Washington, DC


2001 18th Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Everyday I drive down Florida and up 18th. For the past 3 (?) years the northeast corner there has been converted from a wine store to what was supposed to be a bar. The rumor was the bar would connect to Jack Rose underground. We have watched the progress for years and it still looks like they aren’t close. The past few weeks I haven’t seen any construction crews. Do you know anything about this or if it is on hold? We are so curious in our family and talk about it almost every day!”

This is of course The Imperial from the Jack Rose folks coming to the old De Vinos and Dahlak spaces. When I walked past last weekend there was a rip in the paper and they really do look super close: Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Jennifer

Today’s question comes from Carly “Always on the hunt for good mac and cheese!”

Where are your favorite spots?

Here are the previous best/let’s do this lists for – Carryouts, best Thai, best liquor stores, best Ramen, best Bars, best Indian and Pakistani, best Italian/Pizza/Deli, best Mexican/Salvadoran/Central/Cuban/Latin, best burgers/fries, best bakery/bagels, best Gyms, best Ethiopian , best Sushi, best bookstores, best movie theaters, best sports bars, best barbers and hair salons, best brunch, favorite clothing stores, favorite place to get oysters best breakfast sandwiches, best Tacos, best Farmers Markets best dumplings, best pupusas, best Pho, best Food Trucks, best Chicken Wings and best tots/toppings.

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4465 Connecticut Ave, NW

I keep forgetting to post this with all the excitement of Sukkot. Thanks to all who messaged me about Uptown Market opening on Friday:

“Visit Uptown Market during our soft opening. We’ll be open 8am-8pm serving a limited menu.

We are a neighborhood market offering a full service butcher, fresh seafood market, cheese and charcuterie, locally sourced products, house made donuts, fresh coffee, beer, wine and in house and to go dining. Enjoy our 40 seat dining room or our 60 seat patio.”

I took a quick peek inside on Saturday: Read More

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300 Tingey Street, SE. Photo by Rey Lopez

From a press release:

“Hatoba – the 3rd Sapporo-style ramen shop/4th restaurant from the talented team behind the Daikaya Group – Daikaya, Haikan, and Bantam King – including dynamic DC-based partners and restaurateurs Daisuke Utagawa, Executive Chef Katsuya Fukushima, and Yama Jewayni – opened in the District’s booming ‘The Yards’ neighborhood. Read More

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1201 Pennsylvania Ave, NW between 12th and 13th before opening in 2012 (previously home to Les Halles)

An employee of Del Frisco’s Grille tells us “we just got told we are shutting down in 2 weeks.”

Ed. Note: D.C. also has a Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House located in CityCenter – no word on any changes for that location.

Forbes reported on the planned sale in late September:

“The purchase price was undisclosed, and the deal is expected to close at the end of October, according to the company. Read More

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