Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Link roundup

Boundary Road (414 H St) got a lot of attention with a 360 degree view of the space I Heart Food DC's postThrillist's preview revealing their awesome lighting and exposed brick, and this good description of their quality mid-range concept from the Washingtonian, which as a nice slideshow of their almost finished, already very attractive interior as well.

Impala (1358 H St) applied for their liquor license.  There opening will be one of the most exciting of the year.  The application doesn't reveal much other than that in addition to using the side patio between Impala and Gallery O on H, they hope to open a roof deck.

Washingtonian put their Best of H Street article online.  It's a nice overview of some of H Street's best spots.  It ran in the Best restaurants issue, which put Ethiopic and the Atlas Room in the top 100 restaurants in the metro area.  Ethiopic made the top 10 list for "On the Rise" while Atlas Room was one of the top 10 new spots.

TBD on Foot has this preview of DDOT's meeting for the Maryland Avenue Pedestrian Safety Improvements.  The meeting is this Saturday, 1-3 pm, at the Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th St NE).  Want to see a more pedestrian friendly Maryland Avenue with less speeding and improvements to the dangerous intersections at 7th & 10th St, which currently lack stop lights?  Go to the meeting and let your voice be heard. 

Huffington Post picks up on saki on tap on Toki Underground.  We missed this, but apparently there's a saki tap and a series of saki cocktails available now. 

Living Social & Amazon have half off on the Intersections Festival, which comes to the Atlas Peforming Arts Center for a few weekends starting next month.

District Cuisine has this favorable early write up of new near H Street restaurant Zuppa Fresca.  This is the new spot in the Loree Grand at 3rd & K, which was previously slated for Kitchen on K from Chef Gillian Clark. 

Rock n Roll Hotel hosts the H Street Karaoke championship on Thursday night.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Half off Intersections Festival at the Atlas (Feb 23 - March 12)

The Intersections Festival begins in a month at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St), but you can get half off your tickets through this Living Social / Amazon deal available now.  There's tons of interesting shows at the Festival to suit all types, so this deal is well worth taking advantage of.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

DDOT Public Meeting on Maryland Ave Pedestrian Safety Sat., Jan. 28, 1 pm, at Sherwood Recreation Center


DDOT to Host Interactive Workshop for the Maryland Avenue Pedestrian Safety Corridor Project, Saturday, Jan. 28

DDOT Seeking Community Input on Pedestrian Safety Improvement Alternatives

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is hosting an interactive workshop for the Maryland Avenue Pedestrian Safety Corridor Project on Saturday, January 28.

As part of this interactive workshop, the project team will introduce various safety improvement alternatives to the community to solicit feedback.  The improvement alternatives that will be presented entail the reconfiguration of intersections, adjustments to parking, pedestrian safety treatments, transit stop relocations and amenity options, the addition of left turn lanes, bike lanes, removal of travel lanes, and landscaping improvements within the public space. The project team will discuss the potential impacts and gauge initial public support for each of the various alternatives that will be presented.

Members of the business community, residents and other interested stakeholders are invited to attend this meeting to view the proposals and provide input. The meeting will begin with a 30 minute project overview presentation and attendees are welcome to stop by any time during the scheduled hours.

The project study area is located between 2nd Street, NE and 14th Street, NE, and includes the roadways along the perimeter of Stanton Park. More specific information about this project is available at tooledesign.com/marylandave.

What:    Maryland Avenue Pedestrian Safety Corridor Project – Interactive Workshop
When:   Saturday, January 28, 2012,  1 pm – 3 pm
Where:  Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th Street, NE)
Union Station (Red Line) is the nearest Metro Station to the Sherwood Recreation Center.  The Sherwood Recreation Center is also accessible via the following Metrobus Lines: X2, X3, X6, X8, 90, 92 and 93.

For more information about this project or meeting please contact:
George Branyan, DDOT Pedestrian Program Coordinator

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Link roundup

Mike Neibauer reports in the Washington Business Journal about a challenge to the contract to purchase the last couple cars for the H Street streetcar line.

Housing Complex reports on a proposal to convert part of the vacant hospital space at 8th & Massachusetts into residences.  That goes before ANC6A for review Wednesday night.

Neighborhood Nomad has a nice little tour of H Street.

We Love DC loves Toki Underground.

Young & Hungry tries out the Burporken burger on the new menu at the Red Palace.

Frozen Tropics says Atlas Vets will be open very soon.

H Street Bakes is Sun., January 22, at the Big Board w/ Kim Moffatt, CrunkCakes & more

H Street Bakes returns this Sunday, at the Big Board (421 H St) with Kim Moffatt, Crunkcakes and biscuit all on hand from noon until 3:30.  Stop by and stock up on some delicious treats.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Lots happening at the Rock n Roll Hotel this Friday, Saturday and Sunday

A few good announcements about shows at the Rock n Roll Hotel each night this weekend. 

Fear Virginia Lead Local Rock and Roll Resurgence
Fear of Virginia, the Highballers, and the XO’s kick of 2012 at the
Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday the 13th

Fear of Virginia started building their folk-rock sound in 2011.  With the help of locals throughout the region we provided a FreeFest alternative and played to crowds throughout the many venues DC has to offer.   What began as a few friends drinking whiskey in a living room playing covers has since turned into a staple of the local rock scene, churning out folk-rock originals all over the district we call home.

“’For too long DC has been the butt of jokes from hipsters in New York and the East Coast Music Establishment.  We aim to change their minds and prove that musical greatness comes from the Nation’s Capital.  Of course, they’re hipsters so, that may not be possible as we refuse to wear skinny jeans,’” said bass player and DC resident David Turner.

We are excited today to announce that we are planning to continue celebrating the resurgence of local music with our friends the Highballers and the XO’s.  The show begins at 9 PM and will be a great celebration of music honed in the garages and living rooms of those who call DC home.  Fear not, even though the show is planned for Friday the 13th of January, it is nowhere near Virginia.  The lineup surely will not disappoint and for the price of $10, we could think of no better way to kick off 2012 at DC’s favorite hotel.

Drop Electric is playing a benefit show at the Rock & Roll Hotel this Saturday. We think it'll be a great night of music for a good cause.  You can check one of our songs streaming over the trailer for the new Batman movie (I know, we're pretty clever) here

Moombacon Massive Sunday, Jan 15, at the Rock & Roll Hotel.
Everything is FREE ALL NIGHT 21+

Brought to you by Head of Rothchild, One Love Massive, Ov3rkill Entertainment

Upping the Ante this time around by having 30lbs pounds of bacon, fried chicken, ribs, and condoms.  We even have a special VIP section (VERY IMPORTANT POPEYES)  3 personal reserved boxes for contest blog winners.  The lineup of DJ's is composed of H.O.R. contributors, veterans, and up and coming DJ's

Uncle Jesse - Baltimore
Taek1 - Las Vegas
Smudge- DC
(Tv Party, HeadofRothchild)
John Bowen - DC
(Video Killers)
Denman - DC
(LTW, HeadofRothchild)
Reed Rothchild - Mean Streets of Montgomery County

Here is the FB Event page http://www.facebook.com/events/327709743908266/

Here is a great post that Casey did from the first Moombacon Massive back in September http://headofrothchild.com/2011/09/07/moombacon-massive-2/

Here s a post for the Upcoming Moombacon Massive http://headofrothchild.com/2012/01/04/the-return-of-moombacon-massive/

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Scoutmob offers half priced Sticky Rice

BLINGO AT STICKY RICE: Wednesday, January 12,  8 p.m.

"It's bingo with bling," said Joey, one of the co-owners of Sticky Rice, about Blingo. But are lucky trolls and trinkets welcome? "Most definitely." In that case, let me break into my bin of 1990s memorabilia and hightail it to H Street this Wednesday to enjoy a plate of unconventional sushi and flash-speed bingo that'll possibly win me a sweet prize.

If jalapeƱos or pineapple in sushi sounds more interesting than off-putting to you, then you're going to love Sticky Rice, a Japanese-inspired restaurant/bar on H Street that takes chances -- delicious, delicious chances. Sign-up for Scoutmob today and reward yourself to 50% OFF at Sticky Rice. And tonight, we'll break out the 1990s memorabilia for BLINGO. (Just think: Bingo with lots of beer) Join us at 8pm for a suh-weet deal & awesome prizes.

Check it out!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Link roundup

The Red Palace rolled out their new kitchen & menu with some fun stuff on it.  Anyone tried anything yet?
American Eagle had a nice piece on H Street for visitors to DC in their in flight magazine.

The City Paper reports that H Street Playhouse is likely to move a few blocks east when their lease is up at the end of the year in the face of rising rent demands from their landlord.  We'll be sorry to see them move, but hope they don't go more than a few blocks futher out and wonder if the new Flats At Atlas development might be interested in them as a marquee draw tenant.

Prince of Petworth heard that Ace Hardware might open at 700 H StHousing Complex confirms that the main Ace franchisee in DC (Gina Schaefer with her husband Mark Friedman) is looking on H Street, but doesn't think that's the location they'll end up in.  Our sources say they're both more right than wrong and that we'll have confirmation of an Ace Hardware coming to H Street soon. 

Mike Neibauer reports in the Washington Business Journal that Mayor Gray has not responded to requests from neighborhood residents and several ANC Commissioners to come forward with the city's plans for the development on Reservation 13 on the eastern end of the Hill.

We broke the news that The Daily Rider would bring a bike shop to 1108 H St.  This is one of a few retail shops we've been hearing about lately with another one on the 700 block and one on the 400 block in the works as well. 

Jonathan O'Connell reported in the Post on the East Banc developer whose redoing Hine (across from Eastern Market -- which is apparently under consideration for DC's Eataly) and who recently purchased the Bladensburg Rd site just east of H Street that currently houses CVS.  Sounds like there will be another major development coming to the corridor on the western end of Bladensburg Rd in the coming years.

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Daily Rider -- stylish urban bike shop coming to 1108 H St this spring

We told you that the The Daily Rider would be at the H Street Festival with hopes to open a shop on H Street back in September and now we're thrilled to report that they are bringing their stylish, urban bike shop to 1108 H Street this spring. 

The Daily Rider will offer all the best in urban bike gear -- cruier bikes (including Bobbins & Pashleys), attractive helmets (including Yakkays), and comfortable clothing that you can wear on your bike commute and keep on all day long. No spandex pants with big padded rear ends, but all the best gear to commute to and from work or to stroll around your liveable, walkable, bikeable neighborhood. 

The Daily Rider will not only be the first bike shop on H Street, but also arguably the first truly urban, stylish bikeshop of its kind in Washington, DC, making it destination retail for bike lovers throughout the city and for bike loving tourists in town for a visit. The shop will conveniently be located just steps from a new Capital Bikeshare location at the SE corner of 11th & H and comes to H Street from Capitol Hill neighborhood residents Loren Copsey and Beth Rogers. 

They'll join a few other new daytime retail options on H Street this year, but will also be open late Thursday through Saturday nights to welcome foot traffic from the H Street nightlife scene, which seems like a terrific idea.  Look for them between Taylor Gourmet and Little Miss Whiskey's early this spring. 
Twitter: @TheDailyRiderDC
Facebook: The Daily Rider

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Interested in a coworking space on H Street?

I'm an independent communications consultant that works with nonprofits in DC and I'm highly considering starting a coworking space on H Street Cooridor. It's a great way to share an office environment amongst other social entrepreneurs, freelancers and independent consultants. 

If there are enough other people interested in the same thing, I'd be willing to find a spot, furnish and maintain it so we could all work there together.

I've created an eight-question survey for anyone who might be interested. Do you mind sharing this with your network or readers on H Street?

Many thanks!!
Chloe Dulce Louvouezo

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The next @HStreetBakers will be Sunday, Jan. 22, @TheBigBoardDC w/

Join Kim Moffatt (pastry chef for Granville Moore's & the Big Board), biscuit, Crunkcakes and more at the next H Street Bakes on Sunday, January, 22 from noon until 3:30 pm at the Big Board (421 H St).

Thursday, January 5, 2012

H Street Runners invite you to "get fit" with them Tuesdays & Saturday @ 11th & H

I'd like to attract our neighbors with a "get fit" new years resolution.  Here's some information about us:

H Street Runners is a relatively new running group that meets at the cornerof 11th & H Street (in front of the Capital Bike Share station) on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m.and Saturday mornings at 9 a.m.  We run about 4 miles on Tuesdays and upto 10 miles on Saturdays.  All paces arewelcome!  Interested runners can find out more information by finding us on meetup.com and Facebook.  Our motto is "Every great neighborhood has a running club!"

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Link roundup

Frozen Tropics reports that Red Palace has finally opened their long-promised kitchen.

Washington Post 40 dishes every Washingtonian must try: Granville Moore's fromage bleu moules & Sticky Rice's Tater Tots
NE Book Club meets next at the NE Branch Library (7th & Maryland) on January 9.

Curbed tells neighborhood residents what we already know Capitol Hill is DC's best neighborhood.

Councilmember Tommy Wells announced he's hosting a meeting with MPD regarding neighborhood crime concerns on Thursday, at the Hill Center (10th & Penn SE) from 6:30-8:30 pm.

The Washington Post Five Bar Trends for 2011 is pretty into H Street, touting new roof decks and back patios at Rock n Roll Hotel, Tru Orleans, Biergarten Haus, Smith Commons, and the Queen Vic, and sharing the good news that H Street is not to be mistaken for Adams Morgan, noting that the new places that opened on H Street this year "seem more urbane" and "sophisticated" highlighting  Church & State's high-end cocktails, the British pub vibe at the Queen Vic, sophisticated ramen at Toki Underground, the multicultural vibe and craft beers at Smith Commons, the Wall Street-esque pricing scheme at the Big Board.

The Washington Post also says Star & Shamrock is the go-to spot for Heebsters (Hip Jews)

Big Board (421 H St) launched weekday lunch service.  Remember they are closed Tuesdays, but now there's a great spot to grab a bite on the western end of H Street durign the week. Take note, Senate, SEC, NoMa workers and other folks in the neighborhood during the day.