07/30/14 10:22pm

3607 Georgia Avenue, NW courtesy Katy Chang

A reader asks:

“Any idea what’s going in across from the looking glass lounge on georgia ave?”

Owner Katy Chang updates on EatsPlace:

“EatsPlace is on target for an opening at the end of summer. We’ll be announcing the first chef residencies in the next week or so and posting menus on the blog. We put up coming soon banners (pic above). EatsPlace is a neighborhood restaurant and pop-uppery that hosts chefs through its food incubator program.”

Can’t wait to see how this turns out! Stay tuned.



07/30/14 10:01pm


“Cantaloupe bounty from Parkview, Bruce Monroe community garden”

If you have a great haul, beautiful tomato or something like that, send an email and a couple photos to princeofpetworth(at)gmail with your neighborhood and garden haul in the subject line and I’ll pick a few winners a week (free PoPville t-shirt or tote bag.)

07/30/14 4:44pm

1317 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From an email:

“On Thursday, July 31st, DGS will celebrate its fifth monthly installment of Delicatessen After Dark and host DC’s very own Three Stars Brewery for a special tap takeover. Try their Citra Lemon Saison, Samsquanch White IPA or Ebony & Ivory Brown Ale straight out of the cask. DGS will be offering a special Meat + Three for $19.95: 12 hour smoked brisket, beer can chicken, grilled corn and pastrami butter, schmaltz braised greens and more. The event kicks off at 5pm.

Make reservations for both events online at dgsdelicatessen.com or by calling 202.293.4400.”

07/30/14 4:25pm

301 Pennsylvania Ave, SE

From a press release:

“Pret A Manger, the quick-serve restaurant and coffee shop known for preparing fresh, handmade food every day, is excited to open up its eighth shop in the nation’s capital this Friday, August 1st.

Situated on the corner of 3rd Street SE and Pennsylvania Avenue, the new shop will be catering to the offices and residences of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The location will feature 4,300 square feet of space and offer two floors of indoor dining space, along with an outdoor seating area.

Following their continued commitment to helping the hungry, Pret will donate unsold food at the end of every day to Thrive DC.

To celebrate this new store opening, Pret A Manger will host a full day of fun at the new shop, traditionally known as Guinea Pig Day (the day before the official opening) on Thursday, July 31st. Starting at 8am, locals can enjoy an array of free drinks, goodies, and other giveaways! Be on the lookout for Pret’s team members, who will be giving out vouchers for a free lunch in the morning. Customers can stop by in the afternoon between 12-2pm to redeem their lunch. Available only while supplies last!”

07/30/14 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 3-4 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.

CapeCod-SUP Pups-2014

“2 SUP Pups – Greetings from the Cape

Linkin from Dupont DC & Raider his brother from Arlington, VA
Enjoying their vacation in the Cape”


“Bailey is an eight-year-old toy fox terrier and he has been the joy of my life for the last year. He was a rescue from the Baltimore area and now is a popular dog-about-town in Capitol Hill.”

Murphy on the deck 2014-07

“Murphy the Big Giant Dog, formerly of Columbia Heights, eagerly awaits the return of Snallygaster to Yards Park”

07/30/14 3:10pm

703 Edgewood Street, NE

From a press release:

Mess Hall – a one-of-a-kind culinary incubator concept opening in Washington DC’s Brookland neighborhood, has announced the start of ‘Launch Pad’ – a competition inviting aspiring local food and beverage entrepreneurs to submit their business plans for a chance at winning a series of prizes provided by Mess Hall and number of additional notable industry brands/sponsors. The contest kicks-off online today and will conclude on September 27th at Mess Hall during a live interactive event at the newly launched venue where four finalists will take the stage before a crowd of dozens of industry insiders, food entrepreneurs, and a panel of high-profile local judges. (more…)