Bummers and Big Deals (8/4/17)

Solid State Books
Solid State Books coming to H Street NE

Some cool things, but also a few that suck.

Big Deals

Solid State Books is coming to H Street NE! It will also include a coffee bar. Having an independent book store so close to my house sounds perfect.

The Klingle Valley Trail has opened, and it is quite a fetching little trail. Verified open and walkable.

DC Beer Week is August 20-27. Lots of cool events planned and certainly more to come.

The Columbia Room won the 2017 Best American Cocktail Bar at Tales of the Cocktail! Here’s a look at how to enjoy your Columbia Room experience.

Qualia Coffee is coming to Eckington. (Washingtonian)

A new cidery, Capitol Cider House is coming. (Popville)

Two new Peet’s Coffee shops are coming to H Street NE and NoMa. Can we ever have enough coffee shops? (Popville)

DC Brau released the new Heurich Lager, a nod to Chr. Heurich Brewing Co.’s original recipe. I need to try it this weekend. (Press Release)

Congratulations to the DC Breeze on finishing in 2nd place. They play the Montreal Royal at home in the playoffs on August 11th. (Info & Tickets)

Bummers

RFD Washington closes in Chinatown. No!

Vendetta Bocce Bar & Tavern closes! Becomes Kyss Kyss, with candy? (Frozen Tropics)

The Smithsonian wants to close the Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater (at the National Museum of Natural History) to expand the cafeteria. Don’t let it happen! Sign the petition! (DCist)

Your Washington Kastles team (WTT – World TeamTennis) finished in last place this year at 4-10. Chalk it up to an off-year, they’ll come back strong next season. (Standings)

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