Photo by PoPville flickr user Pablo Raw
Today’s question comes from a reader:
“Where are the best bars to watch tennis? I know most bars will happily turn on the Grand Slam tournaments, but I’m wondering if any will show the “smaller” 500 or 1000 level tournaments. I guess I could suck it up and buy the Tennis Channel, but I would love to find a new tennis viewing spot that’s not my couch..”
But since I get these questions pretty frequently I thought it would be good to have one spot to start referring folks. So in addition to tennis – where are your favorite bars to watch the olympics, soccer, baseball, college football, pro football, hockey, basketball, cricket, rugby or any other sport your a fan of? If you have recommendations please include what neighborhood the bar is located in – thanks!
Thanks to Yuri for sending:
“Grown at Wangari Gardens community garden. French Sorrel, Hungarian Hot Wax & Pimento Peppers, Eucalyptus and Sweet Basil.”
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!
“Top is at the Mississippi in Marquette, Iowa dipping the bike after RAGBRAI. That’s a ferry/casino in the background.”
For others interested in getting a PoPville shirt, I’ll bring some with me to the Happy Hour on Tuesday.
This Clinton guy has some serious range:
Got my Tenleytown fix in this week – love this porch area:
From an email:
“The WABA Trail Ranger coffee hour is tomorrow! Join us for free coffee, ice and maybe donuts at 4th and S St NE on the Metropolitan Branch Trail.
7:30 am – 9:30 am
4th and S St NE
August 11th (every second Friday of the month)”
Folks have been sending me tons of photos of mushrooms. These two from Carlos found in Sherman Circle are my favorite.
via google maps
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit announced an arrest has been made in an Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse offense, which occurred in the 4000 block of 8th Street, Northeast, on Monday, August 7, 2017.
At approximately 1:44 pm, the suspect entered the victim’s apartment and a physical struggle ensued. The suspect attempted to sexually assault the victim. The victim was able to escape and alert police.
On Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 36-year-old Lawrence Arvine Johnson of Northeast, DC, was arrested and charged with Assault with Intent to Commit First Degree Sexual Abuse.”
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.
“Colton staying cool in the shade on Capitol Hill!”
“This is Looey, who has recently taken up residence in Dupont Circle.”
“Lucious – Brightwood Park”
rendering via newfrederickdouglassbridge.com
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Today, Mayor Bowser unveiled the design and timeline of the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. The Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge is part of the South Capitol Street Corridor Project, the largest public infrastructure project in Washington, DC’s history. The project includes replacing the 68 year-old bridge and reconstructing the Suitland Parkway/I-295 interchange. The Mayor was joined by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Leif Dormsjo, and members of the South Capitol Bridgebuilders team.
“Today, we are taking a huge step toward improving the District’s infrastructure and building a safer, stronger DC,” said Mayor Bowser. “The Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and the entire South Capitol Street Corridor Project will create jobs for District residents and provide an iconic gateway between Anacostia and Downtown DC. When completed, this will be a tremendous structure and a fitting memorial for a remarkable American icon.”
The new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge will be built approximately 100 feet from the current bridge. Other project elements include: (more…)