by Prince Of Petworth March 5, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

Thanks to Will for sending. Aloha’s website says:

“Aloha Poke Co is Chicago’s poke pioneer.Our first location was a tiny food stall in a train station and now we are the classic story that ‘BIG things come in little packages’.

The intention is simple: pack fresh, fast and tasty bowls of quality raw ingredients. We have a mission to rethink fast food and we are here to provide a healthy meal that fuels the day.

Born & raised in Chicago, we are spreading our wings from coasts to capitol!”

Check out their menu here.

by Prince Of Petworth March 5, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

Thanks to a reader for sending this super cool shot.

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

by Prince Of Petworth March 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0

1129 Pennsylvania Ave, SE

Thanks to Katie for sending:

“They opened yesterday! They have a pastry chef and bake their own croissants, scones, muffins etc. I just got a coffee but it’s pretty good!”

Ed. Note: This space was previously a Mi Vecindad Cuban/Mexican restaurant, il Capo di Capitol Hill Italian restaurant and a temporary Frager’s paint store.

by Prince Of Petworth March 5, 2018 at 2:55 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!!

“Acadia National Bark (“Cady”) from Shaw, a rescue from City Dogs Rescue.”

“Beaux chillin’ like a villain in Brightwood”

1610 U Street, NW

Side note from Exiles:

“Calling all puppers and doggos – Pups on the Patio is BACK! Join us this Monday (March 5th) from 4:30 PM – 8:00 PMish for the return of our dog-friendly happy hour on our back patio! This week is extra special as we’ll be teaming up with our friends from @homewardtrailsrescue to host an adoption event and fundraiser! We’ll have some paw-some adoptable pups here looking for some pets, belly rubs and forever homes! Please help spread the word! As always, we’ll have HH food and drink specials! Please note that four-legged friends need to enter through the gate in the alley behind the bar – it’s not scary we promise!”

by Prince Of Petworth March 5, 2018 at 2:25 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Dave Bloom

OK a couple weeks ago I mentioned I was sitting on some sweet Wawa scuttlebutt when we spoke about the possibility of a Wawa taking over the old Zoup space downtown. As I said at that time, I was only giving that scuttlebutt a 50/50 chance. However, this one is rock solid. Ed. Note: There is always a +/- 3% chance of something happening last minute. But I feel very good about this one. Updates and details on location when it’s locked in 100%.


by Prince Of Petworth March 5, 2018 at 2:05 pm 0

This rental is located at 2112 New Hampshire Avenue, NW. The Craigslist ad says:


We’ve got a great studio available. This gorgeous apartment, located at 2112 New Hampshire Avenue NW, is fully renovated and features beautiful hardwood floors, real granite counter tops, dishwasher, garbage disposal, gas range, frost free stainless refrigerator, and new lighting throughout. We’re located right off 14th and U Streets, just a few minutes’ walk from Dupont Circle and Red and Green Line Metro stations!

*** All utilities are included*** (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 5, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

We live in Burleith and there’s a bit of an uproar on the local listserv about DPW blanket issuing of $75 fines to those who kept their garbage cans in the alley.

The DPW issued the tickets on the afternoon of our normal garbage day (Thursday, 2/22) during the week of the Presidents Day holiday. Of course, this meant that DPW was essentially conducting a “sting operation” to take advantage of folks’ forgetfulness that the holiday pushes the garbage pick-up back one day. If you put your garbage cans out on the usual garbage day and had your house number on your cans, you got a ticket.

This type of behavior by the DPW is completely unnecessary and just causes more frustration and distrust between citizens and the District government. If there was a serious health issue, I’d be sympathetic to these spot “gotcha” enforcements. But my alley is very clean, I’ve never seen a rodent, and everyone here does their fair share to keep the trash secured and the alley clear for vehicular traffic. It’s basically one of the nicest alleys I’ve seen in DC; pretty damn remarkable.

Furthermore, as new residents (we moved in fall of 2017) we were told by our longtime neighbors to leave our cans in the alley. (more…)


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