02/10/16 12:35pm


This house is located at 2951 Albemarle Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Remarkable light-filled 5 bed 3.5 bath property located in trendy Forest Hills. Elegant 1925 classic updated to the highest standard; modernized yet retaining original details. Large entertaining areas, stunning gourmet kitchen w/ 90~ Viking range, gorgeous master suite, full in-law apt, treed grounds on prv cul-de-sac, 2 car garage, near Metro, shops, restaurants, & Rock Creek.3400 est fin sq ft.”


You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,850,000.

02/10/16 11:35am

via RAR Brewing

Ed. Note: It’s been a while since I shared a PoP proclamation so let me have a go – while I like both these beers very very much – the best beer I’ve had in a long long time comes from a local(ish) brewery called RAR brewing out of Cambridge, Maryland. Not a double IPA but the Nanticoke Nectar is especially awesome (I’ve seen it at Nanny O’Briens and a few grocery stores.) If you happen to see it – I highly recommend you take a taste. Ok back to our regularly scheduled post.

More Hopslam fun.

2427 18th Street, NW

From an email:

“Bell’s Hopslam and Troegs Nugget Nectar will vie for hop supremacy for the seventh year on the main floor of the Black Squirrel this Friday (Feb. 12), starting at 5 p.m.

Both highly coveted seasonal beers pack a wallop, with Hopslam reporting at 10 percent ABV and Nugget Nectar at 7.5 percent ABV.

You be the judge on which highly hopped ale reigns supreme. It’s your call. It’s all your pleasure.

As the knock-out punch, our chef will prepare IPA-infused Mac and Cheese, Citra-Hop-Seasoned Boardwalk Fries, and a Hop Daddy Burger topped with hop-infused cheddar sauce and hoppy mayonnaise. Hop-diggity-dog!

Hopslam vs Nugget Nectar Battle Royale
Friday, February 12th, starting at 5 p.m.”

02/10/16 10:35am

Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

From a press release:

“Washington, D.C. chef and restaurateur Mike Isabella announces Isabella Eatery, an unprecedented restaurant project at Tysons Galleria set to open in summer 2017. Mike Isabella Concepts (MIC) will take over the space at 2001 International Dr. in McLean, Va, becoming the sole proprietor of the 41,000-square-foot dining complex that occupies a portion of the upscale Northern Virginia mall’s third floor. Made up of nine distinct eateries and a cocktail bar, Isabella Eatery will include returning Mike Isabella Concepts favorites, like Yona and Pepita, as well as brand-new concepts such as a gourmet coffee shop and a classic ice cream parlor. Unlike many other chef-driven projects in commercial spaces, Isabella will not be operating through a management agreement, but will instead be opening as a lease holder.

“This is by far the biggest project we’ve ever taken on,” Isabella said, “But I think we are uniquely positioned to succeed here. All our great Mike Isabella Concepts chefs are on board and bringing their individual perspectives and flavors to Isabella Eatery. Each of our other openings and events have paved the way for this.”

An executive chef and general manager, both yet to be named, will oversee the high-end food emporium’s 10 concepts and 10,000-square-foot kitchen. Isabella Eatery’s individual concepts will offer a mix of dine-in, carryout and specialty retail items. The space will include unified table service for several of the concepts in a nearly 300-seat common area, including versions of Yona, Requin and Pepita, as well as a cocktail bar and Spanish concept, Arroz. A version of Isabella’s Italian-inspired restaurant, Graffiato, a coffee shop, an ice cream parlor, and an enclosed Mediterranean grill will also be among the dining options. In addition to the common and enclosed dining areas, the food emporium will include lounge-style seats bringing total available seating across all concepts to about 600. Isabella Eatery will be open daily from 9am to 10pm, and Non-Fiction Coffee will begin serving cups of joe at 6am.


02/10/16 10:04am

ems emergency
Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

Starting to get a few emails about this – Susan comments:

“Just read the resignation letter of Jullette Saussy. OMG I knew our EMS system had problems, but had no idea it was this bad. Why can’t the city keep people like her employed? Our EMS system needs a major overhaul, but likely the Mayor will appoint another person from within and we’ll be stuck with the incompetence.

Here is her letter.”

02/10/16 9:40am

via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

Had a gross, slightly scary experience around 9am on my walk to work. Walking on the north side of M St. NE between 5th and 6th a black man wearing winter clothes and a black ski mask walked down the street exposing and touching himself. He looked totally normal until passing within feet of me. I had initially smiled a morning greeting (California in me …) and immediately changed to a look of disgust when I saw what was going on. This is two blocks from a school and in a neighborhood full of kids and families. Please share.”

Ed. Note: A 911 operator said someone else had called it in at 6th and M and officers were sent to the scene.

02/10/16 8:36am

Photo courtesy Spatula Pete

From MPD:

“On February 9, 2016, at approximately 8:45pm, First District members responded to the Unit block of M Street, Northwest, for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, an adult male victim was located in the block suffering from apparent gunshot wound(s). The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced. The Homicide Branch is actively investigating this offense. Anyone with information concerning this offense is asked to call the Homicide Branch at (202) 645-9600 or (202) 727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”