05 Aug 2016

Barracks Row:

Welcome, Summit to Soul!

727 8th Street SE is now open for business as Summit to Soul! We were invited to a launch party last week to check out the new space and are really excited to welcome new retail to the neighborhood. While a lot of retail that is coming to our general area is comprised mostly of […]


15 Dec 2015

Shopping:

Holiday Shopping Idea: Union Kitchen

It’s December 15 across the land. This means you technically have 9 shopping days until Christmas. You missed the boat on Hanukkah, but it’s the thought that counts; Kwanzaa is 11 days away; and you can give gifts up until January 6th because that’s when the Magi supposedly brought presents to baby Jesus. But let […]


23 Mar 2015

Dining:

BAR MADNESS: The Thirsty Thirty-Two!

In the prior post, I unveiled the winners of the last round. You’ve been patient and waited breathlessly for me to churn out sixteen polls (correctly). Your patience is now rewarded: behold what I am officially and very cornily calling the Thirsty Thirty-Two, because there is no alliteration editor to stop me. This next round […]


04 Feb 2014

Ice Cream Jubilee Latest to Locate in The Yards

Remember last weekend?  Here’s a quick refresher:  there were glimpses of sun and temperatures soared (soared!) into the 50’s, allowing Washingtonians to shed multiple layers of winter garb and luring runners out to clog sidewalks and trails.  That may be over now but, despite what some groundhog may predict, spring will be here before we […]


18 Jan 2013

Local Businesses Turn to YOU for Funding

I think we’ve all heard stories about a startup video and online fundraising campaign that launches a small business or creative artist’s latest project.  They’re just the type of populist, bootstrapping stories we all love.  A personal favorite is one my husband ran across a year ago:  Dollar Shave Club.  (Yeah, its Friday, so go […]


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