07/28/14 11:50am

515 15th Street, NW

From a press release:

“W Washington DC, the closest hotel to the White House announces Pinea, the new restaurant slated to open in September 2014 in the hotel at 515 15th Street NW.

Pinea, named for the two-needled pine trees of Southern Europe, the source of pine nuts, will offer contemporary regional European dishes with a focus on France, Italy and Spain created by Chef Barry Koslow. The menu will follow flavor profiles popular in these regions including citrus, fresh herbs such as lavender and rosemary and special olive oils. All will enhance an exceptional selection of local vegetables and seasonally varying meat and seafood. (more…)

07/28/14 11:20am

Photos courtesy Nauti Foods

From an email:

“We had a great first day out on the water, but didn’t go out Sunday due to the predicted storms (which never seemed to materialize).

We will be back out on the water next Friday evening (5-8pm) and then Sat/Sun approx 12-8 *weather permitting. (hours & weekly specials will be posted by the end of the week on Facebook and twitter)

Our basic menu is Nauti Dogs (hot dogs), Naked Nauti Dogs (no bun/on a stick), cold drinks (water, coconut water, iced tea, lemonade, soda), frozen treats (ice cream sandwiches, ice cream bars, popsicles, and freeze pops). We will also be carrying gelato pops from Dolcezza and some other local items from places like Sticky Fingers and Gouter and others. These are the ‘specials’ which may vary from week to week.”

From an earlier press release:

“Washington, D.C. The area’s first food boat will launch this weekend providing boaters, kayakers, and paddle-boarders with snacks, ice cream, and cold drinks on the water. Items available for purchase on the boat include hot dogs, chips, cookies, and ice cream treats. Nauti Foods will also feature select items from several local producers such as Gouter, Sticky Fingers, and Dolcezza.

Nauti Foods will be anchored just north of the Key Bridge and will be open Friday afternoons and Saturday/Sunday. Credit card and cash accepted.”


07/28/14 10:50am

Located in the Cornerstone building of Monroe Street Market on Monroe Street, NE between Michigan Ave and 7th

With word of more bookstores closing it’s nice to hear of one opening.

From an earlier press release from Catholic University:

“The store will feature 14,000 square feet of retail space on two levels, a 44-seat Starbucks-branded café, and designated areas for Catholic University textbook and school spirit sales.”





07/28/14 9:45am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

07/28/14 8:51am

Photo by PoPville flickr user mixedeyes

Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted us links to articles about this – from the NY Times:

“A federal judge on Saturday overturned the Washington, D.C., ban on carrying handguns outside the home, saying it was unconstitutional. The court ordered the city to allow residents to carry handguns outside their homes and to let nonresidents carry them as well.”

From the Washington Post:

“However, the D.C. attorney general’s office said it would seek a stay of the ruling while the city decides whether to appeal.

In an order approved by Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, police were told that District residents are permitted to carry pistols if the weapons are registered. Those who had not registered their handguns could be charged on that ground, the instruction said.”

From Council Member and Democratic Nominee for Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Office:

“Democratic Nominee for Mayor, Councilmember Muriel Bowser, responded to a federal judge who ruled one of the District’s primary gun laws unconstitutional:

“Yesterday’s decision is troubling and poses a serious threat to public safety in the District of Columbia. I’ve spoken to Attorney General Irv Nathan and encouraged him to seek an immediate stay and appeal. I will also work with Chairman Mendelson and my colleagues on any legislative action needed to protect our gun laws. As Democrats, we both respect our constitution and stand with Americans everywhere in calling for responsible gun ownership, registration, and background checks. Public safety remains a top priority and I will continue to fight for laws that protect our residents, reduce violent crime and keep our city safe.

The full decision can be viewed > here.”

07/27/14 10:22pm

2622 P Street, NW

The After Peacock Room only opened in April but closed in June:


In the interim they’ve also posted a placard for a liquor license. Hours are listed at Sunday through Saturday: 10am – 10pm. Though their website says:

“AFTER PEACOCK ROOM is a fine dining cafe located in Georgetown, Washington DC. We provide excellent coffees and teas with fine pastries and savory light meals.

The design is a modern interpretation of Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room, created by James McNeill Whistler in 1877.

We hope to be a shelter where you can come to escape the hectic outside world for a while.

Tuesday – Friday (12 pm – 9 pm)
Saturday – Sunday (10 am – 7 pm)”

07/27/14 10:03pm


Great one from Truxton Circle:

“I wish there were a cucumber currency”

If you have a great haul, beautiful tomato or something like that, send an email and a couple photos to princeofpetworth(at)gmail with your neighborhood and garden haul in the subject line and I’ll pick a few winners a week (free PoPville t-shirt or tote bag.)