photo by Erin

“Dear PoPville,

I was wondering if we could crowdsource Thanksgiving sandwiches in DC. It seems that a lot of the sub shops that used to have them (Your Only Friend/Fight Club/Capproitti’s) have all closed. Would love to find out if there are other spots in DC that have them, as they are my favorite this time of year!”


inside 427 11th Street, NW courtesy Punjab Grill

From an email:

“In just over two years, Punjab Grill has become a jewel in Washington’s fine-dining scene, replete with stunning interiors, luxurious service and brilliant interpretations of Indian cuisine and hospitality.

We’re excited to announce that over the holiday season, we’ll be taking a brief break to reset, refine and enhance our concept to bring diners an even more unforgettable experience Read More


1610 14th Street, NW

Good news about Dolce Vita opening in the former Ghibellina space on 14th, from an email:

“it’s the Lahlou Restaurant Group team (Lupo Verde, Lupo Pizzeria etc). Guests can expect an elevated fusion menu of four countries across the Mediterranean coast: Morocco, Italy, Spain, and Greece.”

Hours are currently Sunday through Thursday 5pm to 11pm; Saturday and Friday 5pm to midnight.

“Dolce Vita at its core is an ode to owner Med Lahlou’s cultural heritage from the Mediterranean coast highlighting four countries: Italy, Morocco, Spain, and Greece. The fusion menu is Lahlou’s most ambitious concept yet, with dishes transporting guests to the coast through both the European restaurant decor and signature menu from Corporate Executive Chef Juan Olivera and Executive Chef Elier Rodriguez.

Menu highlights include the “Piraeus Market Pick,’ a seafood platter inspired by the namesake coast in Athens that’s served atop a wave-like eggwhite & salt base and Read More



“We’re baaaack! K O O C H E H ‘The Alley’ Pop-Up NOVEMBER 20th at Cafe U & The Saloon, 12-5pm

We’ve more than DOUBLED our vendor list so we’ve added a second outdoor location to the mix, 1 block up U street from Cafe U – The Saloon is an Iranian-owned non-profit bar & we will be taking over the outdoor space, to make it a Koocheh block party! Read More


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