Washington, DC

Photo by Geoff Livingston

“Dear PoPville,

I’m wondering whether you can ask the community about people’s experience with the airbnb ban next week. There are some foreign journalists who have had a reservation to stay at my house through inauguration week (the reservation is still active) and I’m wondering when it will be canceled as it’s supposed to be. Have others had their cancellations already?”

Photo by Joanna Hiatt Kim

From the National Park Service:

“Pursuant to 36 CFR § 1.5(a)(1) the National Capital Area is implementing temporary closures of National Park Service public facilities, parking areas and roadways in response to real and substantially likely threats to visitors and park resources. Read More


1128 H Street, NE

Thanks to Brett for sending: “Cusbah was one of my favorite Indian restaurants in DC until it closed in the fall. I randomly googled it today, and the website indicates they are reopening for delivery and takeout with a new address listed. A Twitter post from 1/1/21 indicates delivery “coming soon.” Great news!”

Their website says: “change of ownership reopening for delivery & takeout only

1299 Pennsylvania Ave NW Ste R110
Washington, DC 20004


So opening in a new location? Stay tuned.


courtesy Fainting Goat

From a press release:

“The Fainting Goat, neighborhood tavern from the Blagden Hospitality Group (Tiger Fork, Calico, Hei Hei Tiger, Hi-Lawn) is embracing comfort and soul-warming eats with DC’s newest takeout-only ghost kitchen pop-up, launching on Wednesday, January 13. “No Soup For You” focuses solely on hearty soups, nourishing stews and creative dips, accompanied by an assortment of breads, biscuits and sandwiches for soaking up all the brothy goodness.

The pandemic-born pop-up will consistently feature an extensive variety of homemade Soups ($9-$14, 16oz.) from partner and culinary director Nathan Beauchamp and Chef Sam George, rotating through the season but currently including: Read More


*not posting it because F them

A reader requests we find the find the original artist so they can repair the damage. Anyone know/have contact info for the artist who did this mural?

“It is under the 695 highway in Capitol Hill next to Garfield Park. It was Bernie as recently as Sunday afternoon, and as of yesterday was still defaced.”

Update from the Shani Shih:

“People have asked how they can help fund the restoration–folks can either purchase a print here or send funds via PayPal to [email protected] — if you think it makes sense to put this info on the page.”


January 15th 2021

Photo by Libbey Castle

Libby sends the above from the Hopscotch bridge at H Street, NE around 8am.

Photo by Reema Hibrawi

Reema writes at 8:55am: “So…this just happened. Lots of police on horses passing the Omnishore hotel in Woodley headed towards the Capitol I’m guessing”

And the video of the Guard this morning is something: Read More


From an email:

“The team behind Ivy and Coney, DC’s premier hot dog sandwich and Detroit pizza shop, is pleased to announce a new addition to their friendly confines: A Meatcar Named Desire. Need delicious locally-made bacon? We got you covered. Yearning for a district brewed beer to celebrate the return of democracy? We can quench that. In short, AMND aims to be your little market for great locally made food and drink. We’re starting with some of our favorites, but hope to progressively grow the wares on offer at AMND with items curated and created by District bartenders, chefs and artisans. Read More


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