1340 U Street, NW

From an email:

B-Holes Bakery is excited to announce a new patio location on U Street Wednesday and Thursday mornings! Starting this Wednesday 10/5, b-holes will be available from the patio of Sudhouse [1340 U St NW]. This location will be open from 7-10:30 AM, serving fresh b-holes and hot coffee. We invite our neighbors to come say hello and try a free b-hole this Wednesday or Thursday; simply show us the coupon posted on our website. Stop by for a quick breakfast on the go, or pick up a dozen b-holes for your coworkers!”


1407 T Street, NW

Coffee and ice cream? I’ll take it!

From a press release:

“On Saturday, October 1, 2016, Ice Cream Jubilee’s second location will open to the public at noon. The first 100 customers who order at the T Street location between noon and 1pm on October 1, 2016 will receive one free scoop each.

Ice Cream Jubilee’s T Street location will be open from 12pm – 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 12pm – 10pm on Sunday to Thursday.

Ice Cream Jubilee will serve its freshly made waffle cones and quarter-pound cookies, and introduce new seasonal flavors, sundaes, and indulgent hot drinks for the winter. Ice Cream Jubilee will open with 19 flavors and will be introducing two seasonal fall flavors on October 1: (more…)

1301 U Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

I called Sala Thai on U Street to place a pickup order of my favorite dish but the answered the phone with a different business name, not Sala Thai! They explained that they changed their name and only have a limited number of their Thai plates available. Luckily they said that they can still make my favorite chicken with pineapple dish but why the change?!”

Toku’s website says:

“We are serving traditional sushi, Japanese food, also some asian foods and beyond. We never stop developing for the better food solution for our customer. Try our signature sushi, special dishes from kitchen, or some fantastic asian foods. What do we have?

+ Happy Hours everyday from 4:00pm until 7:30pm


+ $1 per piece nigiri sushi from 12:00pm until 7:00pm

(Saturday and Sunday)

+ Signature Rolls and Monthly specials Only at TOKU

+ Delivery available lunch and dinner every day!!

+ Mothly special premium sake

+ Variety of sake that perfect for you

+ Japanese and domestic beer ready to serve every night”

Check out the menu after the jump. (more…)

1346 Florida Ave, NW

On Monday I begged and pleaded, Today they have listened. La Colombe finally opening Manhattan Laundry location on Flordia Ave tomorrow (Saturday)!


From a press release:

“La Colombe will open its third Washington D.C.-area café on Saturday, October 1, in the historic Manhattan Laundry building, located at 1328-1348 Florida Ave NW. The leading coffee company, known for ethical, long-term trade practices with growers, is committed to a vision of bringing better coffee to more people.

The 1,200 square-foot café preserves the historic aesthetic and features of the space with exposed brick and high ceilings while focusing on customer flow and service. The new café creates a welcoming environment for the neighborhood to gather. The three-building Manhattan Laundry structure, which is on The National Register of Historic Places, originally housed the traction facility for a streetcar company. Later the structure became a printing plant and it was converted into a laundry in 1905. This industrial space attracted La Colombe, a company which has a passion for preserving raw and authentic buildings steeped in history. (more…)


A reader reports:

“Happened right at the end of the presidential debates at Camden Roosevelt on 16th and V NW. Neighbors heard tires screeching and then a loud crash like a trash truck emptying a dumpster. I can’t tell if there is any structural damage to the building, but his car is straddling the surrounding fence. The ambulance is still here, so I doubt the driver is seriously injured. The assumption is a drunk driver, but I have no way of knowing that for sure.

Update since my last email: We saw who we assumed was the driver walking from one ambulance to another. He seemed unsteady, but I still couldn’t tell if that was because he was under the influence or shaken up from the incident. Our building appears to be fine–the fence took the bulk of the impact and two window frames in our gym appear to be slightly damaged.”

Another reader sends a shot from 16th and W:



“Dear PoPville,

Leaky Fire Hydrant Causing Algae Growth. The fire hydrant at 15th and U St NW has been leaking (with an out-of-order sign attached to it) for weeks. So long, in fact, that it’s causing algae to grow on the sidewalk.”

Another reader flagged this over the weekend and DC Water has replied:

“This hydrant is in the system pending repairs. Thanks guys.”

Ed. Note: DC Water is very responsive on twitter (and here) so don’t hesitate to contact them should encounter a water issue.