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by Prince Of Petworth December 6, 2018 at 10:15 am 0


6th and H Street, NW

Thanks to Tommy for sending word. Beef n Bread opened back in September 2015 (anyone remember the old video store?). Hopefully The Washington Post’s Tim Carman is doing OK. The owner tells me that he sold to Can Yurdagul the owner behind Sushi Capitol and Sushi Ogawa so stay tuned for some sorta Sushi concept. Not clear if plans are still for Poke or not. Updates as the new spot gets closer to opening.

by Prince Of Petworth November 9, 2018 at 10:15 am 0


716 7th Street, NW

Update from Honeygrow:

“Yes, that location will close after Friday 11/16.”

Oh No, Et Tu Honeygrow? A reader reports:

“I am a frequent diner at Honeygrow in Chinatown. I went in for lunch over the weekend and the manager told me that they are closing on November 16th. Not sure for the reasoning, but I’m guessing this location was just not profitable enough. This is devastating given that we lost Shophouse not that long ago.”

Honeygrow opened up with great fanfare back in December 2016.

by Prince Of Petworth October 31, 2018 at 10:15 am 0


736 6th Street, NW

Thanks to Allegra Harpootlian for sending: “Good Wednesday surprise: Little Sesame is being built right across the street from my office.”

Back in May we posted some scuttlebutt that a Little Sesame was coming to the former Pidzza space next to the recently opened Spice-6 Indian fast casual in the former On Rye space.  Boom!

Little Sesame opened in the the former Veloce space back in late August and have had lines ever since. Check out their menu here and stay tuned for an exact opening date in Chinatown.

by Prince Of Petworth October 30, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0


via WMATA

From WMATA:

“Metro has selected L’Enfant Plaza as the home for its new, centrally located headquarters building, the authority announced today. This week, Metro will begin a process to seeking final approval to purchase 300 7th Street SW – an existing, vacant office structure – as the replacement for its current HQ, the outmoded Jackson Graham Building in Northwest.

Formerly known as the Reporter’s Building, the new Metro HQ site will be stripped to its structural concrete and completely renovated to modern workplace standards, including new commercial amenities on the ground floor to activate the streetscape and benefit the surrounding community. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 29, 2018 at 3:10 pm 0


13th between F and G Street, NW courtesy Angus

A reader reports around 3pm:

“Someone just got shot on 13th and F. Outside Banana Republic. Shooter at large. Never seen that sort of thing in the heart of downtown middle of day. Big police presence there.”

Update from the Deputy Mayor:

“That is incorrect. There was no shooting. There was an individual who fell/jumped from the building.

Another reader reports the man fell at 2:18pm.

From Derek:

“Never too early to share National Suicide Prevention Lifeline info: 1-800-273-8255. You are not alone.

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

I have to admit that I’m leaning awesome.  But in my defense, I have been drinking.  What’s the verdict?

This is the former OYA (briefly BOE) space. Back in September we learned they were shooting for a “Late 2018” opening. A peek inside revealed a lot more work needs to be done but we’ll update when they get a firm date.

Boqueria opened their first D.C. location in Dupont Circle back in 2012.

In the meantime about those signs?

You can see their menus here.

More signs after the jump. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 10, 2018 at 9:45 am 0


Photo by PoPville Flickr user Eric Spiegel

“Dear PoPville,

ZIP YOUR BAGS – Pick Pocketed at Dinner at Taco Bamba 777 Eye Street NW

Last night I met a friend at Taco Bamba at 6:15pm, by 730ish I could not find my wallet to pay for my dinner, and a subsequent check of my accounts showed all my credit cards purchased Metrocards at the Mount Vernon Metro stop around 6:28pm at the values of $103 and $104.

My bag was a tote with no zipper – warning to all ladies – ONLY use a bag that you can zip and zip it closed in public.

DC Police took the report and want to claim it as as “lost property” since I did not see someone take it despite knowing I had my wallet moments earlier and went from work a few blocks away. (more…)

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