08/20/14 4:45pm


From an email:

“We wanted to invite you to the D.C.-area tasting of “No Middle Ground”—the coffee IPA created by coffee roaster Counter Culture Coffee and All About Beer Magazine in collaboration with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.—on Thursday, August 28th, from 6-8pm, at Counter Culture’s Washington, D.C., Training Center (1840 Columbia Road NW, Suite 203). This limited-edition coffee IPA, made with a cold-brewed washed Ethiopian coffee from Counter Culture and an experimental hop known as “291,” is only available on tap at these tasting events in Counter Culture’s eight regional training centers along the East Coast.

Thursday’s tasting, open to the public with free reservation through Eventbrite, will be a relaxed evening of sampling and mingling with your D.C. Counter Culture Coffee and Sierra Nevada reps. Both hot and iced coffees from Counter Culture and light hors d’oeuvres will also be served.”

08/20/14 11:45am

MM 1974 Menu

From an email:

“Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, which was founded 40 years ago as one of the first artisan, stone-baked pizzerias in the country, is rolling back their prices to 1974.

To mark their anniversary on August 20th, for one day only, Mellow Mushroom will be re-introducing selections from their original menu including a small cheese pizza for $2.50. All coca-cola products will be 30 cents with beer, including Budweiser, Michelob or Pabst Blue Ribbon, sold for 75 cents per drink.”

2436 18th Street, NW

08/18/14 4:22pm

2453 18th Street, NW

The Diner’s facebook page says:

Work in progress!! We’ve closed shop for just a couple of weeks for a little facelift. We hope you’re missing us just as much as we’re missing you all!”

And in an email I’m told:

“Refresh in progress! We hope to have the Diner reopened by mid-next week. Stay tuned for more details and we thank everyone for their support, and we look forward to feeding DC 24/7 again soon.”


1871 California Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1871 California Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Pets lovingly welcome! Awesome , renovated, 2BR/2BA w/private outdoor patio in the heart of Kalorama. Private back patio perfect for BBQs. Nicer floors, modern lighting, stainless steel/granite kitchen. Open living/dining areas. Dishwasher and washer/dryer in unit! Approx 1100 sqft. Rent includes water. 5 Blocks to Dupont Circle Metro. Available Sept 1st!!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $2,695/Mo.

08/12/14 10:45pm

2318 18th Street, NW

Sweet Themez opened up in the original Crooked Beats location back in 2011. A reader says they closed their Adams Morgan retail spot last week.

Update from the owner:

“We had some water damage to our unit that the owner refused to fix. Therefore, we are renting a commercial kitchen nearby and are offering free delivery to our customers.”

You can check out ther website and menu here.

And thanks to many other readers for sending word that the troubled NY DIVA NY space is now for lease.

2406 18th Street, NW

Rather patriotic too:


Probably good advice:


08/06/14 11:07am

Photo by PoPville flickr user ekelly80

Sad, sad news via a commenter in this morning’s rant/revel from WTOP:

“But pretty soon, Romo will have a whole new view on life — quite literally. This fall, Bacon and Scourby will move out of their Adams Morgan apartment to a bigger space in “the burbs” — Arlington.”

Romo from Adams Morgan is understandably the most photographed dog to appear on PoPville. Farewell good pup.