Live jazz at HR-57

The City Paper is reporting that HR-57 will close its 14th Street location on Saturday. Sigh. Make sure to stop in one last time to say goodbye. There is no firm opening date for their new location at H Street NE, but the owner says it should be around mid-January 2011. They will be missed. Just one more reason to visit H street more regularly.

This Saturday is Columbia Heights Day and the inaugural first DC State Fair (yes I realize that’s a bit of a misnomer). From 10 am to 6 pm, throughout Columbia Heights, there will be events at Bloombar (yoga, live music), contests at Tubman Park at 11th and Irving (dog show, cupcake eating contest), and specials at a lot of local restaurants (Wonderland Ballroom, CommonWealth, Meridian Pint).

Local food bloggers Gradually Greener, Modern Domestic, and the Indoor Garden(er) are putting together the DC State Fair – events will take place at Tubman Elementary Field and will include a pie, jam, home brewer, pickle, biggest vegetable, and best tomato contest.  

Amelia of Gradually Greener says, “there are so many organizations in the District with a focus on agriculture, so many community gardens, and so much focus right now on agriculture and home gardening in general, that it would be a disservice to the community NOT to have a gathering to celebrate urban agriculture! And D.C. is full of people who love cooking, baking, home canning, and so forth. Anywhere else in the country, you’d be able to enter your prize tomato or secret-recipe pie in the county fair. We thought D.C. residents should have the same opportunity.”

Amen Amelia! I’m excited to check everything out, it sounds like the weather will be perfect Saturday – so see you there!

Coppi's petition for an Entertainment Endorsement

Coppi's petition for an Entertainment Endorsement

Walking by Coppi’s the other day I saw that they’re applying for an “Entertainment Endorsement” license, which will mean the ability to have live music, DJs, and karaoke and operate until 2 am. Coppi’s is a small place so I’m not quite sure how having a DJ, per se, would work out.

I’m glad to see them extending their hours, the latest they’re open is 12 am on the weekends and 11 pm during the week. I’m guessing the extended hours would presumably mean they’d still be serving food that late too.  But, um, karaoke at Coppi’s? Could be awesome, could be a bit strange. I’m hoping they veer towards the live music side of the entertainment endorsement license rather than the karaoke/DJ side.