D.C. Demands More Fried Chicken and Biscuits
After selling biscuits out of a booth at Union Market, the Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. opened up a brick-and-mortar shop on Bladesburg Road. The breakfast eatery offered the first 100 customers a card for a free breakfast sandwich every day for 90 days, Washington City Paper reported. The shop has become so popular that it has extended its hours to 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends (it’s closed Mondays). On opening weekend, April 15 and 16, a reported 3,000 biscuits and 2,500 pieces of fried chicken were consumed.
But No Backyard Chickens, Says Mayor
Though some have argued that backyard chickens are legal under D.C. law, Mayor Muriel Bowser, along with other D.C. officials, have said that it is illegal to keep the birds. Racing pigeons, parrots and caged birds are welcome, but some illegally raised chickens (roosters, hens and chicks) have gotten loose and ended up at local animal shelters, DCist reported. A Chevy Chase family got busted for chicken raising, despite getting written permission from their neighbors and sharing the eggs. An anonymous complaint to the Health Department set off a legal fight.
Freshfarm Returns to Mount Vernon Triangle
This Saturday, May 6, marks the return of the Freshfarm market to Mount Vernon Triangle. The market, open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays through Oct. 28, has been relocated to a larger site next to Milian Park. At this year’s market: Chicano Sol’s certified organic produce; Orchard Breeze Farm’s beef, lamb, chicken and eggs; Black Rock Orchard’s fruits and berries; Panorama Bakery’s artisan loaves; and more.
Red-Top Meters Aren’t for Everyone
Beginning May 8, drivers who do not have disability tags or cards and park next to red-top meters in D.C.’s central business district will be in trouble, WTOP reported. At the more than 300 meters in the area, those with disabilities can park for four hours for $2.30. The new meter rules will be in place at all times, according to Evian Patterson, citywide parking manager for the District Department of Transportation.
Park Service Contracts for Parking Meters on Mall
The National Park Service awarded a contract to Parkeon US to get parking meters up along the National Mall. Installation of the 90 multi-space pay stations began May 1 and enforcement will begin June 12. Parking fees under the system will be two dollars per hour from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m., weekends and holidays included. The stations will accept debit and credit cards and work with the Parkmobile app used elsewhere in D.C.
Shake Shack Shacking Up at the Wharf
The Wharf has announced yet another edition to its dining scene. The popular burger and fries joint Shake Shack will set up shop in the massive development and open this fall. The Wharf outpost will join Shake Shack’s other D.C. locations (Dupont, NoMa, Capitol Hill, etc.). Like them, the Wharf Shack will include D.C.-specific menu items.
The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District has brought back its popular outdoor fitness series. TriFit will feature after-work workouts — CorePower Yoga on Tuesdays, Freedom Barre on Wednesdays and pilates on Thursdays — at either Farragut Park or the plaza at 2100 M St. NW. To register, visit goldentriangledc.com.