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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Cusbah, Victorious in Court, is Here to Stay

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Some months back it came to light that local Indian/Pakistani restaurant Cusbah (1128 H St.) was involved in a dispute with its landlord. The conflict devolved into the landlord causing a for lease sign to be displayed on the front of the building, a rumor the restaurant would close by May of 2016, and a court battle when the landlord tried to evict the business. Last night I received an update from an attorney for Cusbah, Steven Hessler. Mr. Hessler is also an owner of Gallery O on H (1354 H St.), and a long time fixture on H Street. He reports that Cusbah was victorious in court, and is ready to put the dispute behind them. His update (edited slightly for format) appears below. Perhaps a celebration over pakora and lamb vindaloo is in order.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Back to School Night at Browne Education Campus 9/28

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It's that time of year again, Browne Education Campus (850 26th St.) hosts a Back to School Night. If you're a parent or caregiver for a child who attends Browne, in addition to meeting your child's teachers and learning about their curriculum, you can also register to vote, apply for a library card, and maybe even score some free uniform shirts and school supplies.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Local News Brief: History Fans Edition

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The Historic Preservation Office recommended that the Historic Preservation Review Board designate portions of the Florida Avenue Market as a historic district.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Art in the Alley is this Saturday

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September is a busy month around here, so I just wanted to remind people that Trinidad's Art in the Alley will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Art is the Alley is held in the alley between the 1200-1300 blocks of Florida Avenue and Morse Street. Art in the Alley is an annual community gathering meant to highlight local art and welcome neighbors to enjoy it outside. In addition to visual art, the night all features live music. This event is free and open to all ages. It's also happening the same evening as Art All Night, which seems like the perfect excuse to make this an unofficial add-on to your local arts agenda. A bathroom will be available.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Local News Brief: Ben's Upstairs, Oktoberfest at Wunder Garten, & Art All Night Volunteers

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1001 (1001 H St.), the restaurant above Ben's Chili Bowl, is henceforth to be known as Ben's Upstairs. They've overhauled the menu as well. The jerked salmon remains, but a lot of other dishes got the boot in favor of new offerings. No more beer brined chicken, but you can now get meatloaf or pork ribs.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Art All Night to Include Musical Streetcars

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Art All Night is Saturday, and there's all kinds of stuff happening at seven different locations along the H Street Corridor. Two of those locations will actually be moving streetcars. Check the schedule to find out who is performing when, but you'll find spoken word, hip hop, jazz, and more to enjoy as you cruise down the strip in style.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Halloween at Rosedale Seeks Volunteers & Donations

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One of the group's past Rosedale Halloween events. Photo from E Street Adventures website

E Street Adventures, a group that has organized a Halloween celebration for local kids the past few years, is teaming up with the Rosedale Rec, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Sondra Gilbert (ANC 6A07), MPD, and others for a party called Halloween at Rosedale. Organizers hope to serve as many as 500 kids at this year's event, which will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Rosedale Rec (1701 Gales St.). Halloween at Rosedale is a not for profit event that is completely free to those who attend. It will include carnival-style games with prizes, a costume contest, goodie bags, snacks, arts and crafts, a performance by local entertainment company Spinnabel Lee Entertainment, and more. You can view pictures and videos of past events on E Street Adventures' website.