A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

More on the Pizza Place Coming to 1320 H Street [Updated]

Steak & Ice shall soon become Pizza Parts & Service

As I wrote last night, the guys behind Taylor Gourmet are preparing to open a new pizza joint at 1320 H Street (the old Steak & Ice space). The new place is called Pizza Parts & Service. A source says the interior is quite different, with a lot more light than Steak & Ice. Customers will be able to buy pizza by the slice, or by the pie. Looking for a salad or calzone? Pizza Parts & Service will sell those two. Fans of natural flavors/real sugar will appreciate the selection Puck's Sodas. I haven't seen the menu yet, but my source tells me that it looks very promising. Look for an opening very soon.

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Free E-Waste Collection at Union Market Saturday


Bring your outdated electronics to Union Market (1309 5th Street) for recycling/safe disposal. Here's a list of items you should e-cycle in DC. This is a great chance to safely dispose of those old cd-roms/printers/batteries, & then reward yourself with a Market treat.

Little Miss Whiskey's Opens Second Floor of Outdoor Space

patio top deck
All photos courtesy of Little Miss Whiskey's.

You know that awesome back patio at Little Miss Whiskey's (1104 H Street)? It just became even better, because they have added a level. For those who have not been to the back area, it has a fountain, and enough lush greenery to make you momentarily forget you are actually sitting in the middle of DC. From owner Mark Thorp:

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Monday, April 14, 2014

New Pizza Place to Open in Steak & Ice Space?


I've been hearing for months that the guys behind Taylor Gourmet would open a pizza place in the old Steak & Ice spot at 1320 H Street. I first got the heads up from @DCExplorer way back in November. I generally try to avoid running rumors about places closing (out of sensitivity to owners & staff), so I held off on mentioning it. But another source tells me that the new pizza place will open very soon. I don't have a name yet, but look for something to happen in the very near future.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Weekend East City Event Round Up: April Super Saturday Edition

Agniet Snoep "Still Life Series: Oyster" 2013, C-Print mounted on aluminum. 

Saturday, April 12
Art Enables– 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Art Enables’ April second Saturday workshop is all about the superhero!  Create you very own with all materials supplied. Details on this free activity here.  
Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Avenue NE
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

WBJ: Frenchie's Launches Kickstarter to Open on H Street

The Washington Business Journal brings news that Frenchie's (which has previously sold croissants & pastries at the farmers markets around here, & I think also at Union Market) recently launched a Kickstarter effort in the hopes opening a brick & mortar shop right here on H Street. They haven't released an address yet, but wouldn't this be a fabulous edition to the east end of the Corridor (the west end already has decadent offerings courtesy of Batter Bowl Bakery at 403 H Street)? If you would like to see them open up, head over & show them a little love.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Missing Dog: Sigmund


I recently fostered a dog, and he escaped from my house on Saturday, April 5th at 1:30 p.m.. He left my house at 3 and C NE and ran down East Capitol toward Lincoln Park. His name is Sigmund (but doesn't answer to it) and looks like a yorkshire terrier, but is about 15 pounds.

Here's a link to Sigmund's Craigslist missing dog page.

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Last Night's Violent Mugging at 12th & K

Sorry about the old photo, but this is where the mugging took place

If you saw my tweets/retweets last night, you know that something bad went down at 12th & K Street a little after 10pm. A few minutes after I asked, MPD tweeted about a robbery at that location.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Gallaudet Celebrates 150 Years


Gallaudet is celebrating a big day today, & everyone is invited. Events are going on all day, and well into the night. Follow that same link to watch some of the festivities on a live stream. Here's the afternoon and evening events:

Noon-2 p.m.—Lunch at the Mall
Noon—Deaf Studies Digital Journal-Special 150 issue launch, SLCC
1-4—Exhibitions and presentations (student services, academic departments, student organizations, residence life)
1:30—Gallaudet Museum Exhibition Opening: Gallaudet at 150 and Beyond, Chapel Hall steps
2:30—Sesquicentennial cake at the Mall
6:30—SBG's "Mindvolt" -ASL performance art, Elstad Auditorium
8:30—Closing, Light up Chapel Hall

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Can a New Coat of Paint Help Kendall Row?


Long-term readers of this blog are well familiar with the history of the troubled townhouse project at the corner of 12th & K Street NE. The Kendall Row (AKA Capitol Hill Oasis) development has baffled many of us for years. I watched with interest as they stacked the original pre-fab elements. Interest turned to frustration as the builders made mistake after mistake. A wall collapsed (leading to a massive fire at Jimmy's Tire), holes had to be re-excavated, construction equipment toppled over into pits, and so much more foolishness took place as the years wore on. The townhomes recently went on the market, but they are not cheap (close to a million last time I checked). They suffer from a cookie cutter look on the outside, and a floorplan that might charitably be described as eccentric.

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Monday, April 07, 2014

Graffiti Mini-Rampage Up and Down H St

Atlas grafitti
Photo by @mcombal

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