2. Check Out Our Newest Eatery - El Sol de America, a new Mexican American diner, is already open but celebrates with a grand opening tomorrow (December 12). Chef/owner Roberto C. Gomez has brought together a team of experienced food industry professionals to bring this new concept to Little Ethiopia, which features Mexican/Latin dishes, traditional diner fare, and "the best margaritas and sangria in town" (so be sure to hit up El Sol's Happy Hour soon, which is Monday through Friday, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM).
El Sol de America
1930 9th Street, NW
3. Check Out Our Second Newest Eatery - As reported here and several other places, a new eatery recently opened on 11th Street known as Chix. Their tag line is "Eat Responsibly" and their shtick is to provide "natural, healthy, delicious, affordable, quick Latin-flavored meals in a casual environment" while also being environmentally friendly. Check out their largely chicken-oriented menu here.
2019 11th Street, NW
4. Take a Picture of Shaw's Holiday Glory - I'd love to post some pictures here of beautiful holiday decor and scenes in and around Shaw. Take a photo and email it to me at slumhistorique at yahoo dot com!
5. These Regular Options Are Always Great - the Liberation Dance Party at DC9, the shows at 9:30 Club, Black Cat, Arena Stage, and Studio Theater, the cultural offerings of the Warehouse Arts Complex, Project 4 Gallery, the Ninth Street Gallery, and the Long View Gallery, the chance to get your freak on and knock back some drinks at places like Town Danceboutique, The Space, Avenue, Be Bar, Nellie's Sports Bar, and Old Dominion Brewhouse, and great meals at Vegetate, Acadiana, Etete, or Queen of Sheba.
Have a suggestion for a weekend shoutout? Leave a comment or email me at slumhistorique at yahoo dot com!