“Dear PoPville,

After our walk this morning [Sunday], my dog, Dax, and I stopped by Compass Coffee on 8th Street. I tied her up to one of the steel beams attached to the building to the left of the door. I had finished ordering coffee when one of the staff members pointed and asked if that was my dog. A man had untied her and was walking away with her towards T St. I ran out of the door and caught up with them. We struggled for the leash for a second and I pushed him to the ground. He got up and ran off. Dax is a bit of a nervous dog so I stopped to check her out and try to calm her down. He had removed her gentle leader and had wrapped it around her neck. Other than that and being scared, she was fine. I walked back into Compass and grabbed my coffee, talked with a few people about what happened, and then went home. It was a bit of a crazy morning, but, luckily, it all ended okay.”

7th and Q Street, NW

Update from Dacha:

“We are required to apply for change of hours for the license, but that does not mean the hours for the outside component of our operations will change.

The indoor component, which had no hours of operations previously, gets customary hours that we agreed upon in the last neighborhood agreement. The outdoor component – sidewalk cafe – will have exactly the same hours as it has now. This will be stipulated in the license when it is issued. It would be impractical (if not impossible) for us to apply for change of hours for the outdoor component because that would violate our agreement with the neighborhood.”

From a liquor license application change for Dacha Beer Garden:

“Applicant requests a Change of Hours of operation and alcoholic beverage sales and consumption.

Sunday through Thursday 7:00 am- 10:30 pm, Friday and Saturday 7:00 am –11:59 pm

Sunday through Thursday 8:00 am- 10:30 pm, Friday and Saturday 8:00 am –11:59 pm

Sunday through Thursday 6:00 pm- 10:30 pm, Friday and Saturday 6:00 pm –11:59 pm

Sunday through Thursday 7:00 am- 2:00 am, Friday and Saturday 7:00 am –3:00 am

Sunday through Thursday 8:00 am- 2:00 am, Friday and Saturday 8:00 am –3:00 am”

From MPD around 2:30am:

“The Third District is currently on the scene of a double shooting near the skate park at 11th and Q Streets NW. 2 adult males have been transported to area hospitals for treatment.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”


“On 7/25/16, at approximately 0300 AM, officers heard gunshots in the area of 9th & T St., NW. Shell casings were recovered. At this time, no persons were injured and no property was damaged.”

715 Florida Ave, NW

From an email:

“Join TAKODA this Monday, July 25th, for our Christmas in July Celebration – Featuring Great Lakes Christmas Ale!

We will be tapping a rare keg of Great Lakes Christmas Ale that we’ve been saving for this special occasion! Rated one of the best (if not THE best) Christmas Beer in the country, it’s a local TAKODA favorite as well. Hurry in – we’ve got just one keg and it won’t last long!

Chef Damian Brown will also be featuring small plates and entrees aimed at bringing back that Christmas spirit. We can’t wait for you to see what he’s cooking up! We strongly suggest that you make a reservation for this event ASAP (doors open at 5pm).”

Joy Asico (
“Bucketfeet D.C. is located at 1924 8th Street NW and features a custom mural by local artists MasPaz.” Photo by Joy Asico

From a press release:

“Chicago-based footwear brand, Bucketfeet officially opens its first Washington, D.C. retail studio in the city’s vibrant Shaw neighborhood (1924 8th Street NW). The 914-square foot space, designed and conceptualized by New York-based firm M Crown, sells the brand’s signature slip-on and lace-up sneakers, which feature exclusive, limited-run prints and motifs designed by a global network of over 40,000 artists from more than 120 countries. The new D.C. retail studio also features a custom graphic mural by local artist and community muralist MasPaz. In addition to its new D.C. location, Bucketfeet also has two retail studios in Chicago and has been sold in more than 15 countries.

“Bucketfeet’s mission is to create a brighter world by sparking conversations that bring people together.” hoto by Joy Asico

Through its responsive commerce business model, Bucketfeet — with shoes ranging in price from $62 to $148 for men, women and children — gives artists the opportunity to receive royalties for their accepted shoe designs, which are manufactured exclusively for Bucketfeet. There’s a different artist and a different story behind every shoe, bolstering Bucketfeet’s mission to create a brighter world by sparking conversations that bring people together, create mutual respect, foster shared understanding and, thus, build a better world. (more…)

tasty burger

From a press release:

“Tasty Burger, the beloved East Coast burger restaurant founded by three chef friends in 2010, opens its first District location in the historic Shaw neighborhood on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM. The classic burger restaurant will be open daily with counter & bar service, free foosball, digital jukebox, takeout window, full bar with indoor & outdoor seating, and late night hours.

2108 8th Street, NW

Named one of the best burgers in America by The Daily Meal and Business Insider, Tasty Burger sets itself apart from the burger pack by using all-natural, hormone- and antibiotic-free beef with fresh ingredients; not to mention the 15+ condiments available at every table, including Tasty’s very own homemade Spicy Ketchup. Tasty’s signature burger, The Big Tasty, is a 1/3-lb burger on a local bun from Gold Crust Baking Company out of Landover, MD, topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle and Tasty sauce. Other burger highlights include Spicy Jalapeno, Chili Cheese, Gorgonzola, Rise ‘n Shine (topped with an egg), and the BBQ Onion. Hot Dogs, Salads, Chicken Nuggets, and Sandwiches like the Chicky Chicky Parm Parm (crispy chicken & tomato sauce topped with fried mozzarella and melted mozzarella) round out the menu with sides like Fries, Onion Rings, and Tater Tots. (For the full menu, see

The first location to offer a full bar, Tasty Burger Shaw’s cocktail, beer & wine selection reflects local offerings with microbrews from Atlas Brew Works, DC Brau, and Duckpin, as well as the Raspberry Gin Rickey cocktail, an updated boozy version of Tasty’s classic Homemade Raspberry Lime Rickey that pays homage to the gin rickey’s D.C. roots. Additional beverage options include the Tasty Bloody Mary (made with neighboring D.C. local business Bazaar Spices’ spice blend and Smoked Bacon Chipotle Salt rim), a Pickle Back (shot of whiskey & Tasty’s pickle juice) and the Shift Drink (Narragansett and a shot of Fernet Vittone), as well as adult milk shakes like the Grasshopper, the Monk (Melleti & green chartreuse), White Russian, Strawberry Daiquiri, and Pina Colada. (more…)

1740 New Jersey Avenue Northwest

This unit is located at 1740 New Jersey Avenue, Northwest. The listing says:

“Sweet front facing unit with perfect floorpan- boutique 2 BDR, 2 BA corner unit.. Bright living room w/2 walls of windows, sharp european style kitchen w/under shelf lighting, rich chocolate floors & perfect dining space. Quiet BDR’s walk-in closet and two luxurious baths. Many green & solar features, huge roof deck with monument views…Energy Star appliances other units avail. 750 Credit for”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $492,750 ($269 monthly fee.)

Jesse Thorn & John Hodgman
courtesy Ladykiller

From a press release:

“JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN and BAILIFF JESSE THORN are riding the circuit to bring LIVE JUSTICE to a stage near you – specifically September 21 at The Howard Theatre.

Direct from JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN PODCAST (named 15th in Rolling Stone’s top 20 comedy podcasts!), Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Thorn are bringing their mix of non-swearing comedy, pop culture obsession, and sheer, unadulterated FAKE LEGAL WISDOM to the stage.

Along with surprises, special guests, and live justice lightning rounds, each show will feature a number of live hearings between people in YOUR TOWN. Judge Hodgman will listen to both sides and then tell them WHO IS RIGHT and WHO IS WRONG.

Previous disputes have included: (more…)