1346 T Street, NW

From Compass Rose:



The spirits of the dead have moved us to celebrate Halloween weekend in honor of all of the divas who have passed. We’re hosting three days of Halloween events, enough time to honor all of the divas.

Saturday, October 29th

We’re bringing back Rose’s House Party, hosted by the spirit of Frida Khalo. We will have a DJ playing all the Old School Hip Hop, featuring divas who have gone before us, just like Frida. Starts at 11:00pm!

Sunday, October 30th (more…)

1919 14th Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for passing on from the Harper building management:

“We are excited to announce that Madewell will be the new tenant in the street level corner retail space at the Harper. Remodeling of the space is scheduled to begin on October 31, 2016 and construction will be limited to business hours from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. The store is scheduled to open in late January 2017.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user KJinDC

From MPD:

“On Saturday, October 15th , 2016, at approximately 12:30am, members of the Third District’s Crime Suppression Team were patrolling in the area of the 1900 block of 14th St., NW. During this time officers observed a vehicle being operated at a high rate of speed in an area filled with pedestrians and bicyclists. The officers initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle in the interests of safety. During the course of the stop in the 1400 block of Paloma Way, officers discovered that the occupant(s) were armed with an unregistered, loaded, 9mm Handgun. Due to the continual hard work of this group of officers, another illegal handgun was removed from the streets.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

“Dear PoPville,

About 8 rounds were heard from our apartment near 16 and V last night.

I’m curious if other readers are questioning this/called it in and are aware of a response?”

On twitter Vashti also asked us around midnight:

“Hey U Street: does anybody know more about the shots that were heard fired tonight somewhere between 15 & New Hamp?”

Matt responds:

“fireworks apparently…someone reports seeing them from her roof”

Related: Last week Greta asked, “anyone know why the navy yard shoots off cannons once a week?”

David Garber tracks down the answer: “We don’t shoot cannons regularly, but we’ve had a lot of retirement and flag ceremonies lately.” -Navy Yard”

1026 U Street, NW

I love these stories – thanks to Kim for sending:

“Popped into Lee’s today and found these jewels amid their construction. According to the employees, while the shop has been around since 1945, the building was first a burlesque theater and then a tailor shop. The burlesque theater was discovered during the current construction. They believe the Coca-Cola ad and the tin ceiling date back to the theater. Lee’s is a special place; big congrats on their forthcoming renovation!”

via Facebook

About a month ago I mentioned that Izakaya Seki would have new hours starting Oct. 1st (closed Mondays and Tuesdays.) Turns out they also had some positive changes in store for October as well! Meet the Katsu Sandwich (カツサンド)

pork cutlet with shredded cabbage on perfect japanese sandwich bread.

available for pick up only


1117 V Street, NW