Triangle Pet Costume Contest

On Saturday, October 29, 2011, MVTCID will hold its Mount Vernon Triangle Pet Costume Contest to showcase all of the fashionista pets in the neighborhood and celebrate Halloween.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for best dressed pet, and a special prize for – Fashion Pioneer – will also be awarded.  Judging will be performed by the staff of 5th Street Ace Hardware, which is also sponsoring the event.

Photo from the 2010 Pet Costume Contest

This is the second annual pet costume contest held by MVTCID.  Because of the anticipated number of dogs and owners, the contest has been moved to Triangle Park – at 3rd and Massachusetts Avenue, NW.

Who:  Open to the public – free!

What:  Mount Vernon Triangle Pet Costume Contest

Where:  Triangle Park – 3rd and Massachusetts Avenue, NW

When:  Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.; rain or shine

Why:  To celebrate Halloween and all our pets!

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Police Activity at Museum Square

As of 10AM this morning atleast a dozen police cars are surrounding Museum Square (401 K Street NW). The Mount Vernon Triangle CID passed along this note:

At this time, we know that someone had barricaded himself in the building, and a body is being carried out.

UPDATED [10/20/11 3:30PM]:
Final word is a male resident of Museum Square had a sword, held a hostage, and was taken into custody. No deaths reported.

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Are you a Regular?

Washingtonpost food critic Tom Sietsema has published his fall dining guide which is comprised of a list of establishments he’d like to be a regular at.

Norm and Cliff of Cheers; image from wikipedia

Are you a regular at any establishments inside the Triangle or nearby? Are there places you’d like to be a regular at?

Feel free to add any addition clarification to your comments. I’m a regular at several places in Rosslyn but that’s more by default that I need to grab lunch within 1-2 blocks of my office. I’d say the K Street Taylor Gourmet is the only place I’m truly a regular of on the merit of enjoying their product and it being at a price point I can afford on a regular basis.

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Championship Boxing match coming to Convention Center

Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir Khan will look to end 2011 with a bang on Saturday, December 10, when he travels to Washington, DC for “Capital Showdown,” a 12-round unified championship fight against mandatory IBF challenger and hometown hero Lamont Peterson at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, which will be televised on HBO’s World Championship Boxing in the United States.

Amir Khan vs Zab Judah; courtesy of

In a featured undercard attraction, undefeated heavyweight contender Seth Mitchell of Brandywine, Maryland will return to the DC-area for the first time since April of 2010 to face an opponent to be determined.

A press conference to announce the event was held today in the Altitude room on the rooftop of the W Hotel in downtown DC.

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