10/17/14 12:30pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user carstenschmidt

From MPD:

“On Saturday, October 18, 2014, the 2014 Howard University Homecoming Parade will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

The staging area time will be 7:00 am in front of Johnson Administration Building (2400 6th Street NW) on the campus of Howard University. The parade start time will be 10:00 am and will conclude approximately at 12:30 pm at which time the roadways will re-open to traffic.

Parade Route

North on 6th Street, NW
Left onto Fairmont Street, NW
Left onto Georgia Avenue, NW
Southbound on Georgia Avenue, NW
Left onto Florida Avenue, NW
Continue eastbound on Florida Avenue, NW
Left onto 5th Street, NW
Northbound on 5th Street, NW
Right onto T Street, NW
Eastbound on T Street, NW
Left onto 4th Street, NW
Continue Northbound on 4th Street, NW
Left on Howard Street NW (End of the parade)”

Photo by PoPville flickr user sarah.gerrity


“Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of October 17-19 with service adjustments beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

This weekend, Orange, Silver, Blue, Green and Yellow line trains will run every 16 minutes, rather than every 12 minutes. On the Red Line, buses will replace trains between Rhode Island Ave and Silver Spring stations on Saturday and Sunday only. (more…)

10/17/14 12:13pm

From an email:

“From October 20th – October 26th, Washington, DC will serve as the next stop on the Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru Tasting Tour. Kosmic Mother Funk (KMF) Grand Cru is a limited-edition, funky Belgian ale that is only available on draft in select cities from now through November, and DC is on the list!

Bar Pilar
1833 14th St NW, Washington, DC
Expected Tapping Date: 10/25/2014

Bier Baron
1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC
Expected Tapping Date: Week of 10/20/2014

The Big Hunt
1345 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
Expected Tapping Date: 10/21/2014

Brookland Pint
716 Monroe St NE, Washington, DC
Expected Tapping Date: Week of 10/24/2014

1337 14th St NW, Washington, DC
Expected Tapping Date: 10/20/2014

City Tap House
901 I St NW, Washington, DC
Expected Tapping Date: Week of 10/20/2014

1323 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
Expected Tapping Date: Week of 10/20/2014

Jack Rose Dining Saloon
2007 18th St NW, Washington, D.C.
Expected Tapping Date: 10/22/2014

Meridian Pint
3400 11th St NW, Washington, DC
Expected Tapping Date: 10/24/2014

The Partisan
709 D St NW, Washington, DC
Expected Tapping Date: Week of 10/20/2014

Pizzeria Paradiso Dupont
2003 P St NW, Washington, DC
Expected Tapping Date: Week of 10/24/2014

Scion Restaurant
2100 P St NW, Washington, DC
Expected Tapping Date: Week of 10/20/2014

Smoke and Barrel DC
2471 18th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.
Expected Tapping Date: Week of 10/20/2014

Thunder Burger & Bar
3056 M St NW, Washington, DC
Expected Tapping Date: 10/23/2014

Whole Foods Market P Street
1440 P St NW, Washington, DC
Expected Tapping Date: Week of 10/20/2014″

More about the beer after the jump. (more…)

10/17/14 11:44am

2031 Florida Avenue, NW

We knew the former Veritas space was getting close to transforming into McClellan’s Retreat. The GM tells me that they are hoping to open the first week of November and that on Wed. they will be conducting interviews for bartenders from noon to 5pm – if anyone is looking stop by.

McClellan's Retreat
Florida Ave looking east towards Connecticut Ave

10/17/14 11:15am

451 K Street, NW

@WeinDC tweets us the permit above listing the name Steaks in the City at the long awaited K Street space by Mandu and the recently closed Kushi:

“Permits for Rays the Steaks? @MVTCID @PoPville”

@MVTCID responds:

“cross fingers but we are hearing positive things.”

Rays Hell Burger Too, Another Rays Joint and now Steaks in the City? Per MVTCID – keeping my fingers crossed.


10/17/14 10:45am


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Featured Property: 913 Aspen St NW
Legal Subdivision: Brightwood
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Takoma
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3 Parking: Garage Basement: Yes, Fully Finished Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $674,900.
List Price at Contract: $674,900.
List Date: 9/11/2014
Days on Market: 7
Settled Sales Price: $691,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 10/10/14
Bank Owned?: No Short Sale? No Estate: No

Original GDoN post is: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

You will find Brightwood at the northern part of the city, above Missouri Ave NW, and to the east of Georgia Avenue. This particular home is quite close to the pending game changing development at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center site. For those who enjoy the relative wilderness as a counter to urban life, Rock Creek Park is just on the other side of WRAMC. Buses run up and down Georgia Ave, and nearby Silver Spring and Takoma Park offer cheap parking, Whole Foods or the Takoma park Food Co-op, and plenty of restaurant choices. (more…)

10/17/14 10:15am

108 Rhode Island Ave, NW

It’s been a while since we heard about El Camino coming to Rhode Island Ave by Boundary Stone – but I took a peek earlier in the week and they are nearly finished with the buildout. I was told if all goes well they should be able to open by the end of the month. El Camino is the:

“full-service restaurant featuring traditional-style Mexican food with a variety of Latin cocktails, by the partners behind 1905 Bistro & Bar as well as Tony Lucca and Phil Rodriguez also of Sticky Rice DC.”


and around the corner is Costa Brava.

1837 1st Street, NW

The even longer wait for Spanish tapas serving Costa Brava looks to be coming to an end too. Sign is up and construction seems to be wrapping up as well. Their facebook page says:

“Barcelona meets DC Lounge!”

113 Rhode Island Ave, NW

And across the street from El Camino is Showtime who have applied for “a sidewalk café with an occupancy load of 6 seats”.

10/16/14 10:22pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user number7cloud

It seems like every time I post about taxis there is an extremely vocal reaction in support of Uber. But via email and in personal conversations I hear lots of folks who are not completely thrilled with Uber so I thought it’d make a good poll. For this poll let’s just focus on late night, which I guess is rather arbitrary, say 10:30pm or later – how do you get home usually? I realize that different evenings sometimes require different types of transport – but for this poll let’s just say in general which you use most often. And for those who will give a bit more detail/explanation in the comments – I’d be curious to know your age to see if there is any type of correlation there.