Hop cork and barrel
1717 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending. Hop, Cask and Barrel comes from the folks at Sherry’s Wine in Woodley Park. Sherry’s is one of the best liquor/beer stores in the District – this bodes well for upper Georgetown.

“Sherry’s presents 2k+ wines, 900+ craft beers & growlers, 800+ whiskies, rare spirits, stinky cheeses, baked daily baguettes, passionate, personalized customer care & DC’s best e-newsletter deals — for your palate’s elevation and enjoyment!

We have wines from all over the world, including boutique and hard to find selections from Napa to Bordeaux, liqueur/liquor selections to make the craftiest bartender salivate (e.g., we carry 48 different bitters) whiskies/bourbons limited in production, and a craft beer/growler selection that spans the length of 17 industrial capacity refrigerators. And if we don’t have it, we will special order for you with a 24/hr turn-around time. We deliver and ship!”

Photo via Crumbs & Whiskers

From an email:

“After what has been the most intense eight months of my life, I’m super excited to tell you guys that Crumbs & Whiskers is opening in June. Yep, that’s next month.

We do have an exact opening date in mind, and if all goes according to plan, we will be announcing it very soon. We can tell you that it will ABSOLUTELY open next month, and that we are ABSOLUTELY STOKED (to put it lightly).

Thank you for going on this adventure with me. Thank you for being so giving and inspiring. Thank you for signing petitions in support of the cat cafe. Thank you for backing the Kickstarter. Thank you for telling your friends about us. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I wouldn’t be here without you. Crumbs & Whiskers wouldn’t be here without you.”

3211 O Street, NW


From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying two persons of interest in reference to two Armed Robbery (Gun) offenses which occurred on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. The first incident occurred in the 3700 block O Street, NW, at approximately 10:08 pm. The second incident occurred in the 1000 block of 31st Street, NW, at approximately 11:04 pm. The subjects are described as follows:

S-1: Black male in his 20s, tall, thin build, with dark complexion. He has dreadlocks/braids in his hair and tattoos on his arms.

S-2: Black female in her 20s, tall, thin build, with light complexion. She was wearing a black ball cap.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

3211 O Street, NW

From Crumbs & Whiskers:

“Crumbs & Whiskers is looking for three cat loving visionaries to join forces with the founder and bring DC an awesome cat cafe this summer.

What will you do? See roles below.
What will you get in return? Free access to Crumbs & Whiskers. Forever. And a really fun and amazing experience. (Also tons of really cool cat swag, which you’re obviously into.)


1) Creative Spirit: You are the person who has awesome ideas and knows how to breathe life into those ideas. Think events, social media campaigns, DIY cafe decor, and more. Everything you create is inspiring, fun, exciting, and has this crazy ability to make everyone around you smile. You’re also great at building and managing relationships with suppliers, partners, etc. (Duh, everyone loves you!) You are pure sunshine.

Ideal Background: Marketing, Supply Chain

2) Organization Guru: You keep the team on track and organized. There’s a lot of chaos around here, and you know how to break that chaos down into actionable, achievable steps. You hold the team accountable, set deadlines, keep everything organized, and are the only reason we can keep our sanity on most days. No one messes with you because you’re a total boss.

Ideal Background: Project Management

3) Math/Tech Genius: One of your super powers is creating badass analytical models, and technology is one of your best friends. You’re good at using tools that most of us stare blankly at, and love speaking in the language of numbers. You’re smart, logical, calculated, and really good at figuring things out quickly. Bonus points if you also have some experience in finance, but not required.

Ideal Background: Business Analytics, Information Systems

**Those of you who have prior retail and/or start up experience – make sure you tell us! We like the sound of that. A lot.


1) This is going to be a serious time commitment – we’re asking for a minimum of 20 hours per week.

2) Role is expected to last 6 – 7 weeks. Part in-person, part online.

3) Deadline to apply is Thursday, April 29 by midnight.

4) We CAN’T WAIT TO MEET YOU and will probably have at least five dance parties in the cat cafe together.”


From an email:

“WHEN: Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days

WHERE: Along Wisconsin Avenue from P Street to Reservoir Road, NW. This is the Book Hill area of Georgetown, known for its charming independent boutiques and art galleries.

DETAILS: The Book Hill area of Georgetown—known for its charming independent boutiques, antique stores and art galleries—transforms into an open-air market evoking those in Paris. Attendees can expect more than 40 local shops offering savings up to 75% on designer clothing for men, women and children, art and home furnishings, plus French fare, entertainment, and more. The festival is family-friendly, with mimes, caricature artists, facepainting, strolling musicians and a lineup of local jazz acts.”

3024 Cambridge Place Northwest

This house is located at 3024 Cambridge Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“Handsome, light-filled Victorian residence on one of the most sought after streets in Georgetown. Grand public rooms feature hardwood floors, high ceilings, built-ins, two fireplaces & French doors to a charming terrace overlooking the rear garden. Beautifully renovated kitchen adjoins dining room with arched French doors opening to the terrace. Master floor with luxurious bath and dressing room.”

3024 Cambridge Place Northwest inside

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3 bath is going for $2,095,000.

Photo by PoPville flickr user L. Shanley

“Dear PoPville,

I want people to be aware of what I experienced Friday so they can keep an eye out. Around 6:15 – 6:30 I was jogging northbound on the Mt. Vernon trail along the Potomac near Memorial Bridge. An Hispanic/maybe Middle Eastern man, medium skinned with trimmed black hair, stubbly facial hair, 40’s, about 5’6,” with black pants and a burgundy sweater/windbreaker with a black messenger bag that said something like “Community Health,” with an accent, rode past me slowly on a bike, leering. He turned 3 times after he passed me to stare before finally going on. Creepy, but he was moving away from me, and I told myself he must have been looking at something else. I moved on and turned near Arlington Cemetery to cross Memorial Bridge eastbound into DC when creeper guy disappeared along the trail going north toward Rosslyn.

About 15 minutes later, I was eastbound across the bridge still on the Arlington side, when I noticed the shadow of a cyclist approaching me from behind on my left. It was creeper guy. He made a reach for me as he passed (I pulled away so no contact) and then said some cat-callish thing as he slowed and turned on his bike to cut me off. I realized this man must have doubled back to follow me, that he had targeted me, and suddenly I was very scared. I tried to get away while shouting at him repeatedly to get the fuck away, and even threw some water from my bottle at him in hopes of getting him to back off. He yelled back, called me a fucking bitch, and started to get off his bike. Thankfully, two walkers stepped in (very brave, they literally stepped between me and him). Creeper guy took off on his bike across the bridge eastbound toward DC. (more…)

From MPD:

“I want you to be on the lookout for a Robbery force and violence that took place this morning at 0209 Robbery Force and Violence while Armed/CCN 053-556/ 3900 Reservoir Road NW, C-1 was robbed at gun point by 4 suspects and then struck on the back of the head with an unknown object. They took from his pocket his wallet, cell phone and key. S-1-4 fled east on Reservoir Road. C-1 was treated at a hospital and released. If you have any further information please contact the detectives office at 202-730-1903.”

3128 M Street, NW

A reader sends a link for a sale of “outstanding architectural items including historical stained glass windows, chandeliers, door and window frames, artwork” at Bistro Francais. I obviously thought they were closing but the general manager tells me:

“We are not closing we lost the lease on 3128 M street but the restaurant still open on 3124 M street.”

For those not familiar with Bistro Francais:

“Bistro Français offer a relaxing French atmosphere with excellent cuisine to match. Located in the heart of historic Georgetown, the restaurant consistently offers authentic dishes that are sure to please every palate. Whether you are gathering for a relaxed weekend brunch, a celebratory dinner, or a late-night snack, Bistro Français serves genuine cuisine at moderate prices. Executive chef and owner Gerard Cabrol came to Washington D.C., bringing with him home recipes from southwestern France.”