10/21/16 1:45pm

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“Any suggestions for a restaurant in Dupont Circle for a holiday luncheon this December? I’m planning for two groups of people.

1 – Small, shy group of 8-10 people, no private room or big to-do needed. Rasika West End has been our go-to the past 2 years, but I’d love to find something new.

2 – Medium, outgoing group of 15 people. I’ll never be able to top last year’s party at Miracle on 7th Street (the true miracle was getting in the door), but if there’s anything hip and new within about 5-10 minutes of Dupont, that would be great.”

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10/21/16 12:45pm


“Dear PoPville,

I live in Southwest on I St, near the waterfront metro. This morning, on the way to work, I found one of the older trees was cut down. When I got back, another tree was almost entirely down. (see attached photos)

Neither of these trees appeared unhealthy, and they were by two completely different residential buildings owned by different organizations. Who is doing this? And why?

I understand the common use of trimming to protect the power lines, but these seemed way more than that.”

10/21/16 12:15pm


This unit is located at 1837 Kalorama Road, Northwest. The listing says:

“Elegant, modern two level unit with sweeping views of the city from the large rooftop terrace. High ceilings and open floor plan with wood floors and designer finishes from Porcelanosa. Kitchen features Viking appliances and marble counter tops. Second floor master suite with large master bath and California Closets designed walk-in.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $799,000 ($184 monthly fee.)

10/21/16 11:50am


From a press release:

“Join 40 top Washington, DC restaurants in celebrating one of their favorite culinary delicacies – foie gras. As part of the week-long DC Foie Gras Festival, participating restaurants will be serving foie gras-centric dishes, all featuring conscionably raised domestic foie gras. Consumers who dine at any of the 40 participating restaurants from October 26 – November 2 will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite foie gras dish and the winner of the popular vote will receive the coveted Golden Duck trophy.

The DC Foie Gras Festival is the chef-driven reincarnation of Foie La La, the original H Street foie gras competition founded four years ago by former Boundary Road chef and co-owner, Brad Walker.

“Foie gras has a rich cultural history dating back to ancient Egypt, but there are many misconceptions about this culinary delicacy,” said Chef Luke Feltz of Boundary Road and the organizer of the DC Foie Gras Festival. “Our mission during this week-long festival is to delight foie gras enthusiasts, introduce foie gras to those who have yet to experience it, and to educate diners on foie gras and its production.” (more…)

10/21/16 10:30am


Suzanne Des Marais is an associate broker with Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 913 11th St NE

Legal Subdivision: Old City #1
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Old City #1
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 2 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $575,000.
List Price at Contract: $575,000.
List Date: 09/18/2016
Days on Market: 8
Settled Sales Price: $600,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 10/17/2016
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The listings can be seen here: here.

The original Good Deal or Not post for this South of Florida Ave (do we still say So Flo?) house in NE near H Street…in need of a bit of work…drew a total of 46 comments. (more…)