01/30/15 10:10am

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1711 Florida Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for passing on the sad news:

“The former Localat space – Hans Pedr Kaffe. Done. Spoke with the owner just a few minutes ago. Sign on Door cryptically reads Closed -Thanks for Coming. I happen to be walking by when someone was leaving. She is engaged in the depressing process of cleaning things up and out.”

Hans Pedr Kaffe took over the Locolat space back in March. They will be missed. Hans Pedr follows news of Casa Oaxaca closing in Adams Morgan after today. Hoping to share better Adams Morgan dining news soon.

01/30/15 9:40am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user  Patrick Wright

You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct people’s grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.

01/30/15 9:10am

“Dear PoPville,

I was walking home from dinner with friends Wednesday night in Columbia Heights around 10:30pm when I was robbed about one block from the Columbia Heights metro. The incident occurred by the metro bus stop right by the intersection of 13th and Irving. I passed the CVS on 14th on Irving and noticed a group of teenagers. After passing them I heard whispering and had the feeling I was being followed by the group. I stopped hearing footsteps half way down the block and figured I was ok until I was grabbed by my jacket and forced at gun point to hand over my valuables.

I know it’s a long shot but if anyone comes across a red Michael Kors Purse, a pink wallet (containing credit cards, DC license,etc.) and most importantly car keys with a keyless entry remote at the top (both sets were in my purse) in the neighborhood it would be great if they could let me know. Replacing my car keys is going to cost me quite a bit of money so it would be great if I could get at least one set back.

I really want people that live in the neighborhood to make sure they are being alert because it happened right by the intersection of 13th and irving (a busy road and people were around).”

01/29/15 10:22pm

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Well we’ve talked favorite podcast, books, movies, foreign movies, tv shows and foreign tv shows so it’s time for favorite app. Also in the rant/revel a reader asked:

“Five apps that are a must have if you live and work in DC?”

And I thought that was a great question so wanted to give it a separate thread where more could see it. But I’m also curious about your favorite apps in general – bonus for the free ones! So maybe a three parter – favorite – DC specific app? Favorite app in general? Favorite free app?

Ed. Note: I’m mainly interested in IPhone/Android apps but since I know some will say it – you can tell me your favorite appetizers too :)

01/29/15 10:05pm

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Photo by PoPville flickr user nevermindtheend

Congrats to PoPville and PoP pick NorthbyNE with:

“Trying to capitalize on the podcast’s popularity, NPR has started selling the “Serial Crime Kit” (pictured on the right)…it includes gloves, a map of Leakin Park, and NO payphone.*

* Payphone on left shown for scale only. Not included in Serial Crime Kit.”

Honorable mention to TC with:

“Worst payphone picture since Colin Farrell.”

Winners and honorable mention please email me at princeofpetworth(at)gmail for your shirts, onesies or tote bag.

01/29/15 4:45pm

If you have any questions you’d like me to answer about PoPville or general topics to be covered please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘What’d I Miss’ in the subject line. You can ask really anything you’d like – from specific to philosophical. But no grammar questions. You can also tweet questions to @PoPville though I prefer email if possible. I’m gonna try to keep this less than 10 minutes. What’d I Miss? is done on one take with no editing.

01/29/15 4:30pm

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Havana Nights – Happy Hour Fundraiser
Thursday, February 29
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Johnny Pistolas
2333 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Come learn about the B’nai B’rith International legacy of humanitarian aid in Cuba while supporting our efforts!

The restaurant will donate 10 % of the night’s bar tab directly to the Cuban Jewish Relief Project.

$5 admission fee includes a free Tecate
All payments will be handled at the door

To RSVP – Email dross@bnaibrith.org or visit our event page

Food & Drink Specials Available:
$3 Tecate, $4 Pacifico, $5 Rails, and $6 Guacamole

PLUS Raffle Prize Giveaways:
$5 per raffle – 3 for $10
Gifts include several great items from local businesses and signed gear from the Washington Nationals!
Purchase tickets on site — Drawing to be held at event”