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660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Photo by Joe Wallace

Thanks to Joe for sending. Pitango Gelato opened up on Capitol Hill next to Peregrine in the old Greenworks space back in 2011. They closed their Logan Circle location back in 2016 but opened up a popular cafe in Adams Morgan back in 2017. They also still have a location in Penn Quarter which opened up back in 2010.

Updates when we learn what becomes of this space.

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7th and Pennsylvania Ave, SE

Trickling Springs D.C. locations are in Union Market at 1309 5th Street, NE and across from Eastern Market – pictured above. Unclear when their exact last days open will be. The Eastern Market location only opened last summer.

Thanks to all who sent the sad news from The Record Herald:

“”We regret to announce that effective Sept. 27, 2019, Trickling Springs Creamery will be shutting down plant operations,” said Joe Miller, director of sales and marketing for Trickling Springs, which sells and produces dairy products.” Read More

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250 7th Street, SE near the weekend flea market

The liquor license placard for eat brgz says:

“A restaurant that will be serving American cuisine.The licensee is requesting a Sidewalk Café with seating for 15 patrons. The licensee is requesting a Summer Garden with seating for 45 patrons and a total occupancy of 54. Interior seating for 25. Total Occupancy Load of the entire establishment is 99.”

Brgz’s website says: Read More

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700 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE entrance on 7th Street around the corner from Trader Joe’s

Thanks to John for sending:

“Application up between Sephora and Orange Theory Fitness at the Old Hine Building (700 Penn SE). There was also mention of wine. Can’t wait for another restaurant option in the neighborhood.”

The liquor license placard for ‘The Eastern’ says: Read More

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Eastern Market Main Street kicks off its Holly Days season on Saturday, November 24 — also known as Small Business Saturday.

On that day, over 30 of the businesses inside the Capitol Hill historic corridor will begin celebrating the holidays with promotions intended to foster local shopping and encourage investment in the local economy.

Eastern Market Main Street will be set up outside the Eastern Market Metro station on Nov. 24, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The first 200 shoppers to visit will receive a Small Business Saturday goody bag and free hot chocolate will be available throughout the event.

“We hope that by highlighting the variety and unique aspects of our own corridor, we will increase awareness of the importance of investing in your local economy and provide tangible support to our amazing businesses that extends beyond the holiday season,” said Madeleine Odendahl, executive director of EMMS.

The Holly Days is a 37-day extravaganza of events, festivities, restaurant specials and merchandise sales. Shops will be decorated with wreaths and garland, accenting the singular mix of the historic with the modern that makes the neighborhood uniquely distinctive.

The Holly Days celebration continues until December 31. If time is running out on your holiday shopping, get some ideas at the The Holly Days Last Minute Gift Guide.

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7th and Pennsylvania Ave, SE

Sweet! The D.C. summer of ice cream (and much more here) continues with Trickling Springs Creamery. Thanks to Howard for sending. You can see their goods here.

“Trickling Springs Creamery was founded in 2001 by two friends who aimed to produce fresh, exceptional- tasting dairy products while promoting local farmers doing an excellent job with their farms. Read More

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Dear God was this good!!

From Manos de Maiz’s website:

“For us, corn is much more than just a commodity, for us it means family and tradition. At manos de maíz we source blue (conico) and white (bolita) heritage corn grown and harvested by Purepecha farmers. They have formed a network of 100 farmers whose families have worked the land for centuries and have passed their farming knowledge from one generation to another.

Taste tradition in a new way, try our maizope, a thick open faced tortilla made fresh by hand and served with our original recipes of seasonal toppings made with local ingredients. We have a rotating menu every week, please check our social media for updates.

BRISKET TINGA. Beef brisket, sweet chipotle, avocado, .
CHICKEN MOLE. Chicken breast, house almond mole, black beans, frisee.
BREAKFAST. Eggs, potato hash, green chili.
MUSHROOM. Wild mushrooms, charred poblano, crema.
CEVICHE. Tuna, lemon, habanero, corn, red onions.”

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Their Facebook says:

“Making maizopes with Mexican heritage corn. Find us every Saturday at Mt Pleasant Farmers Market and Sunday at Eastern Market.

Ed. Note: I’m pretty sure I was at Eastern Market on a Saturday but I think they said they’ll be switching back to the regular Saturday in Mount Pleasant, Sunday in Eastern Market schedule soon. I plan on stalking them regularly so I’ll be sure to update.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“At approximately 8:45PM a citizen was operating a vehicle in the 900 block of G Street, NW, when several suspects approached the vehicle. The suspects pulled a handgun and demanded the vehicle. The suspects took the citizen’s vehicle and fled without harming the citizen. At approximately 9:10PM this same group attempted to carjack 2 other vehicles in the 900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE. The suspects again displayed a weapon and attempted to take the vehicle however in both cases the citizens pulled away and fled without being harmed.

The four suspects involved in these robberies/carjackings were captured a short time later and placed under arrest.”

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