1120 19th Street, NW

Olivia’s opened up in July in the former G Street Food space just south of Dupont. Their website sounds awesome:

“Two dudes. Best friends. Sitting beachside 22 years ago with a dream of opening a diner together. Name of the restaurant was easy to pick since it’s the daughter and God-daughter of these two dudes. Olivia.

We have absolutely no idea what we are doing. But here we are. And we have found our love and passion…food and more food! Finding fresh and local produce & meat and turning into a culinary masterpiece is what we do. Creating home made dishes with simple ingredients. Nothing fancy, nothing foo-foo…just delicious food.


You can see their menus here.

Anyone check them out yet?

And the inside looks pretty sweet too:

olivia inside
via Olivia’s Facebook page

934 Palmer Alley, NW in CityCenter pre-opening

Last week we heard that Fig & Olive was temporarily closed by the Health Department over concerns for those who got sick with salmonella-like symptoms. More news from the Washington Post on the extent of problem:

“She’s now one of 70 possible cases tied to Fig & Olive, according to Marcus A. Williams, a spokesman for the health department. Six patients have been confirmed to have salmonella infection.

Fig & Olive remained closed Monday and has not set a date to reopen.”

934 Palmer Alley, NW

Thanks to all who sent emails – The Washington Post reported yesterday:

“The D.C. Department of Health has suspended operations at Fig & Olive, the sleek new restaurant at CityCenterDC, while officials try to determine the source of an outbreak that hospitalized at least four people since late August with salmonella-like symptoms.”

parking cycle track

“Dear PoPville,

I dodged this amazing parking job this afternoon on 15th St just south of K St NW. More off-pissing than anything else was the fact that the legal parking on the correct side of the barriers, along the entire block, was completely unoccupied. When DC parking enforcement seems to issue no tickets on Sundays, I guess this is inevitable. Of note: this is the first time I’ve seen this particular move by a car that didn’t have Maryland plates, but that doesn’t really feel like cause for celebration.”

I agree it’s annoying as hell but is it possible they were confused by the parking meters? Why are there even parking meters next to the cycle track, a vestige before it went in?


A reader reports:

“I was walking to work yesterday and saw a sign for a new TCB in the Pillsbury building at 17, M and Rhode Island NW! I was sure that spot would be filled with the obligatory Starbucks, so I’m thrilled to see The Coffee Bar expanding. Yeah for locally-owned small businesses!”

Ed. Note: The Coffee Bar opened up their first location back in Dec. 2012 at 12th and S St, NW.

Casino Night 2015 Flyer

From an email:

“Lucky Dog’s third annual “Let’s Get Lucky” Casino Night is on September 19th from 7PM-10PM at the Hamilton Live in Downtown DC!

For three special hours, guests will test their luck at craps, roulette, blackjack, poker, and the money wheel. At the end of the night, winnings can be used to purchase raffle tickets for exciting prizes! The ticket price includes 1,000 Lucky Dog Dollars to start the fun. The attire for the event is cocktail attire. Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed at the event.

The event will also feature:

An open bar
Great food (Asian, Mediterranean, Anitpasto, etc)
Live band: Sunbathers Band
SIlent Auction
Raffle Prizes (Apple Watch, GoPro and much more!)

All proceeds from the event will benefit Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, a volunteer-run 501c3 working to save dogs and cats from certain euthanasia.

Advanced Tickets (ends Sept. 12): $85 (available here.)

Volunteer Tickets: As a show of appreciation to our volunteers, we are offering a discount ticket price of $65 to the first 50 Lucky Dog volunteers who purchase tickets online. Only one ticket per volunteer. You must have either fostered, attended 4 adoption events or conducted 4 home visits in 2015 to receive the volunteer rate.

After Sept 12/At the door: $95″