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Friday, July 01, 2016

Local News Brief: Brats for Brunch at Granville's & Crafty Bastards Seeks Vendors

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Crafty Bastards is currently accepting vendor applications

I got a little note from a chef at Dr. Granville's (1238 H Street) alerting me that they'll be serving subs with housemade bratwurst for brunch this weekend. I'm told they also have lots of "funky sours" on draft right now. Both of those sounds like great reasons to stop by very soon. They've also got tickets ($41.72 with tax and tip included) on sale now for their July 10th Old Ox Beer Brunch. Diners will drinks and learn about Old Ox flagships such as Golden Ox, Alpha Ox and Black Ox, as well as the newly released Hoppy Place IPA.

Brunch on the 4th?

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DC Harvest (517 H Street) sent along a flyer announcing an extended brunch on Monday, July 4th. DC Harvest added that they will be closed that night so everyone can enjoy the fireworks. If you hear of other places serving brunch that day let me know or leave it in the comments.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: June 30 – July 2 Edition

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Night, Mount Gretna, 2014-2015, oil on linen, 36 x 48" by Brian Kerdydatus. 
Courtesy of Washington Studio School.

Friday, July 1

Washington Studio School – 6 p.m.
Brian Kerdydatus invites guests to discuss the works in his recent solo exhibition of paintings, prints, and drawings.Washington Studio School is located at 2129 S. ST. NW

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Fatal Shooting in the 800 Block of Bladensburg Road

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There was homicide just before 10 p.m. last night in the 800 block of Bladensburg Road. The DC Alert that went out was a bit unusual in that it reported a "Shooting or Stabbing." Apparently the call for service was simply for "a man down," which turned out to be a male who had been shot. According to police he "was located unresponsive, not breathing, and in a collapsed position." This post previously stated suspects were in custody, but that is not the case.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Midnite BBQ 7/3

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Tickets are on sale now for Sunday's Midnite BBQ at the DC Pavilion (1399 5th Street, behind Union Market). The $30 tickets get you admission to the event, which is billed as "a celebration of options in food, music, and style." It features four djs, five food trucks, three dessert options, and one bar-b-q grill. According to the Facebook event page the organizers "welcome all food lovers, restricted diets and discerning tastes." One of the food trucks is Nu Vegan Café, so it sounds like they'll have a little something for everyone.

A Shooting & a Stabbing on Benning Road Last Night


I haven't seen any news on the condition of the victims in either event, but DC Alerts went out last night for two separate incidents on Bladensburg Road. An alert went out at 10:13 p.m. for a shooting in the 1700 block of Benning Road, and at 1:54 a.m. another alert went out for a stabbing at 9:35 p.m. in the 1000 block of Benning Road. No lookout provided in the shooting, but the alert for the stabbing included a lookout for a black male in his 30s wearing a red shirt. There was also a previous alert sent out yesterday afternoon (2:28 p.m.) for a stabbing at 3:15 a.m. in the 1900 block of M Street. That alert included a lookout for two black males.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Local News Brief: a Fun Run with Beer, Fast Five in NoMa, & Trivia Under the Stars

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Addis Ethiopian now offers a delivery option

The H Street Runners are doing a fun run up to Atlas Brew Works (2052 West Virginia Avenue) on Thursday to go check out the tap room. On the way there runners will also stop by to test out Gallaudet University's (800 Florida Avenue) outdoor track facility, which is open to members of the surrounding community. Runners should meet at 11th and H Street at 7 p.m. Don't forget your photo ID and beer/food money for the brewery.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Big Chief Opens Thursday in Ivy City

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Ivy City's new bar Big Chief (2002 Fenwick Street), which bills itself as "New Orleans meets Brooklyn," will open its doors Thursday. Stop by and help them celebrate with music, food, and drink. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Local News Brief: Phoenix Bikes Rises at Impala, Boxing Club Coffee at Sally's, & Union Market Movies

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Impala (1358 H Street) once again teams up with Phoenix Bikes for a refurbished bike sale in the courtyard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow. Phoenix teaches teens to build and repair bikes and seeks to provide affordable bicycles to the larger community.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: June 24 – June 26 Edition

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Sample work produced during the Third Annual Big Draw. 
Courtesy of Washington Studio School.

Friday, June 24

PGAAMCC – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center hosts #Solidaritrees with Omalara Williams McCallister, Black Lives Matter DC. This interactive community based art project is part of the Celebrating Black Arts and Culture series.
The PGAAMCC is located at 4519 Rhode Island Ave., North Brentwood, MD

Thursday, June 23, 2016

MPD Seeks Information in the 6/20 Murder of Wayne Jerome Dailey

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MPD officers arrived on the scene about 2:45 a.m. Monday morning to find 59 year old Wayne Jerome Dailey of NE in an alley suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. They attempted to render aid, but he died at the scene in the 1600 block of Montello Avenue (Trinidad).