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by Prince Of Petworth April 16, 2018 at 10:22 pm 0

From a press release:

“Chaia, the elevated fast casual brand that brings farmers and street food together through vegetables, announces that it has signed the lease for its second location, slated to open later this year. Called one of the “50 Best Taco Joints in America” by Business Insider , Chaia’s new restaurant will open near Mount Vernon Triangle at 615 Eye Street NW.

Chaia launched in 2013 as a beloved “farm-to-taco” stand at DC area farmers’ markets, whose popularity led to the opening of its Georgetown shop in 2015. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 13, 2018 at 11:45 am 0

This unit is located at 460 New York Ave, NW. The Bright MLS listing says:

“PRIME MOUNT VERNON LOCATION IN CHIC BOUTIQUE BLDG! Top flr urban oasis w/ sweeping city views to Natl Cathedral! Floor-to-ceiling windows, wide plank HW flrs, 10′ ceilings, SS appls. & quartz counters. Built 2015. BR w/ W.I.C., stacked W/D unit. Lobby w/ concierge, 360 roof lounge w grills. Across from 24/7 Safeway & blocks to City Center, restaurants, 2 metros! Parking space & storage unit.”

You can see more photos here.

This 740 square foot 1 bed/1 bath is going for $535,000 ($566 monthly fee.)

by Prince Of Petworth March 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm 0


777 I Street, NW

From a press release:

“Nearly five years after opening the award-winning South American steakhouse, chef Victor Albisu is replacing Del Campo with two Mexican concepts. Taco Bamba, his wildly popular counter-service taqueria, will have its first permanent D.C. home in the front bar and dining room, while the back dining room and patio will welcome Poca Madre. Albisu’s first upscale Mexican concept will offer a refined menu for dinner only.

“Del Campo has had a great run at 777 I (EYE) St., but the success of the Taco Bamba lunch counter made me think it’s time for a change in this space,” Albisu said. ” When I first opened Taco Bamba in Falls Church my goal was to introduce people to a different side of Mexican food, respecting the classics, but also showing off how cool and creative the cuisine could be. Poca Madre is going to be a more upscale experience, but the goal is similar. There are very few refined contemporary Mexican restaurants in the U.S. and none in D.C. I want to bring a different kind of Mexican experience to the District.”

Poca Madre and Taco Bamba in Washington, D.C. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 9, 2018 at 2:40 pm 0


7th and New York Ave, NW

From a press release:

“On Monday, March 19, The Capital Burger will officially open its doors in Mount Vernon Square, elevating how Washingtonians experience the burger ritual, and leverages the steak and wine expertise of The Capital Grille. The Capital Burger believes that the classic American burger, when well-crafted, is as fine a dining experience as any. To celebrate opening day, the first 100 guests to dine for dinner will receive a gift bag as a thank you. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth March 2, 2018 at 4:20 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

A preemptive answer to why is there so much traffic and/or such a heavy police presence at the Convention Center.

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department and the Department of Transportation would like to inform the public of street closures in conjunction with the American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC) on Friday, March 2, 2018 through Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

The following streets will be closed from Friday, March 2, 2018, at approximately 7:30 pm through Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at approximately1:00 pm:

L Street, between 7th & 9th Streets, NW”

by Prince Of Petworth March 1, 2018 at 11:15 am 0

Ed. Note: Check out their menu here.

From a press release:

“The Capital Burger (1005 7th Street NW; 202-638-0414) joins Washington’s exciting restaurant scene this March, opening in Mount Vernon Square, convenient to the buzzy Shaw neighborhood, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and downtown’s bustling central business district. The 150-seat restaurant will offer a menu of specialty and classic burgers paired with a world-class wine program in a modern, comfortable dining room and vibrant lounge perfect for gatherings large and small. The Capital Burger will provide Washington diners a familiar, elevated service and a keen sense of hospitality – an extension of its legendary sister restaurant, The Capital Grille on Pennsylvania Avenue.

The result is a classic meal fit for an epicure; a luxury burger experience.


French Onion Burger courtesy The Capital Burger

General Manager Matt Jaffe is currently recruiting a staff of 60 who will prepare and serve an all-day menu focused on the beloved American ritual – burgers. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth February 23, 2018 at 11:20 am 0


650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Mary reports:

“They pealed the stickers off Maison Kayser’s windows this morning at 650 Mass NW. website says the store will open on 2/28.”

Their first location at 1345 F Street, NW opened February 8th. Anyone take an early taste?

“In addition to its world-renowned bread, both Maison Kayser locations feature an array of French pastries and viennoiseries including their award-winning baguettes, pain au chocolat, and best-selling almond croissants, a selection of grab-and-go items, and a French style sit-down café. The same commitment to sourcing and using quality ingredients extends to Maison Kayser’s café, which offers a decadent menu of French, seasonal favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests will be able to enjoy Eric’s favorite French staples including Croque-Madame, Boeuf Bourguinon, Gratinée à L’Oignon, and Poulet Sauce Suprême aux Champignons, smaller bites like the classic Rillette de Canard, Salade Niçoise, and the Traditional Alsatian Quiche; as well as a variety of signature coffees, teas, and fresh juices.

Maison Kayser is open seven days a week from 7:00am – 10:00pm Monday-Friday and 8:00am-8:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.”

Check out their menus here.

by Prince Of Petworth February 8, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0


photo from the PoPville archives

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

A man living in a converted carriage house in a Mount Vernon Square alley told Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6E/Shaw February 6 that he had to have his important mail delivered to a friend in Virginia “because my faith is so low” in the postman’s ability to find his house. (more…)

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