04/26/17 2:00pm

2030 8th Street NW

This rental is located at 2030 8th Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2975 / 1br – 800ft2 – Stunning 1bed/1bath corner unit in Shaw/U Street


Stunningly modern and perfectly located…. this 1 BR / 1 BA condo is available for rent in the boutique Atlantic Plumbing Condominium building just steps from the restaurants, night life, and retail of U Street. Located just one block from 9th and U Street you are within a moments walk to the U Street Metro, multiple bus lines, bikeshare, WeWork, and venues such as 9:30 Club, Nellies, Brixton, 801 Restaurant, Right Proper Brewery and more.

Newly constructed just 2 years ago, the property offers access fob security, full service reception, fully equipped on-site fitness center, reservable party room with kitchen, resident exclusive rooftop with fire pit, lounge chairs, grills, and more.

– Flexible, though ideally starting mid/late May or early June.

Unit Features: (more…)

04/26/17 1:00pm


A reader reports just before noon from H Street between 3rd and 4th in the eastbound lanes:

“Totally took out the streetcar stop”



H st street car destroyed

James reports:

“About 2 hours ago, a Megabus headed eastbound on H completely destroyed the 3rd and H st streetcar stop. He must have somehow jumped and ridden the crub. Hard to tell if there were any injuries. I don’t think anyone was at the stop. There is glass and debris everywhere (looks like it shaved off the edge of the curb). This is directly in front of the construction site that collapsed earlier this week. Would have been scary to have been in at the front of the upper deck. Check where the front glass shattered due to the stop overhang.”

04/26/17 12:30pm


“Dear PoPville,

2 a.m. this past Saturday I woke up to a sound that at first thought was a fight or ruckus outside (I live in Trinidad) – I looked out and saw a CVS tractor trailer going down my street. It was stuck, obviously because a truck that size shouldn’t be trying to go down the street – for any reason. Since it was 2 a.m. and I was in a wedding the next day, I went back to sleep. When I got ready to leave, I looked at my car which, well – you can see the damage. No note, no nothing. I looked on our video camera feed and saw the truck jack-knifed onto our street, the guy get out to look, then try and get unstuck, dragging my car along with it. You can actually see the car move several feet in the video as he drags it. And if I could hear it, he definitely could as well.”


04/26/17 12:00pm

45 Bryant St NW

This house is located at 45 Bryant Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Grand Victorian w/ 3 full levels + basement inlaw suite (kitchenette, full bath, front & rear exits). Fireplace, two master suites, deck off 2nd level. Zoned HVAC. Large professionally designed private yard perfect for summer entertaining! 2 side by side parking spaces. Beautiful city views from high elevation. Near restaurants, parks, public transportation.”


You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,349,900.

04/26/17 11:30am

300 Florida Ave, NW

From an email:

“This Sunday 4/30, ANXO will be hosting a Calçotada from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Calçotada is a Catalan festival and celebration of calçot onions. On our patio, we will be grilling unfathomable amounts of onions, which are wrapped in newspaper as they are grilled. Guests pull away the charred exteriors, dip the onions in romesco, and slurp them up. The onions will also be served with grilled pan con tomate.

Photo by Farrah Skeiky courtesy ANXO

In addition to ANXO’s extensive cider menu and select porrónes, ANXO will be holding free Txotx demonstrations on the top of each hour through the event. Txotx is the Basque celebration of cider, and revolves around catching cider straight from the barrel.

The cider poured for this Txotx will be ANXO Sidra Natural #1. This is the first cider fermented in house at our 300 Florida Avenue location. In addition to being poured for the Txotx, 120 bottles will be available for sale at the event.

This event is a special one for ANXO. It combines Catalan culinary traditions native to our chef, Alex Vallcorba, and Basque cider traditions that drive our cider list. (more…)

04/26/17 11:00am

saigon kitchen
2412 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Thanks to all who emailed:

“Saigon Kitchen is now officially open in the former JP’s strip club space in Glover Park. Seemed to have happened over the weekend. See some reviews and photos popping up on Yelp, but haven’t tried it yet. Looks promising though!”

Saigon Kitchen’s Facebook says:

“A tribute to mom’s cooking, Saigon Kitchen hopes to share the value of family meals around the kitchen table.”


04/26/17 10:30am

acre 121
14th and Irving Street, NW

End of a mini-era – Acre 121 took over the former Commonwealth (remember Commonwealth?!?) space back in 2011. And May 1st they will close for a couple months for renovations. When they reopen, there will be a completely new restaurant bar collaboration with the current owners and Ian and Eric Hilton. Ian and Eric have one or two other spots around town. Stay tuned for many more details but in the meantime get your last taste of Acre 121 this week!

acre cohi

04/26/17 9:30am

8th and Monroe Street, NE

Yesterday on the Brookland listserv a resident shared:

“The manager of Filter shared yesterday when I was there that they are closing their Monroe St. location on Sunday (4/30) due to insufficient business. The bike shop will remain, and his understanding is that they have plans to open something more food-centric in the space where the coffee shop has been.”

I spoke with the owner of the Bike Rack who tells me that Little Red Fox will be taking over the space!! You can expect:

“variety of healthy take out foods, breakfast burritos and coffee drinks.”

Stay tuned for lots more info next week.