Monday, September 26, 2016

get your tickets for Tuesday night's Boundary Stone Battle of the Barrel Aged III !

See this post from the Boundary Stone Facebook page:

Battle of the Barrel Aged III
Sep 27, 2016  5:00 PM

Four of the top breweries in DC have been barrel aging an ale for a minimum of one month. On Tuesday the 27th, these breweries will unveil their concoction at the Boundary Stone. There will be judges and a popular vote to calculate who will take home the trophy, as well as win a dedicated line for a year on our back bar.

It's about to go down!! Follow the link below for guaranteed tickets to the most delicious battle yet! https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=bbfdd736




you can text to 311 to report a street/alley light outage

See this informative tweet:

Bloomingdame@bloomingdame                         
Now you can text to 311 to report a street/alley light outage. Text 32311. - report those outages! Thanks
7:34 PM - 26 Sep 2016


Fall Fest Week 2016 on Rhode Island Avenue Main Street

From: WARD5@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2016 2:10 PM
Subject: [WARD5] Fall Fest Week 2016 on RIA Main Street





Hey neighbors -

There is so much happening on RIA Main Street this week! For the full list of activities, visit http://eepurl.com/chnxkr

Sep 27 - Fall Fest Volunteers Meeting

All hands on deck for Fall Fest! We always need more hands to help us at Fall Fest - join our volunteer meeting on Sep 27 @ 7 p.m., in the RIA Main Street office. Free snacks and t-shirt for your help on Oct 1!

Sep 28 - Sep 30

Fall Fest Week is kicking off with a variety of fun activities for everyone, featuring fall-themed activities each day at highlighted RIAMS businesses… all leading up to the big Fall Fest day! 
Sep 28th @ 10:30 a.m. - Woodridge Library, 1800 Hamlin St NE

Woodridge Library Ribbon Cutting

Oct 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 2000 - 2400 Rhode Island Ave NE

Fall Fest! Arts, crafts, music, food, gifts, and more! Join us for our 5th year (!!!) of bringing Fall Fest to Rhode Island Avenue NE Main Street. 

Special guests: Mayor Muriel Bowser and Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie will be joining us to kick off Fall Fest at 10 a.m.

Oct 2, 2:30 p.m. - Woodridge Library

Panel Discussion: "Woodridge: Conversations with the Community on the History, People, Resources and Future of a Magnificent Community in NE, Washington, DC."

The panel discussion will focus on the history of Woodridge, a residential subdivision located in the northeast section of Washington, DC. Panelists include Jeremiah Montague, Jr., researcher and author, "The Subdivisions of Avalon Heights, Langdon, Montello, Woodridge, and Winthrop Heights (November 2016)"; Anthony Hood, former president of the Woodridge Civic Association; Sharon Turner, president, Friends of the Woodridge Library; and Kyle Todd, Executive Director, Rhode Island Ave Main Street.


For the full list of events this week, visit http://eepurl.com/chnxkr. See you on RIA Main Street!

Best regards,

Kyle Todd
Executive Director, RIA Main Street

Sign up to get the RIA Main Street news delivered straight to your inbox: http://riamainstreet.org/contact-us/

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MPD: arrests made on the 200 block of Q St NW for a Robbery Snatch committed at 1st & S St NW on Saturday, 09-24-2016


From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2016 6:48 PM

To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MPD-5D] 5D Robbery Arrests
 

On 09/24/2016, at approximately 1435 hours, Fifth District officers received a radio run for a robbery snatch that just occurred at the intersection of 1st and S St NW in PSA 501. Officers responded to the area at which time the complainant reported that while walking with another subject at 1st and S St NW, three (3) juvenile males walked up to her and snatched her navy blue wristlet containing additional property. While the officers were conducting the on-scene investigation, another witness reported that she saw three (3) juvenile males running.  MPD officers and a detective canvassed the area and eventually located the suspects in the 200 block of Q St NW.  The suspects were positively identified and transported to the Juvenile Processing Center for processing. 

Brad S. Wagner
Lieutenant
Fifth District – PSA 505
1805 Bladensburg Rd NE
Washington, DC 20002
Main: 202-698-0268
Desk: 202-698-0277
Cell: 202-423-8156

join Boundary Stone Public House tonight for its 5-year anniversary!

From the Facebook page of Boundary Stone:

It has been an amazing 5 years for our Boundary Stone family! We have had such a great time growing with our surrounding communities! Thank you to all friends new and old who have supported us along the way!

We decided this landmark birthday deserved something special, so we asked our friends at
DC Brau Brewing Company to brew us a celebratory ale! With 5 varietals of hops chosen by the Boundary Stone team, "5 Spot" was born!

This crushable session IPA will be exclusive to Boundary Stone and as a thank you to you will be sold for $5 per pint while supplies last!

We also decided such an occasion deserved some seriously funky tunes! Our good friends
AZTEC SUN obliged and will be bringing the FUNK to the party!

So please come on by, grab a "5 Spot," share some memories and talk about the next 5 years!

Cheers!





Washington Times 1906: "Memorial plan meets approval" - movement for recognition of Senator McMillan's work interests

See this tweet and image:

Paul Cerruti@pauljcerruti         
. still confused if ever existed?Really? ? WT1906
8:31 AM - 26 Sep 2016


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Boundary Stone: Monday - celebrating 5 years with DC Brau's "5 Spot"; Tuesday - 3rd Annual Battle of the Barrel Aged !

See this 09-21-2016 message from Boundary Stone Public House:

Two of our events next week! Monday we will be celebrating 5 years! We will be doing this by releasing a beer with DC Brau called the “5 Spot”. We will also have Aztec Sun funking up the place at around 8:30. Please stop by! 

On Tuesday we are doing our Third Annual Battle of the Barrel AgedFour of the top breweries in DC have been barrel aging an ale for a minimum of one month. On Tuesday the 27th,  these breweries will unveil their concoction at the Boundary Stone. There will be judges and a popular vote to calculate who will take home the trophy, as well as win a dedicated line for a year on our back bar. Admission is $20 ahead of time or $25 at the door, which will get you a 5oz tasting from each brewery, and a pint of "5-Spot"!

Tickets can be bought here: https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=bbfdd736

The breweries battling will be DC Brau Brewing Company, Atlas Brew Works, 3 Stars Brewing Company, and defending champs Port City Brewing Company.

#DCBW2016 DC Beer Week

neighbor seeking referrals for in-home children's private music lessons

See this 09-25-2016 request:

Would you mind advertising to the list serve that I am looking for someone who can give my kids private lessons in Piano and Guitar in my home once a week?

Interested instructors can contact me via email: erinwhite@yahoo.com.
 

neighbor seeking recommendations for a strong attorney experienced in suing home renovation contractors

See this 09-25-2016 request:

I wonder if you could post a request to the Bloomingdale list?  

Can anyone recommend a strong lawyer experienced in suing home renovation contractors? I'm, um, asking for a friend.  

Please email me at NHopkinson@gmail.com .


artist Annabel Hertz's "Washingtown" video

One of the many artists that I encountered last nigh at Art All Night DC at the future 7 Drum Lessons business at 1506 North Capitol Street NW was Annabel Hertz.

In addition to writing a book titled Seeing Green, she provided this brief Portlandia-ish video called Washingtown.  She asked me to share it with the community.

Here you go:


Bloomingdale Get Out the Vote today at 1st & RI Av NW with ANC5E07 Commissioner Bertha Holliday

From: Bertha Holliday
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 7:36 PM
Subject:
BLOOMINGALE GET OUT THE VOTE!!! Sunday (9/25/2016) , 10am - 1 pm, 1st and RI NW

Dear Neighbors,

A lot of you moved into the neighborhood since our last MAJOR election in November 2014.  And I suspect that many of you  have not registered locally.  Our democracy --both nationally and locally -- is dependent on our citizens exercising their right to vote.

To help ensure that Bloomingdale increases its  registered  voters numbers, the HOLLIDAY CAMPAIGN  will be sponsoring a series of Bloomingdale Get Out the Vote events.

Our first event will be tomorrow, Sunday, Sept, 25, 10 am - 1 pm, on the corner of 1st and Rhode Island NW.  We will have voter registration forms, absentee ballot application forms, and info on early voting.  So as you seek a quick fix for recovery from your 'Art All Night' activities -- or on your way to or from the Farmer's Market -- plan on hanging  with us a while, and get registered to vote -- or just talk politics!  Come on Bloomingdale --  let's get out the vote.

Look forward to seeing you --

Bertha Holliday

The Holliday Campaign for ANC 5E07 


St Martin's Gospel Choir sang Friday afternoon at the White House as part of the celebration of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

From: David Kuhl
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:35 PM
Subject: St Martin's Gospel Choir

Scott,

    You may be interested in linking to this facebook post on the blog:


St. Martin's Gospel Choir sang yesterday afternoon at the White House as part of the celebration of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.  I've included two photos. 





MPD: Robbery Snatch at 14:41 hrs in the 100 block of S Street NW


From: AlertDC [mailto:conf-1437957400@everbridge.net]
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:55 PM
Subject: Crime Alert 5th District (PSA 501-508)



This is an important message from the District of Columbia AlertDC system.

Alert: Robbery Snatch at 1441 hrs in the 100 block of S Street, NW.
Lookout for 3 B/M's, medium complexion,13-14 years old, 5'4-5'5, 125 lbs, all black clothing with black winter coats. Last seen on the 200 block of Q Street. One female also present.

DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT #I20160584882
Sent to 5th District (PSA 501-508) Alert DC
Sent by MPD CAD #10948

 



Saturday, September 24, 2016

neighbor: Thursday night (09-22-2016) around 10:15pm, two teenagers / young men attempted to rob me at gunpoint on the 100 block of S St NW


I was coming from 1st St NW and biking down S St towards 2nd St as two young men wearing black ski masks ran onto the street (coming from the alleyway on the right hand side) and stopped me. The one who ran in front of me had a gun; the second one ran behind me and into the middle of the street so I couldn’t see him well. Since I wasn't carrying a bag, the guy with the gun started patting down the pockets of my jeans. The only valuable thing I had on me was my phone, tucked away in my back right pocket. Since he was trying to pat down my pockets with his right hand, holding the gun in his left and with my bike in between us, he couldn’t reach the pocket with the phone. I told them that I only had keys on me. Eventually the guy with the gun said “She is clean” and both ran off towards 1st St.

Both men were African-American and seemed relatively young, probably in their teens or early twenties. They were not very tall, around 5’7, slender, and dressed in dark colors. If you noticed anything that night or in the future that could be helpful, please contact Officer Luis Cartagena (luis.cartagena@dc.gov).

North Capitol Main Street: Art All Night DC tonight! Pub and the People, Old Engine 12, Joe Mamo lot, Wicked Bloom, City Gear, DMPED lot, Uncle Chips, 7DL Studios!

Tonight!  Art All Night DC in the North Capitol corridor.

7 pm to 3 am.

Locations:
  • At the Joe Mamo lot on the northwest corner of North Capitol Street NW and Florida Avenue NW, and
  • at the DMPED lot on the corner of North Capitol Street NW and Bates Street NW.
Here is the link to the Map + Logistics info box below:


And here is the link to the Eventbrite complete list of Art All Night North Capitol Main Street activities.
 






Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale scheduled for 09/25/2016

 
2419 1st St NW #1 is listed for $649,900. & will be open 1-4pm on Sunday

The featured property at 2419 1st St NW #1 will be open on Sunday from 1pm-4pm.  It is listed for $649,900.  The listing is represented by Bloomingdale neighbor Suzanne Des Marais with the Bediz Group at Keller Williams Capital Properties.  You can find more information in the links below.

The list of open houses scheduled for Sunday in and around Bloomingdale can be seen here.  The same info can be seen in a map format here.

*Agents, to have your open houses included in this weekly post, please have them tagged in MRIS by 10am on Friday.  If you don't see your open house in the links, feel free to add in the comments.  Also, if you would like your open to be featured with a picture for this post, please e-mail suzanne at bediz dot com by 10am on Friday before the open.

MPD: Robbery on the unit block of R Street NW - during the evening hours of Friday, 09-23-2016


From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:24 AM
To: MPD-5d@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [MPD-5D] 5D Robbery 9-23-16
 

To the Fifth District Community: The following Robberies took place during the evening hours of 9/23/16. If anyone has any information to assist closing these cases, please don't hesitate to contact the Fifth District Detective's office.

...

Robbery Snatch

CCN 16-162-005 V-1 reports that while she was walking EB at 33 R St NW she was approached from behind by two black males 14 to 18 year old.  S-1 came right behind her and snatched her yellow purse from her right hand.  V-1 and S-1 had a minor struggle before S-1 fled on foot WB on R St NW with S-2 behind.   

Lieutenant Porter, Franklin J.
Metropolitan Police Department  PSA 504
Fifth Patrol District

1805 Bladensburg Rd., NE
Washington, DC 20019
Phone: (202) 317-2050

E-Mail:
franklin.porter@dc.gov
Efficiency, Responsibility, and Accountability

Big Bear Cafe: private event closing from 4pm - 6 pm today


Big Bear Cafe@bigbearcafe                         
Private Event closing from 4-6PM. Patio Dinner Service starts at 6PM! Happy Saturday!
8:00 AM - 24 Sep 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

the Holliday Campaign will be sponsoring a series of Bloomingdale Get Out the Vote events -- starting Sunday at 1st and Rhode Island Avenue NW

From: Bertha Holliday
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 7:36 PM
Subject:
BLOOMINGALE GET OUT THE VOTE!!! Sunday (9/25/2016) , 10am - 1 pm, 1st and RI NW

Dear Neighbors,

A lot of you moved into the neighborhood since our last MAJOR election in November 2014.  And I suspect that many of you  have not registered locally.  Our democracy --both nationally and locally -- is dependent on our citizens exercising their right to vote.

To help ensure that Bloomingdale increases its  registered  voters numbers, the HOLLIDAY CAMPAIGN  will be sponsoring a series of Bloomingdale Get Out the Vote events.

Our first event will be tomorrow, Sunday, Sept, 25, 10 am - 1 pm, on the corner of 1st and Rhode Island NW.  We will have voter registration forms, absentee ballot application forms, and info on early voting.  So as you seek a quick fix for recovery from your 'Art All Night' activities -- or on your way to or from the Farmer's Market -- plan on hanging  with us a while, and get registered to vote -- or just talk politics!  Come on Bloomingdale --  let's get out the vote.

Look forward to seeing you --

Bertha Holliday

The Holliday Campaign for ANC 5E07 

And in the good news column...a shout out to a neighbor on U Street NW

From: susan 
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 6:00 PM
Subject: And in the good news column...a shout out to a neighbor on U Street NW




My brother-in-law biked over to visit us last night from work and somehow as he was getting off his bike and getting himself oriented to where my house was, managed to drop his wallet and his watch from his backpack onto the pavement on the unit block of U Street NW.

One of our wonderful neighbors found the wallet and watch, tracked him down, called his cell and returned both items within an hour.
What a wonderful thing to have happen and thank you neighbor! Love my neighborhood.

DC Water 1st Street Tunnel: alley blockings TODAY on the 100 block of Adams St NW

 

From: Hadiah Jordan [mailto:Hadiah.Jordan@dcwater.com]
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 1:37 PM
To: Undisclosed recipients:
Subject: FST: Alley Blockings on 100 Block of Adams Street NW TODAY

Dear Adams Street Residents,

Alley Blockings on 100 Block of Adams Street NW TODAY

As a reminder, SKJD is installing a 12-inch water line on the 100 block of Adams Street NW. Impacts include trucks intermittently using and blocking access to the alleys north and south of Adams Street. 

Today, September 23, 2016, the alleys will be blocked for utility work from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For the alley north of Adams Street, you may access it by using the Bryant Street entrance and the Adams Street eastern entrance near First Street. For the alley south of Adams Street, the alternative access locations are at 2nd Street and W Street.

We are also stationing flaggers at the alley entrances to mobilize and remove Maintenance of Traffic plans as necessary. We will notify DC Fire and EMS Department of any access changes to the fire truck clearways.

Parking Restrictions on 100 Block of Adams Street NW

Because of the utility work, we have posted parking restriction signage on the 100 block of Adams Street, as well. The restriction duration period is from September 26, 2016, thru October 28, 2016; Monday through Friday; from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. The duration period on the posted signs was incorrectly dated, stating restrictions begin on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. The signs have been corrected.

Weekend Work on 100 Block of Adams Street NW

This Saturday, September 24th between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, utility work will be done by Fort Myer Construction Company. Fort Myer will continue working on Monday, September 26th, between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm. Residents should expect vibrations and noise, which will be monitored to reduce impacts.

If you have any questions or concerns about the FST Project, please call the 24/7 Hotline at 1-844-FST-INFO (1-844-378-4636). Please continue to check our web site for updated project information (http://dcwater.com/workzones/projects/first_street_tunnel/).


Thank you,

Katherine, Aravind, Bertha and Kirby are the ANC5E candidates who responded to the Greater Greater Washington 2016 questionnaire

Click on the link to read the Greater Greater Washington blog post.

I have included the Ward 5 -- including ANC5E  -- candidates who responded to the GGW questionnaire.

DC will have 300 hyper-local elections this fall. Can you help us sort through the candidates?



 

 See this blog post for the complete list of ANC5E Bloomingdale candidates.

see the list of activities at tomorrow night's Art All Night DC here in the North Capitol corridor!

See this link!

For the third year in a row Art Soiree together with North Capitol Main Street, Inc. brings the Art All Night experience to North Capitol neighborhood as part of the citywide Art All Night: Made in DC free festival.

Join us as we transform two massive outdoor spaces and a few indoor venues into the ultimate mash-up of cultural and urban arts experiences with Live Music, Live Performances, Video Art Installations, Visual Art Exhibit, Live Painting, and more...

Featuring Washington, DC based artists, artisans and local businesses. This one night festival will celebrate all things local!
 

Sorry, no Silent Disco this year.

Stop by and participate in #MadeInDC !




Common Good City Farm: "Thanks to @WashPostDC @postlocal for the shout-out on our upcoming #FarmToTable cooking workshop!"

See this tweet from Common Good City Farm, located near 4th & V Street NW in LeDroit Park:

CommonGoodCityFarm@CmmnGoodCtyFarm                         
Thanks to for the shout-out on our upcoming cooking workshop!
10:17 AM - 23 Sep 2016



want to go inside? - Come to Essential Mindfulness Skills for Daily Living -- Saturday, 09-24-2016

From: Cullen Kowalski [mailto:wakeup@samsarahouse.org]
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 10:27 AM
Subject: Want to go inside? - Come to Essential Mindfulness Skills for Daily Living, Tomorrow Sat 9/24 2:00 - 5:30PM



Essential Mindfulness Skills for Daily Living Workshop in Bloomingdale
Saturday, September 24, 2:00 - 5:30PM @ Samsara House 2023 (36 R Street NW)




A Day of Mindfulness to Explore the Three Kinds of Gifts

Sign up for a Day of Mindfulness practice with Dharma teacher Kaira Jewel Lingo, previously known as Sister Jewel of Plum Village Mindfulness Practice Centre.

Saturday, October 1st
8:45am-3:30pm
Blueberry Gardens in Ashton, MD

break-in via a rear window yesterday during the daytime on the 2200 block of 1st Street NW


Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 9:58 AM
Subject: Break-in at my house

Wanted to take a moment to warn our Bloomingdale neighbors - I live on 1st St NW between Adams and W.  A burglar came in yesterday through a back window during work hours - they pried it open somehow from the outside.  The entire house was turned upside down, all for the sake of a few electronics.  The detective mentioned the same entry (back alley window) and items were taken at two others houses in the area.  This could have possibly been prevented if I had the safety latches of the window up or motion sensors, so please to all - take a moment to go through your homes and protect yourself.  I certainly wish I had, instead of falsely feeling comfortable with the increased police presence :( 

you chose this Favorite Recipe from the Bloomingdale Farmers Market

From: "Markets & More"
Date: September 22, 2016 at 5:45:32 PM EDT
Subject:
You chose this Favorite Recipe from BFM




candice grapes
Champagne Candice grapes at Reid. It's a Bloomingdale Vendage, right?

Hi Friends,

You are feta and shrimp fiends because I have never seen so many clicks before.  No question that the Baked Greek Shrimp with tomatoes and Feta.  is the ten year favorite BFM recipe WINNER.  So, I am posting it again just in case you missed it last week.  Who says you cannot pair cheese with seafood.  Not the Greeks who do it all the time and you can as well with KESWICK feta.  Now that the temperatures have cooled to something ...ovenable....  this recipe has clearly tempted dozens of you. Me, too.

We will have yellow peaches until the end of September -- summer has not given up on us or the peach trees yet!  Conor is bringing more and more apples every week and the nice thing about Reid is that they grow about 75 different varieties --- some of which are very rare antique apples.   Did you see the Plum Torte recipe that was the New York Times all time favorite?  Use Reid's Italian Plums.

BIKE HOUSE from 11-1.  Every week our friends at The Bike House help 20-30 people a week fix their bikes.
MUSIC: Jason has a surprise for us.
Watch out for our LIVE FB VIDEO VISITS with the farmers at BFM.  I do them Sunday mornings.  Share them, please.

We are open heat, rain or shine at the corner of first and R Streets NW in front of the Big Bear Cafe
  • Let's all bug Mountain View to bring their Paw Paws and their fresh turmeric.  I am sure you saw the good news about turmeric this week?  Shawna still has baby ginger!  No skin, no fiber, floral, the best.  Great for syrups, sodas, stir fries, pickling, freezing. I am using a stalk to flavor some stock and you can use the leaves to wrap fish or chop finely and use as an herb.
  • Pear, both Asian and Bartlett
REID'S ORCHARD:  Be sure to try the champagne Candice grapes! Seedless grapes, peaches, Italian plums, Asian pears, Bartlett pears, apples (they change every week  including Gala, Honeycrisp, Gold Supreme), and 3 kinds of ciders -UV, Honeycrisp and Pear.

KESWICK CREAMERY: Last week there was a surplus of goat milk and Melanie made goat milk chevre which was wonderful.  I hope the goats were equally bountiful this week because I stuffed Garner's figs with the chevre and I want to do it again. Shades of Provence.  Last night I baked the last of the goat cheese and drizzled it with honey.  My guests licked their plates.

MOUNTAIN VIEW ORGANIC:  Nice to see their greens again: swiss chard, bok choy. Check out the Asian varieties of eggplant and bicolor yellow and green squash. Attila, the Hungarian pepper whisperer, loves his hot and sweet peppers.  Blues, Red Gold potatoes. Shallots. Onions in yellow, purple and white. Squash and zucchini. cherry tomatoes and beets. Mountain View loves growing unusual varieties and everything is certified organic.

NUMBER 1 SONS:  Pickled Okra means Fall is here. District Dills pickles . Half Sours, Crispy Koshers, Distict Dills, Kicky Koshers, Horsefire and Red N Butters!Kicky Beans are back. So is Kicky Kimchi! Just in time for a grilled Kimcheese sandwich - don't forget a good slather of great butter.

manycookies

WHISKED: The cookies are GREAT.


The perfect desserts for your parties and picnics are Whisked pies. Oven-roasted corn, sliced cherry tomatoes, and freshly chopped basil are mixed into their creamy egg filling, tucked into a flaky crust, and baked until golden. We're moving into late summer produce (think tomatoes, sweet corn, and blackberries), and here are their flavors. Blueberry Lemon. Bourban Pecan. Peach. Peach Raspberry. Salted Caramel Apple. Sea Salt Chocolate Chess. Bacon Cheddar Onion. NEW Roasted Corn, Tomato & Basil. Kale and Feta. Tomato, roasted Garlic & Goast Cheese.

CUCINA AL VOLO: I had their eggplant parmesan lasagne last night and it was delicious. Have you been to the new pasta restaurant from our Florentine chefs, Daniele and Mateo, and their longterm sous chef,Rolando? Osteria Al Volo in Adams Morgan in the old Pasta Mia space.   And because they now have their very own kitchen again (no more sharing space at Union Kitchen), they will start to bring more soups and prepared foods (and maybe even ice cream in the future) as well as their superb Florentine pasta. The homemade burrata ravioli always sells out fast. The eggplant norma sauce makes a good veggie sidedish and a number of customers use the mushroom sauce as a mushroom soup...

TIP: No time to cook? their fresh pastas cook in less than 4 minutes. Grab a sauce and you can put together dinner in 10 minutes.  Add a salad or cut up some tomatoes and cucumbers and feta.  Finish with a Whisked Pie or cookies.

TRUCK PATCH FARMS:  Bryan prides himself on his heirloom tomatoes. Many, many varieties of Heirloom tomatoes, okra, green beans, many varieties of summer squash. Arugula, mesclun, spinach, kale, chards, eggplants, bunches of basil, cukes.

Meat Department:  SAY YES to Pork sausages, bacons, pork chops, salt pork, chops, pork sirloins, pork steaks, country ribs, spare ribs, butt roast, boneless shoulder roast, boneless and bone-in loin roasts,

Figs
 


GARNER: If he has figs this week, stuff them with Keswick's goat cheese.  We did that, baked them for a few in a 350 oven and drizzled with  honey.  Heaven. Cantaloupes. Gala Melon. Watermelon in yellow and seedless reds. Corn. Many varieties of eggplants, 7 different summer squash, peppers in green and rred, okra, basil, potatoes, primo red tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers for slicing and pickling, beans, chard, garlic, candy onions. green beans. Greens. sweet corn. Red, white and Yukon spuds. Parsley, Basil and Cilantro.  Make Pesto with them. Kales. Swiss Chard.  

PANORAMA: French breakfast pastries like palmiers, almond croissants plus the plain and chocolate crosisants, baguettes, the olive oil buns that grace the 25 dollar hamburgers at Central and the Rustiques.  Sandwich breads, too.  If they are out of a bread you crave, ask them to save one for you for next week.  Late risers:  they have lots of whole wheat, multigrain and sourdough boules and loaves that sell out early.  So reserve what you want!  Email if you do not see something you want, please.

Food Justice News: Our Bonus Matching Program has restarted and we are matching SNAP Food Stamps, WIC, CVC and SENIOR FMNP vouchers up to $10 per week per family with market tokens that people can use to buy fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese and eggs.  We hope this will help fill some of the the gap now that the incredibly successful Produce Plus Program has ended for the year. 

As you probably know, SNAP food stamps are pretty stingy, WIC only gives $25 a YEAR for fruits and vegetables and SENIOR  is similarly paltry.


Robin, Teds and Danielle