3064 Mt. Pleasant St, NW

End of a mini-era. Flying Fish opened up back in 2011. Thanks to Dave for sending word from Flying Fish:

After nearly six years in operation, Flying Fish will be closing its doors on March 12. But fear not! Coming soon will be a new concept by the owners of Each Peach Market (including some great coffee).

It has been a pleasure to be your local stop for coffee and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the friendship and support you have shown me over the years.”

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Each Peach Market opened up at 3068 Mt. Pleasant Street, NW back in 2013. Updates when more is known on the new concept.

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3155 Mount Pleasant Street, NW in the old Radius spot next to Purple Patch

So quit your crying that Mount Pleasant never gets anything good!! Thanks to all who emailed and as one said, with this and the coming Paisley Fig, things are looking good on the Mount Pleasant strip.

Yesterday Washingtonian reported:

“The owners of Woodridge’s Mediterranean restaurant Nido are moving toward Spanish cuisine and its Moorish North African influences for their next restaurant. Co-owners Erin Lingle and Karlos Leopold will open Mola! in Mount Pleasant. The phrase means “It Rocks!” in Spanish.”

And Washington CityPaper reported:

“The duo behind the restaurant, Karlos Leopold and Erin Lingle, say they’re trying to create a neighborhood gathering place for laid-back date nights or a quick glass of wine. Leopold lives nearby.

Mola! is scheduled to open in late spring for dinner. The brunch menu will follow in the summer. Find it at 3155 Mt. Pleasant St. NW.”

Ed. Note: Radius closed back in August 2016. Nido opened in Woodridge back in 2015.


A reader reports the Bassoon was stolen around 16th and Monroe St, NW Wednesday afternoon:

“Police reports and insurance claims have been filed. If you happen to notice this unique instrument for sale on Craigslist, eBay, or at a pawn shop in the city, please call MPD. The instrument make and serial number is FOX 601 #34019. When a musician’s instrument is stolen, it’s devastating personally and financially, and bassoons are very expensive. Any help with recovery is much appreciated.

Also an oboe and an English horn from a member of The Marine Band were stolen from cars a week earlier in Columbia Heights. All three are double reed instruments, and typically really expensive so it’s possible there is a connection.”


Dear God was this good!!

From Manos de Maiz’s website:

“For us, corn is much more than just a commodity, for us it means family and tradition. At manos de maíz we source blue (conico) and white (bolita) heritage corn grown and harvested by Purepecha farmers. They have formed a network of 100 farmers whose families have worked the land for centuries and have passed their farming knowledge from one generation to another.

Taste tradition in a new way, try our maizope, a thick open faced tortilla made fresh by hand and served with our original recipes of seasonal toppings made with local ingredients. We have a rotating menu every week, please check our social media for updates.

BRISKET TINGA. Beef brisket, sweet chipotle, avocado, .
CHICKEN MOLE. Chicken breast, house almond mole, black beans, frisee.
BREAKFAST. Eggs, potato hash, green chili.
MUSHROOM. Wild mushrooms, charred poblano, crema.
CEVICHE. Tuna, lemon, habanero, corn, red onions.”


Their Facebook says:

“Making maizopes with Mexican heritage corn. Find us every Saturday at Mt Pleasant Farmers Market and Sunday at Eastern Market.

Ed. Note: I’m pretty sure I was at Eastern Market on a Saturday but I think they said they’ll be switching back to the regular Saturday in Mount Pleasant, Sunday in Eastern Market schedule soon. I plan on stalking them regularly so I’ll be sure to update.


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From MPD:

“Over the past week there have been several burglaries which have occurred in the neighborhood of Mt. Pleasant. These burglaries have occurred during the daytime hours while residents are away. The suspects have entered these residences by kicking in the front or rear doors of the homes. We are asking all residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity. You will notice that our officers have stepped up patrols on the side streets and alleys. We also have our officers going door to door to hear any concerns in which you may have. We would like to encourage all residents to participate in the DC Governments Private Security Camera Program. Visit”

2023 Park Rd NW

This house is located at 2023 Park Road NW. OP writes: “I’m not looking to buy right now, but holy cow, this is the stuff of my dreams (taking into account location, design, curb appeal, and layout)” The MRIS listing says:

“Stunning Mount Pleasant home! Bright, open floor plan, designer kitchen with high end black stainless appliances. Generously-sized bedrooms, tranquil bathrooms, and basement one-bedroom in-law suite. Detached garage and large, private back yard backing to Rock Creek Park. Cool tech features that let you connect your house on a smartphone including keyless entry, nest, samsung family hub etc.”


You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/4.5 bath is going for $1,500,000.


Thanks to Sharon for sending.

I plan on sharing lots of cool windows and messages I’ve been seeing on my walkabouts. If you’d like to submit a cool message/sign/scene that you’ve passed please send an email with ‘The Real DC’ in the subject line to [email protected] and include the neighborhood.

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via Amigos Park’s Facebook

“Dear PoPville,

Have you heard about this? Looks great — the communal gathering space in front of the 7-11 in Mt Pleasant is going to be turned into a proper park:

“Amigos park is a design+build public space initiative in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington, DC.”

OP also passes on a note from NextDoor that says: “”A group of neighbors are working with Open Architecture DC and Green Spaces for DC to design and build a pocket park next to 7-11 at the NW corner of Mount Pleasant and Kenyon.”” Updates as plans progress.

16th & Newton NW

A reader reports:

“Earlier today – saw the aftermath of crash at 16th and Newton. I haven’t seen anything on the news about this – hope the biker is ok! The ambulance drove away slowly – good sign or bad sign? and (preempting possible PoPville comments!):

Didn’t see license plate therefore can’t tell if it was a MD driver. There is a bike helmet in the road so presumably the biker was wearing a helmet (not shown in photo because I cropped the people out)”