Tag Archives: Askale Cafe

Ethiopian New Year Celebration At Askale; Live Music And Buffet Saturday

September 11th is Ethiopian New Year’s Day. Our local Ethiopian eatery, Askale Cafe, will be celebrating the occasion with the community with a free event this Saturday. Check out more information on the event page and the tweet below.

Askale Cafe is located at 3629 12th Street NE.

DC City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson Brings ‘Meet up with Mendo’ To Brookland

Make sure to try some delicious food when you are there!

We thought Brooklanders would be interested in this opportunity to meet DC City Council Chairman, Phil Mendelson and discuss any concerns. From a community announcement from Chairman Mendelson’s Constituent Service:

Chairman Phil Mendelson
Invites You to Ward 5 for…
Meet up with Mendo
Share your Questions, Comments and Concerns with the DC Council Chairman at…
Askale Café-3629 12th Street, NE (In Brookland)
January 14th, 2017
10AM-12PM

Liquor Licence Updates – Menomale, Askale And Former Little Ricky’s

Ward 5 Happy Hour Brookland NE Washington DC
Mmmmmm…Menomale

We thought readers would be interested in some upcoming hearings regarding liquor licences at neighborhood restaurants.

Back in 2012 when Menomale opened, they entered into a voluntary agreement because of concerns raised by the ANC Commissioner at the time. The agreement stipulates that they cannot serve alcoholic beverages from 2:00 – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Now the restaurant is looking to terminate the settlement agreement associated with their liquor licence. The hearing date for the change is June 13, 2016. Menomale is located at 2711 12th Street, NE.

It seems like yesterday that Askale Cafe got it’s liquor license, but time flies, and they are already up for a renewal. The hearing date for the renewal is June 13, 2016. Askale Cafe is located at 3629 12th Street, NE.

Little Ricky’s closed in July 2014. Since then, what will replace the popular restaurant has been the subject of rumor, but no hard information that we are aware of.  We did recently learn that the ABC Board will be cancelling the liquor license for the location at a hearing on Wednesday, May  18th because the license holder (Gin Rummy LLC) did not seek to renew it. Little Ricky’s was located at 3522 12th Street NE.

Ward 5 Happy Hour Visits Askale Cafe Thursday

Make sure to try some delicious food when you are there!
Make sure to try some delicious food when you are there!

The next Ward 5 Happy Hour will be November 5th at Brookland’s Askale Cafe. Specials include a free tasting of food and a 10% discount on main dishes ordered.

Drink specials include: beer $2.50 per bottle and $10.99 for a bucket of 5 beers, $3/glass of wine or $15 for a bottle from 5:30-8 p.m. There will also be mixed drinks available.

The happy hour will run from 6-8 p.m. Askale Cafe is located at 3629 12th Street, NE.

Askale Café Now Serving Beer And Wine And Extending Hours

Back in April, Askale Café applied for a beer and wine licence and  we are happy to report that the licence was granted. Now that they have secured the licence, they are expanding their hours and will have a wine and beer tasting on June 16th. Check out the Tweet below:

Askale Cafe Seeks Beer And Wine License

Askale Cafe Liquor License Askale and Asratie, owners of Askale Cafe, Brookland’s Ethiopian eatery, posted ABRA placards in the cafe’s windows yesterday. The cafe is seeking to re-establish the beer and wine license associated with location that expired before they took over. Hopefully all will go well and there will be no issues at their ABRA public hearing.  We were happy to hear from Asratie that their application has the support of ANC Commissioner Higgins. They are seeking a stipulated license, which means they may be able to serve during the hearing period if approved. Askale Café is located at 3629 12th Street, NE.

Askale Cafe To Offer Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Today

Make sure to try some delicious food when you are there!
Make sure to try some delicious food when you are there!

Brookland’s local Ethiopian eatery, Askale Cafe, is inviting the community to an authentic coffee ceremony. From their Facebook page:

Ethiopian Traditional Coffee Ceremony this coming Saturday July 12th at 1pm. Come and participate in this age old ritual of coffee making art and experience.

Askale Café is located at 3629 12th Street, NE.

Askale Cafe Celebrates One Year Anniversary Today With Free Giveaways!

It seems hard to believe that a year has gone by since Askale Cafe, Brookland’s Ethiopian restaurant, opened its doors to the community. This morning they will be celebrating this milestone by offering free breakfast. See the flyer below. If you haven’t already, check them out in person, at their website, Facebook and Twitter. Askale Café is located at 3629 12th Street, NE.

Free Ethiopoan Coffee Ceremony At Askale Today!

Make sure to try some delicious food when you are there!
Make sure to try some delicious food when you are there!

Brookland’s local Ethiopian eatery, Askale Cafe, will be having a pre-Thanksgiving celebration with the community featuring an authentic coffee ceremony. From their Facebook page:

PRE TURKEY COFFEE CEREMONY AT ASKALE CAFE
Saturday Nov 23rd, 2013 from 3:00 pm-5:00pm.
Come and Enjoy the free coffee and notice the ongoing improvements of 12th and Otis St. corner.
Yes Askale’s Cafe 225 square foot outside sitting deck is just completed. The 195 Sq. ft canopy over the deck facing Otis st. is to be started soon. We are investing in Brookland! We truly would like to transform Askale Cafe into Brookland’s family room. Come and support us! See you Saturday Nov 23rd!
Team Askale!

Askale Café is located at 3629 12th Street, NE.