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1340 4th Street NE courtesy Masseria

Ed. Note: I’m gonna share this comment from Irving Streete left after the champagne lounge post because it is amazing.

“Sometimes I feel as though I’m living in (or ubering towards) Wiemar Germany or one of Gatsby’s parties — a glorious burst of self-conscious decadence before the whole house of cards collapses. I guess there’s nothing to do except put my assets into overseas gold, decide between Beluga and Ossetra, and see what vintages of Grand Dame they have on the fizz list. Maybe buy a cake to leave out for the peasants on the way home.”

Ed. Note too: Don’t get me wrong, if I had $375 or really $750 floating around, I’d be here in a heartbeat. Damn you daycare for two…

From a press release:

“Only 30 seats are available for this exclusive al fresco dinner set beneath Masseria’s enchanting pergola. The dinner is $375 per person, all-inclusive, and will begin at 7PM. Come raise a glass to a good harvest!

The Italian wine harvest gets underway in early autumn, and to celebrate this event that is so central to Italian gastronomy, Chef Nicholas Stefanelli is establishing an annual Harvest Dinner at Masseria, that will showcase a different Italian winemaker each year. The inaugural Harvest Dinner will take place Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in partnership with the venerable Antinori Estate.

continues after the jump including a look at the menu. (more…)

Wunder Garten Flier

From a press release:

“The new and improved Wunder Garten (1st & L St NE) announced the second annual Oktoberfest 2016, a weekend of festivities including traditional food, games, beer and events.

Beginning Thursday, September 22 and continuing through the weekend, Wunder Garten will be the spot for anyone seeking the energy of a true German Oktoberfest. Guests will nosh on German food from Café Berlin and enjoy live bands and DJs, all while swigging the best Oktoberfest beers. (more…)

world of beer
100 Florida Ave, NE

Last week we learned that Union Social had abruptly closed in NoMa. Now I’m hearing that World of Beer could be interested in the space. A few things, first, I think that would be awesome. Second, World of Beer scuttlebutt hasn’t panned out in the past. Third, this is a different source with a higher accuracy rating than the previous scuttlebutt. Fourth, you still never know with these things. Having said all that – think a World of Beer would do well here?

Check out their Arlington menus here. And stay tuned.

elevation
Located in the Elevation building at 100 Florida Ave, NE

J.C. reports:

“It looks like Union Social at the corner of FL & NY Closed permanently last night Saw the staff walk out at 6pm last night”

Union Social’s Facebook and Twitter are still live (last updated Aug. 23) but their website is down:

“Union Social is a DC Metro inspired restaurant & bar featuring American style cuisine, 20 draft beers, seasonal infusions and hand crafted cocktails.”

Seems like we waited forever for them to open too…

421 3rd Street Northeast

This house is located at 421 3rd Street, Northeast. The listing says:

“STUNNING RENOVATED ROW HOUSE IN THE HEART OF DC. LIGHT FILLED OPEN FLOOR PLAN W/ GOURMET KIT W/ SS APPL, GRANITE, B-SPLASH, AND SHAKER STYLE CABINETS. HRWD FLRS THRU MAIN & UPPER LEVEL, SEP DINING/LIVING W/ WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE. 3 UPPER LEVEL EN-SUITES ALL WITH LUXURY BATHS W/BEAUTIFUL TILE. FULLY FENCED REAR W/DECK, OSP & ROLL UP DOOR. LOCATED BETWEEN UNION STATION & STANTON PARK & H ST.”

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You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3.5 bath is going for $1,125,950.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

From a press release:

“The seventh annual DC State Fair will be held this Sunday, August 28, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at NoMa Junction at Storey Park (1005 First Street NE). This free celebration of the District’s farmers, bakers, brewers and makers will see the return of more than a dozen classic contests, as well as new features: Bingo, live competitions and more performances from local artists than ever before. (more…)

noma flasher
via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

I just wanted to make people in the NoMa neighborhood aware of a situation I encountered this morning. As I was walking towards the NoMa metro station, there was a man on the 400 block of M Street NE who was exposed and touching himself. He was just standing off to the side of the sidewalk and watching people walk by. He ran south on 5th Street as soon as I got my phone out to call 911, but I was able to give a pretty good description of him to the 911 dispatcher. He looked like he was in his 40s, black, heavy set with a white t-shirt, dark jeans and dark hat, and a beard. He did not appear homeless – his clothes were clean and I noticed he had a phone. I have heard other reports of someone in the neighborhood exposing himself, but I am not sure if this is the same guy.”

tmoli
Photo by by Farrah Skeiky

From a press release:

Toli Moli, DC’s first Falooda Shoppe, has become a permanent addition to Union Market with an indefinite lease. With an extended stay that continues beyond summer months, the team is introducing savory food to its sweet menu: Burmese Cold Noodle Salads. To celebrate this menu addition, Toli Moli will give away 50 snack-size servings to guests this Sunday, August 21st.

The two Burmese noodle salads will be added to the menu on Tuesday, August 30th. Guests can expect Smoky Eggplant & Udon Noodle, and Tofu & Thin Noodle. In Burma, there are hundreds of varieties of cold or room temperature noodle salads that are consumed as snacks and as main meals. One main ingredient is chickpea flour, which is used primarily in Burma and neighboring countries. Sometimes called let thoke or let thote or let thohk, these dry noodles offer a colorful, nutritious alternative to basic salads and usually contain a crunchy element such as puffed rice noodles or fried onions. Chilies, crunchy toppings and lime are typically served on the side.

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​Tofu & Thin Noodle (left); Smoky Eggplant & Udon Noodle (right) by Farrah Skeiky

Smoky Eggplant & Udon Noodle: stewed eggplant in turmeric, paprika, onion, garlic, ginger, tomato, cilantro and fish sauce, lentil/chickpea flour, sesame seeds, red cabbage, seasonal vegetables, rice udon, roasted chili paste, whole fresh green chili, fried onion

Tofu & Thin Noodle: lightly pan-fried ground tofu with black bean and garlic paste, white cabbage, seasonal vegetables, green onion, sliced tomatoes, pickled radishes, cilantro, fish sauce, tamarind-sesame dressing with shrimp flakes, vermicelli, house-made rice noodle crispies, roasted chili paste, whole fresh green chili

From Chef Jocelyn Law-Yone: (more…)