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Thursday, September 03, 2015

Chupacabra to Hold Eating Contest at H Street Festival

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Eating contests have long been a part of the H Street Festival, and Chupacabra (822 H Street) recently announced that they will hold their annual Latin eating competition again this year. The rules are simple:

  • Each contestant will be provided with 1 cubano, 1 arepa, and 8 tacos.
  • Contestants get eight minutes to eat as much as they can.
  • Contestants can sit or stand.
  • They are allowed to dunk food before eating it.
  • 30 seconds of chipmunking is permitted.
  • Toss your cookies and they toss you from the competition.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Fair Transit Forum 9/10

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This event is over in northwest, but understand there will be a lot of focus on the Streetcar. Just for clarity, ATU stand for Amalgamated Transit Union, which includes Streetcar drivers. Learn more about this event on its Facebook page.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. & Atlas Brew Works Takeover Argo 9/2

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Mason Dixie Biscuit Company and Atlas Brew Works (2052 West Virginia Ave Suite 102) are staging a takeover at the Argonaut (1433 H Street) this Wednesday, September 2nd. During the takeover you'll be able to order Mason Dixie's traditional Southern fare, including both biscuit sandwiches and platters. They'll even run a special kid's menu for free for diners under 12 years of age. In addition to selections like fried chicken and pulled pork, you'll be able to order a very special sandwich called the Argonaut, with roasted lamb and tomatoes with a feta, garlic, lemon yogurt spread. Pair your menu selections with Atlas' District Commons and Rowdy Rye for the full experience.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Taste of the Capital Show Raises Funds for Local Burlesque Festival

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The organizers of this Friday's Taste of the Capital burlesque show at Rock & Roll Hotel (1353 H Street) aim to do more than just give audiences a thrill. The production is a fundraiser the team hopes will raise money and excitement for the Capital City Burlesque & Vaudeville Festival, a new multi-day festival they want to launch July 4th weekend of 2016. These guys are so into the idea of the Festival that they are sinking 100% of the proceeds from Friday's fundraiser into the new effort.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ANC 5D06 Single Member District Meeting 9/3

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Community Meeting Notice
SMD 5D06
Community Meeting
ANC Commissioner Yvonne Buggs
(202) 300-8436

7pm Thursday, September 3rd
Joseph Cole Recreation
1299 Neal Street

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A Visit to Addis Ethiopian Restaurant

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I recently dined at Addis Ethiopian Restaurant (707 H Street) for the first time. Addis opened in late January, and I feel like they've largely flown under the radar for many folks. That's too bad because they serve solid food and it's decently priced. My dining companion that night was a vegetarian, so we ordered the vegetarian sampler (eight dishes for $14.25:  split peas, split lentils spicy, mild lentils, collard greens, potato and carrot, shiro, cabbage, yetimatim salata) and the awaze tibs (beef, onions, tomatoes, and peppers for $14.75). As is common at many local Ethiopian restaurants, the servings are quite generous, so this was more than enough to feed two people and have leftovers to take home.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Maison-Dixon Hot Chicken Pops Up at Vendetta

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Maison-Dixon Hot Chicken pops at H Street's own Vendetta (1212 H Street). It kicks off Thursday, September 17th starting at 6pm, and runs until they sell out of grub. But Maison-Dixon wants to make sure all the folks who want hot chicken get it, so they have asked people to RSVP (reservations@maisondixondc.com) just so they have a better idea just how much chicken and fixings they should prep and bring. The menu that night is not confined merely to hot chicken. Maison-Dixon will also serve up chicken and waffles, pimento grilled cheese, and Southern sides. Read their full menu for complete descriptions of those items. Follow Maison-Dixon on Facebook to keep up with all their news.