Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Asian Cuisine coming to 1110 H Street (per WeLoveDC)

WeLoveDC breaks the news that a yet-to-be-named new Asian restaurant has applied for a liquor license at 1110 H Street. The to-be-named restaurant from "Foodies LLC" will feature a summer garden with 25 seats. It will be located a couple doors East of Little Miss Whiskey's and a few doors West of Taylor Gourmet.

WeLoveDC also notes that Liberty Tree, the Brick Oven Pizza and New England Seafood restaurant, which should open at 1016 H Street in January, is also working its way through the ABRA process. We'll have more on that soon.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dangerously Delicious Pies available now

Dangerously Delicious Pies the New York Times-touted, Baltimore-based pie company will open at 1339 H Street soon. In the meantime, they are offering Thanksgiving pies (Apple, Pumpkin, Pecan and Sweet Potato) for telephone order. To order, call (202) 398-PIES.

Once fully operational, the company will feature sweet, savory, and quiche pies and the full menu is available here. Dangerously Delicious will be located between the popular H Street Country Club and the soon-to-open The Star and The Shamrock.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Living Social offers half-off gift certificates to Argonaut today

Living Social is selling $30 gift certificates to the Argonaut (1433 H St) for $15 today. You can purchase the half-off gift certificates here and enjoy the discount on your next happy hour, fish taco night, or brunch at the Argo.

Monday, November 9, 2009

H Street Happy Hour & Events Guide

H Street offers a wealth of happy hour options every night of the week. Our compendium of them organized by day of the week is below. Let us know if we missed anything or what your favorite one is.

The Argonaut Half-priced wine night; $1 off drafts/rail drinks (5-7 pm)
Dr. Granville Moore's $10 Mussles (until 7 pm)
H Street Country Club $5 Margaritas/$3 Dos Equis (until 8pm)
SOVA Half-priced beer and wine (5:30-7:30)
The Red and the Black $3 rail drinks and beers
Palace of Wonders $3 domestic beers & rail drinks (6-8 pm)
Sticky Rice Late night, half-priced sushi (10:30-12:30)
Rock & Roll Hotel Ping Pong

Dr. Granville Moore's Neighborhood night: 12.38% off tab for residents of 20002
The Argonaut $2 Taco Tuesdays; $1 off drafts/rail drinks (5-7 pm)
The Pug $2 domestic cans and bottles
H Street Country Club $4 round of golf with dinner purchase
SOVA Half-priced beer and wine (5:30-7:30)
The Red and the Black $3 rail drinks and beers
Palace of Wonders $3 domestic beers & rail drinks (6-8 pm)
Sticky Rice Karaoke

H Street Country Club Half-priced wine with dinner; $1 off drafts/rail drinks before 7
The Argonaut Family Night - kids under 12 eat free; Pub Quiz with prizes; and $1 off drafts/rail drinks (before 7 pm)
Dr. Granville Moore's $5 Bavik, Hoegaarden and Affligem
SOVA Half-priced beer and wine (5:30-7:30)
The Red and the Black $3 rail drinks and beers
Palace of Wonders $3 domestic beers & rail drinks (6-8 pm)
Sticky Rice 25 cent wings

The Argonaut Fried Chicken Night: Family-Style Fried Chicken; $1 off drafts/rail drinks before 7
H Street Country Club $5 Pimm's Cup & Par Bars & $3 Dos Equis (5-7 pm)
SOVA Half-priced beer and wine (5:30-7:30)
Dr. Granville Moore's
$1 off Chimay Red, White and Blue
The Red and the Black $3 rail drinks and beers
Palace of Wonders $3 domestic beers & rail drinks (6-8 pm)

H Street Country Club $3 Dos Equis (5-7 pm)
The Argonaut $1 off drafts or rail drinks (5-7 pm)
SOVA Half-priced beer and wine (5:30-7:30)
The Red and the Black $3 rail drinks and beers
Palace of Wonders $3 domestic beers & rail drinks (6-8 pm)

Sidamo Coffee and Tea - Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony starting at 2:00 pm
H Street Country Club $5 Margaritas & Sangria, $3 Dos Equis, Skeeball League, and $4 Golf (5-8 pm)
The Argonaut $10 Pitchers of Pirate's Booty (Red Hook IPA) Beer; $15 Pitchers of Allagash; 10 screens of football

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Presentation on H Street Historic Buildings

An illustrated talk on the Historic Buildings of H Street. This meeting is likely to provide some of the background necessary to extend the Capitol Hill Historic District a few blocks North to include the H Street cooridor.

Tuesday, November 10, 7:00 pm (refreshments at 6:30)
Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE

Learn about H Street Architecture from architectural historians EHT Traceries, who will present the results of the H street Historic Building Survey

Sponsored by H Street Main Street and ANC 6A

Also, November 10, at 7:00 pm is the monthly PSA 102 Meeting at Sherwood Recreation Center. This month, the meeting will feature special guest Chief Judge Lee Satterfield, the Chief Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The discussion will address issues relating to juvenile justice, stay away orders, and prosecution relating to prostitution. PSA 102 meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Shewood Recreation Center.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Little Miss Whiskey's adds food to menu

Last night, Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar (1104 H St) added food to their extensive menu of bottled beer and whiskey offerings. Chef Stephan Boillon (formerly of the well-regarded Italian restaurant Dino in Cleveland Park) launched his short menu that will be prepared of a grill on the patio. Little Miss Whiskey's was touted as a "can't do wrong" destination earlier Friday in a Washington Post feature. Tried anything off the new menu? Tell us what you recommend in the comments.

Conner Contemporary Art opens tonight with Cosmopolitan Chicken Project & Welcome Party

Conner Contemporary Art (1358-60 Florida Ave) opens today with the much-acclaimed Cosmopolitan Chicken Project from Koen Vanmechelen.

Today's Washington Post spotlights the Belgian artist and his unique exhibit, which features live chickens.

Conner will be hosting a welcome party and open house tonight starting at 6 pm. In addition to Conner, G Fine Art (1350 Florida Ave) and Industry Gallery (1358 Florida Ave, 2nd floor) will be opening up galleries on this same block just north of H Street.
CONNER CONTEMPORARY ART is delighted to welcome our new gallery neighbors G Fine Art + Industry Gallery as we celebrate the exhibition openings of Koen Vanmechelen's Cosmopolitan Chicken Project and Fixation (10 Miles Square and Pinkline Projects).

Previewing his new design gallery space, Craig Appelbaum will host a special photography exhibition, FIXATION (organized by 10 Miles Square and Pinkline Projects). 6 to 8 pm.

FIXATION - second annual exhibition by Ten Miles Square and the Pink Line Project featuring the work of nine local photographers. (Nicole Aguirre, Karon Flage, Angela Kleis, Drew McDermott, Amit Mehta, Pat Padua, Jay Westcott, Aziz Yazdani, and Joshua Yospyn)

with Performances:
6-9 PM Music by Yoko K!
7:30 PM ayyoko confidential
9:00 PM Suspicious Package

Koen Vanmechelen / The Cosmopoloitan Chicken Project (DC) opens at Conner Contemporary Art.
6 to 8pm.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

WP recommends Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar: "Low-key Little Miss Can't Do Wrong"

WP Nightlife/Entertainment Editor Fritz Hahn features Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar (1104 H St.) in the front of tomorrow's WP weekend section.

Just a few of the highlights from the uniformly positive review:
the decor is suitably hip: The purple walls are covered with flocked lions, and old silkscreened concert posters are hung inside vintage gilded frames. Gothic wrought-iron lamps hang over the bar. A cozy couch-filled room is upstairs, just away from the dance floor, with a Christmas tree as its centerpiece. And the back patio is one of the most interesting outdoor spaces in town: Lit by purple lanterns that hang from an overhead trellis, there are metal benches, a wall of tall green trees and flowering plants, and a fountain with water gushing from a lion's head.

It's wonderful," says Courtney Clugston, 32, an art director for a marketing company. "There's no pretentious attitude at all. I come here a lot by myself and talk to random people."

"It's not too hip -- no one's going to judge you," adds her friend Jessica DeMaio, 30, a sociology graduate student at George Washington University.

The house rules are simple: Be polite, tip your bartender and don't act like a fool. That's all it takes.

The scene: "It's a really comfortable place," says Michelle Lapin, 34, an IT product manager who admits she "felt super cool" when some early-adopter friends brought her in. "The staff is really down-to-earth. The music isn't too loud, so you can hang out with your friends. Somehow, the balance is just right."

The beer selection walks a fine line between divey and gourmet. On one hand, you can get Stroh's -- specially imported to D.C. because one of the bar's owners is from Detroit -- for $3 a can. There's an ad in the binder-size drink menu hawking 24 oz. cans of Steel Reserve malt liquor for $8. But the coolers behind the bar also contain a good selection of bottles from Bear Republic, Stone, Bell's and Founders, typically found at specialty beer bars.

Hill is Home interview with Councilmember Tommy Wells (Ward 6)

The outstanding Hill is Home blog recently completed a series of posts based on an interview with Councilmember Tommy Wells.

The interview ranges across a series of subjects of importance to Capitol Hill residents, including Transportation, Economic Development, Crime, and Education.

Hill is Home also has a new post higlighting some coming additions to SE Capitol Hill, including a new New Orleans-style spot from Joe Englert, Ann Cashion, and Teddy Folkman coming to 14th & Penn, the second US post of Florence's famed pasta-pasta-pasta place, Aqua Al Due, expected to open across from Eastern Market soon.

Homebuyers' tax credit extended, expanded

The Senate voted yesterday to authorize an extension and expansion of the first-time homebuyers' tax credit. The credit authorized $8,000 in fullly refundable tax credit for couples earning under $150,000 per year who closed on their first new home purchases by November 30. The extension of the credit would now run through June 30, 2010 for houses under contracy by April 30, 2010. It will continue to provide a $8,000 fully-refundable tax credit for first-time homebuyers, but the income limits have been raised to $225,000 per couple or $125,000 per individual. The credit would be expanded to provide $6,500 to existing homeowners seeking to upgrade to a new home as their primary residence who have lived in their current home for at least five out of the previous eight years. The credit is available for homes costing up to $800,000. The provision is part of the larger unemployment bill, which is expected to be taken up and passed by the House of Representatives promptly.

WP: Senate Votes to rewnew tax credit for first-time home buyers

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Frozen Tropics: H Street's "Hangouts & Haunts"

Frozen Tropics is an excellent blog run by an area resident who has been in the area for the past several years. She keeps a running list of recommended venues along the H Street cooridor, which can be relied on as your going out guide to H Street.

Check out her newly updated Hangouts & Haunts post here.

Whole Foods partners with DPR for community gardens at Sherwood & other Rec. Centers

Mayor Fenty and DC Parks & Recreation Director Dr. Ximena Hartsock were at the Sherwood Recreation Center Monday to announce that Whole Foods was parterning with DPR to establish new community gardens across the Distrct.

“My administration is committed to enhancing and expanding community gardens for families in the District, and we are proud to partner with Whole Foods in this initiative," said Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. “This partnership marks a great investment in the health of our communities.”

Whole Foods donated $25,000 to DPR to install community gardens at 56 recreation centers across the District of Columbia. The donation will be put towards, tools, plants, soil, and mulch. The donation will also help DPR install bee hives in every ward. The new community gardens are open to all community members with a focus on youth and senior adult participation.

“It’s exciting to have a project that not only beautifies the city but also promotes health, nutrition, and community involvement,” said Interim Director Hartsock. “With the support of Whole Foods Market, DPR can promote environmental education and green living.”

“We are very excited to be part of this initiative with DC Parks and Recreation,” said Whole Foods Market Regional President, Ken Meyer. “Whole Foods Market has made a commitment to help establish gardens in the communities in which we do business. This is a great opportunity to educate children, families and DC residents about where our food comes from and the importance of fresh, local ingredients. Everyone can take part in these gardens, nurture them, learn from them and share. We tell this story in our stores, now it’s time to bring it out into our neighborhoods and put that commitment into practice.”

Whole Foods Market is encouraging area stores and employees to participate in all aspects of the program such as constructing and tending to gardens, providing scraps for composting, hosting workshops in afterschool programs, and hosting cooking demonstrations. Additionally, at the announcement, Whole Foods Market provided a food tasting of dishes with produce that will be grown in many of the gardens.

The majority of gardens will be installed by Americorps NCCC team members. Recreation staff along with youth and seniors within each community are encouraged to maintain the gardens throughout the year. This program is being supported in part by organizations including the University of the District of Columbia, Greater DC Cares, Student Conservation Corps (SCA), Neighborhood Farm Initiative (NFI) / America the Beautiful Foundation (ATB), Rooting DC, and City Year.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

H Street Connection Development Community Meeting, Thursday November 5, at 7 pm

ANC 6A Single Member District Meeting to discuss plans for
H Street Connection Development Project

November 5, 2009, at 7:00pm
at the Sherwood Recreation Center (Corner of 10 & G Sts, NE)

Residents within ANC-6A districts 01 (btw H & K and 7th & 13th) and 02 (btw E & H and 8th & 12th) are invited to come hear the latest plans for the development of the H Street Connection (located on H Street between 8th & 10th Sts, NE)

Dr. Drew Ronneberg, ANC 6A Chair of the Economic Development and Zoning Committee
Mr. Omar Mahmud, ANC 6A Chair of the Transportation and Public Space Committee
Mr. Norman (Chip) Glasgow, Holland and Knight
Representatives from Rappaport Companies

Will all be on hand to discuss the current recommendations for this project based on the ANC 6A committee meetings held over the past few months.

Hosted by:

ANC Commissioner Marshall, 6A-01
ANC Commissioner Fengler, 6A-02