From an email:

“Commissary’s third annual Latkepalooza, an all-you-can-eat latke and fried donut bar, will be held Monday, December 19th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tickets are $22 per person, and include bottomless access to a traditional, sweet potato and zucchini latkes as well as the donuts, and can be purchased online or at the door. There is also a $38 ticket option (online advance purchase only – not available at the door), which include two drinks from a selection of holiday specialty cocktails or House wine and draft beer. Drinks can also be ordered a la carte. Ten percent of proceeds from this event will benefit the Jewish Food Experience.”

1443 P Street, NW

14th and Rhode Island Ave, NW

Looks like the new Shake Shack coming to Logan Circle will have outdoor seating wrapping around both 14th and Rhode Island. The just posted liquor license application says:

“New Restaurant. Sidewalk Café with 81 seats. Total Occupancy Load of 138.”

and hours are listed as: “Sunday through Saturday 11 am –11 pm”

Updates as they get closer to opening.



This unit is located at 1320 13th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“2BR / 2BA Spacious Logan Circle Condo At The Icon. Lots Of Natural Light, 12′ Ceilings w/ Exposed Ducts. Floor-To-Ceiling Glass, Hardwood Floors, Large Sliding Doors Lead To Balcony Space. Granite Counters & Stainless Appliances In Kitchen. Gas Fireplace, Granite/ Tile Baths. Custom Built-In Shelves. Modern Lighting,Washer/Dryer. Pet-Friendly Building, Great location, walk to Metro + more.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $580,000 ($319 monthly fee.)


From an email:

“The annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour is Sunday, December 4, 2016, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Plan to join in a tour of traditional and contemporary architecture and interior design, and the always warming Wassail Reception at Studio Theatre.

Imagine yourself inside a giant organ. No, not that kind of organ. A pipe organ. Now hold on to that thought. Each year neighbors and visitors have come away delighted by the stunning architecture, unique interior design, world-class art, and the wonderful company of fellow house enthusiasts. And this year won’t be any different. Well, it’s going to be a little different. As part of this year’s tour, The Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes on Massachusetts Avenue at 12th Street NW, a Gothic Revival brick structure completed enough to use by December 1844, will be inviting guests into their new organ loft, and, even into the organ itself. It’s the perfect place to hear the story of how the new organ came to be, after its predecessor fell – thankfully not on a Sunday – into the pews below.

We can’t forget about the houses, of course. The self-guided tour includes eleven properties at nine locations, and yes, as always a Wassail Reception with refreshments, and raffle at the Studio Theatre located at 14th and P Streets NW. (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user Columbia Heights Climber

“Dear PoPville,

Was walking home on P b/t 15th and 16th just before 7pm tonight [Sunday] when a guy on a bike rode up behind me. Like the other poster mentioned, his bike had a ton of lights on it – was really distinctive. Weird that a pervert like that would ride such a distinctive bike! Thought I might be in his way on the sidewalk but he slowed down and said every week he does a scavenger hunt…there’s $500 at stake, and could I help him with the scavenger hunt. Then he took out his phone and showed me writing on the phone. Read it very quickly but it said something about taking photos of the bottom of a woman’s foot. I said no and walked away and when I turned around he had crossed the street and was talking to some other women with the same shtick.”

Ed. Note: Back in September a reader reported in a rant/revel:

“Rant: I had a really strange experience last night (Sunday) at 8th and Florida. Wondering if anybody else has ever had this happen? A guy was being friendly with my dog. He then asked me for a favor. He was doing a scavenger hunt for charity (“cancer”) and needed pictures of the bottoms of people’s feet. I agreed he could take a quick photo of my foot but was quickly put off when he seemed to take multiple shots (they were “blurry”) and then asked me to point my toes like a ballerina. I put my shoes back on and walked away with no further trouble from the guy. This seems really strange.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“At approximately 9:45pm on Thursday night, two subjects were observed shooting handguns in the 1400 block of R Street NW. An alert member of the community called 911 and gave a detailed description of the subjects. Responding units were quickly able to locate and apprehend both subjects in the area. Two handguns were recovered subsequent to the arrests of the two adult males. Fortunately, nobody was injured as a result of the reckless behavior by these subjects.

By calling 911 and providing the officers with a detailed description, the community member was critical in these successful apprehensions. This is another example of the outstanding relationship that the MPD (and the Third District specifically) values with our communities.

Thank you to all. Enjoy the holiday season and be safe.”