by Prince Of Petworth July 27, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0

I know that’s a bit of a vague question so let me explain. I went to a garden store. I bought a plant. I paid cash. I came home, marveled at my beautiful new plant and then logged onto Facebook. I did not type anything, I did no searches on google or elsewhere. But all my ads on Facebook were for plant/garden stores. It totally freaked me out. Subsequently some friends have guessed that it’s possible because I had my iphone with me, with location services on, that Facebook knew I was in a plant store. Anyone else hear anything like this before? Do you turn off all location features on your phones? Or do you not really care? Has anyone else ever experienced what I did?

by Prince Of Petworth June 29, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I am under contract for a row home in the carver/langston neighbor (near jimmy valentine’s) neighborhood, if the readers are able to tell me what their thoughts are of this neighborhood, the pending development coming, and there favorite things to do or eat in the neighborhood, that would be great.”

But I figure since it’s Friday and half of you have already hit the roads : ) let’s expand it a bit to your neighborhood too. So in addition to Carver/Langston – what do you like best about your neighborhood? I live in North Cleveland Park/Van Ness and I’m gonna say number 1 is my neighbors/block, number 2 is the pastrami at Soapstone Market, number 3 is the ham and cheese at Bread Furst, number 4 is the gnocchi at Sfoglina and number 5 is the proximity to Rock Creek Park. You guys? (Be sure to include what neighborhood you’re talking about.)

by Prince Of Petworth June 22, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Shamila Chaudhary

It’s something we were talking about at the PoP Peep Project Winners dinner the other night so I thought I’d throw it out to the whole group. How many good friends of yours have left D.C.? Have you recruited any to move to D.C.?

by Prince Of Petworth June 8, 2017 at 10:22 pm 213 Comments

We talk a lot about what we love for Friday questions of the day but for this week I thought it would be fun to explore what we could improve. So if you had to narrow it down to one thing – what’s the one thing that you wish DC would improve upon?

And because I’ve got a bit of comeyitus too – for the poll – I’m curious if you think Trump will remain POTUS for his full term. Not what you wish would happen but what you realistically think will happen.

by Prince Of Petworth June 1, 2017 at 10:22 pm 79 Comments

Thanks to Carlos Lumpuy for sharing his awesome looking Cuban Pork Shoulder Roast Lechón Asado or Pernil Asado Recipe: Cuban Pork Shoulder Roast _ Pernil Asado Recipe (PDF)

Carlos writes:

“About five years ago I shared my recipes for Tropical Egg Nog and Chili Con Carne. It’s summer 2017 now, and I have a winner I’ve been preparing for more than 30 years, with only five ingredients prepared the night before, and slow cooked the following day.”

I thought I’d take this opportunity to ask others if they have any favorite family recipes they’d be willing to share? If you don’t have the recipe, I’d just be curious to know what’s your favorite family dish. My grandma made a mean French Onion Soup and my grandpa made a mean french toast. And we lost the french toast recipe and are still looking for the secret ingredient… What are your favorites?

If you don’t like PDFs, you can check out Carlos recipe in full after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 25, 2017 at 10:22 pm 81 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.

Memorial Day weekend brings about one of my favorite Friday Questions of the Day – What summer reading books do you recommend this year? What’s the last really good page turning book you’ve read? I’m about to start Try Not to Breathe by Holly Seddon which I just got from a Little Free Library and seems very promising for a summer read.

by Prince Of Petworth May 11, 2017 at 10:22 pm 85 Comments

emergency supplies

A reader writes:

“This is a little grim, but I have a suggestion for a Friday Question of the Day: Do you have an emergency supply kit, and if so, what does it contain? We were here during 9/11, and kept emergency supply-type stuff on hand for a while, such as flashlight, radio, batteries, water, non-perishable food, and extra cash. My mom even sent plastic sheeting and masks in the event of some kind of chemical attack! I don’t know if you were in DC then, but I recall the general sense was that people were waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Anyway, we’ve probably gotten complacent, and the kit has been picked over during the years. Pretty sure we used that plastic sheeting as drop cloths when we painted. I’d be interested in hearing if other people keep emergency supply items or a “go bag” on hand, and if so, what do they have?”

Keeping the poll simple but curious to read the specifics people keep in the comments.

by Prince Of Petworth May 4, 2017 at 10:22 pm 61 Comments


When we were talking about Georgia Ave earlier in the week it got me thinking about which is the “best” or most popular State avenue in the District. I’m very curious to see how this poll turns out. So which one is your favorite? Some that cross quadrants like Florida or Pennsylvania may have an advantage but let’s see how it plays out and if possible, let us know why it’s your favorite in the comments.

by Prince Of Petworth March 23, 2017 at 10:22 pm 66 Comments

dock outdoors
1520 1st Street, SE

Well, looks like we finally got proper spring weather on Saturday so let’s talk favorite outdoor spaces in the District (or nearby.) I was admiring the new outdoor space next to Dock 79 in Diamond Teague Park. At least I think it’s part of the park – anyway – outdoor ping pong tables!! Though I’ve never done it, the Roller Skating here is high on my list to check out. And of course Meridian Hill Park will always hold a special place in my heart. Nowadays I try to get into the Soapstone Valley trail as often as possible. Of course Cantina Marina plays a siren song that is tough for me to resist. What about you guys – 72 degrees on Saturday – where you gonna enjoy it?


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