Friday, October 20, 2017

Local Briefing: Atlas Dog House + a Gymnastics Strength Training Gym for H St. & T.J.Maxx Opens in Ivy City


The Washington Business Journal has details on Atlas Dog House a canine day care and boarding facility coming to 1375 H Street NE, and mentions the PhysicalityGST (gymnastics centered gym) set to open at 1371 H Street NE.

The new Ivy City T.J.Maxx (1417 New York Avenue NE) store had its grand opening yesterday. Their hours are:
Sun: 11 am–8 pm
Mon-Sat: 9:30 am–9:30 pm

Thursday, October 19, 2017

A Spooky Double Scare with New Musical Accompaniment at the Atlas

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Caligari's Cesare awakens from his sleep

In the mood for a classic scare this time of year? The Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street NE) offers up something a little different. It's double feature of silent films accompanied by a live performance by pianist Andrew Earle Simpson who has composed new works to go with the on screen events. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) is considered by many to be the first horror film, and its influence has spread far and wide in the nearly 100 years since its original release. It tells the tale of a mad hypnotist, the somnambulist under his thrall, and a strange rash of murders. The Atlas will screen the legendary film along with The Devil's Assistant (1917).  The second feature is lesser known, but sounds intriguing. It's the story of a vengeful doctor who seeks to destroy the woman who jilted him. According to a Kickstarter Simpson ran earlier this year the film includes a scene with "fantastic red-tinted images of hell, complete with condemned souls writhing in an infernal lake and a winged demon stirring a huge cauldron of morphine."

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tonight: CHRS Presents a Free Preservation Café Talk on Wiring & Safety in Older Homes


The Capitol Hill Restoration Society will hold a session of their Preservation Café series that you might want to check out. My apologies for the last minute notice, but it does sounds like an interesting and useful talk. The topic is electrical wiring and how to keep (or make) it safe in an old home. This event is free an open to the public.

Here's what's on the agenda:

Joe Bellosi, Master Engineer and President of J and G Electric Co., will be the featured speaker on Wednesday, October 18th at 6:30 pm at the Northeast Library (downstairs meeting room).

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Get a Great Sandwich & Help Kids with the Champ for Children


For a limited time Taylor Gourmet (1116 H Street NE) is offering the Champ for Children, a special sandwich they teamed up with Maketto (1351 H Street NE) to present. Order the Champ now through October 22nd and all proceeds will go to Fight for Children, a District based non-profit focused on early childhood education.

The Champ is $10.99, and comes with beef ribeye, Maggi aioli, quick-pickled cukes, charred onion and jalapeno, herb-watercress salad, roma tomato, sherry vinegar, and olive oil. Get it at Taylor Gourmet.

5D to Host Safe Haven Halloween Bash 10/31

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Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of simple pumpkins? 
Fear not, a Safe Haven lies ahead.

MPD's 5th District is getting spooky for Halloween, complete with a visit from the Headless Horseman. Stop by their Safe Haven Halloween Bash 6–9 pm on October 31st for hot dogs, candy, and games. 1805 Bladensburg Road NE.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Scotch Tasting at Little Miss Whiskey's 10/18

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Photo by Makia Minich. Used under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0)

Little Miss Whiskey's (1104 H Street NE) will host a scotch tasting this Wednesday at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $7. Brand ambassador Christopher Houck will lead the tasting and tell you a bit about the scotches. Here's what's on the menu:

Glenmorangie 10 Year
Gledmorangie Lasanta
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
Ardbeg 10 Year
Ardbeg An Oa

Friday, October 13, 2017

CitiPizza for Sale for $95K on Craigslist

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An anonymous tipster altered me that CitPizza is listed for sale on Craigslist. The ad, which was posted yesterday, reads:

"Pizza store for sale in Washington DC H St, NE. Close to Union Station. I am asking $95K but I can accept reasonable offer. Must see. Interested, email me immediately won't last long. Owner has other interest, willing to sell immediately."

CitiPizza is located at 504 H Street NE.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bánh Hỏi Night at Đôi Đũa

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Đôi Đũa will release tickets tomorrow at 11 am for their upcoming Bánh Hỏi Night (Oct. 27th). Bánh hỏi is "thin vermicelli noodles all woven into pillowy sheets." The event will feature an à la carte menu to include the noodles for which the evening is named, a variety of charcoal grilled skewers (charred octopus, stuffed chicken wing, beef short rib, pork belly, shrimp cakes, BBQ tofu), pickled vegetables. It sounds awesome.

MPD Seeks to ID Suspect in Daylight Armed Robbery on Wylie

 Police are seeking the public's help to identify a vehicle and person of interest in an armed robbery on Wylie Street NE on just before 12:30 pm on Sunday, September 24th. About 30 seconds into the video you can see a kid move into view from the bottom of the screen as a man advances in the direction of the kid from the other side of the screen. The child pauses and appears to wait for an adult who's following him. As that adult appears the man from before swoops in and apparently robs the second adult as the child looks on. The suspect trots off bags in hand in the direction of the car.