Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The Washington Post released Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide. Ethiopic was featured for the second year in a row and the Atlas Room was added to the guide, which lists the top 40 restaurants in Washington where Sietsema wishes he could be a regular. The Atlas Room was also upgraded to 2.5 stars in the guide. Congratulations to Sam, Meseret, Matt, Bobby, and Mark on the well-deserved recognition!
Toki Underground hosted Baohaus from NYC for a bao pop up. We were sorry to miss it, but TPWP was there along with tons of others and it sounded delicious.
DCist notes that the Atlas Performing Arts Center celebrated being added to the National Register of Historic Places recently. We hope it's the first of many such designations on H Street over the coming years.
The Washington Post has this write up on "After The Quake," which is being performed at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.
DC Style Is Real's Joel Church enjoyed his first trip the Big Board (421 H St). DC Style is Real also reports on a cool photography exhibit at SOVA (1359 H St) with a photographer even on October 25.
The Post also previewed two more plays that recently opened on H Street. “Can't Scare Me: The Story of Mother Jones” runs through Oct. 30 at Atlas Performing Arts Center’s Sprenger Theatre and "Greek" runs through Nov. 27 at the H Street Playhouse.
Urban Daddy has details on an upcoming Haloween Ode to Offal Dinner at the Queen Vic (1206 H St) on Sunday, October 30. Haven't booked seats yet, but I want in!
The Post's Jonathan O'Connell (@OConnellPostBiz) reported on the development plans for the south side of the 600 block of H Street. Lydia DePillis reported previously that there were new owners who dropped over $50 million for the site and that they had access to capital. It seems she's right and that they plan to fill in the gap between the two larger buildings closer to the corners of 6th & 7th Streets with groundbreaking on the new residential building with ground floor retail some time next year. Relevant to neighbors, this appears to mean that they do not require neighborhood sign off on their plans as the property was previously reviewed by the local ANCs and approved for this kind of development.
Also of note, this will require a new home for the H Street FreshFarm Farmers' Market. We've heard Sherwood Recreation Center (10th & G) suggested as a possibility. We're not sure of where else might work, but agree that the neighborhood needs to make sure to find a spot for it to continue without disruption.
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