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920 U Street NW
June 18, 2013 7:00 pm
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Eater DC shares the news:
“superstar chef Daniel Boulud will open a DBGB Kitchen & Bar in the city.”
Eater also says that Boulud has been negotiating for a space in CityCenter near the Convention Center. Stay tuned.
From Boulud’s website:
DBGB Kitchen and Bar is Chef Daniel Bouludâs downtown place where the French brasserie meets the American tavern. Guests enjoy 12 varieties of house-made sausage, mouthwatering burgers and towering shellfish platters, in addition to seasonal Lyonnais-inspired bistro cooking. For beer lovers, there are over 20 drafts to choose from and another 75 by-the bottle, plus a full wine list. At dessert, dig into the classics: baked Alaska, soufflÃ©s and ice cream sundaes. Interiors take their cue from the Boweryâs history as New Yorkâs industrial restaurant supply neighborhood with floor to ceiling shelves stocked with the restaurantâs own tools, tableware and dry goods overlook a partially open kitchen. The sidewalk cafÃ©, open seasonally, is the perfect spot to enjoy weekend brunch, weekday lunch or dinner in warm weather. The private room tucked away through the kitchen accommodates parties for up to 18 people with a view of all the live action at the stove.
You can see their menus here.
1728 14th St, NW
a venture-capital-driven online company that promised free one-hour delivery of “videos, games, dvds, music, mags, books, food, basics & more” and Starbucks coffee in several major cities in the United States. It was founded by young investment bankers Joseph Park and Yong Kang in March 1998 in New York City, and was out of business by April 2001.
1728 14th Street, NW was home to the old brick building that will become:
“four floors with 28,000 square feet of retail and office space.”
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“Poppy and Grendel taking a nap in Shaw.”
“Clooney of 16th Street Heights, rescued from the streets of Adams Morgan as a starving kitten two summers ago.”
“Hayley from Kingman Park trying to be invisible after stealing a sandwich.”
Ha! Awesome. Thanks to a reader for sending from the San Diego airport.
This rental is located at 333 2nd Street, Northeast:
The listing says:
“Fantastic Top Floor Condo. Excellent Capitol Hill location! High Ceilings, Tall Windows-Lots of light! Beautiful Hardwood floors. Kitchen has Cherry Cabninets, SS Appliances & Granite. Custom tile bath w/ huge shower. Interior common areas, electrical, heat & A/C ALL recently upgraded. Includes utilities.”
This studio is going for $1,600/Mo.
Photo by PoPville flickr user johnmcochran2012
My landlord is harassing me with angry, threatening emails and I am concerned he may try to forcibly remove me from my house. I recently asked my landlord to remove trash and belongings in the basement of my house. I did this as last week a torrential rain caused a flood in the basement and soaked these items. It now smells quite awful and I’m worried about mold.
My landlord adamantly refused until I suggested I would contact a housing inspector. He claims he has no responsibility, but the trash and belongings never belonged to me or my other housemates. The items were already there when we started our lease, and some of the items belong to the landlord, and the rest ostensibly belongs to former tenants. In other words, all these soggy, moldy items were there when I arrived. I also notified the landlord before and after signing the lease that these former tenant objects were still in the house. Another housemate also emailed the landlord that the items constitute a pest risk after a pest inspector said they could harbor pests.
The landlord has now agreed to pay for removal, but he continues to harass me and threatens that he will ‘fully resolve’ this situation later. I have tried to contact the DC Office of Tenant Rights, but they havenât responded to my emails and voice messages. I have also tried to get a housing inspector out to visit the house, but every time I call I am put on hold far longer than I can reasonably wait (as I write Iâm on hold going on 55 mins).
What should I do?
Photo by PoPville flickr user philliefan99
Package theft affects a lot of people in DC. You probably know someone who has had a package stolen. So why doesnât MPD do anything about it? Would it really be that difficult to set up a sting operation in a few neighborhoods in the city? Has anyone hear an explanation as to why MPD hasnât done this? Is there any other way to deter people from stealing packages? Has anyone ever heard of anyone in DC being arrested for package theft?
You can see all forum topics and your own here.
Museum Minute is written by Elle OâFlaherty. Elle lives in Mt. Pleasant and previously wrote about the Hillwood Estate.
Situated on the grounds of
Walter Reed Ft. Detrick, theÂ National Museum of Health and MedicineÂ is a strange jumble of anatomical oddities and battlefield medicine. Â The small, free museum houses slides of Einstein’s brain, the bullet that killedÂ Lincoln, a surgically removedÂ hairball, skeletons of all types, an elephantiasis sufferer’s leg, and more Civil War era bone cutting saws than you can shake a stump at. Â In addition to loads and loads of the macabre, right now they have an exhibit on traumatic brain injuries which covers both war related and civilian injuries, including the controversy of concussions in professional sports.
NMHM only takes an hour or two to explore, but the ability to say “you’ll never believe what I saw this weekend” is worth it alone. Â The museum is suitable for hardy kids and adults alike, but be warned that there is a large viewing window tucked in the back where staff carry out their work on weekdays. Â All of their work. Â The museum also hasÂ virtual exhibitsÂ that’ll give you conversational fodder without even hauling your keister to Forest Glen.
You and three friends can devour dinner at Rogue 24, one of DCâs 100 Best Restaurants 2013, brought to you by Best Thing on the Menu (BTM), the DC food blog where itâs fun to disagree. Adventures around culinary Washington, DC lead to posts announcing the must-get item on menus in our nationâs capital. Donât agree with BTM? Post your favorites in the comments section.
Rogue 24 was featured this morning:
The Sugar Toads are not a skinny jeans-clad hipster band opening at the 9:30 Club Saturday night. Rather, they’re starring down the street (and down an alley) on the menu of Rogue 24′s new spring menu.Â Chef R.J. Cooper goes local and gets creative all in one dish with the Best Thing on the Menu: Sugar Toad/Oyster/Nettles/Seaweed.
Sugar toads are actually northern puffer fish native to the Chesapeake Bay, and in recent years theyâve been elevated to a delicacy. If a fried delicacy is hard to wrap your head around, you havenât tried R.J. Cooperâs blowfish bites. Unlike in Japan where puffer fish (known as fugu) require a special license to slice and serve, these green-eyed ugly mugs are harmless.
Moments before the sugar toads arrive at your table, you are equipped with medicalÂ forceps, the perfect utensil for dunking fish sticks into gourmet green goop, or for playing a jumbo-size game of Operation.
Like many modern chefs, R.J. Cooper plays with texture just as much as he plays with flavor. So prepare yourself for a 24-course journey through crunchy, fluffy, gummy, foamy, gritty and beyond.
Rogue 24 is just one example of the recent trend of restaurants asking diners to put the menu away and put their meal in the hands of the chef.Â And at Rogue 24, youâre in good hands. However, when a menu is your only option, BTM is here to help: http://www.BestThingontheMenu.com.a Rafflecopter giveaway
- Reservation for 4 guests with the Journey Menu (24-courses, $540 value) in the dining room
- Reservation must be made TuesdayâThursday. Excludes Friday and Saturday nights
- Journey Menu does not include beverage pairings
- 10% DC Tax and Gratuity is not included
- Reservations are required to have a credit card on file and normal cancellation policies apply
- Reservations with Dietary Restrictions must be made a week prior to reservation date
- Both Gift Card Menus expire a year from the date, June 17, 2014
This unit is located at 415 W Street, NE:
The listing says:
“NEW PRICE. Ready for new owner before summer! 5% Conventional financing available! “Condominium units for sale by public offering statement only”. An Amazing Renovation by Willow Capital Invtmts & Wellmoore Mgmt. 3 BR/1.5 BA Townhouse Style Condo with great attention to details throughout! Vaulted ceilings. HW floors on 3 levels, Tile in Baths & Kitchen, Granite, SS Appliances, Jacuzzi tub. PKG.”
You can see more photos here.
This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $399,900 ($192 monthly fee.)
14th and Park Road, NW
Anyone remember the controversy about Z Burger’s outdoor patio? I think it turned out pretty nice:
And the milkshake stand is now open too:
1926 9th Street, NW
From Cause’s website:
We offer a special Brunch menu every Sunday, served from 12-4pm. It highlights a number of brunch specialities, bottomless mimosas and bloody marys, as well as the unique to Cause Adult Cereals. Bring family and friends and have a great time.
You can see the full brunch menu here.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Vileinist
Jeremy Barr is a native of suburban Maryland, he now lives in Mount Vernon Square. He last wrote about MPD light towers.
In a city like Washington, D.C., there are many ways to show off your creativity and sense of humor. And in this new, wired, interconnected world of ours, one such medium for expression is your WiFi network.
When I get up in the morning and connect my devices, I always wonder why someone chose to name their network “kittenfat.” Another neighbor’s choice — “notyours” — makes clear their antipathy toward sharing.
With an afternoon to burn and a gassed-up Vespa, I decided to scoot around town in search of D.C.’s most clever WiFi names. I hit up about 15 cafes and bars (mostly in Northwest) in total.
Based on my extensive, scientifically-sound research, I can posit that internet memes are a big source of inspiration. There’s “ERMAGERD” (Adams Morgan) and “ErNardNet” (Woodley Park), and the 2010 classic “Hide_Yo_Kids_Hide_Yo_Wifi” (18th and U).
Two other throwbacks are “snakes_on_a_network” (Adams Morgan) and “More Cowbell” (Foggy Bottom), a reference to a classic Will Ferrell Saturday Night Live bit. I’m also going to guess that “Jwoww” (Columbia Heights) was a choice made in 2009 or 2010.
Animals are also a big thing. At Tynan in Columbia Heights, you can try tapping into “honeybunny,” “Sleeping Bear” or “doggilove.” I’ve never heard of a “crabdawg,” but apparently someone living near Dos Gringos in Mt. Pleasant has.
I’m not religious, but I was impressed with “Jesus is Watching You Do That” at The Coffee Bar in Shaw.Â Though “GirlsGoneWireless” was a more enticing option.
As you’d expect, downtown D.C. has the most boring WiFi names. And some people, including Craig of “Craig’s WiFi Network” (Logan Circle) opt for the literal route. Iâm sure he has his reasons.
What’s your favorite network name? Do you know Craig?