On a recent stroll we saw that right next to the future pidzza will be On Rye (740 6th St NW). Per this WashPo article, On Rye already exists at a stand in Nats Park where they apparently sell babka ice cream sandwiches, which sound unmissable. This Jewish Food Experience article concurs with that notion.
The On Rye website is aggressively minimalist, but their signage promises sandwiches, babka, pastries, egg creams and–wait for it–friends. We don’t know what egg creams are but it all sounds pretty tasty to us. They have a Twitter account too with photos of their menu items posted.
The National Park Service celebrates its 100th Anniversary today with events on the Mall. Nationwide, park admissions will be free and there will be a range of events like singalongs, naturalization ceremonies, and performances. Over 1500 people will attempt to create the largest NPS emblem on the National Mall today. There will also be a family festival on August 27th in Constitution Gardens.
Unfortunately, it was also announced (thanks for the tip FOX5) that the gem of the Mall, the Washington Monument, will be closed,
possibly indefinitely for approximately 9 months, while the elevator system is evaluated for repairs and improvements.
Photo credit: C. Lane
Per this Washington Post article, the vandal who defaced the artistic 7th and H St NW crosswalk multiple times was arrested again for the offense. This scurrilous act drew condemnation from the Downtown DC BID.
The WJLA channel 7 story above offers the video story.
We heard from Vida Fitness that the Aura Spa is now open inside the City Vista Vida Fitness (445 K St NW). A few snippets from the press release follow about their services. To make an appointment, clients can call the front desk at 202-289-8432 or online at www.auraspa.net:
Located inside VIDA Fitness and positioned directly off the lobby, the new 480-square-foot Aura Spa features two 135-square-foot treatment spaces, which includes one state-of-the-art esthetic skincare room and one massage room. The innovative esthetician space boosts a variety of nourishing skincare services from clinical and organic facials to cost effective waxing. The City Vista site is Aura Spa’s fifth location.
Aura Spa is a premier revitalizing day spa treatment facility that offers relaxation and detoxification treatments including skin care, facials, body treatments and massage therapy with other locations at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel in Penn Quarter, The Yards in Capitol Riverfront, U Street in Dupont Circle and the Metropole complex in Logan Circle.