06/26/14 2:25pm


“Dear PoPville,

A friend of mine, D’Arcee Neal, who is handicapped, was housesitting for a friend last night in NW when someone STOLE his wheelchair. He now has no way to get around and there’s a fundraising page up now to help him purchase a new chair.”

Ed. Note: I asked how the chair was stolen and was told:

“D’Arcee was housesitting in Logan Circle and got back to the house around 12:30 a.m. Because the condo he was housesitting in had stairs he had to leave the chair outside and crawl to get inside.

Workers next door arrived at 6AM and the chair which had been outside was gone so they think the window is about 1-6AM that it could have happened. The chair itself costs about $4,750 dollars so it’s like someone’s car being stolen. A police report has been filed at this time but at this point we just want to highlight the issue and get him a new chair. It’s so sad.”

The Gofundme fundraising page says:

“In late June, my good friend D’Arcee had his wheelchair stolen in a residential area of Northwest DC. This particular chair was a lightweight, more expensive model, so you can imagine the financial burden my friend now faces.

I don’t know what it feels like to have your mobility taken away from you, but I imagine that even though he’s a strong, vibrant individual, he feels violated. As his friends and family, we can come together to show him that we love and support him by funding his new chair. Thank you for your contribution–anything helps!”

06/24/14 3:55pm

1527 12th St, NW

“Dear PoPville,

This is a “church” (church is in quotes because in 21 years I never saw a congregation enter this building”) at 12th & Q Sts in Logan Circle. It is in pretty awful shape. Just up for sale $850K”


The listing says:

“Property is be sold completely as is, currently tenant occupied. Should go fast get your offer in. Offers will be presented as they come in. Owner reserved the right to accept or decline any offer. Come take a look Monday June 23 from 11-1 don’t miss out!”

06/23/14 11:55am


From a press release:

“The Pig [1320 14th St. NW] is launching a weekly summer BBQ pop-up each Sunday and Monday night from 5:00 pm to close (10:30 pm). Chef Michael Bonk’s “Bonk’s Smoked Que” features smoked BBQ pig meat (belly, shoulder, loin and hot links) as well as BBQ’d appetizers, mains and desserts. [ See full menu here]. The pigs used for the BBQ will all be Woodland Foraging Pigs from Catoctin Mountain Farm in Maryland. These pigs are completely free range and only eat what they forage themselves. Diners can “Build Your Board,” choosing two meats and a side ($17), or “Pig Out” with all four meats and four sides ($39). In addition, there’s BBQ-themed drinks, such as the “Bar-B-Drink” made with bourbon, BBQ sauce and beer ($9). The Pig’s full menu will also be available.”

06/20/14 11:25am

Photos courtesy of Etto

A couple weeks ago we noted that construction had started on Etto’s patio at 14th and Q St, NW. Couldn’t picked a nicer day to open! From an email:

“Some good news to share with you at Etto: our new patio is now open. We have almost doubled our seating, and hope to be able to make waiting for a table a thing of the past (or, at least, a whole lot shorter). We’re excited to see all of our friends and customers soon!”

1541 14th Street, NW

06/19/14 3:10pm

14th and S Street, NW

From a press release:

“Scorpion bowls, Pina Coladas and Banana Daiquiris cement their position as the undisputed drinks of summer as doi moi’s cocktail list takes a decidedly Tiki turn for the season. Over the next two weeks, doi moi Bar Director Adam is rolling out his new cocktail menu at the Southeast Asian restaurant, which pays homage to summer’s sought-after flavors and Bernbach’s personal favorites.

“I’ve long maintained that the Pina Colada is the most underrated of cocktails,” says Bernbach, who also heads the bar programs at 2 birds 1 stone, Estadio and Proof. “Like most Tiki drinks, it is a study in complex flavors and one that I’ve had a lot of fun exploring for this list. The new menu works very well with the restaurant’s spicy cuisine and provides the perfect thirst-quenchers for our unfailingly intense summer temperatures.”

In addition to the aforementioned Pina Colada, which is served in a coconut mug, Bernbach’s new menu at doi moi will include popular Tiki classics such as the Mai Tai and Suffering Bastard. Bernbach will also explore under-the-radar drinks, such the sherry and bourbon-forward Bizzy Izzy and crafts inventive originals like the Straw Hat #2, a combination of Pisco, Scotch whisky, Cocchi Americano and lime bitters. Prices range from $12-$14, with the bowls priced at $35. The complete cocktail menu is detailed below.

DOI MOI COCKTAIL MENU (available in full by July 1st) (more…)

06/18/14 11:55am

1612 14th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Pearl Dive Oyster Palace Hosts Summer Crawfish Boil on June 28

WHAT: Pearl Dive Oyster Palace will host a Summer Crawfish Boil on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Guests will enjoy Louisiana crawfish, whole-roasted, sustainably raised suckling pig, peel & eat shrimp, slaw, pulled pork sandwiches on the restaurant’s famous Addie’s rolls, and a selection of Southern inspired sides and desserts from pastry chef Carri-Anne Hamer, including a house-made deep fried “twinkie”. Louisiana’s Abita Brewing Company Amber will complement the food for the duration of each two-hour seating. The select grade crawfish from Crawley, Louisiana, will be prepared with potatoes and corn, and seasoned with Cajun “Slap Ya Mama” seasoning. All dishes will be served family style. Tickets can be purchased for $65 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity by emailing pearldivedc@gmail.com. All ticket purchases include Abita Amber and all the boil you can eat for two hours.

WHEN: Saturday, June 28, 2014 with two seatings from 12 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.”

06/09/14 12:25pm

1317 14th Street, NW

@the_baseband tweets us on Friday:

“I don’t speak Spanish but I think La Villa in Logan just closed. Quite disappointing!”

I don’t speak Spanish either :) but looks like you can visit some of their sister restaurants and the ownership will also be opening one up on Georgia and Missouri by the new Walmart:


I had heard rumors that the corner was going to be developed, if so, I hope they are able to save the facade which has some great details: (more…)