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“Nathan at his 9th Gotcha Day and 11th Birthday celebration”

“Penny in Park View getting in some hammock time.”


Photo by Annie Miller

“Dear PoPville,

I’m looking for a contractor to replace the wood front porch of our Petworth rowhouse. Due to some bad structural work and rotting railings, we’re looking at a complete replacement job but we do want to keep to the original style (i.e. no metal railings). Anyone have good experiences with a contractor for this kind of work, or any decking work?”


“Dear PoPville,

It is ongoing as I type and it is 3.10 am EST. How on earth can they have a permit for this? And how is it possible that this is the only hour this work can be done? Any recommendations on who to take it up with?”

Letter OP sent to WMATA:

“I am living in the Dupont Circle area where you have a canopy construction that goes on after midnight and into the morning and creates UNBEARABLE NOISE. Read More


1238 H Street, NE

From Granville Moore’s:

“Since we posted about our imminent closure, we have been overwhelmed by your support. You all have made it possible for us to stay open so THANK YOU!!!!!

We don’t know what’s going to happen in the future, but we feel blessed to be able to continue offering our Italian American Menu for take out and delivery at the moment and promise to keep you updated.”


rear 1124 9th Street, NW courtesy Baby Wale

From an email:

Corduroy and Baby Wale have opened a pop up in the alley behind the restaurants called Clos Du Roy. A clos is a walled in vineyard and this is a walled in patio. A new mural wraps around the back of the buildings and gives it some life. We have fire pits and marshmallows are coming soon. The menu is more Corduroy than Baby Wale right now. Weather permitting Clos Du Roy will be open 7 nights a week until the cold comes.” Read More


4th and H Street, NE

Yesterday a reader shared word that a crab shack was coming the old Driftwood Kitchen/True Orleans space on H Street, NE. Now a tipster hears that the crab shack will likely be The Boiling Crab:

“It all began in a little Southeastern Texas town called Seadrift. With a population of just 2000, Seadrift was home to Yo’Daddy and his family of crabbers and fishermen. They labored in their boats year-round, catching oysters, crab and shrimp for the seafood industry. As toiling as the work was, every weekend the men would come home with their catch of the week to enjoy­ – they boiled crawfish and crabs, shucked raw oysters, grilled fresh fish – always with a beer in hand. Read More


Yesterday there were 16,395 total positives.

Ed. Note: Comments have been closed because the broken record has become redundant, at best. Please continue to wear a face covering when you leave home and get tested if you are not well or think you have been exposed.

explore all the official D.C. data here

From the Mayor’s Office:

“The District’s reported data for Monday, October 19, 2020 includes 50 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 16,445.

The District reported one additional COVID-19 related death.

· 73-year-old male

Tragically, 642 District residents have lost their lives due to COVID-19.

Below is a summary of the District’s current ReOpening Metrics.” Read More


1432 Pennsylvania Ave, SE via Wisdom

Thanks to Joel for passing on from Wisdom:

“Friends, patrons, and gin heads-

it is with profound gratitude that I announce that Wisdom’s closing its doors after exactly 12 years of business.

In 2003, I developed a dream-that quickly became an obsession – of opening a neighborhood cocktail lounge. The cocktail resurgence was in its infancy and at the time there were very few resources to learn about the craft. That challenge was part of the appeal. I spent a lot of time and energy researching and experimenting with flavors and recipes. After years of military service, I found a city and neighborhood to plant my feet and finally take a leap of faith.

In October 2008, I opened Wisdom – DC’s first cocktail bar. It was an uphill battle on many fronts. I opened an upscale cocktail bar in an underdeveloped part of Pennsylvania Ave SE during a recession, with a culture that had little knowledge of cocktails, and in a city that I knew almost no one in. Some would call that foolish and others would call it brave; I suppose the truth is somewhere in the middle. Chasing this dream sparked passion and purpose, which stoked the fire of persistence. We always had to fight for our customers and could never take them for granted. That is probably what made the bar so special. Read More


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