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Friday, February 17, 2017

Local Briefing: No Two Boots for H St., Beautification in Carver-Langston, & Union Market Presidents Day Hours

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It looks like we're not getting a Two Boots on H Street after all. The owners told a Washington Business Journal reporter they have too much on their plates right now, but plan to look at an H Street location in the future.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Local Briefing: Sospeso & Turning Natural Openings, Local Spots Close for Day Without Immigrants Protest, & Internships at the Atlas

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Pow Pow is one the local businesses choosing to close today as part of the Day Without Immigrants Protest

We've got two new places opening on H Street this weekend. Friday brings us Sospeso (1344 H St.), a Mediterranean inspired restaurant that will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On Saturday stop by Turning Natural (1380 H St.) starting at 10:30 a.m. to try out one of their juices or smoothies, or grab a bite to eat. They close at 6 p.m.

Please note that several local spots will be closed today as the owners and staff participate in the national Day Without Immigrants to protest the immigration policies of President Trump. Washingtonian has a long list of places, so check before you head out for a meal.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Whole Foods Open 3/15, DPR Spring Programs, & a Book Reading at Ben's Upstairs

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The cat's out of the bag, the new Whole Foods coming to 600 H St. will open its doors Wednesday, March 15.

Among the 40,000-square-foot store's highlights:
  • An expanded version of Paper Horse from Chef Erik Bruner-Yang, introducing a larger Chinese diner-style menu, featuring Asian comfort foods
  • Collaborations with Atlas Brew Works, including a first-to-market “Home Rule” brew and baked-from-scratch breads made from recycled brewer’s grain
  • Exclusive local products, including sauces and spice blends from Maketto, Cava restaurant sauces and D.C.-based Snacklins’ vegan “pork rinds”
  • Extensive hot and cold prepared foods bars, using local, natural and organic ingredients and offering seasonal dishes, ethnic cuisine and comfort food
  • A mezzanine pub with 16 local beers on tap, wine by the glass and a gourmet hot dog cart
  • An outdoor patio

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Local Briefing: Valentine's Whole Foods Treats, Pop Up Po' Boys, & 2 DDOT Meetings

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The Hill is Home says that Whole Foods (600 H St.) staff will pass out free Valentine's cookies at the corner of Sixth and H Street tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Whole Foods folks will reportedly also use the occasion to announce the store's opening date.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Local Briefing: Non-Fatal Shooting, ANC 5D Meeting, SAO Pops Up

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According to an email sent to a local listserv by an MPD representative, police responded to a report of gunshots in the 1400 block of H Street just before 12:30 p.m. Saturday. They located an adult male, who had been shot in the leg, a short distance away in the 1400 block of Morse Street. The victim was taken to the hospital, and officers later discovered shell casings in the 1300 block of H Street. The suspect has been described as a young adult black male with a light complexion and curly hair, standing 5'7" to 5'9" tall, weighing about 145 lbs, wearing a black jacket and a gold chain necklace.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Valentine's Day at DC Harvest & a Mardi Gras Extravaganza at Dock5

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There's no shortage of festivities in our area at the moment, whether you are looking to celebrate Valentine's Day or Mardi Gras. Here are two local options.

Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Union Market (1309 Fifth St.) hosts the Mardi Gras Extravaganza at Dock5. The event brings together more than 20 of the DC area’s best Southern-inspired restaurants, top mixologists, bars and breweries and rotating bands for a night of New Orleans style fun benefiting DC Central Kitchen and the Saint Bernard Project.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

More Details on Mysterious Queen Street Death, Nerds in NoMa, & Valentine's Day at Fare Well

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More details have emerged surrounding the mysterious death of 66 year old Awlachew Ayele, whose body was discovered after a fire at his apartment in the 1100 block of Queen Street Feb. 26. Fox 5 has been covering the story, and has created a timeline of events that is absolutely horrifying. Apparently in the 24 hours leading up to the discovery of his body Ayele had reported to police that drug dealers had taken over his apartment (reportedly after kicking down the door). Hours later emergency personnel responded to a call for an assault at the apartment. Early the next morning firefighters arrived after someone reported the smell of smoke at the apartment, extinguished the fire, and discovered Ayele's body under debris.