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

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Groundbreaking Celebration for PlayDC Project at Trinidad Rec


Join Mayor Vincent C. Gray, the Department of Parks And Recreation (DPR) and the Department of General Services (DGS) to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new PlayDC Project at the Trinidad Recreation Center.
Where: 1310 Childress Street
When: Friday, August 1st at 10am

WBJ: More Details on Copycat Co.

Pork bao in a photo by Flickr user Andrea_Nguyen. Used under a Creative Commons license.

Earlier this week the Washington Business Journal revealed that 1110 H Street will become home to a restaurant and bar called Copycat Co. Writer Michael Neibauer now has more details on the upcoming venture.

Copycat Co.'s second floor will give itself over to its cocktail program, while the first floor will feature inexpensive foods favored by craft cocktail maker Devin Gong. Among the offerings: pot stickers, bao, skewers, and other Chinese street food.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Missing Dog: Stella [UPDATE SHE'S HOME]


From a reader:

Stella went missing today from 1st and  D SE at 12:45pm on July 30th.  Her home is at 15th and F NE. She is fairly shy, particularly towards men, but sometimes will answer to her name.  She is about 60 lbs and 2 1/2 years old.  She is brown, black and white with one blue eye and one brown eye.

If you see her, please call Steven at 630-200-6485 or send him email at SendStellaHome@gmail.com stevenbaghdad@gmail.com.

There's now a new website dedicated to Stella recovery efforts.


Stella is home safe.

Saddle Up with the HRC at Bardo 8/16


A reader sent in info about an upcoming Human Rights Campaign event at Bardo (1200 Bladensburg Road). Details after the jump.

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WBJ: Copycat Co. Headed to Newsom Space

The Newsom building is the distinctive looking one with the single big arch. Here's a fun photo of the block way back in 2006.

Washington Business Journal's Michael Neibauer reports that 1110 H Street (next door to the Daily Rider) will become a bar restaurant called Copycat Co. The article says the 1,760 square foot space will consist of: "fast-casual dining on the first floor and a bar on the second."

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Do You Know this Dog? [UPDATE --This Dog is Home Safe]

Reader photo

A reader found this little dog running loose at 4th and H Street. The dog is now at Wagtime's NW location (1232 9th St. NW).


This dog is now home safe.

Compost Tumbler Stolen From Reader's Yard

Photo from the Craigslist post

A reader writes in regarding a nice compost tumbler stolen out of his yard:

I read your blog regularly, and thought I would see if you could help.  I live on 4th St NE, and had a sweet compost tumbler bin stolen from my yard today.  Since your readers are in this area, I didn't know if this would warrant a post, but if it would, I put up a craigslist ad asking for people to keep an eye out.

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Did You Stroll & Roll Down H Street Saturday?

Anwar Saleem of H Street Main Street, and Charles Allen (Democratic nominee for Ward 6 Councilmember) pose in front of a pedicab decorated for Stroll & Roll

A crowd turned out for Saturday's Stroll & Roll event that offered free pedicab rides along the H Street NE Corridor along with an invitation to visit nearby establishments and enjoy local art. H Street Main Street (HSMS) sent along some photos I thought folks might enjoy (all photos in this post are courtesy of HSMS).
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Friday, July 25, 2014

Weekend East City Event Round Up

Dreams of Speed concludes this Saturday at Harmony Hall with an artist talk by Tom Kenyon. Image courtesy of the artist.

Weekend East City Event Round Up: The Art of Sound, Handwriting and Conversation Edition

Thursday, July 24
Washington Project for the Arts - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This Thursday, WPA presents the sixth installment of the Lobby Project with the work of artist Anthony Palliparambil, Jr. The exhibition features 280 prints created solely on an iPad examining the role technology and social media play in the arts. For more information about the artist and the exhibit, click here.
The exhibition is located at 1200 1st St. NE.
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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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