by Prince Of Petworth October 12, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Thought you might be interested in this house going up – a teardown of a bungalow and a build of a crazy big house, totally out of proportion to what’s around it. I don’t know the zoning laws but this is taking up the whole lot. You don’t even see the two car garage to the right.

Here is what it’s going to look like – don’t know where the lawn surrounding the house is coming from because there will be no lawn or yard when this house is done.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 22, 2018 at 9:45 am 0

5300 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Ed. Note: Another Carpe Librum opened in Union Station back in April.

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been really bummed about Carpe Librum’s Farragut location closing, so you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled across a new location in the Mazza Gallerie last night! The man working there told me they’d been open for a few weeks and are planning on making it a permanent location. Their posted hours are Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-7pm, and Sun noon-6pm. They told me they are always accepting book donations during business hours! (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth May 7, 2018 at 11:05 am 0

Greatest reuse of an old ATM space? It’s right outside the Friendship Heights metro in the same building as the Michael’s craft shop. It is beautiful. Like wheels on luggage, I can only wonder why it has taken so long for someone to invent this:

My only question is – why in the world is this thing not open 24 hours a day?!?!? Anyway, if there is any justice in this world, expect to find one near you soon!!

by Prince Of Petworth April 4, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

2nd floor of the Chevy Chase Pavilion. 5335 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Washingtonian reported yesterday:

“Maryland-based celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio has closed Range as of today.”

RANGE opened up back in December 2012.

The Washingtonian story notes: “His casual sandwich shop, Lunchbox, will continue to operate in the Pavilion.” and “He plans to open a still-unnamed restaurant within the forthcoming luxury Conrad hotel at CityCenterDC next year.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 24, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

This rental is located in Friendship Heights. The Craigslist ad says:

“$800 Studio Basement Apartment

no smoking

Basement Studio Apartment conveniently located 4 blocks from the Friendship Heights Metro Station. Full kitchen, full bath, private entrance and shared laundry. $800/month plus $800/security deposit. Utilities included. No smoking. Text any interest to set up a time to see the apartment. Thank you.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 4, 2017 at 11:10 am 30 Comments

5247 Wisconsin Ave, NW via Chads’ Facebook

Back in March we shared some scuttlebutt saying the long time, low key Chads of Friendship Heights was for sale. Apparently it sold. The Washington Post reports:

“Tony Kornheiser announced on his podcast Tuesday that an ownership group that includes himself, former Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams and TV host Maury Povich purchased Chad’s, the longtime Friendship Heights restaurant and bar.”

Well, this is either gonna be absolutely awesome or absolutely awful. Stay tuned!

by Prince Of Petworth December 14, 2016 at 10:05 am 6 Comments

Photos courtesy Kobo

From a press release:

Sushiko (5455 Wisconsin Avenue) is thrilled to announce the upcoming debut of Kōbō – a new exclusive restaurant within a restaurant – featuring an intimate multi-course kappo dining journey beginning on Thursday, December 15th from the talented team behind Sushiko including brothers and dynamic culinary duo Chefs Handry Tjan and Piter Tjan, and co-owner Daisuke Utagawa. Over a year in the making – Kōbō – is the Japanese word for “atelier” meaning artist workshop — where original art is created by hand. And although the literal translation of kappo is to cut and cook, it also means the intimate act of cooking for and in front of a guest.

Following the significant increase in the popularity of omakase experiences offered throughout the U.S., Utagawa, and Chefs Handry and Piter agreed that now is the perfect time to begin exploring the future of Japanese cuisine with the hopes of being able to introduce diners – especially Japanophiles – to perhaps the next phase or level of omakase. Chefs Handry and Piter Tjan are excited and eager to share these two new intimate and personable kappo experiences with guests featuring a 12 to 15-course tasting journey through the artisanship and collaboration that births their vision of Japanese cuisine.

Beginning on Thursday, December 15th, Kōbō will be offering 2 seating times per day for up to 4 guests per reservation, with the first seating at 6:00PM, and the second available for 8:00PM. The vegan kappo will be offered Monday through Wednesday, and the non-vegan kappo will be available Thursday through Saturday. Priced at $130 per person for the vegan kappo and $160 per person for the non-vegan kappo (tax and gratuity included), guests will be required to provide their credit card number in order to hold/confirm their reservation. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 21, 2016 at 4:36 pm 37 Comments


Ed. Note: In September we posted about the planned meeting of Neo Nazis featuring Tila Tequila among others. I don’t think people believed it at the time.

Thanks to all who sent links to this note posted by Maggiano’s Little Italy Chevy Chase:

“On Friday night, Maggiano’s in Friendship Heights was the inadvertent site of a protest that caused us to close our restaurant to protect the safety of our Teammates and Guests.

The protesters were upset because of a banquet we were hosting for a group called the National Policy Institute (NPI). This was a last minute booking made Friday afternoon, and the reservation was made under a different name, therefore we were not aware that NPI was dining with us or what the group represents. After the event, an attendee sent a tweet in which she made a “Sieg Heil salute” in support of Hitler and white supremacy. This expression of support of Hitler is extremely offensive to us, as our restaurant is home to Teammates and Guests of every race, religion and cultural background.

We want to sincerely apologize to the community of Friendship Heights for inadvertently hosting this meeting, which resulted in hateful sentiment. We want you to know that at the suggestion of one of our Guests, we are donating the profits from our restaurant sales on Friday, $10,000, to the DC office of the Anti-Defamation League, which for decades has been working to bring people together in peace and understanding.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 3, 2016 at 9:20 am 4 Comments


“Dear PoPville,

Our beloved hound dog Chewbacca ran away from a pet sitter last night in friendship heights/upper NW near MD border. Call 215-219-6343 if seen! Reward. Very sad dog parents.

Chewbacca is a sweet 2 year old black and tan hound mix. Loves people, dogs and food. Wearing navy and white collar.

Last seen 45th Street, NW and River Road. If you see Chewy, please Do Not Chase Him, Just give us a call! 215-219-6343 $$ Reward $$.”


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