by Prince Of Petworth July 15, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

617 H Street, NW

Thanks to Jake for sending word:

“Went to get some much needed late night Chinese food last night at my favorite sit down Chinatown spot and was greeted with some very sad news! Ming’s in Chinatown has closed.”


As many of you are aware, we have lost our lease due to the upcoming redevelopment of the property. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 25, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

801 9th Street, NW

Read the whole thread here.

by Prince Of Petworth June 21, 2018 at 3:45 pm 0

425 11th Street, NW. Photo by Barred in DC

White Apron opened up in the former Chapters Literary Bookstore space just south of E Street back in 2013. Thanks to Barred in DC for letting us know:

“Downtown sandwich spot White Apron closed earlier this month after a little more than 5 years in business. Too bad, solid sandwiches and super friendly and quick service.”

Updates when we learn what becomes of the space.

by Prince Of Petworth June 6, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

This rental is located in Chinatown. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1675 Brand new everything in DC bedroom avail immediately come tour

Private room fully furnished available now for 6mos lease or more.

Bedroom is very nice comes with full sized mattress and bed, nice linens from Parachute, nightstand, closet, more. There’s also a shared living room with large comfortable sofa and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and everything done to the nines.

Furnished means ready for you to move in. So: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth June 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

777 I Street, NW

From a press release:

“Award-winning D.C. chef and restaurateur Victor Albisu announces a June 19 opening for Poca Madre, his high-end, contemporary Mexican restaurant adjacent to the Chinatown location of his wildly popular taqueria, Taco Bamba.

While Taco Bamba Chinatown delivers on the big menu, no-frills, rock & roll ambience that earned the Northern Virginia suburban locations cult status, Poca Madre is a juxtaposition in form and function. The elevated design, from the garden patio to the intimately lit dining room, complement a polished menu and mezcal-driven bar program unlike anything else diners will find in D.C.

“There’s so much more to Mexican cooking than what we typically see in the States,” Albisu said. “Some of the discoveries we made in Mexico while on research trips, first for Taco Bamba and later Poca Madre, just blew me away. I had to find a way to bring those flavors back to D.C. From centuries-old palenques in Oaxaca to chic, contemporary fine dining in Mexico City, there is so much going on that’s worth the spotlight, and I’m doing my part to shine on it.”

Menu and Inspiration (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 31, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

First, let me say that although I am not a hockey fan, I AM very excited for the Capitals! I just have questions. Starting yesterday, MPD had blocked off 6th St NW from H to E St, and F St NW from 5th to 7th. My understanding is there isn’t even a game here until Saturday, so… what is all this stuff? Will it be like this until the hockey is over (which I hope will end with a celebratory parade)?”

It’s cause we have the greatest fans – the scene outside Capital One Arena Last night (where there are viewing parties):

From MPD:

“The 2018 Stanley Cup Final, began on May 28, 2018, and the series has the potential to last until June 13, 2018.

The Metropolitan Police Department wishes to advise the public of street closures in conjunction with the 2018 Stanley Cup Final: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 23, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

701 7th Street, NW

Back in February we learned that Arosto Pizza was coming to the former Sushi Go Round space in Chinatown. Some more details from a liquor license placard posted:

“New Class “C” family-owned and operated restaurant that will serve pizza; offering over 15 signature pizzas, fresh salads, and world-class sandwiches served on bread that is baked to order in a stone hearth pizza oven. The restaurant will have 40 seats and a capacity of 99 inside, along with a Summer Garden with 30 seats. Total Occupancy Load of 129.

Check out Arosto’s Virginia menu here. Updates as they get closer to opening.

looking towards 7th Street


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