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by Prince Of Petworth January 16, 2018 at 10:20 am 0

From a press release:

“We are excited to announce the beginning of Onolicious Poke. From creators Can Yurdagul (Sushi Capitol/ Sushi Ogawa/ Mirai) and Nuri Erol (Wiseguy Pizza,) comes an experience that will strive to be the ultimate destination for poke.

“My approach will be the same as always which is to observe the cultural values surrounding the food and deliver an experience with value.” said Can Yurdagul.

“I`m excited to bring my expertise to this project and excited to collaborate to create a dynamic team.” said Nuri Erol.

Onolicious Poke will feature freshly cut fish that will be prepared on the premises by an experienced team along with high quality rice and seaweed. Built in 2016, District House, located on 2121 H St. NW, is a versatile member of George Washington University Housing featuring residential facilities, various meeting and study areas, and now home to soon to be the best poke destination in Washington D.C.

An experience in a bowl.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 10, 2018 at 9:55 am 0


Photo by JFT

Thanks to all who messaged as it was happening – to follow breaking news on PoPville during nights and weekends – be sure to follow @PoPville on Facebook here or Twitter here. Readers messaged hearing between 3-5 shots fired.

From MPD:

“At approximately 7:40 pm tonight, MPD responded to the 900 block of 23rd Street, NW to investigate a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was conscious and breathing at reporting time. The suspect is described as a black male, about 30 years old, wearing a black sweater, a vest, and blue jeans, last seen fleeing on foot toward Washington Circle. It is unknown at this time what led to the shooting. The relationship between the suspect and victim is not known. There were no other injuries reported. This incident is currently being investigated by Second District Detectives. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call 202-727-9099.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Second District seek the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in reference to an Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun) offense that occurred in the 900 block of 23rd Street, Northwest, on Wednesday, January 9, 2018.

At approximately 7:40 pm, the suspect and victim were engaged in a verbal altercation at the listed location. During the altercation, the suspect brandished a firearm and began shooting, striking the victim. The suspect fled the scene. The victim received treatment at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect was captured by a surveillance camera and can be seen in the photos below:

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by sending a text message to 50411.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 4, 2017 at 3:45 pm 0


20th and Pennsylvania Ave, NW courtesy Duke’s

From a press release:

“The team behind Duke’s Grocery in Dupont Circle and Duke’s Counter in Woodley Park will open a new location at 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Foggy Bottom. The new location will also be named Duke’s Grocery and is slated to open in late 2018.

Fans of the two current Duke’s locations will recognize a robust brunch menu, active bar scene, creative sandwiches and sunny patio. Also featured will be the beloved Proper Burger, consistently rated the District’s Best Burger. At over 4,500 square feet, the new venture will be the largest of the three Duke’s restaurants, which will provide Executive Chef Jillian Catterton space and flexibility for more menu options. The East London-inspired menu will continue to offer seasonal salads, white truffle mac & cheese, curries, and rotating specials including Sunday Roast, lamb shanks and salt beef. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 6, 2017 at 10:20 am 0


Photos by Clarissa Villondo courtesy Laoban Dumpling

First Bindaas Indian and now Dumplings. Not bad Foggy Bottom. Not bad at all…

From a press release:

“Former consultant and venture capitalist turned restaurateur, Patrick Coyne, is pleased to announce the opening of his first fast casual dumpling concept, Laoban Dumplings, at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave, NW today, Monday, November 6. The outpost is meant to recreate the authentic and fun dumpling shop experience Coyne enjoyed in the Chinese province of Hunan while teaching English a few years ago.

“I am very excited to open this shop, which I have been envisioning for really long time,” said Coyne. “Dumplings are approachable, beloved, convenient, and comforting. Every culture has a version of them. The combination of dough and filling is something everyone is already familiar with.”

The opening comes after a string of sold-out pop-ups held around Washington, D.C., including stops at Compass Rose where Coyne debuted a khachapuri dumpling – a Gregorian-inspired bite filled with cheese and egg and pan-fried in butter; and On Rye where he featured a Reuben dumpling – a magical combination of the classic American deli sandwich with this Chinese staple. His take on the Lebanese version of a Shish barak dumpling – filled with ground beef, pine nuts, spices and garlic and served with a garlic and mint yogurt dipping sauce – was hailed by Zagat as one of the best versions in the country.

Guests can anticipate an array of dumplings that take traditional Chinese ingredients and recombine them to create new offerings. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 3, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0


courtesy Bindaas

From Bindaas:

Menu Description: Guests can anticipate savory snacks, kebabs, with vegetarian options as well as pork, fish, chicken and beef street food dishes that are easy on the wallet. A small sampling from Group Executive Chef Vikram Sunderman’s opening menu will include dishes such as Chicken Farcha Burger, marinated chicken, malt vinegar, chili and curry leaves, served on a pao bun with beet and tomato chutney; Wada Pao, seasonal vegetables, potatoes, mustard seeds and curry leaves, served with pao bun, mint and cilantro chutney; Chicken Curry, house-made chicken curry with tomatoes and garam masala, served with saffron rice as well as Vegetable Curry, seasonal vegetables with paneer, ginger, chilies and cashews, served with saffron rice. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 29, 2017 at 10:22 pm 0


2121 K Street, NW

Well this is the greatest name for a “Pizza Bar” ever. Also a pizza bar sounds amazing. HomeSlyce’s website says:

“Dine In – Hang Out – Get Delivery

Join us in one of our great Downtown Baltimore or Columbia store. Each store unique with a feel and commitment for the neighborhood. All locations offer table service, carry-out and delivery.

Downtown in Federal Hill – Mount Vernon – Canton and Columbia Maryland”

Check out their menu here. Anyone ever try them out here or at one of the other spots?

This is the former Pizza Autentica, then Sugar space next to Bobby’s Burger Palace:

by Prince Of Petworth September 14, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user bajidc

“Dear PoPville,

Thought this, GW Hospital says helipad needed to save lives, but some Foggy Bottom residents are furious, might be something worthy of discussion. Looks like the West End Citizens Association is opposed to a medevac helipad at GW (one of only two Level 1 trauma centers in DC) because of concerns “not only about the noise but also the the helicoper’s vibrations damaging their historic rowhouses.” For folks who choose to live within a mile of the White House (and near the flight path of the much larger helicopters that land on the South Lawn almost daily), this seems beyond callous and petty.

(For what it’s worth, I’m a Bloomingdale homeowner and my rowhouse–though likely less “historic”–doesn’t seem to mind the “vibrations” from the helicopters flying to Washington Hospital Center. And although helicopter noise is not ideal, I gladly accept it as an unavoidable consequence of living in DC. I wouldn’t dream of complaining that medevac flights for the critically injured disturb my beauty sleep.)”

by Prince Of Petworth August 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

You can see some renderings here.

“Address:2601 Virginia Ave
Neighborhood:Foggy Bottom
Property Type:Mixed-Use
SF:145,000 (140,000 of Residential and 5,000 of Retail)
# of Units:250
Project Status:Pre-Development
Completion Date:August 2018”

Thanks to Joan for sending: “Also – here’s a fun promo piece from back in the day (with the river on the wrong side of it…)”

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