I‘m Eddie Cano: Indoor dining is back! (25% capacity), A little pandemic pampering at EM Nail & Lash in Wakefield, Bernie paid a visit to Calvert Woodley last week, Uptown Market does it all!, Love wins at Comet Ping Pong, #StrongerTogether, we are.
In This Week’s Newsletter:
– Save the date(s) to celebrate! Our small businesses have fun things planned to make your Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day celebrations special. Watch our weekly newsletters and social media pages for the delicious details.
– Take a class – from home! Using paintings from the NGA as a guide, Washington Photo Safari explains the components of composition to help you be a better photographer.
– VNMS wants you! Three of our four committees, Design, Economic Development, and Events, are open to service from you, our committed residents. Please reach out to VNMS at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested and willing to join us! We would love to tap into your passion and expertise to continue to make Van Ness/Forest Hills/Wakefield main streets vibrant, diverse, walkable, sustainable, and safe!
– Give Your Feedback: The Office of Planning (OP) is asking residents to complete a survey on ‘Outdoor Dining and Retail during the COVID-19′, designed to assess the experience of patrons of outdoor dining and retail establishments. There are two surveys, one for the public, and one for businesses.
WINNER, WINNER, A ROMANTIC DINNER!
Want to WIN a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for two, complete with wine and dessert? (of course you do!) Place an online order of $99 or more with Uptown Market now until February 10th, 2021 and you’ll automatically be entered into their raffle to win dinner for two! Shopping with Uptown Market just became sweeter!
Uptown Market4465 Connecticut Ave202-363-2200Follow on Instagram: @uptownmarkeddc
WE’RE HERE FOR THE SNACKS!
Game on! Tesoro Trattoria & Pizzeria is offering a delicious pizza and wings special to give an Italian touch to your Super Bowl Sunday. Contact them at 202.363.6100 or at email@example.com to place your order and arrange a time to pick up at the restaurant. Sodas and beer are available too!
Tesoro Trattoria Pizzeria4400 Connecticut Ave, NW202.363.6100 Follow on Instagram: @tesoro.dc
INSTAWORTHY: VAN NESS WINES & LIQUORS
Our friends at Van Ness Wines & Liquors are now on Instagram posting some beautiful still life images featuring their specialty spirits and liqueurs. Follow them on Insta at @van.ness.wines and show some support for this fantastic small biz!
Van Ness Wines & Liquors4201 Connecticut Ave(202) 363-7000Follow on Instagram: @van.ness.wines
WINTER RESTAURANT WEEK!
Muchas Gracias in Forest Hills is participating in the 2021 DC Winter Restaurant Week, now until February 7th. It’s a great way to support a local restaurant and get a delicious deal! See the menu and order online >> muchasgraciasdc.com/menu.
Muchas Gracias5029 Connecticut Ave202-244-5000Follow on Instagram: @muchasgraciasdc
PHOTOGRAPHY + PAINTINGS: THE ART OF SEEING
Join Washington Photo Safari from the comfort of home for “It’s The Composition, Stupid’, a photo workshop that will teach you to see and capture good composition in your own photographs, following many of the principles visual artists have followed for centuries. This Zoom class will be taught by WPS director E. David Luria, and Professor Emeritus of Art History Dr. Hollis Clayson. They’ll explain how eleven classic paintings from the National Gallery of Art can help you improve the composition of your images. February 11, 7-9 pm, $69. Sign up here.
Washington Photo Safari4545 Connecticut Ave(202) 669-8468Follow on Instagram: @washingtonphotosafari
Second District Commander Bedlion has asked for our help in seeking information related to a crime that took place in Van Ness on Monday, January 11th, 2021. Find the notice below in its entirety, along with a video link, and contact info for those having any information (details below). Thank you
Re: Suspect Sought in a Burglary Two Offense: 3300 Block of Van Ness Street, Northwest
(Washington, DC) – Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District seek the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in reference to a Burglary Two offense that occurred on Monday, January 11, 2021, in the 3300 block of Van Ness Street, Northwest.
At approximately 2:00 am, the suspect entered an establishment at the listed location. Once inside, the suspect took property then fled the scene. The suspect was captured by surveillance cameras and can be seen in this video: https://youtu.be/t96xMOSh_PY
Anyone who can identify this individual or who has knowledge of this incident should take no action but call police at (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to the Department’s TEXT TIP LINE at 50411. Crime Solvers of Washington, DC currently offers a reward of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for a crime committed in the District of Columbia.
Duncan BedlionCommander, Second District (2D)Patrol Services NorthMetropolitan Police Department
Dear VNMS Community,
Thank you for all your kindness and cheer this past challenging year! We couldn’t do it without you. And our businesses won’t make it without VNMS’ financial, technical, and promotional support. As you mentally and physically put an end to 2020, placing it in the file folder marked, “Never Open Again”, we hope you will open your hearts to our neighborhood one last time with an end of year donation. And don’t forget any matching gifts that are possible from your employers.
SHOP LOCAL GUIDE 2021
LOCAL FOOD & BEVERAGE:
Our small businesses from Van Ness Street to Nebraska Avenue are decked out for the holidays – vote for your favorite below. Your votes, along with our panel of judges, will determine the winner. The winning business receives a cash prize! Please vote FOR ONE OF THE BUSINESSES on the Google Form, linked below. Don’t see your favorite?
Write-ins are accepted (last option). Voting ends Friday, December 18th at 12 noon. The winner will be announced Friday, December 18th at 4pm.
Vote for your favorite, here.