Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

MVT Spotlight: Dawn Wooten, resident of Mount Vernon Triangle and a frequent volunteer.

Dawn Wooten is a resident of Mount Vernon Triangle and last year started volunteering with the MVT CID. She has helped us spread the word about events to the MVT CID community, staff the information table at the Fall Fun Day and other events and brings a positive, creative energy to our marketing and event planning work. We asked Dawn to take a few minutes to share her story with the neighborhood.

MVTCID: Dawn, tell us a bit about how you came to live in MVT.

Dawn: My partner and I moved to DC a few years ago from south Florida to be closer to...

Return of the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative

5th Street Ace Hardware will once again be the pickup location for the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, with a 26-week summer CSA starting in May. LFFC is a non-profit, organic farmers cooperative based in Lancaster County, PA. They focus on creating healthy, high quality foods from well-maintained and enriched soils on small scale family farms. CSA members commit to support LFFC farmers for the entire growing season by paying for...

Mandu Wins Cochon 555 DC

Congratulations to Mandu and Chef Danny Lee for their impressive win at Cochon 555 DC! Cochon 555 featured five local chefs utilizing five heritage-breed pigs to create up to six dishes using any and all parts of the pig. Included in Mandu’s winning menu were authentic and imaginative dishes including jokbal (pork trotters braised in spices and herbs), bin dee dduk (pancakes of pork loin strips and soy beans), mandu (ground pork shoulder...

Largest Building Move in DC HIstory at Douglas Development's 650 New York Ave. Project

Last week, we joined Douglas Development as they began moving two historic structures at 639 New York Avenue, making headlines as the largest building move in DC history. The site will include 15 historic buildings – only two will be moved. The first building moved weighs 800 tons and the second weighs 1,100 tons. The move places the 19th century buildings on a concrete slab, where they will remain and later be...

Texas de Brazil Prepares for May Opening

Build out is coming along well for the much-anticipated opening at 455 Massachusetts Avenue of the 9,500 square foot Texas de Brazil Churrascaria and Brazilian Steakhouse (image below right showing...

Philos Opens at 4th & Mass

Philos opened on April 8th at 401 Massachusetts Avenue with a menu that sources locally and features mezze (small plates) from the Mediterranean basin, including Lebanon, Greece, Morocco, Italy and Spain. The menu’s core ingredients are garlic, lemon, and legumes, including chickpeas and lentils, as well as veggie favorites such as kale, tahini and Brussels sprouts. Philos’ menu includes many unique features, such...

MVT CID Welcomes Physician Assistant Education Association

The Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) moved in to their new space within the AAMC headquarters building in March 2015. PAEA cited many factors for their decision, including the opportunity for greater collaboration with the AAMC, proximity...

MVT Spotlight: Jarrah Cernas, Chicano Sol Farm

The Mount Vernon Triangle FRESHFARM Farm Stand is set to open on Saturday, May 16th – kicking off the 2nd year for this wonderful organic source of fresh food and produce. The MVT Farm Stand is sole sourced by Chicano Sol, a certified organic, small, family-owned farm in Blain, PA. Many of you met Jarrah Cernas last year as she worked the market. We asked her to share some insights on the farm and what we can expect in this year’s Farm Stand.

MVT CID: Jarrah, tell us a bit about how you came to own and manage Chicano Sol?

Jarrah: My husband,...

Lacaster, PA CSA Brings Fresh, Organic Foods via 5th Street Ace Hardware

Missing those farm fresh veggies you enjoyed from the Farmers Market last summer? 5th Street Ace Hardware has a wonderful option for you! They are a designated pickup point for the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, a non-profit, organic co-op providing CSA options including veggies, cheese, breads, meats, eggs, yogurts and dairy/tofu products, omnivore meat and cheese items and vegan tofu. Pickup times are from 3 - 8 PM on Wednesdays and prorated winter shares are now available. Sign up by clicking on "CSA" at http://www....

Sixth & I Hosts Genius Festival

The historic Sixth & I Synagogue, just across Massachusetts Avenue, has one of our community’s most active programmatic calendars, hosting speakers, musicians, seminars and festivals open to everyone. This month, in partnership with New York’s 92nd Street YMCA’s 7 Days of Genius, Sixth & I invites the community to Genius Festival and asks the public to consider what genius is, why it matters, and how it evolves. For information on this event and others, click here.

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