by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

1627 K Street, NW

Update on Taqueria Local from a press release:

“Putting an innovative spin on Mexican classics, Taqueria Local, downtown D.C.’s new artisanal taco restaurant, will arrive with a mouthwatering menu of tacos, tostadas, burritos, salads, sides and soups, as well as a handful of desserts, in March.

Just like owner Antonis Karagounis’ other D.C. establishments — Echostage, Decades, Barcode, Ultrabar, Soundcheck and L8 — Taqueria Local is an authentically homegrown concept that’s sure to become one of Washington’s instant foodie favorites. Karagounis and partner Arman Amirshahi, who has nearly 25 years of hospitality experience, have tapped their longtime chef, Giovanni Orellana to helm the new eatery, which mixes modern, fast-casual vibes with the appeal of a classically authentic Mexican restaurant.

In addition to its extensive food menu, Taqueria Local will also serve a variety of Mexico’s iconic aguas frescas, bottled Mexican sodas, flavored margaritas, beer and wine.

Taqueria Local marks the initial management venture for Orellana, a D.C. food prep veteran from El Salvador with more than 14 years of experience and stints at Ceviche, Lima, Pesce, Posto and most recently, Barcode, on his extensive resume. In fact, Orellana’s weekly taco special at Barcode has regularly been one of the restaurant’s top-selling plates. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

06 13th Street, SE. Photo by Barred in DC

“Dear PoPville,

I bought a Groupon yesterday for this restaurant and made a reservation online for tonight. About an hour later I got the following text. Just wanted to get the word out that folks may want to avoid buying the groupon for now.
Hello calling from Lincoln Park restaurant . We are sorry to say the building was sold as of last week and the restaurant has been closed since. We are however moving downtown in 2 months. Thanks”

by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2018 at 4:35 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Paul Sirajuddin

From DPW:

“The National Weather Service is forecasting a wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain beginning overnight and continuing through Wednesday’s morning commute. The DC Snow Team will be called in at midnight to closely monitor temperatures and precipitation, with 150 heavy and light plow trucks ready to treat District roads as necessary. Residents and motorists can register to receive important weather alerts from the District on their devices by signing up for AlertDC at alertdc.dc.gov.

“The DC Snow Team will be monitoring road conditions throughout the early morning hours to determine whether further action is needed,” said DPW Director Chris Shorter. “Our first priority is the safety of motorists on District roads, which we balance with the environmental concerns of over-salting roads when unnecessary.”

To prepare for the overnight wintry mix and morning commute, residents are encouraged to heed the following tips: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0

From a press release:

“Can the Resistance rise from the Underground? And who will lead them if they can? D.C. theater company, TBD Immersive, kicks off its production of “Cabaret Rising: One Nation Underground” this Friday, February 9 at Dupont Underground. The restored space that lies beneath Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle will be transformed into a one-of-a-kind immersive theater where the decisions from the actors – and the guests – impact every aspect the show. “Cabaret Rising” ticket holders will experience a 360-degree sensory explosion of interacting with theatrical story lines while being immersed in a historic underground space. They will also have access to food and beverage specials at neighboring Dupont restaurants, Urbana and Firefly.

Dupont Circle: The Safe Haven

“Cabaret Rising: One Nation Underground” transports guests into a world where survivors are part of ‘The Resistance’ movement. They have retreated to the only remaining safe haven: Dupont Underground. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

“Behold: Welcome to PeePville” By Sam and Shelley

From this morning’s rant/revel:

“Rant: I really miss DCist’s Overheard in DC series. Can we have one on here?”

Why yes, yes we can!! If we can do it for The Peeps Contest we can do it for this!! Of course, totally up to your participation – so – if you hear something good – please send an email to [email protected] with Overheard in DC in the title and let me know where you heard it. This’ll be an experiment but if we get good entries we’ll make this a weekly series to also be posted every Friday. Fingers crossed!!

And don’t forget This Year’s PoP Peep Project will kick off again late March!

by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2018 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.  If you love the animal fix and want to ensure PoPville’s long term viability please consider donating to our Patreon page here. Every little bit helps. Thank you. Though I should really be paying you for sending in your pets that brighten my day, every day – thanks for that too!!

“Junebug, adopted from a DC rescue, enjoying a new rug (and apartment!) in Glover Park”

“Meet Minkler of Shaw. The Humane Rescue Alliance collected an injured stray cat that needed to have his right rear leg removed, and since we’ve already set up our home to be cat-cessible for Tri-Kai (who is also a trip) we thought it made sense to adopt this cute guy so he can learn how to keep things exciting from an older sister. Here are separate pictures of all 3 of our feline friends — the new family member, Tri-Kai, and Bea Bea.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

There’s no rules posted on how to behave while on metro but I think it’s important to review these unspoken rules from time to time.

The unspoken rules of riding the metro/bus:

When riding the escalators, stand on your right and walk on your left


· If you need to add money to your metro card, please let other riders enter the bus first.

· If you notice a bus is full, proceed to stand at the very back of the bus to allow more space for incoming riders.

· Do not take up more than one seat, especially if you’re just using it for your handbag.

· If you’re riding public transportation only for a couple stops, do not inconvenience other metro riders by squeezing yourself into a seat only to have to get back up again soon after.


· To avoid holding up foot traffic, take out your metro card well before you must tap it into the station.

· Do not take up more than one seat, especially for your belongings. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2018 at 1:55 pm 0

This rental is located at 1125 12th Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1975 / 1br – 600ft2 – Amazing Apartment for Rent! Utilities Included! Move in Ready!

Amazing Apartment for Rent! Utilities Included! Move in Ready!
1125 12th St NW #64, Washington, DC 20005
$1,975/mo | Furnished

Year Built: 1910
Sq Footage: 600 sqft.
Bedrooms: 1 Bed
Bathrooms: 1 Bath
Parking: None
Lease Duration: 1 Year
Deposit: $1,975
Pets Policy: Cats & Dogs OK
Laundry: In Unit
Floor: 6
Property Type: Condo

The unit comes fully furnished, with 1 large bedroom, 1 full bathroom, lots of closet space, modern kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances (w/d combo, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, oven, hardwood floors. Utilities included! (power, heating, cooling).
The building is secure (keyfob access both entrances) clean, fun and centrally located. Situated close Logan Circle, walk to all 5 metro lines, over 20 bus lines, Verizon Center, Whole Foods, Dupont Circle, 14th St shopping and dining.
Summary: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Just got a fine from the DC Dept. of Public Works stating that our “Solid waste containers out for collection at wrong time or place”. Is this something new? Just about everyone in our alley simply leaves their trash cans in the alley. The other issue, they weren’t our cans, they were our neighbors. The inspector took photos (see attached), our cans are clearly visible inside our back yard, painted with our address (403) as we’re the house on the right. The fine is $75 and we’re most definitely going to contest it. Wondering if any other readers know anything about this, if it’s new or someone complained leading to the inspection?”


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