Thursday, July 30, 2015

MVT: Eye Street Cellars Tasting Schedule For This Weekend - Features Rye and Beer

Mount Vernon Triangle's home for Fine Wines and Spirits, Eye Street Cellars, continues to have their regular weekly tasting' is the Tasting Schedule for this week. This week provides a tasty and varied schedule of both Wine's, Beer's and Spirit'sGet over there and check it out.

"There are 24 beers in a case and 24 hours in a day, coincidence?" 
- Stephen Wright

Come and enjoy some of these seasonal beers, all in cans, while they're still available.

For the Hop Head:

Bell's Two Hearted Ale
DC Brau's Solar Abyss
Firestone's UnionJack
HardyWood's The Great Return
Union Craft Duckpin Pale Ale

For the fan of Grapefruit & Citrus:

Blue Mountain's Ahopworked Orange
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin
Schofferhofer Grapefruit Wheat
Shiner Bock Ruby Red
Stiegl Radler

For those who like their beer Wheaty:

21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon
Bell's Oberon
DC Brau El Hefe Speaks
Narragansett LoveCraft
The Brewer's Art ChopTanked

For those that like the sour:

Anderson Valley Holy Gose Ale
Union Craft Brewing Old Pro Gose

Don't Forget Happy Hours Mondays and Tuesdays, 4 to 7 pm
This weeks tasting schedule:

Friday, July 31
5:00 - 8:00 pm

Knob Creek (with free bottle engraving!)
Single Barrel
100 Proof
Smoked Maple

Saturday, August 1
1:00 - 4:00 pm

Domaine de Magalanne
Grenache Rose
Rhone Red Blend

2:00 - 4:00 pm
Elysian Brewing
Space Dust
Mensroom Red

Looking for a refreshing Summer Cocktail?
Here's how to make a Cucumber Collins:

2 oz. Your Favorite Gin (Leopold Bros Preferred)
1 oz. Lemon Juice
1 oz. Simple Syrup
4-5 Peeled, Cucumber Slices (Seeds Removed)

Muddle the cucumber in the bottom of a cocktail
shaker; add lemon, syrup, ice, gin and shake vigorously.
Pour contents into a Highball glass and finish with a splash of soda.

Come in and check out our wide variety of canned beers to take to the pool!We also have wine and premixed drinks in poolside friendly packaging!

Take 10% off all 750ml still wines,
4/6-pk/22 oz beers, and pint sized spirits.

Build your own 6-pk!
We now offer mix and match 6-pks
from a variety of over 20 beers!

Deliveries are available between 3 and 8 pm with a $100 minimum purchase

Join our free and simple Loyalty Program
and automatically receive $10 back for every $200 you spend*.

Text eyestreet to 80777
to turn your credit or debit card into a rewards card.
Check for more details.

Eye Street Cellars has an onsite Wine Consultant, Just ask any food pairing questions you may have.
Badwolfdc will continue to post the tasting schedule each week (its oh so worth a visit)


DOWNTOWN: 'Taste Your Music' Benefit Concert on September 3 at The Hamilton Live

Gourmet Symphony and Capital City Symphony have announced that they will present the much anticipated 'Taste Your Music' Benefit Concert (Benefiting Bread for the City, Miriam’s Kitchen, and So Others Might Eat) on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm at The Hamilton Live.

As the finale to a rewarding summer partnership, Gourmet Symphony and Capital City Symphony present the Taste Your Music Benefit Concert at The Hamilton Live (600 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20005) on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm. The event celebrates the culmination and success of Taste Your Music, a community outreach project that sponsored a series of culinary chamber concerts and educational programs at local food and service providers during summer 2015. The Benefit Concert joins Taste Your Music’s charity and culinary partners, Gourmet Symphony and Capital City Symphony musicians, and DC’s philanthropic community to create social change through the musical and culinary arts. 
Following Gourmet Symphony’s celebrated approach to re-imagining the symphonic music experience, the Benefit Concert will showcase a menu of curated cocktails, cuisine, and classical music that highlights the cultural and historical connections between food and music. The nontraditional atmosphere encourages guests to explore the venue, meet the musicians, and engage with the orchestra and each other through conversation and social media. The evening’s program features a four-course dinner and paired beverage menu masterfully designed by Taste Your Music culinary partners, Executive Chef Anthony Lombardo of The Hamilton and Andrew Markert of Beuchert’s Saloon, in collaboration with Gourmet Symphony’s artistic and culinary curators. Each pairing draws inspiration from the composers’ cultural heritage, the lyrics sung, and Taste Your Music’s custom-designed meals, which were served to and enjoyed by hundreds of DC residents in need over the summer.
Led by Maestro John Devlin, the Gourmet Symphony orchestra, composed of young professional musicians from across the greater-Washington area, will once again delight attendees with its energy, dynamism, and musicianship. The ensemble will perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in G Major, Mvts. I & IV and Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, both featuring acclaimed soprano Mandy Brown as guest soloist. 
In addition, the orchestra will be joined by musicians from project partner Capital City Symphony in special performances of Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Mvt. I and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Mvt. I. Musicians from the two ensembles come together to show their commitment to Taste Your Music, raise awareness for the charity partners’ causes, and garner support for future socially-conscious arts programming in the DC area.

Tickets start at $99 and are on sale at Sponsorship opportunities are also available. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the project’s charity partners—Bread for the City, Miriam’s Kitchen, and So Others Might Eat (SOME).

For more details about this event, visit

SHAW: Carter G. Woodson Memorial Park is Open in Shaw - Father of Black History Gets His Due.

A long time coming, but the memorial to Carter G. Woodson is now here and open. As Badwolfdc reported back in January, DCPR (Parks & Recreation) has been working to complete the park that was planned quite a while back.
The Park at the end of 9th Street NW at Rhode Island Ave and Q Street's NW.The Park, a $1 million memorial to "the father of black history", feature a bronze sculpture of Carter G Woodson, seated, on a circular stone base, and surrounded by paved plaza space as its centerpiece.
The sculpture of Dr. Goodson, was created by Ray Kaskey. Mr Kaskey's work is featured at the WWII Memorial on the Mall, and he is also known for the Lions at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and a number of other major sites in Washington DC. (more here).
DCPR saved most of the 'mature' trees that where present in the old green space, as well as a large planting of shrubs, flowering plants and grasses. Good Job DCPR. Along with the seating area, it all makes a serene place to sit and unwind.

Its definitely worth a visit DC.

WASHINGTON DC: Honoring Excellence in the District: Call for Nominations for Inaugural We DC Awards

The Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) today announced its call for nominations for the inaugural We DC Awards to honor and recognize Washington, D.C. leaders that have contributed their vision, energy, investment, and time to develop a thriving economic ecosystem in Washington, D.C.

WDCEP will recognize three visionaries from Washington, D.C. based real estate, technology and creative economy markets, whose company or individual contribution has made a significant impact within the city. WDCEP will present the We DC awards at its 2015 Annual Meeting and Economic Showcase taking place on Friday, October 30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This year’s annual meeting will mark 15 years of WDCEP’s contribution to the District’s economy and celebrate the city’s accomplishments achieved throughout the year.

OK Here are the Categories and Criteria:

We DC | Real Estate | We Dream
This award will recognize an individual and/or company that are in commercial or housing development, architecture, construction management, real estate brokerage, and property management.

We DC | Innovation + Tech | We Imagine
This award will honor an individual or company in the high technology, web application, graphic design or data and research. 

We DC | Creative Economy | We Create
This award will recognize and individual or company in the theatre, restaurant, or culinary, culture (museum, gallery, etc.), music, art, or film industries.
All nominees must by a Washington, D.C. based company or resident.

The nomination deadline is Friday, August 21. Companies and individuals may review the additional nomination criteria and submission questions at

The Awards will be handed out at The Washington DC Economic Partnership Annual Meeting + ECON Showcase
on Friday, October 30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

ECON Showcase / 10AM – 12PM
Annual Meeting Luncheon / 12PM – 2PM

More info at (Website:)

Registration opens September 1.

WASHINGTON DC: 3 Weeks of FREE Good Humor Treats Coming To DC - Starts Tuesday, August 4

Next week, the Good Humor 'Welcome to Joyhood' tour is coming to Washington, D.C. to give out FREE Good Humor treats for three weeks! Good Humor is on a mission to bring joy to the mundane moments of everyday life and transform our nation’s capital into a capital of Joy, one neighborhood at a time.

It all kicks off next Tuesday, August 4 with an event at Moynihan Plaza (That's at The Ronald Reagan Building on Penn Ave NW) from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. During the event, fans can enjoy free frozen treats as the Good Humor Joy Squad makes its debut in D.C. for the first time. Following the launch event, the Joy Squad will travel across the city for three weeks to surprise and delight local residents and visitors with free frozen treats and other fun surprises through August 25. 

Knowing when and where the Joy Squad will be giving out free frozen treats each day is as simple as following @GoodHumor. And even better, fans can request Good Humor treats on demand by tweeting @GoodHumor for the chance to receive a personal delivery. 
The Joy Squad is led by the Good Humor Man and consists of Spark Cars and a modernized Good Humor Truck, which has the look of a classic Good Humor Truck from yesteryear and also includes cutting edges features such as six digital TV screens, social media capabilities, and a music/PA system for playing today’s hits.

This is the first year the Good Humor tour is coming to Washington, D.C., a city that had an important role in Good Humor’s history. It all started in 1920 when Harry Burt created the first ever ice cream on a stick. Convinced that he had something big on his hands, Burt filed for a patent in 1920; however, it took three years and a personal trip to Washington, D.C. with a five-gallon pail of Good Humor bars before Burt was finally granted exclusive rights to “ice cream on a stick” and we’re back to celebrate!

PENN QTR: DC's Daikaya Announces Next Sapporo Ramen 101 Date - Saturday, August 8th, 10am-11am

Continuing the already popular​ and often sold out 'Sapporo Ramen 101' ​lecture, demo, and tasting experiences hosted at Daikaya Ramen (First Floor Ramen Shop) partners Executive Chef Katsuya Fukushima and Daisuke Utagawa are teaming up​ yet​ again to educate and satiate scores of local​ Sapporo​ ramen lovers by announcing their next date to host the educational and engaging experience - Saturday, August 8th - with possible additional dates offered later in the month - for their interactive live culinary lecture, demo, and tasting sharing the intricate history and background of making authentic Japanese Sapporo ramen.
Priced at $28 per person (tax and gratuity not included), each 'Sapporo Ramen 101' experience begins at 10AM, and lasts an hour, ending at 11AM. Guests are greeted with a detailed document providing them with the step-by-step process of making authentic Japanese/Sapporo ramen, are invited to take a seat at the ramen counter, and are then provided with an up close and personal history of ramen including demos, and tastings.
Although the 'Sapporo Ramen 101' is not a traditional hands-on cooking class, the experience invites attendees to taste, touch, smell, listen, and learn as Fukushima and Utagawa demo each crucial step in the​ Japanese Sapporo​ ramen making process from creating the base for the broth, to the toppings, and even how to eat the signature noodle soup. In order to ensure a personable experience, a maximum of 10 tickets are available per class.

At the end of each class, guests will enjoy a bowl of their favorite Sapporo-style ramen along with a complimentary soft drink, and will also walk away with a mini goody bag filled with Japanese treats and Daikaya Ramen branded goodies.

Reservations are required to attend the class and can be secured by calling (202) 589-1600

Daikaya Ramen (First Floor Ramen Shop)
705 6th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001; 
Phone: (202) 589-1600

WATERFRONT: Entertainment Cruises' Spirit of Washington to Host Crab Leg Feast Cruise, Saturday, August 15th

Sailing into the Dog Days of Summer with a savory spin, Entertainment Cruises' Spirit of Washington is hosting its second and final Crab Leg Feast Cruise of the summer season for 2015 on Saturday, August 15th. 
Boarding at 11am and cruising from 11:30am to 1:30pm, with prices from $64.90 per adult/$38.95 per child, crustacean-loving cruisers will enjoy an all-you-can-eat crab feast featuring a buffet-style menu with endless snow crab legs, sides, salads, and an assortment of desserts! 
After indulging, cruisers are invited to head to the dance floor to enjoy live DJ entertainment and music, or to the rooftop to soak up the sun … and ice cold signature sips!

For additional information on the Crab Leg Feast Cruise or to make a reservation, please call 866-404-8439 or visit

Photographs Courtesy of Entertainment Cruises Washington DC

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

SHAW: Activity as 1505 9th Street NW as 'Tiny' space begins construction

Back in May 2013 (just a few months after Badwolfdc blog began) I reported on an unlikely project to build a 4 story, 4 unit condo building at 1505 9th Street NW. For those that do not know the property I am writing about, it is a 15 foot wide 'gap' between The Queen of Sheba restaurant and the Shiloh Child Development Center (at 9th and P Streets). Well, the project seems to be on its way, construction has I guess I will start to follow the development of the property again.
I am assuming that the project has not changed dramatically - so you can find the rendering and information about what's going on here. BTW, you will see another property covered in the original story, that unfortunately remains an eye-sore at 1322 9th Street NW.