Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

So, this is a new one for me. I work in a shared workspace in Foggy Bottom that has of a lot of small offices working on the same floor of the building (mostly lawyers and similar professionals with a handful of employees). The company we rent from occasionally leases out the large conference room on our floor for all kinds of one-off meetings…but nothing as strange as what I saw yesterday.

At first, I didn’t think anything of the group of young, well-dressed people setting up in the conference room, until they started playing new age music and set up this extremely bizarre banner outside of the door. Read More

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From a press release:

“BYT Media ​ today announces dates, location and initial talent for a thrilling new edition of their project: ​Death Becomes Us – A True Crime Festival – ​WASHINGTON D.C. EDITION​. The multi day event is the second edition of the festival, which saw ​its premiere edition in Washington D.C. in 2018​ and a Spring 2019 edition in New York City. The event is expected to attract upwards of 8000 attendees at Lisner Auditorium, November 8-10th, with warm up events and content leading up to it. Read More

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courtesy KAZ Sushi Bistro

From a press release:

“In 1999, Chef Kaz Okochi opened the doors to what turned out to be one of Washington, DC’s most coveted seats and exceptional Japanese dining experiences, KAZ Sushi Bistro. This April marks KAZ Sushi Bistro’s 20th anniversary milestone. This modern Japanese restaurant is Chef Kaz’s window into creativity, where he pushes boundaries, and creates some of the most authentic yet groundbreaking Japanese dishes ever imagined. Always on the “cutting edge,” Chef Kaz works with Japanese, Western, and other international flavors to create what he calls “freestyle Japanese cuisine”–original presentations, often with a modern twist. Read More

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2000 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Thanks to Anna for sending:

“I walked by the 2000 Penn NW block yesterday and saw a Duke’s Grocery is going in! I’ve never eaten at one but hear fanatic things. Thought people would be excited about this.”

Excited we are!! Back in December 2017 we shared some details from “The team behind Duke’s Grocery in Dupont Circle and Duke’s Counter in Woodley Park Read More

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2112 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Ed. Note: Flower Child will be opening next door February 4th.

From a press release:

North Italia, the modern Italian concept from renowned restaurateur Sam Fox, will officially open in Foggy Bottom on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The new Washington, D.C. location – nearly 6,600 sq. ft in size – is located within 2112 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, a sculptural, mixed-use office and retail building situated on the most storied avenue in the city. North Italia DC, which will offer lunch, happy hour, dinner and brunch, represents North Italia’s 17th location in the U.S.

You can see their menus here.

At North Italia, the chefs use only the freshest ingredients to create modern Italian dishes for a robust selection of antipasti (daily soup, charcuterie, bruschetta), salads full of seasonal ingredients and a main entrée menu. Enjoy pastas made from scratch daily or celebrate with their assortment of house-made cocktails, expertly curated wine and local craft beers. Read More

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