03/06/15 4:25pm

EatsPlace-Delilah (1)
3607 Georgia Ave, NW courtesy EatsPlace

From an email:

“EatsPlace, the food incubator and pop-uppery, announces its next chef in resident. Capital Taste Presents: Delilah. Delilah will make abundant use of early spring vegetables, seafood and meat to highlight the freshness of the season, such as butternut ravioli, Nantucket Bay scallops, green papaya and grilled skirt steak. Dessert will include peanut butter and chocolate napoleons and caramel apple fritters.

Continues, including full menu, after the jump. (more…)

03/06/15 4:05pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Samuel Dixon


“Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, at which time all clocks are moved ahead one hour. When that happens, it will become 3 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, and the Metrorail system will close.

Customers can check “last train” schedules online or posted at each rail station and subtract one hour.

The last trains of the evening will move through stations between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. EST.

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of March 6-8 with service adjustments on five of six rail lines.

This weekend, Orange Line trains will operate at regular intervals. Red Line trains will run every 8-16 minutes; Green and Yellow Line trains every 15 minutes.

Blue Line trains will operate normally between Franconia-Springfield and Stadium-Armory, and Silver Line trains will operate normally between Wiehle-Reston East and Stadium-Armory. Riders traveling to or from five stations at the far eastern end of the Blue/Silver lines should allow additional time. (more…)

03/06/15 3:55pm

Ed. Note: We used to feature these renovations from PoPville back in the day but it’s been a while since I’ve found folks willing to share. A good time for me to say, which I sadly realize I have to say, if you have negative comments about the reno please consider keeping it to yourself. Critiquing the renovations is not the point of these posts. It’s simply to show what some folks have done. If you like it, obviously, feel free to let them know but again – well let me be clear – don’t be a jerk. Thanks. Sorry to have to preface with that. I really do love these features and am fortunate that 2 or 3 three more folks have also agreed to share their renovations. These renovations can be extensive – like a whole house gut or simply a 1/2 bath added, floor refinished or even smaller. It can be a whole series of posts or just one. If you’d like to share one of your projects please email princeofpetworth(at)gmail thanks and thanks for understanding!

You can read episode two from this series here.


“I knew we would replace the windows in our house eventually, but I did not think we would do it in the first year let alone the first five months! However, after doing some research I found it was more cost effective to do all 15 windows at once rather than replace a few at time. Plus many companies have a four (or more) window minimum. I hope no one reading this has to replace windows soon because the initial consultation some of these window companies make you suffer through are terrible. Also, both spouses have to be home for the consultation, which is really annoying if you both work. Our windows were twenty years old and I don’t think they were even nice windows the day they were installed. They were so drafty and some of them could not even be unlocked, or it felt like they would break if you forced it! One window also had a small break in the glass.

First we met with Home Depot for a quick estimate on getting one window fixed since the lock on it was broken and that is not too safe. He was prompt and provided us with a quote for $671 Simonton window. He never mentioned lead paint or any of that and I know our house has lead paint in it since it’s 100+ years old. If you’re dealing with lead paint there is a special process for removing/disposing of the old windows. I also read mixed reviews on buying windows from Home Depot. Furthermore, $671 for a window and installation isn’t that cheap. (more…)

03/06/15 3:30pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 6-8 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.


“Tilly and Buster from Takoma Park “helping” redecorate the guest bedroom.”


“This is Bear, from Shaw!”


“Bob and Minnie commandeer the comfy chair in Petworth”

03/06/15 2:55pm

1333 28th Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1333 28th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Open Sun 3/8 2-3pm! Quintessential Georgetown – Charming Federal rowhouse on tree-lined street in desirable East Village. Renovated Granite/Stainless kitchen w/ gas cooking & easy access to brick courtyard – perfect for entertaining! Spacious living room w/built-ins & fireplace. Both bedrooms have closet organizers. LL with washer/dryer! Walk to Metro, every shop and restaurant you could want!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $3,500/Mo.

03/06/15 2:30pm

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to share that on Wednesday evening at about 6.05pm, I was walking past the intersection of 5th and R NW in Shaw when a black male, about 5’10”, walked by me and grabbed my butt. I turned around and shouted at him, but he kept walking down the street, never reacting, as if nothing happened. About two blocks later I passed a police car and ended up reporting it. I spoke to about six different officers and eventually a sex crimes unit detective over the course of about an hour-all were very professional and kind. The detective opened an investigation and said she would see if there were any video cameras that captured what happened.

Just another reality check that there are crazy people out there with zero regard for basic humanity, but it was reassuring that the police officers in my neighborhood all took the situation, and myself, very seriously.”

03/06/15 2:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Rich Renomeron

Do I need a permit?:

“We are thinking of changing a window into a door and a door into a window in one of our bedrooms. We would basically like to flip where the window and door are. Is a permit needed for this type of work? Also, does anyone have a recommendation for a contractor? Thanks in advance.”

You can see all forum topics and add your own here. If you are having trouble uploading your question  please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail

03/06/15 1:25pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Mike Maguire

Ed. Note: In July we posted a Dear PoPville – Dangerous dog in Cap Hill attacked toddler and my dog but Animal Control not doing anything.

“I’m finally getting to testify about my dog bite case at an upcoming hearing, but because the DC Department of Health (DOH) never followed up with any of previous attacks, my upcoming hearing is just to determine if the sheepdog is “Potentially Dangerous” rather than “Dangerous”. A Potentially Dangerous dog just has to be on a 4 ft leash, registered with the city, neutered, things like that. Which is better than nothing. But the problem is, even if my hearing succeeds and this dog is determined to be “Potentially Dangerous”, then he has one more opportunity to attack someone before any real restrictions will be placed on the owner (like having to muzzle her dog and notifying the authorities if he attacks someone again).

So, because the city failed to do anything in all of the previous bite cases, we have to treat my case as if it were the first time this dog has ever bitten anyone, even though the city provided me with a document via FOIA that shows this sheepdog has bitten 2 people (!) and 2 dogs (including my case on 12/15/2013) in 4 separate attacks in the past. Furthermore, the owner’s other dog, a brown standard poodle, also attacked a dog in 2010. So in the last 5 years, this woman has allowed her dogs to attack others 5 separate times (there was a 6th incident in which her sheepdog was apparently the victim according to the document, so I’m not counting that one). I redacted private info, labeled myself as Ms. A and the owner of the aggressive dogs as Ms. B in the descriptions, and put red arrows at the relevant parts of the document.

My favorite line from this document is where, after listing some of the previous attacks by this woman’s dogs, DOH writes, “Recommendation: I recommend closing out the case and informing Ms. [A] there’s no probable cause to start a potentially dangerous dog investigation on Arbor [the sheepdog]. Arbor has not bitten a person or dog this year and no menacing reports has not been reported to DCACC as of date.”

FOIA Request Case Number Redacted (PDF)