11th and Fairmont Street, NW
In late July we posted about the new Pho Viet opening at 11th and Fairmont St, NW. It wasn’t clear if they were the same owners as on 14th (and the coming Bun DC opening August 25th) but Will updates us:
“I did ask them and it is the same owners. They confirmed that and told me they opened two weeks ago. It’s a small restaurant with two tables, some window seats and I believe one working in the kitchen. Had it the other day was really good.”
“We went to the new Pho Viet over on 11th for dinner. According to the young couple running it, it seems they are not actually of the same family as the other Pho Viet, Bun DC, etc.
My husband and I shared the shrimp spring rolls and each had the spicy lemongrass beef pho. (more…)
Photo by Carl
I want to tell you about a near death experience I had while riding one of those electronic scooters.
I was riding up 14th in the bike lane with a green light ahead. As I was passing by Girard St, a mid sized car traveling the opposite direction came barreling down 14th St and without stopping took a left on Girard cutting me off. Just a second from a direct impact, I jumped off the scooter and fell to the ground, narrowly missing what could have been a fatal encounter. I’m scuffed up but the situation has me pretty shaken up.
Wondering if any your readers have had similar terrifying situations on these scooters? My hunch is that the driver never saw me due to the lack of light/size of me on a scooter vs the size of a bike.
Would you ride a scooter again if you were me? (more…)
I was in a bike accident last Tuesday (August 7) around 6pm at 14th St NW and Monroe in Columbia Heights. I was cut off by a car, breaked really hard, my bike skid, and I took a pretty bad fall that ended with a bloody forehead, a bum knee, and an evening in the ER. I’m writing in because I finally got around to picking up the police report to realize that the officer did not collect information from the driver of the car and simply stated I fell of my bike, potentially “due to congestion on the road”. (more…)
The Coupe is going through some changes in the next month. We’ve had summer hours for about a month now (weekdays: 7a-2p; weekends: 7a-4p) and have been working diligently on some awesome projects that will not only better The Coupe for the customers and community, but also for our amazing staff.
On August 26th at 4pm, the Coupe will close down for just over 10 days. (more…)
2905 Sherman Ave, NW
YES Finally!! Thanks to Amanda for sending the good word on Bun DC‘s imminent opening:
“Bún DC is a family-owned restaurant serving authentic dishes from Sóc Trăng, Vietnam. Our recipes are inspired by memories of growing up and learning to cook in Southern Vietnam, and we are proud to share our culture with you at this quaint little restaurant in the nation’s capital.
Bún DC is the sister restaurant of Pho Viet–located at 3513 14th St NW, Washington, DC.”
Check out the menu after the jump. (more…)
What’s with people pissing all over my hood? Camera caught him. I keep seeing old drunk guys peeing while walking down the street or just stopping to whip it out on the sidewalk. Is this a thing all over or just Columbia Heights?”
Thanks to Elle for sending from 14th and Park Road, NW around 2pm:
“the whole lane was blocked. truck tried to go around ambulance…ended up on median”
This rental is located at 1309 Kenyon Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:
“$5595 / 4br – When in Doubt, Earn Your Prestige with Kenyon Clout
WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT THE HOME
• With over 3000 square feet of indoor living space and expansive outdoor space, this detached single family home couples the best of period detail and modern updates all in the heart of Columbia Heights, one of DC’s hottest neighborhoods. (more…)
Angelica Castañon reports:
“Someone thought it would be either funny or a great idea to remove the sod in front of 1209 Park Road and throw it onto 1207. This is why we can’t have nice things.”
1370 Park Rd, NW across the street from Giant
From an email:
“I’m writing to share the news that Sticky Fingers, D.C.’s original vegan eatery in Columbia Heights, will debut a modernized look and streamlined menu later this month. The award-winning bakery and cafe from Doron Petersan received a 2017 Great Streets Small Business Grant, and will put that investment toward the revived space. The grant is part of a competitive program that supports economic development in 13 corridors throughout the district, and assists small business owners in improving their storefronts and surrounding neighborhoods. (more…)