Washington, DC

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


1513 17th Street, NW

From Duke’s:

“It’s a very busy week at Duke’s Grocery in Dupont Circle. Today, the gastropub launches a ​Pappy Van Winkle Charity Auction​ to raise money for So Others Might Eat (SOME), opens a Spirits Shop and announces plans to grill full Memorial Day Weekend platters on the patio.

For the charity auction, donors can select the Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year or the Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year. 100% of auction proceeds will be donated to SOME. Speaking of bourbon, Duke’s also opens a Spirits Shop, with kits available. For example, the Botanist Gin Martini Pack comes with two ​Stölzle ​crystal martini glasses, stainless steel shaker and deluxe stirrer. Limited edition bottles from Blanton’s, Eagle Rare and Weller are also available.

This weekend, a huge smoker takes over the front patio facing 17th Street for a traditional Memorial Day Weekend cookout. Read More


“Dear PoPville,

The Woodley Park Window Masturbator is at it again – this time on Mothers Day.  Remember, someone reported him doing the same thing in March on International Women’s Day.*  On the afternoon of May 10, I was walking north on Connecticut Avenue NW, right before Cathedral Avenue NW, when I heard someone knocking urgently on a window that was close to the sidewalk.  When I looked over, I saw a man inside wave and then he started masturbating at the window.  He had the slatted blinds pulled down so I couldn’t see his face, only his masturbating.  After this happened, I checked PoPville to see if anyone else reported this. Read More


“Dear PoPville,

It’s international women’s day today (yesterday) and what a way to celebrate. Walking to work along Connecticut Ave near Cathedral this (Sunday) afternoon a man was masturbating in an open window of his apartment. He even knocked on the window to get the attention of passers by. Of course I found it disgusting. So did the three women who were walking ahead of me. As I live in the area I pass this apartment pretty much daily. I called the police on this creep. I’m surprised they haven’t contacted me about it so far.”


Readers reported around 2:15am: “Did anyone in Columbia heights hear about 8 gunshots in a row?”

“YES.” “Ugh, yes.” “Sounds like a full clip to me (heard from 15th and Euclid St, NW)” “Yes, woke my gf and I up.”

“I called 911 for the 2:15 shooting, the dispatcher was clearly annoyed that I didn’t run to my window in the middle of a shooting to see if I could get any other details, and then I never saw any sign of the police.”


“FWIW, I heard what sounded exactly like two gun shots this morning at 4:05 am; we live in the 2700 block of Woodley Place NW (very close to the elevator for the Woodley Park metro). The apparent gun shots and subsequent laughter were captured on our security camera, but it didn’t show any actual suspicious activity.) I called it in to 911 immediately.

This is the second time we’ve heard gun shots in the last few months at our house. The last time was the incident during Zoo Lights.”


Thanks to all who reported on Saturday. Meyer wrote: “Around 9am this morning, driving up Woodley Rd and passing Reno, we came upon an incredible outpouring of dirty brown water. A water main had just broken, between Reno and 35th, and water was forcing its way up through a manhole and even the roadway itself, where the street had buckled in two places. DC fire arrived on the scene a few minutes later and WASA was en route.”

On Sunday morning Alert DC reported: “DC Water reports the emergency repairs have been completed and water has been restored to the affected customers outage in the 3200-3400 blocks of Woodley Road NW and the 3100-3200 blocks of 33rd Place NW.”

Thankfully it’s been fixed now but have to share this wild video of the break too: Read More


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