Monday, September 23, 2019

Red Hen among this year's Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand

See this tweet:

the passing of Bloomingdale resident Sara Kaufman

Sad news.  Bloomingdale resident Sara Kaufman passed this past Friday, 09-20-2019, after a battle with cancer.

She will definitely be missed.


King Bullfrog at Big Bear - Family Friendly Acoustic Show - This Friday, 9/27/19. 5:30pm

Happy Hour for adults and music for the whole fam.

KING BULLFROG is a high-energy acoustic duo playing folk, blues, world, and original music for children and their grown-ups. Featuring Mr. Jeremiah and Mr. Steve -- both Capitol Hill-based dads and music teachers -- King Bullfrog is the hottest sensation in family music in the DC area. Or at least the newest. Or at least the most amphibian.

Join us for a ticketed concert for kid’s that conveniently takes place during happy hour. Family tickets include a buffet dinner for kid’s and 45 minute concert. More details at the link below.

CONCERT at 6:30 PM


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Chef Christina at the Bloomingdale Farmers Market

From: "Markets & More"
Date: September 19, 2019 at 5:01:13 PM EDT
Chef Christina at Market

Hello BFM fans,

Chef Christina Crosdale embraces the
Jamaican side of her German-Jamaican heritage in the kitchen. She learned to
cook from her late great grandmother, beginning when she was five years old.
For more than a decade she worked for the US Postal Service while perfecting
her craft of cooking on the side. After obtaining her culinary arts degree from
the Art Institute of Washington, she went on to build her own catering company
The Exotic Chef — in 2012. Stop by the market table this weekend to sample her
freshly made Jamaican curry chicken.

 colorful goards

Despite the heat, it is Fall and we have gorgeous gourds and winter squash.

New and Notable:
  •  Cooking Demo from Christina Crosdale            
*New* Limited this week Gin Ginger pickles and their Clean Kraut.

  • Music this week is Chao. 
  • Bike House will be here from 11 to 1 to help you fix your bike.           

At Market This Week:

Groff's Content Farm:
Grass fed beef: ground, patties, stew cubes, bottom round, roasts, heart/liver,
and steaks. Free range turkey: breast, legs, and ground. Free range chicken:
whole, breast w/ or w/o bone, leg/thigh quarter, wings, legs, necks/backs, and
liver/heart. Bone broths. Sausages. Pasture raised Berkshire pork: ground,
canadian bacon, spare rib, shoulder roasts, smoked hams, pork chop, smoked
bacon, and ham hock.

Tip: Did you know they have dog treats?  

Bri's Creamery:
Cold brew coffee, chocolate brownie, strawberry, cookies & cream, mint
chocolate chunk, brown sugar vanilla, and coconut vanilla chocolate chunk(this
is vegan). Did you know she bakes those brownies herself?

Reid's Orchard:
Yellow peaches, white peaches, yellow nectarines, concords grapes, seedless
grapes, Bartlett pears, heirloom tomatoes, apple cider, and green or yellow
beans. Apples going to market : Tsugaru, Honeycrisp, Crimson Crisp, Swiss
Gourmet, Gala, Macoun, Macintosh, Snow Sweet, Fuji, and Jonathan.

Variety of mushrooms fresh and dried; oyster, shiitake,
lion’s mane, portabello, cremini, maitake, chestnut, pioppini, enokitake,
chanterelle, Lion’s Mane double extraction, and Hungarian Mushroom Stew.

Mountain View: Mini watermelons, baby ginger, Hosui pears, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, heirloom
tomatoes, mixed sweet peppers, Poblanos, garlic, new gold potatoes, red gold
potatoes, magic molly potatoes, green beans, string beans,  Italian Romano
beans, dragon tongue beans, beets, eggplants, fairy eggplant, carrots, bok
choi, beets, shallots, fresh herbs, eggs, Superstar onion, red long of Tropea
onions, fennel, mixed hot peppers, NuMex anathem peppers, Shishitos peppers,
kale, Romaine, fresh cut herbs, and salad greens.

Acorn squash, kabocha squash, spaghetti squash and pumpkins. Melons: red
seedless watermelon, sugar baby red seedless watermelon, red seeded watermelon,
yellow seedless, and sweet canary melons. Tomatoes: cherry tomatoes, yellow low
acid tomatoes, green tomatoes, early girls tomatoes, salad tomatoes, Romas,
speckled Romans, green Zebra, heirloom tomatoes, striped cavern, and
Cherokee purple. Peppers: hot peppers, bell peppers, jalapenos, poblanos, and
Shishito peppers Eggplant, garlic, sweet candy onions, green kale, corn, baby
lima beans, pasta sauce, bloody mary mix, jam, Purslane, basil bunches,
cilantro bunches, and cut flowers.

Cucina Al Volo: Dried pasta,
ravioli, and sauces such as pesto, lamb ragu, beef bolognese, cherry tomato, wild
mushrooms, eggplant norma.

TIP: Did you
know that the spirally kale fusilli makes the best pasta salad? The spirals
capture all the bits and pieces of chopped vegetables, meats, cheeses and herbs.

Keswick: Cow milk and mixed milk cheese. Hard to soft, styles from around
the world, Robin’s favorite yogurt and chocolate pudding.
Alpine-style Tommes, Swirly Girl,
Mesquite smoked Smokey Isabelle, funky Cowttin.  Soft-ripened, ash-covered
Winter Morning has a creamy center, ricotta, quark, and feta.  Several new
cheeses this week !

Number 1 Sons:
Limited this week Gin Ginger pickles and their Clean Kraut. Everything
Fermented! Kimchi: Kicky and Sons.
Pickles (cucumber
kind): Sicilian Sours, Gin Spears, Crispy Koshers, Szechuan Spears, Sunny
Dills, Super Sours, Half Sours, Honey Habs, and Deli Dills. Other pickled Veg:
Salsa So Verde, Stinking Rye Sauerkraut, Clean Kraut, Giardiniera, Masala
Beets, Golden beets, Fermented horseradish and mustard kraut, and Hot Hearts.
  Kombuchas flavors are Turmeric Tang, Lavender Fizz, Original Ginger, and
Watermelon Cucumber. Condiments for every meal. Have you tried a Grilled
Kimcheese sandwich yet?

TIP: Have you slathered an avocado with their salsa so verde?!  

Panorama Bakery: French style bread and breakfast pastries. Demi french baguette, traditional artisanal
baguette, Petit Rustique, challah, sourdough, walnut raisin sourdough,
multigrain loaf, Honey-Wheat w/Oats, Walnut-cherry baguette, walnut-cranberry
baguette, olive baguette, multigrain baguette, and pumpernickel boule.
Croissants: butter, chocolate and raisins.
Cookie 6-Packs: Chocolate Chip, Salty Oatmeal, Molasses Spice, Hazelnut Swirl,
Pretzel Cowboy, Snickerdoodle, Mexican Chocolate (flourless), Oatmeal Chocolate
Chip (vegan), Simply Sugar (vegan), and Chocolate Blackout (vegan). Pies:
Peach, Salted Caramel Apple, Lemon Coconut, Cherry, Bourbon Pecan, Sea Salt
Chocolate Chess, Key lime, and Strawberry Rhubarb. Quiches: Cheddar Broccoli,
Spinach with Sun Dried Tomato, and Kale, Pesto, Parmesan.

Produce Plus is on going at Bloomingdale
between Reid’s tent and Number 1 Sons. Please come early if enrolled.

Date: Sunday 
Time: 9am-1pm
Where: 100 block of R St NW in front of the Big Bear Cafe

Clara, the Teds and Robin overseas

HPRB for Thursday, 09-26-2019: 2210 North Capitol Street NW

Sent: Friday, September 20, 2019 6:17 PM
Subject: [HistoricWashington]
HPRB Agenda and Consent Calendar - September 26 and October 3, 2019

Greetings:  This document and others related to the September 26 and October 3, 2019 HPRB Meeting will post on our website at: 

Project Drawings are also posted on the website at: .

Please Note:   The Public Meeting on September 26 begins at 9:30 AM.

Historic Preservation Review Board Meetings
September 26 and October 3, 2019

The Historic Preservation Review Board will meet to consider the following items.  The meetings will be held at 441 4th Street NW in Room 220-South.  Applicants and those interested in testifying should arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to the assigned time for the case.



A.            Randall Jr. High School, 65 I Street NW, HPA 17-587, renewal of concept approval

B.            National Presbyterian Church (pending designation), 4101 Nebraska Avenue NW, HPA 19-548, concept/two additions to church building


C.            215 G Street NE, HPA 19-556, revised concept/review of additional refinements to Logan School addition

D.            1356 North Carolina Avenue NE, HPA 19-448, concept/second-story existing rear addition

E.            803 Maryland Avenue NE, HPA 19-539, concept/second-story addition to existing garage

F.            715 North Carolina Avenue SE, HPA 19-538, permit/remove rear addition and construct two-story plus cellar addition; convert to single-family dwelling


G.           3403 Lowell Street NW, HPA 19-489, concept/side addition


H.            1329-1335 11th Street NW, HPA 19-559, concept renewal/rear and penthouse additions


I.             2118 Leroy Place NW, HPA 19-453, concept/exterior alterations at rear


J.             520 Butternut Street NW, HPA 19-498, concept/curb cut and driveway


SEPTEMBER 26TH AGENDA              

                9:00-9:30   EXECUTIVE SESSION


1.   9:30-10:15         Barry Farm Dwellings, 1100-1371 Stevens Road, 2677-2687 Wade Road and 2652 Firth Sterling Avenue SE, Case 19-07 (Board deliberation; continuation of July 25th hearing)

HISTORIC LANDMARK                                   

2.            10:15-10:20   Barry Farm Dwellings (to be considered only if designated), 1100-1371 Stevens Road, 2677-2687 Wade Road and 2652 Firth Sterling Avenue SE, HPA 19-482, raze


3.            10:20-11:00   Hillcrest/National Presbyterian Church Historic District, 4101 and 4125 Nebraska Avenue NW and 4120 and 4124 Van Ness Street NW, Case 19-09


4.            11:00-11:45   Scottish Rite Temple, 1733 16th Street NW, HPA 19-497, subdivision

                11:45-12:45       LUNCH BREAK


5.     12:45-1:30      2210 North Capitol Street NW, HPA 19-495, concept/third-story addition and roof deck


6.            1:30-2:15       1727 S Street NW, HPA 19-492, concept/rear addition


7.            2:15-3:00       1436 S Street NW, HPA 19-540, concept/second-story addition to one-story garage


8.            3:00-3:45       142 D Street SE, HPA 19-329, permit/rear and third-floor addition

9.            3:45-4:30       1363 and 1365 A Street NE, HPA 19-535 and 19-536, concept/new two-story garages



10.          9:00-9:45       2216 Chester Street SE, HPA 19-463, concept/proposed subdivision of existing lot into two lots; two single-family dwellings each with an accessory dwelling unit

11.          9:45-10:30     2242 Chester Street SE, HPA 19-462, concept/new construction of semi-detached single-family dwelling and accessory dwelling unit

12.          10:30-11:00   1448 W Street SE, HPA 19-554, permit/construction of two-story house

13.          11:00-11:30   1446 W Street SE, HPA 19-551, permit/construction of two-story house


14.          11:30-12:15   6900 Georgia Avenue NW, HPA 19-560, design development/construction of a six-story building (“I/J”) and Town Center plaza

                12:15-1:00       LUNCH BREAK


15.          1:00-1:45      218 Cedar Street NW, HPA 19-318, revised concept, new construction of five-story  mixed use building

16.          1:45-2:30      6824 5th Street NW, HPA 19-439, concept/solar panels on front elevation


17.          2:30-3:15       1900 F Street NW, HPA 19-542, concept/enclose interior court; addition


18.          3:15-4:00      820 26th Street NE, HPA 19-547, concept/two-story addition to existing building

Bruce Yarnall • Historic Preservation Operations Manager
DC Office of Planning
1100 4th Street SW, Suite E650 • Washington, DC 20024

Open Houses in and around Bloomingdale scheduled for Saturday 9/21 & Sunday 9/22/2019

134 Seaton Pl NW is offered at $1,139,000.
The featured open house is a Victorian house with parking in Bloomingdale. The agents representing the seller are David Abrams and Claire Abrams with Compass Real Estate. See the link below for more details and open house times.

Weekend Open Houses

*Agents, to have your open houses included in this weekly post, please have them tagged in Bright MLS 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 compass dot com by 10am on Friday before the open.

Friday, September 20, 2019

large dumpster on the unit block of Randolph Place NW

See this tweet from the unit block of Randolph Place NW:

new Dharma Yoga class has been scheduled for this Sunday, 09-22-2019

See this 09-20-2019 message:

Free Dharma Yoga Class Sunday

Free Dharma Yoga this week in Crispus Attucks Park:

·  Sunday from 10:30-11:45 am -Dharma 2 (beginner/ intermediate)

Please join. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

Be receptive.   


Cripus Attucks Park Fall 2019 Film Festival: Real Women Have Curves movie tonight!

See this Facebook post:

local historian Sarah Shoenfeld to lead today's walking tour of African American Civil Rights Sites in LeDroit Park and Bloomingdale

Here is the link to this event:

octopus with white bean puree and cherry tomatoes at Red Hen

See this tweet:

come out to the next free Dharma Yoga class in Crispus Attucks Park -- Saturday, 09-21-2019

From: sharon cooperstein
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2019 6:31 AM
Subject: Free Dharma Yoga in Crispus Attucks Park

Free Dharma Yoga Classes

Free Dharma Yoga this week in Crispus Attucks Park:
  • Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 PM- Dharma 1
  • Saturday from 10:30-11:30 am- Dharma 2
Please join. Bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

Be receptive. 

Email sharoncooperstein at me if you have any questions. 

#FlyEaglesFly at Boundary Stone in two days

See this tweet:

Phoenix Bikes, GearinUp and Bikes For the World refurbished bicycle sale at Big Bear Cafe -- Saturday, 09-21-2019

See this Facebook post about tomorrow's bicycle sale at Big Bear Cafe.

Here is the Facebook link.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Ward 5 Report: Keeping our Legacy Businesses in Place in DC

From: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:46 PM
Ward 5 Report: Keeping our Legacy Businesses in Place in DC


On Tuesday, I introduced the “Protecting Local Area Commercial Enterprises Amendment Act of 2019” or simply the Affordable PLACE Act. The ‘Affordable Place Act’ seeks to address the problem of long-term local businesses being priced out of DC. Many of these businesses are owned and operated by people of color. Since the early 2000s, the District of Columbia has experienced a significant increase in our population which has led to gentrification among both our residential neighborhoods, as well as business corridors. The unfortunate reality is that thousands of residents have been displaced, so too have many of our legacy businesses that have helped shape the culture of DC.

Businesses that you and I have grown to love and are intrinsically interwoven into the very fabric of DC have been forced to close or facing severe economic hardship. Businesses such as Cheers at the Big Chair, Uprising Muffins, Bazaar Spices, and many others have closed their doors due to rising taxes and increasingly unaffordable rents. Legacy businesses such as Sankofa Video Books & Café, who faced a 25% increase in their tax burden over the past couple years and Florida Avenue Grill whose owner testified to experiencing a 400% increase in property taxes are among the few businesses that have this far avoided displacement.

This legislation builds on my commitment and numerous public statements to put forth a comprehensive approach to this issue. This legislation takes four critical steps to support legacy businesses, including.
  • Establishes the Legacy Business Program within the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) to create a register of legacy businesses, promote and raise awareness of legacy businesses, and provide assistance; 
  • Grants DSLBD the authority to issue financial and technical assistance to legacy businesses and to issue business improvement and stabilization grants of up to $50,000 per year;  
  • Provides landlords with an opportunity to receive a tax abatement provided they enter into a lease with a legacy business, and pays for the program by directing any revenue collected by the Discount Fee to be directed to the Legacy Business Program rather than to the general fund. 
  • Legacy businesses will be required to attend technical trainings, business workshops, and demonstrate the financial need to become eligible to receive financial assistance.  
The time is now for the Council to step up and provide a comprehensive approach to address this serious problem. Local businesses create jobs, provide goods and services, help maintain a vibrant economy, and importantly build community. I will be in touch with you as soon as a hearing date is scheduled. I am asking everyone to rally behind this bill.

In service,


Legislative Update

Councilmember McDuffie Introduces Introduces Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) and First Source Bill to Address Transparency, Accountability, and Compliance

With introduction of this legislation, Councilmember McDuffie said:

“Since becoming Chair of the Committee on Business and Economic Development in 2017, I have provided much needed and focused oversight over the Department of Small and Local Business Development including numerous roundtables and public hearings regarding DSLBD’s performance—particularly as it relates to enforcement of CBE participation requirements.
Despite these efforts, public confidence in the Department’s ability to fulfill its compliance and enforcement functions continues to erode. In hearing after hearing, and in my numerous interactions with CBE owners, a common theme emerges: when it comes to compliance, the CBE program is broken.”

Councilmember McDuffie Introduces Bill to Help Long-Term Businesses Stay in DC

Kenyan in the News

Kenyan in the Community

Welcome Back to Providence - September 21

Fort Lincoln Park & Recreation Center Meeting - September 24

Nightlife Active Shooter Workshop - September 24

Parent & Family Engagement Summit - September 28

Tenant & Tenant Association Summit - September 28