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by Prince Of Petworth November 3, 2017 at 4:15 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Brandon Kopp

From NPS:

“The National Park Service is accepting comments from the public on a proposed project to improve physical, interpretive and programmatic accessibility at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial for visitors with mobility, sensory, and cognitive disabilities. Comments are being accepted at go.nps.gov/JeffersonAccessibility through December 1.

A public meeting to introduce and answer questions about the project will be held at the American Association of People with Disabilities office (2013 H Street NW) on Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. National Park Service officials will make a presentation about the project and be available for questions. Comment forms will be available. American Sign Language and CART services will be available at the meeting as well as a tactile model and audio description; additional accommodations can be made by contacting the National Park Service at 202-245-4660 or via email at national_mall@nps.gov.

There are a variety of barriers to accessibility that currently exist at the Jefferson Memorial, including car parking and bus drop-off; layout of walkways and sidewalks; means of accessing the chamber level of the memorial; and lack of accessible exhibit design, which together create an unequal experience for all visitors interested in learning about one of America’s foremost Founding Fathers. As a first step, the project will develop alternatives to improve, modify, and/or create universal accessibility at the site and analyze potential impacts of those alternatives on the historic fabric of the memorial and the surrounding environment. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 3, 2017 at 3:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Jordan Barab

From WMATA:

“Weekend service adjustments November 3-5 for scheduled maintenance

Highlights

Green Line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals
Red and Orange line trains will operate every 30 minutes
Silver, Yellow and Blue line trains will operate every 15 minutes
There will be no Yellow Line service between Fort Totten & National Airport. Use Blue Line trains for travel to/from Downtown DC.
On Sunday from 8:00AM until 2:00PM, a quarterly emergency drill will further impact Yellow and Blue line trains, see below for details. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 3, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0


courtesy Bindaas

From Bindaas:

Menu Description: Guests can anticipate savory snacks, kebabs, with vegetarian options as well as pork, fish, chicken and beef street food dishes that are easy on the wallet. A small sampling from Group Executive Chef Vikram Sunderman’s opening menu will include dishes such as Chicken Farcha Burger, marinated chicken, malt vinegar, chili and curry leaves, served on a pao bun with beet and tomato chutney; Wada Pao, seasonal vegetables, potatoes, mustard seeds and curry leaves, served with pao bun, mint and cilantro chutney; Chicken Curry, house-made chicken curry with tomatoes and garam masala, served with saffron rice as well as Vegetable Curry, seasonal vegetables with paneer, ginger, chilies and cashews, served with saffron rice. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 3, 2017 at 3:00 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. AdoPtville is run by two volunteers who compile these pets weekly from local shelters.

“Amethyst is a friendly, sweet young lady of orange and white coloring. She has a gentle personality and likes to be petted and given attention. She spent time in a foster home with several resident cats and enjoyed their company. She would like to be in a forever home with another kitty companion. Her sister, Pebbles, is also available for adoption and they can go as a pair. Amethyst was born in June 2016. She has been spayed, tested negative for FIV and FELV, is current on vaccinations, and has been micro chipped. Please contact Florence@fourpaws.org to find out more about Amethyst, her sister Pebbles, and how to make them a part of your family!”

“Adorable Jill is a Toy Fox Terrier (best guess), who is just under 10 lbs. and approximately 13 years old. She is the best little companion dog and loves nothing more than to be in your lap, on your bed with you, or to be carried around. She is also very independent!! She loves to go on pack walks with all the other dogs in her foster home at Gray Face Acres. She sleeps quietly for most of the day and is perfectly house trained. She is quite the well-behaved little lady!! Her foster mom has never heard a peep out of her, and boy, can she hear. Since she has likely been blind from birth, her other senses are very acute. She uses sound to step down steps, and even walk around things. Nothing slows her down. So far she has not met a [person or dog she does not like. She is so friendly and will greet you with a wagging short little tail. She is spayed and up to date on vaccines, and ready to go to her forever home. Please go to www.grayfaceacres.org to apply to adopt Jill!”

“This distinguished gentleman is Rags (aka Ragamuffin), nearly 19 years old according to his family. He was no stranger to the shelter, as he had wandered off from his home previously, only this time, his family did not want him back. Imagine that! How many would answer the call from the shelter, pleading for a home for a senior pup because a shelter is no place for a dog to spend the twilight of his life? Thanks to their wonderful foster Amanda, who appreciates just how special seniors are, DC PAWS Rescue was able to welcome this sweet senior into their family and it is their hope to find him a wonderful home for the holidays. In spite of his advanced age and recent loss of family, this boy has lots of spunk and joy in him. Just look at that face! He could be warming your lap this season! To learn more about Rags, please visit here.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 3, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0


2218 18th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

The three wonderful women who purchased Awash and transformed it into Asmara about a year ago have poured a heck of a lot of TLC into the joint and it’s quietly an absolute gem of a restaurant/lounge.

They are open 7 days a week from 11am to 2am (3am on Fri/Sat) and serve fantastic Ethiopian/Eritrean & American cuisine all day & all night (–superb late night alternative to jumbo slice). Breakfast is also available all day & all night. And their “Early Bird Special” (pasta with choice of sauce & any n/a beverage for $6.99 or a vegetarian platter with enjera & any n/a beverage for $7.99) is available from noon to 6pm. Happy Hour is 4 to 8 all seven days of the week ($3 beers!–including imports & small craft collection).

Also, the upstairs lounge there, or “Studio Ga Ga”, as it is colloquially known as, has become the unofficial nightly hang-out spot for the old Dr. Clock’s/Asylum/Toledo Lounge/Millie & Al’s/Angles diaspora and features a New Wave/’80’s-heavy playlist and host of $8 absinthe drinks.”

Check out the menu after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 3, 2017 at 2:05 pm 0

This rental is located at 108 Tennessee Ave, NE. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2495 / 2br – 2 br in Capitol Hill, overlooking Lincoln Park. Available January 1

We are moving in the new year and are looking for tenants to take over our 2 bed/1bath lease right on Lincoln Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. This apartment has tons of natural light, a huge living room, two large bedrooms (equal size), and an in-unit washer/dryer. Large closets in both bedrooms plus two closets in the common space. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 3, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

From WMATA:

“Beginning Saturday, November 25, and continuing through Sunday, December 10, 2017, Metro will undertake a major capital improvement project on the Red Line involving the complete replacement of a mainline interlocking, a location where trains cross from one track to the other. During this time, there will be no Red Line trains operating between Silver Spring and Fort Totten, and Takoma Station will be closed.

During the project, Red Line trains will operate in two segments: between Shady Grove and Fort Totten, and between Glenmont and Silver Spring. Customers should allow additional travel time and expect some crowding, as trains will arrive less frequently than normal. Free shuttle buses will provide limited service between Silver Spring, Takoma and Fort Totten stations. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 3, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

A question for the forum: I just moved into a new condo in Brookland and wanted to put up some security cameras. I like the idea of the Blink cameras being wireless and not needing to pay to store video, but I’ve been reading some drawbacks in the reviews. The Nest was my other thought, but its $100 per year per camera to store 10 days of footage. Anyone have recommendations?”

Ed. Note: Here are some recommendations from last year. Anyone particularly happy with their cameras? Learn about the Private Security Camera Incentive Program.

by Prince Of Petworth November 3, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0


3178-B Bladensburg Road, NE

I think some of us take it for granted that D.C. has always had a vibrant brewing scene. Well I think I have taken it for granted anyway. But I’m reminded at how far we’ve come after a recent visit to DC BRAU. It was way back in March 2011 that I first visited DC Brau Brewing Company on Bladensburg Road. In 2011 they were 6,667 square feet and brewing 1600 barrels with 3 employees. Today they are now 48,500 square feet and brewing 15,000 barrels a year with 48 employees. Which brings me to why I went there in the first place – they got a new Brew house up and humming:

With this new brew house they’ll be capable of brewing 25,000 barrels by 2020 and 30,000 barrels by 2022 should all go well. And eventually they be able to up capacity all the way to 75,000 barrels a year. To put that in perspective – that is A LOT of beer.


ON THE WINGS OF ARMAGEDDON, my personal favorite

That increased capacity means we’ll be seeing more DC Brau around town but also more Brau on our travels. First up – Boston. Next up – possibly North Carolina, possibly Pittsburgh and Sweden. What?!?

“DC Brau worked on a very special new collaboration with Barnaby Struve (formerly of 3 Floyds Brewing) who is now with Swedish brewery, Stigbergets, they dubbed Especially Splendid Brew ESB. They brewed 30 barrels of a Beefed-up Extra Special Bitter with heavy dry hop that should ring in around 6% with 35 IBUs. A portion of the batch was sent to Sweden for distribution there, with the remainder kept stateside for distribution in keg only.”

More about the future – the old brew house will be used for “one offs” and specialty beers. You’ll be able to taste some around town but also in their tap house/tasting room. Speaking of which, a new tap house/tasting room is coming too. It’ll be much bigger than what they have now. We’re talking 4:11 Positrac outback, 750 double pumper, Edelbrock intake, bored over 30, 11 to 1 pop-up pistons, turbo-jet 390 horsepower 4,000 square feet, 25 taps, some fuckin’ muscle. In addition to plans for a new tap house, there are plans for a new event space with room for about 200. STAY TUNED.


DC Brau President and Head Brewer Jeff Hancock left and DC Brau CEO Brandon Skall right

And the last thing I’ll mention is that, even though DC BRAU is a big deal these days (and getting bigger) – the crew remain humble. The whole crew, not just Jeff and Brandon. It’s always more fun to root for local when the peeps behind the product are good peeps. They got good peeps in spades here. Wishing them many more years of growth and success.

More photos after the jump. (more…)

by PoP Sponsor November 3, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0

There’s 130+ open houses scheduled for the upcoming weekend, including 30 of which are over $1mil. We’ve hand picked some doozies from all price ranges for you, this weekend should be a good one to tour.

For the entire list click here.

  • 815 Decatur Street NW — $799,000 — Petworth
    • Open SAT & SUN. 1-4PM — Michele Weinstein
    • We’ve been waiting for this one to finish construction!
  • 1250 4th Street SW #W111 — $320,000 — SW Waterfront
    • Open SUN 1-4PM — Thomas Mathis
    • Who doesn’t love blue and green?
  • 4107 12th Street NE — $699,000 — Brookland-ish
    • Open SAT 2-4PM & SUN 1-3PM — Kay King
    • Is “quintessential” the new overused real estate term?
  • 1127 C Street NE — $2,195,000 — Stanton Park
    • Open SAT & SUN 2-4PM — Todd Bissey
    • “Magazine worthy” must be better than “Newspaper worthy.”
  • 1701 Upshur Street NW — $1,289,000 — Crestwood
    • Open SUN. 2-4PM — Kim Rice
    • That Crestwood-charm feeling!
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