Washington, DC

20th and L Street, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Do you have any idea what motivated DC to install what appear to be permanent pylons on L Street NW at 20th, effectively making L Street one lane at that point, then reopening to two lanes once through the intersection? There was already a left-turn lane there. Takes many drivers by surprise and can’t think of a single rationale for doing it.” Read More


From the DowntownDC BID:

“The DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID) and Shaolin Jazz will host their fourth annual DowntownDC Summer Flicks – CAN I KICK IT? movie series on the recently reopened National Building Museum’s West Lawn. The outdoor, cinematic experience starts Tuesday, May 25, 2021, and will be accompanied by a social distancing lawn design.

The free movie series will run for 10 consecutive Tuesday nights from May 25 through July 27. Movies will begin at sunset and attendees are encouraged to arrive at 7:30 pm for best seating. Read More


7th and K Street, NW

Check out the menus here.

From a press release:

“The classic fine-dining Truluck’s Ocean’s Finest Seafood and Crab restaurant will finally open its doors on Saturday, May 22, at the newly renovated K Street corner at Anthem Row, 700 K Street, NW. The restaurant is a spacious two-story, 10,000 sq. ft. destination, which features a vibrant Stone Crab Lounge, sparkling chandeliers, signature red leather horseshoe booths, and elegant floor-to-ceiling views of the thriving downtown D.C. neighborhood near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Carnegie Library. Read More


1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Photo by Josh

From a press release:

“Broadway at The National will present an eight-show 2021/2022 season this fall when the celebrated subscription series returns to D.C.’s National Theatre – the nation’s oldest venue still presenting touring Broadway.

The four-show Broadway at The National subscription series kicks off in December of 2021 and is set to include TOOTSIE, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, COME FROM AWAY, and HAIRSPRAY. Season specials can be added to any package, including HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY, ALTON BROWN: BEYOND THE EATS, and RENT – THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY FAREWELL TOUR. Read More


rendering inside 800 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From a press release:

“Ashok Bajaj, founder, and CEO of award-winning Knightsbridge Restaurant Group is pleased to announce the opening of La Bise, a modern, bright, and colorful 21st century French restaurant. La Bise will open in mid-June 2021 in the former Oval Room location, at 800 Connecticut Avenue, NW, just steps from the White House. Patrons can anticipate an expanded outdoor patio, inviting bar, and an engaging, open-air kitchen with two distinctive dining room options. Read More


Photo by ToulliOh

Readers reported around 10:40pm: “Corner of 13th and Mass, csr drove into a building. Insane.”

“The building shook when the car flew right into the building on 13th and Massachusetts NW”

“watched a car drive straight into the Zen on 13th and Mass Ave NW. Tons of DC EMS on the scene”

DC Fire and EMS reported: Read More


15th and L Street, NW

I had the good fortune of getting a little preview of Dauphine’s yesterday and my God it is delicious. It is our reward. This is what we got through the hellish last year for. Dauphine’s. Delicious Dauphine’s. It is delicious in every sense of the word. The build out is absolute beautiful. The decor (inside and outside.) The service/people. And of course the food. A+. Normally I don’t like to raise expectations too high. But I’m gonna make an exception for Dauphine’s. Read More


From Black Lives Matter DC:

“Rev. George Gilbert and The Center for Racial Equity and Justice are calling for immediate action on policing. This Thursday May 6, 2021 (the Thursday before Mother’s Day) at 12PM they are calling for 1,000 mothers, grandmothers, and women on the frontlines affected by police terror to join the Hear the Cry Rally. They are coming together at Freedom Plaza to answer George Floyd’s cry for “Momma!” and demand that the President, Congress, and Senate act swiftly to address policing in America. Read More


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