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Courtesy Le Diplomate

From a press release:

“The details:

Each weekend (Friday evenings included) the Les Glaces de Diplomate glace tricycle will be on the corner of 14th & Q from 4pm on Friday and 10am on both saturday and sunday and running until closing.

Les Glacés de Diplomate is the creation of, Parisian-born Le Diplomate pastry chef Fabrice Bendano, trained in the classic art of French pastry and internationally lauded for his development of pastry programs in Michelin starred kitchens including the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London and the Michelin-starred Taillevent in Paris before winning the “Pastry Chef of the Year” RAMW RAMMY Award for his work at Alain Ducasse’s Adour.

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Courtesy Le Diplomate

Each week, Chef Bendano will present a new menu of flavors in the vintage inspired tricycle cart. Glacés and sorbets are $6 and include two flavors, presented on a dual cone. Flavors will be announced weekly on Le Diplomate’s Facebook page.

This weekend Las Glacés de Diplomate will be featuring: (more…)

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DC Fire & EMS reports:

“1300blk of 12th St NW – Units on scene.”

Chris updates us with a look at the intensity:

“There’s a huge fire at 13/N NW. Pics below from roof of Vermont/N”

DC Police Traffic ‏reports the following road closures:

12th St Btwn O & N St’s
13th St at M St
11th St at N St”

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masa 14
1825 14th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Kind of a surreal moment – Masa 14 I guess is now a night club. I guess it’s been headed there a while. Door guy would not let me in because I’m wearing a tank top and shorts on a 90 degree day. But i guess that’s their policy now.”

Ed. Note: You can see a previous Masa 14 dress code controversy (and subsequent apology.)

1010 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

This penthouse is located at 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Stunning 2BR/2BA penthouse condo w/ amazing views in one of Washington’s most sought after neighborhoods. Showcasing an open & airy floor plan accented by custom upgrades throughout this large penthouse condo. Very large master suite includes access to the private terrace & sitting room complete w/ hardwood floors, large walk-in closet, & en suite bath w/ double head shower.”

GDoN

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $1,795,000 ($1,181 monthly fee.)

bar pilar
1833 14th Street, NW

From an email:

“Papa’s 117th Birthday

Thursday, July 21st is Ernest Hemingway’s birthday & without him, there’d be no Pilar. To celebrate what would be Papa’s 117th birthday, Chef Jesse Miller will be offering a special EH-inspired menu throughout the restaurant, and special guest bartender Chantal Tseng will have a selection of literary cocktails available at the upstairs bar all night. Stop in, grab a bite to eat, & raise a glass to Papa! No reservations required but suggested.

Some of the menu items that will be on Chef Miller’s birthday menu, include:

Grilled Head-on Prawns with avocado, black pepper and lime

Ropa Vieja – shredded Cuban brisket, green pepper, cumin, molasses & roasted garlic served over rice

Lobster with artichoke, white wine, lemon and Cipollini onions

Radish with cultured butter and baguette

Drunken Rabbit Stew

Cuban Spaghetti with slow-roasted pork and chicken in a Cuban broth

East African Curried Squab and rice

Whole Snapper Escabiche with baby carrots

Slow-Roasted beef on white toast with béarnaise and soft egg

Half or Whole Roasted Duck with Marsala and a saffron rice

Drinks by Chantal include: (more…)

j_crew
1618 14th Street, NW

From J Crew:

“We’re currently a TBD on timing of this store opening based on our construction team and working on schedules etc. but it still looks like sometime in 2016. This could of course change. That being said, it will be men’s only product, with some exciting partnerships featured.”

This was the location of a “Questionable Death” at an underground gay sex club back in 2009. Quite a transformation.

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