Washington, DC

1732 Connecticut Avenue, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Across the Pond is reopening this Tuesday. They revamped their menu, have a new, cheaper happy hour from 3PM to 8PM and will be taking reservations. If anyone wants a spot to watch afternoon EPL matches that follows all of the DC phase 2 guidelines, this is a great place to go! The service is always great too.

Food menu here and drinks menu here.

Reopening on July 14! Read More


1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW

From The Heurich House:

“The Heurich House Museum’s historic Castle Garden opened on Tuesday, June 30th, in a new, socially distant format. [The museum itself still remains closed for now.]

Visitors can reserve a garden “pod” to enjoy the summer weather, hang out with friends, or use our free WiFi to get some work done. The garden will be open by reservation only every Tuesday through Thursday from 11am to 5pm.

A pod is a specific area of mowed lawn in the garden designated for your group only – we have measured them out so they are at least 6 feet from other pods and the common walkway. Some pods contain shade and some are in full sun. Size varies, with some pods accommodating up to 4 visitors, while others are large enough for 6 (refer to pod map below).

Reservations are available in 2 shifts: 11am-2pm and 2pm-5pm. Guests are welcome to reserve multiple shifts.

FAQs Read More


Thanks to Randall for sending: “I don’t know when it was removed, but they did a very good job of hiding the evidence.” The Society of the Cincinnati’s website says:

“The Society of the Cincinnati is the nation’s oldest patriotic organization, founded in 1783 by officers of the Continental Army and their French counterparts who served together in the American Revolution. Read More


Thanks to S. for sending from Dupont yesterday: “Just hanging out on a row house step with a piece of lettuce…”

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.


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