In food news, The President Wears Prada checked out the much anticipated BaoHaus Pop-Up at Toki Underground (which TPWP loves). Sova Wine and Espresso now sells Crunkcakes (locally produced drunken cupcakes). Crunkcakes is reportedly working on a vegan pumpkin Crunkcake, so maybe look for that one soon.
The Huffington Post reports on a major counterfeit goods bust over at the DC Farmer's Market (in the Florida Market). The bust, which includes items like, purses, movies, perfume, watches, shoes, ect., yielded nearly $3 million in fake goods.
Up Trinidad way not everyone is thrilled about the grand opening of Hyacinth's Place on Bladensburg Road. The transitional home for women who were formerly homeless, or at risk of homelessness, has been controversial since its inception. A neighbor reacted to a Facebook post from Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. (Thomas delivered a speech at the grand opening) with a tweet reminding everyone that the non-profit behind Hyacinth's Place had its exempt status revoked by the IRS for failure to file required forms for three consecutive years. Awkward...
Trinidad's Art in the Alley, a chance for local artists (amateurs too) to show off their work in an informal outdoor setting, is coming up in early November.
Something's going on in the former Naby's Island space (northwest corner of 12th and H). It was rumored at one point to become an Indian restaurant, but I had heard that fell through. I noticed the other day that they were building what appeared to be a bar (but could have simply been a side counter).
The building (formerly home to Miracles) immediately west of Little Miss Whiskey's is getting a pretty serious overhaul. I'm not sure what's eventually going in there.