A look at what's going on in Trinidad, on H Street, and in the larger area north of Capitol Hill.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Whitman-Walker Fundraiser at the Big Board


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Me and My Supermarket Is The Latest "Long-Time" Store To Get Renovated

New storefront

The gradual beautification of H continues with a new storefront for Me and My Supermarket, the convenience store at 1111 H. They are also re-doing the interior. The building that houses this store was sold this past January, so it looks like the new owners have big plans. They have no Yelp reviews up to date. Have any of you shopped at Me and My Supermarket? What kind of items would you like to see in the revamped store?

A Vegan Winner at Batter Bowl Bakery

I stopped by Batter Bowl Bakery (403 H Street) for an early lunch one recent steamy morning. Due to the heat, I wanted something light. I settled on the Eighth Street ($6.25, served with a salad of mixed greens), which is an open-faced sandwich with hummus, chick peas, green pepper, garlic, scallions, capers, avocado, cherry tomatoes, lemon juice, and fresh cracked pepper (on freshly baked bread). Light and refreshing, it might just be the perfect summer meal.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

BAB Korean Fusion Headed to H Street

1387 is the white building on the corner

The owner of the very popular Tony’s Breakfast (1387 H Street) has big plans for a new concept along the H Street Corridor. Her new restaurant, called BAB, will focus on Korean fusion fare. We aren't talking about traditional Korean offerings, but more like other food (some with American roots, and others born in Vietnam) infused with Korean influence and flavors. Korean American owner Justine Choe has played a role on H Street for years, and she has many local Tony's Breakfast fans who will, no doubt, line up to try her new spot.
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Inaugural H Street/NoMa/Trinidad Gayborhood Watch Meeting


My Google alerts sent me a notice for a social event called the H Street/NoMa/Trinidad Gayborhood Watch to be held at the H Street Country Club (1335 H Street). Full announcement after the jump.
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Local News Round-Up


Sometimes it seems like every day brings a new article on H Street. Here are a few notable ones you may have missed:

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Trinidad Neighborhood Association Meeting Tuesday 7/22

Trinidad residents at a recent garden tour

Want to stay informed about neighborhood issues? Consider attending tomorrow's Trinidad Neighborhood Association meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, July 22 7pm at the Trinidad Rec. Center (1310 Childress Street).
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Stroll & Roll Down H Street

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Anwar Saleem of H Street Main Street flagged me down to hand me a poster and tell me about a pretty cool promotion designed to highlight H Street businesses and celebrate the streetcar that will (hopefully) soon roll down H Street. From 3-7pm Saturday July 26th, and August 23rd you'll be able to catch a free ride in a pedicab decorated in streetcar style. The pedicabs will travel a portion (near Union Station to Maryland Ave) of the streetcar's route down H Street. The idea is that you catch a ride, visit H Street businesses, and check out some of the cool local art that will be exhibited along the route. As Anwar put it "“The H Street Corridor has really undergone a dramatic transformation over the last decade and we’re excited the streetcar line will open soon, making travel to H Street NE even easier for District-area residents and tourists.”
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Picking a Color Over at Nomad


The folks at Nomad have been trying out a few different colors. I'm partial to the darker gray, but I think it makes the sign a little difficult to read. Thoughts?

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Micho's Now Serving Lebanese Fare on the West End

Photo by Alan Page

Micho's (500 H Street) is finally up and running. Early reviews (from those who tried it during a friends and family happening) are positive. The menu is similar to the one available at Shawafel (1322 H Street), with one very notable difference. Micho's serves alcohol (in the form of margaritas, sangria, and bottled or draft beer). Here's the full menu courtesy of our friends over at District Cuisine. Expect both lunch and dinner hours once they get settled (I'm unclear on whether they might have different hours early on as that is quite common). Want to see the inside? Head over to District Cuisine for some pics taken pre-opening. Hat tip to Mark for the heads up on the opening.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rock & Roll Hotel Hosts Its First Burlesque Show: Sizzlin' Hot Burlesque

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Photo by Frozen Tropics flickr pool user Command Z

Once a hot destination spot on H Street, the Red Palace was the District's very own dedicated burlesque and variety arts venue. Originally known as the Palace of Wonders, its patrons pulled back the red curtain to walk into a sort of oddities museum. "Is it real?" patrons whispered as they passed such displays as the Fiji Mermaid, the uni-horned goat, and the elephant man. But the Palace was more than medical oddity eye candy, freaks, and sideshow. It was a place where artists rubbed elbows with Capitol Hill staffers and weekend warriors. The politics that so often dominate conversation in DC ceased to matter as ambiance and thrilling shows invited spectators to transcend their everyday lives and allow the enchantment of the sideshow to overtake them. Productions ranged from live entertainment to amateur comedy, from lawless aerialists to dazzling burlesque, from hot fire acts to thrill seeking sideshow. It attracted patrons from all over the world, played host to countless birthday and bachelorette parties, and delighted residents of nearby neighborhoods.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Non-Fatal Double Stabbing in the 1100 Block of H Street

MPD sent out the following alert about an early morning stabbing on H Street:

1D Stabbing_0204 hours_1100 block H Street NE_LOF: LOF B/M 30-35YRS BLUE SHIRT,, DARK JEANS, WEST BOUND 1000 H  NE DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #I20140365886

Sent on: 07/15 02:24

WUSA 9 reports that MPD apprehended four suspects in the stabbing of a man and woman just after 2am. The man was cut near his eye, and the woman was cut on the arm.