by Prince Of Petworth January 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

From an email:

“Please join us on Jan. 31 from 5-8 pm to learn more about how you can design, permit, finance and build your accessory apartment.

This workshop is brought to you by Coalition for Smarter Growth, United Planning Organization and DC ADU Workgroup, and sponsored by Wall to Wall Construction.

DC homeowner workshop on how to plan and build your accessory apartment
January 31, 2019
District Architecture Center
421 7th St NW, Washington, DC (Gallery Place/Archives Metro)


5 pm – 6 pm – Open House – ask a professional about your ADU idea or plans

by Prince Of Petworth January 3, 2019 at 2:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Paul Sirajuddin

“Dear PoPville,

Last night around 9:30pm I was riding a northbound Yellow line train home and had a frightening experience. When our train came to a stop into Gallery Place we heard 15-20 loud gunshot-like bangs from the car in front of us. As the train doors opened everyone in the station and cars sprinted to an exit or dove under their seats– it was total chaos. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 17, 2018 at 10:10 am 0

800 F Street, NW

From a press release:

“Award-winning restaurateur Ashok Bajaj of Knightsbridge Restaurant Group is pleased to announce the January 2019 anticipated opening of his latest venture, Olivia, at 800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004. Olivia replaces Bajaj’s American brasserie concept Nopa Kitchen + Bar, which opened in April 2013 with excellent reviews from critics and patrons, as well as being lauded in the 2018 Michelin Guide for Washington, D.C. To give guests a taste of what awaits them in January, a daily special from Olivia’s upcoming menu will be featured during the month of December at Nopa Kitchen + Bar. Inquiring minds are encouraged to stop by the restaurant and sample tastes of what is in store for the new year, when Olivia opens in January, after a year in the making of this new concept.

Olivia, which comes from the Latin origin, meaning “olive tree”, will offer rustic Mediterranean cuisine that is inspired by the flavors of Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Tunisia, Italy, Greece and beyond. The new, harmonious menu pays homage to the many flavors and recipes sourced from the Mediterranean and Northern Africa. The menu will be comprised of a nice balance of innovative cuisine and traditional fare. A large portion of the menu will be produce-driven. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 14, 2018 at 2:40 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I unfortunately have food intolerances that require me to be on a restrictive, low FODMAP diet, in order to manage a long term digestive problem. It is NOT a lifestyle choice. Most restaurants are excellent at helping me to find something suitable. Chaplin’s Restaurant did a great job a few nights ago.

Last night I asked our server at Scott’s on F St NW (formerly Co Co Sala) if they had anything without onion or garlic, and I was told that everything had those things, but maybe the nuts and olives starter would be okay. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 14, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

Photos by Rey Lopez

Oh my God. I think it’s no secret that I was once the topped ranked amateur ping ponger on the south shore of Strong Island back in ’88. Anyway, maybe my brother could still beat me every time but suffice it to say I was pretty damn good. Which is one helluva a preface for this press release:

“This winter, the ultimate ping pong social experience will arrive in Washington, D.C. SPIN, the beloved ping pong social club founded in New York City with locations across North America, is set to deliver an unparalleled ping pong experience to the residents of the D.C Metro area. SPIN DC is slated to open its doors officially in January but will give D.C. a preview starting December 18th at 1332 F St. NW, bringing its eclectic mix of high-energy social play and love of the sport to our nation’s capital. Washington: welcome to your new offline social network. (more…)

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.


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