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Ping Pong Dim Sum in Penn Quarter Offers Incredible Happy Hour Specials

Ping Pong Dim Sum, located at 900 7th Street in NW, offers a really sweet happy hour.  From 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., every day, Ping Pong Dim Sum has the following deals:

  • $5 specialty cocktails
  • $4 draft beers
  • $6 glasses of the featured wine of the week
  • $3 assorted dim sum plates


This isn't your standard happy hour though.  For one, there are crazy creative cocktails, like the kumquat mojito and the earl gray julep.  The dim sum provides a nice change to regular happy hour fare, offering plates of baked pork puffs and chive dumplings.

PPDS also offers late night happy hours, from 10 p.m.-11 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 p.m.-midnight on Fridays and Saturday.

For more information, you can visit Ping Pong Dim Sum online or call them at 202-506-3740.

A Conversation With Mayor Adrian Fenty And His Wife Michelle

WASHINGTON DC (WUSA) -- DC Mayor Adrian Fenty is far behind in the polls, in danger of losing his job after only one term. It would the biggest fall in this city's young history of electing its political leaders. The big question is how did it come to this? Some answers from the Mayor himself and his wife Michelle who sat down with our Bruce Johnson for an exclusive interview at their home in Northwest.

Early Voting Locations In DC

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA)--Beginning Monday, August 30th District voters, for the first time, will be allowed to do early voting.  This will last until September 13th for the Primary.

Early voting hours will be 8:30am through 7pm.  Voters can cast their ballots at the following location beginning Monday:

One Judiciary Square
441 4th Street, NW

Beginning on Saturday, September 4 from 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM, four additional early voting locations will open:

Chevy Chase Community Center
5601 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Hine Junior High School
335 8th Street, SE

Southeast Tennis and Learning Center
701 Mississippi Avenue, SE

Turkey Thicket Recreation Center
1100 Michigan Avenue, NE

Please note that early voting centers will not be open on Sunday, September 5 or Sunday, September 12. Voting locations will be open on Monday, September 6 (Labor Day).


Jazz in The Garden Presents Josh Bayer Friday, September 3

Tonight, Friday, September 03, the National Gallery of Art will once again host “Jazz in the Garden”.  The event, held in rain or shine, will run from 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., and will feature Josh Bayer playing Progressive Jazz Guitar.

The “Jazz in the Garden” is in its tenth season, and there are only two performances left this summer.

All concerts are held in front of the Pavilion Café, and are all completely free of charge!  People who attend the concert may not bring alcohol nor can they bring coolers.  They may, however, bring blankets.

The Café will have a seasonal light fare menu and beverages for purchase.

The National Gallery of Art is located near the Archives-Navy Mem'l-Penn Quarter Metro stop on Constitution Avenue between Third and Seventh Streets. 

Michael Brown, What's In A Name?

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- Michael D. Brown is running for the at large seat on the DC Council now held by Phil Mendelson a popular democrat and proven vote getter in all parts of the District.

The first surprise is that its NOT the Michael A. Brown who already sits on the Council, the son of the late Democratic Party leader. That Michael brown is not up for re-election.

The Michael Brown on the ballot is the Shadow Senator for DC, a fairly unknown public figure, outside the DC full voting rights movement.

DC voters are apparently confusing the two Browns and telling Washington Post pollsters they prefer the latter Michael Brown, when they really mean the former.

Michael D. Brown dropped the middle initial in his name on the ballot, further confusing voters.

Chinatown's RFD Hosting DC Beer Week Send Off

Ok beer junkies, this post is for you!

Chinatown's Regional Food and Drink, located at 810 7th Street in NW, will be hosting an event on Saturday, August 28th that will be one of the final events of D.C. beer week.

The event, called "Firkin Spectacular", will start at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Guests with passes to the event will be allowed to have unlimited tastings of a number of locally brewed beers that are stored in RFD's back room. After 8:00 p.m. there will be deals for guests without passes as well.

Tickets for the all-access local brew tasting session are limited and cost $40 dollars.  Purchase RFD's Firkin Spectacular Tickets before they run out!

Verizon Center plays host to Over the Top Women of Faith Event

The Women of Faith organization will present their "Over The Top" event to D.C. residents on Friday, August 27 and Saturday, August 28 at the Verizon Center. 

The show will feature speakers, musical guests, and more.

The event will run three times during the course of the two days, on Friday from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m.-10 p.m., as well as all day on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.. 

Speakers will include:

  • Patsy Clairmont
  • Marilyn Meberg
  • Anita Renfroe
  • Lisa Whelchel

Mandisa, an American Idol finalist, will be singing as well as Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman.

Tickets are available online on the Women of Faith website.