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“Dear PoPville,

A parakeet, which is clearly someone’s pet, made it’s way to our playground. We were able to capture it and have it at our school. We’d like to get the word out to folks in the neighborhood.

Christian Family Montessori School
201 Allison St., NW

They can call the school 202-722-1520 and ask for Wendy. We have contacted the humane society and they will pick up at some point today but it didn’t sound like it would be immediately.”

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I am now indebted to Tim for life for sending this marvel from Petworth:

“What the Helen of Troy? Or does this belong in sweet city rides? Or caption contest? It’s a triple threat! Genius work, until it rains. They drove it around, pumping 80’s rock to the neighborhood and having a great time.”

Not sure how the inspection renewal will go but love it while it lasts!

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DC Plates

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3937 Georgia Ave, NW

This one hurts. Lawrence’s II Petworth Carryout was located at the corner of Georgia and Shepherd St, NW. One of the few spots left that were good and cheap. Perhaps it was inevitable but it still hurts. Cause in addition to the good grub were the kindest faces. Petworthian captures it best “Gonna miss the ladies”:

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via facebook

“Petworth Citizen
829 Upshur St NW
7pm
THURS: Lexicon Classic Cocktails with Dan Series

Craft bartender Dan Searing is already known for his encyclopedic knowledge of spirits and their history. Starting Thursday, April 14th in the Reading Room, he’s bringing that knowledge to the people. Welcome to LEXICON, our newest cocktail series. Every first and third Thursday, Dan will make drinks from a classic cocktail manual. First up: drinks from a bootlegger’s guide, disguised as German poetry. (People got creative to get buzzed during those years…)”

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DCR
3628 Georgia Ave, NW

There have long been rumors that a horse faced hillbilly with little personality had plans to open a bar in this long vacant space near the Blue Banana. Looks like he finally got it done and it’s called DC Reynolds (pronounced RAY-nolds, I believe). It’s a bit ordinary when you first walk in but it has a phenomenal back patio and a decent happy hour too. Definitely a great addition to the neighborhood!!

Ed. Note: Thanks to a reader for sending a shot of their new awning.

el sol
3911 14th Street, NW

Thanks to all who sent links to the glowing review from the Post on El Sol:

“The best taqueria in Washington by a long shot”

Not mincing words. Sadly, the article ends with: “Mainly, though, I’m frustrated that the Solis crew will soon close their 14th Street NW location, an apparent victim of gentrification.”

El Sol only opened up on 14th Street in the former Sisy’s space by Red Derby back in 2014. They opened their smaller 11th Street location (“A Real Mexican Restaurant Run by Real Mexicans Cooking in the Kitchen”) last September in the former El Sauce space.

However, in another article (thanks again to a reader for letting me know) the Post’s Tim Carman shares even more details about the move:

“Construction is already underway for Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana, a 72-seat restaurant that Alfredo and Jessica Solis hope to open in July…The potentially bad news? Mezcalero will be located one door down from Taqueria Habanero.”

Updates as they get closer to opening in July.

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828 Upshur Street, NW

From an email:

“Passion Project Pop-Up Week
April 26 – May 1
Crane & Turtle
Petworth, Washington D.C.

Passion Project Pop-Up Week” is a week to celebrate the accomplishments of our staff at Crane & Turtle, as we come to the end of this rewarding chapter in our professional lives.

We have organized a week of activities to showcase the talents of our team members before we tackle a re-launch of the space with a new concept. (Crane & Turtle’s final day of service to the public is Saturday April 23rd.) (more…)

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“Dear PoPville,

I have been organizing family bike rides in DC for nearly 5 years under my nom de guerre Kidical Mass DC, and have ridden a giant orange cargo bike around DC for nearly that long. Today that bike was stolen from in front of Bridges Public Charter School while I took my son inside to use the bathroom.

I’m heartbroken. This bike has been our family’s main mode of transportation for 4 years. It’s unique and deeply loved. I’ve been told that stolen cargo bikes are often taken for quick joyrides and then abandoned, so it may turn up in an alley or backyard in Petworth soon.”

More info here. Keep your eyes peeled!