by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

1781 Florida Ave, NW courtesy Red White and Basil

Ed. Note: Red White and Basil opened up in the old Locolat space back in October 2105.

From a press release:

“DC’s Red White and Basil is saying “Molto Italiano,” according to new owners Mark Hunker and Jeff McCracken. The duo, owners of popular and acclaimed restaurants Duplex Diner in DC and Eden Restaurant and JAM Bistro in Rehoboth Beach DE, is rolling out a fresh new dinner menu for the Adams Morgan/Dupont Circle restaurant. Also new are an expanded Italian wine list and a new cocktail list that features Italian classics such as the Bellini, Lemoncello Spritz, and Negroni. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2018 at 5:10 pm 0

via google maps

Jake tweeted around 4pm:

“My friend texted me from inside Roosevelt HS (where he was working) 30 mins ago that the school was on lockdown because a shot was fired outside the school. Apparently now they are outside after police arrived. Anyone else know more info?”

Jonah reported that the lockdown had been lifted by 4pm.

Nick reports around 3/3:15pm:

3 shots fired in alley that runs between Iowa and Webster. Right outside my back door. Police tape up in alley now and multiple officers on site”

by PoP Sponsor September 18, 2018 at 4:30 pm 0

Calling All Creatives, Visionaries and Entrepreneurs!

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The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature live performances by Ari Lennox and other amazing D.C. artists brought to you by Broccoli City. Additionally, there will be exhibits highlighting photography, vendors and other creative content made in the District.

As many know, D.C. has been coined as the “Capital of Creativity.” Mayor Muriel Bowser launched 202Creates in September of 2016 as a celebration of the District of Columbia’s Creative Community, Culture and Creative Economy. The month-long campaign has showcased the District’s entrepreneurial and creative community through an array of events that took place across all 8 wards.

Led by The D.C. Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment (OCTFME), the D.C. Commission on Arts and Humanities (CAH) and the DC Office of  the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), the citywide effort celebrates the District’s multi-billion dollar creative economy and its diverse and vibrant creative community, which includes its culinary, cosmetology and fashion industries, as well as musicians, performing artists, filmmakers, tech entrepreneurs, visual artists and production support companies.

RSVP for the 202Creates Closing Event and check out upcoming events on the 202Creates website.

Help us celebrate the “Capital of Creativity” — D.C. and build your network!

by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2018 at 4:15 pm 0

George Pelecanos via DCPL

From the D.C. Public Library:

“WHO: George Pelecanos, author .
WHAT: Reads from and discusses his new book “The Man Who Came Uptown.”
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 19; 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Petworth Library; 4200 Kansas Ave. NW

George P. Pelecanos sets many of his 20 detective fiction books in his hometown of Washington, D.C. For his new book, “The Man Who Came Uptown,” Pelecanos was inspired by the work of the DC Jail Librarian. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Mayor Bowser introduced legislation that will make it illegal to possess undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns and other “ghost guns” in Washington, DC. The “Ghost Guns Prohibition Emergency Amendment Act of 2018” amends the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 to prohibit the registration and possession of ghost guns–firearms that, after the removal of all parts other than a receiver, cannot be detected by a metal detector–in the District of Columbia.

“From requiring stronger background checks to raising the purchase age, Americans want common-sense gun reform that makes it more difficult – not easier – for guns to fall into the wrong hands,” said Mayor Bowser. “As technology around the production of undetectable guns advances, our federal government must take action to protect Americans from senseless gun violence.” (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Caroline Angelo

“Dear PoPville,

In paying the bills for my small condo building this month I noticed our water bill was $160 more than our usual bill. When I called DC Water initially on Friday, the representative noted extreme usage over the course of 4 days in August and directed me to the meter reading portion of their site and suggested I set up an alert system in the event of future aberrations. To outline the difference in usage a little clearer, over the course of said 4 days the building had apparently used the same amount of water we usually consume in a full month.

I flagged the issue for the other owners in the building and asked if anyone noticed anything funny happening, I was out of town for the exact dates but my roommate did not note anything out of the ordinary. I heard back from the other owners and it turns out the tenants in two of the units were out of town (one set was gone for almost all of August) and the third owner was personally out of town but his girlfriend was home and didn’t notice anything weird either. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2018 at 2:55 pm 0

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood.  If you love the animal fix and want to ensure PoPville’s long term viability please consider donating to our Patreon page here.

“Louie, Columbia Heights

Louie’s big on “love bites” but he’s cute enough to get away with it (most of the time)! He was adopted from City Kitties, and we think he’s about 3 years old.”

“Chancelta (@chancletainthecity) She’s the go to brunch date I have, and this picture was taken at the Coupe in Columbia Heights.”

by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2018 at 2:10 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

Ed. Note: To be clear, OP is kidding around with this note, I mean it happened but obviously she is kidding around. I preface this because history has taught me that some will be confused.

“Dear PoPville,

I may have fallen for someone this weekend… I can’t stop thinking about this guy I encountered in Rock Creek Park. (Fair warning: this might be long, but why should love have a character limit?)

It was a beautiful Sunday in the park, and people were out picnicking, biking, hiking, running, and walking. As I ran past Peirce Mill, a cyclist caught my eye – swarthy, lean, coral shorts. Fortunately the opportunity to initiate contact presented itself: he had sped by the sign instructing cyclists to walk their bikes. (more…)


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