05/29/15 4:10pm

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3607 Georgia Ave, NW courtesy EatsPlace

From an email:

“In addition to our new bar and bar food program (The Drinkubator), I’m excited to let you know that our food incubator and pop-uppery EatsPlace is hosting Kalye (Filipino food) on Friday June 12 and Saturday June 13, from 6-11pm, The pop-up was originally scheduled for only June 12th, which coincides with Philippines Independence Day, but due to overwhelming demand, it has been extended.  Reservations are encouraged, but walk ins are welcome.

Kalye literally means street. And the masterminds of Kalye, Chefs Red Garcia and Santiago Cardenas, want to bring street food from the Philippines to Washington, DC. Red and Santi want to introduce Filipino cuisine to the DC Metro area with adidas (sous vide chicken feet), betamax (grilled pork blood), balut (fertilized duck egg), walkman (barbequed pork ears), crispy patata, and grilled pork sisig. I will be the guest chef on Saturday and am honored to work closely with Chefs Red and Santi.
I have created The Drinkubator cocktails just for this pop-up, like the Guapo Apo (vodka, cane syrup and muddled citrus topped with a shaved ice summit and tropical fruit puree is a tribute to the tallest mountain in the Philippines) and the Manila Punch (our take in the navy grog with rum and coconut water). Filipino beer like Red Horse and San Miguel Light will also be available.”
Menu after the jump.

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05/29/15 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.

My Lady Fenway practicing sleep yoga in Truxton Circle

“My Lady Fenway, Truxton Circle”

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“Pablo of Bloominggdale, and his 5 week old foster cat friend.”

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“Buddy from U Street”

05/29/15 3:10pm

raccoon face

“Dear PoPville,

I think we have a raccoon family living in the roof of our porch and I want to get rid of them without killing them. Is that possible?

We had a little bird nest last summer that we didn’t worry too much about. But by wintertime, the squirrels kicked the birds out, and now it seems that a raccoon family has moved in. I saw the raccoon climbing on our brick house (it was much bigger than I imagined!) and my husband has seen the mama raccoon be joined by three little babies. They are doing a lot of damage to the porch, as you can imagine, so we want them out. But will the city resettle them or kill them? Any leads on the most compassionate way to handle this situation is?”

Ed. Note: I always recommend Adcock Trapping.

922 24th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 922 24th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Tastefully furnished! Nicely updated! High floor, east facing junior one bedroom. Floor to ceiling, wall to wall windows! Parquet wood floors. Granite countertops. Built-in microwave. One block metro. Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s. 24 hour front desk. Outdoor pool. Laundry room. Bring in your linens n’ things and let us do the rest! You can’t get more central. GW, State, Kennedy Center.”

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You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,750/Mo.

05/29/15 2:30pm

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“Dear PoPville,

My husband and I were walking home past the former Italian embassy at 2700 16th street, and these signs were posted. It’s been marked vacant as of today, 5/28 and the white flyer on the right lists violations for overgrowth of the yard and graffiti. Admittedly, I don’t think I’ve noticed any work being done since maybe last summer, but this seemed like it was going to be such a cool development and use of a great old building!

Curious if you or anyone else knows what’s going on here.”

05/29/15 2:10pm

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Photo via instagram

What kind of instagram scavenger hunt should we start in DC?

“So I came across this and thought it pretty funny. Scavenger Hunt – JCrew Gingam Shirt addition.

What kind of instagram scavenger hunt should we start in DC? What would be a good item that we see all too often, sometimes in packs, sometimes ironically, and sometimes when we least expect it?”

You can see all forum topics and add your own here. If you are having trouble uploading your question please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail Please Note this is NOT an events calendar.

05/29/15 1:40pm

awesome con
Photo by PoPville flickr user Bossi

Fear not, it’s Awesome Con.

From Events DC:

“Awesome Con, Washington DC’s premiere comic con and pop culture convention will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on May 29 – 31 with more than fifty movie and television celebrity guests making appearances throughout the weekend. Awesome Con expects to greet more than 50,000 pop culture fans across 230,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 10 rooms of programming.

More than one hundred exhibitors will be selling toys, video games, comics, apparel and other collectible memorabilia. A new addition for 2015 will include kid-centric activities with an area called Kid’s Zone where they can draw along with noted comic book artists, learn how to make their own Superhero symbol, see a wizard magic show, attend Superhero University led by top industry professionals and make their own superhero cape. A full list of Kid’s Zone activities and programming can be found here: http://www.awesome-con.com/kids-zone/.

A wide variety of celebrity guests from screen stars to voice actors will be part of the weekend; signing autographs, sitting on panels, and taking photos with attendees. Among them include the iconic William Shatner and George Takei of Star Trek; Grant Imahara of Discovery Network’s Mythbusters; Jason Mewes, known as Jay from Jay and Silent Bob; Good Charlotte lead guitarist and comic book artist Billy Martin; the original voice actors of all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Sean Astin of Lord of the Rings and The Goonies; plus cast members from Doctor Who; Once Upon a Time; Power Rangers and Walking Dead.

Single-day admission and three-day weekend packages are available. Kids age 10 and under get in for free. Three-day VIP packages include a commemorative t-shirt, comic book and other paraphernalia, as well as early admission to the event. Ticket and event information can be found at: www.awesomecon.com.”

05/29/15 1:20pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Lorie Shaull

“Dear PoPville,

I live in an Adams Morgan apartment recently bought and managed by UIP. When I toured the place last summer, I was quoted a rent of ~$2800. When I came to sign the lease, I was told the rent was actually ~$3200 but I’d be given concessions to the tune of ~$400. Being somewhat renter naive and in a hurry, I went ahead and signed the lease.

I was then more than a little embarrassed when someone pointed out at a tenants association meeting that if my base rent had actually been $2800, UIP would only be able to raise it by $98 as the legally allowed yearly increase (1.5% CPI + 2%). So, not only could UIP decide to simply stop giving me the concessions, effectively raising my rent by $400 a month, they *could* raise it another $112 ($3200 x 3.5%). My monthly payment could go from $2800 to $3312. Even if they don’t raise it that much, they can still raise it beyond the 3.5% simply by offering me less in concessions. Of course, I’ll move out before I’ll pay that much.

I felt a little less embarrassed when I discovered that several of my fellow tenants were in the same boat. I see people coming in all the time to look at vacant apartments and I want to warn them. To all those looking to rent in DC, please be aware of the ramifications of rent concessions!”