (four flavors), and $10.50 for pints.

WHEN: Saturday, August 2 & Sunday, August 3, from 11 AM to 3 PM.

WHERE: 550 Penn Street NE”

by Prince Of Petworth May 21, 2014 at 10:25 am 20 Comments

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550 Penn Street, NE behind Union Market

A week ago we learned that Angelika Pop-Up! Movie Theater was coming to the space behind Union Market next door to the new Dolcezza Gelato Factory. Lots more info now known from a press release:

“DC’s acclaimed Union Market and Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDI), have announced that the Angelika Pop-Up, a three screen micro cinema located in the growing Union Market district, will open on June 13, 2014. The Angelika Pop-Up will serve as the DC hub of Angelika’s signature mix of specialty film programming and unique events during the development of the permanent Angelika Film Center expected to open in late 2015 at Union Market.

As announced in late 2013, Reading International signed a lease for an Angelika Film Center in Union Market. This new multi-screen cinema will combine the most cutting edge presentation technology with elements of luxury and comfort in stylish surroundings reflective of the creative spirit existing at the Market, an artisanal, curated year-round food market featuring over 40 local vendors. While this new state-of-the-art Angelika Film Center is scheduled to open at Union Market in late 2015, the Angelika Pop-Up will satisfy a growing demand for unique entertainment to complement the Market’s vast culinary offerings.

“The vibrancy and creativity already existing at Union Market make it a perfect home for the Angelika Pop-Up,” says Ellen Cotter, chief operating officer of the US Cinema division of Reading. “And, we are honored that our state-of-the-art Angelika in development now will be part of the continued re-shaping and transforming of this important area of Washington DC.”

“Our vision for Union Market is to create a place that brings together the innovative and creative community of DC,” says Jodie McLean, President and Chief Investment Officer of EDENS, developer of Union Market. “The caliber of Angelika’s programming and its overall commitment to emerging and established filmmakers from both here and abroad makes them the ideal partner for Union Market and the surrounding DC neighborhood.”

For the Pop-Up, a raw warehouse space was converted into three intimate screening rooms. This will offer an immediate venue for the culturally rich DC community to enjoy not only a range of independent, foreign and specialty films, but also specially tailored film-based events, panels and unique alternative content. By providing opportunities to connect with the films and each other, the Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market aims to support a creative community of local, national and international filmmakers, artists, and film enthusiasts.

In addition to the familiar theater concessions of popcorn and soda, a menu featuring a selection of packaged snack foods and drinks of the gourmet quality Union Market guests are accustomed to will be curated by former Food Network executive Bruce Seidel (Hot Lemon Productions) and former Food Network chef Santos Loo. Among the special items that guests can enjoy before, during or after their film are: Rosemary Truffle Popcorn, Crunchy Kale Chips, Maple Bacon Chuao Chocolate Bars, Intelligentsia Coffee, and a selection of craft bottled beers and wines. While this temporary micro cinema will not offer all the luxurious amenities of the future state-of-the-art cinema, the Angelika Pop-Up will feature pristine new Barco digital projection and digital sound as it offers a sneak-peek of the provocative and intelligent programming the neighborhood deserves. The Pop-Up will operate seven days per week, with showtimes and advanced reserved seating available at www.AngelikaPopUp.com.

Below is a description of some upcoming films scheduled to open at the Pop-Up. (more…)

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