Friday, December 20, 2013

Celebrate New Year's Eve with your friends at Boundary Road (414 H St)

Join Boundary Road (414 H St) for a New Year's Eve of eating well, drinking to your hearts desire, toasting at midnight and enjoying the turn of the year among friends!

They will be offering a Three Course Prix-Fixe menu with an optional suggested wine pairing. Reservations are $45 per person. Add $25 dollars per person, to include the wine pairing. There will be party favors, a champagne toast, plus the ball drop together on their projector screen at midnight.

Reservations are available by telephone -- (202) 450 3265.

Preview Chef Brad's NYE Menu below:


Champagne and Oyster Bisque
Salad of endive, apple, blue cheese, and celery root


Grilled Bison steak with chestnut sweet potatoes, garlicky broccoli, oxtail Demi glade
Pan roasted winter flounder with caviar, blood orange guerre blanc, turnip puree, and wilted spinach
Hearty winter vegetable farro risotto


Selection of artisanal cheeses
Warm apple pie with cinnamon ice cream

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Foie La La entries from Boundary Road, Atlas Room, Le Grenier, the Big Board, Granville Moores & Liberty Tree

7 of H Street's best restaurants are competing to offer the best foie gras dish now through December 30.  Stop by any of these establishments and then go to to cast your vote for the best dish.  Details on the dishes our creative chefs have whipped up for the competition follow:

The Atlas Room - Seared and Chilled Foie Gras Torchon  | Spiced Cherry Walnut Caramel Nougatine | Passionfruit Gel $15

Boundary Road - Seared Foie Gras with Gingerbread Blini, Braised Collards, Crispy Pork Belly, and a Maple Apple Brandy Gastrique $19

The Big Board - Seared Foie Gras with Fig and Onion Compote $10. For $10, Add seared foie to our Port d'Amsterdam Burger (sautéed crimini mushrooms, port reduction and aged swiss, $9 for 6 oz. and $11 for an 8 oz. patty)

Granville Moore's - Foiestrami on Toasted Rye with Whole Grain Mustard and Slaw  $16

Le Grenier - Foie Gras revisite: Foie gras creme brulee, Sauternes-quince gelee & toast $8.95

Liberty Tree - Foie Gras Torchon with toasted brioche, balsamic red onion jam, baby arugula, fermented black pepper and sea salt
Below are photos of the dishes from Boundary Road and Granville Moore's


Reminder: Meeting Regarding Bar/Restau​rant Patio/Roof​top Deck Hours tonight, 7 pm at Maury Elem (1250 Constitution Ave)

A reminder about tonight's ANC meeting with various H Street liquor license holders regarding whether these bars and restaurants should be allowed to keep their roof decks and patios open later into the early morning hours.  Currently, their agreements with the ANC lead them to close the outdoor areas prior to last call.  ANC6A, like many other neighboring ANCs, asks the establishments to close the outdoor areas to help minimize the sound impact to the neighboring homes.  Joe Englert and a few other business owners (representing Rock n Roll Hotel, H Street Country Club, Vendetta and Little Miss Whiskeys) are seeking to eliminate that restriction to allow them to continue to produce revenue from the outdoor spaces until last call.  They asked the Alcohol Board to void their existing voluntary settlement agreements with the ANC.  We don't support either request because we believe it would cause unnecessary harm to the nearby neighbors of those and other H Street establishments, but we encourage those with views either way on this matter to participate in tonight's discussion.  
Hi all,
Just a friendly reminder of the ANC 6A Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee meeting taking place tonight to discuss hours for public space patios and rooftop decks in ANC 6A.  The meeting will begin at 7pm and will take place at Maury Elementary School (1250 Constitution Ave. NE) (note the different location from our normal meeting space).
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to let me know.  Hope to see you there!
Jay Williams, Commissioner, ANC 6A05 & Chair, ANC 6A Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Committee

Friday, December 13, 2013

Foie La La La La on H Street 12/16-30; 7 of H Street's best restaurants launch Foie Gras competition 12/16-30

Seven Atlas District Restaurants Decking their Plates with Lobes of Foie Gras
December 16th - 30th
The holidays are a time to celebrate and indulge in a few of the finer things - damn the consequences. Seven restaurants along the H Street corridor in NE Washington feel that a feast is in order, celebrating one of the finest ingredients in life - FOIE GRAS! Starting on Monday, December 16th, continuing through December 30th, restaurants participating in Foie La La La H Street will offer a foie gras special on their menus. Diners can then vote for their favorite foie dish at
"There is nothing quite like foie gras when it comes to indulgence," says Chef Brad Walker, co-owner of Boundary Road who came up with the idea for the Foie La La La H Street competition. "It's rich, unctuous, luxurious, and the most delicious substance on earth. During this time of year we want to revel in our favorite ingredient, and we thought it would be more fun to have a bunch of our neighboring restaurants celebrate with us."
In addition to Boundary RoadFoie La La La H Street participants include The Big Board, Le Grenier, The Atlas Room, Liberty Tree, Granville Moore's and Red Rocks. Voting opens to the public on Monday, December 16th. The restaurant with the most votes at the end of the competition wins bragging rights up and down H Street NE. 
"Come and eat. Be warm," says Walker. "We wouldn't want you to go into the winter unprepared."

Boundary Road, Metro Mutts & Hunted House remind you that every day is small biz Saturday w/ 10% off w/ receipt from another neighboring business

I love the way our small businesses on H Street often work together as part of a community.  Small business Saturday was a couple weeks ago, but in our neighborhood and if you really love small businesses, you know that every day is Small Business Saturday.  Now through Christmas, visit Boundary Road, Metro Mutts, or Hunted House and take your receipt to one of the others businesses in that group and receive 10% off your purchase.  Sounds like a great excuse to do some holiday shopping and celebrate with dinner and a drink at one of H Street's best restaurants and bars. 

In honor of Small Business Day which was November 30th, Boundary Road kicked off their H Street Holiday Shopping Spree Deal featuring nearby neighbors Hunted House, Metro Mutts, and themselves:

Just bring in your receipt from any of the participating establishments (dated between Nov. 30 and Dec. 25th) into one of the other participating establishments, and your shopping spree has begun!!
From now through Christmas Day, receive:
10% off entire check at Boundary Road
10% off entire check at Metro Mutts
10% off entire check (on purchases over $50) at Hunted House

So walk on down the street, pick up your brick chicken, drink your Vespa, pick up gifts for four-legged friends, and find all your rare one-of-a-kind housewares and vintage apparel within one block!

Hunted House | | 202.549.7493 |510 H St NE  
Metro Mutts | | 202.450.5661 | 508 H St NE & 407 8th St SE
Boundary Road | | 202.450.3265 | 414 H St NE

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Donate toys for deserving children with Councilmember Tommy Wells through December 19

Please Join Tommy Wells in Donating Toys for Deserving Children
D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells is collecting toys for the children of parents enrolled in the Community Action Group (CAG) Drug Rehabilitation Program. 
Tommy’s Toy Drive will conclude on Thursday, December 19.  The toys will be delivered to children by Councilmember Wells at the Annual CAG Family Holiday Party on Friday, December 20 at 7pm.
The Community Action Group (CAG) provides professional and compassionate social services to disadvantaged individuals and families of the Washington, District of Columbia Metropolitan area, including comprehensive rehabilitative social services for unemployed, underemployed, no-income to low-income individuals.  CAG has been collecting toys for children for over 10 years.
CAG Program Alumni have volunteered to wrap the donated presents on the evening of December 19th
Toy Drop-off Locations
Office of Councilmember Tommy Wells
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC, 20004
Telephone: 202.724.8072
Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Community Action Group
335 Eighth Street, SE (entrance on 7th Street)
Washington, DC 20003
Telephone: 202.543.4558
Christ Church of Capitol Hill
620 G Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20003
Telephone: 202.546.7543
* Also at Batter Bowl Bakery (Only Thursday, December 19, 8-9:30AM during Councilmember Wells Community Office Hours)
403 H Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tips from MPD 1D Commander Hickson on preventing smartphone robberies

First District Commander Hickson shared the following tips to help prevent smart phone robberies:

In an effort to make the community aware of current trends, we are posting the below three tactics being used by individuals attempting to snatch smart phones.
·         Suspect approaches a potential victim and ask for the time, when the victim pulls out their phone to tell the suspect the time, the phone is snatched from the complainant’s hand.
·         Suspect will approach a potential victim and ask for directions to a particular location out of the immediate area. When the victim take out their phone and look the location up for the suspect, the perpetrator will ask to see the map on the phone at which time they snatch the phone and flee.
·          Suspect will approach a potential victim and ask to use their phone to call home, usually say they need to call their parents. When the victim complies with the request, the suspect runs off with the victim’s phone.
This is obviously not a complete list of tactics, but they are some of the trends we have noted in the last few months. Please remember to call 911 whenever you observe any suspicious activity or suspicious persons.
Commander Daniel P. Hickson
First District

SoberRide available to provide free rides home after 10 pm starting this Friday, December 14 through New Year's Day

The weather outside may be frightful, but that doesn’t mean the roads should be.
If you are trying to fight off the winter chill with a chilled beverage of your own and partake in a bit too much “mystery punch” or adult eggnog over the Holiday season, stay safe and call SoberRide!
Together with the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) SoberRide initiative, AT&T is proud to provide free taxi rides (up to $30) to anyone over 21 in the greater Washington, DC area nightly from 10pm until 6am starting Friday, December 13th, through New Year’s Day.  AT&T customers can call #WRAP to get a safe, free ride home, while others can dial 800-200-8294 (TAXI).
WRAP's SoberRide provides greater Washington, DC residents a safe way home on high-risk holidays, including the December/January holiday season, St. Patrick’s Day, Independence Day and Halloween.

ANC6A to consider Joe Englert request to allow late night patio hours Tuesday, Dec 17, 7 pm @ Maury Elem (1250 Constitution Ave NE)

Joe Englert has petitioned to have the voluntary agreements that he entered into with ANC6A when he first opened a series of venues along H Street eliminated.  As part of his request, Englert is complaining that establishments that have patios on public space or rooftop decks are required to close those outdoor areas prior to last call in order to reduce the late night noise that impacts their nearby neighbors.  Englert's request to eliminate the restricted hours for the outdoor spaces will be heard by ANC6A this Tuesday, December 17, 7 pm at Maury Elementary School (1250 Constitution Ave NE).  If you have views on this issue, you should plan to attend and communicate them to your ANC Commissioner as well. 

At the meeting, there will also be an update regarding Ben's Chili Bowl who has refused to sign the agreement that every other liquor serving establishment on H Street has signed, thus forcing the ANC to protest their license application.  A note from the ANC's Alcohol Committee chair and the meeting agenda follow.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

2nd Annual DC Krumpusnacht! parade along H Street tomorrow night starting at Gallery O on H (1354 H)

Please join us Thursday, Dec 5th for one of DC's Greatest New Traditions…
The 2nd Annual DC Krampusnacht!
With the holidays now upon us, we're all familiar w/ the story of Santa Claus. But according to ancient lore, St. Nicholas actually had several attendants, one of which was the horned satyr Krampus. Whereas St. Nick would reward good little girls & boys, Krampus would punish the bad kids. For 'truly' bad children, he'd even carry them off to later be devoured as his X-mas dinner!  
Traditionally, Kampsuslauf takes place on Dec 5th (day before St. Nicholas Day). A celebratory parade carries through the night as caricatures march their way through the streets warning attendant children to be nice. 
In a city known for its cultural diversity & multinational intrigue, this year we're proud to host the 2nd Annual Kampuslauf on H Street. With a schedule of events that run throughout the evening, Kampusnacht offers a little something for everyone!  
Evening Schedule: 
6pm - Benefit Reception for "Santa's Cause DC" at Gallery O on H (1354 H St. NE DC).
        - Donations of $10 or unwrapped christmas gift requested.  

7pm - Krampuslauf Parade down H Street

9pm - Afterparty at Little Miss Whiskey's (1104 H St. NE DC)
- For a more detailed history see Wikipedia:
- For an idea as to the Krampuslauf Tradition see:
All parties are welcome to join in the fun! Full or partial participation is DEEPLY encouraged.  For the parade, any reasonable attempt for authentic costumes (professional or amateur) shall be openly welcome. Please join us on Facebook for information on ideas, tutorials, pics, tips, & more… 
All efforts go to benefit Santa's Cause DC ( a special project for "Family Matters of Washington, DC" - striving to enhance the lives of foster children throughout the DC area, they provide a program for personalized gifts both during the December holidays (delivered by Santa himself) as well as on birthdays. In addition, they provide needed supplies for the entire school year. We will be accepting unwrapped toys & monetary donations to benefit this most worthy cause.
So bring your family or friends & kick off the holidays with a fun filled evening for all! No Doubt, THIS is a night you won't want to miss!