27 Oct 2020


Hill Buzz

Good morning, Capitol Hill and all Hill-adjacent areas. You know what? Let me wish a good morning to everyone who’s voted already or has made a plan to do so, because it’s HAPPY EARLY VOTINGMAS and have you checked out our voting resource?

Speaking of voting, if you’re concerned that voting might take you too long on Election Day and you won’t be able to get back to your pooch for walkies, City Dogs has a super deal for you! City Dogs will watch your doggo, pupper or woofer on Election Day for free! All you have to do is make sure your pooch is registered with City Dogs and that they know the staff better during a trial evaluation, and then you’re good to go!

Important: Make sure you take DDOT’s MoveDC survey. The survey, which will be open to DC residents and District visitors– people who work in the city proper but reside elsewhere– is live until Tuesday, November 10. You can weigh in on how you would spend transportation and infrastructure dollars and how you would shape the policies that will impact our daily District transportation for years to come. Click here to take the survey and share widely.

Speaking of District agencies, the Department of Public Works will be rolling out their leaf collection later than usual, and District residents will have to be responsible for bagging. DPW will hand out a limited amount of paper bags, but if you have to bag more, it’ll be on your dime. To learn more about the leaf collection schedule, click here. To see when DPW will collect in your area, click here.

Incidentally, your input is still needed for the newest Circulator route to Ward 7, because several versions of the newest route traverse our neighborhood, such as the Union Station-Deanwood proposed route. You can learn more about it thanks to Greater Greater Washington.

In food news, incredibly excited to see chef Kevin Tien find a new home at the Wharf’s Intercontinental. The restaurant, called Moon Rabbit, will replace Kith+Kin. Eater DC

In news that is kind of weird to wrap your mind around, Amazon is going to open an Amazon Go store with a full liquor license at 801 H Street NE, in the Avec building. The store would be a mind-boggling 12,782 square feet and would make Amazon the holder of two huge stores within two blocks of H Street. Which begs the question, why go after Google for anti-trust issues if Amazon is doing THIS?! Washington Business Journal

Apparently, Shane August is going to “educate the community” regarding his upcoming sports bar and sports book venue, Handle 19. Readers of previous Hill Buzzes (Hills Buzz?) may remember the petition that was circulated by neighbors who don’t want Handle 19 to open in an otherwise quiet strip where the most scandalous thing that exists is the audacity of a place still bearing the name Hawk ‘n’ Dove. Is the Hill ready for three floors of betting? Not if the neighbors have anything to say about it. Sportshandle

Two new restaurants and a gin bar are coming to the 700 Penn/Residences at Eastern Market complex: The Duck and the Peach will open in mid-November and La Collina will open soon thereafter. The Wells will be last to open. All three will be operating their patios for a while– thank goodness the sidewalks are large enough, amirite? Washingtonian (with a hat-tip to Eat_DC on Twitter.)

Pretty much anything with oxtails is part of my love language. Photo courtesy of @kitchencrayhstreet on Instagram, via screenshot.

If comfort food is your jam and if a menu with a heading that reads, “STARVING” you should know that Kitchen Cray is opening at 1301 H Street NE.

With items like chicken French toast and… I mean… just look at those oxtail spring rolls. That right there is love. Washingtonian

If you’re a fan of vegan spot Pow Pow, you’ll be glad to know they are doing well and expanding through Vertage, a plant-based foods business, and Plant Food Lab, a vegan incubator. Washington City Paper

Scuttlebutt over at PoPVille indicates that the place that will open at the seemingly-cursed corner of 4th and H Streets NE will be a Boiling Crab restaurant. I’ll believe it when I see it.

Not entirely sure what Capitol Hill *Southeast* is– I assume it’s, like, Capitol Hill?– but it’s apparently hot, hot, hot. WUSA-9 takes a look at the sizzling market where house sales have tripled compared to last year. Wowza.

Reminder: If you haven’t seen “In America, How Could This Happen?”, here are some photos to convince you to go. The Hill is Home

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