Wednesday, August 31, 2011
ERIK THOR SANDBERG
Receptivity (detail) 2011, oil on curved wood panel, 26 x 88 x 35.5 inches.
IS REALISM RELEVANT?
Opening 3 solo exhibitions with new figurative paintings by:
IS REALISM RELEVANT?
Erik Thor Sandberg: Reparatory Gestures
Nathaniel Rogers: When Disaster Strikes
Katie Miller : The Fancy of Babes
With conner/*gogo special project:
Lauren Adams: Plunder
Opening: Saturday, September 10th: 6-8pm
Washington, DC (August 31, 2011) – G Fine Art begins its 10th anniversary season with There is No Rising or Setting Sun, new paintings and works on paper by Maggie Michael. An opening reception will be held Saturday, September 10, 6-8PM, and the exhibition will run through October 15, 2011. Michael’s fourth solo exhibition features a group of works on paper – the Danube Series – executed this summer in Cetate, Romania, following the artist’s recent completion of a large scale mural for the US Embassy in Bucharest, a commission from the US ART in Embassies Program. Paintings executed at the artist’s studio in Washington, DC will also be featured.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
MPD 5TH DISTRICT
1805 BLADENSBURG ROAD, N.E
7:00 – 9:00PM
GETTING ANC 5B HOUSE IN ORDER
RECONSIDERATION OF ANC 5B OFFICER
ANC SECURITY FUND
ANC 5B BY-LAWS COMPLIANCE
Monday, August 29, 2011
Tacos Impala in January
Young and Hungry discusses the latest developments with Impala, the Mexican restaurant coming to 1358 H Street. Impala is the brainchild of Troy Hickman. Hickman partnered with Erik Bruner-Yang to create the temporary pop-up Tacos Impala this past fall in the Philadelphia Water Ice space. Hickman's no newcomer to the neighborhood. He's a partner in Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club, and he's been involved in multiple build-outs along the Corridor.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
A reader alerted me to the story of a 22 year old man who disappeared August 20th. He was last seen on a traffic camera in the 2500 block of Benning Road NE. Here's the text I was sent that appears on the CNN site (I didn't want to change anything for obvious reasons):
A member of the Situation Room family is in need of help. Stephen DeDakis, the son of Situation Room Sr. Copy Editor John DeDakis, is missing. The 22-year-old was last seen in Washington, DC, August 20.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Fruit Bat (1236 H Street) starts brunch service this Sunday. Here's a sampling of the menu:
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
This weekend the Atlas (1333 H Street) hosts the first comedy show in a new series called Comedy on H. DC native Ari Shaffir takes the stage for the weekend. Shaffir hasn't performed in DC in about two years, but he's been plenty busy elsewhere. He's appeared on HBO, Conan O'Brien, and Comedy Central. He's also very involved with the National Lampoon site. The weekly series itself will be mostly open mic format at different H Street locations, with a big name appearing every six weeks or so at the Atlas.
Monday, August 22, 2011
H Street Country Club (1335 H Street) announced via Twitter that they are working on plans to serve brunch. In recent months and increasing number of taverns and restaurants have chosen to serve brunch on weekends. Even more impressively, many of them are also opening for lunch during the week. Awesome news for those who work near the Corridor, or don't work a 9-5.
I know you'll want to read the full press release, but this is exciting and reassuring news for all. DDOT has announced that the H Street / Benning road line will be up and running by mid-2013. They are currently looking an plans for turn arounds and a car barn, and well as other remaining necessities.
Eater announces that Chef Ian Reeves will replace Chef Adam Stein at local British gastropub the Queen Vic (1206 H Street). Stein resigned late last week. No word yet on where he's headed. According to Eater, Reves was most recently employed at London's The Bull and Last. Based on the menu there, it looks like he'll be a fine fit.
Pretty sure this is Reeves in an audition video for Top Chef.
Starting today the Pug (1234 H Street) will open at noon Monday through Friday. Opening time on Saturday and Sunday, moves to 10:30am, and earlier when big soccer games dictate (but for now they can't serve alcohol until 10:30). Pug brunch will once again be cooked behind the bar, and keep your eyes peeled for a couple of new brunch menu items in the near future.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Shawafel is the newest eatery to open on H Street. This Lebanese spot serves both lunch and dinner in a laid back (order at the counter) setting. The menu consists primarily of flatbread sandwiches. I opted for the meat shawarma (a mix of lamb and beef) and it was very good. Sandwiches are in the $6-7.50 range, or you can opt for a full platter for $13. There's a starter menu, so don't forget to pick up some tabbouleh when you stop by. A number of Middle Eastern canned and bottled beverages are also available. 1322 H Street. 11am-9pm Sunday-Wednesday, and 11am-3am Thurdsday-Saturday.
Photo of A. Litteri by Ken Firestone. Used with permission
Rebuilding Place has a post pondering the future of the Florida Market in light of recent efforts to rebrand the area as Union Market (actually the least commonly used of three names traditionally applied to the Market). BTW, you should totally go to that big ice cream event on Saturday.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
H Street Main Street and CHAMPS (Capitol Hill’s Chamber of Commerce) present the first ever Chalk Walk on H Street. Funded in part by a generous grant from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development’s Neighborhood Investment Fund, the Chalk Walk is a day-long event that will allow attendees to watch artists working live, in partnership with H Street businesses, to create sidewalk art with the theme, “My Neighborhood is My Business.”
Stores like Nouveau Fleur could be eligible
DCentric discusses a new program meant to bring additional retail to H Street. The program provides funds for new and existing "small and unique" retail businesses. There are some restrictions. For instance, the following are not eligible: bars, restaurants, hair salons, barber shops, cell phone shops, or liquor stores. Existing businesses would only be eligible if they do something new that creates jobs for DC residents. Businesses must from on H Street NE between 3rd and 15th. Interested in opening a retail business on H Street? Attend the next session of Street Talk.
- DJ Iana (she's actually 17 and has been DJ'ing since 14!)
- Face Painting
- Rita's Water Ice and "Ice Man"
- Raffle Prizes and more!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
It's a little south of H Street, but the opening (Saturday 11-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm) of Capitol Hill Bakery is generating lots of local buzz. The space at 411 18th Street NE was previously home to Cafe Roma (I think it's the same owners). The primary specialty will be cupcakes, but you'll also be able to purchase scones, muffins, cookies, tiramisu, and traditional cakes.
Check out the cupcake menu after the jump.
Liberty Tree (1016 H Street) just opened their new patio. It's pretty good timing too as we seem to have passed the worst of the summer swelter, but still have plenty of warm days stretched out in front of us. This may be the perfect time to try out their new cucumber and melon infused gin cocktails.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Monday, August 15th, catch the latest installment of the Tall Tales: History of the Cocktail series at Red Palace (1212 H Street). This session focuses on the cocktails of New Orleans (the Ramos Fizz, the Sazerac, the Vieux Carre, ect.). The class starts at 8pm, and costs $25, but that includes the cost of three cocktails.
Monday, August 08, 2011
I received this flyer for the first of the aforementioned pop-up restaurant events coming to the Capitol City (AKA Florida) Market. Union Market is the name for the development going in right where you used to find the flea market on weekends. The event sounds interesting, and they've got a children's ice cream eating contest, free samples, live music, and an art installation.
Housing Complex has more details on the residential development replacing Faith Bible Church on the northwest corner of 14th and Maryland (1350 Maryland Ave). This development is NOT slated to have retail space. It's a straight-up 49 unit condo building. Valor Development anticipates a ground breaking next spring.
Friday, August 05, 2011
Yamomanem at the H Street Festival (photo courtesy of Galley OonH)
This feature appears courtesy of Phillip Hutinet
Honfleur Gallery (6pm to 8pm)
Honfleur will be hosting the Fifth Annual East of the River Festival with six local Ward 8 artists selected by a panel of jurors. Upstairs, artists Mei Mei Chang, Honfleur’s summer resident artist presents 61 which pushes the boundaries of paper and canvas onto the gallery’s walls.
Metro: Anacostia (Greeen Line)
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Chef Teddy during his throwdown against Bobby Flay
Local blog Two DC compares and contrasts Granville Moore's and Brasserie Beck. While the authors concede that while "[i]n a head to head mussel/frite comparison, Beck might win by a nose (mostly because we like their thin fries better than Granville's thicker cut)...in an overall experience comparison, Granville Moore's takes it by a landslide."
It's a while off, but you might want to mark your calendars now for special screenings of the Best of DC Shorts the weekend of September 17th and 18th at the Atlas. DC Shorts is one of the top film festivals in the country, and features 145 films from over 23 countries.
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Baby Loves Disco returns to Rock and Roll Hotel Wednesday August 17th (5-8pm). tickets are available online, and are $20 a person,or $60 for four tickets.
This isn't just an ordinary Baby Loves Disco event. It's part of the Super Hero Tour. What's that?