Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Link roundup

ARTvenutres on H was a rousing success on Thursday.  Kudos to event organizer Julia Christian of CHAMPS.  We enjoyed a lot of it, including the neat live hand mural that Gaia painted on the back wall at Smith Commons (1234 H St).

The Intersections Festival at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St) began on Friday and runs through the next two weekends.  DC Theatre Scene is excited about the Intersections Festival and The Washington Post offers some suggested shows to check out.

The Washingtonian posted a First Bite review of the Atlas Room (1015 H St) ("the kitchen is serious and cocktails are classic...  the whole package makes for the type of place that every neighborhood could use more of—casual, romantic, affordable, and focused." and their Food Critic Todd Kliman showed some more love for the restaurant in his online chat ("seafood stew came with perfectly cooked shellfish... flatbread with butternut squash, pulled pork and goat cheese sounded dull but was exceptional.... roast chicken perfectly cooked... short rib ravioli... couldn't have been more carefully executed.... [a] restaurant on H St. that merits serious attention.")

The Washington Post's Tom Sietsema's full review was published Sunday and is very favorable as well.

Girl Meets Food talked to Miles Gray at Smith Commons (1245 H St) about his favorite dishes on the menu.  Miles likes the lamb chops, beef carpaccio, duck breast & mango salad, and the sea bass.

DC Mud follows up on the news that Avalon Bay purchased the property at the NW corner of 4th & I Streets to develop a new building with 140 apartments. 

Councilmember Tommy Wells issued a report on misuse of official vehicles by employees of the District government, including Council Chair Brown, and held an oversight hearing for the District Department of Transportation.  One H Street business owner called for a DC Circulator route down H Street while we await operation of streetcar next year, which seems like a great idea.

DC Urban Turf profiles zip code 20002 which starts with the north side of Capitol Hill, cover H Street, and the areas to its north.

We Love DC has pictures of the progress at Khan's (1125 H St), Queen Vic (1206 H St), and Toki Underground (1234 H St).
PoP has a peek at the menu for Queen Vic (1206 H St), which we hear should open within weeks.

WTOP says Mayor Gray is enthusiastic about streetcars noting that they are an effective economic development tool.

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