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Photo by Jai Williams

The Domku to Taqueria del Barrio transformation is complete and it is dope!!

Taqueria del Barrio – Menu

From a press release:

“Taqueria del Barrio, an authentic Mexican taqueria, will open its doors on Thursday, March 30 serving house-made regional Mexican dishes and drinks in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest. Diners can choose from 14 types of tacos served on tortillas made in-house, three specialty ‘torta’ sandwiches, and additional traditional Mexican foods, served in a modern, casual dining room and bar.

Taqueria del Barrio’s menu was developed by Chef and Owner Anna Bran-Leis and General Manager Mikey Torres, and is centered around $3 tacos in classic styles like carne asada, pescado, and al pastor varieties served alongside less-familiar options like nopales – grilled cactus paddle served with melted Oaxacan cheese. Appetizers include elote with a chili-lime aioli and cotija cheese, and beef albondigas cooked in a smoky chipotle salsa. Entrées range from $12 to $15 and include traditional Mexican dishes like chile relleno –poblano peppers stuffed with barbacoa, tomatoes, onions, and queso freso; and mole con pollo with made-from-scratch mole, blended with nuts, chiles, and a subtle hint of chocolate. While Taqueria del Barrio is opening with a lunch and dinner menu, a unique brunch menu is expected to roll out in the coming months. (more…)

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via google maps

From MPD:

“Shortly after 4 PM this afternoon MPD received 911 calls for the sounds of gunshots. Officers responded to the location and located an adult male in the 4600 block of 5th Street, NW, with an apparent gunshot wound. The injury appears to be non life-threatening and the victim was transported to the hospital for treatment. The case is being investigated by the Fourth District Detectives’ Office. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call 202-729-9099 or send a text to 50411.”

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This rental is located at New Hampshire Ave at Upshur St, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1900 / 2br – 2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom first floor apartment

Spacious apartment on the first floor (street level in front, english basement in rear) with great light and space. Two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Stainless steel appliances – including a dishwasher – in the kitchen. Washer/dryer, good sized closets, kitchen island and large living/dining area. (more…)

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a few days after the snow/ice

Almost made it the whole season…

“Dear PoPville,

I live around the corner from First Seventh Day Adventist Church at 810 Shepherd Street NW. The church’s bordering streets of Shepherd and 8th are literally never shoveled after it snows.

I’ve noticed this is fairly common with churches — no one actually lives there and the congregants don’t live nearby, so no one actually takes responsibility for keeping the sidewalk clean. The church has many visitors every Sunday, parking all over the neighborhood. But when it snows, not one person comes to shovel.

Yesterday, we had freezing temperatures after it snowed, and the sidewalks at Shepherd and 8th are now lined with ice because no one from the church maintained them. This is not only dangerous for the church’s congregants, but for the neighborhood in general. I also find it inconsiderate and disrespectful to the families who live here (everyone else in the neighborhood keeps their sidewalks clean and safe for their neighbors).

Is there anything that can be done? Anyone in the city who can convince them to take responsibility of their property?”

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3813 Georgia Avenue, NW

From Ten Tigers Parlour:

$3 Happy Hour – Starting this week, guests guests can enjoy $3 Sapporo drafts, house wines and a rotating selection of cocktails during Ten Tigers’ new daily happy hour. Hours are between 5-7pm on weekdays and 2-5pm on weekends.

Delivery – Also new this week, the kitchen is now offering delivery service via Caviar and Grubhub. The full menu – with the exception of the soup dumplings – is available for delivery within DC.

Outdoor Patio Opening + Boozy Boba Tea menu launch – On March 22, Ten Tigers will unveil its renovated outdoor patio – complete with a fireplace and heat lamps – and new boozy boba tea menu! Menu below – all are priced at $10: (more…)

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3911 14th Street, NW

A reader reports:

“Been watching this space (and block!) transform a lot over the past two years. Barrilito quietly opened last week in the old location of El Sol on 14th and Randolph, one store front up from Little Coco’s. Little disappointed only because we have so many amazing taco and torta places in the neighborhood already. But I wish them all the best!”

Anyone happen to take an early taste?

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

habanero
3710 14th Street, NW

Ben reports:

“New sign (and name reversal?) to complement their newly painted facade. I also noticed they are redoing their ceilings with wood paneling and might be prepping for a mural on the incoming wall.

Think they are trying to rival Mezcalero? Fortunately despite the upgrades Habanero’s tacos are still amazing…”

Thanks to Jake for also sending a shot of the new sign – note the “99% Mexican”:

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A reader reports:

“I recently noticed that “Tienda La Union,” next to the Red Derby, is shuttering it’s doors. The sign written in Spanish says the store is closing after 30 years in business.”

Ed. Note: I haven’t heard any rumors about who’s taking over but I feel like a business that had been open for 30 years deserves some props and a fond farewell before we start talking replacements… Nevertheless the show must go on so we’ll be sure to update when we learn of the future plans for the space.

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14th and Quincy St, NW

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From an email:

“While we can’t prevent every act of aggression or stop every divisive national policy, one thing we can do is let our diverse neighbors know that we stand together in solidarity.

The March will start at Emery Rec Center at 10:30am, marching down Georgia Av with a mid-point rally at Bruce Monroe Park and a closing celebration at the African American Civil War Memorial. Performers include student Elena of Elena y Los Fulanos, poet Zein El-Amine, and an Ethiopian dance duo. There will also be discounts at local businesses for marchers and tables at the end celebration with more ways to get involved in inclusive community organizations.”

From a press release:

“On March 11th local community members will come together for a march and rally along the Georgia Avenue corridor to stand up for and celebrate diversity. The goal of the Love March is to stand in solidarity with DC’s diverse communities and send the message “whoever you are, wherever you’re from, we stand together as neighbors.” (more…)

4107 8th St NW

This house is located at 4107 8th Street, NW. The MRIS listing says:

“Rare opportunity to purchase in Petworth’s best location–directly across from community playground & performances. Perfectly-appointed 3BD/2BA rowhome boasts wood floors & spacious rooms. Fully-finished basement + full BA, roomy front porch, & large backyard are perfect for entertaining or relaxing. Sep laundry & parking pad. Three blks to Metro & Safeway, half blk to dining & farmer’s market.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $649,900.