Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Link roundup

The Washington Post provides it Best Bets on H Street with a great guide to a dozen of H Street's best businesses. It's amazing when H Street has come so far that Granville Moore's and the Argonaut could be left off a list of a dozen great things to do on H Street... It is nice to the Washington Post recognizing the H Street neighborhood as one of DC's best.

DCFoodies reviews Dr. Granville Moore's. DC Foodies says Granville Moore's may be DC's best bar. They are well-known for their award-winning mussles, but the Belgian beer list is as fine as any in Washington and the kitchen's other offerings -- from bison steaks to lamb sandwiches are truly delicious as well.

Mike Neibauer notes in the WBJ that H Street Main Street Executive Director Anwar Saleem has not paid his DC property taxes for the past two years, owes over $20,000 to DC, and will have his properties at 1005 H Street and 1017 H Street auctioned at DC's tax sale next month if he does not pay them prior to then.

At-large Council Candidate Clark Ray launched an ad that starts with footage of him on H Street talking about his hope to see streetcars in place asap and how Phil Mendelson has worked to slow them down. Lydia DePillis takes a look at the ad on City Paper's Housing Complex and concludes that those of us who are eager to see our streetcars on H Street (and elsewhere) have "essentially won" because "That’s what political power is: When elections become about your issues." It's great to see Clark Ray joining Tommy Wells, Kwame Brown, and Mayor Fenty in strongly advocating for the H Street streetcar line.

DCmud takes a look at the ongoing redevelopment projects at "The Station" (525 9th St) and "The Enginge House" (1341 Maryland Ave). While some of H Street's bigger redevelopments like the H Street Connection and the Steuart Development have yet to break ground, these two residential buildings are moving steadily ahead currently.

Frozen Tropics notes that Evolve has purchased the buildings located at 1344-48 H St and intends to move their corporate headquarters into the smaller building to the west and to renovated the larger one for use as a restaurant. The larger building mirrors the design of and shares a wall with the building at 1350 H Street, where Joe Englert plans to open his Italian restaurant Vendetta.

Thrillist does a quick video of the Build Your Own Cocktail option at H Street's news restaurant/cocktail lounge Fruit Bat. Fruit Bat has its own creative cocktail list as well as mojitos and caiprinas, but encourages you to pick a base and a fresh fruit and let them create something special to suit your individual tastes. Stay tuned for more on Fruit Bat here soon. Our early visits suggest Fruit Bat will be a very welcome addition to H Street and that its South American street fare is as tasty as its creative cocktail offerings.

The Hill is Home has the performance line up for the stages at each end of the H Street Festival. It's going to be even bigger and better than last year. Saturday, September 18, starting at noon.