1608 14th Street, NW
Now this is a curious one. Rice, which by the by is a phenomenal restaurant of the old(ish) school (anyone know what year they opened?), has posted a new liquor license for a Rice Market:
“New Class “B” retail store selling beer and wine for off – premise consumption.”
When I stopped by to talk to an employee on site he said, he thought a new bar (from the owners of Rice) was coming to the basement space downstairs. Sounds similar to Sotto at Ghibillena next door. So either, a new retail store is coming downstairs which is possible but odd, or a new bar is coming downstairs. Either way, Rice is awesome and deserves your love. See their menu here.
STAY TUNED for developments on the basement space.
15th and L Street, NW
HOLY SMOKES. If you haven’t walked by in a while anyway.
You can see some finished renderings and read more about who’s coming to the Midtown Center here.
Thanks to Wilson for sending:
“Petworth peppers – Korean green chili, jalapeno, serrano, purple bell and a mystery variety (tastes like a mildly spicy green bell pepper).”
If you get a great one please send an email to [email protected] with ‘Great Garden Haul’ in the subject line along with a photo and description of your haul including what neighborhood you’re in. Try to get yours in by Labor Day. Thanks!
Across from the National Press Building in Metro Center.
We just got a new puppy this weekend- her name is Maggie and she’s an 8-week-old Goldendoodle. We are in love.
Of course two days after we get her home, I open PoPville and I see the rabies report. I’m kinda freaking out because we literally just got her this weekend and she still needs all of her puppy shots.
With all this in mind, first- am I overreacting? and second- does anyone have any recommendations of vets in or around DC that offer comprehensive puppy vaccinations and checkups for one price? I remember with our first dog, Scout, we paid close to $1000 for all the startup vet visits, and I’m trying to avoid that the second time around. And in light of all the recent rabies reports, I want to make sure I get all of this squared away as soon as possible so Maggie doesn’t get sick.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.
PoP-Ed. posts may be written about anything related to the District and submitted via email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail please include PoP-Ed. in the subject line. The following was written by Paul Williams, President of Historic Congressional Cemetery, and Kelly Carnes, cemetery staffer and yoga instructor.
Last weekend, Washingtonians missed out on one of the hottest yoga trends to date: goat yoga. Historic Congressional Cemetery, which has hosted eco-goats twice and a weekly yoga program, was denied the opportunity to bring goat yoga to the District by the DC Department of Health.
The event, previously schedule for July 22, would have featured three classes in which 10 baby goats joined the yogis on their mats to romp, play, crawl, and cuddle while the yogis practiced a gentle (mostly seated) sequence designed to educate them about the specific physiological traits that make goats unique like their incredible balance and fortified digestive system. Educational materials were integrated into the previous eco-goats visits too and each event brought hundreds of new visitors to the cemetery, raising awareness and funds to help preserve this iconic local landmark.
The DC Department of Health’s reasoning? Director LaQuandra Nesbitt claims that the yogis and goats pose a danger to each other, even though this style of practice has been embraced all over the country, including Louisville, Kentucky where she was the leading public health expert before taking her post in DC.
What does the goat’s farmer and caregiver, Mary Bowen, think of the excuse that yogis could potentially fall on and injure goats? In her own words the excuse is “ridiculous,” as is the notion that the cemetery would need to hire a wildlife expert to be on hand for any such event. News flash, DoH, goats are not wild animals! In fact the domestication of goats begins 10,000-11,000 years ago!
Supposedly there is also a “no touching” policy barring any interaction with livestock lest it lead to zoonotic disease transmission, and yet, when it was brought to the Department of Health’s attention that the Mount Vernon BID is hosting their annual petting zoo in Mt. Vernon square on July 29, they knew nothing about it. I guess we should all go into quarantine-mode for the impending goat-flu that is about to bring Washington to a screeching halt. (more…)
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“Lucious is enjoying a sunny day.”
“Miss Natasha playing with her pal Boris. July 1 was her adoptiversary!”
740 15th Street, NW
Some days the Gods are angry with you and some days the Gods smile upon you. I just got a big old smile walking around downtown. I noticed some construction going on next to Joe’s Seafood and spotted Tony Tomelden from The Pug (1234 H St, NE) walking out (who’ve I’ve known for ages so he couldn’t hide.) First of all holy crap – I knew he was looking to open something new but I had no idea it would be downtown.
Which if you think about it, is freaking brilliant. How sweet to have a – The Pug downtown. But of course it won’t be a replica of The Pug (no disrespect to 1234 H Street but this is uh, let’s say, quite a different space) and what’s even better is that he’s opening it up with his Brookland’s Finest co-owner John Solomon (also owner of Solly’s at 11th and U St, NW.) But unlike Brookland’s Finest (12th and Jackson Street, NE) there will be no food component here – this is gonna be a straight up bar. A proper bar. Oh and the name of that bar will be Union Trust, in homage to the Union Trust Building. If all goes well they hope to open this fall so STAY TUNED.
15th and H Street, NW
Ed. Note: I have not personally seen these rentals and therefore cannot vouch for them, I just pull interesting ones I find on Craigslist. Good luck with your search!
This rental is located at 1st and D Street, SE. The Craigslist ad says:
“$1755 In Historic Capitol Hill – All Utilities Included, Free Wifi in Apts.
Located just 2 blocks from the US Capitol in Beautiful Historic Capitol Hill, A Studio Apartment regularly $1,755.00 with ALL Utilities Included and No Security Deposit!
Beautiful views from rooftop sundeck overlooking parks and skyline of Historic Congressional Buildings. Apartments large oversize windows reveal a southern exposure. You’ll enjoy the luxury feel of our hard wood and marble floors.
Just 3 minutes from I-295, I-395 and steps away from Capitol South Metro. Less than 10 minutes to Union Station and less than 20 minutes to Reagan National Airport. 2 Blocks away from the US Capitol. Walking distance from both the Washington Nationals Stadium and Barracks Row. What a Perfect Location! (more…)