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by Prince Of Petworth April 3, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0


3400 Georgia Ave, NW between Park and Morton

What’s the fun in throwing axes without beer? Exactly. Kraken Axes‘ liquor license application says:

“New Tavern serving burgers, wings, and other bar fare. The Establishment will offer axe throwing leagues and competitions, along with a Live Entertainment Endorsement to include Dancing and Cover Charge. Total Occupancy Load is 1000, including an interior capacity of 500 and a Summer Garden with a capacity of 500.

Anyone have a throw already? What’s the early word?

by Prince Of Petworth April 3, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

Thanks to Allison for sending from “11th and T Street, NW this morning in a giant cherry tree.”

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 PoP Sponsor April 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm 0

By criminal defense attorney Thomas Soldan, who is barred and practices in the state of Virginia, with Price Benowitz LLP. Soldan has focused his practice on reckless driving, DUI/DWI, traffic, and personal injury litigation.

An orthopedic surgeon in Manassas, Virginia, has been found civilly liable for the death of one of his patients.

Dr. Christopher Highfill was found liable for the death of Mary Jo Curtis after had prescribed Ms. Curtis over 7,000 doses of Percocet, the common brand name for oxycontin, over a four-year period.

Dr. Highfill operated on a broken ankle that Ms. Curtis suffered and continued to write weekly prescriptions for four years even though Ms. Curtis dealt with addiction issues in the past related to alcohol.

According to testimony, Dr. Highfill did not meet with Ms. Curtis a single time during the last 14 months of her life, even though he continued to write prescriptions for the narcotic.

“Doctors see dozens of patients each day and prescribe dozens of medications a day,” said Thomas Soldan, a wrongful death attorney with the law firm of Price Benowitz. “However, this verdict shows that healthcare providers cannot avoid liability in situations where basic monitoring of prescribing practices would have avoided harmful outcomes.”

“Here, the doctor clearly abdicated his duty to his client to ‘do no harm’ when he prescribed an addictive narcotic for four years to a patient with a history of addiction.”

This type of overprescribing has become one of the common themes in the current opioid crisis. Medications such as Percocet were widely viewed as better for pain treatment, even though they carried with them an increased risk of addiction and abuse.

Doctors began prescribing them as a matter of course in dealing with patient pain and injury and sometimes adequate follow up failed to take place, leading to continued refills well after the injury occurred. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0


1309 5th Street, NE

From an email:

“This Saturday, April 7th, sushi restaurant O-Ku, will host an omakase pop-up in Union Market from 12pm – 4pm, previewing their offerings before officially opening near Union Market (1274 5th Street, NE) later this spring.


courtesy O-Ku

Executive Chef Bryan Emperor, who has studied the art of Japanese cuisine for over twenty-five years, helming some of the top restaurants world-wide, will create six courses of sushi and sashimi, including Wagyu Croquettes and Tasmanian King Salmon Sashimi, followed by Japanese dessert and tea. Guests can enjoy the full omakase menu for $40 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Seatings will begin at the top of every hour at the eight-seat counter, on a first-come, first-served basis and reservations will not be accepted. (more…)

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


Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

“Dear PoPville,

I recently parked in a street cleaning zone when I shouldn’t have. Totally my fault but I’m new to car ownership in the district. When I realized my car had been towed I called DC parking enforcement in a panic and learned that they’d only towed it less than a block away. At first I was relieved not to have to go out to a tow yard somewhere but then I realized they’d still managed to gouge the hell out of my back bumper–8 deep scratches several inches long. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 3, 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.

“Here’s Sasha from Dupont Circle!”

“my roommate’s cat Penny-she’s been fascinated by the snow all morning. (this was taken in Columbia heights)”

“Here is Charley, a Great Pyrenees mix, catching a snowball in his front yard in the H Street Coordior. Behind him is his neighbor Poppy, a Goldendoodle, running to get in on the action.

This is easily the most athletic thing my dog has ever done.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 3, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

When I was checking out the new All-Purpose, man if you haven’t been to Navy Yard in a minute, this guy threw for me for a bit. It’s DC Water’s new administrative headquarters:

“The new headquarters will be built over an operating pump station in the Capital Riverfront neighborhood. With 151,300 gross square feet, it will house approximately 350 employees and will allow DC Water to consolidate its administrative offices in a single location. Construction began in 2016 and is expected to be completed in early 2018.”

It was a cloudy day and I’m sure would be more mind blowing with blue skies but I dig it.

by Prince Of Petworth April 3, 2018 at 1:55 pm 0

This rental is located at 2201 Massachusetts Ave, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$2650 / 1br – 600ft2 – Furnished house in Dupont/Kalorama for rent with private garden

The house is located in Dupont Circle/Kalorama right on Embassy Row, steps from the metro. It has a private garden, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and lots of storage. Built in 1901 by Paul J. Peltz, who designed the Library of Congress, it was the carriage house for the Argyle/Miller house next door, and was the first automobile house (aka garage) built in DC. Olga Hirshhorn made it her Washington home after her husband, Joseph Hirshhorn (of the Hirshhorn Museum), passed away. She dubbed it the Mouse House due to its tiny size and because a cat carved into the facade of the building above faces the house. There is a replica of the house in Naples, Florida that contains the artworks that Olga (unfortunately) didn’t leave in the house. There is a mural by artist Dana Westring in the bedroom.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 3, 2018 at 1:15 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Thundercheese

“Dear PoPville,

Our sweet (and diabetic) yellow lab had a severe and unexpected seizure in Meridian Hill Park. It was so sad and panicky for me and I felt absolutely helpless. A few fellow dog owners stepped in with incredible kindness and generosity. Specifically, a huge thank you to the woman who gave us her dog’s food after we went through the extra treats I had brought and ran across the street to get more treats to help bring her out of her shock, and to the woman who called us an Uber from her account. I don’t know what I would have done without you.

We’re at the vet’s now and she’s stabilizing, largely due to the kindness of others. We’d love to reimburse the Uber cost and to say thanks (extra treats for their dogs that lost some of their playtime)! Can you help us get in touch?

Please email [email protected] and I’ll put you in touch with OP.

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