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by Prince Of Petworth June 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm 1 Comment


14th and Monroe St, NW

A reader reports:

“Last night at the ANC 1A meeting, the general manager of Jenkins Capital BBQ (taking over the old Ruby Tuesday spot in Columbia Heights) talked a little about their opening. He said they’re aiming to open very soon, “hopefully” next week.

He said their menu will be traditional barbecue, featuring brisket, pulled pork, chicken, ribs and more (and 7 sides, including mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and collared greens). He also mentioned that they plan on having a 45-seat outdoor area, and a 16-seat bar inside with televisions. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 15, 2017 at 2:45 pm 24 Comments

The odds of this happening to you are probably like winning the lottery but holy moly.

“Dear PoPville,

Not long ago you posted a picture of a sign that appeared at a local playground warning parents of the presence of potentially poisonous snakes, and the resulting thread in part turned into a discussion of whether or not copperhead snakes live in the DC area. Well, fyi, if you haven’t seen this yet, check it out:

A Silver Spring woman was recently bitten by a venomous snake — in her bed:

“The snake in Christie’s bed was a copperhead, which seldom get longer than three feet. But it was big enough. It had bitten Christie — twice, it turned out.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm 6 Comments

From MPD:

“After an extensive investigation with the United States Department of State, the United States Secret Service and the Metropolitan Police Department, a total of 18 individuals have been charged or are facing charges stemming from a physical altercation that occurred during a First Amendment assembly on May 16, 2017.

At approximately 4:05 pm, a group of protesters convened at Sheridan Circle, Northwest, to voice their opposition to Turkish President Erdogan. A heated verbal exchange led to a physical altercation between protesters and Turkish security personnel. A total of nine protesters were injured in the altercation.

On May 16, 2017, two individuals, indicated below, were arrested and charged with offenses related to this incident.

· Jalal Kheirabaoi, of Virginia, charged with misdemeanor Assault on a Police Officer

· Ayten Necmi, of New York, charged with felony Aggravated Assault

Investigators have spent the last several weeks using video technology to identify additional individuals who took part in the incident.

On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, pursuant to DC Superior Court arrest warrants, two individuals, indicated below, were arrested and charged with offenses related to this incident.

· Sinan Narin, of Virginia, charged with felony Aggravated Assault and misdemeanor Assault or Threatened Assault in a Menacing Manner

· Eyup Yildirim, of New Jersey, charged with felony Assault with Significant Bodily Injury, felony Aggravated Assault and misdemeanor Assault or Threatened Assault in a Menacing Manner

An additional fourteen individuals have outstanding warrants for their arrests and are identified below. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2017 at 10:22 pm 40 Comments


3702 14th Street, NW

Ed. Note: This strip of 14th is also home to Red Derby, Lyman’s, Mezcalero, Taqueria Habanero as well as Quincy Liquor hoping to add a coffee option, not to mention French’s Cleaners and the bodega.

A reader reports:

“Delicia’s Market on 14th Street recently gutted half of the grocery store. I asked the cashier if they sold the space and what might be going in. She told me the rent was too high and that she needed to downsize. She also mentioned a Cuban restaurant was going in the empty space.

Update:

I spoke to the owner of the new Cuban restaurant coming in next to Delicia’s market. They’re aiming for a September 2017 opening! They are currently building out the roofdeck too!”

STAY TUNED.

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm 3 Comments


207 Florida Ave, NW

About a year ago we learned about plans for The Darkroom to come to former Aida sales and service store next door to the new DCity Smokehouse. I happened to come across this listing while I was looking for today’s GDoN post. The MRIS listing says:

“Investment Opportunity! Pre-packaged condo development project with plans for a 4 unit, 5 story mixed use building. Commercial unit is 3 levels ideal for restaurant while top 2 levels features 3 residential condos. Two parking spaces in rear. Keep current design or create your own with MU-4 zoning. Amazing Bloomingdale neighborhood location next door to new DCity Smokehouse on high volume avenue.”

Stay tuned.

by Prince Of Petworth June 14, 2017 at 10:30 am 28 Comments

At the risk of Wawa fatigue allow me one more because I got a million messages last night including this particularly good one from Petworth ANC Rep Amy Hemingway:

“As a WaWa loyalist and Petworth ANC commissioner on the lookout for economic development opportunities and more grab n’ go food options, I attended tonight’s WaWa event at the Newseum. Growth plan is ambitious and exciting. 30-50 stores in the pipeline once they get beyond their 5-year targets. While I am eager to see how the fancy flagship does at 1111 19th Street, NW, I’m more eager to follow their plans beyond the immediate growth areas. According to John Poplawski, WaWa’s Sr. Director of Site Acquisition & Development, two site selection factors are density and pedestrian traffic all day long. Metro stops are ideal. Let’s start a movement to prioritize the Georgia Ave-Petworth station area!

And thanks to Amy for including renderings of the 19th Street spot:

by Prince Of Petworth June 13, 2017 at 10:22 pm 21 Comments


606 Florida Ave, NW

Back in February we first learned about Rito Loco’s roof deck plans. They’re really far along now. I’m told they could be open in just a few weeks if not sooner. Also stand by for an upgrade to their menu – I’m hearing paella could be in the mix. In the meantime – see how the deck is shaping up:

Check out the view after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 13, 2017 at 1:15 pm 49 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user anne marie hathcock

“Dear PoPville,

I recently read an article in DCist titled “Mumbo Sauce is the Blood that Keeps DCs Heart Flowing.”

Ed. Note: Despite this question, which I believe is genuine and comes from a good place, the white people in the above video are not representative of all white people in DC. Some are quite fond of Mambo sausages Mumbo sauce. The video is of course real people but almost Portlandian in the portrayal.

I’ve never had mumbo sauce, nor even seen it offered. I’ve heard about it, and seen articles, but I have never come across it.

I can’t say I’ve ever actively looked for it, but I can’t say that I actively avoided it either. I’ve just simply never seen it offered anywhere. From what I understand, it’s mostly found at take out/carry out places, and I’ve been to a few over the years, to no avail.

Was wondering if readers had any suggestions of must-try places that offer it!

Be sure to tune in next week for our tutorial on Go-go.

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