Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Can I boycott a place I'd probably never get to

Some of ya'll are aware of the kerfuffle regarding U Street Girl and the owner of a wine bar threatened legal action. She has recommended that others join her in not patronizing or promoting the 14th Street business. Okay.
I totally agree on principle, but honestly I haven't even gotten to the wine bars I actually want to go to, like Cork, so I don't know what use that would be. Also as a fan of redemption and forgiveness I hope that the owner of Du Vin Osteria, David Shott, will make an honest effort to undo the damage done.

Hopefully, we'll have none of that in nearby (to me) Bloomingdale. Tonight there is going to be an open house Q&A for a proposed bar/pub/wateringhole at 116 Rhode Island Ave NW between 6 and 8pm. I guess it would be a good place to unwind after some yoga 'round the corner. Seriously, I'm looking forward to the development, growth and appearances of all the small businesses in the Bloomingdale and eastern Shaw area.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

News from other blogs or Friday Misc.

Over in Bloomingdale The Yoga District is having a mommy & me, but with a more inclusive title of Family Yoga and Community Playtime.

The Great Scott Roberts also mentioned some tasty info he got from a Bloomingdale restaurant hopefully to come at NJ & R. According to WashBiz Journal, Beau Thai, a carry out, is due to open in March, hopefully, maybe, fingers crossed.
Speaking of restaurants on R, anyone know what's going on with 6th and R for the proposed Toque Cafe? I've noticed a change of windows and the application of paper over the windows, so I hope there is something good going on behind the paper.

Over here in the TC, the BACA blog tells that there will be a grand opening of the Eckstine and Ellington Theatre at the Dorothy I Height Community Academy Public Charter Schools (CAPCS)school, also known as Armstrong, this weekend.
have a great weekend y'all.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Reminder- Martin's Fundaraiser TONIGHT

I don't know about you but federal holidays and snow days screw up the schedule I keep in my head. So this is a reminder for me (and you too), that tonight is the fundraiser for neighborhood activist dude, Martin Moulton, who has been legally hounded by neighborhood activist/tyrant LeRoy Thorpe. Anyway, Longview Gallery from 6-8, bring your checkbooks.


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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Support Martin Fundraiser

As some of you are aware Martin Moulton, CCCA prez, and involved citizen, was dragged into court under hyped up allegations by Mr. Leroy Thorpe, as part of Thorpe's on going efforts to silence his challengers. No matter how innocent you are, lawyers still cost money, and so the Long View Gallery is hosting a fundraiser, where 100% of monies raised will go to pay for Martin's legal fees. Anyway here's the info, hope to see y'all there.
Meet your neighbors and help Martin Moulton

Tuesday, January 19
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Long View Gallery
1234 Ninth Street NW

Friends and supporters of Shaw neighborhood activist and leader Martin Moulton are coming together to help raise funds to pay Martin's legal fees, helping him defend against recent legal actions taken by Leroy Thorpe. Here's a link to recent developments or you can review the official legal docket (Case No. 09 CA 007215) by searching "Leroy Thorpe" here.

Please make checks payable to "Harmon Curran" (the law firm representing Martin) and include "Martin Moulton Legal Fees" on the note line at the bottom of your check. Let us know if you prefer to use a credit card so we can process your contribution without incurring transaction fees.

Thank you for your consideration and we hope you will join us.

Host Committee (in formation): Kari and Jason Beard, Ralph Brabham and Drew Porterfield, Frances Evangelista, Mike Gormley, Miles E. Groves, Suzi Molak, The Hon. Alex Padro, Cary Silverman, Stephanie Slewka, Charles Walker, William Waybourn, Deborah Ziska

Please phone 202.518.2453 for more information or RSVP to by January 16th.

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Misc

Working on Waltha
Originally uploaded by In Shaw
Good morning. As you can see it appears things are just chugging along at the Waltha T. Daniel-Shaw library. Sparks a flying, cranes and trucks blocking traffic, good stuff.
A few blocks over at 7th and Q is the location of the Warrenton Group, (apparently spelled with and 'e', occasionally spelled Warranton with an 'a') which according to DC Mud is joining developer William C. Smith and Co. to rebuild the Sursum Corda Area aka Northwest One. Problem is, as far as some of us can tell the Warrenton Group is a fake front, as they have been awarded million dollar contracts but haven't built shyte. They own shyte, but haven't built or developed anything so far that one can point to. Unless someone out there knows something that we can go look at, besides the senior wreck center that is the shuttered liquor store at 7th and Q.
On a personal note this week I discovered the importance of a dehumidifier when my cellar flooded with 4 inches of water.
Lastly, sort of because I swear I meant to write something else, trick or treaters. As common on my street, we give out candy to small people who knock on our door. I'm guessing the prime time will be 5-7pm, because around 7:30-8 the sullen teens knock on the door and that's when I turn off all the lights and hide in the rear of the house, or go over to someone else's house. So check with your neighbors if you're new since last year and join in the custom.

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Mt. Sinai missions

On Saturday I got a flier advertising the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Nurses' Ministry's Church and Community Health Fair. What I really wanted to do Saturday was ask questions of what I'm assuming is some clothing ministry that was out on the corner of 3rd and Q that day. But I was running errands and trying to catch buses so that didn't happen.
If you haven't seen them or ever walked by that corner when they are out, every so often (it seems monthly or quarterly) on a Saturday there will be free clothing offered. The couple of times I've passed there have been people fingering through the racks of clothes. When I walked by this weekend there were "gently used" (got that phrase from EBay) women's and children's shoes. There were children's clothing as well as adult clothing. And then there is the big chalkboard saying "Free Clothes" just so it is clear of what' going on and offered.
The flier I got is for free health screenings and some shots & tests that are to occur on the 26th from 10AM to 3PM. The screenings are for prostate cancer, glucose (for diabetes, body fats or lipids), and blood pressure. The tests are for HIV, urine, and hearing. The shots are for the flu and tetanus. This is to occur in their lower auditorium. I'm guessing that's the same area where we have the BACA meetings.
For more information I gather one would contact Mt. Sinai and their office # is 2/ 667-1833.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Couple of weekend things

Several communities near and in Shaw will be having clean ups. In the Truxton part of Shaw on the 22nd is the Bates Area Clean Up to take place between 10AM and 1PM. One may gather at 1st and P. Now the thing about this clean up is you can join a group and clean up, over at 1st and P and work your way from that point. Or you can clean up your own street, sidewalk, front yard, whatever. The idea is to clean up and beautify the neighborhood.
From Anita:
Dear Neighbors,
This is a friendly reminder that our individual undivided attention is needed in front of our homes, the sidewalks, curbs and gutter, alleyways, treeboxes and flower gardens. Additionally, we can do "first-hand observation about the appearance and safety features requiring service in our community" -- areas missing grass, broken sidewalks, overrun tree boxes, inoperative fire hydrants, etc. Lets join together in the Neighborhood Clean up by giving whatever amount of time you can spare to helping to keep our community clean, safe and a great place to live for all.

Since I had mentioned canning this week and since I have a novice's idea of what I'm doing, may I suggest the canning lecture at the Historical Society (801 K Street, NW) at 1PM (yeah you can do it right after cleaning the community). Specifically it's called Family Urban Gardening: Cooking & Preserving Summer Bounties.

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Bundy stuff

First the bad from Mr. Moulton:
Dear Ms Choke,

With a shooting in broad daylight yesterday afternoon, in DPR's park within yards of the Bundy School (future home of Safe Shores) on O Street NW, hundreds of local residents hope your office will consider public safety when making a final determination of parking options for Bundy School tenants in the next few days. A police report from the Third District MPD is copied below.

As you know, many residents in our community are happy to share the responsibility for working collaboratively with our local MPD officials to make our community as safe as possible and enliven dead zones around our homes for the sake of our families and children as well as those who will receive necessary services at Safe Shores.

Will OPM be sound proofing the windows at Bundy School?

Daily Crime Report - 3D
Thu Aug 6, 2009 10:00 am

PSA: 308
CCN: 09110947
RPT DATE: Aug 05, 2009
OFFENSE: ADW - Assault With A Deadly Weapon
START DT: 08/05/2009
START TM: 14:42:00
Hopefully there will be the staffing necessary around after this fiscal year is over to address this. At the BACA meeting the OPM rep tried to make the audience understand that the office is cutting about 9 (if I remember right) positions and that has consequences.

Good news also from Mr. Moulton of CCCA or an event announcement that there will be a Jazz on the Green event at Bundy Park August 21st at 6:30 with a Brazilian jazz ensemble. See more here (PDF). It is great that groups and individuals are putting on outdoor arts events around the neighborhood. The First on First, over in Bloomingdale was a blast. Hopefully this will be a fun little event.

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

Tonight! The Big Bundy Meeting

The image shown is a suggestion posted by a Mr. E. Smith where there is parking close to the Bundy building and a greenspace on the P Street side. I like it.
The meeting regarding the proposed parking lot is tonight (July 9, 2009) at 7pm at the Scott Montgomery Elementary School (421 P Street NW).
I got the flier today regarding the meeting. I do have some criticism of it, but keep in mind I am pro-dog park. One it doesn't mention the dog park idea at all. It just mentions greenspace. I understand why this was probably done, but full disclosure may be the best thing in the long run. Last criticism is the mention of shootings near Bundy Park, considering all the other factors in that general vicinity, I fail to see how it links up with problem. Otherwise there are wonderful and very valid points, such as the 600sf of building space to 1 parking spot code, meaning only 25 spaces are needed and pointing out that the 400 block of P is deserted and needs eyes and feet.
Also contact Eleanor Holmes Norton about this and express you concern as this involves a federal land transfer.

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Fringe Festival Item: A Tactile Dinner

Weird but good. I enjoyed it.
There was an announcement that went up on the MVSQ blog about a preview for this... thing. So I went, not really knowing what to expect except that it was about food. I like food.
Food was deconstructed and the audience was the participant. No sitting back and just observing. It was a futurist meal. We "ate" beef (or mushroom if vegetarian) air, had salad (locally grown) without the aid of forks and knives, had a sugar cube course, and ended the meal with a spray of coffee or tea. Throw in some dance, and wrap it in futurism and a good time was had.

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Monday, July 06, 2009

July 4th, not that bad

I looked at last year's post and it seems that there has been little change, except no spent firecracker wound up on my roof this year. There was a large crowd that gathered at the corner setting off things that couldn't have been legal.

Call the cops?

Ha, ha, you're funny.

It looked like there were fireworks being set off in the direction of the Cook school and somewhere in Bloomingdale. I was on the ground, so I couldn't tell. Big and very, very loud fireworks went off on my corner. No one set off anything in front of their houses, nor the alley. And it was less smokey than last year, however there was that eau de gunpowder smell lingering in the air the next day.

Our great BACA leader Jim Berry sent out an email about a post-firework clean up on Sunday and I did see people the day after picking up trash. Speaking of BACA there isn't a meeting today, but rather July 13th. The winners of the BACA Flower Power walk are to be announced and awarded then.


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Thursday, July 02, 2009

4th of July

I feel the need to warn the new people on the block about the 4th. But then so far all signs seem to say it isn't worth saying anything. In the past week I've heard only a few instances of fireworks going off. Before that maybe the odd explosion, but nothing worth blogging about.
So it is entirely possible that this July Fourth the DIY fireworks in the hood may be fairly tame and less war-zone like. But I'm not entirely sure as there are still vacant lots and other things that attract people with boxes of illegal fireworks. So we'll see.
Also I'm available should anyone want to invite me to their rooftop gathering. Watching and comparing the fireworks from the Mall, with the various displays popping out of Columbia Heights, Brookland, Capitol Hill, and Dupont/ Foggy Bottom/Georgetown (can't really tell) is quite enjoyable. However when stuck on the ground it's a bunch of noise & smoke.


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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

BFM and a teaspoon of Rolling Thunder

Originally uploaded by In Shaw
Besides the bikes that a few of my neighbors have, I figured the rumbling I'd hear would be limited to them and a few of their friends. Nope.
Sunday at the Bloomingdale Farmer's Market, where I wandered over to get pasta and strawberries, I saw a parade of motorcycles lead by the police. This is not a good picture, but back on Florida Ave is where a small portion of the bikes can be seen. It was a good bunch, men, predominately Afro-American, on shiny big bikes, waving to the people and honking their horns. Traffic was blocked for several minutes and it went on long enough to make me wonder if I could get back to the other side of Florida.
The mini parade went on long enough that as they were passing my attention went back to buying things. I really like the Copper Pot's pasta sauces and meat filled pastas. I'll admit, I'm not that big of a fan of the spaghetti, but I like very, very, very thin noodles. Last night I had the lamb angelico(?), the lamb stuffed pasta,with a cream sauce I made from cream, white wine, garlic, a bit of lemon juice and some sage growing out in the yard. OMG that's good. The week before I had the rabbit pasta, which is very delicate and requires a delicate sauce. So far the lamb is my favorite.
And there were two vendors selling strawberries. Last week I made strawberry frozen yogurt with those strawberries and that very smooth yogurt found at Timor's. That was very good and no I didn't give any of that away, like I normally do with a lot of my ice creams. So this week, I bought some more strawberries, from both vendors and once again made strawberry frozen yogurt, and pina colada sorbet. Both have booze in them so that limits who I can give them away to.
Unlike store bought strawberries, these in season, local kind, don't have that tasteless white center I often find. The farmer's market strawberries are tasty throughout.

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Thursday, May 07, 2009

UHOP parade May 23rd, you have been warned

Okay, I don't want to get into an argument about religious or 1st amendment expression, I just want to warn some of y'all about an annual traffic nightmare/ fun parade. Depending on who you are, where you live, what you're doing and if you actually need to get anywhere will determine how you feel about it. I live on the other side of New Jersey Ave and I take the subway, so I don't care.
Anyway here's some of the announcement:
The United House of Prayer for All People will be celebrating its, Annual Memorial Day Peace Parade, on Saturday May 23, 2009. This year the parade has a theme, which has been coined "Return", adapted by our leader, Bishop C. M. Bailey.

Historically, the parade route travels passing through Vermont Avenue, however, this year, the parade route will travel down 13th Street, NW, from U. Street, NW. The actual parade route is:

6th Street - Florida Avenue - 13th Street - Logan Circle - P Street - 7th Street - back to United House of Prayer for All People, 601 M Street, NW

Because the parade route has been slightly changed, we want to provide notification to the Community and thus, sought to have this communicated to Advisory Neighborhood Commission, ANC, 2-F, so as to not inconvenience the community.

The parade, lotsa black people, groups of young men with brass instruments, and maybe drums, will be snaking through the middle of Shaw starting around 11AM and possibly finishing up around 3PM. Avoid Rhode Island Avenue, and any other cross streets through central Shaw, if you're in a car. Now if you're on a bike, just try not to hit anyone, you can probably ride through the gaps.
Every time I encounter the parade, there never seems to be anyone from the city (MPD, DDOT, etc) directing traffic on Rhode Island. Since the church is alerting the community with announcements, I wonder if that will change.

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

BACA Clean up May 9th & Flower Power Walk 6/13

Okay, I got a couple of BACA Flower Power tickets to sell. Flower Power is the Bates Area Civic Association garden walk, and this year it is going to be on June 13th. It is a good opportunity to look at others yards, see what grows well around here and steal ideas. The tickets are $10 and I take PayPal. Money goes to fund other BACA beautification projects.
Also this weekend as a part of the build up for Flower Power is a BACA clean up, with a focus on tree boxes. May 9th between 9 and 11 or noon, at the corner of 1st and P, neighbors will be gathering together to spruce up the area. It is suggested that you bring your own tools and keep them in your sights.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Saturday Afternoon U Street

Saturday Afternoon U Street
Originally uploaded by Jeslettt
I picked this photo because I spotted myself in it. A good time was had and much water was purchased at the CVS nearby.
The dancers are locals and visitors who were in town for the DC Lindy Exchange, an annual event where swing dancers get together and dance for about 3-4 days straight. This was one of the free dances that takes place in a public park. The other free dance like crazy people on stone/concrete/ granite (and ruin your knees) was at Freedom Plaza on Sunday.
For more information about swing dancing as a social art form see:
Swingout DC

Tom and Debra's Gotta Swing


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Friday, March 20, 2009

Run! Here comes the marathon

I was meaning to post earlier but don't plan on getting anywhere between 7AM and 1PM tomorrow. Near the TC it's comming up North Capitol, so I predict angry drivers crawling on Florida will be speeding through the hood to make up for sitting in traffic. There is more information here with DDOT. The website for the National Marathon looks like it doesn't wan to load, ever.


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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Inauguration Musings- Inaugural Stuff in Shaw

A- I'm not going anywhere. I've told the Aunt and the 1/2 sister that I will be home to receive them and their people should they need a warm safe house between the Mall and Hyattsville. Besides that, I hate cold and crowds.

As I mentioned before with the Aunt, there are several things Shiloh Baptist is doing for Inauguration weekend, and there is a website up regarding that.

For the artistically minded there is the Art of Change at the Warehouse, here's the press release:
From the press release:

Artomatic, Inc. and Playa del Fuego, Inc. – institutions of the mid-Atlantic arts community – have joined together to create this year's most distinctive inaugural celebration, The Art of Change (, on Jan. 20, 2009 at 8 pm. With the generous support of Corporate Sponsor Scion ( and location sponsors The Warehouse Arts Complex ( and Douglas Development (, this event brings Washington, D.C., a unique opportunity to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama as President. Tickets are available immediately for $50 at

Occupying three separate venues on the 1000 block of 7th Street, NW in downtown Washington D.C., The Art of Change will feature visual and performing arts, multiple dance floors, fire dancing and live music. DJs from across the mid-Atlantic region will be spinning an eclectic mix of musical styles on two dance floors, and in The Art of Change Galleries, displaying artworks created for this celebration. The Variety Stage will showcase performances all night long, including live music, comedy, belly dancing and spoken word poetry. And outside, attendees will enjoy fire-dance performances while dancing to up-and-coming DJs in the heated White Tent.
In the spirit of community organizing and collaboration that President-elect Obama has come to represent, The Art of Change is being planned in collaboration with a number of supporting organizations. These include DC Burners, Dance Afire, Bethesda Theatre, Cultural Attaché, Washington Project for the Arts, 4&9 Productions LLC, Brightest Young Things, The Pink Line Project, Pecha Kucha , Creative DC, Hungry for Music, Capitol Riverfront BID, and NoMa BID.

This collaborative ethic also facilitates social engagement by making us all responsible for the creation and maintenance of our shared culture. We encourage all attendees to contribute by performing, displaying art, volunteering, or donating to make this event a success. For more information visit

And there are some dining specials in Shaw celebrating the inauguration. Acadiana Restaurant on 9th and New York Ave is having a 4-course menu for $44. A bottle wine for $44 to honor the 44th President. Two Inaugural Cocktails: The Dream and The Spirit ($9), and the regular menu also available. Corduroy plans to be open, and I don't think they are doing anything special. Same for Vegetate, open with the regular menu. Since these are close to the Secret Service Lockdown, I'm going to suggest if you reserve through OpenTable, bring a printout confirming your reservation, should you get stopped by some out of town constable, to prove (you shouldn't have to but be on the safe side) you indeed have business in the area.

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Help a tree out

I was meaning to post this link earlier.
The 7th Street Garden is moving to Le Droit Park to the Gage-Eckington School. This Saturday they are looking for volunteers to help out. One of the huge tasks will be moving some of their trees.
The garden staff currently don't have the resources to uproot and relocate a set of trees from the space, including two each of peach, apple, and cherry trees. We want to make sure these trees can find a home in a new spot, and to make that happen – according to Susan Ellsworth of the Garden – we need “a tree spade, a flat-bed truck that lowers to the ground, and a small miracle.” Maybe one of the members of our community can help provide at least the first two? Please let us know!

So help a tree out.

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Monday, March 03, 2008

Another BACA meeting missed

I'm so bad.
I was planing to just pop by the function at Vegetate for Roadside Developments' O Street Market. I figured I'd pop a few munchies and show up to the BACA meeting fashionably late. I wound up running into some neighbors from the street and well, time flew. I'm so sorry. Sorry that I can be so easily distracted by free wine and polenta bites.
Anyway they need community support Thursday before the Zoning people.
I swear I will make the next, BACA meeting.... well, unless a certain idiot finally asks me out that night.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Trick or Treat

Next Wednesday is Halloween and I do expect kids and adults to trick o' treat my block. Talking with neighbors, we expect the bands of costumed and uncostumed to come by between dusk and 8ish-9ish. Despite the groups of kids who don't make an effort, giving away candy is fun, doing it keeps the tradition alive, and kids 5 and younger in costume are sooooo cute.
Frozen Tropics has a pretty good tips to doing Halloween in the 'hood. The only thing I would have to add is I ration the candy. I buy cheap candy that I give to people who don't try or who are not the target audience. That's my punishment for them. Kids in costume get the good stuff. It may seem to some unfair, but hey, everybody gets candy.


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Buncha Bloomingdale Stuff

Ya know there are like 2 or 3 Bloomingdale blogs.
Farmers market still the neatest thing since sliced multi-grain bread. Every time I go there I think, damn, this/my neighborhood is so cool. Yes, technically in Bloomingdale, but right on the TC/Shaw border. It’s the vibe. You run into neighbors and people with kids, people with dogs, people with people. Some of the vendors at the market take WIC so there is an income mix and fresh food goes to the people. The market goes on until sometime in November, so if you haven’t experienced it, go.
Friday, North Capitol Main Streets had a beer and wine tasting at Bloomingdale Liquors. That was an interesting social experiment. ‘Cause you get a mix of people going in and out. There was a beer table and a wine table, and a big crowd. I only got one little cup of wine, and the merlot wasn’t that great, but I was told the other higher end but lower priced red was much better, Unfortunately, they were out of the better red by the time I made my way back to the table. The store seemed to be doing some fairly brisk business. Of course it was Friday night. Before I bought my tequila (for a great shrimp tequila cerviche dish) I was asked if I was going to bother reporting about the ‘secret meeting’ that occurred two days before. Not a secret meeting, because I posted it in the announcements.
DC GOP hold meeting in back of the St. George's Episcopal church basement to meet with 3-4 Ward 5 Republicans and an Independent. The goal, as I’m remembering this off the top of my head, is to hear what the people want. Lower crime, lower taxes, and better support for small businesses, which this city seems so hostile to, seems to be desired.
And lastly, circling back to the market area, check out the Big Bear if you haven't been there lately. There is a thing in the corner, which was supposed to be there till Oct 14th, was still there when I passed by Friday, so hopefully the Bear got the extention for this installation piece.

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Wine tasting in Bloomingdale

I should have posted this earlier on the announcements part of the blog. Anyway this Friday night there will be a wine tasting from 6-8 at the corner of 1st and RI NW. Gotta go there anyway, I'm running low on tequila.
Tonight: First-Ever Fall Wine Tasting at Bloomingdale Liquors from 6 pm to 8 pm

Wine tastings are popular because they override the limitations of sampling wine alone, at home. How many wines can you taste on your own (unless you don't mind throwing away nine-tenths of every bottle)? How many wines are you willing to buy on your own? And how much can you learn by tasting wine in isolation or with a friend whose expertise is no greater than yours?

At wine tastings, you can learn from your fellow tasters, as well as make new friends who share your interest in wine. Most importantly, you can taste wine in the company of some individuals who are more experienced than you, which is a real boon in training your palate.

NCMS invites you to come out to taste great wines and beers, mingle with neighbors and friends and get to know your neighborhood purveyor of Fine Wines and Spirits, Mr. Singh of Bloomingdale Liquors.

North Capitol Main Streets
First-Ever Fall Wine Tasting
Bloomingdale Liquors
1st and Rhode Island Avenue NW
Friday, October 19, 2007
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Les Petit Chanteurs

Originally uploaded by In Shaw
Know know I get emails about events, and since I don't really post well on command I just copy & paste them to the main site (provided I actually read them on time and they don't get caught by the filter). So I'm back reading the post about the event I've attended today and wondering if the wonderfulness of it all appeared in the announcement at all.
I attended St. George's on the 100 block of U, because I didn't get up in time to bike to my usual church, and to my surprise Les Petits Chanteurs, musicians from Haiti, where going to be there. It shouldn't have been a surprise, because it was posted, and in theory I did read it.
A person of note appeared there, and I'm being vague because when notable person left, said person said something to me on the way out and I have no clue what was said because I was busy reciting. My mouth was open and the ears were closed. So I'm going to cover myself on the oft chance the person said, don't post this.
The choir of Les Petits Chanteurs was great and really made my worship experience awesome and after church when they arrived at the market, they made my neighborhood experience even more so awesome. Also making the market experience awesome, Carolina BBQ. Free Carolina BBQ. You guys said BBQ, but I wasn't clear on what kind. Chopped vinegared pork is some of the best kind.
I guess credit for this wonderful Sunday morning and afternoon should go to Councilman Harry Thomas Jr., the organizers of the Bloomingdale Farmer's market, and the gaggle of Davenports (Lana, ANC Stu, Stu's dad, and Stu's Grandma) who made this cultural event possible.
See my flickr page for more pix of the event.

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