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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A Slight Update on the Argonaut

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The Argonaut in 2008

I posted yesterday morning that the Argonaut (1433 H Street) was closed starting on Monday, and has padlocks and No Trespassing signs up on its doors. Since that time there's been rampant speculation about the cause. Some thought it might be a tax issue, but that would have involved a pretty obvious placard, as would any issues with the Department of Health. It appears that the closure stems instead from an internal dispute among the owners (like many H Street establishments, the Argonaut has multiple owners).

Local News Brief: Toys for Transit Nerds, Woofstock Returns, & a Sci-Fi Convention at Angelika

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Screenshot of the model D8 bus

Though I wish it were the X2, this toy D8 Metrobus is still pretty damn cool. Snag your own for $25. There's even an accordion version of a Metrobus for $35. Via @TheX2BusDC.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Local News Brief: What's Up at the Argo?, TNA Meeting Tonight, & Taylor Gourmet Renovates

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Twitter lit up last night with news that popular local restaurant the Argonaut (1433 H Street) was padlocked and had a no trespassing sign posted. Another neighbor chimed in that she had just eaten at the Argo on Sunday, and everything seemed normal, except that the taps weren't working. A notice was posted to Twitter yesterday afternoon by the group that runs a poker night at the Argonaut announcing that establishment would not be open that evening. I've reached out to a few representatives from the restaurant, and will update with news as I am able. Let's hope they plan to reopen soon.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Local New Brief: Maketto & Masseria in Modern Luxury, Rappahannock Hiring, & 6th & H Bar Closes

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Maketto (1351 H Street) and Masseria (1340 4th Street) both appear on Modern Luxury's (page 71) list of "10 Most Exciting New Restaurants." Masseria gets another another nod a couple of pages later for their wine list.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Weekend East City Event Round Up: July 22 – July 24 Edition

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Recent work by Pedro Boaventura.  Image courtesy Gallery NK


Friday, July 22

Touchstone – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Unscripted by Lina Alattar in Gallery B and Immersion by McCain McMurray in Gallery C open this Friday.
Touchstone is located at 901 New York Ave. NW.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Lost Cat? Outdoor Pet? Street Cat?

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A reader writes in wondering whether the friendly cat he encountered at 11th and H Street is a lost pet, an outdoor house cat with no collar, or a stray or "community" cat.

Local News Brief: Metro Mutts Yappy Hour at Bardo, Streetcar Numbers, & Atlas Summer Brews

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Photo courtesy of Bardo

Metro Mutts (508 H Street) is holding a Yappy Hour at Bardo (1200 Bladensburg Road) tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Bring your furry friend for some outdoor fun and beer specials.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Local News Brief: IMM Sushi Lounge Opens, Two Boots Update, & Taste of Jamaica Space for Lease

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Local Thai restaurant IMM on H (1360 H Street) has added a second floor sushi lounge. As you can see from the sign, IMM Sushi Lounge is currently in soft opening mode.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Local News Brief: Crawfish at Big Chief, Big Board Delegate Send Off, & Praise for Boundary Road

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The Gentleman Will Take a Chance (brunch menu) at Boundary Road

Big Chief (2002 Fenwick Street) is hosting a crawfish boil...and it's FREE. It's going down Friday, July 22nd starting at 4 p.m. If you were looking for a good excuse to slip out of work early on Friday you've found it. Live music from The Brass Connection Band starting at 8 p.m. The crawfish is limited, so get there early or risk missing out.