From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced today it is launching a new, simpler way to pay for and manage parking in the Penn Quarter and Chinatown areas of Washington, DC.

Pay-By-Space parking will improve the parking experience for vehicle drivers. Pay-By-Space means drivers will now park in defined spaces, read the four- or five-digit space number on space marker posts, and then enter the number at the payment kiosks, or on their mobile devices with Parkmobile. There is no need to display a receipt on a dashboard.

Between October 13 and October 27, 2015, DDOT will roll out Pay-By-Space parking in the area from E Street to H Street, NW and 3rd Street to 11th Street, NW, as shown on the map above. (more…)

10/08/15 10:40am

15 K Street, NE

Interesting development at the former Venus Lounge space on K Street just off North Capitol – XO is coming. The liquor license placard posted out front says:

“A Tavern serving American cuisine with a seating capacity of 320 and total occupancy load of 320. Requesting an entertainment endorsement to include dancing and cover charge and summer garden with 60 seats.”

Another spot called XO Restaurant and Lounge was supposed to be coming next door to Post Pub on L Street, NW. Not sure if they’re related. Updates when they get closer to opening.

10/08/15 10:10am


“A missed connection Wednesday 10/7 at Room 11 bar –

I (a woman) was in the last seat toward the back and you (a man) sat next to me– taking the last seat available at the bar. You biked up from Logan Circle (or work maybe…) on your cruiser and ordered the pork chops and a cocktail you didn’t love because of the Sambuca…. . We were talking about the drinks, Bad Saint, the Pope, biking and San Francisco. I was meeting a blind date and ended up leaving the bar without being able to tell you I’d be up for talking more if you are. Reach out if you see this—it would be great to re-connect.”

If you’re the lucky guy – you can email me at princeofpetworth@gmail.com and I’ll put you in touch with OP.

10/08/15 9:30am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

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10/07/15 10:22pm

465 K Street, NW

Back in August we learned that the owner of Tico at 14th and U, Michael Schlow, was bringing a new restaurant to the former Kushi space that has been closed since Sept. 2014. A new liquor license placard has been posted at the former Kushi space for Alta Strada:

“Restaurant serving Italian food with a seating capacity of 150. Total occupancy load of 199. Requesting a sidewalk cafe with a seating capacity of 50 and entertainment endorsement.”

You can see Alta Strada’s menu from Massachusetts here. Updates as they get closer to opening.

looking west towards 5th Street

looking east