The Hillys were Sunday night on H Street at the Atlas. Julia Robey Christian of CHAMPS put on a terrific show and Aesthic Answers had the Atlas looking better than ever. Congratulations to Inspire BBQ, The Queen Vic, Little Miss Whiskeys, the Pug, and Toki Underground on winning Hillys or being runners up for them. The Hill is Home has the full awards run down.
Aldi opened at 17th & Maryland. Aldi is a German grocery company, something akin to a Costco food section or a low-priced, all generic Trader Joes. We swung through and were most impressed with the view of the Capitol from the checkout lines. Various pantry items were very inexpensive, but you wont find a wide array of produce or any organic items here. Note they accept debit, not credit and take a harder line on bringing your own bags than is required under DC law. The Washington Post checked out the ribbon cutting and somewhat confusingly cites the Aldi as opening in a "food desert." It is literally across the street from a Safeway.
Young & Hungry's Chris Shott has a nice piece on the Big Board and talks to the Brothers Flannery (co-owners Eric & Mark live along H Street & are usually managing at Big Board) about their secret burger marinade that they all got pieces of from their father Admiral Flannery. We haven't a clue what's in it, but we've been very pleased with the burgers we've had there thus far.
Deals for Deeds is back on H Street again partnering with Granville Moore's & other spots to give you discounts at H Street restaurants, while raising funds for local nonprofit Brainfood. The deals include:
Dr. Granville Moore’s: $30 for $50 to spend; Toki Underground: $20 for $35 to spend; The Argonaut: $20 for $35 to spend; Inspire BBQ: $10 for $20 to spend; and Fruit Bat: $15 for $30 to spend.
We reported that the sale of the Murry's property at 6th & H went through.
Sticky Rice tells us that their expansion into the building to their west is now open, so hopefully it'll be easier to get tables there now. They've also rolled out a new food truck called Chupacabra. The truck is based out of the building at the corner of 9th & H where they considered opening a Chupacabra restaurant. They sell a variety of tacos, both traditional styles and more creative offerings.
Tommy Wells is seeking nominations for his 5th Annual Liveable Walkable Awards. Categories include Neighbor, Community Service Organization, Business and Public Service.
There are a slew of fun events this week. There's a Movember Fundraiser at the Queen Vic tonight, pay what you can night for Theatre Alliance's Night before Christmas at the H Street Playhouse tomorrow, Great Lakes Brew Co event at the Pug on Wednesday, Jazz at the Atlas on Wednesday, a CD release party at the Atlas on Friday, and an oyster roast at Watershed on Friday (Buy one get one free for 20002 residents).