by Prince Of Petworth — May 24, 2017 at 12:30 pm 23 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric Spiegel

You gotta unmute the video below for full effect:

by Prince Of Petworth — May 23, 2017 at 12:30 pm 15 Comments

via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to alert you to a potential traffic issue I’ve been noticing more than more. There’s a very weird intersection around the southwest corner of Union Station, where the cabs/cars/buses that have dropped off people in the front come out to either Mass Ave (turning left or right) or going straight down E Street. If you look at the map, though, there’s also a small lane that comes out of First Street NE. The traffic lights are not well angled, so when the Union Station lane gets the red light, the First Street lane gets green, but I’ve seen several times cars (cabs in particular) from Union Station mistaking the second green as theirs, and driving out. What’s worse is that there are generally a lot of bicyclists in the First Street lane, and I worry eventually someone will get hit.”

by Prince Of Petworth — May 16, 2017 at 11:30 am 5 Comments


Update: Thanks to a reader for sending some photos (above), “Laduree is in the old Godiva space. Wonderful lunch items, too, such as salad in a jar.”

And I imagine Sugar Factory is none too pleased…

Opening news tweeted yesterday:

Ladurée opened in Georgetown May 2nd.

by Prince Of Petworth — May 5, 2017 at 1:45 pm 10 Comments

bike racks

“Dear PoPville,

I biked to lunch at Union Station today and was kind of appalled by the bike rack options.

There are twenty or so U-shaped bike racks outside the west side of the station (by the Chipotle) — but many of them are loose on their screws, or missing the screws altogether.

A thief could (and probably has) easily lift the rack, slide the locked bike out, and put the rack back in place. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth — May 5, 2017 at 9:30 am 6 Comments

renderings courtesy GTM Architects

From a press release:

“GTM Architects, an award-winning residential and commercial architectural firm, recently announced its work on the design of Pluma by Bluebird Bakery located at The Edison, an upscale, urban industrial mixed-use building at 391 Morse Street, NW, Washington, DC. Owners Tom Wellings and Camila Arango worked with Clare Marino and Katlin Pless of GTM Architects on a design that embraces the hip vibe of the new building, while also capturing the culture and quality Bluebird Bakery is known for.

Slated to open in early summer, Pluma by Bluebird Bakery, a brand new café concept, is located within the 28,000-square-feet ground level retail space in the 178-unit apartment complex. With a mix of imported, handmade Colombian tile, as a homage to Arango, rustic wall panels, Lambert & Fils pendants first scouted on Pinterest and varying shades of blue, GTM incorporated all elements of design on the owners’ wish lists, as well as well-executed form and function into the new bakery. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth — April 20, 2017 at 10:05 pm 10 Comments

Photo by Farrah Skeiky

From a press release:

“The Dolcezza Gelato Factory and Coffee Lab re-opens its doors for the season Today, April 14th. Since its opening three years ago in March 2014, the retail portion of the DC Gelato maker’s hub closes during the winter, and re-opens upon the start of spring.

Photo by Farrah Skeiky

This time, the Factory opens with a new addition: Milkshakes. The drinks all have a gelato base, and some are inspired by flavors or copettas (gelato sundaes) guests have already enjoyed at our various locations. The opening menu of milkshakes ($8 each) includes:

Lemon Pound Cake
Lemon pound cake pieces, meyer lemon sherbert, whipped cream, candied lemon zest

Coffee & Cookies
Stumptown Hair Bender espresso gelato, stracciatella-covered biscoff cookies, whipped cream

Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Vietnamese cinnamon gelato, Cinnamon Toast Crunch pieces, whipped cream, cinnamon powder

The Factory is the only location to find milkshakes, and there may be new flavors or menu changes in the future.

In addition to milkshakes, the cafe will continue to offer coffee service and gelato. Because guests are enjoying Dolcezza at the source, the gelato at this location is served shortly after it is spun, and the menu features our greatest hits and newest flavors. For our opening weekend, that menu includes:

Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Indonesian Vanilla Bean, Coffee & Cookies, Vietnamese Cinnamon

Meyer Lemon

Clementine, Grapefruit Hibiscus

The Dolcezza Gelato Factory also retails pints and push pops of our gelato and sorbet, Stumptown Coffee, Paisley Fig snacks, and Dolcezza merchandise when available.

HOURS: Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday

11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.”

dolcezza_factory 550 Penn Street, NE
550 Penn Street, NE

by Prince Of Petworth — April 20, 2017 at 11:30 am 11 Comments

1309 5th Street, NE

From a press release:

“TasteLab, a Culinary Incubator in NE DC, launched a marketplace at Union Market on Tuesday, April 18th. The marketplace features an eclectic mix of food and beverages made exclusively by the over sixty-five small businesses that produce their products at TasteLab. The Grand Opening Celebration will occur over the weekend of April 22nd & 23rd and feature tastings and product demos.

courtesy TasteLab

“Not only will this marketplace allow us introduce all of these incredible products and entrepreneurs to the thousands of people who visit Union Market on a daily basis, but we will be creating a new revenue stream for our members and in some cases, putting them on their first shelves,” said Ryan Hansan, Founder of TasteLab. (more…)


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