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Reader Poll: Who Serves Up Your Favorite Grilled Cheese

April 11th, 2014 by Claudia Holwill · Capitol Hill

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day tomorrow (yes, it’s a thing), we thought we’d take a look at where you can satisfy your craving on Capitol Hill. From the classic to the gourmet, our neighborhood has lots of options. Which is your favorite?

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Featured Open House of The Week

April 11th, 2014 by Guest Author · Capitol Hill

GetMediaThe location alone is enough of a reason to check this one out on Sunday.  The home features exposed brick, wood floors, an eat-in kitchen, and a back yard that is perfect for relaxing or entertaining. 315 E Street SE is open from 1-4pm on Sunday.

This series is brought to you by Jason Martin, a local real estate agent and  founding partners of Keller Williams Capital Properties and the principal at the Jason Martin Group. You may contact Jason at 202-641-0299.

Listing courtesy of James Downing with Real Living at Home..

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Weekend East City Event Round Up: April Super Saturday Edition

April 11th, 2014 by Guest Author · Capitol Hill

"Still Life Series: Oyster" 2013, C-Print mounted on aluminum.  Courtesy CONNERSMITH

“Still Life Series: Oyster” 2013, C-Print mounted on aluminum. Courtesy CONNERSMITH

Saturday, April 12

Art Enables– 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Art Enables’ April second Saturday workshop is all about the superhero!  Create you very own with all materials supplied. Details on this free activity here.  

Art Enables is located at 2204 Rhode Island Avenue NE

Salve Regina Gallery– 2 p.m. (curators talk) 3 p.m. (closing reception)

Meet the curators of Under the Influence: Reverberations of the Washington Color School and discuss their selection of eight well-known DC artists whose work best represents the Washington Color School.  A closing reception follows.  For more information about the exhibition, click here.   

Salve Regina gallery is located in Salve Regina Hall on the CUA Campus, 620 Michigan Avenue NE [Read more →]

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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Fran

April 11th, 2014 by Melissa Schaffer · Capitol Hill

1972313_639484506089153_1321574641_nHave you ever seen such an adorable underbite?

Fran is a one-year-old, 35-pound, whippet/shepherd mix looking for a place to call home through City Dogs Rescue.

Fran loves her people, though she can be a bit shy with strangers at first. She loves other dogs and is cat friendly. Fran is a sweet and loyal companion. She may start out timid but her personality will quickly blossom and she will transform into your shadow. In her foster home she enjoys watching TV and snuggling. Fran also loves playing with toys, going for walks, and running around the park.  Because Fran is easily startled, it is best for her to go to a home without small children.

Check out Fran’s page to learn more about her and see more photos and video.

Animal adoption events on the Hill this weekend:

Rural Dog Rescue, Saturday, 12 pm to 3 pm, Howl to Chief, 733 8th Street SE.

Capital Cats, Sunday, 12 pm to 3 pm, Howl to Chief, 733 8th Street SE.


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Like Your Water Brown? Barrel Opens Tonight

April 10th, 2014 by Kate McFadden · Capitol Hill

by Kate McFadden

photos by Kate McFadden.
Patrons can choose from tables, bar seat and a  downstairs space with a speakeasy feel

Barrel, a new bar specializing in bourbon and rye, will hold a soft opening today starting at 4 pm. Barrel is located at 613 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, formerly the home of the 18th Amendment. What you’ll find inside is a sleek location where you can picture yourself spending a few hours savoring the kind of bourbons you won’t find at most bars. The menu also promises to be a “gotta go back” feature.

In addition to the good stuff aged in barrels, Barrel serves wine and beer and a rotating seasonal menu of cocktails from The Elixir Bar. There you’ll find the “Jack Rudy,” made with a Tanqueray gin but turned on its head after being barrel-aged. I can’t wait to see what warm winter drinks the bar will concoct.

Downstairs you’ll find The Dispensary, home to more than 50 speciality small-batch distillers bottles of bourbon and rye with an occasional white rye, gin or vodka thrown in. This space, designed to evoke Prohibition-era watering holes, is where the liquid gold is held. It includes bottles of Boss Hog by Whistlepig, a 14-16 year aged rye; Pappy, a 23-year old bourbon; or the oldest bottle, Old Blowhard, which was aged in barrels for 26 years. The owners anticipate The Dispensary will be the site of tastings, classes and private events. Bartenders will pour 1 and 2 oz. pours on the reserves. Bring your gold card; remember, you’re drinking liquid gold. [Read more →]

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