Photo by PoPville flickr user yostinator

“Dear PoPville,

Is the Fort Reno concert series coming back this summer? I haven’t been able to find any information on a 2015 lineup. It would be a bummer if it didn’t happen this year, especially after it was almost cancelled last year but saved by popular demand. Thanks!”

From Fort Reno’s concert series website:

“What we’ve got

21 bands who want to play
folks eager to volunteer to make it happen

What we don’t have

a permit from National Park Service
money to make it happen

What we need

Last year’s change in procedure from the National Park Service and U.S. Park Police EMPTIED (and then some) our piggy bank.

NPS and USPP have informed me that once again we will have to pay for police presence. I shudder at having to write that because it makes the concert series appear like an unsafe environment – something it definitely is not. I had hoped that our peaceful series in 2014 would have changed minds, or that I could – but alas, here we are.

This all being said, please GIVE WHAT YOU CAN to help us have another summer of music in the park.

You can use our fiscal sponsor The Washington Peace Center’s PayPal and indicate that the donation is for the Fort Reno Concert Series.

Donate Here


Thanks to a reader for sending photos. Another reader writes:

“Public Tenley is no more. It has been replaced by something called TenleyGastropub. I looked at their brunch menu and noticed that a fried egg seems to be part of every item. How 2010. Unfortunately the tater tots – the only thing worth eating at Public – did not survive.”

You can see the full menu here.

4611 41 Street, NW

4235 Wisconsin Ave, NW

A reader reports:

“The spot between Cava and Nando, Pie Five (get it – it’s like high five – groan) has put signs up they are coming to the site of a former dry cleaner.”

Pie Five’s website says:

“It’s about the RIGHT ingredients, starting with the dough, which we make fresh for you every day, throughout the day. It doesn’t stop there. We make our all-natural, preservative free (and naturally fat free) Tuscan Marinara and Spicy Marinara in house every day as well. Everything from our hand-cut veggies to our homemade desserts can make you feel good about what you’re eating at Pie Five.

We’re all about making your pizza the RIGHT way, just for you!”

You can see their menu here. There is currently a Pie Five in DC at 429 L’Enfant Plaza Center.



4611 43rd Street Northwest

This rental is located at 4611 43rd Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Wonderful 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath semi-detached in AU Park. Great front porch & rear deck. Wood floors throughout. Living room w/decorative fireplace, dining room, kitchen & 1/2 bath on main floor. 3 bedrooms, full bath on 2nd. Finished carpeted lower level w/ full bath. Washer/dryer Parking for 2 in rear. Just painted. Lawn maintenance included.SMALL PET. NO SMOKERS. . Available May 1st”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $3,300/Mo.

UPDATE thanks to a reader for tweeting us from MPD:

“RT @DCPoliceDept: Update: Escapee from Wisconsin Ave has been located and apprehended without incident”

MPD emails:

“The escapee has been apprehended in the Sixth District.”

From MPD:

“At approximately 11:20 am today, a juvenile male escaped from the Psychiatric Institute of Washington located in the 4200 block Wisconsin Avenue, NW.

He is described as a 17-year-old black male, 5’10”-6’0″ tall, weighing between 280-300 pounds. He was wearing blue hospital scrubs and possibly blue jeans, and hospital slippers. The subject had been charged in a stabbing incident and should be considered dangerous.

Anyone who sees him should take no action, but call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

3913 Windom Place Northwest

This house is located at 3913 Windom Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“4 BR, 2.5 Bath 1911 home located just 3 blocks from the metro in Tenleytown. Spacious floor plan with hardwood floors, granite counters, high ceilings, large living room, 2 wood burning fireplaces. The LL was recently renovated creating a BDR, full BA, and family room. Ext has front porch and large rear brick patio. Convenient to shops, playgrounds, restaurants and dwntwn DC.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/2.5 bath is going for $890,000.

4445 Wisconsin Ave, NW

We’ve finally learned who’s taking over the prime corner space formerly home to Neisha Thai and EUR Asian – Burger Tap & Shake.

The liquor license placard posted out front says:

“Restaurant serving American food, specializing in quick-service burgers, shakes, and salads. Sidewalk Café with seating for 25. Total Occupancy Load of 99.”

There is currently a Burger Tap & Shake located at 2200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW in Foggy Bottom. Their website says:

“Throughout the day, we grind on premise a custom blend of 3-day aged, naturally raised Local Harvest beef chuck and brisket. Char-griddled and served on a buttered, toasted, house made bun. By focusing on premium sourcing and in-house production – from pickles to ice cream – we are able to serve a great burger at a great price.

BTS is a counter service, seat-yourself burger joint with an atmosphere of no-nonsense industrial chic: light cement floors, an exposed black ductwork ceiling, and a cement bar faced with rough-hewn reclaimed wood. The walls of the open stainless steel grill-kitchen are lined with work-a-day subway tile. When your burger is ready, it is presented on a quarter-size metal sheet pan topped with a sheet of paper – no fuss, no muss, no plate!”

You can see their menu here: bts-menu (PDF)

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From an email:

“The award winning Wilson Theatre Arts program at Wilson High School invites you to the final weekend of performances of the musical INTO THE WOODS.

Information about performances—

The final performances are Friday Nov. 21 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, Nov. 22 at 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm

Meet the Characters for Autographs after the Saturday, November 22, 2:30 pm Matinee in the Wilson Auditorium Lobby

Wilson Auditorium
3950 Chesapeake Street NW
Washington, DC

Tickets: Student/child – $5 all performances
Adult – $15 ($10 for the Saturday, Nov. 22 2:30pm matinee)

Advance ticket reservations and information: wilsondramatickets(at)
Tickets will also be available at the door.”

4619 41st Street, NW just off Wisconsin Ave

Bread & Salt is finally opening in Tenleytown. I was told they had a friends and family last night and will be soft opening this week. Their facebook page says:

“In bread, life is sustained; in salt, it is preserved. People have recognized this since ancient times, when women in the fertile crescent gathered around the village oven, baking their families’ daily loaves, simmering clay pots full of the fruits of the local harvest, and adding pinches of precious salt. The Arabic word “aish” means both “life” and “bread.” Roman soldiers were judged by whether they were “worth their salt.”

Over the centuries, bread 7 salt became synonymous with hospitality and communality. In many cultures bread & salt are still offered at housewarmings, representing hope that the newcomer’s pantry will always be full. In Russian, visitors to a home traditionally exclaim “Khleb da sol!” meaning bread & salt. In Mediterranean cultures, bread & salt are shared to seal agreements_more powerful than any written contract.

It is in this spirit we created Bread & Salt, A Neighborhood Eatinghouse. Here hospitality still revolves around the oven, from which emerge rustic loaves, flatbreads, and lay pots full of slow-cooked flavors. These are healthful, hearty foods to be shared by families and friends, meant not to be eaten on the run, but to be enjoyed together, either in our home, or in yours. the concept may be as ancient as bread and salt, but the setting is as contemporary as todays whole-grain loaf and pinch of Mediterranean sea salt.”

A peek inside:



They’re located right next to Dancing Crab who have been closed for renovations since November 2013:

4615 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Asking around it seems like the original owners (they celebrated 40 years back in 2013) sold and the new owners are possibly the same folks who own Tony & Joes in Georgetown. I was also told that utility work has started so (as readers have noted) even though their Facebook page has not been updated and their website is down – they’re still very likely coming back. Though, it’s looking like they won’t open for many more months. Tons of work has already gone in but you can see that tons more still needs to happen:


4021 Van Ness Street Northwest

This rental is located at 4021 Van Ness Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Fabulous modern colonial house that has been beautifully renovated and maintained. Features include living room with fireplace, dining room, kitchen with stainless appliances and granite counters, Master suite with spa-like amenities, large BRs, fully finished lower level with kitchenette, screened porch, two car garage. All within walking distance of METRO, shops & restaurants. 2-year lease.”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3.5 bath is going for $5,000/Mo.