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by Prince Of Petworth October 6, 2017 at 11:25 am 0


1914 9th Street, NW

From Dino’s Grotto:

Benefit for Fabian Malone

Tuesday October 10 at Dino’s Grotto

5pm ’til close!

Fabian Malone has been a part of the Dino and Dino’s Grotto family for almost 5 years. When our Bar Manager at the time decided to leave, Fabian happened to walk in and apply for a job. His personality plus his drink making skill led to my offering him a job on the spot! Perhaps that drink making skill had something to do with my decision!!

When we opened the Grotto, Fabian was a key element of our team. And even when he left the Grotto to pursue other opportunities, he remained close and often filled in when we needed help. This year, he rejoined us on a part time basis and we are glad to have him back.

One recent evening, when he was walking home, he was accosted by a group who demanded money. Fabian didn’t have any to hand over and one of the men shot him in the arm, twice. We learned of this in true Fabian fashion, via HIS Facebook post. He posted again on Facebook after his surgery and on his release! He is that kind of guy: nothing gets in his way!


Fabian Malone recovering

Unfortunately, the challenges he faces now include an inability to work as well as medical and other expenses. So we are trying to help Fabian so he can keep moving on in life. Tuesday, October 10, we will be holding a fund raiser for Fabian. Here is how you can help:
Come to the Grotto Tuesday October 10 from 5 ’til close. We will donate 33% of all our liquor, beer and wine sales that night if you dine upstairs or in the Grotto Bar. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

From an email:

“The National Conference of Puerto Rican Women – DC Metro Chapter and GALA Theatre are hosting a fundraiser (3333 14th St, NW) for Puerto Rico October 7 at 7pm! $25 suggested donation, with live music and a cash bar. Can’t make it? Donate here. Funds going directly to local organizations working in towns outside metropolitan areas, and NACOPRWDC is coordinating with the Hispanic Medical Association and Mercy Corps.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 2, 2017 at 11:25 am 0


Photo by James Jackson couresy Takorean

Anyway, eat some good ones for “free” and donate money to help Puerto Rico!!

From Takorean:

“To celebrate National Taco Day on October 4th, TaKorean is excited to offer up to 3 free tacos per person from 5pm until close! Customers are encouraged to pay what they want for tacos and all proceeds will be donated to support Puerto Rico relief efforts.

TaKorean will donate all proceeds to Con PR Metidos, which is partnering with Foundation for Puerto Rico to provide long-term relief for the victims of Hurricane Maria.
Event: Free TaKos For Puerto Rico
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 4th, 5pm until close
Locations: TaKorean at The YardsUnion Market & U Street
Details: Up to 3 free tacos per person. Customers must be present to redeem the promotion. Add-ons and extras are not included.​​”


1301 U Street, NW location

by Prince Of Petworth September 28, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0


“Officer Barry Eastman (on right) joined the Metropolitan Police Department (DC) in February 2013.”

“Dear PoPville,

I’m sure you’re aware of the dc police officer who died in the fatal car crash in Maryland the other day. Officer Eastman was on his way home from just working the midnight tour when the accident occurred. Officer Eastman was made famous last year when he was playing a game of football in the snowstorm last year and he stiff armed a kid.

Member of the third district started a GoFundMe account for his two kids, who are twins and just turned 5. Can you please spread the word?”

by Prince Of Petworth September 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

From an email:

“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That’s the idea behind La Poubelle (“The Trash” in French) — a gourmet, eight-course dinner prepared entirely from “recovered” food that otherwise would be headed to the dump. Restaurant-owner and chef Ashish Alfred and DC-resident Mattie Hanley are teaming up for the event to raise awareness about food waste. The dinner will be hosted at Duck Duck Goose in Bethesda on September 28 from 7:30-10:30 pm.

La Poubelle benefits KIND (Kids In Need Distributors), which delivers school lunches to underprivileged elementary school children. Guests donate $75 for the waste-free meal and 100% of proceeds go directly to feeding hungry children. The highly anticipated dinner has already sold out. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 19, 2017 at 3:55 pm 0


1827 Adams Mill Road, NW

From Tail Up Goat’s Jill Tyler:

“We moved to St. Thomas in the summer of 1989. Just a few weeks after we arrived, Hurricane Hugo hit. Our roof peeled away from our home and we took shelter in a closet and held a mattress over our heads. I was in kindergarten.

It’s strange how you adapt, what becomes normal. We didn’t have power for months. Our roof was a blue FEMA tarp. To bathe, my parents dipped buckets on ropes into our cistern to pull up water, and we showered with cups and buckets. We used Coleman camping stoves to cook and Coleman camping lanterns for light after the sun set. We had a cooler that we kept perishable food in. My mom stood in lines outside of grocery stores to wait to get to shop from the picked-over shelves. This was life for months. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2017 at 3:55 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

From an email:

Cantina Marina is hosting “Love for Love City,” a fundraiser for St. John, USVI, the hardest hit US territory by Hurricane Irma. On Wednesday Sept. 20, 10 percent of all sales and $2 of every Painkiller (the official cocktail of the Virgin Islands) sold will go to the St. John Community Foundation, a charity set up in the wake of Hurricane Hugo in 1989.

The promotion is valid all day (11:30 to 10 pm), but an informal group of “Friends of St. John,” who’ve found each other on Facebook in the aftermath of Irma, are gathering between 4 and 9 to cry, laugh, reminisce and rally hope and funds for the future of St John. All are welcome!

So grab your friends, family and coworkers for lunch, happy hour or dinner at a restaurant whose Painkillers (yes, they are topped freshly grated nutmeg!), fish tacos and dockside location will have you in a St. John state of mind. Together we are #StJohnStrong!

Parking and transportation information here: http://www.cantinamarina.com/location.html

NOTE: the restaurant is going on hiatus in October so don’t miss this chance to show your appreciation for Cantina Marina too!**”

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