Bummers and Big Deals (9/7/18)

Some cool things, but also a few that suck.

Big Deals

Capital Bikeshare has started their Bike Angels program, where riders can help re-distribute the bikes in the city to earn points and win cool prizes, like free 1-week membership extensions! (Bike Angels)

Speaking of Capital Bikeshare, they also just introduced their Plus bikes aka ebikes (electric assist bikes)! And they are pretty spiffy. Maybe now I can ride all the way up the hill to Columbia Heights. (Capital Bikeshare Plus)

Now find a bunch of new murals by MuralsDC. (DCist)

Jayson Werth will be inducted into the Washington Nationals Ring Honor on Saturday, September 8th. The Ring includes players from the Montreal Expos, Homestead Grays and the Washington Senators, but Jayson will be the third player added for their time with the current Nationals (2005-present), and probably the first that ‘deserves’ it.

In biscuit news, Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. is moving to Shaw. Their drive-thru spot in NE didn’t last, so this is great news!! I’ve enjoyed their biscuits since they had a pop-up in Union Market. (Eater DC)

Wow, the empty Driftwood on H Street NE (literally two blocks from my home) is a bummer. But now Detour Coffee Company will be taking over the space. Could be amazing, let’s assume they’ll use both levels as both a coffee shop and a restaurant. (District Cuisine)

The Ministry Coffee and Wine Bar opened near Union Station. We do like coffee shops. (Popville)

Finally something is coming to the space on H Street NE that was SOVA (was great!) and then H Street Coffee (was okay). The Outsider will serve Japanese food and have other libations. (Popville)

Food halls? Sure, let’s do it. Benning Market looks promising when it opens, across the Anacostia. (Eater DC)

Need a boast in ideas when exploring DC? Check out four new DC guidebooks that look like good reading. (Washingtonian)

Peruvian food is excellent, and ever since the fabulous Ocopa closed, I’ve been waiting for a promising restaurant to excel at that cuisine. In comes Pisco y Nazca, and it looks good. I’m in. (Washingtonian)

The first stage of the RFK Stadium redevelopment is underway. They just broke ground in RFK Lot 7! (WTOP)

Your Washington Mystics WNBA team is in the finals. Too bad they are playing against the Seattle Storm, because they now have to lose.

Bummers

Sad, but Atlas Arcade is closing. You have until the end of the month to get your game on! (Popville)

Wow, first they giveth, then they taketh away. Buredo (sushi as burritos) came in with a bang to H Street NE, and it was pretty good as a lunch spot. Now that spot closed after only about 7 months, but there are still other locations, like in NoMa. (Eater DC)

Scion closed (near Dupont Circle). I was not a regular here, but did enjoy going on occasion. Sad. (Popville)

Author: Jeremy Bailey

Writer and editor living in Washington, D.C.

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