Dan Silverman: Citizen of the District of Columbia. Photo by Hugh Clarke
And they said I’d run out of things to post about. 12 years baby!! Holy mackerel time is freaking flying so let’s lift a few to celebrate what we’ve all built together. I think I’ve been saying this since the first anniversary party but I truly and wholly believe what Prince of Petworth/PoPville has become is a result of all the great people in the community who participate. I mean everyone. From the folks who lend a sympathetic ear in the rant/revel to folks who send tips, photos, questions, advice and concerns. YOU guys have enabled this place to not only last but to thrive for 12 years. 12 freaking years. Those are blogging years too – in calendar years that like 44.
And I pledge to you 18 more years. This past year I was approached by a very respectable and well known outfit to join their team. Heads on twitter would’ve exploded. It would’ve broken local twitter for sure. But you know what, I’ve never been about that. I’ve never been about puffing my chest out. Oh look at me, look who I work for. That’s not my style. I am validated by you guys just reading the site. So I thought about what it would be like working for someone else. And I thought about what would become of the community we have built. And I admit I considered it but was ultimately like, no, thank you, I’m good here. And I’m good here thanks to you guys. For the reasons stated above and also to those who have chosen to support PoPville financially. So let me make this my big annual plea – if you are able, and you want to ensure that the community we have built together continues and continues to thrive for the next 18 years – please, please, please give what you can to our Patreon. For those who offer to buy me a pint or two – well thank you because I LOVE beer but I’d be equally gratefully if you could support us this way too, every little bit helps. I believe our long term sustainability depends on it.
So mark you calendars – November 15th we shall toast at Solly’s on the corner of 11th and U Street, NW. I’ll be there (upstairs bar) around 6/6:30pm – 10:30/11pm. Hope you can stop by! Thanks for everything, for reading, for participating, for supporting and for being an essential part of this great adventure.
Friday night around 9:30pm a reader reported at 14th and V Street, NW:
“There was a naked dude in the middle of the road. Then he was arrested. The police said K2 or PCP. Just running through traffic with super human strength.”
Whoa, what’s happening – first an American Bittern in Eckington and now a Heron/Egret/Another American Bittern?!? Thanks to Janine for sending over the weekend:
“I spotted this guy last night on T between 17 and 18. He looks like some type of heron or egret, but likely juvenile because his feathers are sticking out. He was gone by this morning and I called City Wildlife. They asked if he was hurt (he doesn’t seem to be) and said they will keep an eye out for him. Hope he finds his way.”
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.
“On Friday, October 5th, 2018, at approximately 5:45 PM, Fifth District Officers received a call for the sound of gunshots near 15th and D Streets, NE. Officers responded to the location and located an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Medical assistance was requested, and the victim was subsequently transported to an area hospital in critical condition. Two (2) individuals have been detained in reference to this shooting, and two (2) firearms have been recovered.
Anyone with information regarding this event is encouraged to call (202) 727-9099, or send a text to 50411.”
From MPD around 3am:
“The Third District Detective’s Office is currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the 1300 block of Columbia Road, NW. Third District patrol units responded to the area to investigate the sound of gunshots. Officers found two victims, both suffering from gunshot wounds. (more…)
She will get a retrospective one day. Check out the closeups after the jump. (more…)
1212 U Street, NW
Well, this should go over well.
This is the space previously home to Alphonse, which closed back in September 2016 and oh boy… The liquor license placard for the replacement restaurant to be called Brooklyn says:
“New C Restaurant serving New York and American Cuisine. Seating Capacity of 101, Total Occupancy Load of 171. The Licensee is requesting an Entertainment Endorsement and Cover Charge.”
2106 Vermont Ave, NW
“Please join us in a celebration of life for our beloved pub that leaves us before it’s time.
Duffy’s Irish Pub will lie in state from 3pm until 11pm Friday September 14th 2018. (more…)
Archipelago at 1201 U Street, NW
From a press release:
“The day has (almost) arrived! This November, Todd Thrasher, the lauded wine and spirits devotee and multi-year James Beard Award nominee, will open his highly anticipated Potomac Distilling Company and the Polynesian-style neighborhood tavern, Tiki TNT. Thrasher can’t wait for the opening day, so he’s taking over Archipelago [September 17, September 24, and October 1, 2018] and slinging 5 Tiki cocktails per night – letting the public decide the fate of each cocktail.
For the three consecutive Mondays, from 6PM until midnight, Todd Thrasher will be mixing up the finest, island-inspired Tiki cocktails to soon be featured at DC’s first urban rum haven on the riverfront. Guests will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite cocktails and provide input to Thrasher as he finalizes Tiki TNT’s menu for its opening in November. (more…)