DC Rising courtesy Pizzeria Vetr

From an email:

“‘Pizza Jawn’ Comes to DC with Marjorie Meek-Bradley

· A Jawn? A Philly slang term basically used to describe any single person, place or thing. But in this instance, it means a super awesome exclusive guest chef pizza collaboration available for a limited time.

· TODAY, Marjorie Meek-Bradley will be in Pizzeria Vetri slinging pie with Marc Vetri and announcing her guest chef creation, the DC Rising prepared with roasted peppers and onions, cheddar and jack cheese, half smoke and crispy shallot rings – which will be available 1/5-1/15.”


So, half smoke on a pizza – yes or no? I am intrigued!

14th and Florida Ave, NW

1405 T Street, NW

Thanks to Jonathan Pinkerton for sending shots of the new signage. They open January 26th. For those not familiar with the Colada Shop:

“Named after the iconic Cuban-style coffee, Colada Shop is a concept that blends together the contemporary lifestyle of Washingtonians with the Cuban tradition of starting and ending the day. Paying homage to the Caribbean way of coffee, food, cocktails and social lifestyle, Colada Shop will be a casual café and eatery where guests come for the quality and stay for the company.

Colada Shop takes its name from one of Cuba’s quintessential coffees, the Colada, which is 4oz of Cuban- style espresso traditionally served in a Styrofoam cup along with small, plastic demitasses. Its takeaway form is meant to be shared. Sharing a colada remains a prominent social and cultural activity and is customary of workplace breaks in Cuban communities.” (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user LaTur

“I was hit by an Uber driver in the bikelane/crosswalk at 9:15am this morning, January 3, at the corner of 14th and V, NW. If you have a camera pointed at that intersection (say from Union Row or Langston Lofts) or witnessed the accident and got a look at the make/model of the car and/or license plate, I would really appreciate you contacting me. The Uber was a black four door car and the driver was a black male in his 50s and I was wearing a yellow and black jacket, black pants, orange helmet and a white bicycle. Luckily I am ok but I was too shaken at the time to get his license plate. Thank you.”

Anyone with info can also email me directly at [email protected] and I’ll put you in touch with OP.

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11th and Florida Ave, NW

On Friday we learned that the famed Florida Avenue Grill property would be sold at auction on Wednesday January 18, 2017. They were packed on New Years and their last Facebook post makes no mention of the auction:

Another reader notes:

“I was trying to figure out what was going on with the Fla Ave Grill and came across a 2009 NYT article on the owner, seems its not his first brush with this.”

We will obviously update with any news on what happens Wednesday January 18th.

And in other Florida Avenue Grill memories. Another reader notes:

“…I just watched D.C. Cab on HBO go for the first time in about 15 years and there are pretty extended scenes shot in what looks to be the actual interior of the grill. Also there are pretty amazing exterior shots as well. They also show National Airport, embassy row, U street and what looks like may have been Chinatown or Union Market area. The final scene is a parade outside of the “District Building” starring the Cardozo Marching Band. It’s all topped off with a special thanks to D.C. And Mayor Barry. I highly recommend the cult classic!”

1925 14th Street, NW looking north towards Soul Cycle and U Street

Thanks to Courtney for the heads up confirming the scuttlebutt from October:

“signage up for new lululemon on 14th street near soul cycle”

Lululemon confirms:

“We’re comin’ for you.”


There is also a Lululemon in Logan Circle at 15th and P St, NW which may or may not be considered the same neighborhood as 14th and U Street, NW. For the record it is .6 miles away in a very dense part of town.

looking south towards the coming Madewell


This rental is located at 2112 New Hampshire Avenue, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

$1605 / 450ft2 – BEAUTIFUL STUDIO/ Util Inc. SPECIAL PRICE!!!!

We’ve got a great studio available. This gorgeous 4th floor apartment, located at 2112 New Hampshire Avenue NW, is fully renovated and features beautiful hardwood floors, real granite counter tops, dishwasher, garbage disposal, gas range, frost free stainless refrigerator, and new lighting throughout. You will also enjoy your own private balcony with a southern exposure.We’re located right off 14th and U Streets, just a few minutes’ walk from Dupont Circle and Red and Green Line Metro stations!

*** All utilities are included*** (more…)

11th and Florida Avenue, NW

Just when you thought 2016 couldn’t possibly get any worse – a reader sends this notice about famed Florida Avenue Grill:

“Wednesday January 18, 2017 — 11:45am
Trustee’s Sale: Real Property in the U Street Corridor of Northwest Washington, DC

TRUSTEE’S SALE OF Real Property located at 1100 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20009 under that certain Consolidated, Amended and Restated Deed of Trust and Security Agreement and Fixture Filing recorded on June 3, 2011 as Instrument No. 2011060882 (the “Deed of Trust”) among the Land Records of the District of Columbia and in accordance with Public Law 90-566 notice recorded on December 12, 2016 a default having occurred in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and the covenants contained therein, and at the request of the party secured thereby, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale by public auction within the offices of Alex Cooper Auctioneers, Inc., 5301 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., #750, Washington, DC, 202-364-0306, on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017 AT 11:45 AM the land and premises situate in the District of Columbia, and designated as and being Lot 79, Square 302, as more particularly described in said deed of trust.

TOGETHER WITH any and all buildings, structures, improvements or appurtenances now erected on the above-described land, including, without limitation, all equipment, apparatus, machinery and fixtures of any kind or character forming a part of said buildings, structures, improvements or appurtenances, and any furniture, furnishings, equipment, machinery and other personal property owned and located in, upon or about the above-described land and any buildings thereon all as more particularly described in the aforesaid Deed of Trust (the “Property”).”

In the meantime:



From a press release:

“Chix, which has been open at 2019 11th St NW for 9 years, is closing its original U Street location. Chix is a restaurant concept established in Washington D.C. in 2007 with a commitment to nourish our customers, employees, and communities through the food we serve and the lifestyle we create. The Chix motto is “eat responsibly” because we are a triple bottom line business – focusing on people, planet, and profit. Our food is locally sourced, organic, all natural, prepared fresh on site, and delicious. Our chef-inspired menu focuses on grilled chicken and vegetarian meals with a Latin flavor.

The other two Chix locations – in Thomas Circle and Navy Yard – will remain open. The delivery zone for the Thomas Circle location in downtown will be widened to include ALL of the current customers that have supported Chix over the years. (more…)

1348 U Street, NW

I just always walk by and smile and don’t think I’ve ever posted about Why Not Boutique before so, I needed to remedy that! Their website says:

“Welcome to Why Not Boutique.
​A fashion forward clothing & footwear company.
​​We are the only premier source in DC for today’s hot styles and cutting edge fashion. We specialize in fashion shoes and fashion slim fit suits.
​Whether you are looking for designer fashions, party wear, business wear, church wear, formal wear, or fashion accessories, we carry the latest and hottest fashions from the top designers. Our in house designers, brings sexy back with a twist of fashion from the 1920’s era.
​DCfootwear and Why Not Boutique also carries a wide range of sizes, so you can count on a perfect tailored fit. Our unique inventory allow us to offer a one of a kind shopping experience. Only @ The World Famous DCfootwear/Why Not Boutique!”