1843 7th St, NW

From a press release:

“Derek Brown, Angie Fetherston and Drink Company will bring back Miracle on 7th Street this holiday season, returning even bigger and better than last year’s inaugural, viral sensation that turned the James Beard Award-nominated Mockingbird Hill into an over-the-top pop-up Christmas bar.

Miracle on 7th Street 2015 at Mockingbird Hill in Washington, D.C. photo by Joy Asico

Miracle on 7th Street, which included whimsical winter wonderland décor touches like a dreidel chandelier and a nativity scene starring gilded dinosaurs, will take over Mockingbird Hill again — in addition to adjoining bars Eat the Rich and Southern Efficiency for triple the holiday fun.

In addition to the outstanding craft cocktail menu Washingtonians love, Stella Artois and Budweiser have partnered with Miracle on 7th Street to create a new beer cocktail for the themed menu, along with beer inspired swag and other boozy treats.

“Last year was so much fun, it’s hard to imagine how we could make it more fun, but guess what: we will,” says Brown.

Miracle on 7th Street will launch the day after Thanksgiving — Friday, November 25 — and will conclude with a New Year’s Eve bash on Saturday, December 31. More information to come!”


Photo by Mathias Appel used with permission

From an email:

“DC Lemur Happy Hour to celebrate the World Lemur Festival

  • Tuesday, October 25, 6-10pm
  • Upstairs at Shaw’s Tavern (520 Florida Ave, NW)
  • Lemur Trivia starts at 7:30 pm, with lemur-themed prizes and a gift card from Shaw’s for the winning team!
  • 1/2 price pizza and burgers
  • $5 house wine and Sam Adams drafts
  • FB invite:

Join lemur fans and friends of the Lemur Conservation Network in Washington DC for happy hour on Tuesday October 25 in celebration of the 2016 World Lemur Festival. (more…)


“Dear PoPville,

So this monstrosity has been in progress for 2 years in the alley behind my house on Richardson place, NW. Pre-fab hauled in on cranes and plopped down in one day. I’m annoyed because it’s taken two years to get off the ground and all the associated inconveniences of having portions of the alley blocked off but my neighbors are sort of worried what kind of people will come into the neighborhood – possibly young frat bro types who have loud parties or what not. But I just found the concept interesting: Shared housing for those who live life in common

We’re a community of passionate and creative people who live, work, and play together.

Be part of a collaborative and welcoming culture that fosters a strong sense of community.

We’re opening a brand new home in Shaw in December 2016.

Our newest DC residence has 24 bedrooms, each with a private en-suite bath, as well as large shared spaces for cooking, dining and hanging. It’s the perfect place to create community.

12 month pricing starting at $1,700/Month”


608 T Street, NW

We’ve known it was coming for a while now but it doesn’t lessen the sting. This is another one of those spots that was THE (along with Thai Crossing) spot to go in the area before there were so many spots to go…

“Dear PoPville,

Heading to work this morning and it looked as though my neighbors at Zenebech may finally be closing for good (they’ve been talking about their last day for a while). They had a robust dinner service last night, but it didn’t seem out of the ordinary. Can someone confirm if they’ve officially closed their doors?”

Alas, they confirm on their facebook in response to a question:

“Our last day has been postponed to sometime mid-October.”

“Do you have a new closing date yet? You will be dearly missed while you relocate!”

“It’s been pushed to this Sunday” [This Sunday as in yesterday]

Updates when/if a new location is found. Standby for a new 7 story building coming here.


A reader reports:

“Several shots fired around 8:25pm on O Street b/w 6th & 7th NW. No one appears to be injured but police have taped off the entire alley.”

Update from MPD:

“Members of the Third District are currently investigating a call for the sounds of gunshots in the 1300 block of 7th Street, NW. Responding Officers have located shell casings, but at this time no victims have been located. Traffic in this area may be affected by this investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to call 202-727-9099, or text your information to 50411.”

1924 9th Street, NW

“Welcome to Appioo African Bar & Grill! With home-cooked Ghanaian cuisine and live music on weekends, we are here to help you relax and unwind after your long days.

Our menu boasts a diverse variety of authentic home-cooked Ghanaian cuisine. Enjoy traditional dishes such as waakye, fufu, banku, tou zafi, red red, and abunabunu soup. Take a look at our menu to see a complete list of offerings. With three TVs and a full bar, our restaurant is guaranteed to be a haven for you, your friends, and your family.

From the moment you walk in, you’ll be amazed by our friendly atmosphere and service. Whether you’ve been dining with us for a while or it’s your first time visiting, we look forward to treating you like family!”

Check out their menu here.

Appioo, previously Rahama, opened up back in 2012. Any fans?