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Food and Drink August 8, 2016 at 9:44 am

Suggestions for Corporate Parties

Hello Popville,

I have been charged with planning an event for my firm, and I was wondering if anyone had any venue suggestions that are a bit more outside of the box.

We have done plenty of events at hotels, but I would like this event to be a bit more youthful. I do not work in the DC area, so I could use some help with venue suggestions. My only requirement is space for 30 – 50 people and some AV capabilities. The event will be in early November in the evening.

For the right venue we can make any budget work.

Any help is very appreciated!

Food and Drink April 30, 2016 at 2:14 pm

Taste of Adams Morgan is Right Around the Corner

Taste of Adams Morgan
Benefitting Mary’s Center
Tuesday, May 3- 5-9pm

Stroll, sip, and sample your way through one of DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, from 5-9pm at the 4th Annual Taste of Adams Morgan event in benefit of Mary’s Center. All proceeds benefit Mary’s Center and the 36,000 individuals and families who will be served this year.

The following restaurants will be participating:
• 2020 Restaurant and Lounge
• Bourbon
• Bul
• Donburi
• Doner Bistro
• El Tamarindo
• Grand Central
• Johnny Pistolas
• L’Enfant Café
• Madam’s Organ
• Mellow Mushroom
• Pop’s SeaBar
• Potter’s House
• Red White and Basil
• Roofers Union
• Rumba Café
• Shenanigans Irish Pub
• The Diner
• Town Tavern
• Tryst
• Ventnor Sports Café
• Yamas Mediterranean Grill

Now all we need is you! Purchase 4 ($25) or 8 ($40) tasting tickets online at or on the day of the event at A Little Shop of Flowers (2421 18th Street, NW)

Can’t wait to see you there!

Food and Drink April 8, 2016 at 11:04 am

Hilltop Opening Soon?

This was their last update on their Facebook page:

The Hilltop Bar & Restaurant
March 13 at 6:16pm ·
We’ve had a lot of random passersby and almost as many FB messages asking when we’re really, actually going to finally open… we’re shooting for late May (June 1st at the absolute latest). See you then!

This must be the slowest opening in the history of DC bars.

Food and Drink April 1, 2016 at 3:09 pm

Weeklong Thai New Year Festivities at iThai Georgetown

M Street Restaurant to Ring in New Year for 7 Days with Feature Menu and Traditional Festivities

Washington, DC – Wednesday, April 13 marks the start of Songkran — the celebratory weeklong Thai New Year. In keeping with the Thai tradition of observing the holiday with festivals and rituals for an entire week, iThai is bringing the celebration to Georgetown with some of these traditions between Wednesday, April 13 and Wednesday, April 20.
During the New Year week, iThai will offer a special New Year menu, featuring iThai’s most authentic recipes: Sai Oua (Northern style Thai sausage), Salted Fish Fried Rice and Cantaloupe Sago (made with tapioca and coconut milk).
From April 13-16, traditional Thai dancers will perform the four ritual New Year dances. Ceremonies will begin at 5 p.m. each evening.

• April 13 – Blessing Dance
• April 14 – Manorah Buchayan Dance
• April 15 – Fon Khun Dok (Flower) Dance
• April 16 – Finale Blessing Dance

The restaurant will offer standard happy hour specials and be open for regular dining, take-out and Happy Hour during the week of New Year celebrations. To learn more about iThai, please visit or follow on Facebook at

WHO: iThai Restaurant & Sushi Bar

WHAT: Thai New Year
Songkran Rituals
Traditional New Year Menu

WHERE: iThai Restaurant & Sushi Bar
3003 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

WHEN: Wednesday April 13- Wednesday April 20
Authentic Thai Dancers April 13- April 16
*Dances begin at 5 p.m. each night*

There is no admission fee to partake in the New Year festivities at iThai.

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Food and Drink March 30, 2016 at 3:39 pm

Thursday Night Bachelorette Party on U Street

I am hosting a bachelorette party on a Thursday night in May and am planning to go out on U Street. Any recommendations for the best bars & clubs to go to? Probably will start out with some lower-key bars for drinks and then want to end up at places we can dance and be a little crazier as it gets later. What are the best places to hit? Also, considering starting with dinner somewhere. I will have a group of about 15. Any places in the U Street area that can accommodate a group that size that would be fun? Thanks!

Food and Drink November 9, 2015 at 7:50 am

New Paint Coat… What's coming to the old Rib Pit on 14th and Randolph?

Anyone know what’s set to take place of the old rib pit? It looks like new business licenses have gone up in the windows. The lights were on the other night as if people were fixing it up. And now, ta-daaah, it’s orange instead of yellow! Anyone know what’s happening?

Food and Drink November 4, 2015 at 9:05 am

Latin American Wine Bar

Has anyone heard anything new on the Latin American Wine Bar slated to replace Riyad market? Is this still happening? And when will it be open?

Food and Drink March 20, 2015 at 11:30 am

Dog Friendly Places in DC

Hi- Now that Spring is approaching, what are some great dog friendly restaurants, bars and shops in DC? I know the CVS in Chinatown is dog friendly along with Irish Channel and Alba’s on Wednesdays for HH. Any other favorites? I wish DC was a more pet friendly city, but I’ll take what I can get!

Food and Drink March 17, 2015 at 10:51 am

Coffee on Keefer?

I live on Keefer Place. For more than a year now, they’ve been working on converting the former Tibetan shop on the corner of Keefer and Georgia Ave. into a coffee shop. Does anyone know what’s taking so long? Did they run out of money or something?

Food and Drink November 13, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Best Bars on H Street?

I’m trying to plan my own tour of H street with a few friends this weekend. I’ve been to Star and Shamrock, Biergardenhaus, Little Miss Whiskeys and Rock and Roll hotel but what others would you suggest we stop at for a drink and maybe an app or two along the way?

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Food and Drink July 11, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Where's the canary melon?

I once had a canary melon. It was delicious. I’d like to find one again. Anyone know where I can find a canary melon in the DC area? Thank you

Food and Drink June 24, 2014 at 10:38 am

Wednesday Night Karaoke

Anyone know of any fun places for Wednesday night karaoke other than Hill Country?

Food and Drink February 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Girl Scout Cookies!

Does anyone happen to know where one could buy Girl Scout cookies around DC? I wasn’t lucky enough to sign up for cookies at my workplace and now I’m seeing boxes of cookies being delivered to everyone at the office and am supremely envious! Please tell me I haven’t missed the chance!!

Food and Drink January 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm

11th Street Fairmont Market Store Abandoned?

Does anyone know what’s the deal with Fairmont Market on 11th and Fairmont? It’s been closed for the past four months. Yeah, it was expensive and the owner kept hours, but it was close.

Food and Drink November 6, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Where to find kabocha squash?

I am trying to stock up my favorite squash and can’t seem to find kabocha squash lately…anyone know of a place that has a good supply or where I can look? The Whole Foods near me (I’ve checked 3 now…no longer seem to have any).

Thanks Popville!

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