10/24/16 10:22pm


I love when the sidewalks open back up. Also reveals where the new Wydown Coffee Bar will be located at 600 H Street, NE, right across the street from the new Starbucks. The liquor license placard says:

“A coffee shop with a small bakery serving coffee, espresso, baked goods, juices and healthy snacks. In the afternoon and evenings, wine and beer will be served with desserts. Total Occupancy Load: 64. Total number of seats: 27. Total Occupancy Load of Summer Garden: 16.”


And you can taste the Whole Foods coming:


If you passed out or moved away in 2012 and woke up today, you’d find the whole scene pretty surreal:


10/24/16 4:10pm

Photo by Mathias Appel used with permission

From an email:

“DC Lemur Happy Hour to celebrate the World Lemur Festival

  • Tuesday, October 25, 6-10pm
  • Upstairs at Shaw’s Tavern (520 Florida Ave, NW)
  • Lemur Trivia starts at 7:30 pm, with lemur-themed prizes and a gift card from Shaw’s for the winning team!
  • 1/2 price pizza and burgers
  • $5 house wine and Sam Adams drafts
  • FB invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1704199469900487/

Join lemur fans and friends of the Lemur Conservation Network in Washington DC for happy hour on Tuesday October 25 in celebration of the 2016 World Lemur Festival. (more…)

10/24/16 3:45pm


From the NoMa BID:

“For its fourth year the NoMa pumpkin patch will return to NoMa Junction @ Storey Park on October 26, 2016 from 5pm – 8pm. PumpkinPalooza is the perfect free fall event for everyone. Guests will have the opportunity to carve or paint a free pumpkin, savor treats from local food trucks, enjoy live bluegrass music, and meet new furry friends at the NoMa petting zoo.  This year the Lemon Bowl DC will be joining in on the fun and teaching fall terrarium making classes, Urban Stems will be sharing fall floral arrangement tips and Green Heart Juice Co. will be sampling and selling their fresh juices. Pumpkins, carving utensils, live music, petting zoo, face-painting, moonbounce, and the pet costume contest are all free. Food, beverages and the terrarium making class are available for purchase.

Live music will be provided by bluegrass band Kingstreet Bluegrass.

Food trucks Swizzler, Peruvian Brothers, Dangerously Delicious, Roaming Rooster and Tamales Pachuca will be on site all evening.

Details: (more…)

10/24/16 3:20pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.


“Hayley from Kingman Park is either depressed by the Cone of Shame or the Election of Shame. Either way she has a rough few weeks ahead or her!”


“Mr. Pants and Dr. McDougal, of Brookland. Lounging in their fancy new box for two.”


“Here’s my 10 year-old minpin chihuahua mix Prince Rogers Nelson Pitre—the Prince of Brightwood. He thinks my bed is his playground.”