Friday, August 17, 2012

Mythology - modern Chophouse coming to 1005 H Street next year

Mythology is the latest new restaurant to make plans to open on H Street next year at 1005 H Street NE.  It comes via Atlas Room General Manager Mark Medley (formerly co-owner & GM at Mark & Orlando's) and owner Todd Luongo will offer a modern Chophouse menu with quality steaks, fish, and other fresh, simply prepared proteins.  Medley explains his concept as "not your father's steakhouse."  Mythology will offer a quality wine program with over 100 bottles and a dozen rotating craft beers on draught. 

Medley has been an integral part of the opening team a couple doors down at the Atlas Room (1015 H St) and is excited to open another spot on H Street after over 30 years in the DC restaurant business including past stints at Mark & Orlando's, Vidalia, Pesce, Masa 14, and the Atlas Room.  Mytholody will use both floors of the attractive building at 1005 H Street, which is owned by H Street Main Street Executive Director Anwar Saleem.  The building has been vacant since the Will Power gym closed there a few years ago, but is in good condition. 

The Mythology name stems from a desire to create an atmosphere where one can indulge in finer food and drink without the regimented requirements of many finer restaurants.  Mythology recognizes the growing number of young families w/ children in the neighborhood & is firmly committed to being "family friendly."  It will also offer Jazz brunch on Saturday and Sunday and has arranged for valet parking. 

Medley will remain present at the Atlas Room through this fall before transitioning full time to his new gig.  Look for Mythology to open in spring 2013.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Le Grenier opening this weekend at 502 H St. Casual French bistrofrench bistro via Le Chat Noir folks.

Le Grenier will open its doors this weekend, brining a french bistro from the folks behind Le Chat Noir in Friendship Heights to 502 H Street.  The building has been nicely renovated and the restaurant should fill a nice gap in H Street's ever broadening culinary offerings. 

Le Grenier
502 H Street NE
Twitter @LeGrenierDC

Monday, August 13, 2012

Beer Week at Boundary Road 3 Star w/ charcuterie & Rocky Mtn brews & oysters

3 Stars Beer and Charcuterie Tasting  Monday, August 13. 5:30pm-Close.
Grab a taste of DC's much-anticipated newest brewery just four days after their official release. Meet the brewers and sample 3 Stars beers paired with cured meats and cheese. Available both at the bar and at tables.

Rocky Mountain Brews and Oysters  Wednesday, August 15. 5:30pm-Close.
Come have a ball! Sample rare Colorado brews -- generally unavailable in the DC area -- and chow down on a few Rocky Mountain oysters. Potential breweries include: Odell, Ska, Funkwerks, Upslope, Renegade, and more. Go nuts!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

906-08 H Street purchased by Westmill Capital / Popularise / Fundrise (Ben & Dan Miller team) for $1.375 Million

The Westmill Capital Team, which purchased the Autozone lot and more recently purchased 1351 H Street with plans to bring Maketto (a Toki Underground / Durkyl / Vigilate Coffee colaboration) has purchased the double wide building at 906-908 H Street for $1.375 million. 

The team isn't saying much about the plans for the new building, but it seems likely that the building will soon be offered for community conceptual input (via Popularise) and for community investment (via Fundrise).  In the meantime, company principal Ben Miller had this to say about the group's latest high profile H Street acquisition:

"We love H Street because of its history and creative energy. Because of this, we look at investing in buildings like 908 H Street to be key to our strategy of focusing on neighborhood developments."
This is one of our favorite unused buildings on H Street and its aquisition by a well-funded group who has demonstrated commitment to working with the community and existing H Street business owners to bring new and exciting offerings to H Street is an excellent development. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Save the Date for the H Street Festival, Saturday, September 15

DC's best festival returns in less than six weeks.  Save the Date: Saturday, September 15, noon until 7 pm.

And check out these scenes from last year's Fesival:

Want to be a vendor at the 2012 H Street Festival? Vendor apps are now available here 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Step Ahead at the Atlas this Friday evening via Joy of Motion Dance Center

Step Ahead Program Presents "I Wanna Be..."
Friday, August 3rd, 2012, 5:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first serve.

Join Joy of Motion Dance Center this Friday for the culminating performance of our Step Ahead outreach program. In addition to learning and rehearsing dances for the concert, our 50 teen participants also helped produce the show. The concert features choreography from Step Ahead faculty members Cynetra Bristol, Taurus Broadhurst, Tammy Hurt, Crishon Landers, Bryan McCullom, Tyrone Murray and Vincent Williams. Step Ahead teens will also present five of their own choreographed works.
Step Ahead is Joy of Motion Dance Center's free summer dance training and job skills program for DC teens. Step Ahead offers an engaging and productive arts experience, and teaches life and career skills, in addition to dance, to better prepare DC teens to step ahead into a productive and creative future. Teens build self-confidence, engage in physical activity, and learn how to work as a team. For more information about the program, please contact

Capital Bikeshare coming to Galludet at 8th & Florida Ave NE

Gallaudet University President T. Alan Hurwitz
Representatives from the District of Columbia (TBA)

Gallaudet University is the host of one of the newest Capital Bikeshare stations. Located inside the 8th Street and Florida Avenue, NE, entrance to campus, Gallaudet's Bikeshare station is the only one located on a college campus in the D.C. metro area. The Bikeshare station is available to the public.

Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, D.C., 20002

The event will be held at the Bikeshare station, located to the right of the security kiosk, at the 8th Street and Florida Ave, NE, entrance.

Thursday, August 2, 2012
2:00-3:00 p.m.