Botany Comes Alive at Studio H

To celebrate Studio H’s second anniversary as the most hole-in-the-wall gallery on H Street, owner Phil Hutinet celebrated the run of not one, but two concurrent shows this past weekend. Studio H itself is a wonderful space and a true find.  Climb up the stairs above a fitness center with no permanent sign, to find…

192 | DC Project Shows at Sova

As we all know (or maybe don’t) there are (or were) 192 countries in this wonderful world.  Whatever the number, there are tons of countries out there, yet many of us remained narrowly focused on our own lives, going from home to work, to home again.  We have communities, yes, and how do those communities…

All Aboard the Big Board

Rising from the ashes of beloved and reviled Toyland comes The Big Board, a new gourmet burger joint and bar at the corner of 5th and H St NE. The decor is noticeably different from the Toyland days. The owners have smartly chosen an understated yet considerably more urban theme, with exposed brick and a…

After the Quake from Rorschach Theater

Starting a four week run at the Atlas Center on Monday evening, Rorschach Theater’s After The Quake has a giant frog.  A giant…frog.  Who doesn’t love their plays with a dash of hopping frog legs? OK, it’s not all about a giant frog.  The story centers on the age-old conundrum of guy-is-friends-with-girl, guy-falls-in-love-with-girl, guy-doesn’t-want-to-lose-friendship, some-other-guy-of-course-steps-in….

H Street Festival tomorrow!

Monumental Threads, a new apparel line created by DC Style is Real’s own Joel Church, is launching tomorrow, September 17th at H Street Festival. The booth will be conveniently located right across from the beloved Taylor Gourmet on the 1100 block of H Street NE. Come check out his goods.  Oh, and also buy them.  And…

Alley Cat Finds Home in Local Palace

Al (the alley cat) went through hell to get to where he is now.  And now that he’s been adopted by the newly-opened Red Palace (formerly neighbors The Palace of Wonders and The Red and the Black), he’s not going to let anyone else push him around. Al perches himself regularly on the end of the…

Cajun Cuisine on H Street

Long awaited and aptly named Tru Orleans, a Cajun themed restaurant and bar located at 400 H St NE, opened to trumpets and fanfare this past weekend. Let’s talk presentation. There’s a nice dining patio on the first floor. Venturing inside yields lots of small tables, a long bar, and lots of New Orleans art…

Hell’s Kitchen(s)

Extra, extra! Read all about it! Yesterday’s news! Step right up, ladies and germs! Recently-reviewed Hook in Georgetown suffered a catastrophic two-alarm fire yesterday, causing nearly a million dollars in damage and rendering it closed for an extended period of time. We’re talking months. Neighboring restaurant Tackle Box suffered some damage as well, and will…

Atlas District Roundup

Nawlins Style Heads to H DC Style is Real insiders have discovered that long-awaited southern eatery Tru Orleans, located at the corner of 4th and H St NE, is slated to have a private soft opening in late June, with their grand opening to follow on July 7th. Can’t wait to hang on the roofdeck…