Monday, March 25, 2019

ANC 5D Seeks Volunteers for New Zoning & Development Committee

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Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5D (which includes Trinidad, Ivy City, Gallaudet, the Union Market area, and Carver-Langston) is seeking volunteers interested in joining the new ANC 5D Zoning & Development Committee. Please consider applying if you live in the area and have an interest in urban planning, architecture, or zoning and development. ANC 5D meets at 7pm on the second Tuesday of each month at the ANC 5D Community Meeting Room of the Edison Building (371 Morse St. NE). Members of the new committee will hold a separate meeting on a monthly basis (as needed). The committee will "review all ANC 5D zoning cases, assembling community  feedback received by the designated Single Member District ANC Commissioner and their respective constituents regarding opinions and views of the relevant zoning case(s), and preparing written summaries in plain language." The committee will provide the summary and other materials "to ANC 5D Commissioners for review at least ten days prior to the monthly Commission meeting where the case(s) will be presented, reviewed or considered for vote." An ANC 5D commissioner and a resident will serve as co-chairs of the new committee. Many other commissions have similar committees, and they can be a valuable tool for citizen engagement and organized review of neighborhood developments. The idea of setting up such a committee for ANC 5D has long been contemplated, and I'm very happy to see it actually coming to fruition.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Sally's Middle Name Will Close at the End of March

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Sally's Middle Name (1320 H St. NE) announced yesterday that the restaurant will close at the end of the month. Sally's opened in June of 2015, and has earned a special place in the hearts of many. Over the years I never had a bad meal there, and I enjoyed many a memorable dish. Sally's has been a standby that I could always count on, and I know that many feel the same. The last day of operation will be March 31, so stop by for a last meal before it's too late.

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Local Briefing: Chupacabra Returns, Union Station History, & Power Outage Headaches for Local Businesses

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Chupacabra (822 H St. NE) reopens for the season today to serve all you taco related needs. Their early spring hours are 11:30am–10pm Thursday through Sunday.

The Union Station Redevelopment Corporation will once again offer their popular History of Union Station tour on Saturday, May 18 (10am–11:30am). Participants "will hear about Daniel Burnham's vision, the station through two world wars, the 1980s restoration, present-day endeavors, and much more." Tickets are $30, and that includes a tote bag, a book, and parking vouchers for those who park in Union Station garage. Union Station is located at 50 Mass Ave. NE.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Malaysian Noodle Pop Up at the Queen Vic March 26

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On Tuesday, March 26 the Queen Vic (1206 H St. NE) will host a Malaysian Noodle Pop Up with Chef James Wozniuk. Wozniuk will already be known to many who have frequented H Street NE over the years, and he's the former chef de cuisine at Maketto (1351 H St. NE) and Spoken English at the Line Hotel (1770 Euclid St NW). You can read this Washington Post review of Spoken English.

The pop up will run from 5–10pm, but it's first come first served, so don't be late.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Local Briefing: KitchenCray Cafe, National Corndog Day, & Cleaning Up Trinidad

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Hungry for Local Food News?

The City Paper's Laura Hayes reported yesterday that KitchenCray Cafe will bring the food of Chef JR Robinson to 1301 H St. NE. You may recognize Robinson from his time as a Hell's Kitchen contestant. According to the article the menu (Cajun influenced soul food) will be similar to Robinson's restaurant in Lantham, Maryland. Think fried chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, lobster mac and cheese, and chicken biscuits with sausage gravy. The eatery will occupy 3,000 square feet on the first floor of the Lucille condo building.

Friday, March 15, 2019

A Double Shooting (Non-Fatal) & a Stabbing Last Night

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We had a double shooting and a stabbing in our area last night. According to an email from 5D Lieutenant Jeffrey Kopp officers on patrol in PSA 507 reported that they heard gunshots near 19th and H Street NE about 11:45pm. During a canvas they located two adult victims with gunshot wounds in the 1700 block of H Street NE. A woman was shot in the right foot, and a man was grazed in the lower back. Both victims were treated at local hospitals for non-life threatening wounds. This was in the Carver-Langston area near Hechinger Mall. The text of the original alert appears below.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Big Board Temporarily Transforms into an Irish Pub Starting Today

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The Big Board (421 H St. NE) will mark St. Patrick's Day by turning into an Irish pub for a few days. Head over to Drayne O'Flanahabra for the Straight Outta' Dublin burger and $6 pints of Guinness Draught through Sunday.