04/13/14 10:01pm


Looking good. Olive Risley Seward was “the adopted daughter of William Henry Seward, United States Secretary of State under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson.” From wikipedia:

“In 1971, sculptor John Cavanaugh chose to create a statue honoring her rather than her accomplished father. A picture of her was not found at the time, so Cavanaugh sculpted his idea of an idealized Victorian lady instead. The statue stands in front of a private residence on North Carolina Avenue and Sixth Street, SE in Washington, D.C.. The subject’s head is turned to the left as if gazing toward the nearby Seward Square, named for her adoptive father. Olive died in Washington, D.C., and is buried in Fredonia, NY with her parents.”




04/11/14 11:55am

514 8th Street, SE

From an email:

“DC bacon lovers rejoice! Chef Bart Vandaele is hosting a “Belgian Ale & Bacon” Beer Dinner at Belga Café on Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30pm. Guests will enjoy seven beers served alongside a four-course bacon fueled menu for $59 per person (not including tax and gratuity). The four-course menu features:


Posca Rustica, Brasserie Dupont sprl

First Course

Bacon-Wrapped Oysters
Gruyere cheese gratin, lemon-mosto oil, and fresh parsley
Tripel Karmeliet, Brouwerij Bosteels

Second Course

Bacon Basket
Stuffed with goat cheese, quail eggs, and red peppers
La Chouffe, Brasserie d’Achouffe
Saison Dupont, Brasserie Dupont sprl

Third Course

Roasted Pheasant
Potato leek cake with red cabbage, rosemary pheasant jus, and bacon shavings
Corsendonk Brown, Brouwerij Corsendonk
St. Feuillien Brune, Brasserie St. Feuillien

Fourth Course

Belgian Clafoutis
Bananas, strawberries, Tabasco bacon ice cream, with bacon crumbles
Liefmans Fruitesse, Brouwerij Liefmans”

04/11/14 8:29am

“Dear PoPville,

When I was jogging with my labrador this morning, a large dog jumped over his fence at 3rd and F NE (why do people think 3 foot fences can contain their large dogs??) and lunged at my dog, pinning him up against the fence. Thankfully, he wasn’t able to bite my dog and my screaming seemed to startle the dog enough to get them to separate and we were able to walk away. As far as I know however, this dog is still loose. It was a large, mastiff-looking brindle colored (brown/black) dog.”

04/08/14 11:21am

639 Pennsylvania Ave, SE

Another big hit for longtime Capitol Hill bars – next up on the chopping block – Remingtons located at 639 Pennsylvania Ave, SE “for about 30 years or so”. Thanks to a reader for sending the tip, a call to Remingtons confirms their last day will be Monday at happy hour. I’m told the building sold about a year ago and will be renovated.

Remingtons follows the closures of long time spots – old Hawk n Dove, 18th Amendment, Li’l Pub and Pour House (at the end of April).


One of our first from the Revolutionary war – Nathanael Greene:

“Nathanael Greene was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War, known for his successful command in the Southern Campaign, forcing British general Charles Cornwallis to abandon the Carolinas and head for Virginia. When the war began, Greene was a militia private, the lowest rank possible; he emerged from the war with a reputation as George Washington’s most gifted and dependable officer. Many places in the United States are named for him. Greene suffered financial difficulties in the post-war years and died suddenly of sunstroke in 1786.

“The Savior of the South”
“The Fighting Quaker”

Stanton Park at 5th and C Street, NE


04/07/14 11:30am

613 Pennsylvania Ave, SE

Another pretty spectacular transformation comes to Capitol Hill in the former 18th Amendment space. On April second Barrel’s blog said:

“Our whiskey all tucked in for the night just waiting to be drunk next week #brownwater”

Check out their “brownwater” menu here and their kitchen menu here.

Mark this as another incredible transformation (lots more photos here):

Photo via Barrel

04/06/14 9:12pm


“Lost Yorkshire Terrier on Capitol Hill between A and 3rd NE and East Capitol. He was seen heading towards Lincoln Park. The fur on his head is golden brown and his body is gray/silver. He is a larger Yorkie (around 10-15 lbs). He is a very sweet rescue dog, and the tag on his collar has the number R14-0768. His name is Sigmund, but he doesn’t really answer to his name.”

If you think you’ve seen him please reply to this craigslist post.

04/03/14 1:00pm

404 10th Street Southeast

This house is located at 404 10th Street, Southeast. The listing says:

“Charming Capitol Hill Victorian located down the street from Eastern Market, Barracks Row and METRO transportation. Renovated throughout, this home features a stunning Master Bedroom complete with walk in closets and a luxury bathroom suite. This home boasts heart of pine floors, an in-law suite in the lower level and a pleasant rear slate patio that is perfect for entertaining.”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $850,000.

04/01/14 12:30pm

Ed. Note: Columbia Height’s Filipino restaurant is aiming for a May/June opening on 11th Street.

From an email:

“Yana through her project Salo is creating Filipino popup meal a week in a every US state over 50 weeks. She is on a gastronomical diplomatic tour to introduce the US to filipino food and culture. You eat on banana leaves with your hand. It’s an epic project. Salo is coming to DC on April 6th [620 G Street, SE]. Part of the proceeds will be going to the Tsunami relief fund for the Philippines. I believe folks for the Filipino embassy will be at this one in DC. You can check out the menu and book seats here.

The Menu
First Course
Gising gising
Ground pork and Green beans in Coconut milk

Second Course
Chicken Halang-halang
Chicken stewed in thai Chilies and Coconut cream

Pata Tim
Slowly braised pork leg

Sweet Potato rolled in Pork slices

Third Course
Rice cake with coconut”