Friday, October 29, 2010

Haloween events at the Atlas

The Atlas Performing Arts Center joins in all the H Street Haloween fun with Haloween movies all weekend long. 

Friday night after HollowFest at Sherwood, and the marquee Thriller! performance, head to the Atlas for the legendary horrow film Night of the Living Dead.

On Haloween Sunday itself, the Atlas will be showing creepy classic films all day long.

The Bat featuring Agnes Moorehead from Bewitched at 2 p.m.

House on Haunted Hill with Vincent Price at 3:30 p.m.

Little Shop of Horrors (the original with a young Jack Nicholson) at 5 p.m.

The Brain That Wouldn't Die, a camp classic, at 6:30 p.m.
Admission to each film is only $5 or purchase "the Haloween Four" and get access to the full day of movies for only $10. 

The Atlas also has "Don't Tea on Me!" and "Pirates of Penzance" this weekend.  "Don't Tea on Me!" tickets can be purchased for half off with the code "TEA,"

Arts on H Street this weekend

In addition to Thiller, the great shows and films at the Atlas, and the various other entertainment options, H Street will be home to a series of art open houses this weekend. 

City Gallery (804 H St) hosts a closing reception for M.M. Panas Action Painting on Saturday afternoon from 2 - 6 p.m.

Conner Contemporary (1358 Florida Ave) host an opening reception for Federico Solmi's Douche Bag City on Saturday evening from 6-8 p.m.

Also on Saturday, G Fine Art (1350 Florida Ave) presents the opening reception for Dan Steinhilber’s latest exhibition, Mixed Bag from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

For more information on these openings and other local gallery exhibits and events, check out East City Art.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fruit Bat launches Happy Hour & Fall Menu

Fruit Bat (1236 H Street) is now open earlier for a new Happy Hour Tuesday through Friday, from 5:30 - 7 p.m.  They offer $3 Sol beers, $6 wines by the glass, and $2 off all house-infused cocktails. 

They're also launching TACO TUESDAYS with special tacos every Tuesday from 6 p.m. until midnight.

Stop by and check out Fruit Bat's new fall menu featuring various warmer weather offerings, like hot spiked, spiced cider.

Sherwood Recreation Center Neighborhood Volunteers Beautification Work Session: Saturday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

@Bikeshare update

Capital Bikeshare outposts have now been installed at 3rd & H, 13th & H, 13th & D, 13th & North Carolina (Lincoln Park), and along the east and west entrances to Union Station in recent weeks.  One will be installed today at Maryland and Benning (at the Starburst intersection with 15th & H).  Stations are slated for 11th & H and possibly for 6th & H as well.  Bikeshare is offering a discounted annual membership rate of $50 through the end of the month, so if you are interested in signing up, now is the time to act as the price goes up on Monday.

Reminder: Vince Gray at the Atlas tonight

Vince Gray's Ward 6 Town Hall meeting is tonight at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St).  The event starts at 6:30.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

@TommyWells office hours at SOVA, Thursday, October 28, 8-9:30 a.m.

Councilmember Tommy Wells will host his monthly H Street Community Office Hours at SOVA (1359 H St) this Thursday morning, October 28, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.   Come meet Councilmember Wells and his staff to discuss your community concerns and learn about his plans for the neighborhood.  

Tru Orleans (400 H St)

Tru Orleans a New Orleans-style restaurant plans to open at (400 H St).  The owner plans to renovate the existing building at 400 H Street into a New Orleans-style restaurant with an upstairs outdoor roof deck.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served; seating capacity will be approximately 150 people.  Patio seating along 4th Street is a future consideration.  The building will be in the style of a typical New Orleans establishment; the exterior includes extensive metal railing detail like those found in the French Quarter.  
The owner requested for a BZA variance from the floor area requirements, a variance from the off-street parking requirements, and a variance from the loading requirements to allow the renovation an addition to an existing one-story building at 400 H Street.  His application was supported by ANC6C and appears to have been approved.

As previously noted, there is a community meeting about Tru Orleans tonight at Toyland though the precise purpose of the meeting and status of the remains somewhat unclear.

Thriller on H!

Friday, October 29 is Thriller Night! Join Joy of Motion (JOMDC) for a night of thrills, chills and dancing under the stars. The evening begins with a workshop to learn the iconic choreography from Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Participants then will have the opportunity to perform under the stars at the Thriller on H Street Party*, located at 1207 H Street (one block away from JOMDC Atlas in the parking lot adjacent to Auto Zone). Costumes are suggested for participation in the performance. This family friendly event includes a Thriller Video screening and performance, Moonwalk contest, door prizes and more! Join us for an evening of fun and excitement….if you dare.

Friday, October 29, 2010
7:00p.m.-9:00p.m. (workshop)
9:30p.m. (performance at Thriller on H Street)

Level: All Levels
Adults and Youth (ages 8 and up)

* Thriller on H Street is presented in partnership with Atlas Performing Arts Center, H Street Main Street, Auto Zone, and Joy of Motion Dance Center

Hollowfest at Sherwood Recreation Center Friday at 5:00 p.m.

Hollowfest at the Sherwood Recreation Center (10th & G St NE). Friday, October 29, 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Dress Your Best Hollowfest. Youth will participate in Halloween-themed activities, Halloween costume contest, and games.  Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact the Sherwood staff at 698-3075.

Monday, October 25, 2010

H Street Shuttle update

The H Street Shuttle nearly lapsed due to lack of funding, but DDOT announced earlier today that it had been extended through at least the end of the year.  Unfortunately, the construction along H Street remains a mess and progress seems to have stalled since the H Street Festival.  Tommy Wells reports that he is working to find funding for the shuttle to continue through at least the end of the construction.

DDOT reports that streetcars will run in 2012, but has not promised whether the shuttle will continue to run in 2011.  Without it, H Street may have to rely on cars, the woefully inadequate X2 bus, or Capitol Bikeshare.  Bikeshare has been installed at 3rd and 13th, but that leaves a significant gap in between, so hopefully the planned installation at 11th & H should help.  Their initial plans stated that one would be installed at 11th & H, but for some reason their proposed locations map no longer lists that stop and instead lists one at 6th St (one was installed at the NE corner of Lincoln Park earlier today).  Hopefully, Councilmember Wells and DDOT will be able to ensure that the shuttle continues at least until construction is complete and perhaps until the streetcars are up in running in March 2012.

Ward 6 School Board Forum tonight at 6 p.m. at Maury Elementary (1250 Constitution)

Monday, October 25th at 6 p.m.: Ward 6 School Board Candidates Forum @ Maury Elementary.
On November 2nd, Ward 6 will elect a new representative to the school board. Hear from the two candidates -- Melissa Rohan & Monica Warren-Jones -- about their plans and vision for public schools in Ward 6. Find out where the candidates stand on improving our middle schools, driving academic performance, and continuing growth beyond our elementary school gains.

When: Monday, October 25, 2010, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Where: Maury Elementary School, 1250 Constitution Ave, NE

Additional details: Parking available on-site (lot is accessed from 12th Place NE); child care will be provided on site.
Event co-sponsors: Hill Rag, The Hill Is Home, H Street Great Street, Frozen Tropics, Capitol Hill Public School Parents Organization, Eastern Market Metro Community Association, North Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association, Capitol Hill North Neighborhood Association, Gangplank Slipholders Association, Ward 6 Democrats, Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS).

New Menu @LibertyTreeDC

It's officially fall and Liberty Tree is rolling out a new menu to accompany the change in weather. 


Bacon Horseradish Deviled Eggs                               5
Stuffed peppadew peppers with goat cheese         6
White bean dip with shaved pecorino romano            4
Housemade handcut fries                                                5   
Oven roasted olives with bread                                    5
Fried Brussel Sprouts                                                                5
Housemade Coleslaw                                                                  5
 Goat cheese with fig jam                                                                   6
Smoked Whitefish Spread                                                         5
Fried onion straws, pecorino romano, truffle oil                     6
Smoked Salmon, Red Onion, Capers, Horseradish Cream      6


Pigs in a Blanket       8
Linguica, puff pastry, sweet and spicy mustard

Fried Calamari                           8
Hot cherry pepper butter

Littleneck Clams                  9
Linguica, garlic, shallots, tomato, basil, white wine
Grilled Sea Scallops                            8
Frisee, bacon, cherry pepper maple syrup

New England Clam Chowdha                 6
Celery, onion, potato, bacon, fresh thyme, cream
Cod Fritters                   9
Panko breading, lemon aioli

SALADS (small/large)

House Salad 5/8
Mixed greens, red onion, dried cranberries, balsamic vinaigrette    

Original Chopped Salad      6/10
Romaine, crispy bacon, pasta, tomato, creamy garlic and herb vinaigrette

 Butternut Squash Salad    7/12
Arugala, spicy pecans, pecorino romano, fig vinagrette

Arugula Salad                       7/12
Toasted goat cheese, roasted beets, walnuts, lemon vinaigretteClassic Caesar Salad               6/10
Romaine, brioche croutons, pecorino romano, creamy caesar dressing

(all sandwiches are served with housemade hand-cut fries)

Filet BLT     14
Tarragon mayonnaise on an English muffin

Atlas Burger             11
8oz Grilled Angus beef, gorgonzola, caramelized red onions

Ipswich Clam Roll      12
Fried whole bellied clams, griddled hot dog bun
Fried Chatham Cod              11
Panko breaded fresh cod, creamy tartar sauce

Liberty Chicken                     9
Grilled breast, smoked gouda, roasted red peppers

Grilled Linguica Grinder                   10
Green peppers, onions, provolone, spicy mustard                                 

Traditional New England Lobster Roll            16
Celery, mayo, griddled hot dog bun, garlic butter drizzle


Lobster & Scallop Pot Pie  21
Carrots, peas, onions, sherry cream, puff pastry lid

Rigatoni             14
Bacon, peas, pecorino romano, sun dried tomato cream

Roasted Cod              18
Sautéed mushrooms, butternut squash, spinach, cider glaze

Basil Pesto Pasta     14
Sautéed mushrooms, spinach, linguine

Fried Ipswich Clams  19
Whole bellied clams, housemade fries, coleslaw

Linguine with White Clam Sauce         15
Baby clams, garlic, shallots, herbs, white wine butter

Maple Brined Pork Chop                 19
Butternut squash puree, braised kale, onions, bacon jus

Spicy Spaghetti & Meatballs                14
House made meatballs, banana peppers, tomato sauce

Fish & Chips              15
Crispy fresh cod, handcut fries, tartar sauce

10” (6 slices)

G Special      11
Double pepperoni, banana peppers, tomato sauce, mozzarella

Double B       11
Fresh mozzarella, olives, prosciutto, basil, tomato sauce

Veggie                   12
Onion, mushroom, green pepper, olives, tomato sauce, mozzarella

Lobster Pizza    14
Diced tomato, spinach, mozzarella, herb butter

Smokehouse   11
Roasted red peppers, smoked gouda, mozzarella, chipotle tomato sauce

Godfather      12
Spicy meatballs, bacon, onions, smoked gouda, tomato sauce, mozzarella

Cape Cod Casino     12
Baby clams, roasted garlic, bacon, spinach, herb butter, pecorino romano

Meat     12
Linguica, Italian sausage, pepperoni, tomato sauce, mozzarella

Margherita      10
Fresh mozzarella, tomato sauce, fresh basil

Cheese                 8
Mozzarella, tomato sauce

Build Your Own:
$1 each
Onions, roasted mushrooms, black olives, fresh basil, green peppers, roasted red peppers, banana peppers, roasted garlic, spinach, extra mozzarella,
$2 each
Meatballs, pepperoni, linguica, italian sausage, bacon, prosciutto, gorgonzola, smoked gouda, fresh mozzarella, goat cheese


Old School Hot Fudge Sundae                  5
Vanilla ice cream, candied pecans, whipped cream

Warm Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding        6
Caramel rum banana sauce
Add vanilla ice cream        1

Warm Seasonal Fruit Crisp 8
Streusel oat topping
Add vanilla ice cream        1

WP: Streetcars details emerge, on H St in March 2012

This morning's Washington Post has this story on our streetcars.  Greater Greater Washinngton did this piece on DDOT's newly-released implementation plan last week.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Community Meeting re: Tru Orleans (400 H St) Tuesday @ToylandDC

COMMUNITY MEETING re: 400 H STREET (TRU ORLEANS) Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 6:30pm at Toyland (421 H St). 

The owners of Tru Orleans (a New Orleans-style restaurant plannned for 400 H St) will be present to provide an update on this project and to address community concerns. 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Biergarten and Sticky Rice win Best of 2010 Awards

Congratulations to Biergarten Haus and Sticky Rice for their wins in Express Night Out's Best of 2010.  Biergarten Haus took the prize for Best Outdoor Drinking, while Sticky Rice was the winner in the Best Sushi category.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Liberty Tree & Little Miss Whiskeys Beer Dinner Tues. 10/26 4 courses=$20

Liberty Tree Chef Graig Gluffing is pairing up with Little Miss Whiskey's Beer Guru Mark Thorp for another Beer Dinner.  This one brings you four great courses experty paired with four brews for only $20 this Tuesday, October 26, starting at 6 p.m.  Tickets will sell out.  The menu follows:

Grilled Butternut Squash, Pecans, & Arugula Salad w/ Fig Vinaigrette
paired w/ Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale. Most pumpkin beers are pretty dreadful. This mildly seasoned, full-bodied ace is the only exception we've found; we thought the nose on this seasonal ale complements this seasonal dish.

Smoked Duxbury, MA, Oyster w/ Thyme & Horseradish Cream
paired w/ Hofbrau Hefe-Weizena breakfast wheat beer: light & crisp w/ frothy yeast w/ traditional weissbier hints of banana & clove. the citrus contrasts the richness of the dish & hopefully cleanses the palate.

Grilled Sea Scallop w/ Bacon, Frisee, & a Spicy Vermont Maple Syrup Glaze
paired w/ Kulmbacher EKU 28. We chose this high-octane doppelback suggesting rum-raisin, vanilla, & caramel in an effort to extend the massive flavors of the scallop/syrup/bacon combo.

New England-style Mini Whoopie Piepaired w/ New Holland Dragon's Milkthis silky smooth dark ale gets its toffee & vanilla overtones after aging in bourbon barrels. Be sure to sip this before sampling the dessert, as the dessert's massive sugar content will overwhelm even this beer's monstrous flavor profile.

Food portions are small; servings of beer are 4-5 ounces. In order to properly prepare, we can only serve the full tasting of four courses. We do this because we love trying to bring special events to life and we sincerely hope you enjoy this as much as we do. Thank you!

Dangerously Delicious Pie Truck and more

A few updates from everyone's favorite pie place.  They have a Pie Truck and it launched earlier today.  Now Pie for lunch is easier than ever.  Follow them at  They were parked at 13th & K and later at the Waterfront Metro Station area earlier today.

They've also introduced a couple in store specials. 

Lunch special: 1 slice of savory pie, 1 side of salad, and 1 drink $8.00! Monday through Friday (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

Date night deal: 2 slices of Savory Pie, 2 slices of Sweet Pie, and 2 drinks all for $20! Monday through Thursday (5 p.m. - Midnight)

Both in store specials are for dine in only.

Don't Tea on Me!

Yesterday's Washington Post has this piece on Gross National Product's latest show "Don't Tea on Me," which opens tonight at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St).  The show is a mix of skits and improv and is largely a paraody of some aspects of the Tea Party movement.

GNP has planned a "a fake Tea Party rally" tonight in front of the Atlas at 6:30 p.m.  The rally is free and the show will run weekends through the election until November 6.

Ludlow-Taylor Elementary Open House, Monday, October 25, 9 a.m.

Ludlow Taylor will host an open house on Monday morning.  Details below:

Are you already thinking about where to send your children for school next year? Please join us for the first open house of the new school year at Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School!
When: Monday, Oct. 25, 9-10:30am

What: Open House for prospective parents. We'll have a tour from 9-9:30, followed by a presentation from the Principal, Ms. Cobbs, and the Arts Integration Coordinator, Ms. Derrick, and a Q & A session for parents from 9:30 - 10:30.

Where: 7th & G, NE. (Entrance on 7th St.)

We're excited to show off all the exciting things happening at Ludlow-Taylor: Reggio Emilia, Arts Integration, schoolyard greening, a great aftercare program, and lots more. Ludlow-Taylor is a vibrant, growing neighborhood school with the best test scores on the Hill.

Future Open Houses will be held on Nov. 16 (6 - 7:30pm); Jan. 12 (6 - 7:30pm), and Feb. 16 (9 - 10:30am).

(mom of two happy Ludlow-Taylor students)

School Board Candidates Forum, Monday October 25 at Maury (1250 Constitution)

Monday, Oct. 25: Ward 6 School Board Candidates Forum
On November 2nd, Ward 6 will elect a new representative to the school board. Hear from the two candidates -- Melissa Rohan & Monica Warren-Jones -- about their plans and vision for public schools in Ward 6. Find out where the candidates stand on improving our middle schools, driving academic performance, and continuing growth beyond our elementary school gains. This event will be co-hosted by the Capitol Hill Public School Parents Organization (CHPSPO), H Street Great Street and other neighborhood blogs and community groups.
When: Monday, October 25, 2010, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Where: Maury Elementary School, 1250 Constitution Avenue, NE
Additional details: Parking available on-site (lot is accessed from 12th Place NE); we are in the process of arranging child care on-site.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

DDOT: Streetcars on track for early 2012

DDOT has released this updated streetcars plan.  This was requested by the Council in order for them to release the next round of funding to get the streetcars running on H Street in early 2012.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Link roundup

Tasting Table enjoyed Taylor's new roast beef sandwiches.

Tom Sietsema included Ethiopic in the Washington Post's fall dining guide

The Washingtonian's Best of Captiol Hill article, including H Street favorites, Granville Moore's, Liberty Tree, Ethiopic, Taylor Gourmet, and Dangerously Delicious Pies is now available online.

CHAMPS launched a great Buy Local Capitol Hill campaign with discounts from several or your favorite H Street businesses as well as others to the south on Capitol Hill.

Boogies Babes announced a happy hour tonight with Mr. Knick Knack at Toyland  (421 H St) starting at 5 p.m.  Next Monday, October 25, they'll have Mr. Skip at SOVA (1359 H St), at 10:30 a.m.

Red Palace announced a slight delay in reopening.  The bars at the Palace of Wonders and Red and the Black remain open with sideshows and beers (and without long lines) in the interim. 

ANC6A opted to protest the renewal of the liquor license for Twelve Nightclub & Lounge. 

The Wall Street Journal touted Councilmember Tommy Wells' bag tag as model legislation for the extent to which it has affected peoples' willingness to use plastic bags.  The bill has generated less revenue through the $.05 fee than expected, but this is because more people have passed on bags than anticipated and the bill has thus been more effective than hoped because the goal was to reduce the use of plastic bags and the subsequent litter problems that plagued our rivers. 

Ward 6 Dems announced a forum with Council Chair-to-be Kwame Brown tonight from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Southeast Branch Public Library, 403 7th Street, SE.  HSGS is a cosponsor of this event. 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Buy Local Capitol Hill

CHAMPS (The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce) has launched its new BUY LOCAL campaign.  For a $50 membership fee, your BUY LOCAL card gets you great discounts at various Capitol Hill establishments with lots of good options on H Street

Among the H Street deals that come with the card:

Argonaut: 20% off
Capital City Diner 10% off
Granville Moore's 10% off Sunday-Thursday (12.38% on Wednesday)
Metro Mutts: $5 gift card with $50 purchase or $20 gift card with $100 purchase
Souk: 10% off
SOVA: 15% off
Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill: Free Water on Wednesdays
Fitness Together Capitol Hill: 10% off first time purchase of 25-training session pack

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Today at the H Street Freshfarm Market (625 H St)

Farmers and Producers at Market: Atwaters Bakery, Blueberry Hill Farm, Cedarbrook, Clear Spring Creamery, Dangeroulsy Delicious Pies, Garden Path Farm, Keswick Creamery, Quaker Valley Orchards, Richfield Farm.

Copper Pot and Red Apron return to market. Dangerously Delicious Pies is not at market, but returns next weekened, October 23.  Garden Path Farm is taking holiday turkey orders. 

Market Demo: Babette Courser, Pastry & Personal Chef.

The H Street FRESHFARM Market will continue through Saturday, November 20!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Capitol Bikeshare on H Street

Capital Bikeshare arrived on H Street recently with its first station at 1300 H Street and another at 3rd and H.  A bikeshare station was also been planned for 11th and H and the current bikeshare map shows one proposed for 6th and H as well, but locations for bikeshare installations appear to be somewhat in flux (there is an ongoing debate over where Lincoln Park's will be located) so it is somewhat unclear where H Street's next station will land.

H Street Development Update (progress along the eastern end)

The plans for the Arboretum Place have become the Flats at the Atlas District and have broken ground.  This mixed use building will be located at 1600 Maryland Ave. just across the Starburst intersection from the eastern end of the H Street Corridor.

Construction is moving along at the old Police Station at 525 9th St and also the old Fire House at 1341 Maryland Ave.  The new buildings will be called the Station and The Engine House.  The tuckpointing of the Station is nearly complete and the building already looks great from the outside.  Construction is expected to continue well into next year. 

Movement has finally begun on the vacant lots at 1113-1117 H Street.  The property is to be surplussed by the city, which will allow Stan Wall to begin to finalize his plans for a 16 unit development with ground floor retail.  There will be a public meeting on the plans to surplus the building on November 10, at the Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th St NE).  Wall will also attend the ANC6A Economic Development and Zoning Committee hearing on October 20 to begin discussions about his plans and designs for the new building. 

Finally, the Autozone site at 1207 H Street is pending sale to Western Development.  Though Autozone's current lease has yet to expire this represents a very exciting development as the property is one of the most readily developable plots along the eastern end of H Street, but is currently put to poor use.  Western Development has done a number of big projects in the DC area, including Gallery Place, the Washington Harbour, and Georgetown Park.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

WP Dining Guide (@tomsietsema) honors Ethiopic on H Street

Washington Post Food Critic's Fall Dining Guide is in this Sunday's newspaper and available online now.  The Guide mostly features Washington's very best of fine dining with the Inn at Little Washington, Citronlle, Komi, Rasika, Restaurant Eve, and Palena making regular appearances. 

This Fall, the Dining Guide also includes H Street's Ethiopic (401 H St).  Among the details that Sietsema says sets Ethiopic apart from dozens of other Ethiopian spots around town are his favorite dishes: the 'fasting egg' (spicy chickpea appetizer that resembles scrambled eggs), the signature lamb tibs, and the vegetarian sampler.  Congratulations to Sam and Meseret on this well-deserve recognition!  Ethiopic is putting out some really fantastic food right now. 

Meet the new Chair

On Tuesday, October 19, the Ward 6 Democrats will host a special Forum with Kwame Brown, the next Chair of the DC Council at the Southeast Branch Public Library (403 7th St SE), from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  If you have not had the opportunity to meet Councilmember Brown, this is a great opportunity to do so and to make sure that the Council's next Chairman will be looking out for H Street and Ward 6's priorities on the Council.  The Forum is cosponsored by H Street Great Street, the Hill Rag, the Hill is Home, and other community groups. 

In January, Councilmember Kwame Brown will take over the helm of the Council of the District of Columbia.  Join our next Chairman, along with several of his At-Large Council colleagues and Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells, for a conversation about the future of the Council and DC.  This is a good opportunity to ask about how the Council will keep education reform a priority for years to come and to find out what Councilmember Brown has planned for the Council to support the continued growth of H Street NE?  Councilmember Brown kept his campaign offices on H Street during each of his past two elections and was a visible presence on H Street much of this summer.  If you did not have the chance to meet him, be sure to stop by to hear about why he is excited about H Street and what his plans are to help further growth and progress in the District.   

Ward 6 Forum with Councilmember and Chairman-to-be Kwame Brown
Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Southeast Branch Public Library, 403 7th Street, SE

More critical acclaim for Ethiopic "best Ethiopian in the city"

From Washington Post Food Critic Tom Sietsema in response to a question about where to take out of town guests to wow food lovers:

Ethiopic for what might be the best Ethiopian in the city, in a neighborhood that keeps getting more interesting by the month.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Link roundup

WeLoveDC favorably reviewed You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, which runs Thursday through Sunday, until October 17, at the H Street Playhouse (1365 H St).

The Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St) announced that they will host Don't Tea on Me a paraody of the midterm elections.  The Gross National Product show begins Thursday, October 21 and runs through November 6.

The Washington Post had this piece about Theater Alliance's co-founder Paul Douglas Michnewicz.  Theatre Alliance is the sole theater-in-rsidence at the H Street Playhouse.

Thrillist has some information on Chuck's Wagon BBQ, which set up shop at 650 H Street.  HSGS has yet to try this place or to see them open, though some have reported that they are open weekends and doing weekday catering currently.  Any early reviews?

FoodInDC has this review of the Star and the Shamrock, which is also another good option for football season. 

Frozen Tropics took a sneak peak at the Red Palace (the new combined upstairs stage for the Red and the Black and the Palace of Wonders) and she's excited about what she saw.  The two bars remain open during renovations, with the grand opening of the new stage coming this Friday, October 15.

The Hill is Home had some of the details on SOVA's new Monday night Game Night, which SOVA will host every Monday at 7 when their already great happy hour will be extended until 8 p.m.

Vince Gray announced that he will hold his Ward 6 Town Hall meeting at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St) on October 27, at 6:30 p.m. 

Bloomspot: Big discount on Bikram Capitol Hill

Today's deal on Bloomspot offers a big break at Birkam Yoga Capitol Hill (410 H St): $25 covers any five classes over three months (regular value: $90).

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

NoMa ZestFest starts today

ReadysetDC and the NoMa BID are producing on a three-week event series this October called ZESTFESTThey will be activating spaces, beautifying parks, opening a “pop-up art cafe”, throwing parties and placing art, music and dance on street corners – plus hosting a retro bike show and playing Beatles Rock Band on the Loree Grand Field on Friday Oct 22nd.  This event series is all about bringing the neighborhood to life by celebrating the beautiful outdoors in DC’s autumn season – and focusing on enlivening public spaces for use by residents and employees.

This kicked off today with free salsa classes.  The class will be held at: 1200 1st St - Behind NoMa BID Building from 11:30am - 1:30pm and 2nd and N St NE at the New York Ave Metro entrance by Au Bon Pan from 6-8pm.

Here are some quick links to find out more about the festival
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Here is a quick list of opening weekend events:


*7:30pm Improbable Frequency, A Solas Nua Musical

Location: 111 K Street NE


11:30am-1:30pm FREE! Salsa Classes

Location: “The Backyard” at 1200 First Street NE

6-8pm FREE! Salsa Performance/Class

Location: New York Ave Metro Plaza

*7:30pm Improbable Frequency,A Solas Nua Musical

Location: 111 K Street NE


11:30am-1:30pm Art2Music! Live Music by Enside Out & Live Painting by Diana Cruz

Location: New York Ave Metro Plaza

*7:30pm Improbable Frequency, A Solas Nua Musical

Location: 111 K Street NE


12-3pm Capitol Hill North Neigborhood Association Picnic

Facepainting, artwork, mommy & me Yoga, fun, games and kickball!
Location: The Loree Grand Field (2nd and L Streets NE)