01/27/15 4:47pm

If you have any questions you’d like me to answer about PoPville or general topics to be covered please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘What’d I Miss’ in the subject line. You can ask really anything you’d like – from specific to philosophical. But no grammar questions. You can also tweet questions to @PoPville though I prefer email if possible. I’m gonna try to keep this less than 10 minutes. What’d I Miss? is done on one take with no editing.

01/27/15 4:30pm

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From the DC Public Library
Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library
1630 7th Street, NW:

“Are you passionate about your coffee? Do you dream about the perfect cup of Joe?

Then join us on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m. for Coffee 101 as we welcome Compass Coffee’s lead roaster, Brandon Warner, and co-founder Michael Haft for an engaging lecture/presentation on the history of coffee, the various regions where it is grown and harvested, and the process of the perfect roast.

The program will culminate in demonstrating a number of brewing methods as well as a cupping and tasting of selected blends.

Our Shaw neighbors make some pretty awesome coffee!

Our Shaw neighbors make some pretty awesome coffee! Register at eventbrite.com to attend.”

01/27/15 4:10pm

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2106 18th Street, NW

Last week a reader sent a link to an online auction of their kitchen goods and today from Casa Oaxaca:

“Dear Amigos,

Casa Oaxaca will be opening its doors for the last time on Friday January 30. Thank you for over 7 years of amazing dishes, moments, and memories in Adams Morgan — we could not have done it without your support!

We hope to see your friendly faces during our last week of operations. Food and drink specials will be on the menu from Tuesday, January 27 through Friday, January 30.

Relocation and a brand new concept (with the same authentic flavors of Mexico) are in the works! In the meantime, come enjoy our famous mole sauces and award wining margaritas at our sister restaurants — Guajillo and Don Lencho — in Virginia. We will also be refocusing our efforts on our full catering services. (Call us at 240-586-1102 for more details.)

Hasta luego,
Karen Barroso y Rolando Juarez
Owners”

01/27/15 3:30pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 6-8 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“Duncan in Dupont!”

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“Hoover, originally from the mean streets in PA, says Christmas calories don’t count”

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“Gus sitting around in Petworth”

2906 13th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 2906 13th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“The Red Elephant – Boutique Studios in Columbia Heights- Total Rehab- 5 studios with kitchenettes, plus a dinner party room with a full kitchen and gas range.- Indoor bicycle parking.- Beautiful natural light.- Exposed brick, recessed LED lighting, granite countertops – all condo level finishes.- Selected units have private balconies, private entrances, and cathedral ceilings.”

You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,450/Mo.

01/27/15 2:30pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

“Dear PoPville,

I recently had the 3-foot high crawl space of our row home/3-unit condo building conditioned, with spray foam used on all perimeter walls, and then sealed the crawl space entrance as well as any vents, and added vapor barrier to floor. It was recommended that I add a heat source to the crawl space so that my floors are not freezing cold (I am in first floor unit above crawl space). Can anyone recommend a person to evaluation my situation and make a recommendation on how to safely provide heat to the crawl space?”

01/27/15 2:10pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

Where would you want to live if you worked late on the Hill?:

“I currently live and work on the Hill (by Capitol South) and am thinking about moving. Problem is, I rarely work 9-6 or 7, and I don’t want to have to deal with changing metro lines or buses late at night or walking through emptyish streets late. That said, I’d still like to be in an interesting, even bustling part of town and not spend a butt-load of money. I wouldn’t even mind a longish commute if it meant the actual walking late at night part was minimal. I’m looking around close-in parts of the Hill and Eastern Market (even if the walk is longer than my current 15 mins, I can hop on a bus when it’s really late). Also considering Glover Park on Wisconsin (30s buses) – after years on the Hill, convenient grocery stores are way more exciting than they should be – and U Street (96 stops in front of the Capitol when I don’t feel like waiting at L’Enfant for a change). I’m also restricted by affordability, as I’m looking for a studio for around $1300. So I’m curious, if you had to commute late at night from this part of town and didn’t have a car, where would you want to live? Or if you do work on the Hill and live in another neighborhood, how do you feel about your commute?”

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