09/23/14 4:15pm

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…)


“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

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.

09/23/14 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 3-4 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.


“This is Captain Morgan in Columbia Heights. He usually lives in exotic locations but comes to visit often!”


“Elsa, the ball-fetchingest shepherd ever, of Adams-Morgan.”


“Bubba from LeDroit Park is sad to see summer leave so soon.”

09/23/14 3:15pm

1612 U Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Was just heaving the u st vida [Sunday] and several women were standing at front desk with a police officer – the locks had been cut off their lockers while they were using the gym and all their stuff stolen.

The lights are all in the locker rooms because of an electrical issue – not sure if related or not.

Any one else hear of other gyms bring hit?”

Ed. Note: We used to get regular reports of similar occurrences from the Washington Sports Club in Columbia Heights but it’s been a while since I’ve received a report.

1495 Newton Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1495 Newton Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Charming 2br 1ba condo in Columbia Heights within walking distance to Columbia Heights Metro. 2nd floor Unit is located off main street towards rear of building. Features W/D, hardwood floors thruout, 1 large walk in closet, full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and over counter bar. Also features Central Heal and A/C. Walk to Metro, restaurants @ grocery store.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,295/Mo.

09/23/14 2:30pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user wolfkann

“Dear PoPville,

I recently bought a house and live in it with one other person. What is an average water bill? I just got one that seemed really expensive. $120 for one month (One house, two people. We have high efficiency everything in terms of water.) Where I used to live, without all the high efficiency stuff, my water bill was about $100 for three months.”

09/23/14 2:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user ekelly80

Day Trips to See the Fall Leaves:

“I was in an Uber and the lovely guy mentioned this place I just HAD to go to see the foliage. Of course, I cannot remember what he said for the life of me. So, lets pose it here: where should we go to see the fall sights?”

Last year Casey Trees released a cool map of good spots in DC – in addition to DC where are your favorite spots a short drive away?

09/23/14 1:45pm


Thanks to all who sent emails and tweets about the new Marvin mural in Shaw replacing the one recently covered up by new construction. One reader sends the photo above and writes:

“Marvin is Back! Aneikan Udofo is painting Marvin Gaye on S St., NW, between 7th & 8th.”

Ed. Note: I’ll revisit and post when the mural is finished. So happy to see it happening!

Photo by PoPville flickr user DC@rt