02/11/16 10:40am

14th and V Street, NW

From a press release:

Nomad Yard Collectiv will host a soft opening on Friday, February 12th at MuleBone located at 14th and V Street NW. Named after the 1930s collaborative play written by Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, Mulebone, Washington’s newest restaurant will open February 12, 2016. Soul & Ink, the brainchild of husband and wife design team Frankie and Sherry Meneses, will also be live-screen printing custom shopping bags. Soul & Ink provides an engaging, interactive art experience through the vintage process of screen printing. Located on 14th Street’s restaurant row, Mulebone will feature a new chef, mixologist, speakeasy, and an expertly curated vintage store. Nomad Yard at MuleBone is a model set to redefine the way you live, eat and shop in the Nation’s Capital.

“Mulebone will be an experience that will bring together the two Harlem Renaissance writers in one curated space with events, cuisine and libations that celebrate the vivacity of Zora and the consciousness of Langston,” said Andy Shallal, owner. Nomad Yard and Mulebone will host ‘Food and Folklore’events to combine the cultural and the culinary.Venn Frederic curated the space with unique vintage furniture, clothing, books and antiques that are all for sale.

courtesy Nomad Yard Collectiv

The collaboration will serve as a means to introduce Nomad Yard Collectiv and its cadre of expert vintage curators to the 14th Street community. Featured brands will include: Double R.L., Pointer Brand, Search and Rescue Squad, Uesa Goods Vintage, Dr. K’s Vintage and Kurated by Kizzy Evae among others. While the District is no stranger to vintage, the expansion caters to true vintage connoisseurs, as well as, those eager to develop an appreciation for luxury goods, curiosities and collectibles. ”Our mission is to make vintage a sustainable, relatable branch of fashion.” (more…)

02/11/16 10:10am


“Dear PoPville,

These foil packets of powder have been in the yard of a building in Mount Pleasant for months. What are they? Why hasn’t anyone come back for them?”

Anyone know the shelf life of cocaine these days. Maybe the owner lost them/gave up on them during/after the blizzard?

Ed. Note: The best short story created from this premise gets a free PoPville t-shirt.

02/11/16 9:45am

ems emergency
Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

From Avaaz:

“A medical director of DC emergency medical services just released a scathing resignation saying “people are dying needlessly because we’re moving too slow”. There are obvious solutions – but internal politics are holding up reform.

To DC Mayor Muriel Bowser:

We call on you to enact bold reform to address the egregious state of Washington D.C.’s Emergency Medical Service. EMS should operate independently from the fire department, and both the fire department and EMS should have all the resources they need to respond excellently to the city’s calls for help.

Sign and share the urgent petition with everyone.”

02/11/16 9:25am

Photo by PoPville flickr user Rich Renomeron

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.

02/10/16 10:22pm

145 N Street, NE

From an email:

“Due to unforeseen delays in construction as a result of the inclement weather, SEOULSPICE has postponed its grand opening to the general public. Originally planned for the last week of January 2016, the new fast-casual restaurant will officially open on Friday, February 26, 2016. Located in NoMa at 145 N Street NE, SEOULSPICE specializes in Korean comfort food offering a choice-driven menu of quick, healthy, and delicious Korean dishes that are served in a modern setting.

SEOULSPICE’s menu features made-to-order Korean favorites, such as rice bowls (bibimbap) and korritos (kimbap burritos), as well as street tacos and salads. These bases are enhanced with four protein options—beef, chicken, spicy pork, and tofu— and fresh vegetables, including bean sprouts, corn, carrots, cucumbers, Korean radish, kale slaw, and kimchi (pickled Korean cabbage). SEOULSPICE offers four gourmet sauces made in-house—Korean hot sauce, creamy sriracha, cilantro-lime ranch, and ginger-carrot—plus fresh herbs and toppings. The menu also features three sides: “the” egg, marinated in a sweet soy base; avocado; and jars of kimchi.”