07/30/15 11:45am

Vote now!Hash Browns or Home Fries?

Posted by Slim's Diner on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Slim’s Diner can not open soon enough!! The District has been craving a real diner ever since the failed attempt by Capital City Diner which, hard to believe, shuttered way back in January 2012.

Please join me in supporting team hash browns.

Rendering of signage at Georgia and Upshur St, NW

07/30/15 11:15am

via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

I went to bed Tuesday night with my dog upstairs with me and all doors locked [12th and T St, NW]. By the time I woke up Wednesday morning someone had forced open the back doors, ran through the house grabbing what they could, and left out the front door. Neither my dog nor I woke up. They stole a bike, laptop, Ipad, Ipod, purses, and dug through drawings I assume in search of cash. The purses they dug through and tossed in the alley and along 12th Street taking cash, sunglasses, and strangely headphones (who wants someone else’s headphone, ew). Be vigilant of locking your doors and setting your alarms!

07/30/15 10:50am

3221 Mt Pleasant Street, NW

Big, big, big news for Mount Pleasant. I hear that a lease has finally been signed at the former Heller’s Bakery space in Mount Pleasant. Heller’s closed after 86 years back in December. I’m hearing that moving in will be a restaurant. I’m also hearing it is possibly a big name – multiple sources confirm that it will definitely be a restaurant and that we should be “very excited” about the plans. Update when details emerge. Any guesses?

Heller sign

07/30/15 10:46am

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are conducting a death investigation following the shooting of a young child in the 600 block of 46thPlace, Southeast, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at approximately 8:15 pm.

Members of the Sixth District responded to a shooting call that occurred inside of a residence, and upon arrival located a toddler suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The toddler was transported to an area hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. The decedent has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Maryland, where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death.

The decedent has been identified as 3 year-old Ms. Dalis Cox, of Southeast.

Investigation into this death is continuing. Preliminary information shows the shooting may have been the result of another child having found and been playing with a firearm that discharged, striking the decedent.”

07/30/15 10:15am

8th and M Street, SE

Last night Capitol Hill Corner broke the big news for Las Placitas fans:

“Capitol Hill Corner has confirmed that Las Placitas, the popular Barracks Row Restaurant, will relocate to lower 8th Street, SE, opposite the Navy Yard by year’s end.”

The former Quiznos space has been vacant since Dec. 2012. In May we learned that the current Las Placitas location at 517 8th Street, SE will close and be taken over by neighboring Matchbox in October. And back in May we also learned that Las Placitas had started work on their 16th Street Heights location. Updates all around when openings happen.

07/30/15 9:50am

via google maps

@DCPoliceDept tweeted:

“4D Shooting-2259 hrs, 5900 block of Georgia Ave, NW. 1 suspect in custody.”

From MPD:

“On Wednesday, July 29th at around 11:00PM, at Piney Branch Road and Missouri Avenue, NW, three people were shot, each sustaining non-life threatening injuries. While in the area, MPD officers observed a subject running with what appeared to be a gun. The subject running was captured and recovered was a firearm.”

07/29/15 10:22pm

11th and P Street, NW

Just noticed Veranda is looking to change their alcohol license from Restaurant to Tavern (which I think just means they need to sell less food every month.) But man I haven’t been to Veranda in ages. I used to love this place but to be honest that was before a million spots opened up. Anyone been recently? Anyone eaten there recently? You can see their menu here. Is it still a “hidden” gem?