Washington, DC

2317 Calvert Street, NW

Update: jhcvt366 writes in the comments:

“New heights is not closing permanently. They covered the bottom floor to hide the liquor while closed but plan to reopen in October. Unsure why the phone is disconnected. Spoke directly with the owner.”

Joanna reports: “Will miss their incredible gin selection!”

Unfortunately New Heights Restaurant’s phone has been disconnected. New Heights opened in 1986. Their website says:

“New Heights is a perennial, classy sight to behold anytime of year ….. especially in springtime when the lovely lines, colors and wood tones of the Gin Joint fold outside into the intimate, Patio-on-Calvert with its verdant, colorful plantings. Read More


UPDATE: “The artist is instagram user @perfectionisht and the project is his quarantine coping strategy.”

“Dear PoPville,

About 2 months ago I was walking in Cleveland Park and I found a miniature polymer clay version of “The Scream” tucked into an empty apartment promotional box. I found it delightful. Cut to ~3wks ago when I was telling this patient about my funny little find and asked “oh, you mean the one in Rock Creek?” And my brain exploded. So far I’ve physically found two but I have confirmation of 2 more around Tregaron and Klingle Valley. Read More


3001 Connecticut Ave, NW

From a press release:

“FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc., parent company of Elevation Burger and seven other restaurant concepts, in partnership with Franchisee, Yousuf Nagaria of Capitol Concessions LLC, announces the opening of a new location in Washington D.C. at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The grand opening is scheduled for Friday, July 24, 2020.

“Elevation Burger is a fan favorite in the communities surrounding Washington D.C. and it was only natural to add a location in the Nation’s Capital,” said Andy Wiederhorn, CEO of FAT Brands. “We’re thrilled to become a part of the experience that the Smithsonian’s National Zoo provides to so many families and individuals.” Read More


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