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“John Wall of the Wizard hangs out at Thai Chili.” inside 701 7th Street, NW via Facebook

“Dear PoPville,

My boyfriend and I ate at Thai Chili near Capital One Arena before the Caps game on October 5. We’ve eaten there sporadically before games, so the wait staff knows us. When we were there, one of the servers told us that this was their last year there and that when hockey season ended (the regular season ends in April; hopefully they’ll be playing into June), they would be leaving. Read More

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475 H Street, NW

Last week when we spoke about Starbucks closing in Chinatown – lots of folks recommended Chinatown Coffee Co. (among others) as a good alternative. And so it goes.

From an email:

“after an amazing 10 year run, we’ve decided to close our doors and move on. But not before we celebrate our fantastic run this Saturday night, October 5th at 7pm at Chinatown Coffee Co., with musical guest Collider. free admission. Donations accepted for the Patrica Handy Place for Women. Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

Thanks to Erin for passing on this upsetting report about an assault at the Navy Yard Metro Stop:

“Glad they arrested the kids but doubtful there will be any follow through. The victim broke his leg but is EXTREMELY lucky that when he landed on the third rail he hit the cover and didn’t get electrocuted. He obviously also could have been hit by a train. These kids should have been charged with attempted murder.”

Fox5 reported:

“The man, who asked not to be identified, said the attack began when a teen slapped him randomly on a train headed toward Gallery Place. He got off at the Navy Yard stop to try and identify the teen who assaulted him and that is when nearly a half dozen teens attack, shoving him into the tracks.

Metro confirmed that Metro Transit Police arrested four juveniles, who now face aggravated assault charges.”

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from Nando’s Peri Peri in Chinatown

Thanks to Daniel for sending:

“Wasn’t this the big brouhaha last week with the ANC member?”

City Paper reported on Monday:

“A Ward 7 Restaurant Will Stop Charging a ‘Dine-In Tax’ After Pushback”.

That “Dine In” charge was $9.58.

Have others noted an “Eat In” charge anywhere else?

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