Wednesday, December 5, 2012

CHEESESTEAKS (Taylor Charles Steak & Ice) coming to 1320 H St next week (via Taylor Gourmet)

Taylor Charles Steak & Ice -- Authentic Philadelphia Cheesesteaks via the Taylor Gourmet team -- is opening next Wednesday, December 12, at 1320 H Street. 

The space is designed to give the feeling of "bringing the streets inside."  In Philadelphia, most of the legendary Cheesesteak shops are walk-up shops, outside. Steak & Ice brings the walk-up, sidewalk feel inside with its design.  The floors resemble asphalt with manhole covers installed. There are street lights, large picnic tables and original street art throughout.

They'll be open daily for lunch starting at 11 am, closing weeknights at 9 pm, and staying open late til 3:30am Fridays & Saturdays.  Carryout is available with local delivery coming soon. 

In addition to cheesesteaks how you like them, they'll have a vegetarian option, kid's menu, 1/2 lb hot dogs, italian water ice, custard, ice cream sandwiches, and more.  The mouthwatering menu follows after the jump

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Release the Blowdry Bar coming to 1017 H Street this weekend

Release The Blowdry Bar is coming to 1017 H Street, brining a new blow dry bar salon to the former home of Hair Rage. Release the Blow Dry Bar is part of a new wave in hair salon services that offers blow dry services rather than full service hair cuts. Release's official grand opening for the public is Saturday, December 8, 8 am - 4pm.

What exactly is a Blowdry bar? Simply put, it’s a specialized salon that solely focuses on washing and styling hair (no cuts and no color... just styling). This type of salon ensures quick and convenient service at an affordable cost.

Release promises to encompass all the factors a client would want from a hair salon such as: a beautiful ambiance, quality service, complimentary wine, yummy finger food, a talented team, and of course… reasonable prices. Release will go a step further by offering frequent events to engage clients through out the week like our daily Rendezvous Happy Hour from 4 pm - 6 pm and our Ladies Night "Remix Fridays" from 4pm - 8pm!

1017 H Street is one of two buildings on the 1000 block of H Street owned by H Street Main Street Executive Director Anwar Saleem. Saleem had this to say about his exciting new tenant:

In our retail focus group sessions, a salon cutting across demographic and cultural lines was highly suggested. It is a service that I've wanted to offer for years. The surveys provided me with enough additional information to partner with a fe highly skilled young ladies to get it done. I believe it will be an exciting addition to H Street.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Pop up shopping at Toki Underground, Sunday, Dec. 9, noon - 5 pm

Toki Underground chef-owner Erik Bruner-Yang is hosting a slew of fellow University of Mary Washington grads and entrepreneurs at a one-day only POP-UP SHOP on Sunday, December 9th.

FORAGE owners Megan Parry and Alicia Austin will sell a mix of vintage and current label clothing as well as handmade jewelry and accessories. The girls are culling their collections to bring DC the coolest, most unique pieces from their brick + mortar shop in Fredericksburg, VA (for example: there's a baby pink flouncy leath
er Phillip Lim mini skirt and a 70s magenta deep v silk jumpsuit that are TDF). Megan and Alicia will also be selling their own handmade friendship bracelets, ponytail holders and magnets (all perfect stocking stuffers that are super easy on the wallet).

Local artist J.Coleman will be selling original prints made specifically for the pop-up. Sara Gossett will have handmade greeting cards on hand and Marie Snyder of Luna Rosa jewelry will have handmade fabric earrings and resin rings.

There will be a bartender on-hand slinging drinks, though unfortunately there won't be any food service; you'll have to get your sustenance from sake, sequins and cashmere.

Prices start at $3. All major credit cards and cash accepted.

Contact Megan + Alicia at for any questions!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Capitol Hill Moms on the Hill (MOTH) School Information Night tomorrow,

This year's Moms on the Hill (MOTH) School Information Night is tomorrow afternoon, 2-5 p.m., at the Capitol Hill Day School (210 South Carolina Ave SE).  Essentially all Hill area schools -- public, private and charter and preschool, elementary and up -- will be in attendance. 

The School Information Night is an annual open house that is set up as an “information fair,” with dozens of preschools, and religious, charter, public and private schools that serve the Capitol Hill area participating.

Think Local First DC hosts Pop up at HR-57 today 1-4

Be the first to sample and buy Made in DC craft food products!

Saturday, 12/1 | NOON - 4 PM
Featuring Chaya StartUp Test Kitchen Pop-Up from 1 to 4 p.m.
MARKET ONLY--- $5 at door/ $3 in advance

StartUp Market  - New Location!
StartUp Market is a temporary one-day market that provides a venue for food and craft entrepreneurs to sell their products, network with other vendors and build a customer following. Just like the Kitchen model, consumers will be asked to provide feedback on products. Existing retail and food entrepreneurs will provide feedback day-of by judging the StartUpStar competition.

STARTUP TEST KITCHEN POP-UP- CHAYATest out StartUpKitchen finalist, CHAYA's tacos with a sustainable spin. Chaya is rustic cooking with a focus on eating more plants and less meat. The food is infused with Latin flavors and cooked with well-sourced, seasonal ingredients. There is great culinary and creative potential is these ingredients and this style of cooking Includes two craft beers from Chocolate City.

Baked by Yael
Sweet Farm Sauerkraut
Picnic Gourmet Spreads
Sweet Nuttings
MOD Cuisine
Relay Foods
Ice Cream Jubilee
The Cookie Lady
The Twisted Cow
Rutabaga Sweets
Fearless Threads

Click here to buy discounted advanced tickets (Tickets may also be purchased at the door)