Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“On Saturday, October 15th , 2016, at approximately 12:30am, members of the Third District’s Crime Suppression Team were patrolling in the area of the 1900 block of 14th St., NW. During this time officers observed a vehicle being operated at a high rate of speed in an area filled with pedestrians and bicyclists. The officers initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle in the interests of safety. During the course of the stop in the 1400 block of Paloma Way, officers discovered that the occupant(s) were armed with an unregistered, loaded, 9mm Handgun. Due to the continual hard work of this group of officers, another illegal handgun was removed from the streets.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

“Dear PoPville,

About 8 rounds were heard from our apartment near 16 and V last night.

I’m curious if other readers are questioning this/called it in and are aware of a response?”

On twitter Vashti also asked us around midnight:

“Hey U Street: does anybody know more about the shots that were heard fired tonight somewhere between 15 & New Hamp?”

Matt responds:

“fireworks apparently…someone reports seeing them from her roof”

Related: Last week Greta asked, “anyone know why the navy yard shoots off cannons once a week?”

David Garber tracks down the answer: “We don’t shoot cannons regularly, but we’ve had a lot of retirement and flag ceremonies lately.” -Navy Yard”

1026 U Street, NW

I love these stories – thanks to Kim for sending:

“Popped into Lee’s today and found these jewels amid their construction. According to the employees, while the shop has been around since 1945, the building was first a burlesque theater and then a tailor shop. The burlesque theater was discovered during the current construction. They believe the Coca-Cola ad and the tin ceiling date back to the theater. Lee’s is a special place; big congrats on their forthcoming renovation!”

via Facebook

About a month ago I mentioned that Izakaya Seki would have new hours starting Oct. 1st (closed Mondays and Tuesdays.) Turns out they also had some positive changes in store for October as well! Meet the Katsu Sandwich (カツサンド)

pork cutlet with shredded cabbage on perfect japanese sandwich bread.

available for pick up only


1117 V Street, NW

1924 14th Street, NW just south of U Street

From an email:

“The Wydown recently expanded its menu to offer wine, beer, and cocktails – and we would like DC to know about it!

*The Wydown’s new menu features 8 wines, 3 beers, and 4 craft cocktails.

**Beer, wine, and mimosas are available starting at 9am and cocktails are available starting at 4pm daily. We have extended hours to remain open until 8:30 Sunday through Thursday, and 10:30pm on Friday and Saturday. Coffee and espresso will remain available at all times.

*The cocktails are made from fresh, made-in-house ingredients, including a gin and house tonic, an old fashioned with house coffee bitters and cascara syrup, and a seasonal punch with gin, fresh pineapple syrup, oleo saccharum, lemon and Moroccan mint tea.

*The wine offerings include white, red, rose, and sparkling options. We are particularly enjoying the Evodia, a full bodied, fruity garnacha from Spain and the peachy, medium bodied White Hall Viognier, from a local Virginia vineyard.”

Anyone sample the goods yet? What’s the early word?

courtesy Wydown

Full menu after the jump. (more…)

The stuff legends are made out of – February 7th, 2009

It is no secret that I love this place. They’ve been through a lot over the years and come out the other side smiling, well, they’ve come out the other side as solid as ever. Congrats to the whole team who are really way too modest – to maintain this level of great for so many years is not an easy task. The Street changes, Solly’s of course changes with it but at the end of the day remains true its soul – a no bullshit, good bar.

From a press release:

“On Sunday, October 9th Solly’s Tavern will celebrate 10 years on U Street with an anniversary party starting at 8:30 pm at 1942 11th St. NW that will feature the DJ-stylings of “Tony T” (Tony Tomelden of The Pug fame).

11th and U Street, NW

The tavern, that was once described by the Washington Post as “A cozy neighborhood dive with cheap PBR and friendly bartenders” is celebrating its 10th anniversary by hosting a party that will raise money of local youth non-profits. Proceeds from Solly’s commemorative anniversary t-shirts, silent auctioned items and all bar sales will go to support two local youth charities; Washington Jesuit Academy and Hoops Sagrado. (more…)