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1843 14th Street, NW

Yesterday the band Guster asked: “Three days in DC. Please to send all weird and wonderful food/coffee/exhibits/record stores/walks/architecture/etc recs this way.

I know there’s layers here, gotta peel the onion…”

I suggested Som Records, obviously, and speaking of onions, the French Onion Soup at Chez Billy Sud is so good. Anyway tons more recs were given. And it’s another reminder of what an amazing place we are lucky to call home. And the people, the people replied to Guster with gusto: Read More


photos courtesy Hoja Taqueria

From a press release:

“Bar Lab continues their partnership with Generator, the leading lifestyle hybrid accommodation brand, launching the second Hoja Taqueria within Generator Washington D.C. located at 1900 Connecticut Ave, NW. The acclaimed Bar Lab team is consistently recognized for their unique, inspired food and beverage programs with Hoja Taqueria being no exception. Read More


1100 15th Street, NW

Update from Philotimo:

“Unfortunately, our restaurant had a kitchen fire a couple of months ago resulting in a closure for the foreseeable future.

It looks like the restaurant won’t be able to reopen until next spring.”

Thanks to Mike for sending: “The note on the door has been there since the summer, so pretty dated. I walked by yesterday and Philotimo is still closed form the kitchen fire they had in the summer. Do know if they will reopen?” Read More


“Captain Cookie?!”

3411 Connecticut Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Have you heard anything about Captain Cookie? Did that just fall apart?”

Lots of folks have been inquiring after seeing a vacant sticker on the door – that’s usually just a bureaucratic payment and easily resolved. Happy to report that a building permit just went up in October which bodes very well: Read More


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