rumpshaker

“Dear PoPville,

On Wednesday afternoon, two youths tried to steal one of my scooters (as seen on sweet city ride: the rumpshaker). I was coming out of the bathroom when I heard a small crash outside, and would have thought nothing about it except for that a friend had pointed out two suspicious looking kids pointing at the front of our house earlier in the day. I wasn’t there, so I cannot attest to whether the kids were suspicious looking or just pointing very suspiciously. When I ran to my bedroom window, I saw two teens pushing the scooter out of my back gate. I found them in the alley attempting to hotwire? the rumpshaker; however, all they did was figure out how to open the front storage area. Having just underwear and wool socks on, I gave them a good scare (as the sight of me in my underwear would), knocking one of the kids to the ground and doing my best to come up with curse words. They ran down the alley and I wheeled the scooter back inside and called the police who said they would “canvas the area.” (more…)

with or against
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

From an email:

“On Thursday night Mayor Bowser hosted a community meeting at New Cannon Baptist Church in Ward 5 to discuss her plan to end homelessness in all 8 wards. The community was told that the city intends to build a homeless shelter at 2622 25th Place NE in the neighborhood of Langdon. Many residents attended the event and expressed their strong opposition to the proposed location, citing concerns for both for the homeless families and the additional impact on the community which has numerous homeless shelters already.

Statement from Rhys Gerholdt (a Langdon resident near the proposed location): (more…)

the shay
8th and Florida Ave, NW

From a press release:

“The latest restaurant group to join Washington, DC’s thriving Shaw neighborhood, Cava Grill is thrilled to announce a fall 2016 opening in Shaw’s hip epicenter at The Shay building. The 2,500 square foot space will place focus on the local community with art and lifestyle events hosted throughout the year. Cava Grill’s Shaw location will make 20 locations by fall, with eight coming this year including Silver Spring, Dupont Circle, four Northern Virginia locations and a second location in Los Angeles, CA.

Cava Grill’s new Shaw location will feature the restaurant’s signature health-conscious fast-casual Mediterranean fare and afresh look, with an expanded open-kitchen layout; local beer and wine on tap; new menu items including seasonal vegetables roasted in Cava’s new stone-fired ovens, and rotating seasonal soups, juices, and teas made in-house daily; deeper relationships with local partners like Whisked!, Gordy’s Pickle Jar, and RunningByrd Tea; and additional community initiatives representative of Cava’s commitment to innovation, evolution, and attentiveness within fast-casual dining.”

mulebone-nomad-yard
14th and V Street, NW

From a press release:

Nomad Yard Collectiv will host a soft opening on Friday, February 12th at MuleBone located at 14th and V Street NW. Named after the 1930s collaborative play written by Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, Mulebone, Washington’s newest restaurant will open February 12, 2016. Soul & Ink, the brainchild of husband and wife design team Frankie and Sherry Meneses, will also be live-screen printing custom shopping bags. Soul & Ink provides an engaging, interactive art experience through the vintage process of screen printing. Located on 14th Street’s restaurant row, Mulebone will feature a new chef, mixologist, speakeasy, and an expertly curated vintage store. Nomad Yard at MuleBone is a model set to redefine the way you live, eat and shop in the Nation’s Capital.

“Mulebone will be an experience that will bring together the two Harlem Renaissance writers in one curated space with events, cuisine and libations that celebrate the vivacity of Zora and the consciousness of Langston,” said Andy Shallal, owner. Nomad Yard and Mulebone will host ‘Food and Folklore’events to combine the cultural and the culinary.Venn Frederic curated the space with unique vintage furniture, clothing, books and antiques that are all for sale.

nomad
courtesy Nomad Yard Collectiv

The collaboration will serve as a means to introduce Nomad Yard Collectiv and its cadre of expert vintage curators to the 14th Street community. Featured brands will include: Double R.L., Pointer Brand, Search and Rescue Squad, Uesa Goods Vintage, Dr. K’s Vintage and Kurated by Kizzy Evae among others. While the District is no stranger to vintage, the expansion caters to true vintage connoisseurs, as well as, those eager to develop an appreciation for luxury goods, curiosities and collectibles. ”Our mission is to make vintage a sustainable, relatable branch of fashion.” (more…)

IMG_2838
145 N Street, NE

From an email:

“Due to unforeseen delays in construction as a result of the inclement weather, SEOULSPICE has postponed its grand opening to the general public. Originally planned for the last week of January 2016, the new fast-casual restaurant will officially open on Friday, February 26, 2016. Located in NoMa at 145 N Street NE, SEOULSPICE specializes in Korean comfort food offering a choice-driven menu of quick, healthy, and delicious Korean dishes that are served in a modern setting.

SEOULSPICE’s menu features made-to-order Korean favorites, such as rice bowls (bibimbap) and korritos (kimbap burritos), as well as street tacos and salads. These bases are enhanced with four protein options—beef, chicken, spicy pork, and tofu— and fresh vegetables, including bean sprouts, corn, carrots, cucumbers, Korean radish, kale slaw, and kimchi (pickled Korean cabbage). SEOULSPICE offers four gourmet sauces made in-house—Korean hot sauce, creamy sriracha, cilantro-lime ranch, and ginger-carrot—plus fresh herbs and toppings. The menu also features three sides: “the” egg, marinated in a sweet soy base; avocado; and jars of kimchi.”

whaley's
301 Water Street, SE

Ed. Note: This is the space that was once planned for the Navy Yard Oyster Company.

From a press release:

“Cousins and fourth generation Washingtonian’s Nick and David Wiseman will open Whaley’s, a raw bar and restaurant, in Spring 2016 in the historic Lumber Shed at The Yards, located at 301 Water Street SE in the growing Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront District.

The menu will feature shellfish towers, crudos, a selection of seafood-focused small plates and a rotating family-style plate for sharing. Dishes will feature items like New England clam chowder with oyster crackers; scallop crudo with charred grape vinaigrette and shaved radishes; iceberg stack with buttermilk dressing and shaved bottarga; and grilled swordfish with braised endive and black garlic vinaigrette. Only sustainably caught and harvested seafood will be served. (more…)

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.”

930
screenshot via live at 9:30

From a press release:

“Launching nationwide on public television this April is a new series unlike any other: “Live At 9:30 Hosted by Squarespace” – an unpredictable, modern-day music variety show.

Off the beaten path in Washington, D.C. is one of the world’s greatest music venues — the 9:30 Club. It’s the most-attended music club of its size in the world – a 1200-person venue where world-famous artists have started their careers, refined their sounds, and played legendary shows. Now it’s home to TV’s most groundbreaking music show.

Each cinematic, one-hour episode of “Live At 9:30” will feature a collection of acts from different genres, interspersed with insightful and entertaining interviews, short films, and comedic bits. In a word: variety; variety that people will be talking about. Filmed unobtrusively with more than a dozen cameras, including hidden GoPros and an airborne cable-cam, “Live At 9:30” will be unlike any music show on TV today. (more…)

Union_market
1309 5th Street, NE

From Republic Kolache:

“After kicking off our retail operation with a Saturday morning ‘residency’ at American Ice Co. last August, we’re pleased announce that starting this weekend we’ll be coming to Union Market!

We’ll be occupying a stall near the front of the market on Saturdays & Sundays (9a-4p) through early March (and possibly longer than that). With the consistent lines we’ve been seeing at American Ice (particularly after big flavor launches like the king cake kolache, DCity Smokehouse brisket, etc.) we’re hoping these extended hours will help alleviate the crowds a bit and offer all the kolache fans a convenient option to get their fix!

Saturday will also mark the launch of our poppyseed flavor– a very traditional Czech flavor and a meaningful one for me personally (was always my favorite flavor that my grandmother would make growing up). We also have some fun new guest chef flavors coming soon, including one with Nate Anda of Red Apron (conveniently a few stalls away at the market).

See you at the market!”

kolache line amco
line for kolaches at American Ice, 917 V Street, NW