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Celebrate Valentines Day With Cheese, Chocolate And Champagne

union market dc opening 090912 1We thought readers would appreciate this Valentine’s date idea from the folks at Righteous Cheese, located at nearby Union Market. From the event page:

February is not just for lovers, it’s for Cheese Lovers! And what pairs better with cheese than elegant, bubbly wine? For our annual soirée, we’re opening up some extra-special, extra-fancy bottles of Champagne that you just can’t find by the glass anywhere else. Paired with unique, artisanal cheeses & chocolates – including handmade chocolate truffles from CoCo Sala, hand-dipped chocolate figs and more – this line-up is an extraordinary way to spend Valentine’s Day and makes a great gift. It’s a sure-fire way to warm up your February!

Spend an evening with Righteous Cheese in an intimate class discovering and savoring seasonal, artisanal cheeses. We’ll explore the world of cheese pairing by tasting 4 cheeses and 4 unique Champagnes along with a bounty of chocolate accompaniments. Fromager Carolyn Stromberg will delve into the story behind each cheese, as well as give advice about selecting, serving, pairing, and more.

Tickets are $74/person. Class requires advance ticket purchase, as seating is limited to 30 attendees.

Brookland Bridge – 2015 Year In Review

No Sleep Till Brookland NE Washington DC Street ArtWell neighbors, we made it through another year. For the blog, it was a year of milestones. We hit over 2,000 Twitter and over 700 Facebook followers. More importantly, we have upped our average daily hits by about 20%, with roughly 400 readers checking in daily on a consistent basis -awesome! Running into random neighbors who appreciate the blog has pushed us to stick with our goal of posting one story a day. Thank you readers!

As was to be expected, Brookland continued to see a lot of change in 2015.  We thought readers would appreciate a run down of our most popular stories and the big events that shaped life in our neighborhood.

Sometimes it is difficult to keep things going, but we are committed to the blog and sharing  neighborhood news. One note on crime – yes, we know…the 2015 spike in crime really sucks. We have thought about this for years, and even tried to organize to make a difference. We have come realized there are no easy answers, and periodic public meetings and temporary stepped up neighborhood patrols haven’t accomplished much – so sorry to all who have urged us to write about it more.

So here’s to 2016! We look forward to supporting our longstanding businesses and welcoming new ones and new neighbors. Mostly, we hope to keep enjoying and supporting the fabulous neighborhood camaraderie that makes Brookland special.

Update: Concert At Brookland Artspace Lofts Cancelled

Yesterday we posted about a concert at Brookland Artspace Lofts. Unfortunately, we learned that it has been cancelled. From the event page:

UPDATE!!! Due to illness, Ryan Amador’s performance scheduled for Monday, July 20th at 7:30pm has been cancelled. Guests are still encouraged to support local LGBT organization, Casa Ruby in their efforts by visiting On behalf of Brookland Artspace Lofts, thank you for your support and patronage. We look forward to having you at a future event.

Brookland Outdoor Movie Night Postponed Due To Weather Forecast

We just learned that the Menkiti Group will have to postpone their outdoor movie night, scheduled for tonight due to anticipated thunderstorms. Bummer. We will let you  know when the movie is rescheduled.

MGM Roast Beef Is Adding Outdoor Seating

    I am sure many of you appreciate the fantastic sandwiches at MGM Roast Beef as we do. Located at 1905 Brentwood Rd NE, Washington, DC 20018, they offer great service, an inviting clean space and fantastic food, which makes it always worth a trip beyond Brookland’s boundaries.

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Sometimes though their limited space and popularity makes you wish they had more seating. Well, wish no more. At our last visit we learned that the owners are planning to add an outdoor patio to the restaurant. Actually construction is already well on the way.

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Whether the patio will be ready in time to enjoy a yummy brisket or turkey sandwich, remains to be seen, so look out for updates right here.

August Ward 5 Community Happy Hour At Bidwell In Union Market

union market dc opening 090912 1The organizers of the Ward 5 Happy Hour are turning to one of Union Market’s establishments the Bidwell Restaurant for this months event . This Thursday August 7 between 6-8pm you will have yet another chance to connect or reconnect with friends of neighbors.

You can see the details about the event on the Ward 5 Happy Hour facebook page.

Photo courtesy of Bidwell Restaurant