Clunk Clunk Clunk Goes the Trolley

Despite strides to complete the work needed to begin operation, the H Street/Benning Road streetcar line has been delayed yet again. Projected to open as far back as three years ago, there’s always been something to trip it up. Late last year, Mayor Gray’s public promise that service would start by ‘no later than February’…

Back To Black in Eastern Market

Let’s face it — Washingtonians love their speakeasies. The latest in the growing roster is Harold Black on Capitol Hill, located quaintly at REDACTED. Just kidding, it’s right above the Italian restaurant Acqua Al 2 across from Eastern Market. Unlike other such bars dotting the District’s landscape, HB feels like a true speakeasy. It’s only…

Revenge is a Dish Best Served on H

H Street – it’s not just for boobs and vaudeville anymore. Rising from the ashes of the recently vacated Red Palace space is…..drum-roll…..long-planned Italian eatery Vendetta, which was originally slated for the 1300 block. Observant Sherlock-types may have seen small ads for it whilst frequenting RnR or the Biergarten. Vendetta will boast two bocce courts…

File That Under Hashtag Streetcar

Despite public assumption that the H Street streetcar line won’t be operational until the year 3000, DDOT assuaged our collection fear late today at a press briefing. Officials assured reporters that the car barn due to be constructed on the grounds of Springarn High School on Benning Road could be completed without any additional delays, and…

A Tree Grows in Brookland

Known for being the home of Catholic University, Brookland, the long-neglected sleepy neighborhood in Northeast, is getting a much-needed shot in the arm. Several large mixed-use construction projects are being built in walking distance of the Metro stop, and new restaurants are popping up here and there. Neighborhood stalwart Colonel Brooks Tavern, is being torn…

Capital Bikeshare Expands into Virginia

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more awesome, Capital Bikeshare is about to build on its ubiquity. Parent company Alta recently announced that our beloved bikeshare program is expanding southward to Alexandria, with an initial run of nine stations in Old Town, with more on the way. The program is already incredibly successful…

Summer Mixing Guide

It’s summertime, kids. Alas, most of us working folk don’t get the luxury of several months-long vacations, and so we turn to our trustiest coping mechanism – booze. So, what better time to use two of the best mixing liqueurs? Well sidle on up and grab a seat – before you know it you’ll be…

First Look: Atlas Arcade

Newly-renamed Barcade Atlas Arcade officially opens today at 1236 H Street NE. I managed to check out their soft opening (like a boss) and while not everything was quite finished, I came away with a great first impression. The space limitation makes it quite difficult to make it a full-fledged, substantial arcade, but they’ve impressively packed in…

Barcade: I Like That Old Time Ms. Pac Man

Recently closed H Street hangout Fruit Bat is reopening next week as Barcade, an 80s arcade and beer bar. Amidst the Star and Shamrock and the H Street Country Club, this is just the kind of kitschy nostalgia joint H Street needs, plus any place that has arcade games is in my cool book. See –…