Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

Beware of this crazy mid 60s well dressed white man. I got on the bus at Safeway and walked into the middle of a screaming match. I am almost certain that he was the instigator because it was him versus the entire bus. He was mostly screaming at a mid 40s man, but also screamed at women, other passengers, and the bus driver. He kept yelling at the other man to get off so they could fight, Read More

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Dear PoPville readers,

This is a photo from this year’s Well-Paid Maids company picnic.

It was held in June and it was an awesome day. We rented a pavilion in Rock Creek Park near Peirce Mill, got catered food from Federalist Pig, played Kan-Jam and cornhole, and got to know each other a whole lot better. Maybe you’ll recognize Johanna or Nishad in that picture, who have both been profiled on PoPville in the past and are still with us.

For many of our employees, the picnic was far from the only paid day off they had this summer. Over the last few months, we’ve had staff use some of their 22 PTO days to travel to a variety of destinations including Las Vegas, New York City, Minneapolis and Charlotte.

We encourage our employees to take all of their vacation each year, and with Labor Day around the corner we still have a few more staff vacations coming up to round out the season. Other folks are waiting until the winter holidays and some are saving up for international trips next year — our PTO rolls over so that nobody loses out on valuable time to rest and relax.

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1317 Connecticut Avenue, NW photo by Scott Suchman

From a press release:

“Muncheez, a Middle Eastern fast casual restaurant with locations in Georgetown and Tenleytown, announces the grand opening of its new Dupont Circle location on Friday, August 23, 2019. Located at 1317 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Muncheez Dupont Circle will open doors at 11:00 a.m., and the first 200 people in line will receive a complimentary bowl or signature pita.

The latest additions to the Muncheez menu feature a cauliflower pita made with French fries, lettuce, tomatoes and tahini and a lentil tabbouleh mezze. New components to the eatery’s popular bowls include lentils and baby spinach as a base and fried cauliflower as a protein, expanding the vegan and vegetarian options available for lunch and dinner. Signature Muncheez menu options remain, including chicken and beef shawarmas, hand-rolled spinach pies, kibbes and grape leaves, manakeesh, a Mediterranean-style flatbread, mini pizzas, Nutella crepes, and the option to build your own bowl. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

We went to a Mystics game in their new home at the waiting-for-a-named-sponsor Entertainment and Sports Arena. It was a great game, with the Mystics scoring 107 points and a record-setting 18 three-pointers. While I enjoyed the cozier feel on the new stadium, I was shocked when I went to look for a water fountain and was told that there were none. Read More

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via google maps

From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred on Thursday, August 8, 2019, in the 2300 block of 18th Street, Northwest.

At approximately 12:35 am, members of the Third District responded to the listed location for the report of a man down. Upon arrival, members located an adult male, suffering from injuries consistent with an assault. Read More

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2450 Market Street, NE

Thanks to Carlos for sending:

Mecho’s Dominican Kitchen opened yesterday, Sunday afternoon.

Within 45 minutes it was standing room only inside with air conditioning. Thankfully there were seats and tables outside.

I was one of the first customers in 1995 when Los Hermanos opened up in Columbia Heights on Park Road and 14th Street, NW.

And I was the very first customer with their second restaurant, Mecho’s Dominican Kitchen opened Sunday at 2450 Market Street, N.E., in the Shops at Dakota Crossing across from Costco.

What I love about these eateries is that it’s not fast food, quite the opposite in fact: Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user LaTur

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