D.C. Police are on the lookout for a man who connected to a possible hate-related assault that occurred at an H Street eatery last weekend.
According to a police report Hill Now obtained, two men and a woman got into an argument “regarding juice” at RedRocks (1348 H St. NE) on May 24 just after 10 p.m.
At some point during the argument, one of the men called the woman a “D-ke B—h” and threw a glass bottle at her, cutting her lip in the process. Both men then left the pizzeria, police said.
Police have released a video of a man possibly connected to the crime. In the video, a man in a T-shirt can be seen walking into the restaurant, then walking through a doorway while talking on his cell phone.
Authorities are asking anyone with information to come forward.
Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a serious crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community.
Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.
Video via MPD
Gallery O on H (1354 H St. NE) in March asked local photographers to share old and new photographs for a new exhibition called “Portraits of H Street Now and Then.” Those photos will finally be unveiled Saturday night at 7 p.m., according to the gallery’s website.
More information from Gallery O on H:
Gallery OonH H Street Photo Exhibition May 7-13 to Celebrate H Street History
H Street NE has been a destination and commercial corridor in D.C. for decades. However, it is just now experiencing an economic revitalization and cultural shift away from its historical roots. To celebrate everything that makes up this vibrant corridor, we are calling on photographers who want to share photographs old and new.
H Street’s rich history and culture make it a unique and energetic street that continues to attract development, sometimes at the expense of preservation. We are currently experiencing a collision of art and culture in this fast-changing neighborhood and want to document this fleeting moment in time through a collection of photographs.
Photo via GalleryO on H
(Updated at 12:11 p.m.) A fast casual restaurant serving salads, bowls and egg rolls inspired by Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisines is slated to open in two weeks on H Street NE.
The new eatery, called Pow Pow, will open at 1253 H St. NE in “the first week of May,” according to a representative from the company.
When it opens, the restaurant will serve “fresh Salads, hearty bowls and egg rolls the size of your arm,” according to a press release.
More information from that press release:
POW-POW is a neighborhood styled fast-casual restaurant located in the heart of the popular H Street, North East corridor of Washington, DC.
Adapting Chinese, Japanese and Korean techniques through corporate American food models, POW-POW creates its version of “New Asian” cuisine. Serving farm fresh Salads, hearty bowls and Egg rolls the size of your arm. Providing a selection of vegetarian and vegan food options, POW POW also tops its menu with a gluten free fried chicken. Using the highest-quality natural-ingredients from local farms when available, POW POW serves its unique version of creative, fun and healthy food in a culture rich environment.
POW POW is the brain child of local musician/restaurateur, Shaun Sharkey and Lavagna’s second year in a row, “DC’s Best Italian Restaurant of the year” owner, Stephen Cheung. While enlisting Sticky Rice creator/owner, John Yamashita and other area chefs to create the menu and brand.
POW POW is opening its H Street location at 1253 H Street, NE the first week of May. Please go to EatPowPow.com for details and follow POW POW on all social media sites @EatPowPow.
Photo via Facebook / Pow Pow
The company has applied for a liquor license to serve beer and wine at its new store at 625 H St. NE, according to paperwork filed with the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration this week.
That store is due to open this summer, a representative with the chain said in March.
The national coffee company is also seeking to serve booze at Starbucks locations downtown and close to the National Mall, according to the paperwork.
Starbucks recently rolled out its “Starbucks Evenings” service with alcohol and small plates at five District locations, including on Capitol Hill and in the Northwest D.C. neighborhoods of Adams Morgan and Shaw.
If approved, the program will feature craft beer, along with red, white and sparkling wines by the bottle and glass, according to a sample menu.
Photo via Flickr/Charles Williams
Police are on the lookout for several men; one filmed in connection with a robbery on H Street NE and two in connection with a Capitol Hill burglary.
During the burglary, which police say occurred on the 200 block of 7th St. SE on March 18, two men connected to the crime were captured by a security camera, according to police. One of the men, clad in a dark hooded sweatshirt, can be seen in the video walking through an alleyway. Another man, who also wears a dark hooded sweatshirt, can be seen in the video crawling to a window inside a building before dragging a large object through a doorway.
In the robbery, which police say happened on the 600 block of H Street NE on March 29, a man is filmed inside of a CVS grabbing several items before running toward the store’s exit. Authorities said the man took someone’s cellphone and fled the scene.
The eatery will debut its new breakfast menu at 8 a.m., followed by inaugural servings of its new lunch menu between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Then, between 3 and 5 p.m., the restaurant will give away samples of its new fried chicken sandwich collaboration with Shake Shack.
The event will also include activities for kids like jugglers, balloon animals and coloring, and activities for adults like a DJ and other musical performances.
Click here to see the entire day’s schedule.
Photo via Facebook / Maketto
There’s a new destination for Korean food on H Street NE.
Fast-casual Korean restaurant Bab Korean opened at 1387 H St. NE yesterday, according to employees at the restaurant. Neighborhood blog PoPville first mentioned the opening earlier this morning.
Bab Korean Fusion serves rice bowls with toppings found in South Korea, the home country of owner Justine Choe and her mother, Kay. The menu also includes kimchi fried rice and Shin-Ramyun noodle soup.
“With this area being so close to Capitol Hill, you see a lot of people coming and going all the time,” Choe told us last October. “We’re trying to do quick service with a little taste of Korean in everything.”
Police are on the lookout for a person of interest related to a burglary that occurred on H Street NE two weeks ago.
Authorities said the crime occurred along the 700 block of H St. NE on March 3 at approximately 4:11 a.m.
In a video released today by police, a man in a hooded sweatshirt can be seen creeping through a building’s dark hallway before flipping on a light switch and walking out of view of the camera.
Police are also looking for a person connected to a theft that occurred on the 300 block of K St. NE on Feb 21.
Crime Solvers of Washington, D.C., currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia. Your assistance is appreciated by your community.
Anyone who can identify these individuals or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at 202-727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE to 50411.
Videos via YouTube/MPD
The Halal Guys will open a location at 814 H Street NE, according to the eatery’s website.
The “world famous” business serves platters and wraps stuffed with chicken, gyro meat or falafel, topped with vegetables and hot or white sauce. The eatery’s menu also includes fries and baklava.
Photo via Facebook / The Halal Guys
— Adam Cox (@Maison_Dixon) February 19, 2016
Nashville-style hot chicken and other Southern offerings will return to Vendetta (1212 H St. NE) this weekend. Pop-up Maison-Dixon will host dinner service at the soon-to-be-brewpub Sunday from 5-10 p.m., according to its monthly calendar.
The pop-up’s menu includes hot and spicy chicken and fish, chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits and mac ‘n’ cheese.
According to the pop-up’s calendar, the next time you’ll be able to order hot chicken from Maison-Dixon will be in April.
It’s said that Superman is faster than a speeding bullet. This weekend, a group of local runners will see whether they’re faster than a D.C. Streetcar.
Members of the H Street Runners Club will race alongside the streetcar during the inaugural “Running of the Streetcar” event this Saturday at 3 p.m. Runners will meet at the foot of the Hopscotch Bridge (H and 3rd streets NE).
More information from the Runners Club:
Inspired by our club motto –“Faster than the Streetcar!” — this event involves a fun run along the H Street/Benning Road Streetcar Line followed by libations at some of our favorite H Street establishments.
We’ll begin by boarding the Streetcar at the Hopscotch Bridge stop for a ride all the way to the end of the line at the intersection of Benning Road and Oklahoma Avenue, NE — a distance of approximately 2 miles. From there we’ll proceed to run or jog “faster than the streetcar” back to the start of the line (or thereabouts).
After the race, runners will meet at several H Street NE bars to toast victory or drown their sorrows.
Photo via Facebook / H Street Runners
Gallery O on H (1354 H St. NE) has asked local photographers to share old and new photographs for a new exhibition called “Portraits of H Street Now and Then” to be held May 7-13.
“H Street NE has been a destination and commercial corridor in D.C. for decades. However, it is just now experiencing an economic revitalization and cultural shift away from its historical roots,” reads the Gallery O website. “To celebrate everything that makes up this vibrant corridor, we are calling on photographers who want to share photographs old and new.”
Though the gallery will welcome whatever you have to send, it’s especially looking for photos that show “the history of H Street and encourage anyone with older and historical photographs to partake in this exhibit.”
All photos must be submitted by April 8. Click here for more information about submitting a photo of your own.
Photo via GalleryOonH
Man, Son Released From Hospital After Shooting in Navy Yard — The man who was shot inside a barber shop near Barracks Row on Friday and his 2-year-old son were both released from the hospital Saturday. [Washington Post]
More Mixed-Use Development Planned for Buzzard Point — Developer MRP Realty agreed to purchase several properties on the 1800 block of Half Street SW with plans to build a residential building with ground-floor retail near the planned D.C. United soccer stadium. [Washington Business Journal]
Star & Shamrock, Bullfrog Bagels Building Set for Expansion — The owner of 1341 H St. NE, which houses Bullfrog Bagels and Star & Shamrock, is planning to expand the building into a five-story building with apartments and underground parking. [Washington Business Journal]
Ocopa Chef Yuki Nakandakari Talks H Street, Peruvian Cuisine — District Cuisine talked to Yuki Nakandakari, who took over as head chef at Ocopa Peruvian restaurant, about working on the H Street corridor and his favorite things about Peruvian cooking. [District Cuisine]
The hold-up occurred on Jan. 20 about 12:45 p.m. Police believe that McLeoud and one other person entered the T-Mobile store, displayed handguns and stole money and phones. McLeoud is also suspected of another hold-up of a business on the 3200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE, east of the river.
Police also charged 25-year-old Bryan Jones of Hyattsville, Md. with three robberies in Southwest.
Jones was arrested on Feb. 1 after witnesses to a robbery stopped him and held him until police arrived. At the time, police announced that they believed Jones was connected to two other robberies in the area.
Today, police announced charges in the two other robberies. The first happened on Jan. 7 on the 400 block of M Street SW. Jones allegedly hit an elderly woman on the back of the head and stole her purse. Seven days later, Jones allegedly robbed another woman on the 1300 block of 4th Street SW.
New Bookstore Coming to Eastern Market Area in Spring — Capitol Hill resident Laurie Gillman will open East City Book Shop, a new bookstore at 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, this spring. [Capitol Hill Corner]
Hunted House Furniture Closing on H Street Corridor — Vintage furniture store Hunted House at 510 H St. NE will close at the end of February, but the owner said he looks forward to pop-up stores in the future. [PoPville]
Capitol Hill Music Store Prepares for Summer Camps, Busy Lesson Schedule at New Location — The Hill is Home profiled Lindy Campbell, the owner of Music on the Hill, which recently moved from Eastern Market to 801 D St. NE. [The Hill is Home]