Update: Reopened!

Erdem sends the devastating word this morning:

“So’s Your Mom in Adams Morgan on Calvert is closed indefinitely due to food violations.”

Hopefully the issues are resolved very very soon as this place has some of the best and most moderately priced sandwiches in DC. I often rank it in the top 10 “hidden gems” of DC. Praying, yes, praying for a speedy resolution!

1831 Columbia Road, NW

1781 Florida Avenue, NW

From an email:

“Hudson & Crane has just signed a lease for the retail space next to us (formerly And Beige) and will be knocking down walls and expanding to nearly double our size!

We’ll retain the 1781 Florida Avenue NW address and will be able to display even more of our private label American made sofas as well as furniture, decor, bar-ware, local artists/vendors as well as commercial artists and now also showcase dining tables / dining-ware / table-scapes. Opening Dec. 2016!

We’re open to and looking for local artists and vendors (who have a wholesale capability) to include in our expanded store. david (at) hudsonandcrane (dot) com”

via Hudson & Crane

Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan

From a press release:

“Join some of the DC-area’s best home bakers for the 5th Annual Pie Fest on Sunday, October 23, 2016 (1pm to 4pm)!

Come have fun at the all-you-can-eat pie tasting to support a great foundation honoring the memory of our friend Jayna Murray. 

The event will be upstairs at Bourbon in Adams Morgan (2321 18th Street). How does it work? Bring a homemade pie to compete for prizes, or just come to eat and be merry. There will be an on-site cash bar. And don’t worry fans of the gridiron, the TVs will be tuned to football.

Each pie can be entered into one of six categories:

• Apple
• Fruit (other than apple)
• Nuts
• Chocolate
• Savory 
• Piepourri (miscellaneous)

Any filling in a 9-inch pie crust qualifies, and there are no limits on entries. Attendees taste as many pies as they want and vote for their favorite in each category.
Pie entries must arrive between 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM, voting closes at 3:30 PM, and winners will be announced at 4:00PM. There will be six winners – but with an afternoon of delicious pie, rest assured, there will be no losers!

Tax-deductible tickets are $15 if entering pie and $25 if just bringing your appetite. 
Tickets must be purchased in advance via Eventbrite.

All proceeds will be donated to the Jayna Troxel Murray Foundation (more…)

1777 Columbia Rd, NW

Back in 2012 a reader wrote in:

Check out the “old bones” that lie under the drywall, linoleum, indoor/outdoor carpet, and drop ceiling at the former Payless Shoes site on Columbia Road. More importantly, it’s the former Avignone Freres historic bakery, which furnished the White House with cakes and pastries.”

Now a remnant old sign is visible on the outside:


Stay tuned for a new mixed use development coming here:


Photo by PoPville flickr user Clif Burns

“Dear PoPville,

I live in Adams Morgan and for the past hour (since about 9:30am), there has been a siren blaring on and off that I can only describe as sounding like an air raid siren. It continued on and off until 11:15 or so. Does DC have a city-wide air raid siren system, and, if so, how are we supposed to know the difference between a test and an actual alert?”


This rental is located at 1844 Columbia Road, Northwest. The listing says:

“Charming condo in the heart of Adams Morgan and Kalorama! Updated kitchen with granite counters & stainless steel appliances. Light-filled living room with cozy wood-burning fireplace. Large walk-in closet in Master Bedroom. Washer/dryer combo in unit. Great walkability to everything! Ready for immediate move-in.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $2,200/Mo.