Washington, DC

301 Water Street, SE

Thanks to all who passed on from Whaley’s:

“We are excited to share that we are passing the reins at Whaley’s to our good friends and chefs Gerald Addison and Chris Morgan, who are embarking on their first solo project after leaving critically acclaimed Maydan.

Not many folks know how our story in this business began, but Dave and Nick worked a decade ago to help begin development in The Yard’s neighborhood. And years later, they were lucky enough to open Whaley’s, their own place dedicated to our region’s rich seafood culture.

Dave and Nick are so proud of the team who worked tirelessly to create Whaley’s since the doors opened in May 2016. There are too many people to name individually but we’re proud and grateful that so many have been with us since day one. They are the lifeblood of the restaurant. Read More


“Aged Ramen Noodles from Nishiyama”

From an email:

“Please find a personal letter from Mr. Takashi Nishiyama, President of Nishiyama Seimen Co., Ltd. in Sapporo, Japan that directly addresses the recent comments made by a commenter, Joshua Hamilton, disputing the authenticity of Hatoba’s Sapporo-style ramen.

Daikaya Group partner and native of Tokyo, Japan Daisuke Utagawa wanted to take this opportunity to directly address the comment made in the recent PoPville article highlighting the opening of Hatoba, and furthermore to help educate both Joshua and readers on the history behind Sapporo ramen and Nishiyama Seimen Co., Ltd. where Daikaya Group continues to receive custom ramen noodles from of which are featured at all of their celebrated restaurants throughout the District – Daikaya, Haikan, Bantam King, and Hatoba.

In response to the following comment from Joshua Hamilton:

Having lived in Sapporo for more than ten years and make a living doing PR work for Sapporo’s most famous Ramen company, I have to say that this shops menu does not reflect Sapporo ramen authentically in any way!
Come for the real thing instead of some half baked notion of what they think it is.

“Early Days at the Nishiyama Ramen Factory”

“Dear PoPville,

My name is Takashi Nishiyama, and I am the President of Nishiyama Seimen, a noodle company based in Sapporo, Japan.

I was glad to see your recent article about the new ramen shop HATOBA, with whom our company has had the pleasure to collaborate. I was surprised, however, to see a baseless comment in response to that article. I believe it was written by a reader who is unaware of the history and traditional culture of Sapporo ramen.

The ramen that HATOBA serves is authentic Sapporo ramen, created in partnership with our company. The staff of HATOBA flew to Sapporo several times, and along with my staff, created the ramen at our company’s development office.

Sapporo ramen is a culinary culture that was born in the 1950s as a result of conversations between ramen shops in Sapporo and their customers. Miso ramen, which is now popular throughout the world, was born in 1955 in Sapporo. Read More


Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.

“Dear PoPville,

I was riding in to work yesterday morning around 8:30am on 4th street, headed SE towards Navy Yard, when someone doored me. The right side of my body slammed into the door, I flipped over the door, and landed on my left side. My bike seat completely turned and my tires need to be looked at for repairs.

Police arrived on the scene, and I was taken to the ER by ambulance. I am lucky to say that I was able to walk away with some bruising on my ribs and legs and a fractured elbow. Read More


From a press release:

“Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), founded by restaurateur and industry leader Danny Meyer whose portfolio features some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, bars, and cafes, has announced ​Anchovy Social​, the accompanying rooftop bar set to open atop the forthcoming Thompson Washington D.C. hotel at The Yards. The bar will open this winter in tandem with Roman-style seafood restaurant Maialino Mare, USHG’s first foray into fine dining outside of New York. Read More


Thanks to Crystal for sending: “National Cathedral keeps being awesome!”

From the Nationals:

“For the first time since 1933, Washington D.C. will host the World Series as the Washington Nationals continue their 2019 Postseason run, starting with Game 3 of the World Series on Friday, October 25 at 8:07 p.m. The World Series continues on Saturday, October 26 with Game 4 also set to begin at 8:07 p.m. If a Game 5 is necessary, it will be played at 8:07 p.m. on Sunday, October 27. All games against the Houston Astros will be televised exclusively on FOX. ALL GATES will open at 5:00 p.m. for each game. Fans are encouraged to plan ahead and arrive early in order to enjoy the pregame festivities. Please see below for ceremonial first pitch details.


To honor the Nationals bringing baseball back to D.C. after a 33-year absence, Chad Cordero and Brian Schneider of the inaugural 2005 Nationals will throw and catch the ceremonial first pitch on Friday night. Read More


Ed. Note: It’s certainly not life or death but I’m also curious where you guys weigh in? I tend to agree with OP that residents should be given dibs for both nights before inviting guests. You guys?

“Dear PoPville,

I am a huge Nats fan, and after their win last night its looking like we could potentially win the World Series on Saturday night. Given how much I love the Nats, I choose to hand over thousands of dollars to live next to the stadium. Usually not worth it, but the chance to watch the World Series from my rooftop is once in a lifetime.

However, 1221 has now decided that residents can only pick ONE night to watch from the roof, we need to RSVP, and oddly enough we can bring two guests. Again, for only ONE game though. If I want to see Friday I can’t go on my own rooftop Saturday. Read More


label for “86 Years is a hazy double IPA double dry-hopped with Galaxy”

Here’s one from Bluejacket (300 Tingey Street, SE): “The Navy Yard brewery will tap a brand-new double IPA for the occasion: 86 Years. A reference to how long it’s been since a Washington baseball team has made it to the World Series, 86 Years is a hazy double IPA double dry-hopped with Galaxy – it’s a juicy fruit bomb of a brew that shows intense notes of passionfruit, peach and orange, and it goes on draft Tuesday in time for Game 1. Plus, we’ll have the following food + beer specials available during watch parties for all away games:

$5 Cans
Solidarity Brew 2019 – Kellerbier
Controlling Interest – Golden Ale

$5 Drafts
Turning Road
For The Company
Object Lesson
Palace at 4am

Cheddar & Togarashi Popcorn $4
Smoky Onion Rings with curry mayo $5
Fried Chicken Bites with fermented chili aioli $7
Peel & Eat Shrimp with old bay, charred lemon aioli $12
Short Rib Nachos with beer cheese, black beans, pico de gallo, sour cream $10”

Standby for many more. With likely late hours too.

From ABRA:

“Congratulations to the Washington Nationals for sweeping the 2019 National League Championship Series and clinching their first trip to the World Series!

If you are an ABC licensee interested in hosting a Watch Party or related event and want to extend your approved hours of operation, you must file a One-Day Substantial Change Application. Read More


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