Via google maps

From MPD:

“At 2:30 am members of the Third District are currently investigating a call for the sounds of gunshots in the 1700 block of 8th Street NW. Units have located shell casings, but at this time, no victims or damage to property has been located. Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

1841 7th Street, NW

Fortunately this is promising kitsch. Brown killed Christmas (in a good way) at Mockingbird Hill – let’s see if he can own Summer at Southern Efficiency.

From a press release:

“Derek Brown’s Southern Efficiency is Spending the Summer at Camp Iwannawhiskey!

It’s hard to deny just how satisfying a dram is fireside, which is why for leading spirits expert and bartender Derek Brown, whiskey and camping go hand in hand. In honor of summer camp, Brown’s award-winning whiskey bar Southern Efficiency is inviting guests to take a nostalgic visit to Camp Iwannawhiskey this summer via its all new camp-inspired menu.

Southern Efficiency bar manager Paul Taylor and his team have crafted nine new cocktails appropriate for both the barstool and the campfire log, using ingredients like grapefruit-ginger cordial and toasted marshmallow syrup. The new adult summer camp-themed menu includes cocktails such as “Wet Hot American Sazerac” made with rye, pineau des charentes, dark rum, pineapple gomme syrup, Peychaud’s bitters and absinthe, and “Parents Weekend,” a mix of bourbon, Strega, coffee liqueur, cane sugar, lemon and egg whites.

“We love deriving ingredients and flavors from disparate places, whether that’s something we taste — a spirit or ingredient, or a memory,” Taylor says of the creative new whiskey-forward offerings. “This menu combines both and adds an element of whimsy to whiskey.”

Southern Efficiency’s Camp Iwannawhiskey cocktails are $12 each and will be available through September.”

Full menu after the jump. (more…)

district cryo

Ed. Note: I orignially thought this was gonna be like a Ted Williams style cryo…

District Cryo’s website says:

“DistrictCryo is the first and only Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) recovery lab in Washington, D.C.

DISTRICTCRYO is an exciting new concept in health and wellness. Our recovery and rejuvenation lab is centered on the latest and most proven innovations in technology to ensure the best athletic recovery and healing experience. Our team understands the need to stay healthy and optimize performance – let us serve you! (more…)

Photos by Bobby Spero

From an email:

“Derek Brown’s new Columbia Room (124 Blagden Alley NW) ushers in summer with a new seasonal cocktail menu inspired by Central and South American flavors, cultures and countries, including traditional Latin American beverages and spirits from El Salvador, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and more.

Columbia Room Summer 2016 menu (PDF)

The new menu items launch Tuesday, June 28 in the Tasting Room, Spirits Library and Punch Garden, and are inspired by the heritage, lives and travels of Columbia Room staff — from kitchen cooks to bar assistants to Drink Company CEO Angie Fetherston, who is Ecuadorian. (more…)

922 N Street, NW – Rear in Blagden Alley

The liquor license placard says:

“A restaurant and bar serving a contemporary Hong Kong-inspired menu along with alcoholic beverages popular in Hong Kong.”

Updates as they get closer to opening in the former Rogue 24 space in between La Colombe and the coming Village Whiskey. Incidentally, the Village Whiskey construction is looking good:


808 V Street, NW

From a press release:

“On Monday, June 27, Executive Chef Rob Rubba opens Hazel restaurant in the Atlantic Plumbing building in D.C.’s burgeoning Shaw neighborhood. Located at 808 V Street NW, Hazel features a 38-seat dining room, a 16-seat bar and a 38-seat patio.

courtesy Hazel

From the style of service and plateware to the restaurant soundtrack, each and every aspect of the dining experience is a personal and thoughtful reflection of Rubba and his vision for Hazel. Rubba was formerly at Tallula and Azur here in Washington, but he has spent time working from coast to coast in kitchens like Le Bec Fin and L20, and for famed chefs such as Guy Savoy, Charlie Trotter, Georges Perrier and Gordon Ramsay.

courtesy Hazel

Rubba’s menu combines flavors from around the world using traditional and contemporary techniques to create dishes that are distinctive and satisfying. A menu of shared plates–the way Rubba prefers to dine himself–will make up the majority of the menu, with dishes such as Grandma’s Zucchini Bread with Foie Gras mousse; Crispy Chickpea Tofu with pickled cucumber, mint, and Szechuan lamb sauce; Hamachi Crudo with crispy rice, black lime, shaved radish, and salted plum; and Gnocchi Bokki with pork-kimchi ragu, perilla seeds, and smoked pecorino. (more…)

8th and Florida Ave, NW

Bucketfeet’s website says:

“Discover the ultimate expression of your individuality. Since every piece of fabric is crafted by hand by local artisans in India, every shoe is truly one-of-a-kind. We’ve selected the ultimate examples of natural materials woven and printed using traditional techniques passed down through generations to transport you to another place, and a simpler time.

The Most Comfortable Shoes

We’ve spent thousands of hours developing the fit and finding the very best materials to make shoes that you’ll never want to take off.

Limited-Edition Footwear

Every limited-edition shoe is designed by a different artist. Normally this would cost you over $300, our shoes are almost always less than $100.”



“Dear PoPville,

Tuesday night at least 4 bikes were stolen out of a locked bike storage inside our “secure” garage. The bike storage area requires an electronic resident key to enter (as does the garage and elevator), so the thief either lives in our building or was working with another resident. They also used a pretty heavy duty tool because all the u-locks on the ground had a smooth cut. Police and building management are involved now.

I live at Jefferson Marketplace in Shaw – apparently this happened two nights in a row, so wanted to warn other people in the neighborhood and see if anyone has seen my bike. It is a white Specialized Dolce Sport with black Shimano commuter pedals. It also has a red and white Jefferson Marketplace sticker and a Spokes Etc. sticker on the frame.

If anyone comes across it they can email me at kristenburke8(at)”


801 Florida Ave, NW

801’s website says:

“Set to open this July, 801 Restaurant & Bar will serve dinner 7 days a week and brunch on weekends. We are looking forward to offering our guests a delicious food and beverage menu in a chic and welcoming environment in the Shaw neighborhood. 801 will feature a dining room spanning over 2 floors, with 3 bars and a rooftop deck.”


This is from the folks at the DC Restaurant Group who also now own Shaw’s Tavern (and others, Front Page etc.) Stay tuned for an exact opening date.

Ed. Note: Dunya abruptly closed back in June: