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Photo by PoPville flickr user Barbara Krawcowicz

A reader tweets us:

“@PoPville Currently on a southbound green line train, they’re telling us there’s a fire at Georgia Ave/Petworth and we aren’t moving.”

Update: “@PoPville moving now but we will be single tracking thru GA Ave station”

@Metrorailinfo tweets:

“Green/Yellow Line: Trains single tracking btwn Georgia Ave & Fort Totten due to a track problem at Georgia Ave. Delays both directions.”

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201 Upshur St, NW

Been getting a lot of inquiries about the status of Slash Run coming to the former El Limeno and briefly La Joya Steakhouse space across the street from the Hitching Post. On their Facebook page they say:

“Just an update….The place is coming along awesomely, cool tables and chairs ordered today. We had to stop for a hot minute to get Quarry House moved and opened but are back on track for June opening. More to come!”

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“Can you say tufted baby blue vinyl curved banquette? Almost there!”

and a little sneak peek of what’s to come:

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“Barstool Rodeo–with jalapeno poppers, bbq, charred red onion”

Ed. Note: Thank God.

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3632 Georgia Ave, NW

For me I have a big problem – two of my favorite bars in the District of Columbia are Looking Glass Lounge and DC Reynolds. And since they are located on the same block (3600 block of Georgia Ave just south of the Petworth metro) I have an agonizing decision every time I visit one (I’m too old to bar hop.) Now my dreams have been answered – they are joining forces to open a sports bar in the former Blue Banana (briefly Park View Patio) space. I am so freaking happy. From the owners:

“With a nod to legendary Washington Senator Walter “Big Train” Johnson, Walters will be a family friendly neighborhood sports bar with a focus on ballpark style food and a commitment to having 2 rotating tap handles per U.S. Time zone (Mainland) as well as 3 more cost sensitive options and a rotating DC Brau tap. Initially a ballpark centric menu featuring some of these options will be available with the hope of expanding the kitchen in the future.

Mac N Cheese
7 layer dip
Potato Munchers
Wings
BBQ Pork Sandwich
Brisket Sandwich
Caprese Sand
Grilled Cheese
House Salad
Bratwurst, Half Smokes, Burger Brats

We hope to open Walters by July 1st with a 30 seat patio and outdoor bar area. We hope by burning incense, sprinkling holy water, and exercising any demons left by previous bar incarnations, Walters will be a welcome addition to the Georgia Ave community.”