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6th and G Street, NW previously home to Penn Commons

You can see Taffer’s Tavern’s menus here.

From a press release:

Taffer’s Tavern, the innovative, full-service restaurant founded by leading hospitality expert and star of Paramount Network’s Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer, has announced that it will open its first Washington, D.C. area location next to Capital One Arena on Tuesday, August 23rd. The D.C. opening marks the second full-service Taffer’s Tavern franchise location for the brand, joining its limited-menu location at FedEx Field.

“We can all agree that Washington, D.C. is one of the most vibrant culinary destinations in the world,” said Jon Taffer. “Our great food and industry leading cocktails will set new standards and excite the market. We are looking forward to welcoming the community in to experience the Tavern and to create lasting memories.”

Inspired by the quintessential neighborhood pub, a regular gathering place for locals and visitors alike, Taffer’s Tavern is designed with traditional Old-World taverns in mind, with an ambiance that is inviting, warm and comfortable, distinguished by dark woods, soft leathers, copper accents and elevated tavern food and beverage offerings. Read More


507 7th Street, NW

Thanks to Jake for sending: “The Boardwalk, which was a deeply unsuitable replacement for the late, lamented Iron Horse, appears to have closed. It will not be missed.”

Richard asks: “Did they just relocate to the Wharf, or were they running 2 locations? (Same joint, right?)”

The Boardwalk’s Wharf website says:

“Boardwalk Bar & Arcade is a brand new drinking, dining, and entertainment experience at The Wharf in Washington, D.C. Opened in February 2022, the venue is the largest indoor/outdoor bar in our nation’s capital. Read More


looking towards 7th Street, NW

Thanks to Matthew for reporting: “Mass Ave is blocked by Metro Police due to a suspicious Van in front of the Marriott Marquis.”

Update from readers: “That’s where [orange clown] is speaking today”


“Some additional context to the heightened security is that President Trump will be returning to DC for the first time since 1/20/21 and is speaking at the Marquis circa 3 p.m.Read More


700 K Street, NW

From Truluck’s:

“For one weekend only (July 14-17) Truluck’s will offer a limited-time entree of two Yucatan soft-shell crabs served deep fried on a bed of creamed spinach with grilled asparagus and onion salad finished with roasted pepper aioli for $44. An appetizer portion (one crab) will be available for $22.

If you’ve never eaten a soft-shell crab, let me offer a bit of context… Read More


via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

Last Monday (5/30, Memorial Day), around 11am, I was walking south on 8th street. At either the 8th and H or 8th and I NW intersection, a few blocks from the Chinatown/Gallery Place metro, I was looking at my phone while waiting for the walk sign to appear. All of a sudden, I felt an impact to my jaw–a man I’d never seen before had run up and punched me in the face. While I stood there in shock, a bystander quickly intervened, putting himself between me and the person who had attacked me. He told me to get away and call the police and started shouting and following the person who attacked me. Meanwhile, the person who attacked me was still shouting at me. Because of this bystander, I was able to get away without further harm.

I’m an East Asian woman, and because of the rise in violence against women who look like me, I can’t help but feel that I was targeted at least in part because of my race and gender. Read More


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