“February 5 – February 6
Feb 5 at 7 PM to Feb 6 at 11:59 PM

DC’s resident sherry expert Chantal Tseng (of RedEye Menus) is back behind the bar for her popular #GetLit literary cocktail series in the Reading Room. This weekend’s authorial inspiration: Haruki Murakami. Join us from 7pm-midnight Friday and Saturday nights for the most intellectual, inventive drinks DC has to offer. Bring your books and your friends.”

829 Upshur Street, NW

via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

Any idea what the police activity at New Hampshire & Upshur was tonight around 9:30 PM? Cops giving chase on foot, lots of cop cars, and the cops looking for someone in my yard and going through my neighbor’s trash cans. Pretty spooky.”

From MPD:

“On February 2nd, 2016, at approximately 9:30 P.M., Fourth District police officers received a 911 call for an Armed Robbery that had just occurred in the 4200 block of New Hampshire Avenue, NW. The 911 Dispatcher provided the officers with a description of 4-6 suspects wearing ski masks and dark clothing. One of the suspects was reported to be armed with a black handgun. As officers responded to the scene, the suspects in the first Armed Robbery proceeded to locate a second victim and commit a second robbery in the 500 block of Varnum Street, NW.

As the officers were canvassing for the victim of the first robbery, they observed four suspects wearing all dark clothing and ski masks running eastbound in the 500 block of Varnum Street, NW. When the officers attempted to stop the suspects, they continued fleeing southbound into the west alley of Grant Circle, NW. The officers pursued the suspects on foot and apprehended all four suspects. Prior to their apprehension, the suspects were observed removing their ski masks and throwing them to the ground, as well as discarding the victim’s property.

Pursuant to this investigation, a black BB pistol, a knife, ski masks, and property belonging to the victims of both robberies was recovered. Four juvenile males were arrested and charged with Armed Robbery.

The Metropolitan Police Department is asking anyone with information about this offense to contact the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”


“Dear PoPville,

Anyone else infuriated with this?

For the past ~6 months or so new construction has been going up on the block of Georgia between Webster and Iowa…

More recently barricades have gone up and part of the street was made a walkway since the sidewalk were eaten up by construction.

During #snowzilla, it appears the snow plow that cleared Georgia Ave. pushed the barricades into the curb and left residents with no safe walkway/sidewalk and forces people to walk onto Georgia Ave. with its busy traffic to get around…

Being a pet owner this is really tough to deal with. You can’t walk into a busy street with your dog and not be worried some speeding car will go around you… Also there are plenty of children that go home from school on Georgia Ave.

I’ve tried to call the city to see if they will deal with this and give us a safe walkway again. I’ve even tried to speak with the construction folks to see if they will be fixing the issue… No help in sight and the problem just seems to get worse with all this construction.

Who do you need to speak with in DC to get something like this addressed?”


“Dear PoPville,

Near the corner of Kansas Ave and Shepherd: My friend’s car was broken into Sunday night between 12:45-1:15 am as he was walking me to my door. Window smashed and contents stolen out of the car… Just a friendly neighbor reminder to not leave ANYTHING of value exposed in your vehicle, and make sure your car insurance covers such happenings.”


From a press release:

“Haiyo Dog, Asian hot dogs on milk bread buns, is popping up at EatsPlace, 3607 Georgia Avenue NW, starting February 8, 2016, Monday through Saturday 5 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

On Monday, February 8, 2016, starting at 5:00p.m., Chef Katy Chang will introduce Haiyo Dog, her unique hot dog and milk bread bun concept, at the food incubator and restaurant accelerator EatsPlace.

Washingtonians will be the first to taste Haiyo Dog’s distinct flavors inspired from her family in Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and the Midwest. Growing up in Washington DC, Katy travelled extensively to the East and Midwest to visit relatives and taste the local foods. Haiyo Dog specializes in hot dogs that include a variety of topping variations of ma po tofu, sushi, tonkatsu, and kimchi, on a milk bread bun. Sides will include smothered pierogies and hasselback potatoes, a baked not fried version of the Asian street snack. Dessert will include black sesame buckeyes, a variation of the Midwestern sweet. (more…)

via Looking Glass Lounge’s Facebook page

Thanks to a reader for sending from Looking Glass Lounge (3634 Georgia Ave, NW) after they posted to their Facebook page on Saturday. We briefly spoke about the fire @PoPville when it first happened last Thursday. Updates when they reopen.

Ed. Note: Props to DCFD and thank God this wasn’t worse. This coulda been devastating on many levels.


Ed. Note: In 2009 this went on the market for $875,000. At that time it was one of the most controversial GDoN posts ever listed. I suspect there will continue to be strong opinions at the new price…

This house is located at 816 Taylor Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Simply Stunning!! Exquisitely restored 4-level/4,275 sq.ft home with beautifully customized marble, granite and porcelain tile work throughout. Spector electric F/P, Nest thermostat, wide plank red oak hardwood, dual staircases, wrap-around porch, MBR terrace & huge Master Bath, in-law suite, professionally landscaped outdoor space with 3 car parking. Walk to restaurants/shops/metro. A Must See!”


You can see more photos here.

This 5 bed/5.5 bath is going for $1,395,000.

Golden Paradise
3903 14th Street, NW at Randolph

A reader reports:

“Golden Paradise Open! Apparently they opened over the weekend while the rest of us were distracted by the snow. Hoping to stop and check out the food tonight!”

Ed. Note: This is the former Rib Pit space – anyone stop in Golden Paradise yet? Updates when OP and others report back!