Photos courtesy SVYE

Update from The Humane Rescue Alliance:

UDPATE: According to our humane law enforcement officer, the dog is no longer outside and the owner has agreed to bring her inside when necessary.

“The Humane Rescue Alliance and our humane law enforcement team has been actively monitoring the dog on Randolph Street and until today we were in regular contact with the dog’s owner. It is our understanding that the owner of the home where the dog was being sheltered was arrested this afternoon (apparently unrelated to the animal). The owner of the dog has subsequently removed her from her outdoor shelter and we are trying to determine the whereabouts of the dog and her owner.

As difficult as the video was to watch, people should understand that this situation with the dog’s shelter does not violate District law; the dog had shelter, in a wooden structure that is raised with straw bedding; the dog was being fed and given water.

Because this did not violate the law, we were limited as to what actions we could take. People should rest assured that when laws are violated, we seize animals. In fact, during this past weekend, we have seized two dogs from two different locations who were being kept outside without proper shelter. We constantly advise pet owners to bring their animals inside during extreme temperatures, and urged this dog’s owner to do just that repeatedly. We are continuing to closely monitor this developing situation.

If you see something, say something. To report suspected abuse or neglect, please call 202-723-5730.”


“Dear PoPville,

Many of you are aware of the neglected dog that is kept outside 24/7 year round in a small pen in the backyard of the 1300 block of Randolph Street, NW. It is 23 degrees outside and snowing, and she is still there- shivering and shaking in the cold. A few of us have reported this situation repeatedly, and have been given conflicting information from Humane Law Enforcement regarding the level of care the owner is legally required to provide.

DC Code § 22–1001 (a) (1) states that, “Whoever knowingly…or unnecessarily fails to provide…proper food, drink, air, light, space, veterinary care, shelter, or protection from the weather, shall for every such offense be punished by imprisonment in jail not exceeding 180 days, or by fine not exceeding $250, or by both.”

I don’t how the wooden box, even with straw bedding, but lacking any heat source or even windflap to keep cold/precipitation out, suffices as “shelter, or protection from the weather”. There is no way that the temperatures in that “shelter” are above freezing.

Please help us end this animal’s suffering by calling to report this cruel and neglected situation. The phone number for the Humane Rescue Alliance/Humane Law Enforcement is 202-576-6664. You can leave an anonymous report if you do not wish to leave your name.

Update: We continue to be informed that HRA/HLE’s hands are tied, and the best way to help out is to pressure the Mayor, Council Members, and maybe HRA’s Board of Directors and even Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton to fix this situation today.” (more…)

3714 14th Street, NW at Quincy

From a press release:

“¡Hola, Mezcalero!

Mezcalero Cocina Mexicana, the highly anticipated second restaurant concept from Chef Alfredo Solis and his sister Jessica, will open Friday, January 13. Mezcalero opens on the heels of its sister restaurant, El Sol, being named the top favorite cheap eat of 2016 by Washington Post food critic and “$20 Diner,” Tim Carman.

courtesy Mezcalero

Mezcalero will feature some dishes from El Sol, but will also showcase more flavors Chef Solis came to love growing up in Mexico City. Included on its menu are 17 different street tacos, a selection of Guisados, or Mexican stews and Tacos de Canasta, or “basket of tacos,” the popular soft, steamed tacos sold on the streets of Mexico D.F. Additionally, as the restaurant’s name implies, Mezcalero will have an extensive mezcal menu with craft cocktails created by head bartender Arturo Zaloga. (more…)

14th and Quincy Street, NW

“We’re seeking a cook to join our team. we have a one-person kitchen that operates under the direction of our chef/kitchen manager. one of our three cooks is leaving, and we’re hoping to replace his commitment, energy, and attention to detail. the position is roughly full-time, at approximately 75 hours every two weeks. we’d be interested in meeting you if you have culinary experience — but if you don’t, and you have the desire to learn, we’d be more than happy to train you. please email [email protected] …. with your resume and contact information. thank you — we look forward to hearing from you!”

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Thanks to a reader for passing on:

“We had a similar run in with this guy and also saw him on our neighbor’s porches! Just spreading the word about this guy.”

From a Petworth parents listserv:

“Several times during the holiday, this guy continues to ring our bell at night to ask if we want to buy movies.

This is freaking me out and will be reporting him to local authorities….but wanted to share his picture with the community so you can be aware. Not sure if he’s scoping out our home to see if I’m home alone or not. Luckily my husband has been home each time.”


This house is located at 311 Webster St, NW. The Redfin listing says:

“You’ll love this charming, 3-level row house awaiting your personal touch! This 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home will give you generous space to move about. You’ll also love the convenience of your own 1 car garage in the rear, and a great neighborhood near it all with the Metro, shops, bars and restaurants all within walking distance. Won’t last long! Ask how you can get in this house with no $ down!”


You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1 bath is going for $535,000.


This house is located at 504 Buchanan St, NW. The Redfin listing says:

“Beautifully remodeled & updated Row house in Petworth! 4 bedroom & 2.5 bathroom * granite counter tops * new SS appliances * New paint * New bathroom upper level * sunny breakfast room * office/den in upper level * gorgeous hardwood floor * New Heat pump, two zone system, in-law suite or can be rented out * minutes to metro station, shopping, parks & night life . Best Value in DC !!! Don’t miss it”


You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $648,900.