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6th and I St, NW

From an email:

“Tony and Emmy award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris will appear at Sixth & I on Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 pm>, one of nine stops on his eight-city book tour for his forthcoming memoir, Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography.

Unlike most first-person memoirs that only tell you what really happened, Choose Your Own Autobiography is an exciting, interactive read that puts the “u” back in “aUtobiography,” where the reader actually lives Harris’s life.

Choose correctly and you’ll find fame, fortune, and true love. Choose incorrectly and you’ll find misery, heartbreak, and a hideous death by piranhas. All this, plus magic tricks, cocktail recipes, embarrassing pictures from your time as a child actor, and even a closing song. (And, while Sixth & I can’t guarantee that Neil will sing on October 18th, we will have a mic prepared, just in case.)

Tickets for the event go on sale Wednesday, October 1 at 1:00 pm.”

09/23/14 4:15pm

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1831 M Street, NW

First Ramen and now “prime cuts of local game, farm-raised poultry, beef and fresh fish” coming to the 1800 block of M Street.

From a press release:

“Restaurateur Reese Gardner is pleased to announce the opening of Second State, which will replace the former Mighty Pint at 1831 M Street, NW. Second State is slated to open in early October. Gardner is the founder/owner of Wooden Nickel Bar Company based in Arlington, Virginia, which owns and operates the popular Irish Whiskey Public House in Washington, DC, and neighborhood hot spot Copperwood Tavern in Shirlington Village. Gardner, a Pennsylvania native, wanted to honor his state’s history and decided to name his latest restaurant Second State as Pennsylvania was the second state to ratify the Constitution on December 12, 1787.

Gardner’s goal for Second State is to create an intimate neighborhood restaurant with casual fine dining. The menu is being created by Corporate Executive Chef Allan Javery and will feature seasonal American small bites along with featured prime cuts of local game, farm-raised poultry, beef and fresh fish to accompany the hearty, family-style sides. Every ingredient will be sourced from local farmers within a three-hour drive from DC, with an emphasis on farms in Pennsylvania. (more…)

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“Dear PoPville,

What’s the story with the Living Social building at the corner of 7th & New York? I walked by it tonight and it’s empty now. I thought that corner building was gonna survive the reconstruction of that block – did plans change? I haven’t heard anything about it.”

Back in Jan. we learned Living Social was closing their cool events space on F Street. Anyone know what’s happening with the building at the corner of 7th and New York Ave, NW?

09/23/14 3:38pm

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Photo via OrderAhead

Hang on to your hats west coasters – well it’s not April 1st so here goes – @apblair tweets us:

“#DC to get #innoutburger for a day – is this for real?? OrderAhead @PoPville @BarackObama #InNOut”

“OrderAhead delivers food from the best restaurants in Washington DC and Arlington. To celebrate our launch in DC, we’ll be delivering the best from the West: In-N-Out’s Double Double Burger!

How It Works

Fill out the form to claim your burger (frozen, shipped overnight).
Download the OrderAhead iPhone or Android app
On September 25th, order and pay for your In-n-Out Burger through the OrderAhead app.
When your burger arrives, pop it in the microwave.
Enjoy your Double Double!”

For those not familiar with In N Out Burger: You can see their burgers here.