Good afternoon. Happy Friday! What are D.C. bloggers talking about today? They’re celebrating the pitcher who helped the Red Sox break the “Curse of the Bambino.” They’re also thinking steak — at a dining spot in Cleveland Park. Have you ever heard of “disco fries?” Plight of the Pumpernickel dishes.

Reading Partners, a national non-profit, is looking for folks interested in being reading tutors for students at the Congress Heights campus of Center City Public Charter School. If you can donate an hour or week or more – here’s your chance. Congress Heights on the Rise has details.

French fries, plain or topped with cheese, are one of my weaknesses. Plight of the Pumpernickel highlights an offering from ChurchKey – “disco fries.” Don’t know whether they make you feel like dancing but wouldn’t mind a sampling. 

Prince of Petworth features Danny Harris who offers his theory on how dogs help build community. Definitely worth a read.

From Around the Mall -- one of baseball’s greatest pitchers, Pedro Martinez, will have his portrait hung in the National Portrait Gallery on Friday. He’s beloved in Boston where he played a major role on the 2004 Red Sox team that brought the World Series trophy back to Boston for the first time in 86 years.

Capital Spice has the inside scoop (including a preview of the menu) on a new steak place opening in Cleveland Park. Medium Rare is the latest venture by the mastermind behind the BGR burger joints.

That’s it for now. Whether you’re running in the National Marathon, headed to the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Family Day or just hanging out — have a great weekend. I’ll be back on Monday with more great posts from our D.C.-area bloggers.