Washington, DC

4339 Connecticut Avenue, NW

From Calvert Woodley:

“On behalf of the entire CW team, I’d like to thank everyone for their incredible kindness, support, and patience while we were closed the last ten days. The many heartfelt notes we received from you meant the world to us, and we take very seriously the trust you place in us. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be open today, Monday, March 8th, at our regular time of 10:00 am. Read More


4339 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Thanks to those who messaged:

“Dear Calvert Woodley Community,⁣

We just learned that two of our colleagues tested positive for COVID-19, after being exposed to the virus through someone outside the store. The two team members had very little contact with customers or other members of the CW staff.⁣

For the safety of our team and our customers, we are closing the store immediately and will remain closed until our entire team has been COVID tested. We also contracted with a deep cleaning company to disinfect the store, February 25. Read More


4221 Connecticut Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Is Sushi Para permanently closed here in Van Ness?”

Welp, it’s not looking good. A call to the restaurant rings and rings without going to voicemail. Yelp and google list them as permanently closed:

And their website linked from their DC Facebook only lists two locations in Chicago.

Sushi Para opened in Van Ness back in January 2012 and put lots and lots of sushi in our bellies. If permanent as it seems they will indeed be missed.

Now bring back Taco Bell you cowards!!


4434 Connecticut Ave, NW

From an email:

“With the Super Bowl coming up in two weeks we here at Bread Furst are testing out the waters on our Pop-up “Alberto’s Pizza”.

In trying to come up with fun ideas for Super Bowl our head baker Ben Arnold wanted to get back to his roots and create a menu of pizza pies for Super Bowl Sunday. Ben’s passion for baking and working with dough began while he was in high school working at a local Pizza shop. With that in mind the pizza menu was a go. Since I was here as well and Ben makes a perfect Philly hoagie rolls for Cheesesteaks, the menu was set.

I have a history of making cheesesteaks and Super Bowl foods having owned Ventnor Sports Cafe in Adams Morgan for more than a decade catering to Philly fans in DC. I’ve dusted off my nacho and wing recipes and I will be manning the kitchen while Ben handles the pizza oven. Read More


4400 block of Connecticut Ave. NW at Yuma

Thanks to Wendy and Chris for sending starting around 4:30pm: “this is a sample of the large police presence and unmarked cars at Days Inn in Van Ness”

Update from Kristen: “I was there dropping off an Avis car out back- the Avis guy said they found some suspicious items in a car (he specifically mentioned gas masks)”


4422 Connecticut Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Did the Burger King on Connecticut Avenue finally close? It’s disappeared from GrubHub/DoorDash and the website says “closed” for every day of the week now.”

Not sure what’s going on with the websites but every time I walk by the Burger King has been open for take out and drive thru. STAY TUNED.

If you’ve never been blessed to see some amazing photos of the inside here.


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