07/30/14 12:55pm

3312 Highland Place Northwest

This house is located at 3312 Highland Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Elegant 1904 Victorian home w/ 6-7 BR’s, 4 1/2 baths, large front porch, exquisite original details, formal entry w/ fireplace, spacious living room with side turret, dining room w/ coffered ceiling, eat in kitchen w/ open pantry; renovated large lower level with rear entrance. Steps to Metro, movies, restaurants, library, shops, zoo. Almost 5,000 square feet.”

You can see more photos here.

This 7 bed/4.5 bath is going for $2,250,000.

07/30/14 12:25pm

At the Columbia Heights Farmers Market last Saturday

Timber Pizza’s website says:

“The Timber guys serve authentic wood fired pizza using only the freshest local ingredients and incorporating new twists on traditional favorites. They can be found anywhere from local farmers markets to wineries/breweries and are available to cater your next private event.”

In addition to the Columbia Heights Farmers Market you can also find them at the USDA Farmers Market, Union Market Drive-In, Summer Series, New Vintage Jazz and Wine Festival – you can see all locations and times here.

Anyone take a taste?



710 7th Street, NW

From an email:

“ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen is spicing up Sundays with a FREE BOWL for Capital Bikeshare members!

Beginning this Sunday, August 3, members of the popular bike-sharing program will receive a complimentary ShopHouse bowl every Sunday in August by showing their official Bikeshare key at each of ShopHouse’s East Coast locations – Georgetown, Dupont Circle, 7th Street and Bethesda, MD.

At ShopHouse, guests can customize their bowls from the entirely gluten- and dairy-free menu, which includes curries, vegetables, organic tofu and responsibly raised meats, all flavored with the bold spices of Southeast Asia. The restaurant recently introduced locally sourced, seasonal vegetables to its menu, with the addition of wok-friend kale and summer squash.”

07/30/14 11:25am

3462 14th Street, NW

Earlier this month I wondered where the new Laotian restaurant, Bangkok Golden, would be located in Columbia Heights. At that time a commenter suggested it would be Thaitanic II. And now another reader writes:

“Confirmed. ThaiThanic II is closing in August.”

It’s hard to remember but back in 2009 when ThaiThanic II first opened it was a very big deal. I will miss their 20oz of Dogfish Head beer for $4.25 and I wish the employees and owners the best of luck in the future.

Stay tuned for updates on the Laotian place as they get closer to opening.


07/30/14 10:55am


From Council Member Jim Graham:

“We have another solid step forward in progress for Columbia Heights~~~~ something very special has now been finished is about to be used by the public.

And that is the swimming pool at Cardozo high school built in 1915 and shuttered for many years. It has now been completely restored! I recently visited to see the fine work that had been done.

I ask you–how many communities have a 100 year old pool back in service?

If you permit me a brief commercial message – the pool was not part of the planned restoration of Cardozo high school and was to be mothballed until such time as the money was available for rehabilitation.

I’m pleased to say that I was able to locate the million dollars that reversed that decision and made the pool restoration possible with the rest of the high school.

Special word of thanks to Mayor Vincent Gray, Alan Lew our City Administrator and Brian Hanlon the director of the Department of General Services. And of course all the people who worked on this

Community use will begin in October– I’m told– with both early morning and evening swim hours

Ed. Note: Thanks to a twitter follower for tweeting us some historical photos of how it used to look.

07/30/14 10:35am


From DPW:

“The Department of Public Works announced today that weekly mechanical sweeping of certain residential blocks in the Bloomingdale neighborhood will be suspended through the end of residential street sweeping season, October 31 while DC Water’s First Street Tunnel construction project is underway. As a result, DPW also will not issue parking tickets to vehicles that remain parked in these blocks during posted street sweeping days.

The affected area encompasses the northern half of Bloomingdale bounded by and including the unit block of Channing Street, NW on the far north, the 2000-2400 blocks of North Capitol Street, NW on the east, the unit and 100 blocks of Rhode Island Avenue, NW on the south, the 1900-2200 blocks of 2nd Street, NW on the west, the 100 block of Bryant Street, NW on the north, and the 2400 block of First Street, NW connecting back to Channing. Other blocks within that perimeter that will be affected include the 100 block of Thomas, the unit and 100 blocks of U, V, W, Adams, and Bryant, the 1900-2300 block of First, and the 2000 to 2200 blocks of Flagler Place.

07/30/14 10:15am

13th and F Street, NW

Steakhouse explosion of ’14 continues today with Mastro’s Steakhouse.

@ranpuba tweets us:

“Hey @PoPville, info on this replacement for M&S Grill?”

Back in March we learned that Mastro’s Steakhouse would be taking over the former M&S Grill space which closed in June 2013.

Mastro’s website says:

“Mastro’s collection of sophisticated, classic Steakhouses and Ocean Club Seafood locations are recognized for their combination of world-class service, highly acclaimed cuisine, and live entertainment in an elegant yet energetic atmosphere. A truly unparalleled dining experience…”

You can see their Chicago menu here.

Ed. Note: Yesterday we learned that Claudia’s Steakhouse was coming to the former American Express space at 15th and K St, NW.