There's a ramen birthday party at Shopkeepers (1231 Florida Ave.) this Sunday! Chef Erik Bruner-Yang tweeted out word of an event celebrating six years since the debut of Taiwanese style ramen in the District. Prepare to stand in line, because starting at 11 a.m. Bruner-Yang will serve up 80 bowls of a single style of ramen for $12 a bowl (kids eat free). Shopkeepers is a boutique, run by Bruner-Yang's wife Seda Nak. They sell clothing, and assorted lifestyle items. It's also home to Conbini Café, which serves up Japanese comfort food, but will be closed for the weekend.
Some neighbors in Carver-Langston are hosting a community clean up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8. Gloves, trash bags, and tools will be provided. Show up and hang out with friendly folks. Meet at the alley across from 2056 H St. Got questions? Shoot an email to CarverLangstonCommunity[at]gmail.com.
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will hold a public meeting to discuss possible designs for the intersection of Florida Avenue and New York Avenue "Virtual Circle." If you travel through that area frequently, you already know it can be a real mess. Nicknamed Dave Thomas Circle (after the Wendy's at that location), it's on many people's shortlists of worst intersections in the District. The goal of the Florida Avenue Virtual Circle Multimodal Transportation Project is to "examine safety improvements, operational enhancements, connectivity for pedestrians and bicyclists, streetscape, and how to improve vehicular circulation at the intersection at Virtual Circle."
What: Florida Avenue NE Virtual Circle Multimodal Transportation Project Meeting
When: Tuesday, April 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 1200 First Street, NE (Lobby Level)