A reader asks:

“Please keep your eyes peeled for a kitty who went missing in the Adams Morgan neighborhood just South of Columbia Road and Ontario Road last night. My friends adopted him just a couple of weeks ago from the Humane Society. He tore a hole in a window screen and escaped from their apartment at 2800 Ontario Road. He was last seen around midnight a half block away on The Ontario apartment grounds. His name is Leonard and he’s very friendly.

If you see him, please call my friends (202-615-4411) or me (202-986-5397) ASAP.”


“Dear PoPville,

I live in Kalorama triangle / adams morgan on mintwood pl. Two weeks ago my brand new road bike was stolen from mintwood, even with a u lock, and only out from 5-10pm. Yesterday my car was broken into, and they stole golf clubs set from trunk. Nothing was out in the car cabin to draw attention. And today I see what looks like the ol’ sign post removal trick and a bike missing that is always parked there.

This is part rant, part seeking of a psa: bring anything of value inside. Your “safe” address is not a shield, and your u lock will do nothing to a determined thief. Get rental insurance with a low deductible. Be vigilant and report suspicious activity. Consider taking the city up on vouchers for police-accessible home security cameras.”

Another reader reports a:

“rash of garage break ins at Logan Circle Tuesday night.”

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1811 Columbia Rd, NW

Good news from Perry’s owner Saied Azali:

“The was a small fire from one of the hoods at Mintwood Place yesterday due to the wind. Luckily no one was hurt and most of the damage was from the chemical treatment that was sprayed. Perry’s will be open this evening and we hope to open Mintwood Place tomorrow.”

2317 18th Street, NW

A reader reports:

“Spoke with an employee and was told the inside is being redone and a relaunch of an Italian restaurant is going where spaghetti garden is located. Saw a draft menu online. No idea when it was opening. Hopefully soon since Pasta Mia closed.”

Spaghetti Garden’s website says:

“It all began in 1980 with two brothers and a dream.

In 1980 brothers Solemin and Iraj set foot in Adams Morgan and began preparing food they enjoyed eating upon arriving in America. They opened what was then the second restaurant in Adams Morgan and it was a great hit. Times changed, the baton has been passed and now a passionate culinary team with equally passionate bartenders have come together to bring small plates, spot on cocktails, great wines and select beers to Adams Morgan”



Lee reports:

“Heres a photo of the smoke coming out of the roof of Perry’s/mintwood right after the fire started, before fire department/police response.”

1811 Columbia Rd, NW

Chad reports at 11:45am:

“It’s a major fire. Smoke was just pouring out. All the streets were hazy. Looked like all the kitchen staff stayed up there trying to put it out. They finally had to run out.”


Liz reported:

“Perry’s is apparently on fire again, and this time I definitely see/smell smoke and hear the fire alarms going off inside. At least 6 trucks with more arriving. Seems to be under control though.

Update, firefighters are going in and out of Mintwood, too, and smoke is coming out of the doors there. Looked like they were getting hoses ready. This seems to be a bigger deal than the last incident, but no visible flames.

Columbia Rd is blocked off at Mintwood up to 18th, and the end of Biltmore at Columbia is blocked with parked fire trucks. The 42 bus is offloading at Belmont and just stopping for now.”


Luke reported:

“two ladders up to roof”

From the Mayor’s office:

“FEMS responded to a fire at Mintwood Place and Perrys this morning at approximately 11:00am. The fire did not spread beyond the building, but we spoke with John and Sayid and, as of right now, they are anticipating keeping the restaurants closed for a couple days.

We will work with FEMS, the businesses affected and the Adams Morgan Community as we respond together to this incident.”

1780 Columbia Road, NW

Yesterday we mentioned two new restaurants coming to The Line DC hotel in Adams Morgan. A very, very good source tells me that those new restaurants are coming from none other than Maketto/Toki Underground’s Erik Bruner-Yang and Baltimore’s Woodberry Kitchen’s Spike Gjerde. If this pans out this’ll be huge and a spectacular compliment to the already awesome Mintwood Place down the block. Updates when/if more is known. In the meantime – keep talking sh*t about Adams Morgan…