A reader reports:

“Several shots fired around 8:25pm on O Street b/w 6th & 7th NW. No one appears to be injured but police have taped off the entire alley.”

Update from MPD:

“Members of the Third District are currently investigating a call for the sounds of gunshots in the 1300 block of 7th Street, NW. Responding Officers have located shell casings, but at this time no victims have been located. Traffic in this area may be affected by this investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to call 202-727-9099, or text your information to 50411.”

1924 9th Street, NW

“Welcome to Appioo African Bar & Grill! With home-cooked Ghanaian cuisine and live music on weekends, we are here to help you relax and unwind after your long days.

Our menu boasts a diverse variety of authentic home-cooked Ghanaian cuisine. Enjoy traditional dishes such as waakye, fufu, banku, tou zafi, red red, and abunabunu soup. Take a look at our menu to see a complete list of offerings. With three TVs and a full bar, our restaurant is guaranteed to be a haven for you, your friends, and your family.

From the moment you walk in, you’ll be amazed by our friendly atmosphere and service. Whether you’ve been dining with us for a while or it’s your first time visiting, we look forward to treating you like family!”

Check out their menu here.

Appioo, previously Rahama, opened up back in 2012. Any fans?




1914 9th Street, NW

From a press release:

“Join Red Wolf Imports and winemaker Charl Coetzee as they debut South Africa’s Babylonstoren wines in the District with a five-course, wine-pairing dinner at Dino’s Grotto in Shaw on October 18, 2016.

South African wine production is experiencing a generational shift with enthusiastic new producers and young winemakers pushing the boundaries of the formerly domestically-focused industry. Their wines tell the story of South Africa’s diverse climates and soils, while simultaneously setting the course for its future. Babylonstoren is at the forefront of this charge. (more…)

624 T Street, NW

From The Bike Rack:

“Bike + Brew is back!

Gather your friends, colleagues, teammates, neighbors and enemies for a night of Gold Sprints, beer, prizes and friends.

RSVP on Facebook and share with your friends. Events will begin at 6pm and will last until about 9pm.

What are Gold Sprints?
Gold Sprints are head-to-head races on stationary fixed gear bikes. A screen shows who is in the lead…the racers can’t see it, but the crowd can! Check out the video below.”


“Dear PoPville,

Shaw is undergoing a lot of construction for the DC Clean Water act. This morning, left my house btwn 6th and Rhode Island ave to a tree debacle.

Why would the tree have a protective barrier around the base, only to be smashed in half via a hydraulic excavator? Doesn’t seem to make sense.

Isn’t there a permitting process for tree removal?

Sure — “it’s just a tree” , but there’s only so many older and larger oak trees east of rock creek park. It’ll only take another 30 years to get a similar tree canopy back.”