Tuesday, May 31, 2016

#Ludlow-Taylor Taste for the Arts fundraising auction - online auction open now, gala event June 4 @AtlasPACDC

Join the Ludlow-Taylor community at our first Taste for the Arts Party and Auction taking place on Saturday, June 4 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St). It will be a fun evening with food and drinks from local businesses, including the Argonaut,  Liberty Tree, Tortilla Cafe, Micho’s and Schneider’s of Capitol Hill.  Come join our parents, teachers and community to raise money for our fabulous students and teachers in all grade levels!  Live auction items include a bicycle from the Daily Rider, a golden ticket to skip the line to enjoy a reservation for dinner at Rose's Luxury, tickets to see Peter Gabriel and Sting, and more.  Ludl0w-Taylor is the neighborhood DC Public School for residents who live south of H Street.  Tickets to the event can be purchased here (early bird rate available through May 31). 

Ludlow-Taylor's online auction is now open and runs through June 4The auction can be accessed by going to http://www.biddingowl.com/ ludlowtaylor  Check out all the fun items available including amazing sports tickets, restaurant gift cards, vacation getaways, fitness memberships, art from local artists, and so much more.  Some highlights include Nats tickets, a 12 person tour of Port City Brewery in Alexandria with unlimited beer, 6 week bootcamp at Old City Crossfit, and a pizza making party at 7th Hill.  All proceeds benefit the students, teachers and staff at Ludlow-Taylor.  Please feel free to share the link with family and friends.  Bid early and often!


Monday, May 16, 2016

Sherwood Neighborhood Volunteers annual Spring cleanup this Saturday, May 21

Join the Sherwood Neighborhood Volunteers this Saturday, May 21, for their annual Spring cleanup at the Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th St NE).  This year, the group will target the playground area for cleanup, gardening, and laying of mulch.  It should be a fun community gathering with snacks courtesy of the Argonaut.  See you there!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Atlas Room is closed. Stay tuned for details of a new spot from Chef Matt Cordes to replace it coming soon.

When the Atlas Room (1015 H St NE) opened its doors in 2010, it quickly became the best restaurant on H Street NE or anywhere nearby. 

At the time, we said, "the Atlas Room is a fantastic addition to H Street, offering an ambitious menu, diverse wine list, and excellent craft cocktails.  It is already H Street's best restaurant and its opening continues a trend of nicer restaurants opening on H Street ."  The critics quickly agreed with Tom Sietsema stating that "The most ambitious kitchen on H Street NE deserves a full house every night" and including the Atlas Room in his Fall Dining Guide.  Don Rockwell also touted the Atlas Room as  "not only the best restaurant in the Atlas District, but it's also the best restaurant in all of Northeast or Southeast DC, including everything on Capitol Hill."  The Washingtonian followed suit and included it on its 100 Best Restaurants list.

The Atlas Room's opening and initial success raised the bar for dining on H Street and across Capitol Hill.  Sadly, it closed its doors for the last time on Saturday night. 

The good news is that Chef-owner Matt Cordes is hard at work to reopen a new venture at 1015 H St NE in the near future.  We'll have more details soon, but in the meantime, we want to thank Matt and the many terrific folks who put the Atlas Room on the map and elevated dining expectations on H Street and nearby, including Mark Medley, Bobby Beard, Chris Surrusco and Karim Soumah who contributed greatly to some terrific years at the Atlas Room.