03/31/15 12:55pm

1280 21st Street Northwest

This unit is located at 1280 21st Street, Northwest. The Listing says:

“Amazing West End/Dupont Circle Location! Must see at the St. George! Top floor unit with amazing light and easy access to the St. George’s amazing roof deck with monument views! 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo with hardwood parquet floors and amazing closet space! Secs to mulitiple Metro stations, shops, restaurants and more! Walk score of 98 – everything you could want is mere steps/blocks away!”

1280 21st Street Northwest inside

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $319,900 ($395 monthly fee.)

03/31/15 12:25pm


Big pop up update from the Washington Post:

“The D.C. Zoning Commission took its first action on Monday night against developers building the city’s growing number of pop-up homes, voting to reduce the maximum by-right height of single-family rowhouses to 35 feet, down from 40, in some of the city’s gentrifying neighborhoods like Capitol Hill, Shaw and Columbia Heights.”

The Post does note that the vote, “also allowed residents or developers to pursue a special exception if they want a 40-foot tall building.”

03/31/15 11:55am

1351 H Street, NE

In other massively anticipated openings – Maketto has finally announced a day – Friday, April 10th.

From an email:

APRIL 4, 2015

03/31/15 10:55am

300 Florida Ave, NW

Big news from the Bloomingdale Blog spotted in the Bates Area Civic Association Meeting Agenda for April 6, 2015 7:00pm

“Sam and Rachel Fitz, Basque Bar LLC – Restaurant at 300 Florida Ave NW

CityPaper previously reported:

“Beer aficionado Sam Fitz is leaving his position as bar manager of Pizzeria Paradiso over the next month to open his own place with his sister Rachel Fitz. He’s not revealing a lot of the details at this time, but the business will be in D.C. and take inspiration from a cider-focused trip he took to the French and Spanish Basque country last February. He’s registered an LLC for “Basque Bar.

Columbia Heights/Adams Morgan folks may recognize Sam from his time as Beer Director and Cicerone at Meridian Pint and Smoke and Barrel. He also judged 14 beers for us.

Updates when more is known.

03/31/15 10:25am

3226 11th Street, NW

Bad Saint‘s kickstarter says:

“Bad Saint is a 25-seat restaurant taking a fresh and seasonal approach to traditional Filipino food. This spring, we are joining a strip of independent local businesses on 11th Street, NW in the diverse, dynamic neighborhood of Columbia Heights in Washington, DC. Our menu will celebrate the full range of eats on the Filipino table – humble homey favorites, snacks, regional specialties, and fiesta (celebration) dishes. The restaurant will showcase what Filipinos are famous for: food obsession, warm hospitality, and good times. Come as you are, and definitely come hungry.

Like Thai, Vietnamese and other Southeast Asian cuisines, the essential flavors of Filipino food are sweet, sour and salty. As you might expect, there will be food for meat-etarians, like adobo (meat braised with soy, vinegar and garlic), kare kare (oxtail stew) and lumpiang shanghai (pork spring rolls). Our approach will also highlight seasonal seafood and vegetables, important parts of the Philippine diet. Sour tamarind soup with prawns, stir fried water spinach, crabs simmered in coconut milk and chiles, and smoky grilled eggplant…and there’s lots more where that came from! With a diverse menu, including options for vegetarians and vegans, there will be something for everyone. To wash it all down, we’ll have an eclectic and food-friendly selection of cocktails, beer and wine.

The first thing you hear upon entering any Filipino home is:

Kumain na kayo? “Have you eaten yet?”

At Bad Saint, we are creating a casual neighborhood restaurant that evokes the experience of eating in a Filipino home. We want you to feel like you have walked into a bumpin’ Filipino family party – gracious, down-to-earth hospitality, seriously craveable food, and yummy drinks in a disarming and convivial setting.”

If you’d like, you can contribute here.

03/31/15 9:50am

mcfaddens on 7th
1537 7th Street, NW

Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted us:

“Terrible news for Shaw. Note that they spelled “coming” wrong.”

“Hey @PoPville any scuttlebutt on this? “Comming soon” to the space below coney & ivy. #shaw”

Now, I have to admit that I’m friendly with the owners of Ivy & Coney and while they’ve told me nothing I do know that they are fond of the occasional practical joke. Now I could be completely wrong on this – but I’m guessing this is an early April Fools joke. Especially given the typo and all.

On the other hand it’s quite possible I’ve just become paranoid. That would be quite the juxtaposition – Ivy & Coney and McFadden’s in the same building… Stay tuned.

03/31/15 9:30am

Photo by PoPville flickr user  Arushi Terway

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.

03/30/15 10:22pm

1426 L Street, NW

1426 L Street, NW was previously home to the short lived Roc Bar which closed back in June 2013 and The Reserve before that who was evicted from the building in June 2011.

The liquor license placard for XO Restaurant and Lounge says:

“New tavern specializing in intercontinental small-plate food with occasional live entertainment to include a Jazz Band, Karaoke and Dee Jay, along with dancing. Sidewalk Café with seating for 15. Seating inside premises is 75. Total capacity inside premises is 295.”

Updates when they get closer to opening.