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Crazed cab crashes along P Street

August 8, 2011

An out-of-control cab careened down P Street, hitting a pick-up truck, knocking over a city tree, and landing on a brick retaining wall, inches from a townhouse.
 
The incident happened just before 1:00
A tree was collateral as the cab keeled (Photo by: Page Evans) A tree was collateral as the cab keeled
p.m. across from Rose Park in the East Village. The owner of the P Street house got a call from a friend, describing what had happened.
 
“By the time I got home, I was happy to see the police were already on the scene.” She said she was shocked to see the cab so close to her house, but glad no one was hurt.
 
“The driver seemed disoriented,” the homeowner said. “I asked him if he needed some water, but he said he was fine.”
 
An antique car parked on P Street was also damaged in the accident.
 
 
 
Police parked after the commotion (Photo by: Page Evans) Police parked after the commotion
A tree was in the crazed cab's crosshairs (Photo by: Judith Beermann) A tree was in the crazed cab's crosshairs


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Toyota burns on K Street, causing snarl

August 7, 2011

On Friday night a Toyota caught fire near K Street and 27th NW just before 6:00 pm at the height of the evening rush hour.  The D.C. Fire Department arrived a few minutes later and quickly extinguished the flames. No one was hurt. By 6:30 D.C. officials had towed the burned car and re-opened the intersection.

Georgetown ANC Commissioner Bill Starrels happened to drive by and called 911 after seeing flames.  Starrels said, "DCFD and MPD did an excellent job, very efficient, and we're all happy that no one was injured."

DCFD arrives on the scene (Photo by: Bill Starrels) DCFD arrives on the scene

Even with quick action by D.C. officials, traffic backed up significantly on K Street (Photo by: Bill Starrels) Even with quick action by D.C. officials, traffic backed up significantly on K Street


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Meet the maestro of meat at Rose Park Wednesday

August 2, 2011

With aliases like 'The Maestro of Meat,' 'The Butcher from Buffalo,' 'Captain of Carpacchio,' and 'The Crown Prince of Poultry', Jamie Stachowski is definitely a man for all meats.

Last week you saw him on the History Channel's, "MEAT AMERICA!"

This Wednesday, August 3, meet the meat maestro at Rose Park Farmers' Market.

Jamie explained to The Georgetown Dish what's different about this market, "Georgetown has a special clientele, more sophisticated and knowledgeable about what I do."

From his first cooking job to feeding his German Shepherd, Rut to the first paying job  in a neighborhood family Italian restaurant in Buffalo, NY, Jamie had a passion for food.

Instead of attending art school, he drove across country to work for Michel Richard's pastry shop and with many of the great chefs in LA, including Claude Avery, Claude Segal, Joachim Splichal and Wolfgang Puck. After a brief stint at Le Perigord in New York, Jamie came to Washington, D.C., where he settled and established himself as a chef in his own right for 18 years at Jean Louis Palladin. In 2003, Stachowski and his wife Carolyn, opened Restaurant Kolumbia.

Now the chef has turned to charcuterie with his own Stachowski Brand.

Georgetown Farmers' Market in Rose Park, open every Wednesday from 3:00 - 7:00 pm (until October 26) is at the corner of 26th & O Streets.


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