Carlie Steiner: The cocktail maven of Petworth's Himitsu

Carlie Steiner: The cocktail maven of Petworth's Himitsu

Of the women I interviewed for these series, Steiner is the most outspoken and unapologetic feminist. Her wines are female, her staff is free to kick sleazy men out of the restaurant at will, and she doesn’t care if you don’t like it.

“You can be hospitable and still stand up for yourself,” she says.

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Anne Stom: Petworth’s 'Miss Fix-It' makes it happen

Anne Stom: Petworth’s 'Miss Fix-It' makes it happen

 The story of Annie’s Ace Hardware is the classic tale of “build it and they will come.” Stom noticed that more and more people are moving to the neighborhood, most of the houses need renovation, and there’s no hardware store nearby.

So, Stom decided to open one.

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Sadness is a lost baby's toy... happiness is you helping to find it

Sadness is a lost baby's toy... happiness is you helping to find it

A reader wrote to say her daughter lost a beloved doll (and her shoe!) on a long walk from Mt Pleasant to Petworth, and she’s hoping one of you have seen it!

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Join local children's author Nina Halper as she reads her latest book at Loyalty Books

Join local children's author Nina Halper as she reads her latest book at Loyalty Books

 Petworth children’s book author Nina Halper will be holding a reading of her book, “Sabra the Long-legged Goofy (mixed) Salukiat the newly opened Loyalty Books on Upshur Street, on Saturday, March 2nd at 11:00am. All ages welcome to enjoy a reading and book signing!

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Warm up with the Whisky Brothers tasting event at the Reading Room, Feb 28th

Warm up with the Whisky Brothers tasting event at the Reading Room, Feb 28th

The Reading Room at Petworth Citizen is home to so many cool cocktail and drink events, and as a fan of whiskey and bourbons, the one coming next week sounds great to me.

Petworth’s own whisky expert Dan Searing is hosting “Barrel Proof Bourbon,” a class on barrel proof bourbon on February 28th.

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Kennedy & 5th Street: “the most dangerous intersection in the Fourth District"

Kennedy & 5th Street: “the most dangerous intersection in the Fourth District"

On Friday, February 15th, surrounded by bright colorful posters and toddler-sized school chairs, a very large crowd of residents and government officials gathered at Blandi's Child Learning Center to talk about the recent shooting at 5th and Kennedy Streets, along with other crime issues in the area.

The take-away? According to MPD Chief Peter Newsham, the intersection of 5th and Kennedy is the most dangerous intersection in their Fourth District.

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Cinder BBQ is coming to Petworth - get your taste buds ready

Cinder BBQ is coming to Petworth - get your taste buds ready

The 800 block of Upshur is going to have a new, wonderful aroma in a few weeks. Three long-term DC restaurateurs, Matt Krimm, John Anderson and Bill Coleman, are getting ready to open Cinder, a neighborhood barbeque restaurant, at the corner of 8th and Upshur. They hope to open in April. From the sound of it, it’s going to be delicious.

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CANCELED: Draft agenda for ANC 4D's February meeting

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4D's February meeting will be on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, beginning at 6:30 pm at the Washington Latin Public Charter School (5200 2nd St NW). The draft agenda is below:

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“Random Acts of Neighborliness” (for free!)

“Random Acts of Neighborliness” (for free!)

This year, I’d like to help you love your neighbor. I’m giving away dozens of free treats, tagged with neighborly sweet nothings, to remind Petworth residents how much you care. Stop by Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop to pick one up to give to your neighbor — and as a bonus, register to win a free gift basket from Lulabelle’s!

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Here's a peek at the new Büna Coffeehouse opening Friday on Webster & Georgia

Here's a peek at the new Büna Coffeehouse opening Friday on Webster & Georgia

Rejoice, you caffeine addicts! Büna Coffeehouse is opening on Friday, February 8th at the corner of Webster Street and Georgia Avenue (4400 Georgia Ave NW). This great little shop is the brainchild of the family that owns the building, and used to run the Uneeda convenience store.

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Come out for a chili cook-off this Sunday with popular Petworth & Park View restaurants

Come out for a chili cook-off this Sunday with popular Petworth & Park View restaurants

It’s a neighborhood chili cook-off contest! That’s not only a lot of Cs… it’s a lot of great-tasting food from some of Petworth’s and Park View’s popular restaurants and bars. And the judges are great (ok, self-serving… I’m a judge.)

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Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop reopens with new food menu, same great ice cream!

Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop reopens with new food menu, same great ice cream!

File under yay! and yum! Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop reopens after a month-long hiatus. Inside you’ll find some minor remodeling, but the real changes are to the breakfast and lunch menus.

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