Mount Vernon Triangle Blog

Tonight: Make it a Festival Evening with Bhakti Yoga!

Bhakti Yoga invites you to kickoff both your weekend and the fall season with them tonight starting with a free yoga class with studio owner Gopi Kinnicutt at 6pm (advanced registration required). Afterwards, chant the night away with master mantra musician Gaura Vani at 7:30pm. Refreshments will be served so bring friends prepare to enjoy!
 
The fun continues Saturday morning when Gaura Vani joins Gopi to add live music and storytelling to her 10...

Clean Soul Kitchen Pop-Ups, Serves Up Maque Choux at FRESHFARM MVT Market

Get those taste buds ready! Nicole Aandahl of Clean Soul Kitchen (pictured, left) will appear at tomorrow's FRESHFARM MVT Market where she'll cook a tasty batch of maque choux – a Cajun or Creole (depending on who you ask) version of succotash; see menu here – featuring fresh ingredients sold by our market vendors. Meal prep and cooking will begin at approximately 9:30am with tastings to follow. This...

Fall Fun Day Closes Another Successful Market Season: Saturday, October 27

The MVT CID will once again host Fall Fun Day on Saturday, October 27 from 10:00 AM – Noon at Milian Park at 5th & Mass. Now an annual Mount Vernon Triangle tradition, this popular kid- and pet-friendly event is free and open to the public. Read this recap for information about last year’s event, and stay tuned for further...

MVT Residential Momentum Continues with Plaza West & Capitol Vista

September was a busy month in Mount Vernon Triangle as the community continued its progress toward becoming the vibrant and welcoming new downtown neighborhood envisioned in the Mount Vernon Triangle Action Agenda.

In mid-September, Mayor...

Bonjour, Chez Lily!

We're thrilled to welcome coffee shop and quick-grab eatery Chez Lily as the newest delicious addition to MVT's line-up of restaurant retailers. Named after the dog of owners Oubab Khalil and Lama Hamoudi, the café is nestled between Tropical Smoothie Café – also owned by Oubab and Lama – and Orangetheory Fitness on the...

Support Children's Cancer Research with Texas de Brazil

Through August 31, Texas de Brazil is joining the fight to save children battling cancer and other life-threating diseases through this special promotion benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:

  • For every $5 donated at the bottom of their check customers will receive a $5 certificate for later use.
  • This reward is doubled on Mondays and customers will receive $10 in certificates for every $5 donated.
  • What’s more, Texas de Brazil will match donations up to $25,000.

Visit the Texas de...

FRESHFARM MVT Market Scores Positive Mid-Season Marks

Last weekend marked the halfway point of the 2018 FRESHFARM MVT Market season. And yet despite the rough early season weather, the market continues to demonstrate strong growth and positive trends. Both sales and customer counts through June have increased compared to 2017, and two vendors have reported sales that are 30% higher each in July compared to last year!

Second half of the market season kicks off Saturday, August 4 with Ottoman Taverna partnering with...

Share Your Ride-Hailing Preferences with MVT CID

The Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District (MVT CID), in partnership with DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST), seeks to better understand the preferences of riders who utilize ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft.

Please take a few minutes to share your perspective in this brief survey. All responses are anonymous and will assist in advocacy by DCST – of which MVT CID is a member – for enhancements that will improve the quality of this transportation...

MVT Spotlight: Dean Mosones of Prather's on the Alley

Prather's on the Alley opened in July 2018 and offers approachable cuisine in a casual dining environment. We recently asked co-owner Dean Mosones to tell us more about the restaurant in this MVT Spotlight.

MVT CID: Dean, tell us about your decision to locate your restaurant in Mount Vernon Triangle and to name it "Prather's on the Alley"

My business partners and I searched all over the District for a location that fit our concept but knew all along that Mount Vernon...

Prather's on the Alley: Now Open!

Following more than a year of anticipation, including this Washington Business Journal article in May 2017, Mount Vernon Triangle's newest culinary delight – Prather's on the Alley – is now open for business! Owing its name to the alley located behind the restaurant, Prather's offers contemporary American cuisine in a casual dining environment. Check out this MVT Spotlight for more details about the...

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