Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

Catch the Historical Society of Washington, DC's Visual Exhibit "For the Record: Changing DC" Before it Goes

For more than 120 years, the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., located within the Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square, has helped preserve depictions of the city’s built environment through paintings and photographs. For the Record is an annual juried exhibit of artworks that captures Washington’s changing urban landscape. In 2016, the Historical Society challenged local artists to create 2D artwork depicting Washington’s changing built environment. For the Record: Changing D.C. provides exposure, recognition, and enduring prestige to local artists, and...

Top MVT Medical Associations Team Up for Community Service on AAMC Cares Day

On May 19, more than 140 staff who work within the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) building at 655 K Street—including from AAMC, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)—dispersed to 19 service projects across 14 sites around the Mount Vernon Triangle and neighboring communities, as part of AAMC Cares Day, the AAMC’s flagship day of service.  With a focus on continuing...

MVT Spotlight: Bill Chillcott, Head Bread Baker at A Baked Joint

A Baked Joint opened in Mount Vernon Triangle in 2015 to rave reviews, amazing coffee and pastries, intriguing and delicious new takes on breakfast, lunch and everything before and after, as well as a new bread program. Headed up by veteran baker, Bill Chillcott, who oversaw the bread programs for Bryan Voltaggio’s Range and Aggio restaurants, the bread is baked on site in the Bongard hearth oven imported from France. We asked Bill to tell us more about the bread and what we can expect to see coming from the ovens this year...

Congresswoman Norton Hosts Small Business Fair on June 7

On Tuesday, June 7, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton will host a Small Business Fair for DC residents and small businesses from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The fair will address matters that businesses raise most often including insufficient access to capital, complicated procurement processes and technology infrastructure challenges, among many others. The fair will allow District small...

Ottoman Taverna Opens in the Triangle to Rave Reviews

Fans of food from throughout the Mediterranean have a great new option in the MVT. Ottoman Taverna, on the 4th Street side of 425 I Street, is the third MVT restaurant to open under the skillful ownership of Hakan Ilhan. The establishment opened its doors in May with a colorful, sunlit interior and a diverse, approachable menu. Ottoman Taverna pays tribute to the many Eurasian cuisines and flavors that contributed to the culture of the Ottoman Empire. Visit...

Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 20

On Friday, May 20, Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invite residents from around the DC metropolitan area to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to commute. In celebration of Bike to Work Day 2016, MVT has teamed with sponsor BicycleSPACE—which is hosting one of the 83 DC-area pit stops outside their store at 440 K Street from 7 AM to 9 AM—to help promote this popular annual event that has grown from...

Shouk Opens at AAMC Building, Thrilling Fans of Healthy, Fresh Food

Shouk, at the foot of the AAMC building at 655 K Street, brings an exciting new take on comfort food through a modern eatery and market. Owner Ran Nussbacher has wowed the local food scene with Mediterranean-inspired sandwiches, dips, salads and snacks in a fast casual format. Visit www.shouk.com for more on Shouk’s menu.

Spring Cleaning? Put Your Giveaways to Use at Central Union Mission's Ready2Recycle Program

You may not know that our MVT CID Clean Team Ambassadors come to us from Central Union Mission’s “Ready to Work” job training program, which has helped to stabilize and transform the lives of many of our formerly homeless neighbors. Our friends at Central Union Mission have a new program called “Ready2Recycle” and would welcome donations from the community. Better yet, they will be happy to pick up donations directly from you...

MVT FRESHFARM Farmstand Kicks Off with Spring Fest

MVT residents and visitors chased away a week of rain as we celebrated the successful start of the 2016 MVT FRESHFARM Farmstand with “Spring Fest in the Triangle.” Opening day sales were higher than any previous MVT Farmstand May weekend. And more than two-thirds of opening day customers (68%) were first-time visitors, foretelling a promising 2016 season! Our friends from Chicano Sol farm kicked off the season with an array of delicious certified ‎organic produce...

MVT CID Annual Meeting Announced

The MVT CID will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 8 at L’Hommage Bistro Francais at 450 K Street, NW. Breakfast and networking begin at 9 AM with the formal program starting at 9:30 AM. The annual meeting provides an opportunity for CID business owners and residents to network with one another and with MVT CID Board Members, leaders and staff, and to learn about the year's initiatives and programs. Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic...

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