07/22/14 4:45pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

From a press release:

“H Street Main Street, in conjunction with H Street Corridor businesses, will host “Streetcar Stroll and Roll” events on Saturday, July 26 and Saturday, August 23 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. to promote the upcoming launch of the District’s first streetcar line and highlight the development of the H Street NE Corridor and it’s vibrant businesses.

A number of streetcar style decorated pedicabs will provide the public with free rides along the H Street Corridor from the Union Station to Maryland Ave. NE—the route of the upcoming H/Benning DC Streetcar line. While enjoying the pedicab rides, participants are encouraged to visit H Street NE businesses, restaurants and bars, enjoy displays from local artists that will be featured along the corridor and experience the neighborhood’s unique atmosphere. (more…)

07/18/14 11:20am

500 H Street, NE

Micho’s Lebanese Grill has soft opened on H Street in the former Nouveau Fleur Florist space at the corner of 5th and H. The early reaction on twitter has been extremely positive – @TyGiordano‘s sentiment was expressed by many:

“The verdict: lamb/beef shawarma and Micho’s wraps = delicious! We’re definitely returning to @michosgrill soon! Welcome to the neighborhood!”

As a fellow shawarma fan – can’t wait to take a taste. Anyone else get an early bite?

On Saturday you’ll be able to see their full menu here.

07/14/14 3:10pm


From DC Streetcar:

“Beginning today, the District Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin ticketing and/or towing vehicles along H Street and Benning Road NE that are parked in such a way as to impede the path of the streetcar, including cars parked outside of the white lines and illegally double-parked vehicles. The District’s streetcar vehicles are scheduled to return permanently to the corridor this month for additional testing before passenger service begins.

The fine for vehicles blocking the path of the streetcar will be $100. At DPW’s discretion, vehicles may also be towed to clear the streetcar’s path and then relocated within the immediate neighborhood. Ticketing will be an ongoing occurrence along the corridor and is not expected to cease.

The DC Streetcar Team has been issuing “warning tickets” to vehicles on H/Benning that are improperly parked, prior to actual enforcement. Outreach will continue in order to spread the word that DPW is now ticketing and to educate motorists about proper parking along the streetcar corridor.”

07/11/14 4:20pm

331 H Street, NE

A reader sends an update:

This shop is now open. I went in this week. It’s fabulous, and the owner is just awesome!”

Island Dyes website says:

“Welcome to our newest and sixth location, ISLAND DYES – Washington, D.C. We are very excited to offer our wide array of Island coolness! Once inside you will quickly find this is no normal headshop. We have something for everyone here.

Island Dyes is home of SYN Glass, the makers of one the best and almost indestructible waterpipes on the market. Don’t stop there though, we have righteous tie dies, bodacious hats and accessories you won’t find anywhere else. Flower power to the people! Island Dyes style coming your way!”

07/09/14 7:00am

1208 H Street, NE

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard about the Souk space which closed in Nov. 2012. Renovations starting were reported back in Sept. 2013 and now their facebook page says:

“The Atlas District welcomes Chef J. Scott Webster and his newest venture, Kitty’s Saloon! Come enjoy some southern inspired Contemporary Redneck Cuisine. Coming Summer 2014!!”

Their website says:

“The Atlas District welcomes Chef J. Scott Webster to the neighborhood! With 10 years experience as the executive Chef for Clyde’s Group and a history with Marcel Desaulniers at the Trellis Restaurant, he is finally ready to break the mold.

Scott’s southern upbringing and midwestern influences will pop off of your plate with his signature mouth-waterin’ good Contemporary Redneck Cuisine.

Come on in and cozy up with some Cornbread and Gator Tots while Scott cooks up your fixin’s in the kitchen.”

Kitty’s is located right between the Queen Vic and Vendetta. Updates when they get closer to opening.


Formerly Souk:


07/08/14 4:00pm


“Dear PoPville,

I came across this today near 10th & G St NE. Posted on the door of an abandoned house. I thought it rather perfect. It reads, “H Street Hipsters™: My Geico insurance agent has a beard and a tattoo. Meh.”

I really needed the laugh just then. Thanks to whomever posted it.”

Ed. Note: I admit I had to have OP explain it to me…”Just everybody streaming by the house here (I live nearby) is now sporting a beard and a tattoo, is my guess. And I mean everybody. Do you think this is unique to H Street or is it a city wide, or Nationwide, trend? I guess we may get our clue from the J Crew catalog perhaps? The corporatizing of hipsterdom perhaps?”

07/08/14 12:55pm

1353 Maryland Avenue Northeast

This house is located at 1353 Maryland Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“Excellent workmanship bests describes this well lighted-sun lit 3br or 2br-den total rehab by Atel Development, which includes 2br and full bath on upper floor, half bath, laundry, and clean-crisp kitchen on main floor, front & rear walk out on lower level with full bath and small bedroom or den.Gardeners get ready for empty pallet for landscaping-patio opportunity in front fenced yard.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $759,000.

07/07/14 11:45am

1238 H Street, NE

From a press release:

“Granville Moore’s Professional Intoxicator, Matt LeBarron, is curating a summer-long beer tasting series every Tuesday night at the upstairs bar, starting on Tuesday, July 8th. Designed more for entry-level craft beer drinkers, or those new to the Belgian craft scene, participants will have the chance to explore several different beers each week in an intimate and relaxed setting.

Over the course of eight weeks, Matt will explore different breweries and styles of beer at the upstairs bar. Since space is limited, each week will include two one-hour sessions at 6:30pm and 8:30pm for up to eight people per session. Classes cost $25 per person, including tax and gratuity, which covers tastes of four beers from that week’s theme paired with snacks from Granville’s kitchen. Reservations are required and can be made online.

The 2014 Tuesday Tastings with the Intoxicator Schedule (beers subject to change) (more…)