Beef ‘n Bread (750 6th St NW) is now open at the corner of 6th and H St NW offering fresh meat oriented sandwiches (read: roast beef, corned beef, and turkey) in Chinatown/Penn Quarter. The management behind Wiseguys Pizza (corner of 4th and H St NW) are behind this venture. Before Beef ‘n Bread, this location was a pizza counter for a brief time and a kung fu video store for a long time.
Thanks to @eat_dc for snapping menu photos which also indicate the hours and that they are open for breakfast. Our favorite part of the menu is the title about the opening times…”HOURS/ or UNTIL RUN OUT.”
We recently had the pleasure of enjoying a truly delicious lunch at the just re-opened Source (575 Penn. Ave, NW). Following a month-long closing at the end of the Summer, there’s a new look and revised menu to enjoy. One favorite from our recent trip that is perfect for lunch, dinner or a late-night snack, the Lacquered Duck Buns.
When the Source opened in 2007, it brought a clean, sleek LA vibe along with it’s Wolfgang Puck celebrity appeal. The new look is warmer and more sophisticated, while still very hip – perfect for the DC crowd. Chef Scott Drewno continues to produce some of the most consistent and delicious food in town. We were very excited to learn that Chef Drewno will soon be offering a 2-seat, kitchen-side, Chef’s tasting menu restaurant in a restaurant concept.
One of our favorite library events takes place every fall, UNCENSORED: Banned Books Week, at the DC Public Library. It started in 1982 in response to challenges to books appearing in schools, bookstores and libraries. Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. The exhibition UNCENSORED: Information Antics is a month-long public art exhibition at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (9th and G St NW) from Sept. 25 to Oct. 22.
Events include a Harry Potter moviethon at the Shaw Libary all day October 3 and 4. We repeated the most challenged books from 2014 as listed on the DCPL site below – click here and scroll to the bottom to see the reasons why these books were challenged:
1) The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
2) Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi
3) And Tango Makes Three, Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
4) The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
5) It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris
6) Saga, by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples
7) The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
8) The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
9) A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard
10) Drama, by Raina Telgemeier
The Pope is visiting Washington, DC as a part of his tour of the United States. He will mostly be west of downtown DC and Penn Quarter except for a visit to the U.S. Congress, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (619 10th St NW), and to Catholic Charities (924 G St NW) on Thursday, September 24. A number of road closures affect Penn Quarter on Wednesday night and Thursday all day when he is in Penn Quarter.
The best overall resource we found for the visit is a page on the DC government’s website dedicated to the Papal itinerary. Specific pages worth visiting include the daily schedules especially the 23rd and 24th. Also, the Washington Post does their usual good job of mapping out street closures and traffic patterns in this article.
If you snap any photos of the Pope, tweet them to us @pqliving!
We finally had the chance to taste the goods at Centrolina (CityCenter, 974 Palmer Alley, NW). Chef Amy Brandwein has a substantial pedigree in the DC area with Italian restaurants including Alba Osteria, Casa Nonna and Galileo. The modern, airy space with open kitchen manages to be both inviting and hip. The menu is ever-changing and reflects interesting combinations of simple, but bright flavors. This carrot four ways starter was delicious and gorgeous to behold. We look forward to further exploring the menu on our next visit.
For the September month the ANC 2C (Advisory Neighborhood Commission) will meet tomorrow night in the MLK Library (9th and G St NW) at 6:30 pm (Lower level – Room A-3). On to the full agenda as delivered to us by the Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association:
Call to Order
Approval of Agenda
Approval of July Meeting Minutes
Treasurer’s Report and Business Items
Brief Community Announcements and Presentations
1. The New Zoning Regulations ” ZRR” by the Office of Planning www.dcoz.dc.gov
The public is encouraged to submit comments on the proposed text by email via a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org or on line, or by mail by 5:00pm, September 25.
2. Byte Back, a charitable organization, by Monique Riviera and Neil Rickard
Local Events Impacting Community
1. Run to Remember 5K, Saturday, October 10. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Joey Farmery, email@example.com, 773-344-7102
Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration Licensing
1. Burn by Rocky Patel, 477 H St., NW; ABRA 099947, Retailer’s Class “C” Tavern, Petition Date: September 28, 2015. Presented by Stephen O’Brien, 202-625-7700 with comments by Max Brown, of 475 H St., NW
2. Imperial Wine and Spirits, 620 12th St., NW; ABRA 084123, Retailer’s Class “A” Liquor Store. Contact Chrissie Chang 703-992-3994, Bernard Dietz, 202-548-8000
Transportation, Zoning, and Public Space
1. NPS requested Metro station name change from Smithsonian to Natl Mall/Smithsonian, Eliza Voigt, firstname.lastname@example.org
2, Bicycle Lanes, 12th St.. NW from Pennsylvania Ave. to L St. Presented by Mike Goodno, DDOT. Mike.Goodno@dc.gov, 202-671-2740
3. 800 K St NW, Presentation of Proposed Design. Frank Pinto, email@example.com, 240- 234-0019
4. Application to Occupy Public Space for the Purpose of Paving, DDOT Tracking Number 113301; 1015 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001. Douglas Development Corp. David Fontana, 703-691-1100.
5. Capitol Crossing, Third Street Tunnel, Update by Tony Robinson, Third Street Tunnel Project. www.3rdsttunnel.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Neighborhood Events
Papal Visit, Wednesday, Sept. 24, St. Patrick’s, 10th & G streets, & Catholic Charities. 924 G St.
Tour de Cure, Saturday, September 26, 13th and Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Race for Every Child, Saturday, October 3, Freedom Plaza
Navy Run, Sunday, October 4, Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Run to Remember, Saturday, October 10, National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund
Army Ten Miler, Sunday, October 11, Via Independence, Pa., and Constitution avenues
Columbus Day, Monday, October 12, Public Holiday.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Run, Saturday, October 17, 13th and Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Next meeting: Monday, October 19, 2015, 6:30pm – This is a change from the regular meeting date, which falls on Columbus Day
ANC 2C01 – John Tinpe, 2C01@anc.dc.gov
ANC 2C02 – Harold Closter, 2C02@anc.dc.gov
ANC 2C03 – Jeffrey Higgins, 2C03@anc.dc.gov