701 H Street, NE

The placard says:

“New restaurant with 50 seats and a Total Occupancy Load of 50. Serving Mexican cuisine. Restaurant also has a Sidewalk Café with 48 seats.”

This is the former former ‘The Spot’ deli (and Grace Deli before that) – what’s the early word on Taqueria Rosticeria Fresca who opened up back in January?

Their Facebook page says:

“Original taste of Mexico with an addition of Peruvian style chicken”

Check out their menu after the jump. (more…)

12th and Jackson Street, NE

From an email:

“Brookland’s Finest is hosting a Halloween pumpkin painting contest on Sunday, October 30 on the restaurant patio. The contest will be split into three age groups: 5 years of age and below, 6-10 years old, and 10 years and above. All supplies, including the pumpkins, paint and paint brushes will be provided. At the end of the contest, judges from Brookland’s Finest will select a winning pumpkin from each age bracket, and prizes include items like a free meal and dessert, a coloring book and a Brookland’s Finest t-shirt. Throughout the contest, which will last from 3:30-5:30 p.m., happy hour ($4 Rail Drinks, $5 select drafts, $6 house red or white) will be provided for the parents and adults.

2201 14th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Washington, D.C. chef and restaurateur Mike Isabella announces changes to the interior design and menu at his 14th Street Italian restaurant G, which include the addition of a 15-seat bar area, new cocktail program, extended service seven days a week from 11am-10pm, and delivery.

“We opened G as a sandwich shop by day and an Italian restaurant by night, but now we have moved to an all-day menu where guests can get a sandwich or a great bowl of pasta any time,” said Isabella. “As part of the design refresh we’ve added a full-service bar with fun new cocktails. G is really a neighborhood spot and our changes reflect how regulars want to eat and drink.”

Menu (more…)


From the Humane Rescue Alliance’s Humane Law Enforcement Department:

“On Thursday, October 20th, 2016, a senior female Yorkie type dog was discovered in a residential trash can in an alley between the 4200 block of Meade Street NE, DC and the 4200 block of Lane Place NE, DC.

The Humane Rescue Alliance desperately needs the help of the community for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this horrific act of animal cruelty. The Humane Rescue Alliance is offering a $2,000.00 reward that will be given to any person who provides such information.

If you have any information about this case, please contact the

Humane Rescue Alliance’s Humane Law Enforcement Department:

Officer Russell

[email protected]

202-723-5730 ext. EXT 132

Information will be kept confidential upon request.”


“Dear PoPville,

I walk through Washington Circle every day to and from work, and the crosswalk there is a disaster waiting to happen. If you watch the video, you’ll see that the pedestrian signal tells people to cross WHILE the traffic light is still green. I’ve seen a lot of pedestrians stepping into oncoming traffic because they (naturally) assume that cars will be stopping. Do you know who to contact about fixing this?”

Photo by Cassidy DuHon

“Dear PoPville,

A private security guard from Union Market attempted to remove me from a public sidewalk yesterday. I was taking engagement photos of a couple who’s been coming to the market since it opened, and really loves the FOLLOW YOUR HEART mural painted on the side of the building.

Since everyone involved was obviously on public property, I refused security’s request and tried to explain that a public sidewalk is fair game. The guard said that we weren’t allowed to use ‘big cameras’ there (I use a handheld but normal professional size camera) and then actually threatened to stand in all of our photographs if we refused to leave. After things got heated and I threatened to call the police to explain public property laws to her, she called a supervisor and backed off without apology.

Multiple colleagues of mine have been harassed by security in unusual ways at Union Market, both on and simply near the property. There’s no posted photo policy that I’m aware of, and let’s just say that the White House campus photography policy is less strict than this place.”

Photo by Cassidy DuHon


This house is located at 2711 36th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“GORGEOUS 5BR 5.5BA colonial in sought-after Observatory Circle! Ideal floor plan with sun-filled rooms, wonderful entertaining spaces, gourmet kitchen, formal DR, two family rooms, expansive master suite with large balcony, library/office, wet bar, three fireplaces, gorgeous professional landscaping, and 2-car garage. Pristine condition!! NOT TO BE MISSED!”


You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/5.5 bath is going for $2,895,000.