07/23/14 12:25pm


“Dear PoPville,

My wife walked outside this morning and found the front window of her car smashed in. There was nothing of value in the car it doesn’t seem like anything was taken. There have been a string of these incidents in Navy Yard over the past few weeks. We did call the police who sent an officer to file a report and was told that there seems to be a pattern of these cases, though they have no leads or suspects. I hope you’ll remind your readers to make sure that no valuables are visible in their cars if parking on the street.”

07/16/14 4:45pm

Photo of Yards Park by PoPville flickr user caroline.angelo

From a press release:

WHAT: The third installment of DC’s monstrous beer festival is returning to Yards Park this year. Snallygaster, named for the fearsome and toothy mythical beast said to terrorize the region at the turn of the century, is a beer festival that unleashes the most sought after selection of beers and benefits Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture. This year, Snallygaster is once again setting new heights tapping no fewer than 250 unique craft beers against a backdrop of fine foods from the area’s top toques and food trucks, music, entertainment, games, family-fun and more.

Beer Director Greg Engert, the man behind the beer programs at Bluejacket, Birch & Barley, ChurchKey, GBD, Rustico and more, will of course be curating the beer list once again for Snallygaster III, and each of his nearly 250 picks will be announced as we approach the big event. Guests can expect a sea of the scarcest and most delicious ales and lagers on draft, including a growing number of breweries and brews rarely–if ever–available in the District, all sourced from from the very best local, domestic and international craft breweries. In addition, we will feature an exciting array of autumn seasonals, German style and German-inspired beers, a huge collection of cask ales, assorted barrel-aged brews, craft cans, Franconian gravity-poured/rubber-clad kegs, brand-new Bluejacket small batch releases, and even an artisanal cider garden.

WHERE: The Yards at Capital Riverfront
The Lot located on First St SE & N St SE
Across from Nationals Park (1 block from the Navy Yard metro)

WHEN: September 13, 2014 from 1 PM to 6 PM

DETAILS: (more…)

07/15/14 10:22am

The Navy Yard Oyster Company

From a press release:

“Brine, wine and stunning waterfront panoramas are coming to The Yards as the ink dries on Forest City Washington’s newest lease signing. Tenured Washington, DC restaurateurs and friends August Paro and Elias Hengst, founders of Beuchert’s Saloon and Sonoma Restaurant & Wine Bar, respectively, and Forest City Washington are excited to jointly announce the addition of The Navy Yard Oyster Company.

The new oyster and wine bar is the second joint project by Paro & Hengst and will occupy a 1,887 square foot waterfront/parkfront space on the south side of the historic Lumber Shed building at The Yards, featuring stunning views of the southeast waterfront and Yards Park. Opening is planned for Spring 2015.

The Navy Yard Oyster Company will occupy a soaring, two story, light-filled space capped by the 40-foot, exposed roof truss work of the historic original Navy Yard building. The restaurant design is inspired by the building’s ties to US Naval history, Washington, DC, and to the water itself. (more…)

07/10/14 4:25pm

Ice Cream Jubilee
Photo courtesy Ice Cream Jubilee

From a press release:

“Ice Cream Jubilee, the only DC-owned and operated small-batch ice cream company, will open the doors of its first scoop shop on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 301 Water St, SE, at Yards Park along the Capitol Riverfront. Ice Cream Jubilee’s Grand Opening event will be open to the public during its regular store hours from 10:00AM – 10:00PM.

Ice Cream Jubilee was founded by Victoria Lai, an attorney-turned-icecreampreneur who began making and selling ice cream three years ago from a professional kitchen while working as a presidential appointee at the Department of Homeland Security. Since 2013, Ice Cream Jubilee has been selling its small-batch ice cream through select local markets and its old-fashioned ice cream cart. Ice Cream Jubilee won the People’s Choice Award for Best Ice Cream at the 2013 DC Scoop competition in a field of 19 entrants. It is also featured on the front page of this week’s Washington Post Food Section.

“After perfecting my flavors for three years, I am excited to make and serve ice cream at our new scoop shop and to bring more smiles to Washington, D.C.,” says Lai. “I love bringing people together around the joy of ice cream and the challenge of building something new.”

Ice Cream Jubilee reimagines the childhood joy of ice cream by combining sophisticated, international flavors with childhood-favorites like Banana Bourbon Caramel, Dark & Stormy, Mango Habanero, Thai Iced Tea, and Blueberry Pie. Using an all-natural super-premium local cream from Maryland, Ice Cream Jubilee’s product has a higher cream content and is scooped at a colder temperature than gelato, which makes it ideal for ice cream cones and sundaes. The full pictorial history of past flavors is available at www.icecreamjubilee.com.

Ice Cream Jubilee’s opening menu will include an assortment of no fewer than 12 ice cream and sorbet flavors served in cups and cones, along with drip and iced coffee from local roaster Zeke’s. Sundaes and other baked and frozen treats will follow in the coming months. Ice Cream Jubilee’s summertime hours are 10:00am to 10:00pm Monday through Saturday, and 11:00am to 8:00pm on Sundays.”

07/10/14 1:25pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user jsmjr

“Dear PoPville,

My friend went to the baseball game yesterday and brought all the goods to tailgate, as he has done for already this season as well as most games for the past 4 years. He was told that tailgating AND BEER was no longer allowed in the parking lot. This is unbelievable! Have you or other readers heard anything about this?! Is it just certain lots that you can’t tailgate in???? Was it an April Fools joke in July?! Please advise…”

06/25/14 3:00pm


This rental is located somewhere in Navy Yard. The listing says:

“I bought this condo because I wanted a nice place to setup my treadmill desk and somewhat minimalist setup. I found the Navy Yard location excellent for bikeshare and easy access to the interstate (which is crucial, since I work outside the beltway). The condo building is new, everything works, and it is easy to clean. My furniture is currently scheduled to be moved into storage while I am away, but I would be willing to leave it in place at no additional cost if you like the setup.

Available 8/1/2104. Murphy bed included. One underground parking space included. Twelve month lease, $3000 deposit, utilities NOT included (average $60 electric, $30 water/trash), building has $300 move in/out fee.”

You can see more photos here.

This studio is going for $1,850/Mo.

06/13/14 12:25pm

1212 4th St, NW at the corner of 4th and M St, SE

From an email:

“We are excited to announce that sweetgreen, the collection of much-loved, organic, farm-to-table kitchens with 26 locations along the East Coast, will open in Navy Yard on Thursday, June 19th. To mark its 27th location, sweetgreen will be giving away swag bags to the first 27 guests to arrive on opening day. They will also soft-open on Wednesday, June 18th, inviting guests to “Pay What You Want” from 11am to 4pm with all proceeds benefiting FRESHFARM Markets.”

06/11/14 4:46pm


From an email:

“Join the Louisiana State Society for our annual

Capital Crawfest

when: Sunday, June 15, 2014 • 11 am – 3 pm

where: The Yards Park
355 Water Street, SE
Two blocks from Navy Yard Metro

what: Louisiana Crawfish Boil
Includes boiled crawfish, potatoes, corn & sausage, Jambalaya, Abita beer and soft drinks. New Orleans native DJ Ceddi Tesla spinning jazz, zydeco, R&B, hip hop, you name it.

how: Pre-sale tickets ONLY (no refunds)
Regular tickets
Members $55, Guests $65
*Children 3-12 $10 (Free admission for
children 2 and under)

Click here to purchase tickets online.

All you can eat and drink while supplies last. Must be 21 or older to consumer alcohol. ID required at check in.”

05/30/14 5:00pm


“Tour de Fat
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tour de Fat is a wacky, whimsical and family friendly festival and celebration of bicycling.
Tour de Fat is FREE and open to the public. The day is jam-packed with live music and entertainment, local vendors, interactive bicycle activities, and of course beer! This ballyhoo of bicycles and beer is sponsored by theNew Belgium Brewing Co, makers of Fat Tire beer. All proceeds from beer and souvenir sales benefit WABA, Black Women Bike DC, Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling, the Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts, and Phoenix Bikes.

Saturday, May 31

Yards Park

10:00 a.m.

Ride Times:
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Entertainment/Revivalation: (more…)

05/28/14 12:30pm

11th Street Bridge Park
Rendering via 11th Street Bridge Park

From a press release:

“As part of an extraordinary nationwide design competition, the 11th Street Bridge Park is excited to announce four nationally recognized design teams have been selected to envision Washington D.C.’s first elevated public park on the foundation an old freeway bridge spanning the Anacostia River.

The public is invited on June 10 to meet the designers, who were selected by the Bridge Park’s Jury of national experts for their vision, comprehensive approach and creative energy. More than 40 teams, and 80 firms representing some of the most renowned designers in the nation, responded to an open call for submissions launched in March. Selecting the four teams furthers the goal of choosing a final design for the Bridge Park – an iconic new civic space that will provide a unique venue supporting the community’s environmental, economic, cultural and physical health. (more…)