10/05/15 10:53am

807 V Street, NW

From a press release:

“Landmark Theatres is proud to announce the opening of Washington DC’s newest movie theatre and lounge, Atlantic Plumbing Cinema. The premiere film will be STEVE JOBS, starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet and Seth Rogen. It premieres Thursday, October 15 at 8 PM and will be featured on all 6 screens.

Located in Washington’s historic U Street Corridor, the Atlantic Plumbing Cinema will be dedicated to offering its guests engaging and exciting film programming – all in a comfortable, luxurious, state-of-the-art theatrical environment. Atlantic Plumbing Cinema will be an exciting addition to a revitalized neighborhood.

Each of the auditoriums at Atlantic Plumbing Cinema will feature plush leather oversized seats in stadium settings, with large screens, digital projection and Dolby 7.1 surround sound. This will provide guests maximum comfort and also offer the latest in film presentation. The theatre will offer reserved seating so guests have the option to pre-purchase individual seats online or using an automated ticketing kiosk in the lobby.

Atlantic Plumbing Cinema features a contemporary bar and lounge area, making it a destination for food, drink, and entertainment. A full bar menu and craft beers will be available. The theatre will also feature classic concessions, along with edgier fare unique to Landmark Theatres.”

First peek inside:


Right next door to 9:30 Club:


10/05/15 10:40am

2100 Connecticut Avene, NW

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard anything about the former Pines of Florence space turning into a new Japanese restaurant called Ogawa. While they (owners of the incredibly awesome Sushi Capitol on Capitol Hill) had hoped to open many months ago – we actually have real progress. They’ve applied for a liquor license that says:

Traditional Japanese Sushi and Washoku Sushi in addition to fish and vegetable. Seating capacity of 56 and Total Occupancy Load of 75.”

I’ve emailed the owners to get a new opening date – standby. A peek inside is very promising (to my mural loving heart):


10/05/15 10:10am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns

A reader reports Saturday night from the U Street metro station:

“I was just waiting for a train around 6 when a fight broke out and one of the guys was thrown on the tracks. He got up and it looked like WMATA delayed the train to make sure it was clear. No one seemed to do anything other than clean up the blood. It looks like both guys ran out the 10th St exit.”

Sadly seems like just another Saturday Night in the District these days.

10/05/15 9:45am


Go to town Monkeyrotica

From MPD:

“On Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 10:45PM, members of the First District responded to the “Good Stuff Eatery” located at 303 Pennsylvania Ave, SE for the report of a Robbery.

A complainant in this case stated that two (2) male suspects entered the rear of the establishment wearing ski masks and displayed a handgun. The complainant further states that the two (2) suspects then robbed the business of cash. The suspects made good their escape and were last seen entering a 4 door dark colored sedan. There were no injuries related to this robbery.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text message 50411.”

10/05/15 9:30am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Richard Brundage

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10/04/15 10:22pm

1204 34th Street, NW

This could be awesome. Their website says:

“We love good food, and we know you do too. We wanted to make you amazing Indian food, but thought, why get held down by conventional standards? Our team at Curry & Pie is bringing you combinations of all of our favorite foods in ways you’ve never expected. We started with two classics and turned them into one out-there fusion menu, featuring Indian curries, fresh baked pizzas and even more tasty eats in between. We focus on good food made in creative ways in a friendly and low-key environment. From mid-week work lunches to family dinners to late night takeout, Curry & Pie is your new neighborhood spot. Life is short, don’t waste it on boring food.”

Check out their menu here.