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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring Jubilee at Ludlow-Taylow

Spring Jubilee
Spring has finally arrived!
Join us to celebrate at Ludlow Taylor Elementary’s Spring Jubilee
Saturday, April 26th from 2-5 pm
659 G Street

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WCP: What the Hell is Going on at Tru Orleans?

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Jessica Sidman of the Washington City Paper has an update on even more weirdness going down at 400 H Street (the former home of the troubled Tru Orleans). You might recalled that Tru Orleans was facing eviction for unpaid rent (they had also failed to pay their taxes) not so long ago. It turns out that they paid up, and are still the leaseholders. Now a group that includes at least one of the former partners is talking about renovating for a new American-Mediterranean restaurant, but it seems that no one bothered to tell the landlord about any of this. Read Sidman's article for the full story. It's beyond bizarre.

Friday, April 18, 2014

The H Street Farmers Market Returns Saturday


Don't miss this year's opening of the H Street NE FRESHFARM Market, this Saturday at 9am (market closes at 12pm). The market is located on 13th Street, immediately north of H Street.

Vendors at the market sell fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meats, preserved foods, break, cookies, & much more.

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Celebrate Earth Day w/Special Dinners at Sticky Rice

Photo courtesy of John Yamashita

Sticky Rice (1224 H Street) is hosting a special pre/post-Earth Day pre fixe dinner in honor of the holiday.

Sticky Rice & Chef Jonny Moto will offer a 5 course dinner this Monday the 21st & 28th at 7pm ($50 per person) Chef Jonny will use responsibly sourced proteins & vegetables to create amazing plates for patrons.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Alley Blues Behind the 1300 Block of H Street

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This alley needs some serious help. Photo courtesy of Andrew Hysell

I received a plea that I help spread the word about the condition of the alley on the south side of the 1300 block of H Street. The situation is fully explained below, but you can clearly see the extent of the problem in the photos. BTW, there are homes in this alley.

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Free Outdoor Screening of Heal H Street

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Photo courtesy of Craig Corl

Are you interested in the history of H Street? Do you like outdoor movies? Perfect! You will not want to miss a free outdoor screening of the new documentary Heal H Street. Info after the jump.

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When Did You Move Into The Neighborhood?

Photo from 11th and H. Gentrification graffiti

I'm curious to see how the "long time resident"/"newcomer" discussion evolves as time goes forward and the "newcomers" from the 90s, 2000s, and 2010s become the "long time residents". When did you arrive in DC? When did you move into the neighborhood?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

More on the Pizza Place Coming to 1320 H Street [Updated]

Steak & Ice shall soon become Pizza Parts & Service

As I wrote last night, the guys behind Taylor Gourmet are preparing to open a new pizza joint at 1320 H Street (the old Steak & Ice space). The new place is called Pizza Parts & Service. A source says the interior is quite different, with a lot more light than Steak & Ice. Customers will be able to buy pizza by the slice, or by the pie. Looking for a salad or calzone? Pizza Parts & Service will sell those too. Fans of natural flavors/real sugar will appreciate the selection Puck's Sodas. I haven't seen the menu yet, but my source tells me that it looks very promising. Look for an opening very soon.

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Free E-Waste Collection at Union Market Saturday


Bring your outdated electronics to Union Market (1309 5th Street) for recycling/safe disposal. Here's a list of items you should e-cycle in DC. This is a great chance to safely dispose of those old cd-roms/printers/batteries, & then reward yourself with a Market treat.

Little Miss Whiskey's Opens Second Floor of Outdoor Space

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All photos courtesy of Little Miss Whiskey's.

You know that awesome back patio at Little Miss Whiskey's (1104 H Street)? It just became even better, because they have added a level. For those who have not been to the back area, it has a fountain, and enough lush greenery to make you momentarily forget you are actually sitting in the middle of DC. From owner Mark Thorp:

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Monday, April 14, 2014

New Pizza Place to Open in Steak & Ice Space?


I've been hearing for months that the guys behind Taylor Gourmet would open a pizza place in the old Steak & Ice spot at 1320 H Street. I first got the heads up from @DCExplorer way back in November. I generally try to avoid running rumors about places closing (out of sensitivity to owners & staff), so I held off on mentioning it. But another source tells me that the new pizza place will open very soon. I don't have a name yet, but look for something to happen in the very near future.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Weekend East City Event Round Up: April Super Saturday Edition

Agniet Snoep "Still Life Series: Oyster" 2013, C-Print mounted on aluminum. 

Saturday, April 12
Art Enables– 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Art Enables’ April second Saturday workshop is all about the superhero!  Create you very own with all materials supplied. Details on this free activity here.  
Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Avenue NE
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

WBJ: Frenchie's Launches Kickstarter to Open on H Street

The Washington Business Journal brings news that Frenchie's (which has previously sold croissants & pastries at the farmers markets around here, & I think also at Union Market) recently launched a Kickstarter effort in the hopes opening a brick & mortar shop right here on H Street. They haven't released an address yet, but wouldn't this be a fabulous edition to the east end of the Corridor (the west end already has decadent offerings courtesy of Batter Bowl Bakery at 403 H Street)? If you would like to see them open up, head over & show them a little love.