We had hundreds of people enter the giveaway celebrating the 200th Weekly Update newsletter — and we randomly selected 12 to win a gift certificate from a local Petworth restaurant or business.
On a side note, I read every comment people submitted, and wow, thanks for all the amazing positive feedback. You said some really nice things! Some great ideas were shared, from interviewing local residents, having a neighborhood praise/complaint section, to relaunching the Petworth Blooming flower series (spoiler, it’s coming back!). For that one person who wanted shorter articles… uh… yeah, we’ll try?
I hope you see your name below! And if you don’t, know every writer at Petworth News appreciates you reading and sharing our articles.
Here’s the giveaway winners … though of course, you’re all winners!
Cinder BBQ — Two $25 Gift Cards (two winners)
Jen Wade and Judith Hudgens from Petworth both won $25 gift cards to Upshur Street’s newest restaurant.
Cinder opened on Saturday, April 13th, and they’re offering TWO $25 gift cards for this giveaway. They have happy hour wine specials from 5-7 PM ($5.00 pinot grigio and $7.00 cabernet wines by the glass). Sunday brunch will be coming in the near future, as will catering. You can do carry out orders, just not delivery (yet) Business hours are Wednesday thru Sunday, opening at 5pm. Make sure you stop by and get some good eats!
Fia’s Fabulous Find — $25 Gift Card
Heather from Petworth won a $25 gift card to this awesome shop on Upshur.
Fia rocks. She does, she’s awesome. She has always been a strong supporter of the Petworth community and of Petworth News, and she’s giving away a $25 gift certificate for the store. Fia's Fabulous Finds offers upscale, quality, brand name ladies clothing and accessories in new and nearly new condition at prices significantly below department store pricing while creating an exciting and first class shopping experience. Plus their grab bag promotion sell out because the discounts on great clothes are so good. Go check ‘em out.
She Loves Me / The Lemon Collective — $50 Terrarium Class
Arielle Conti from Park View won this cool terrarium class!
We love She Loves Me. Owner Holley Simmons might be one of the newest business owners on the 800 block of Upshur, but she’s been one of the first to jump on community events. Check out Petworth’s newest flower store, along with the Lemon Collective, which offers creative classes at 810 Upshur Street — like the Terrarium class (like this one, but not this exact one) they’re in this giveaway (a $50 dollar value!).
The Pitch Tavern — $25 Gift Card
Monica Krause from Petworth won the $25 gift card to the Pitch Tavern!
The Pitch Tavern opens their doors to the community day after day, offering some delicious food (try the lemon pepper wings, seriously) and offering a place for community groups to meet. They graciously hosted the 2nd Petworth News Annual Shindig upstairs and helped make it an amazing night. They’re offering a $25 dollar gift card.
Lulabelle's Sweet Shop — $25 Gift Card
Harry from Petworth won a $25 gift certificate to Lulabelle’s… that’s a lot of yummy ice cream!
A jewel on the 800 block of Upshur Street (and my daughter’s favorite place to be), Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop has quickly become a community favorite. From candies to little toys, to yummy sandwiches, good coffee and oh yeah, their ice cream. Yum. They’re offering a $25 gift card.
Willow — $25 Gift Card
Beatrix from 16th Street Heights won a $25 gift card to Willow, and gets to enjoy some great clothes shopping!
Willow Fashion has been on Upshur Street for years and is a great community partner. Owner Julie Wineinger (who also owns Lulabelle’s) helped start and run the Upshur Art & Craft Fair, has helped with the Celebrate Petworth Festival, various street cleanups, socials and much more. You’ll find DC and Petworth-centric clothes and tchotchkes, earrings and so much more. Their $25 gift card will get you something awesome.
Petworth Citizen — $25 Gift Card
Brian Wright, who just moved to Petworth a few weeks ago, won the $25 gift card to Petworth Citizen!
My booze place. Petworth Citizen has been a stalwart for many years on the Upshur strip, hosting the very first Petworth News Shindig party in 2015 in the Reading Room. I thought we’d get 20 people for the first party? 80 showed up, and owner Paul Ruppert rolled with it and helped put on a great event. They’re offering a $25 gift card.
Loyalty Books — $25 Gift Card
Anna Purinton from Petworth picked up a $25 gift certificate to Loyalty Bookstore, the coolest bookstore in DC.
The successor to Upshur Street Books, Loyalty Books continues to the tradition of being an independent bookstore focusing on our community first. From weekly Storytime events, book clubs, community events and a store full of an amazing collective of fiction and nonfiction, owner Hannah Oliver Depp jumped into the Petworth neighborhood with both feet. Check out their upcoming Trivia Night on April 22nd with MoonlitDC in the Reading Room (7-9pm)! They’re offering a $25 gift card so you can sign up for a literary night event and buy a great book.
Taqueria del Barrio — $25 Gift Card
Shawn Malhotra from Petworth won the $25 gift card to Upshur’s favorite taco spot, Taqueria del Barrio.
Taqueria del Barrio has become one of the local go-to places for families and hungry people in the neighborhood. Offering Happy Hour specials to Drag Brunches, Día de los Muertos events and more, owner Anna Bran-Leis keeps the neighborhood fully engaged and fed. They go out of their way to support local groups, and they’ve supported this site since the beginning. They’re offering a $25 gift card too!
Timber — $25 Gift Card
Christina McCoy from Petworth picked up the $25 Timber gift certificate. I hear they make pizza or something?
Seriously, Timber Pizza bakes addiction-worthy pizza, bagels and more all week, and the lines of people waiting out-front each night goes to show how delicious they are. Owners Andrew Dana, Chris Brady and Dani Moreira love to support the neighborhood, and they’re offering a $25 gift card so you can get your Timber on!
Slash Run — $25 Gift Card
Our last winner wished to remain anonymous, but she gets to enjoy some amazing burgers, brunch and rock and roll at Slash Run with a $25 gift card!
It’s not just hamburgers and waffle fries that owner Christine Lilyea offers at Slash Run — it’s our own local music scene that’s getting famous throughout the DMV. And now they’re serving brunch and have an outdoor patio to get your burger groove on! They’re offering a $25 gift card so you can enjoy all they have on the menu!