12/19/14 3:30pm


“This evening while walking my pup, I ran into a woman whose dog Bunker got away a couple of days ago. (My heart is breaking for her; in her place, I’d be devastated.) Thought I’d spread the word.

Bunker is a chihuahua mix, about 10 lbs, and apparently he is a shy and skittish fellow. He was last seen around the corner of 4th and G Streets SE. Marion Park and Garfield Park are nearby.”

Ed. Note: Thanks to Michelle for putting together this list of adoptable pets. It will be featured the last Friday every month. If you are interested in submitting an adoptable pet you can email Michelle at Help.the.Pups.DC(at)gmail(dot)com

Superman - Rural Dog

Superman – Rural Dog Rescue

Superman is an adorable 6-month old black lab mix from Rural Dog Rescue. He is an amazing pup that asked Santa to find him a loving home for Christmas. If your home might be it, Superman would fly right into your arms. You can apply to adopt Superman or any of our adoptable animals here. If you are interested in fostering one of our animals, please apply here. You can meet many of our animals every Saturday at Howl to the Chief from noon until 3pm.

Rocket Boy & Twister - Homeward Trails

Rocket Boy & Twister – Homeward Trails Animal Rescue

Rocket Boy (male tabby with white) & Twister (female tabby) are 6-month old kittens from Homeward Trails Animal Rescue. Rocket Boy is just as friendly as can be and is happy to be picked up, held, and cuddled. Twister is up for playing at any moment and loves to explore. For adoption information, please visit their Petfinder page. If you are interested in becoming a foster, please send an email here. You can also meet some of our adoptable animals at one of our events!

More great pets after the jump. (more…)

12/19/14 3:10pm


“Dear PoPville,

I noticed this new graffiti on my neighbors’ building this morning, cattycorner from Cardozo High School. It’s also on a few other buildings around the block, but this one is disturbing because someone clearly got to the fire escape to do it, right outside the residents’ windows. I don’t know who did it, and I don’t mean to accuse Cardozo students, this is just located across the street from the school. Whoever the were, they’re jerks.”


12/19/14 2:55pm

2130 N Street Northwest

This rental is located at 2130 N Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Dupont, West-End location, South facing studio efficiency with approx. 445 SqFt. Nicely furnished and designed with bedroom area, desk area and dining area. Wood floors and plenty of closet space and shelving. Water and Gas for heating and cooking is included in rent amount.”

You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,700/Mo.

12/19/14 2:30pm


“Dear PoPville,

Has anyone else in DC had trouble receiving packages from UPS that require a signature? I work from home, and UPS deliverymen have outright lied on several occasions, claiming that they attempted a delivery but I was not available. Customer service is no help. They just read from the computer that they attempted delivery, and tell me the only possible way to get my package is to go to Landover, or pay $5 to have it delivered to a UPS store. It’s a total scam. They have no intention of ever attempting delivery. They never leave a slip; I honestly doubt they ever even leave Landover. I receive packages from FedEx just fine, and I receive non-signature-requiring packages from UPS. But if it needs a signature, you might as well not even bother imagining it will ever show up.”

12/19/14 2:15pm

“I lost my engagement thing this morning 12/19 in NW DC on my way to work. I took the 43 or L2 bus from Columbia road and Mintwood place to Farragut north and then took the red line from Farragut north to judiciary square and realized it was missing. It’s my fiancés family heirloom and it means so much to me and I’m desperate to find it! If anyone has any information please contact me and a reward will be offered. Please call me at 410-236-1294.”

12/19/14 1:20pm


“Dear PoPville,

See subject car in frame. When I arrived last night I had to squeeze in between 2 SUVs, now during the day they’re gone and it looks like I poorly parked (never mind that it’s midday and half the block is empty anyway). These people with entirely too much free time and concern over how other people park are really getting tiresome. Maybe a PSA to assume we all know what the hell we’re doing and unless you legitimately OBSERVED someone as they were parking you keep your hands off their car.”

12/19/14 12:50pm

DC8520810 - Exterior (Front) 2nd view

This house is located at 1812 M Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“1-2-3 THIS HOME WILL SELL FAST!!! It is a beautiful well maintained home-SHOWS WELL MOVE IN CONDITION-that has many updates including granite counter, new dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer and dryer. Baths remodeled. Updated windows. Two sun porches 1up and 1down. Nice Patio and two car carport with gate. Security cameras front and back. Walking distance to transportation, shopping and dining.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $427,000.

12/19/14 12:20pm

Marketplace or fishing attempt

“Dear PoPville,

I’m 98% sure this is a ham-handed but legit attempt to catch people who encountered trouble enrolling ahead of the December 15th deadline, but… seriously?

Note that it was sent after 6pm on the day of the (extended) deadline, so I’d have plenty of time to check it out. At least there was no upside down flag?”

Date: December 18, 2014 at 6:21:01 PM EST
From: DC Health Link
To: [snip]
Subject: Re: 2015 Plan Selection [ ref:[snip]:ref ]

We apologize for the difficulties you experienced with enrolling in a plan through DC Health Link. We are continuing to work to ensure that you have coverage starting on January 1st, 2015.
In order to move forward with your coverage, we need to know what plan or plans you would like us to enroll you in by Thursday, December 18th.
Already know what plan you want?
Reply to this email with the following information:
• Full names of everyone who should be enrolled
• Full name of your medical plan (if any)
• Full name of your dental plan (if any)
• Whether or not you are applying for financial assistance
Not sure what plan you want?
You can look at your plan options by logging into your account and clicking on the link to “Browse plans without completing an application”.
You can also find detailed plan benefit descriptions here. The plans available to you are the 2015 Individual Market plans.
If you would like advice on what plan is best for you, you can use our search tool or call us at 1-855-532-5465 to find a broker.
What happens if I miss the Thursday deadline?
If you are currently enrolled in a plan through DC Health Link for 2014 and miss the deadline, we will automatically renew you in your current plan or a very similar plan for next year. You have until January 15 to make a plan change for February 1.
If you are not currently enrolled in a DC Health Link plan, we will work with you to enroll in coverage starting February 1.
Please note: This message is for individuals who have reached out to DC Health Link with difficulties completing their application or enrollment for coverage. If this does not apply to you, we apologize for the inconvenience and you may disregard this message.
DC Health Link

12/19/14 11:40am

1001 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

From a press release:

“After years of guest requests, America’s third oldest, continuously operating restaurant, Tadich Grill, is opening on the East Coast in the first quarter of 2015. The DC location will be on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 10th Street, NW, at the pulse of the political district, just as the original is in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district.

“The DC restaurant will reflect the soul of the original Tadich Grill, but will not be a replica, as original icons cannot be replicated. We plan to bring the same consistency in quality and attention to detail in food, beverage, service and ambiance to the district’s power players,” revealed General Manager Ron Robbins.

Staying true to its roots, the Tadich Grill tradition of fine seafood and meats grilled over mesquite, established in San Francisco over 165 years ago, will continue in Washington, DC. Under the direction of Executive Chef Wil Going, menus will be prepared from scratch and printed daily, serving the freshest seafood, meats, poultry and produce available. Much like the original, diners will find authentic elements such as artisan glass, mesquite broilers, wines from California vineyards and those famous white-jacketed servers at the DC location.

“The rich past of Washington, DC aligns perfectly with what we wanted for Tadich Grill’s first location on the East Coast. We look forward to introducing our West Coast flavor and traditions to our nation’s capital,” said Rick Powers, managing partner and COO of Tadich Grill Development Company LLC.

Upon opening, the restaurant will offer dinner Monday through Saturday, with lunch service to follow in the subsequent weeks. One distinctive difference is that Tadich Grill – Washington, D.C. will take reservations.

The DC location is currently hiring for all front and back-of-the-house positions. Applications may be submitted to Rick Powers at rpowers@tadichgrill.com or 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 102, Washington, DC 20004.

About Tadich Grill

Tadich Grill’s history dates back to 1849, during California’s famed Gold Rush, when three Croatian immigrants set up a coffee stand on Long Wharf in San Francisco. They served fresh fish grilled over mesquite, to the merchants, sailors, and argonauts that frequented the pier, a technique that the San Francisco restaurant still utilizes today. Over a century and a half later, that coffee stand is now one of the world’s most iconic restaurants, exemplifying tradition, longevity, and history. The Washington, DC location opening in 2015 will be the first outpost of Tadich Grill. To learn more about Tadich Grill, visit www.tadichgrill.com.”