Category Archives: In the Know

In the Know…DC Beer Tasting!

IMG_1180Wow! Who knew beer tasting in DC could be such a scene?

If you like beer and have not spent a Saturday afternoon tasting some of DC’s finest, you’re missing out!

Not only is the beer excellent, but there are food trucks, live music, and cute dogs available for adoption. Perfect for a fall day!

Some recommendations: Chocolate City Beer (Brookland), DC Brau (Woodridge), and Three Stars Brewing (Takoma/Brightwood).

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In the Know … DC Coffee Shops!

IMG_0957When my husband and I first started dating over ten years ago, coffee shop options in DC were slim.

We used to live in Logan Circle and every Saturday we went to our “regular” Au Bon Pain.

It’s really amazing the options today! Check out this great list on District Bean.

Some of our favorites… Sidamo, Qualia, Pound, the Big Bear, and Room 11 (pictured left).

Recently we returned to our old stomping ground in Logan Circle and checked out and really enjoyed The Coffee Bar. How times have changed!

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In the Know: What’s Happening in DC?

Brookland Development:  will replace Colonel Brooks Tavern; demo will start this fall.

Petworth Safeway:  new grocery store with apartments above will hold groundbreaking ceremony this September.

Washington Gateway:  mixed use development where Florida and New York Avenues meet will be underway soon.

New Restaurants:  H Street welcomes Cusbah and new French Bistro;  two new Mexican restaurants also recently opened in DC.

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In the Know: What’s happening in DC?

DC Tops Lists:  Apparently we’re cool, caffeinated, and fit.

Union Station:  Future plans look stunning.

Union Market:  Fabulous food market to open September 8.

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In the Know: Latest Must Reads on DC Real Estate!

Recent articles on DC real estate not to miss…

Building an Optimistic Future for DC:  DC residents & future residents will love reading what Roger Lewis predicts is in store for the District of Columbia.

The Neighborhoods of 2015 Revisited: Investors and buyers looking to grow equity, this is a must read!  I’d add Woodridge and Walter Reed/Takoma DC to the list.

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In the Know: Latest DC Real Estate News

Two very interesting articles not to miss ….

Keeping the 20-somethings:  Jonathan O’Connell asks provocative questions about whether DC city planners can find ways to keep the droves of 20-somethings who have flocked to DC in recent years.  What will it take?  He says parks, playgrounds, family-friendly restaurants, better libraries…

Walkability:  The Brookings Institution received a lot of attention this week for an intriguing report connecting walkability to home values in DC neighborhoods.

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