Busboys and Poets

One of DC's most popular chains has opened a branch in Takoma, at 235 Carroll St, NW.   Inside, along with a bar, the restaurant, a media room for meetings, movies, and music, there is a small branch of Politics and Prose bookstore.  The place is jumping!  For information, see the website.Busboys and Poets

ANC 4B Elections

After many years of service, two of our ANC Commissioners, Sara Green (4B01) and Faith Wheeler (4B02), decided not to run for reelection.  Their elected successors are André Carley and Frank Jones III, both of whom have long records of service in our neighborhood.  You can get their contact information, and other information about ANC 4B in general, at http://ANC4B.org. We are grateful to Commissioners Green and Wheeler for their years of service, … Continue Reading ››

The Okra Tradition

For those who don't know the history of the okra dialogue and jokes on TakomaDC@yahoogroups.com, it began in 2010 when Doug Payton posted about his okra plants and memories of Oklahoma. This started a flurry of "I love okra, I hate okra" messages and memories. And then recipes. After that, whenever discussion on the list got thorny, Tom Fedewa would post: "Looks like what we need is a new okra recipe." And … Continue Reading ››

La Mano Coffee Bar First Anniversary

LaMano Coffee Bar LogoTime flies when you're drinking coffee!

La Mano Coffee Bar's First Anniversary is upon us. Because they have a wonderful website, we won't repeat everything here. Since they have much more than coffee, we did include their menu:

La Mano Coffee Bar Menu

  • espresso
  • macchiato
  • cortado
  • americano
  • cappuccino
  • latte
  • mocha
  • french press house coffee
  • single cup pour over
  • Chemex pot
  • hot tea
  • ginger chai latte
  • hot chocolate
  • cold-brewed iced coffee
  • assorted bottled drinks
Signature Fare
  • breakfast fritatta
  • biscuits, scones, and muffins
  • smoked trout bagel sandwich
  • breakfast … Continue Reading ››

Fireworks at Takoma Park (MD) Middle School, 2014

Video of the 2012 Fireworks posted on YouTube by Michael Benefiel The evening program of fireworks at  Takoma Park (MD) Middle School begins at 7 pm with music, and a performance by the Acro-Aires - a gymnastics group from Washington Adventist University.  The fireworks don't start until at least 9:30, when it's really dark.  Best time to arrive has more to do with how much time you want to … Continue Reading ››

CrimeDC: Map of Crime in DC

CrimeDC.comLogo for CrimeDC is the latest from the  DC Police Union. The map of Crime in DC shows crimes by Theft, Robbery, Burglary, Car Theft, Assaults  with a Deadly Weapon, Sex Abuse, Homicide, and Arson.
Welcome to CrimeDC.com brought to you by the men and women of the DC Police Union. Throughout this site you will find the latest crime information, statistics … Continue Reading ››

A DC Neighborhood Bounded by Eastern Ave, Georgia Ave, and Tuckerman St NW