Tuesday, April 26, 2016

News in Brief: Pocket Opera, Sandwiches, & Carpe Librum Returns


The Washington Post reviews In Series' production of Cosi Fan Tutte Goes Hollywood, which updates Mozart's work setting it in the 1920s. The pocket opera runs through May 1st at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street). Tickets are $22-45.

Sandwiches from four local places (two on H Street, and two in the Florida Avenue Market) make The Washington City Paper's list of Fifteen Sandwiches You Gotta Try.

The local recommendations:
The Cambodian Num Pang at Maketto (1351 H Street)
The Classic Italian at A. Litteri (517-519 Morse Street, I order mine on the hard roll with extra hots)
The Porkstrami at Red Apron Butcher (1309 5th Street, inside Union Market)
The Egg, Cheese, and Corned Beef on Everything at Bullfrog Bagels (1341 H Street)

If you're a vegetarian or vegan and bummed that these all include meat I suggest relaxing over an open face Eighth Street (chickpeas, hummus, avocado, capers, and cherry tomatoes) from Uni Bistro (403 H Street, formerly Batter Bowl Bakery).

While indulging their sandwich obsession City Paper gives us a peek into Taylor Gourmet's new sandwich development process, and includes Red Apron Butcher's porkstrami on their list of deli meats to step up your own sandwich making.

If you've been wishing and hoping for a local used bookstore your dreams have come true, at least temporarily. Carpe Librum (1275 1st Street) pop up bookstore is back in NoMa. Their entire selection of used books, cds, and dvds is $1-4. All proceeds go directly to the local non-profit Turning the Page that helps to engage parents in their children's education. Monday – Friday 11am – 7:30pm, and Saturdays 11:30am – 6pm.

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