This weekend is all about beautifying yourself and DC’s public schools, while getting to know local politicians and community members.
On Saturday, August 25, get involved in your community and help to make the first day of school the best it can be for local students! From 8 am until 1 pm, volunteers from across the DC metro area will help spruce up the city’s schools by participating in DCPS’s Annual Beautification Day. Sign-up as an individual or a group by calling (202) 724-4881 or via email at [email protected].
Actually, on Friday, August 24, start your weekend off right with a blowout, drinks and appetizers at Salon Rouge (636 17th Street NW). Ladies are invited to the event (from 7:30 until 10 pm) with a $25 contribution to Jack Jacobson for DC. Meanwhile, the gentlemen are invited to a community happy hour at Stoney’s (1433 P Street NW) from 5 until 8 pm.
Have kids? Don’t worry. RSVPs will be notified in advance of two local homes in the Dupont/Logan Circle areas with experienced sitters, courtesy of Jack Jacobson for DC.
Jack Jacobson is currently the Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for ANC 2B-04, and is running for State Board of Education for Ward 2.
The Logan Circle Community Association(LCCA) is sponsoring an education event tomorrow, Saturday, May 12, at 10 am. In the upstairs space at Stoney’s (1433 P Street NW), a panel will discuss education issues from a local perspective. There will also be a short LCCA update.
The panel will consist of parents from local DC Public Schools (Garrison, Marie Reed, Ross, Cleveland ES and others). They will discuss issues including entering your child in your in-boundary school as well as pre-school, pre-K and 1st Grade expectations. There will be plenty of time for questions from attendees.
“We plan to hold these Saturday meeting once a month — this is our third such meeting,” said Jim Sullivan of LCCA. It is called ‘Saturday Morning in Logan Circle.’ The purpose to introduce younger or new community members to the LCCA — parents, young professionals, etc. In addition to education-related issues, we plan on discussing current LCCA-related events that are also discussed at our LCAA monthly meetings on Wednesdays,” said Sullivan.
LCCA was established in 1972. It represents the Greater Logan Circle area, bounded by S Street to the north, K Street to the south, 9th Street to the east and 16th Street to the west. Membership is open to anyone who resides or owns a business or property within its boundaries. The organization holds monthly meetings and and isinvolved with a number of neighborhood-related issues. For more information, contact LCCA President Tim Christensen at tim.christensen[AT]logancircle.org.
Yes, there are great restaurants in the Borderstan area. Lots of them walking distance from home: Italian, French, Thai, Chinese, Spanish tapas. But sometimes I just feel like going in, sitting down, saying hello to the bartender and getting a hamburger or a tuna melt without having to wait or make reservations or spend more than $20.
That’s why I am glad Stoney’s is on the 1400 block of P Street NW (it feels like a miniature Main Street of a town to me).
It is not a fancy place, but it has a great atmosphere with an ample bar, a good selection of beers and a couple of large TV screens downstairs, plus an upstairs as well. Note: They moved to Logan Circle several years ago after originally opening on L Street in 1968.
Whenever I go there I love that the food is always exactly what I was expecting — and how I remember it from the last time I had it. The food is simple, call it bar or diner food: burgers, salads, sandwiches and a pizza menu. They also have some specialties that they say is their claim to fame: a grilled cheese sandwich, a brisket sandwich, grilled salmon and their Mac-N-Cheese.
I have had many of their burgers, always enjoying the flavor and the meat. The Reuben and Pastrami Delight are among my favorites when not having a burger or a tuna melt.
And, as a true purveyor of comfort food, Stoney’s also has meatloaf and mashed potatoes on the menu, as well as chili and a pasta dish that’s good for “the day after” a night on the town.
Stoney’s has become a part of the neighborhood, a local pub and a place that you know is reliable when you feel the need for some comfort food at an affordable price. Plus, I always look for someone I know when I enter — it’s that kind of place.
Stoney’s: The Details
- Where Am I Going? 1433 P Street NW.
- When Am I Going? Monday through Thursday, 11 am to 2 am; Friday and Saturday, 11 am to 3 am; and Sunday, 11 am to 2 am.
- Delivery? No, but they do have carry-out service.
- Paycheck Pain? $8.95 for a grilled ham and cheese with fries. (They list their price range as $10 to $30)
- Say What? It can be loud for dinner but usually much quieter for lunch. They also serve breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays.
- What You’ll Be Eating: Great comfort food.