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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Local Briefing: Brick & Mortar Pops Up, a Police Rescue from a Burning Car, & Wine Class at the Pursuit

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Pop up bar Brick & Mortar is temporarily setting up shop on the second floor of Mythology (816 H St.). Who, and what, is Brick & Mortar?

Brick & Mortar serves classic and original cocktails, bringing together your go-to bar items with funky and interesting ingredients. We feature premium international and American craft spirits, along with local distilleries when possible. We curate a list of small-production wines from both Old and New World wine regions, while our variety of beers highlight the best local and international breweries.

Brick & Mortar’s menu is curated by our Beverage Director, Bryan Smith. With years of experience at some of DC’s most vibrant and engaging beverage programs (Fiola Mare, Vidalia and Woodward Table), Bryan and the rest of the Brick & Mortar team balance refinement and originality across the cocktail, wine, and beer programs.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Wrapping Up a Violent Long Weekend


We had a pretty violent past few days in the larger neighborhood. I've listed some of the more serious crimes below.

1. Blunt Force Trauma - 700 block of 21st Street - Friday

At 12:53 p.m. on Friday Feb. 17 police responded to an "Investigate the Trouble" call in the 700 block of 21st Street and found an unconscious male with apparent bodily trauma inside a residence. Unresponsive, he was rushed to the hospital, but later died. Police identified him as 63 year old Walter Mack Clark of SE D.C., and they arrested 76 year old Thomasine Bennett of NE D.C. charging her with Assault with Intent to Kill. That charge was later upgraded to First Degree Murder While Armed after the autopsy results came back.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Local Briefing: No Two Boots for H St., Beautification in Carver-Langston, & Union Market Presidents Day Hours

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It looks like we're not getting a Two Boots on H Street after all. The owners told a Washington Business Journal reporter they have too much on their plates right now, but plan to look at an H Street location in the future.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Local Briefing: Sospeso & Turning Natural Openings, Local Spots Close for Day Without Immigrants Protest, & Internships at the Atlas

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Pow Pow is one the local businesses choosing to close today as part of the Day Without Immigrants Protest

We've got two new places opening on H Street this weekend. Friday brings us Sospeso (1344 H St.), a Mediterranean inspired restaurant that will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On Saturday stop by Turning Natural (1380 H St.) starting at 10:30 a.m. to try out one of their juices or smoothies, or grab a bite to eat. They close at 6 p.m.

Please note that several local spots will be closed today as the owners and staff participate in the national Day Without Immigrants to protest the immigration policies of President Trump. Washingtonian has a long list of places, so check before you head out for a meal.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Whole Foods Open 3/15, DPR Spring Programs, & a Book Reading at Ben's Upstairs

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The cat's out of the bag, the new Whole Foods coming to 600 H St. will open its doors Wednesday, March 15.

Among the 40,000-square-foot store's highlights:
  • An expanded version of Paper Horse from Chef Erik Bruner-Yang, introducing a larger Chinese diner-style menu, featuring Asian comfort foods
  • Collaborations with Atlas Brew Works, including a first-to-market “Home Rule” brew and baked-from-scratch breads made from recycled brewer’s grain
  • Exclusive local products, including sauces and spice blends from Maketto, Cava restaurant sauces and D.C.-based Snacklins’ vegan “pork rinds”
  • Extensive hot and cold prepared foods bars, using local, natural and organic ingredients and offering seasonal dishes, ethnic cuisine and comfort food
  • A mezzanine pub with 16 local beers on tap, wine by the glass and a gourmet hot dog cart
  • An outdoor patio

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Local Briefing: Valentine's Whole Foods Treats, Pop Up Po' Boys, & 2 DDOT Meetings

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The Hill is Home says that Whole Foods (600 H St.) staff will pass out free Valentine's cookies at the corner of Sixth and H Street tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Whole Foods folks will reportedly also use the occasion to announce the store's opening date.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Local Briefing: Non-Fatal Shooting, ANC 5D Meeting, SAO Pops Up

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According to an email sent to a local listserv by an MPD representative, police responded to a report of gunshots in the 1400 block of H Street just before 12:30 p.m. Saturday. They located an adult male, who had been shot in the leg, a short distance away in the 1400 block of Morse Street. The victim was taken to the hospital, and officers later discovered shell casings in the 1300 block of H Street. The suspect has been described as a young adult black male with a light complexion and curly hair, standing 5'7" to 5'9" tall, weighing about 145 lbs, wearing a black jacket and a gold chain necklace.