Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Beer Tasting, Celebration at Marx Café

Mount Pleasant Main Street is hosting another beer tasting at Marx Café tonight. The neighborhood economic development group will be celebrating some of their successes this year, namely the addition of bike racks on and near Mount Pleasant Street as well the new street light banners. I just noticed the banners last night and tried to take a half-way decent photo. The banners are generic to the neighborhood (as opposed to the banners in Adams Morgan which tout specific businesses).

The theme of the banners is "A Village in the City." There are banners in English and Spanish; the one pictured says "Mount Pleasant/en la ciudad/un Pueblo." It features a winding path of a park (we have that), a bicyclist (check), parent with a stroller (yea) and a diners eating on the sidewalk (well, no, haven't seen that is a while). Mount Pleasant hasn't had restaurant sidewalk seating since Bella Roma, in the old Tonic space. One can hope I guess. Anyway, the banners and bike racks deserve celebration. The event take place 7-10pm, and Marx Café is located at 3203 Mt Pleasant Street NW.