Washington, DC

1780 Columbia Road, NW

Back in May we heard some faulty scuttlebutt about the Line Hotel possibly not reopening, which their manager quickly refuted and the good news is that they’ve reopened today:


COVID -19 UPDATE: We are now open and our top priority is the health and safety of our guests and employees. We are following the guidance of health authorities and government requirements to provide a clean, safe, and comfortable experience for all.”

Last week Eater DC reported:

“A Rake’s Progress, the high-priced, local-sourcing Mid-Atlantic restaurant that brought James Beard Award-winning chef Spike Gjerde to D.C., has permanently closed after two and a half years of business on the top floor of the trendy Line hotel in Adams Morgan.”

Fortunately The LINE DC still reports:

“With two restaurants, a rooftop bar, and a coffee shop (see also: in-room delivery), the LINE DC offers dining experiences at every hour of the day.

Erik Bruner-Yang’s lobby-situated Brothers And Sisters and his Michelin Bib Gourmand-awarded Spoken English take cues from around the globe.”


Photo by Ted Eytan

“Dear PoPville,

Have you heard anything about the legality of renting Airbnb properties during the Stay-at-Home Order? We live next to one that is doing a lot of business right now for large groups of people throwing parties. Seems to contradict the spirit of the lockdown and was wondering if this was a problem in other parts of the district too.”

From Airbnb:

“The month of May brings with it many moments worth celebrating for District residents — from high school and college graduations to Memorial Day weekend festivities.

Under typical circumstances, Airbnb empowers our hosts to set House Rules on events and parties that are appropriate for their communities. However, these are very different times, and public health must come first. To that end, we have previously announced that we will not allow for hosts to authorize parties and events in regions where current public health mandates prohibit events and gatherings. As Mayor Bowser has extended the city’s stay-at-home order through May 15, our new policy means we are not allowing any type of party in D.C. until this order is lifted.

We want to be very clear — not only will we ban guests who attempt to throw an unauthorized party in a D.C. Airbnb listing, we will be cooperating with MPDC in any investigations relating to parties and violations of public health mandates, consistent with our Terms of Service. Read More


inside 1143 New Hampshire Ave, NW courtesy Yours Truly

Ed. Note: This is also the previous home to the Illy Coffeehouse.

From Yours Truly:

“Hello D.C.,

It’s us — your neighbors from the inviting new hotel in the West End. You know that feeling when you first meet someone and you instantly know you’re going to be great friends? Well, that’s how we feel about you. We love your personality and vibe, your foods and flavors, your history and unique stories…and we are so excited to move into the neighborhood this March. Look, we know we’re not all from here but we hope to be accepted as of here, and get to spend some quality time with you.

We’re beyond excited to see what the future holds for us in and around the city, as we get to know each other better. Between aimless walks, drum circles and farmers markets around Dupont, ceramics classes, shopping in Georgetown, live music, and locally-rooted eats around 14th St., it already feels like every day together will be an adventure!

No matter what you need – we’re here for you. Yeah we’re a hotel, but we’ve traded out a lobby for a living room, and a conference room for a kitchen. We have a cafe front porch, and a vibrant backyard and outdoor garden. We even have live music, a DJ booth and selection of vinyls because music is the best kind of medicine after a busy day. So whatever you need we got you! And did we mention that we also have delicious food? Try our new dining concept Mercy Me by D.C’s award-winning restaurateurs Andrew Dana and Daniela Moreira of eateries Call Your Mother & Timber Pizza, with a mouth-watering culinary program led by Executive Chef Johanna Hellrigl, formerly Executive Chef at Doi Moi and beloved D.C. beverage director Micah Wilder. Of course the space is insta-ready, that’s a given.

More than anything, we want you to know that our house, truly is your house … warm, light-filled and inviting, with a contemporary take on a brutalist architecture and bohemian aesthetic style, washed in sunlight and soened by pastoral décor, plant life, and ornate detailing – delivering a refreshing vibe true to DC’s past and present. Oh, and we love pets! So your furry friends are more than welcome too.

Come ready to hang, ready to experience, ready to engage in dialogue. Whether you’re visiting from out of town and looking for a one-of-a-kind stay, or a busy Washingtonian looking for a fun spot to work from during the day, and an excuse to set your “Out of Office” replies by night.

We invite you to come in, rest and expect the unexpected. This space is yours, truly.

Your pen pals,
Yours Truly DC

Ps. Did we mention we love pets?”


1201 K Street, NW. Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan

From a press release:

“Eaton DC has announced their decision to go beef-free for the month of October 2019. The hotel has decided to make this change in response to the record-breaking fires destroying the Amazon rainforest and the effect on the lives of her indigenous residents. Record fires are raging in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, with more than 2,500 fires currently burning. They are collectively emitting huge amounts of carbon, with smoke plumes visible thousands of kilometers away. The growing number of fires are the result of illegal forest clearing to create land for farming. Fires are set deliberately and spread easily in the dry season. Read More


hahaha oh man thanks to Tim for sending:

“Saw this parked in front of the Air and Space Museum this afternoon. I looked them up on line and it’s a rolling hotel.”

From Wikipedia:

“Rotel Tours is a German tourism company, a subsidiary of the Georg Höltl GmBH & Co. KK in Tittling, Germany. Read More


1120 22nd Street,NW

Thanks to Brent for sending: “Coming soon to the West End Ritz”

Their liquor license application says:

“New Tavern that will be a members-only club to store valuable wine and have wine tastings. Serving meats, cheeses, breads and light fare to be brought in from neighboring restaurants.Total Occupancy Load is 199.” Read More


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