Today is the Day Without Immigrants protest, and several of our local businesses are taking a stand in solidarity with their immigrant staff. We thought readers would like to know which restaurants are closed or offering limited menus so that their employees may attend the protest. This list is being updated as we get new information. Way to go guys!
From Brookland’s Finest: We’re closed on Thursday in support of our staff who’ll participate in #ADayWithoutImmigrants protest
From Brookland Pint: As a Latino business owner I stand in solidarity with all of my immigrant staff. Therefore, we will close our kitchen this Thursday in support of our immigrant staff’s desire and right to protest the evolving state of immigration policies in our country. Our bars will remain open and our guests are welcome to BYOF (bring your own food.) -John Andrade, owner
From Busboys and Poets: Our founder @andyshallal is an immigrant in solidarity #ADayWithoutImmigrants. We will be closed on Thurs. Immigrants make America great!
According to a story in the Washingtonian, The Dew Drop Inn will close its kitchen, but the bar will be open.
Although not in Brookland, the District Fishwife, located in Union Market, is owned by a Brooklander: The District Fishwife is an immigrant-owned business and stands by our team. We will be closing our kitchen all day…
From Nido, around the corner in Woodridge: We will be closed tomorrow in solidarity with our staff. Immigrants are the backbone of the restaurant industry and without them Nido would not exist. We invite you to join us on Monday to raise funds for Ayuda and show your support and appreciation for the individuals and families who work and sacrifice to serve our community every day.
Steel Plate will close its kitchen, but the bar will be open.
When we moved here seven years ago, there really wasn’t anything in the way of New Year’s Eve celebration offerings. Now every year seems to bring more and fun events and a wider array of choices. Here is a rundown of NYE events for those who want to stay local. Cheers!
Brookland’s Finest will offer a fixed price, 3 course dinner that includes shrimp cocktail, Surf and Turf, and dessert. The dinner costs $35 per person and there will be a champagne toast for guests in the restaurant when midnight rolls around. Brookland’s Finest is located at 3126 12th St NE.
Brookland Pint will have a special menu that will be served Saturday evening. For $50 guests will get a special paired tasting menu. Make reservations by calling 202.758. 2757 or emailing email@example.com. Brookland Pint is located at 716 Monroe Street, NE.
Dew Drop Inn is offering up a New Years Eve dance party with a DJ from 7:00 pm – 2:00 am. From their Facebook page: “Come ring in 2017 with The Dew Drop Inn. Will be having an all night dance party with tunes by Ameer Dyson and No Cover & Midnight Toast.” The Dew Drop Inn is located at 2801 8th Street NE.
Nido is having a special four-course Spanish-inspired dinner for $85 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. There will be three seatings, 5:30pm, 7:30pm and 10:00pm. There will also be an optional $45 wine pairing. Check out more details on their Facebook event page and purchase tickets here. Nido is located at 2214 Rhode Island Avenue NE.
Smith Public Trust‘s NYE Space Camp dance party returns this year. The event starts at 7:00 pm with a handful of DJ’s through the night. The event is free but you have to RSVP here to get in. Smith Public Trust is located at 3514 12TH Street NE.
Steel Plate is hosting a New Years Eve party, starting at 9:00 pm. Purchase tickets at their event page for $15. Because they are looking to have a pleasant, non-crowded environment, tickets sales will be limited to a reasonable number. There will be two DJs, champagne toast at midnight and snacks like sliders and grilled cheese after midnight. Steel Plate is located at 3523 12th Street NE.
We hope everyone has a fantastic New Years no matter what your plans!
Thanks to the team at Brookland Pint for letting us know about some changes afoot at this popular neighborhood restaurant. From an email:
Chef Francisco Ferrufino, who has been executive chef at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, has taken over the kitchen at Brookland Pint. He will serve as executive chef of both locations…According to John Andrade, owner of both restaurants, Ferrufino, who is known as “Chico” is one of the most creative chefs he’s worked with. Ferrufino, 25, a native of El Salvador, was trained at the Carlos Rosario International Career Center where he was the top graduate in 2015.
Chef Ferrufino has had the honor of cooking for Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor and has rubbed elbows with Prince Charles – so looks like we will be in good company.
Welcome to the neighborhood, Chef Ferrufino! Check out his new Brookland Pint menu below. Brookland Pint is located at 716 Monroe Street NE.
We were glad to hear that neighborhood restaurant Brookland Pint is really embracing the coming snowstorm. From their management team:
Our snow day specials are as follows:
•10% off for every foot of recorded snow. This will apply to your entire bill.
•an additional $1 off “hot adult beverages” for every 6 inches of recorded snow.
•snowman building contest on our patio. You may use whatever props you wish. We are a family restaurant so nothing obscene and no unattended alcohol as a prop. Kids division (under 12) is judged at 4PM, adults division will be judged at 5 PM. $150 gift card goes to each division winner!
Needless to say, we will be open! Stop by during the blizzard for hot food, great beer, and snow day specials! #drinklocal#nodrivinginsnow
When we moved here six years ago, there really wasn’t anything in the way of New Year’s Eve celebration offerings. How things have changed! Here is a rundown of NYE events for those who want to stay local.
Brookland’s Finest and Sloppy Mama’s are teaming up to offer a $35 fixed price, 3 course dinner that includes charcuterie, ribs, pork belly, pulled pork and smoked chocolate truffles. (If you miss the NYE dinner, collaborative all-day menus will be available between December 30 and January 3, as well as a special New Years Day brunch menu). Brookland’s Finest is located at 3126 12th St NE.
Brookland Pint will have a special menu that will be served Thursday evening along with the restaurant’s regular menu. For $35 guests will get camembert-stuffed dates to start off, then a choice of oysters or french lentil-vegetable soup, lamb ragu or lobster risotto, and chocolate opera cake for dessert. There will also be a special three cheese plate with beer pairings offered. Also, kids eat free from 5:00 – 8:00 pm and parents get a free glass of bubbly. Reservations are recommended. Brookland Pint is located at 716 Monroe Street, NE.
Dew Drop Inn is offering up the ‘Inter Galactic New Years Eve Party’, a dance party with a DJ starting at 8:00 pm. Free admission, drink specials and a midnight toast. The Dew Drop Inn is located at 2801 8th Street NE.
Right Proper’s Brookland Tasting room will be open from 5:00 – 9:00 pm for those that want a low-key casual and early evening or want to jump start their evening before heading elsewhere. More info here. Right Proper is located at 920 Girard Street NE.
Smith Public Trust is having a NYE dance party called Smith Space Camp starting at 7:00 pm with six DJ’s through the night. The event is free but you have to RSVP here to get in. Smith Public Trust is located at 3514 12TH Street NE.
Steel Plate is hosting a New Years Eve party, starting at 9:00 pm. Purchase tickets at their event page for $15. Because they are looking to have a pleasant, non-crowded environment, tickets sales will be limited to a reasonable number. There will be a DJ, champagne toast at midnight and snacks like sliders and grilled cheese after midnight. Steel Plate is located at 3523 12th Street NE.
With Halloween right around the corner, it is no surprise that that neighborhood events are already starting to pop up. Here is what’s going on this weekend:
Langdon Dog Park Pooch Parade on Saturday October 24th. Parade your costumed pooch and enter him/her into the best costume contest for some fabulous prizes from neighborhood vets, groomers and pet supply shops.
9:30 am – Gather at the dog park for a brief pooch parade
10:00 am- Registration for contest and prizes
10:30 am – Judging starts.
There will be a prize for:
– Cutest costume
– Best dog owner lookalike or paired e..g. – Dorothy and Toto
– Most original
– How did you get your dog to wear that?
There will be treats for you and your four legged friends and tons of fun for all. Meet and greet members of the Langdon Dog Park Association (LPDA) as well as your neighbors.If there is a steady hard rain, the event will be canceled. The dog park is located at 2901 20th Street NE. For more information go here.
Brookland Pint Kids Pumpkin Painting Event on Saturday October 24th starting at noon, while supplies last. For more info, go here. Brookland Pint is located at 716 Monroe Street, NE.
Redeemer City Church will host its first annual Harvest Festival and kid’s costume contest on Sunday October 25th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. There will be free food, prizes and games. Check out more information here. Redeemer City Church is located at 1404 Jackson Street NE.
Third Thursday at the studios at the Monroe Street Market Arts Walk is a great time to get out into the neighborhood and enjoy summer. This month’s event will take place on Thursday August 20th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm and will feature live music, open studios and a beer garden. Sounds like fun!