Washington, DC

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“Dear PoPville,

I’m hoping you can help me find a Good Samaritan who helped out my family today.

While on a short hike with just our 3-year old this morning (without her phone! or telling us where she was going!), my mom suffered a bad fall and hurt her foot. They were able to flag a car on Broad Branch Rd near 27th St NW, and this incredible woman stopped, gave my mom a mask, and drove them both home. My mom was too pained and stressed to get her name, but I’d love to get in touch to express my profound gratitude. Picking up an injured stranger during a pandemic is a special kind of selflessness, and I’m so thankful to have my mom and daughter home safe (and in my mom’s case, on her way to the ER for X-rays).”

Ed. Note: If this is you please email me at [email protected] so I can put you in touch with OP.


5534 Connecticut Ave, NW

Thanks to Ethan for sending: “Capital Crab closed in Chevy Chase. Used to be Arucola.”

If you go to Capital Crab’s website it says:

“During this time, please head to The Avenue’s website for all things Capital Crab!”

The Avenue’s (located a few storefronts away at 5540 Connecticut Ave, NW)website says:

“The Avenue and Capital Crab is a family-friendly neighborhood restaurant and bar dishing up elevated American classics and seafood in a lively, brick-walled setting. Read More


From a press release:

“Beginning today – Wednesday, July 22nd – popular pop-up Muchas Gracias (5029 Connecticut Avenue, NW) is excited to announce the launch of its new lunch service featuring a fresh new line-up of gourmet burritos and more from Executive Chef Christian Irabién.

Available from 11am-3pm Tuesday through Friday, Muchas Gracias is debuting their new line-up of burritos Read More


Thanks to Michael for sending from “in front of the Wesley United Methodist Church on Connecticut Ave NW in Chevy Chase. There were several foxes (2+) and were climbing around the playground.”

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.


“Dear PoPville,

One of the old pastry chefs that worked at China Chilcano by José Andrés got furloughed and she never got any help from unemployment so she opened her own business. A little taqueria. They’re currently popping up at little beast in Chevy chase with hopes of getting their own space. Her food is delicious. They’re popping up at little beast everyday! And also offering margarita deliveries to the whole dc area!” Read More


5010 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Nice to see some new liquor license placards getting posted despite it all. This one for Rosemary says:

“A new Retailer’s Class C Restaurant with a seating capacity of 60 and Total Occupancy Load of 60. Sidewalk Café with 15 seats.”

Obviously we’ll see what happens with the indoor seating capacity but the outdoor seating looks promising: Read More


via Bright MLS

Thanks to Grant for sending the listing for 5500 Broad Branch Road NW:

“Designed and built in 1975 by the owner architect Pierre Paul Childs , Architectural Digest proclaimed, ~He has created a graceful tower, poised among tall trees on the narrow corner site.~ The Washington Star called the house, ~~a fine example of the melding of form and function.~ Childs himself stated, ~I combined strong discipline with a bit of whimsy.~” Read More


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